Perched on the harbor in Kowloon near the famed Star Ferry Terminal, this Deco-era hotel (not only is it Hong Kong’s oldest, but the location gives the entire hotel group its name) got a tech-y upgrade a few years ago with state-of-the-art TVs and touch-screen in-room lighting systems. Ask for a harbor suite for prime views of brightly lit Hong Kong Island. Bonus: if you book your airport transfer through the hotel, you’ll be picked up in a tricked-out Mini Cooper, Rolls Royce, or if you’re lucky, one of the fourteen Rolls Royce Phantoms. While they whisk you into the city, you can pre-order your room service upon arrival—no guarantees it will stave off jet-lag, but the lobster bisque soothes after a long flight. Keep an eye out for the Chinese lions and door gods painted on the doors at the entrance: According to Chinese tradition, they guard against evil spirits.

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