It was a complete thrill for my daughter and I to take over Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s Instagram account between April 21 – 23. During this timeframe, we showcased family-friendly Hong Kong and why we book into this luxury hotel each year.

To give you a quick overview, it is the flagship hotel of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and responsible for my family’s current love of the brand. Since opening in 1963 a wide range of dignitaries, politicians and celebrities have walked through its gorgeous black marble lobby. We have an over-a-decade-long history here and all three of us love it for different reasons. My husband laid his head in Hong Kong first here (lucky guy lived here for over a month), it was a social hub for us during five years of Hong Kong residency and my daughter is such a fan of everything from the automated curtains to the fresh honey dew juice. I adore its elegance and the fact that they do everything well, as you will soon see.

Follow Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong on Instagram to keep up with this five-star hotel’s latest news (and food… the food is amazing here). Here is a recap of our fun takeover!

A little about things to do in Kowloon with kids here:

Some of the many amazing treats we find in our room:

A trip to the Big Buddha:

A little about kid-friendly necessities in the hotel and nearby:

Tips for visiting Hong Kong Disneyland:

Our favorite dishes at the hotel:

A visit to Man Mo Temple within walking distance:

Finding green in Hong Kong:

And, finally, a fun birthday surprise for my daughter in our hotel room:

Excited? Need to learn as much as possible about the hotel and Hong Kong right now? Read my post about Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong with kids.

See you on Instagram!

This walkway connects Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong to the Prince's Building in Central where there are loads of kids' shops and conveniences that make a family vacation easy.

Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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