Written in May 2014 for HotelTravels.com
Are you in need of some retail therapy? If the answer is yes, then Hong Kong the perfect destination for you. With an array of glamorous hotels waiting for you to check in, whether you’re searching for rejuvenating spa packages or cosy beds these hotels have the best facilities to help you relax after a Hong Kong shopping spree.
Located in the business district is the five star Island Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong, with Pacific Place shopping and entertainment complex close by, you won’t have to go far to start your day of spending. The hotel is well known for its extensive range of wellness facilities which include a steam room, swimming pool and gym. On Hong Kong Island, a short ferry ride from the city centre lies The Upper House Hong Kong, a five star hotel with stunning interiors and subtly elegant rooms. Further west you’ll find The Flemming, a stylish boutique hotel located in Wan Chai. The hotel contains modern, tech-savvy amenities and is ideal for those travelling on business.
Hong Kong’s streets are bursting with markets, chic boutiques and high class shopping malls so wherever you’re staying you won’t have far to travel. Hong Kong Island has numerous shopping areas, starting with City Plaza, a family mall with every day shops and the island’s only ice-skating rink. For an eclectic mix of Japanese and European fashion head to Causeway Bay and explore the Fashion Walk streets or if you’re intrigued by 28 floors of outstanding brands, Horizon Plaza is the place to go. Definitely don’t miss out on Stanley market, a popular tourist attraction with penny-saving treasures.
Tsim Sha Tsui is the harbour area full of markets, luxury malls and snack-stops where you’ll find handicrafts, international brands, fancy technology and humorous souvenirs. Stroll down Canton Road to the famous Harbour City, or escape the bustle into the spacious iSQUARE mall before stopping for a bite to eat.
When hunger calls, Hong Kong Island has a mix of local delicacies, fast-food joints and fascinating eateries. Aberdeen has the world’s largest floating restaurant, and Murray House was moved brick at a time to the Stanley Waterfront. Whilst in the main city, Ashley Road is home to numerous cuisines and Kowloon City is perfect for Asian specialities.