LAST UPDATED: 18th September 2014 at 11:19am

Bustling nightlife, a thriving restaurant scene, traditional tea ceremonies, thrilling hiking trails, and spa treatments that will take you to another world entirely; Hong Kong has so much to offer. First stop is the most iconic hotel in the city: the Mandarin Oriental.


Make this your base for the duration of your trip and you won't be disappointed. Here, you'll find unfaltering service, exotic heritage, delectable dining options, including the two-Michelin-starred Pierre on the 25th floor and, of course, beautiful, ornate bedrooms - book one of the Harbour Rooms for the best views of Victoria Harbour.


The Mandarin Spa will be your sanctuary in this vivacious city. The Imperial Jade treatment, encompassing various ancient Chinese treatments, such as reflexology, and a green tea and algae body mask, will take you to heaven and back. Hiking is the activity du jour here, so once you and your beau are feeling rested and ready to venture out, pull on your Nikes. Miles of junglesque national park can be found just a 20-minute taxi ride out of the city, and you'll soon find that Hong Kong is, in fact, full of luscious green walking trails, each offering a unique perspective of this fascinating metropolis.


WOW FACTOR The hotel's own beauty salon - get your blow-dry fix (the staff are seriously quick) and head out on the town for a party that will last as long as you can.

GO The Turquoise Holiday Company offers four nights from £1,395 per person, B&B. Includes flights and transfers


LAST UPDATED: 10th December 2012 at 2:36pm

An ideal stopover on flights to Australia and New Zealand, the high-rises of Hong Kong have much more to offer than its famous shopping.

But if that's what you're here for, you can't ask for a better location, The Landmark is literally on top of the biggest designer boutiques - Chanel, Armani, Harvey Nichols - all located below the hotel in The Landmark shopping centre.

The 113 rooms and suites are some of the largest in Hong Kong - with vast glass-walled bathrooms and so many mod-cons the hotel has 'technology butlers'.

When not blissing out in your room or maxing out the plastic, take a trip on the Ngong Ping Cable Car to the world's largest bronze outdoor seated Buddha, on Lantau Island.

WOW FACTOR: The multi-award-winning, 2,300sqm spa.

FLIGHT TIME: 12 hours

WHEN TO GO: Winter, Autumn

GO: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678 400 or visit for more details or email