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lanson place hotel hong kong conciergeEvery Monday, we’ll post the answer to the previous week’s “How Much Is This Hotel?” quiz. Play along with future hotel guessing games by subscribing to our blog (top right).

We have a winner! The correct answer to last week’s How Much Is This Hotel? contest is $347 (2,700 HKD). With her guess of $327 a night, Kathy Jensen had the closest answer without going over. She has won an IndependentTraveler.com T-shirt.

The room pictured in Friday’s post is a superior room at the Lanson Place Hotel in Hong Kong. This boutique property offers a range of studios and suites (the room we chose is actually the cheapest at $321 – $347 a night), all including kitchenettes — ideal for families or for travelers who want to save money on restaurants by cooking for themselves. The hotel is located across the street from Victoria Park in the Causeway Bay area of the city. Read more about the Lanson Place Hotel in Hong Kong Essentials.

Check back this Friday for another shot at winning a prize!

— written by Sarah Schlichter

With a lobby on the 103rd floor and a rooftop bar on the 118th, the brand-new Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong puts a whole new spin on the term “a room with a view.” The ultra-luxe property, which opened on Tuesday, is now the world’s highest hotel; its 312 guestrooms and suites overlook Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island from a height of some 1,600 feet. (A nice perk: Telescopes are available in all suites.)

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Dining options at the hotel include the Italian restaurant Tosca, Tin Lung Heen (for Cantonese cuisine) and the Chocolate Library, where chocoholics can indulge in everything from savory dishes to chocolate afternoon tea. And don’t miss the 116th-floor spa, where you can savor the view through floor-to-ceiling windows while you indulge in a variety of therapeutic treatments. (Afraid of heights? Slap a few cucumber slices over your eyes and you’ll be just fine.)

ritz carlton hong kong tosca italian restaurant

ritz carlton hong kong ozone bar

Rates are nearly as sky-high as the hotel rooms. The best deal we’ve seen so far is the special Introductory Package, valid through the end of April — you’ll pay about $500 a night for a single-occupancy room with buffet breakfast.

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Learn more about Hong Kong in Hong Kong Essentials.

— written by Sarah Schlichter