Sticking to the luxe interior theme favored by the Mandarin Oriental Group, The Landmark is a gorgeous, five-star property with an opulent edge. Prices are high at the hotel but you get what you pay for in terms of first-class service, eclectic drinking and dining options and some of the biggest, most ostentatious rooms in the city. The hotel attracts a chic, fashionable crowd, who probably appreciate its location attached to the designer Landmark Mall.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The hotel has a commitment to sustainability with its own filtered water system, eschewing plastic where possible throughout the property.
Most mere mortals will never get the chance to experience the 900 square foot Entertainment Suite and its array of gadgets and computer consoles that complement its palatial splendour but that’s okay because at The Landmark, standard rooms feel like something of an unobtainable treat. Spanning 600 square foot, the regular rooms are decorated in caramel tones and have separate living spaces.
Every room has a yoga matt so guests can perform their morning salutations to the sun in comfort.
Glam bathrooms are spacious enough for two and feature sunken tubs and walk-in showers as standard.
The sleek, grand lobby is a space to people watch from one of the array of sofas set against walls decorated with glass boxes showcasing designer goods.
A small indoor pool complements the luxurious spa.
The Oriental Spa is comprised of 15 treatment rooms that offer an array of Western and Chinese therapies. A full traditional hammam, various steam rooms, ice pools, Pilates and yoga studios are housed over two floors.
A high-tech gym has an impressive range of cardio equipment and weights.
The Landmark’s restaurants are a chic affair, with the French-leaning Amber a highlight for fine dining. MO Bar is romantic cocktail bar by night, intimate breakfast bar in the morning.
New York transplant, PDT (Please Don’t Tell) brings Manhattan speakeasy vibes to the ground floor. The famous New York bar has a novel entrance through a phone box in a hot dog joint and the Hong Kong location offers a similarly fun entrance that we won’t spoil.
Located in Central, low in the rising foothills that stretch up to the Peak, The Landmark is well-placed for all things Hong Kong. There are plenty of restaurants close by, the nightlife of Lan Kwai Fong and the shops of the neighboring Landmark Mall. Central Station is a three-minute walk away.
Get out into the city and sample the local fine dining options. Try Pierre (6-minute walk) for stunning French cuisine at nearby sister property the Mandarin Oriental, or Lung King Heen (16-minute walk) for Chinese fine haute cuisine at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Sultry, intimate izakaya bar Keyaki (8-minute walk) is the perfect complement to the American equivalent you’ll find in the shape of the hotel’s PDT. After whisky, move onto Champagne (and lobster if you fancy) at Bisque (8-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
Much hipper than the nearby Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark plays to its popularity with a younger, fashionable crowd with a relaxed atmosphere running throughout its public areas. We love PDT bar, the amazing spa, and the grandeur of the oversized rooms, which lack for views but nothing else. Stylish yet unpretentious, it’s a classy five-star hotel in Central.