Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Low Floor or High Floor at the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

At the time the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong opened in March of 2011, the hotel was the tallest and the highest in the world. The lobby starts at the 102nd floor. The rooms make their way up through to the spa and bar on the 118th floor.

And with all that, you are asked if you want a low floor or high floor at the time of booking. 103 stories up must be the highest low floor request.

If you're looking to enjoy the view, do not stay here during winter. Every day we opened our curtains and it was like looking out the airplane window. At night, we caught brief seconds of light below as the clouds blew by.

Aside from the disappointing view, my only other critique is that the hotel needs to provide better Airport Express service. A highlight in traveling to Hong Kong is the convenience of their public transportation. The Airport Express is the best way to get to IFC or ICC hotels.

Everything else was as expected from a brand new Ritz. Clean, comfortable, great service, and a perk - a suite upgrade!

If you can't see the slide show, check out my Flickr album: Ritz Carlton HK

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