These five-star Hong Kong hotels follow the design philosophies of Feng Shui, the ancient practice of maximising the flow of life force —or qi — to invite harmony, wealth and abundance into one's life. And honestly, after the last two years, we could use all the luck we can get.

The Upper House

Arriving at The Upper House evokes a sense of calm, like coming home, thanks to its earthy yet elegant design elements, soaring windows and breathtaking views, and the lighting that's as warm and inviting as the hotel's service. 

“There is a sense of visual balance and symmetry in the hotel – something that is intrinsic to the beliefs of feng shui," says André Fu, who designed the The Upper House, which has some of the largest guest rooms in the city, each with a deep soaking tub positioned in a corner to maximise mountain or city views. 

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The Peninsula, Hong Kong 

According to grand master of feng shui Raymond Lo, the architecture of The Peninsula Hong Kong on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront is an excellent example of Feng Shui design.

For starters, The Peninsula Hong Kong's deep set driveway ensures the building is set back from noisy, bustling Salisbury Road. “The Peninsula Hong Kong is built with two stretching arms to preserve the energy in front of the building,” says Lo. “In feng shui, an active water fountain has the function of stimulating money energy when placed in a prosperous location. The Peninsula has a large fountain located in front of the hotel, which was originally designed for such a purpose.”

For Chinese New Year, The Peninsula Hong Kong is offering a "Wealth & Joy" staycation package, which includes HK$1,668 hotel credit (room guests) or HK$2,668 hotel credit (suite guests) that can be used for dining at hotel restaurants, treatments at The Peninsula Spa and purchase of in-room retail or mini-bar items. Guests who stay during the month of February will also receive a limited-edition Peninsula Monopoly set.

Tatler Tip: Guests who splash out on a Grand Deluxe Harbour View Suite or above will get to enjoy an auspicious “Wheel of Fortune” Peninsula Rolls-Royce ride. 

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Mandarin Oriental has consulted Hong Kong-based feng shui master Joseph Chau to ensure that wealth, peace and prosperity flow through its locations around the globe, including Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. For example, a small unicorn statue in the lobby is strategically placed to chase away bad qi, and the thoughtful designs of its stately guestrooms evoke a sense of elegance and serenity.

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is offering a Gourmet Staycation Package throughout February, which includes a three-course set dinner menu in the comfort of your room or suite, featuring signature dishes from the hotel’s restaurants, Man Wah, Mandarin Grill + Bar and The Aubrey. Guests can also take part in Chinese New Year activities, such as a calligraphy workshop.

The Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong

Water is one of the most important elements in feng shui, as it is the ancient Chinese symbol of prosperity and abundance. The belief is that as long as the water is flowing, so too will the finer things in life.

Following this philosophy, the odds are definitely in your favour at Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong, which boasts a feng shui fountain in its grand circular driveway, a large infinity pool and a prime location on Hong Kong's harbourfront. 

Tatler Tip: Double your luck with an auspicious meal at Four Seasons Hong Kong's three-Michelin Star Chinese restaurant, Lung King Heen, which has a special menu of festive dim sum and dishes to welcome the Year of the Tiger.

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The St. Regis Hong Kong 

One of the newer kids on Hong Kong's blocks, The St. Regis Hong Kong was designed by renowned Hong Kong interior designer Andre Fu, who incorporated elements of feng shui into the hotel's design.

“It starts from the very beginning. When you drive into our porte-cochère, there is a huge wall of water that comes down,” says Derek Flint, general manager of the St. Regis Hong Kong.Flint. “As you come into our Great Room, there is a fountain that represents wealth and prosperity.”

 

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort 

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort promises not just fun, but good feng shui, for the family as the entire property—including the theme park and its hotels—was designed under the guidance of a feng shui master. 

For instance, the resort's main entrance also faces north to south, oriented to ensure maximum advantage from the Green Dragon Mountain to the east and White Tiger Mountain to the west

There was also a bend put in a walkway near the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort entrance so good qi energy wouldn't flow into the South China Sea. This is because according to the Chinese principles of feng shui, evil spirits can only travel in straight lines—and we don't need evil spirits spoiling our good time and more so, our good luck. 

 

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