Hotels go all out with eye-catching, slick interiors, but Hong Kong’s much-talked about Hotel Icon attempted to outdo the rest by enlisting a group of design icons (hence the name) to decorate its stylish spaces. Experts such as Sir Terence Conran (interior designer), Rocco Yim (architect), Barney Cheng (uniform designer) and more pitched in to give the hotel its high style. For some of the best work, check into fashion superstar Vivienne Tam’s 27th-floor Designer Suite, where details like an Opera Girl portrait made of Swarovski crystals, a ceiling that mimics a Chinese screen and a porcelain plaque plucked from Tam’s own New York apartment are only rivaled by the fantastic views of the famous Victoria Harbour.
You’ll see knockout design elsewhere in the Kowloon hotel. The hotel’s 262 rooms, including 26 luxury suites, feature impeccable views of the harbor, a chic and modern interior that includes a Finnish Karuselli chair in buttery gray leather upholstery and advanced technology, such as the hotel's own smartphone app and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel’s Above & Beyond program provides you with access to the club lounge on the top 28th floor, as well as Club Rooms or Club Suites with private check-in, complimentary breakfast and happy hour cocktails and canapés in the panoramic bar overlooking glittering harbor at night.
In addition to an outdoor pool, a two-story gym with Technogym equipment, full locker rooms and glittering mosaic-tiled walls, the hotel’s Angsana Spa by Banyan Tree offers a variety of beauty, health and massage services in four private treatment rooms, making Hotel Icon a retreat for the busy Hong Kong tourist or local. The buzzy lobby is a popular spot for a glass of wine in the evening. It’s an excellent vantage point to people-watch and admire the lush “living garden” climbing up the three-story wall.