It’s not easy to highlight a place you love so much in a just nine photos. During our most recent stay at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, my daughter and I were honored to take over the hotel’s Instagram account to showcase how we usually spend a day there.
While our day was packed full of hotel-based activities, in reality, when in residence we have a tendency to stay close to home, literally, because it once was our home.
We kicked off our day with buffet breakfast at Blue Bar.
The Blue Bar transitions to a hip meeting spot for after-work cocktails in the evening with a complimentary light appetizer buffet. They also make my favorite lychee martini in the world. Since you get the entire shaker, it’s like 2.5 delicious martinis in one!
Next, we wandered the hotel to try to select one of the many floral arrangements to showcase. With so many to choose from, this took much longer than one might think.
I saw the florist once or twice throughout the four years we lived in the hotel. It was as if new arrangements appeared by magic once a week or so. I could have easily filled the entire day’s Instagram feed with hotel flowers, alone.
Resistant to change, I admit to initially not being keen on a new and improved nail bar. It replaced the room inside the spa where I’d been having my nails done for over a decade (I go every year when we visit). We were hosted by the nail bar for manicures and after stepping inside, I immediately changed my views… because look at this one.
This isn’t your average nail bar. In addition to a panoramic view, they’ve elevated the experience by offering complimentary drinks (champagne, even) and healthy snacks during treatments. The products used are top-of-the-line and the decor is absolutely lovely. It’s the type of place that I would love to exist near my home (it doesn’t).
With perfect nails dried, we headed two floors down for lunch at Lung King Heen, the hotel’s 3-Michelin-star Cantonese restaurant.
If you are ever in Hong Kong, make a reservation to dine here because this is some of the best Chinese food in the world. The menu is extensive but staff recommendations are helpful to those who aren’t very familiar with Cantonese cuisine. During the weekdays, the lunch set menu is an excellent option, too.
My daughter’s birthday was just a few days away, so the restaurant sent her dessert dim sum with a candle. Having been born in Hong Kong, she self-identifies as Chinese so this was a particularly big thrill for her.
After a few minutes of rest in our lovely Harbour View Suite, we were set up in a cabana and hit the heated pool. I tread water and swim here for much-needed exercise while my daughter plays.
While clouds hovered, April in Hong Kong is actually incredibly pleasant weather-wise. I was hoping to take a more dramatic shot from the brand new Hong Kong Observation Wheel during golden hour when the light bounces off the skyscrapers. But, I think the clouds got in the way.
Nevertheless, my daughter quite enjoyed our 20-minute spin around the wheel during our outing.
By this point, I was becoming sensitive to sending so many photos out in a single day, but I did forget to showcase the hotel’s Executive Club (which I will tell you about in another post) which is where we watched the sunset over a cocktail for me and watermelon juice for her.
While the breakfast and light supper buffets are full of good local and international offerings, including a fresh noodle bar, I had a hankering for Hainanese chicken rice.
I usually eat Hainanese Chicken Rice, the Alaskan King Crab salad and birchermuesli multiple times throughout my stay in addition to other amazing dishes. Like other Four Seasons Hotels, it is a pleasure to dine in the hotel.
One day, I’ll make a collage out of the photos I’ve taken in this spot over the years.
I adore this hotel and look forward to a return in about 11 months (not that we’re counting or anything). Be sure to follow me at @lajollamom and the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong Instagram at @fshongkong.