Even in a city with so many world-class hotels, the Peninsula manages to stand apart from the rest, an oasis of old-world glamour—opened in 1928 and the flagship for the luxury Peninsula brand—with Kowloon and harbor views that'll make you feel like you own Hong Kong. Rooms are high-ceilinged, apartment-like suites with freshly renovated interiors. All rooms are furnished with chic, residential-style elegance and have been updated to feature new guest-oriented technology, including multiple bedside adapters, LED touch-screen wall panels (available in five languages), interactive digital tablets, and wireless phones with complimentary VOIP long-distance. Eating and drinking options range from fine dining in the Philippe Starck–designed Felix and Swiss classics in the chalet-style Chesa, to reimagined afternoon-tea service in the lobby and cocktails in the swank Salon de Ning. There's also a pool and fitness center, and, as with all Peninsulas, a top-of-the-line spa incorporating Asian healing traditions. It all comes together with impeccable service, and—for those not minding the bank—can be accented with experiences like private helicopter tours and dim sum "journeys."