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In the heart of Central
The Landmark is located in Central, the business and financial hub of the city. Central overlooks the water from the north shore of Hong Kong Island. Its skyline is defined by tall glass-and-steel buildings and has a modern look, but some buildings from the neighborhood's past as a former British colony and military port remain.
Central is home not only to upscale shopping centers and top-notch restaurants, but to several beautiful parks and gardens. The Chater Garden features a zoo and a playground, popular among families, and Hong Kong Park is the site of the Museum of Tea, housed in a historic colonial building. Though a large portion of historic buildings have been demolished, Central maintains many of its traditional roots, despite the neighborhood's modern vibe. Streets such as Graham Street and Gage Street host traditional outdoor markets, and the quaint trams that rattle along the streets evoke earlier times. With a beautiful setting on the water, Central has gorgeous views, particularly from Victoria Peak, the tallest hill in the city. And though Hong Kong doesn't boast an especially rowdy nightlife, Central is the exception, featuring plenty of bars and clubs.
The gorgeous Landmark hotel is one of the more intimate luxury options in Hong Kong. With a great location in Central, the city's business hub (also home to clubs and restaurants), this hotel stands out from nearby competitors because its size: It's a boutique property with only 113 rooms (the Conrad and JW Marriott both have over 500). The interior design is exceptional: The lobby, restaurant, and rooms feature warm brown and silver tones, with Asian-inspired accents (typical of the Mandarin brand). Though the Landmark does feature kid-friendly amenities, the hotel caters largely to business travelers and couples; the gorgeous spa is one of the hotel's highlights, with treatment rooms, a Turkish Hammam, a pool, and a spa cafe. And the spacious, high-tech rooms feature marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, iPod docks, at least three flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi (for an additional fee).