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InterContinental Hong Kong, China - Hotel Review

First-Rate and Feng Shui’d in Hong Kong

by Evelyn Chen

InterContinental Hong Kong perched on the edge of Victoria Harbour
InterContinental Hong Kong perched on the edge of Victoria Harbour

For spectacular views of the Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour, no other hotel is as close to the scene as the stylish InterContinental Hong Kong. The hotel features 495 contemporary guest rooms and 92 suites — nearly two-thirds of the former and all of the latter overlooking the harbor. The Asia-Pacific flagship property of IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) is home to Hong Kong’s largest Presidential Suite, boasting 7,000 square feet, and two celebrity chef restaurants, which include SPOON by Alain Ducasse and NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong.

Originally built in 1980, the seventeen-story hotel actually sits atop stilts over the harbor's edge. Following the guidance of a feng shui master, the hotel's intriguing design ensures a healthy flow of "chi," or energy — from the wall of glass doors at the entrance to the island-style reception area and soaring plate glass windows. According to hotel insiders, this auspicious energy flow has afforded the hotel, its restaurants and world class spa an exceptional measure of feng shui.

At SPOON by Alain Ducasse, guests can experience contemporary French cuisine inspired by the world famous chef in a stylish interior featuring full harbor views and a ceiling adorned with hundreds of hand blown Venetian Mercury glass spoons. NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong showcases the modern Japanese cuisine of famed chef Nobu Matsuhisa. You can take your pick from specialties that include dishes prepared with shark's fin, abalone and lobster at Yan Toh Heen, Asia's finest Cantonese restaurant (with prices to match).

Superior Harbourview Room at InterContinental Hong Kong in China
SPOON by Alain Ducasse at InterContinental Hong Kong in China
Superior Harbourview Room
SPOON by Alain Ducasse

I-Spa, the hotel's feng shui-inspired spa, has carefully orchestrated everything from the brightness of the spa lights to the Chinese names of the luxurious private spa suites based on the principles of feng shui. In addition to Oriental Healing and Jet Lag Relief, the menu here offers the full gamut of treatments, ranging from facials and massages to body wraps using products from the exclusive Kerstin Florian range.

Before you hit the streets for a night on the town, indulge at the exclusive Club InterContinental lounge. Available to hotel guests at an additional daily charge, club access includes an excellent breakfast buffet, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and complimentary beverages throughout the day, plus personalized concierge services. Other Club benefits include complimentary Internet access and L'Occitane bath amenities.

The luxurious Lobby Lounge is the place to watch the Symphony of Lights multi-media light and sound show, performed nightly on Victoria Harbour, over signature "Nine Dragon Cocktails." After you’ve painted the town red, all you need do is cosset yourself away in your chic guest room and ring for the 24-hour butler service or round-the-clock in-room dining.

InterContinental Hong Kong
18 Salisbury Rd.
Kowloon, Hong Kong
852-2721-1211
| Reserve with KIWI Collection for the best rate!
www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com

 

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(Updated: 06/15/11 CT)

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