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In Hong Kong: For a surprise, Ritz-Carlton or W?
Lucky, et al — As a birthday present, I am taking my mother to China and Hong Kong in early March. It’s her first time to Asia, my umpteenth. She’s an octogenarian, of unsteady gait, but healthy from the knees up. I’m burning through a combination of points and cash but want her to enjoy the best of the region that I can afford.
My specific question is, for a one-night birthday splash-out in Hong Kong, would you recommend the Ritz-Carlton or W? I’ve been to the rooftop bar at the former, and I know the hotel location is a little awkward (though good for subway). I have not been to the W, which is nearby. Both hotels are same point valuation (60k) and I have a pretty good idea of what to expect at R-C, but is the W a good alternative? She doesn’t normally stay in high-end hotels, so I want her to be blown away by the pampering. She’s not going to enjoy a party scene if noise levels are pervasive at W. Open to other Bonvoyag-y options.
The other places we are staying, 2-3 nights each, include:
Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street
Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View (the first 2 nights in HK)
Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden
IMO, I would stay at the Ritz over the W. and I like the W.
I think for your mom it would be a better fit. Service on the club level was exceptional (for us anyway) if you decide to splurge.
I second the Ritz.
Our 3 night stay was amazing. some of the best service Ive had. Club level is definitely worth the splurge( love the local complimentary limo service) if you’re gonna be stationary and utilize it alot.
Make sure your mom doesn’t get vertigo staying that high up for both the W and the Ritz.
PS Tin Lung Heen has the best cha siu bao I’ve ever tasted.
Thanks, Cal and Yaboobie (and for the cha siu bao recommend). Anyone speaking up for the W?