>Luxury Hotels Are Burgeoning in China

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>HONG KONG — High, high up, on the 118th floor of Hong Kong’s tallest building, a deep concrete pit awaits mutation into a swimming pool. Hard-hatted, dust-covered workers swarm about a site that will soon house six dining venues, a spa, a gym and 312 rooms with views of Hong Kong and the surrounding islands.

The opening of the Ritz-Carlton, which will be the world’s highest hotel — with an alfresco rooftop bar 490 meters, or 1,600 feet, above sea level — is still about six months away.

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