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
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
There are great hotel options to stay when visiting Hong Kong but none can replicate the harbor view of the Intercontinental Hong Kong. Our family stayed in a lower floor Harborview Executive Room with floor to ceiling glass such that you could reach out and touch the junk boats just beyond the Avenue of the Stars promenade. The views continue throughout the restaurants, pool deck, Club Lounge and common areas of the hotel. Our stay included Club Lounge access which was a nice respite for afternoon tea or evening champagne and bites after touring the sites of Hong Kong. Special thank you to Keith Chan and Katy Tam who assisted us during check-in to make sure our stay was amazing. Also thank you to Alexis and Ken who greeted us each morning at Harborside for breakfast.
Since our flight was delayed, we didn’t make it to the hotel until around 5:30pm. Our room wasn’t ready but we were offered a meal while we waited but since we wanted to see the city, we opted for breakfast instead since our room didn’t come with breakfast.
When we arrived back at the hotel around 745, our room was ready plus our luggage was already delivered to the room. I LOVE when hotels do what they say they’ll do without having to make a call. Thank you!!
I emailed the hotel in advance that we were celebrating my son’s birthday and they had fruit in the room and they sent up a wonderful chocolate cake (see pictures).
Our room had a beautiful view of the harbour and it was a delight to watch the 8pm laser show (a bit underwhelming show overall but grateful that a city this size makes the effort to do a show every night).
Beautiful property right on the water. 5 stars!!
Also, we took an Uber from the airport and it was HK$235 (or ~$30 usd) which we found to be reasonable given the distance.
HK for the first time! Tks God!!! it was an amazing day so far
Checked in by a new staff, its ok, his doing good but having detailed room orientation would be nice rather than we figure it out ourselves.Had lunch at L1 restobar, the berry drink was phenomenal.Club Team was so nice to me (at last i don't felt discriminated as an Asian)esp Christine,Jennifer,Eunes,Chikako,Christy very knowledgeable & helpful.They give us a ring to our room to inform us that i left m jacket at the lounge.Jan19,Sat roasted mackerel was so dry.Beef &chorizo w/ brioche toast was so good&well cooked, its texture for me was perfect same w/ the fried sea bass w/ citrus mayo.Joan Kwong from HSKTeam,was so polite & i love her attitude, very pleasing.Sun20Jan.The blueberry pancakes was delicious.this time roasted mackerel was very tasty&nicely done.Signature Chi Massage was all you needed.Pls look for that young therapist name Mandy,she's very professional,You will surely feel renewed after the session.But i love her very genuine smile.Mon21Jan.Bfast steak was remarkable u can have it by itself. Im so impressed by the Chef Wa on how he presented himself&for going an extra mile to made me that saute veg w/o chili due to allergies.
As an Asian i felt discrimination it when we came.But there are staff who will brighten your day w/ their own way.i do hope that those staff that don't normally smile to guest will be motivated at work & perhaps be more friendly.
We spent two nights after crushing in the area. Besides the excellent service typical of this hotel chain we received a sort of mobile phone (free of charge) to be used during our stay. Even international calls included! It was very helpful and easy to use while visiting HK. From the GPS to the restaurant bookings..easy!
Well done IHG group!
I think this plus goes for Elite Members only...
We (my wife and I) arrived at the Intercontinental Hong Kong Hotel late February of 2019. There was a minor delay (less than 5 minutes) with the room because of a minor issue. Nonetheless, we were quickly taken to a suite with a spectacular view of Victoria Harbor. The hotel manager called to apologize for this minor incident. Later on, we got a complimentary bottle of champagne for the “Inconvenience” (I could hardly called it an inconvenience, but this highlights the exquisite quality of the hotel and the care for its customers).
Room was very clean, bathroom was excellent, very good breakfast.
We are hapyy to have picked this hotel.