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
If you are planing to be at Tsim She Tsui to see the star street and laser show at 8, this is the place where you should go for. I was waiting outside with people, then wondered around to go for a sky lounge bar but my choice was the lobby at InterContinental Hong Kong. It's a great place to have wine since it was happy hour until 8pm, so I had a sip of white wine and small dishes to eat. Perfect place, perfect Hong Kong Night.
We stayed for 3 nights in mid-December. We arrived at the hotel early, we only had to wait an hour or so for a room which was ready prior to the official check in time. Our room on the 16th floor was comfortable with a great bathroom.
The views from the Lobby bar were amazing during the day and night. We had coffee in the lobby which was expensive by anyone's standards, it was equivalent to $70AUD for 3 coffees and a tea! There is a good happy hour between 6-8pm which we took advantage of.
Overall, it was a great stay. The staff are pleasant and helpful. We dined at the hotel in Yan Tou Heen. This was excellent, the food was delicious. We look forward to staying at the Intercontinental Hong Kong again.
Hong Kong was the final stop on a three week Far East visit and we clearly saved the best for last. The service staff at this property is superior! We were warmly welcomed by the doorman, who secured our luggage and took great care to have it delivered to our Harbor View Suite. We were expertly checked in by a gracious professional, who explained our accommodations and was happy to provide us immediate Wifi access.
When our room was ready we were personally escorted by an amazing representative and our room had an unobstructed view of the habour and the amazing skyline. Our suite was beautifully arranged with chocolates, fresh fruit, water and an assortment of coffees and teas. The suite was large, bright, with huge windows, a comfortable bed and a huge and comfortable bathroom.
The hotel is conveniently located near attractions, shopping and a beautiful harbor that is safe and very walkable. Access to the train system is close by and easy.
We had an excellent lunch in the restaurant just off the lobby level that was just what we needed after our last journey. We enjoyed breakfast the following day that was not only excellent, but had a assortment of choices to satisfy diverse appetites.
WE loved this property.
This hotel is probably the best location for a visit to Hong Kong. We had an Executive Harbour View room and the view across the harbour was absolutely fantastic. However, what turned a visit into an experience was the help we received from the concierge, Louis. We were there for three days and only went to see him on the first morning with our plan of seeing 10 things but he changed it all. We went to see him each morning and he mapped out our whole day to ensure we saw and experienced as much as possible in the time. Best concierge ever!
The only negative for this hotel was the price of the food in the restaurants - really expensive!
I was really impressed by the great service provided by the Doorman ‘Po’ of InterContinental Hong Kong.
On 10 Dec evening, I was arriving InterContinental Hong Kong by taxi at around 7pm. 7pm is a popular dinner time in HK so it was a bit busy at the Hotel piazza. When my taxi approaching the hotel entrance, ‘Po’ promptly came to open the taxi door for me. While I was busy in paying my taxi fee, ‘Po’ noticed that there were two big and heavy shopping bags with me. He immediately offered his assistance to take the bags for me to avoid my difficulty in getting off the taxi with those bags, especially I was wearing a skirt with a high heel boot.
‘Po’ kept attentively reminded me to take my time and no need to rush. After I got off the taxi, ‘Po’ switched on his hand torch to check the taxi compartment to ensure I did not leave anything behind.
Doorman ‘Po’ even took a further step by offering assistance with my heavy bags, which I did not accept as I did not want to interfere with his job routine, to the restaurant. I was really impressed with Doorman Po’s amazing service.
Honestly, I haven’t experienced such professional service from a Hotel doorman in a really long time! Thanks Doorman Po and Well Done!