Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel’s Cucina Achieves Four-Star Rating in 2024 Forbes Travel Guide Awards

Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel’s Cucina Achieves Four-Star Rating in 2024 Forbes Travel Guide Awards

(IN SHORT) Forbes Travel Guide has announced its 2024 Star Award winners, recognizing excellence in luxury hospitality. Among the esteemed recipients is Cucina, the Italian restaurant at Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, which proudly secured a Four-Star restaurant rating. This accolade highlights Cucina’s consistent delivery of exceptional quality and service, placing it among the most esteemed establishments in the industry. Additionally, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel maintained its Recommended Hotel rating for the fifth consecutive year, a testament to its unwavering commitment to excellence in hospitality. To celebrate, Cucina invites guests to indulge in its award-winning signature dishes crafted by Chef Andrea Delzanno, promising a gastronomic journey filled with culinary delights and impeccable service.

(PRESS RELEASE) Hong Kong SAR, China, 2024-Feb-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Forbes Travel Guide, the independent global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas, and ocean cruises, has unveiled its 2024 Star Award winners on 7 February. Cucina, the Italian restaurant at Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, proudly secured the Four-Star restaurant rating, while Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel has maintained its Recommended Hotel rating for an impressive fifth consecutive year.

The achievement signifies that Cucina and Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel consistently deliver exceptional quality and service that surpasses even the highest luxury standards. This prestigious recognition is reserved for the most esteemed establishments that consistently demonstrate excellence across all operational aspects. Maintaining this rating for five consecutive years further underscores Cucina’s and the hotel’s unwavering commitment to culinary excellence and providing guests with unparalleled experiences at the highest level.

“We are deeply honoured that Cucina and Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel have once again been recognised once again by Forbes Travel Guide this year. As Hong Kong’s tourism reopens after three challenging years of the pandemic, our entire team has been committed to delivering the utmost in warm hospitality and exceptional service to our valued guests. I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation particularly to the Cucina team, whose unwavering passion and dedication have been instrumental in achieving this milestone,” said Mr. Gerhard Aicher, Area General Manager of Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong. “As tourism continues to flourish and visitors from around the world arrive, we remain steadfast in our commitment to constantly improve and deliver the best possible service to warmly welcome each and every guest.”

To spread the joy, Cucina cordially invites guests to savour its award-winning signature dishes crafted by Chef Andrea Delzanno. Guests can embark on a gastronomic journey starting with the Mystic Tartare. A tribute to Chef Andrea’s home region of Piedmont, this dish features premium Fassona beef complemented by crunchy hazelnuts and the earthy undertones of black truffle.  Also not to be missed is the vibrant and refreshing Smoked Gold Salmon Loin with Avocado, Oscietra Caviar, Dill Cream Sauce, Blinis. This dish highlights the perfect pairing of tender salmon with creamy avocado and enhances it with a luxurious touch of gold leaf and caviar. Meanwhile, the Grilled Mediterranean Octopus and Seared Hokkaido Scallops with Mashed Potato, Tomato Salsa, and Pesto features a delightful medley of ocean flavours. The fresh tomato salsa harmonises with the other ingredients, creating a symphony of flavours that captures the essence of southern Italy. Last but not least, guests can indulge in Chef Andrea’s family recipe of Stewed Beef Tripe with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Pasta, and Pecorino. The pasta is cooked to al dente perfection, complementing the slow-cooked beef tripe to create the comforting flavours of home-style cuisine.

Cucina – 2024 Forbes Travel Guide four-star restaurant
Address: Level 6, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: +852 2113 0808

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Forbes Travel Guide is a world-renowned authority on excellence in hospitality. Cucina is included in the illustrious 2024 Star Ratings list.

To view the 2024 Star Award winners, visit For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.

About Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel

Situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, which earned the 2024 Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award, is part of Harbour City. The hotel comprises 665 luxurious guestrooms and suites, many with breath-taking views of Victoria Harbour. Within walking distance, guests can explore notable landmarks such as the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and 1881 Heritage. The hotel is also on the doorsteps of the Star Ferry terminal and MTR stations.

Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel features a lobby lounge; the all-day dining outlet Cafe Marco, which features a wide variety of gourmet cuisines from all over the world; and our 2024 Forbes Travel Guide 4-star Italian restaurant, Cucina. The hotel has 14 function rooms, the largest of which can accommodate up to 430 guests, as well as a dedicated and professional Banquet Services Team.

Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel is part of Wharf Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd Other Wharf Hotels properties in Hong Kong include the Gateway Hotel and Prince Hotel. Further details on Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel are available at

About Forbes Travel Guide
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About Marco Polo Hotels
Inspiration in the Heart of the City
Marco Polo Hotels’ 11 premium hotels in Hong Kong SAR, mainland China and the Philippines reflect the adventurous ethos of the brand’s namesake – Marco Polo. Located in key destinations, each property is active in their community, committed to sustainability and a central hub for gatherings and meaningful local experiences. The brand is part of Wharf Hotels’ portfolio and a member of Global Hotel Alliance, the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.  For more information, please visit, Instagram or LinkedIn.

About Global Hotel Alliance
Launched in 2010, GHA DISCOVERY is the world’s largest loyalty programme for independent hotel brands, featuring more than 800 hotels, resorts and palaces across 40 brands. Members enjoy VIP recognition, thoughtful benefits and generous rewards at home or away. GHA DISCOVERY members earn and spend DISCOVERY Dollars (D$), an exclusive rewards currency. They also enjoy member-only Experiences curated by each hotel and have access to properties close to home, without a stay, through member-only Local Offers. For more information about GHA DISCOVERY or to join, visit or download the GHA DISCOVERY mobile app. Travellers can also connect with GHA DISCOVERY on Instagram and Facebook.

Media Contacts:

Ms Anissa Wong
Director of Communications
Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel | Gateway | Prince
3 Canton Road, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui,
Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China
Tel: +852 2118 7281

Ms Queeny Iu
Assistant Communications Manager
Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel | Gateway | Prince
3 Canton Road, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China
Tel: +852 2113 7316

Source: Wharf Hotels