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The Tallest Hotel in the World Also Has Free Internet

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  Site Where: 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
March 29, 2011 at 3:31 PM | by | ()

Everyone has been oohing and aahing today over the newest tallest hotel in the world--The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong--which is without a doubt a seriously awesome property.

Not only is there an infinity pool on the 118th floor but there's also three restaurants on the 102nd floor, a full-on CHOCOLATE LIBRARY on the 103rd floor, a Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA on the 116th floor and a 10,000-sq.ft. ballroom that is dripping in diamond chandeliers.

Each of the 312 guestrooms in the hotel have jaw-dropping skyline views of Hong Kong, Nespresso coffee makers and 42-inch flat-screen TVs with Blu-Ray players.

But best of all staying high in the sky will get you free WiFi! (See here under Guest Rooms and Suites.) This is a crazy departure for Ritz-Carlton who typically charges guests a lot of in-room internet but here, it's totally free. Finally!

Rates at the hotel start around $580 a night but if you book the hotel's Grand Opening Package, you get daily American breakfast for two, a two welcome cocktails at the OZONE bar on the 118th floor and HKD 888 credit to use in the restaurants or the spa. That package is good through May 31st and starts at HKD 4,888 a night. Or roughly, $627 a night. Now, all we have to do is find a way to get to Hong Kong.

[Photo via Daily Mail]

Archived Comments:


My guess is the WiFi is free because most of Hong Kong's other 5-star hotels happily offer free & fast WiFi. If the Ritz-Carlton didn't do something as basic as this, in such a tech-advanced city, that it'd be so ridiculous as to be laughed at. Now the question is do they have their own Apple app and in-room ipad/ipad Touch? That's what's trending now in HK.

free wifi

free wifi in the room as well?
free wifi prevails in Hong Kong 5-star hotels, could it be an indicator of internet demand inelastic? Hotels in New York Metro City only offer complimentary wifi access in lobby but not in room which generate a great amount of revenues.

not surprised

At 580 bucks a night they are entitled to throw in free wifi I reckon.

you sold me on...

forget wifi... i'm interested in the chocolate factory! Just kidding... but at $600 a night, free wifi is like, obvious... Looks incredibly beautiful by the way, just imagine the views at night.


Smart move on the Ritz-Carlton's part. I stopped questioning the costs of add-ons at upscale hotels long ago, but in a city like Hong Kong it just doesn't make sense anymore to charge extra for internet in such a fast-paced business setting.