Travel + Leisure Readers’ 3 Favorite Hong Kong City Hotels of 2024

The best Hong Kong city hotels in our annual “World’s Best Awards” survey for 2024.

<p>Courtesy of Regent Hong Kong</p>

Courtesy of Regent Hong Kong

Superlative views that vie for attention from all angles, a sky-high standard of service, and a dynamic dining scene that rivals the best culinary offerings on the continent — this is Hong Kong, a beguiling, 426-square-mile metropolis that’s home to some seven million residents. These assets, which make Hong Kong, Hong Kong — one of the most-visited cities in the world — also happen to be what earned the three hotels in this year’s World’s Best Awards survey top marks. And after one of the strictest pandemic-fueled border closures, “Asia’s World City” and its crop of luxury hotels are eager to show travelers what they’ve been missing, with spruced-up interiors and brand-new restaurants.

How Voting Works

Every year for our World's Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Over 186,000 T+L readers completed the 2024 survey. A total of more than 700,000 votes were cast across over 8,700 properties (hotels, cities, cruise lines, etc.).

Hotels were classified as either resort hotel, city hotel, inn, or safari lodge based on their location and amenities, and they were specifically rated on the criteria below:

  • Rooms/facilities

  • Location

  • Service

  • Food

  • Value

For each characteristic, respondents could choose a rating of excellent, above average, average, below average, or poor. The final scores are averages of these responses.

What Readers Loved

It’s official: After a three-year, pandemic-induced hiatus, Hong Kong is back in our annual World’s Best Awards — and its showing is stronger than ever. The city took longer than others to dust off its border closures, but despite this pause, two big-name properties found their way back on this year’s list. At No. 2, the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, has stayed a city stalwart for six decades, though that doesn’t mean it’s outdated: In 2021, the property unveiled an impressive top-floor Japanese izakaya with panoramic city views, and that’s to say nothing of its two Michelin-starred venues, Mah Wah and Mandarin Grill + Bar.

The Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong (No. 3), also in the Central District, was productive during the pandemic, too, revamping its rooms and suites. While it doesn’t have as many years under its belt as the Mandarin, it does boast one of the city’s best pools, showcasing panoramic views of Victoria Harbour. As for the No. 1 spot, this went to a property one T+L reader called “a rare haven of discreet luxury.” Read on to find out more.

The Winner

Regent Hong Kong

<p>Courtesy of Regent Hong Kong</p>

Courtesy of Regent Hong Kong

“There is really no place else like this,” wrote one T+L reader of Regent Hong Kong, a beloved hotel in the city’s Kowloon region that made its much-anticipated return last year after a dramatic two-year transformation. The property’s plum position right on Victoria Harbor, facing both Hong Kong Island and the glittering skyline, makes for transfixing views. Add to that a serene interior design and it’s enough to make you forget you’re in a city of about seven million people, according to T+L editor Susmita Baral. But it’s not just about appearances. “The food is top-notch … The pool and spa area are inviting and fabulous. The rooms are very comfortable,” wrote another T+L reader. Speaking of food, it has it all, from exceptional buffets to a Michelin-starred venue with Cantonese cuisine. It’s no wonder the Regent is not only the top place to stay in Hong Kong, but also one of the best hotels in Asia (No. 2) and the world (No. 6), according to two other lists on the World’s Best Awards.

The Full List

1. Regent Hong Kong

Reader Score: 99.33

2. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Reader Score: 96.27

3. Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Reader Score: 91.76

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