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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Nearly everything at the 113-room Landmark Mandarin Oriental—designed by Adam Tihany and located in the heart of the Hong Kong’s financial district—opeRates via the push of a button. At a touch, you can call for service, dim the lights, raise the shades, or turn on any one of the LCD televisions (a minimum of three per accommodation). Also included in each room are an iPod-compatible hi-fi surround-sound system and a technology kit that features adapters for your computer and other electronic gadgets. Accommodations 113 high-tech rooms. Recreation Based on the Roman baths of antiquity, the 21,000-square-foot spa abounds with H20—a bubbling vitality pool, amethyst crystal steam rooms, and Turkish baths. Dining In the Landmark’s restaurant, designer Tihany suspended 4,200 golden tubes in a wave formation from the ceiling and constructed a lotus pond and glass drawbridge in the adjacent bar. Worthy Diversion Betting on the horse races at Happy Valley and Sha Tin racecourses can prove to be enthralling and profitable. Rates $1,130 for the one-bedroom Landmark Suite. On a request-only basis, guests may obtain the keys to the Presidential Suite, complete with a private spa, for $5,375.

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