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Comprising 7,000 square feet, the recently refurbished five-bedroom Presidential Suite at the Intercontinental Hong Kong is fit for a head of state. For around $12,000 a night you can play potentate and enjoy 24-hour personal butler care, round-trip Rolls Royce Phantom VI limousine service and more A-list cachet than Bono in the Oval Office. The hotel, a Victoria Harbour landmark since 1980, recently completed a $70 million renovation and has been re-branded as the Asia Pacific flagship of InterContinental Hotels Group. With restaurants SPOON by Alain Ducasse (Conde Naste Traveler 2007 “Hot Tables” list) and NOBU on site, the hotel also offers cabimet-level gourmet appointments. To get into the inner-circle, try Dim Sum at Yan Toh Heen and complimentary early morning Tai Chi lessons with master teacher William Ng, who has showcased his skills to Tony Blair. After addressing the state of your Chi’s union, book a 30-minute private spa suite with sauna, steam shower and whirlpool bath, followed by an aromatherapy massage at I-Spa ($121). Get there: 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852-2721-1221, www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com.