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Hong Kong is a sizzling mix of East meets West, where the door to Asia opens to a neon world of economic power, high fashion and extreme cuisine. But its the citys architectural skyline that fixes onto the memory of all who travel herebest seen from the heights of these luxurious suites.
By Scott GoEtz

PRIVAtE PooL AnD VIEW

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Presidential suite Key selling points | this Presidential Suite is the largest in the city and was designed to give guests an IMAX experience of Hong Kong. Built over the harbor, its dramatic setting includes an expansive 2,500-square-foot rooftop terrace with private infinity swimming pool and Jacuzzi. standout services | the butler can arrange everything from private yoga and tai chi sessions to private tailoring. style | contemporary with Asian influences, by HL Lim of LtW Design Works, 2006 special amenities | Artwork created by Beijing Long Mai Gallery, Edelman leather upholstery, linens by christian Fischbacher, bathroom amenities by chanel, 65-inch Sharp Aquos LcD tV, Bose and iPod entertainment systems square footage | 7,000 number of rooms in suite | ten number of bathrooms | Five and one half-bath number of rooms and suites in hotel | 495, including 92 suites Whos slept here? | John travolta, Japanese pop star Ayumi nightly rate | $11,228 location | 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon Contact | Managing Director Jean-Jacques Reibel, 852-2721-1211; hongkong@interconti.com; www.intercontinental.com

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PEnInSULA SUItE LIVInG AREA / PEnInSULA HonG KonG

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Presidential suite Key selling points | Located on the top floors of the Grand club accessed by two private lifts, the suite commands spectacular panoramic views where guests can enjoy en-suite treatments from the Plateau Spa. the dining room seats 10 to 12 people and includes a baby grand pianoperfect for entertaining. standout services | Recently a guest of the suite chartered a private helicopter to Macau for a day trip and took the suites personal butler as his tour guide. style | natural hues, by Ann Li Koh, 2002 special amenities | Loccitane bathroom amenities, Ploh beddings, 42-inch plasma tV with DVD, cD and VcR players square footage | 3,064 number of rooms in suite | two number of bathrooms | three number of rooms and suites in hotel | 549 Whos slept here? | Bill clinton, Jose carreras nightly rate | $7,095 location | 1 Harbour Road Contact | General Manager Gordon Fuller, 852-2588-1234; hongkong.grand@hyatt.com; hongkong.grand.hyatt.com

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the Peninsula suite Key selling points | Unabashed opulence dominates this residence on the 26th floor of one of the worlds most historic hotels. Designed to be the most spectacular suite in Hong Kong, it boasts an immense master bedroom with a marble bath, a fitness room, a private study and more. standout services | After one guest left his wedding suit at the hotel, Peninsula colleagues flew to Bangkok to deliver it. style | European with subtle oriental influence, by Richard International and Alison Henry Design, 1994 special amenities | Frette linens, 24-hour chauffeured Rolls-Royce, 24-hour butler service square footage | 4,111 number of rooms in suite | Six number of bathrooms | two and one half-bath number of rooms and suites in hotel | 300, including 54 suites Whos slept here? | Sir Elton John, tom cruise nightly rate | $8,772 location | Salisbury Road, Kowloon Contact | General Manager Rainy chan, 852-2920-2888; rainychan@peninsula.com; www.peninsula.com

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Presidential suite Key selling points | this sanctuary on the 43rd floor, part of Hong Kongs tallest building, reigns over the city with wallto-wall windows overlooking Victoria Harbour and Kowloon. the oversized master bedroom and sitting area, formal dining room, marble bathroom with spa tub, glass-walled rain and steam showers, and wellness room with massage bed provide a magnificent home high in the sky. standout services | catered private dinners from Lung King Heenthe only three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Hong Kong style | contemporary Asian, by Wilson & Associates, 2005 special amenities | Bulgari bathroom amenities, Frette linens, Bang & olufsen sound system square footage | 3,430 number of rooms in suite | Six number of bathrooms | one and one half-bath number of rooms and suites in hotel | 399, including 54 suites Whos slept here? | Jackie chan nightly rate | $6,450 location | 8 Finance Street, central Contact | General Manager William Mackay, 852-3196-8888; generalmanager.hkg@fourseasons.com; www.fourseasons.com
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the Penthouse Key selling points | this modern flat on the 40th floor offers heavenly views across Kowloon and Hong Kong, dark-wood floors, modern furniture, state-of-the-art technology and authentic chinese art that invites entertaining. standout services | one guest asked the concierge to write a letter in chinese to convince a chinese womans parents to allow them to marry. style | trendy sophistication, by cyS Associates (Hong Kong) Ltd., 2004 special amenities | Artwork by zeng Hao and Sun chuang, Aveda bath amenities, Frette linens, Bose surround-sound system, onkyo amplifier square footage | 1,700 number of rooms in suite | Five number of bathrooms | one and one half-bath number of rooms and suites in hotel | 665 rooms and 58 suites Whos slept here? | Prominent international business leaders, Asian film stars nightly rate | $1,935 location | 555 Shanghai Street, Kowloon Contact | General Manager Shaun campbell, 852-3552-3003; shaun.campbell@langhamhotels.com; hongkong.langhamplacehotels.com

