Hong Kong certainly has no shortage of luxury hotels. But if you’re traveling to the city with your kids, staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is a can’t-miss experience. Many thanks to The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong for partnering with us.
1. The Ritz-Kids check-in experience
The fun started as soon as we arrived for check-in. Much to our girls’ delight, the front desk staff greeted them by name (“Which of you is Sean and which of you is Ella?”) and surprised them with plush lion backpacks. In addition to activity books, the backpacks contained bracelets that granted them complimentary ice cream anywhere in the hotel.
2. The Ritz-Kids Night Safari
When we arrived at the room, our girls were excited to find a big tent set up in a corner of the room. When we told them they could sleep inside it, they were even more thrilled!
This is part of the Ritz-Kids Night Safari experience. Inside the tent, there’s a plush mattress made up with The Ritz-Carlton’s silky-smooth signature linens. This all makes for a roomy, comfortable place for kids to spend the night.
3. The view from the 113th floor
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong’s location on floors 102-118 of a towering skyscraper makes it one of the world’s highest hotels. This elevation also offers guests truly unparalleled views of Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbor. Hands down, you’re not going to get as good of a view from any other hotel in Hong Kong.
We stayed in room 113-32, one of the hotel’s Grand Seaview Rooms. It was hard to capture the panoramic effect of the view in a photo, so here’s a video tour of the room:
4. A bathroom outfitted for kids
When it comes to outfitting the bathroom for little ones, the Ritz-Kids program goes far beyond the usual kid-sized bathrobes and slippers. Though of course, those are provided too. The hotel provides special kids toothpaste and toothbrushes, along with a set of bath gel, shampoo, conditioner and lotion suitable for babies. The grown-ups get luxurious Asprey products.
5. The personalized bath tub drawing
At the time we were making the reservation, the hotel staff had asked us what the girls’ favorite cartoon character was. I told them the girls loved Hello Kitty, and I was curious to see what they would do with that information.
When we saw the bathtub, we were amazed to find that they had hand-drawn a special Hello Kitty greeting for the girls with washable markers!
6. The Club Lounge
The Club Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is a fantastic space, wrapped with windows overlooking Victoria Harbor. While hotel lounges usually bill themselves as offering light refreshments, this Club Lounge serves full-on meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cocktail hour is popular here too, with delicious appetizers to accompany the drinks.
7. The scavenger hunt
One of the goodies in the plush lion backpacks the girls got was a map of the hotel’s main attractions. Kids are encouraged to visit each of the sites to have their map stamped.
Once they’ve collected all the stamps, they can turn their maps in for a prize: an adorable little plush lion!
The girls loved their little lions so much they couldn’t even stand still long enough for me to take a non-fuzzy photo!
8. The free Tesla shuttle
If you’re staying in a room with Club Lounge access, you can enjoy complimentary drop-offs anywhere within Kowloon in the hotel-owned Tesla Model S. This in and of itself is a mini-adventure for the kids. Here’s a video of our girl’s first ride in the Tesla:
9. The epic afternoon tea
Hong Kong is famous for its afternoon tea options, and one of the best the city has to offer can be found at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. Before the food even arrives, the experience is already incredible because the floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views of the Hong Kong skyline.
10. The pool
The showstopper at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is undoubtedly its swimming pool. Perched on the 118th floor, this is one of the highest pools in the world and offers the same spectacular views of Hong Kong’s harbor. The pool area also has two hot tubs: one indoors and one outdoors. Enjoying a dip in the outdoor hot tub on the deck is a must-do while you’re at the hotel.
Many thanks to The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong for partnering with us. We received a complimentary accommodations and meals. All opinions are our own.
About Carmen Sognonvi
Carmen Sognonvi is a luxury family travel content creator at Top Flight Family, named a top 10 family travel Instagram account by Time Out New York and Brit + Co. Her insights on travel have been featured in The Washington Post, INSIDER, Huffington Post, Wanderlust Travel Magazine, TravelPulse, HOTELS Magazine, and more. Carmen firmly believes that you can (and should) travel with your kids from a young age. She offers families practical solutions for travel, as well as tips on how to travel in luxury for less. She lives in New York City with her multiracial and multicultural family of four. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
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