The best hotels to network and chill in... Hong Kong, including digital release massages and 'woke' creative hubs

Lee Cobaj
At Hotel Eaton's heart is a large free-flowing co-working space sporting murals by up-and-coming artists, a screening room, a music studio and an office dedicated to the Justice Centre Hong Kong

Hong Kong is beautiful and exciting. With 170 years of trading under its belt, it's one of the world's most important financial centres, banking powerhouses and centres of fashion, where deals are brokered around the clock – if there's one city in the world set up for business it's this one. From the restrained elegance of well-established hotels to the string of independents, there is marked movement towards meeting the needs of the modern business traveller through workshops, events and treatments and facilities. Whether you’re a Ferragamo-footed high-flier, a suited and booted executive, a hoodie-wearing digital nomad or a cool creative customer, there's a hotel to suit your needs. Here's our pick of the best modern business hotels in Hong Kong.

the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Hong Kong

9Telegraph expert rating

The ICC (International Commerce Centre) in which The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is situated is a gigantic, unmissable 118-storey exclamation point at the end of the Kowloon peninsula. It can do the intimate – like impressing big wigs with a power lunch at two Michelin-starred Tin Lung Heen, located on the 102nd floor – and the extravagant, hosting multi-media events in its 500-seater crystal-clad ballroom. Expense account-permitting, book a Club Level room for 24-hour access to the swanky Club Lounge (pictured) and its library, meeting rooms and incredibly generous offering of food and drink (easily one of the most generous in Asia). Read expert review From £298 per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental hotel, Hong Kong

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Hong Kong

9Telegraph expert rating

This is where the fashion set frolic when they come to Hong Kong (it was said to be one of Giorgio Armani's favourite hotels) and is the kind of hotel where every member of staff knows your name (and how to pronounce it) before you've even checked in. Needless to say, its meeting rooms offer a little something different from the usual. Book a space and it can be scented with aromatherapy oils, catered with wellness cuisine, with break times that include stretching, yoga and meditation. The spa has a divine digital release massage that works on creaky hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, backs and necks. Read expert review From £343 per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Eaton Hotel Hong Kong

Eaton Hotel Hong Kong

Hong Kong

8Telegraph expert rating

One for 'woke' business folk. This pulsing creative hub prides itself on its liberal principles (its Eaton D.C. sibling is a self-proclaimed anti-Trump hotel) and is part of a growing trend of hotels with a social conscience. At its heart is a large free-flowing co-working space, Eaton Workshop, sporting murals by up-and-coming artists, a cool cocktail bar, a screening room, music studio and an office dedicated to the Justice Centre Hong Kong, an NGO which works to protect refugees. Fliers posted around the hotel invite guests to attend speaking events, film screenings and art exhibitions here. In the design savvy 1970s-esque rooms there are cork boards on the wall and copies of the International Declaration of Human Rights on the bedside table. Read expert review From £63 per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Four Seasons Hong Kong hotel, Hong Kong

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Hong Kong

9Telegraph expert rating

If you have a C in your title or at least six zeros at the end of your bank statement, this is the sophisticated business hotel for you. It's a hop and a skip from the financial district, Central Ferry Piers and Airport Express train, with pinch-me views of Victoria Harbour (best savoured with a glass of Merlot from the 45th-floor Executive Club Lounge). Power breakfasts happen in The Lounge, power lunches at three Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Lung King Heen and marriage proposals in Caprice (also with three Michelin stars). Downtime doesn't get more enjoyable than at the hotel's vast spa. Read expert review From £366 per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong, China

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Hong Kong

9Telegraph expert rating

This business stalwart is attached by walkways to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and understands the needs of business travellers better than any other. If you feel in need of extra attention, get access to the Grand Club Lounge on the 30th floor or book one of the highly-rated spa treatments. Those of a sporting nature can avail of the two tennis courts, two squash courts, 400-metre jogging track or golf-driving range. But it's not just the top facilities and practical location that make this hotel such a popular option, rooms here come with sensational Victoria Harbour views, the restaurants are top notch, and there's a fantastic lagoon-shaped outdoor swimming pool for winding down. Read expert review From £171 per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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East Hotel, Hong Kong

East Hong Kong

Hong Kong

8Telegraph expert rating

This cool contemporary hotel in the city's former sugar and shipping district is a favourite for travellers seeking a local experience with business-y buzz. In the rooms, there are Apple TVs, wireless speakers and spacious workstations positioned alongside wide windows overlooking the harbour and tetris-like architecture below. Upstairs, meetings, brand launches, and fashion events can be held at neon-washed rooftop bar, Sugar. There’s a 24-hour fitness centre called Beast and there’s a decent-sized outdoor pool that’s heated in winter. You can also hire bikes to cycle along the waterfront. Downstairs, there's an MTR subway station connecting to the city centre in less than 15 minutes. Read expert review From £100 per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Little Tai Hang, Hong Kong

Little Tai Hang

Hong Kong

7Telegraph expert rating

Located in Tai Hang, one of Hong Kong's most characterful neighbourhoods, close to the MTR subway, the trams, Victoria Park and Electric Road (one of the best foodie streets in the city), this 91-room boutique hotel is ideal for a long-stay business trip. Many of the rooms, which range from Studios to two-bed rooms, are kitted out with microwaves, wine coolers, coffee machines, fridge/freezers, induction rings and a television with some English channels. Elsewhere, there are free-to-use washing machines, a lounge and a small but decent gym. Free tea, coffee and a few jars of sweets to snack on can be found in Duck's Lounge on the fifth floor. Read expert review From £104 per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong

Kerry Hotel

Kowloon, Hong Kong

7Telegraph expert rating

Working between Hong Kong and China? This five-star out-of-towner describes itself as the city’s first ‘urban resort’ and has an impressive setting on the Kowloon waterfront, close to the Hung Hom railway station, where trains depart for the Mainland. All 546 rooms are far larger than the Hong Kong average, designed by hip young local designer Andre Fu, and equipped with fully-loaded 4G-enabled Handy phones, wireless speakers, minibars filled with free soft drinks and snacks and a decent selection of free films on demand. End the day with a happy hour glug on the deck at Red Sugar bar. Read expert review From £126 per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com