PRESIDEntIAL SUItE LIVInG AREA / ISLAnD SHAnGRI-LA

PRESIDEntIAL SUItE LIVInG AREA / KoWLoon SHAnGRI-LA

PRESIDEntIAL SUItE MAStER BEDRooM / ISLAnD SHAnGRI-LA

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Presidential suite Key selling points | this suites fabric-covered walls, wood panels and creative plant arrangements exude an elegant, homey air. Highlights include two sitting rooms, a dining room, a study, a kitchenette and a master bedroom with a 35-inch plasma tV complete with bedside controls for the sliding curtains. standout services | Butler services by award-winning hotel employee Edward Wa style | contemporary Asian, by Bilkey Llinas Design Limited, 2003 special amenities | Loccitane toiletries, white marble master bathroom with gold fittings, Jacuzzi bathtub with LcD tV square footage | 2,422 number of rooms in suite | Five number of bathrooms | two and one half-bath number of rooms and suites in hotel | 700, including 30 suites Whos slept here? | Sultan Ismail Petra, count Jacques RoggePresident of the International olympic committee nightly rate | $2,435 location | 64 Mody Road, Kowloon Contact | General Manager Stefan Bollhalder, 852-2721-2111; stefan.bollhalder@shangri-la.com; www.shangri-la.com/kowloon
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Presidential suite Key selling points | Make yourself at home in this corner suite that boasts 180-degree views of the harbor and a spacious dining room with hand-painted chinese murals. the splendor continues in the bedroom with more hand-painted murals above the bed and a white marble bathroom. standout services | one guest requested modifications to the suite including dismantling doors and installing carpeting and a barbers chair. style | contemporary Asian, by Leese Robertson, 2005 special amenities | Frette bed linens, pillow selection, Acqua di Parma bath amenities, 56-inch LcD tVs, Bose entertainment system, limousine service, personal butler square footage | 1,840 number of rooms in suite | Five number of bathrooms | one and one half-bath number of rooms and suites in hotel | 565, including 34 suites Whos slept here? | Prince charles, Margaret thatcher, tony Blair, Angelina Jolie, Luciano Pavarotti, Vivienne Westwood nightly rate | $4,360 location | Pacific Place Supreme court Road, central Contact | General Manager Darren Gearing, 852-2820-8301; darren.gearing@shangri-la.com; www.shangri-la.com/island

MAnDARIn SUItE MAStER BAtH / MAnDARIn oRIEntAL, HonG KonG

PRESIDEntIAL SUItE MAStER BAtH / LAnDMARK MAnDARIn oRIEntAL

MAnDARIn SUItE LIVInG AREA / MAnDARIn oRIEntAL, HonG KonG

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Presidential suite Key selling points | Lovers of modern chic interiors will find themselves at home in this extravagantly hip suite that combines revolutionary technology with extreme comfort. Set in the nucleus of Hong Kongs fashion and commercial district, the in-room spa offers a prime post-shopping retreat. standout services | In-room bath menu, in-room shopping from Harvey nichols style | chic contemporary, by Peter Remedios, 2005 special amenities | Frette linens, Aromatherapy Associates bath amenities, Apple-iMac G5 desktop, 55-inch LcD HDtV square footage | 2,000 number of rooms in suite | Four number of bathrooms | one number of rooms and suites in hotel | 113 Whos slept here? | John Legend, Alicia Keys, christina Aguilera, Venus Williams, John Woo nightly rate | $5,804 location | Landmark complex, central Contact | General Manager Anthony costa, 852-2132-0188; ancosta@mohg.com; www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark

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the Mandarin suite Key selling points | the double-height ceiling, striking antiques and handcrafted pieces offer a home befitting ancient chinese royalty. With a wet bar in the living room, a dining room that can seat 16 and a wraparound balcony, this is an ideal spot for elite entertaining. standout services | the concierge was once requested to provide 888 white roses. style | Ancient chinese opulence, by Lim teo Wilkes, 2006 special amenities | Gerard Da Henderson murals, a framed Qing Dynasty court robe, Bang & olufsen audio technology square footage | 3,143 number of rooms in suite | Four number of bathrooms | one bath plus one couples spa and steam room number of rooms and suites in hotel | 502, including 68 suites Whos slept here? | Princess Diana, Bill clinton, tom cruise, Kate Moss nightly rate | $5,804 location | 5 connaught Road, central Contact | General Manager Jonas Schuerman, 852-2825-4837; www.mandarinoriental.com

EXtREME WoW SUItE LIVInG AREA / W HonG KonG

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extreMe WoW suite Key selling points | Revel in the citys enchanting skyline and views of Victoria Harbour from the 400-square-foot, Swarovski crystal-bedecked bathroom complete with bathing pool, shower, steam room and 20-inch LcD tV. standout services | Guests of this suite have exclusive use of an Audi Q7 during their stay. style | Whimsical yet opulent, by nic Graham & Associates, 2008 special amenities | Bang & olufsen audio entertainment, 65-inch plasma tV with DVD, in-room aquarium, Bliss bath products square footage | 2,200 number of rooms in suite | Five number of bathrooms | one and one half-bath number of rooms and suites in hotel | 393 Whos slept here? | Jackie chan and singer natasha Bedingfield have both been spotted at the hotel. nightly rate | $5,800 location | 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon Contact | Director of operations Benoit Racle, 852-3717-2781; benoit.racle@whotels.com; www.whotels.com/hongkong
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