1. Hong Kong: The Upper House
The Upper House, designed by renowned Asian architect Andre Fu, is bang on technological trend, with guests checking in using a touchscreen tablet PC. Rooms begin on the 38th fl oor to ensure every room benefi ts from a breathtaking view of the Hong Kong skyline. Each room offers unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi and a 42-inch HD widescreen TV with video on demand. Bathrooms boast walk-in rain showers and freestanding limestone baths with their own TV and touchscreen controls.
Each guest is loaned an iPod Touch preloaded with a regularly updated library of popular music, games and movies, as well as additional information on the hotel, including an interactive room service menu and a handy local guide. The aim is to make the Upper House an almost paperless operation. If you feel the urge to travel around Hong Kong in luxurious fashion the Upper House has its own fl eet of Lexus RX450H hybrid electric-petrol cars at your disposal, each of which boasts mobile broadband and a heads-up satnav and local information display.
Suites from £457 per night, www.upperhouse.com