The Rosewood
Courtesy The Rosewood


Hong Kong, China

Since being named CEO of the Rosewood Hotel Group in 2011—when her family bought the Texan hotel brand—38-year-old Sonia Cheng has led an impressive expansion, with seven new hotels in Asia alone. But the brand’s newest location, in Cheng’s childhood home of Hong Kong, may be its best yet. The property (with rooms starting at about $580 a night) bills itself as a “vertical private estate”: while a traditional estate might be surrounded by landscaped gardens, outdoor space and greenery will be distributed throughout the Rosewood’s 43 floors. Five of the hotel’s planned eight bars and restaurants are open, and guests can enjoy local delicacies at the Legacy House restaurant, followed by a drink and live jazz at DarkSide. —Amy Gunia

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