W Hotel, Hong Kong
W Hotels’ first Chinese outpost is in Hong Kong’s booming West Kowloon district, and all of its 393 rooms have enviable views of the skyline and remote-controlled everything (blackout curtains; multicolored mood lighting; iPod docking stations), but be sure to request harbor-facing rooms, as the ICC tower obstructs the panorama on the Hong Kong city side.. Guests have access to a 24-hour concierge, an indispensable resource in Hong Kong. The “Whatever, Whenever” motto of Starwood’s boutique brand couldn’t be more appropriate in Asia’s frenetic financial capital. Sure, the concierge can have a bespoke suit tailored in just 24 hours, but if money is no object he can also have a private jet at the ready for that last-minute trip to Shanghai.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.