The Langham, Hong Kong

​Amidst Hong Kong’s modern hustle, The Langham manages to combine the flavour of two lost empires. Its décor harks back to the elegance of Victorian-era London.

Amidst Hong Kong’s modern hustle, The Langham manages to combine the flavour of two lost empires. Its décor harks back to the elegance of Victorian-era London, and its flagship restaurant, named after the Tang dynasty, serves some of the world’s best Cantonese food.

Because of its utterly urban location, the hotel makes the most of its interiors to draw your attention inward. Enter a world of white shutters, dazzling bathrooms, pastel carpets and cushions, Wedgewood china, Nespresso machines and even (fake) fireplaces beneath marble mantelpieces. The Brilliant Beds really are just that, making for a truly memorable stay. The 498 stylishly appointed rooms and suites feature every modern convenience and an undeniable timeless elegance.

Savour a variety of delectable dining experiences, from the 3-Michelin star Cantonese fare at Tang Court to seasonal land and sea favourites and New York deli staples.

Should you feel the need for some rejuvenation, there’s the cosy Chuan Body + Soul spa, which promises to focus on physical and spiritual areas that need tweaking. There’s also a fitness centre, and an open-air heated pool (plus hot tub) where free yoga classes.