InterContinental Hong Kong
What We Love
- Three-story windows in the lobby lounge offer views of the nightly "Symphony of Lights" show
- Lagoon-like outdoor swimming pool and trio of infinity hot tubs
- Unwavering standard of service
What To Know
- Public transport links are a 10-minute walk from the hotel
- Standard rooms are on the snug side
- WiFi costs extra unless you upgrade to Club InterContinental
- Handicap Accessible
The ground-floor lobby and lounge harness feng shui principles, with light and water merging through a huge wall of glass overlooking Victoria Harbour. Wavelike wood-paneled walls and split-level seating areas create a nautical feel, while contemporary artworks, puffy white sofas and a round-the-clock crowd of buzzy business types and cheerful holidaymakers keeps the vibe inviting.
Bed and Bath
Dark wood furnishings, luxe textures and a natural color palette amount to a fresh and restrained — if somewhat uninspired — style. Huge marble bathrooms with sunken tubs, separate showers and stacks of L’Occitane amenities add a regal touch. Two thirds of the guestrooms and all 92 Suites have magnificent harbor views. The remaining rooms, which are less expensive and slightly larger, overlook the outdoor swimming pool and pretty sun terrace.
The hotel has a fine collection of restaurants: Spoon by Alain Ducasse (two Michelin stars) serves seductive French cuisine, Yan Toh Heen (one Michelin star) delivers classic Cantonese dishes with panache, and never-out-of-fashion Nobu has an innovative Japanese menu. If guests don’t want to dress to the nines, try the Steak House and Harbourside. Sated, you can work off the extra calories with some laps in the outdoor pool — the largest in Hong Kong — or sign up for one of the hotel’s free tai chi or yoga classes. A Kerstin Florian facial at I-Spa will have you ready to hit the town again in no time.
In the Area
The hotel’s Kowloon-side location makes for an action-packed stay. Wander along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, posing with bronze Bruce Lees and taking in street performances on the Avenue of Stars. Then hit the shops on flashy Nathan Road. A more refined retail experience can be found at 1881 Heritage, a 120-year-old former marine police headquarters haloed by steel skyscrapers and brimming with luxury boutiques. When night falls, get high. The Philippe Stark–designed Felix, at top of the Peninsula Hotel, and Aqua, on the 30th floor of 1 Peking Road, are two of the glitziest bars-with-a-view in all of Hong Kong.
How to Get There
You cannot find a more scenic location in Hong Kong. Make sure you get a harbor view room. Daytime you get to see the maritime traffic, night time you get the light shows and harbor lights. Great variety of food choices available at the various on property restaurants.
This was my second stay at the InterContinental Hong Kong. Both times in harbour view club rooms. From the moment I made the booking the 5 star service began. A welcoming email a few days before my arrival with helpful suggestions on how to get to the hotel. A card was attached to the email with the hotel address in Chinese to show the taxi driver. The list of examples of top service is too long to individually list.
An outstanding example is the day before my departure I received a phone call from the hotel with an update on the Hong Kong riot situation. An airport blockade was planned for that day. I had been monitoring the riot situation myself with the aid of the excellent staff in the Clubroom. I was given valuable advice which I took, therefore I missed the extreme difficulties other passengers encountered.
My harbour view room was spacious,very comfortable & had the most wonderful view of the ever changing Hong Kong harbour. Day or night it was a sheer delight. The club room on the first floor serves an excellent breakfast, a delicious afternoon tea, pre dinner drinks & a generous selection of canapés. There is also a full concierge service.
I wouldn’t consider staying anywhere else in Hong Kong.
Spent 2 days in this hotel and was very happy with all I have experienced over this time. Excellent service on reception desk and fantastic room with wonderful view on harbour side. Also spent 1 night with dinner at the French Restaurant. Great service very charming people could not have been better.