InterContinental Hong Kong

A Zen and luxurious Hong Kong address
You’ll find adherents of feng shui all over Hong Kong, but InterContinental Hong Kong truly takes the decorating philosophy to heart. The placement of that lovely central fountain is no accident, and it may be the reason you’ll feel so at peace when you set foot in the large building, which has one of the city's most impressive locations on Victoria Harbour and facing Hong Kong Island.

It could also be the extraordinary efforts the friendly staff will go to make sure you feel at home during a stay at this full-service hotel.

InterContinental Hong Kong is known for its range of upscale dining options — it hosts outposts of restaurants by star chefs Alain Ducasse and Nobu Matsuhisa, as well as a popular steakhouse and an acclaimed upscale Chinese restaurant.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Many of the comfortable, technology-stocked rooms at the InterContinental face the colorful, neon-lit skyline and Victoria Harbour, so if the nighttime light show or zipping Star Ferries aren’t your thing, climb under the plush covers and find peace in a good night’s rest.
  • A large fitness center offers all the equipment you need, from cardio machines to more low-impact yoga balls and bands. There are plenty of snacks, including tea, bottled water and fresh fruit, along with towels and magazines.
  • The luxurious and lush Pool Terrace offers a quiet place to relax and cool off from the oppressive Hong Kong heat and humidity. The view is amazing, looking out over the promenade and Victoria Harbour.
  • An escort will assist you to your room, where you’ll find a welcome amenity of fresh fruit and soon after will receive a delivery of hot tea. Rooms are spacious, and if you’ve requested one with a harbor view (and we recommend you do), you’ll have an amazing vista of the water and the skyline.
Things to Know
  • The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel provides bottles of water daily, which are refreshed at turndown and during daily housekeeping. You’ll have plenty of fresh drinking water.
  • Keep in mind that you can’t cross Salisbury Road at street level, unless you walk down to the Star Ferry at Salisbury and Canton roads. Otherwise, you have to use an underground walkway, which is just in front of the hotel. (It took us a few minutes to realize this when we wanted to venture out on foot.)
  • Your butler can help with laundry, dry-cleaning or pressing, or bring you a selection from the pillow menu — just touch the "Butler" button on the wall panel (or the "Instant Service" button on the phone) and he or she will come to assist you.
  • Start your day right with a little stretching and meditation on the Pool Terrace. The Hong Kong hotel offers tai chi sessions five mornings a week and yoga classes on the weekends.
  • InterContinental Hong Kong is located on the Kowloon side of the city, so you’ll be within walking distance of some fabulous shopping (and we mean fabulous), Kowloon Park and tons of great dining options.
The Rooms
  • The room style is contemporary and sophisticated with Asian touches and all the amenities of home. You’ll find Asian artwork and textiles, a mustard-yellow headboard with tassels, a white duvet with brown accent pillows and a decorative throw laid diagonally across the bed.
  • The colors of the room are neutral with hues of brown, yellow and gold found in the carpeting and furnishings. Dark wood and green, cream or white marble are found in the spacious bathroom, which is complete with a deep-soaking tub and separate shower and water closet.
  • The spacious room has high ceilings with expansive windows offering a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island (many rooms feature this view, so be sure to ask for it when you book). A sitting area with a chaise lounge offers a place to relax and take in the vista.
  • The room includes a 37-inch flat-screen TV, a Bose entertainment system, an iPod dock, a stocked mini-bar and a work desk with a Wi-Fi connection and a panel to plug in your laptop. When you arrive, you’ll be treated to a welcome amenity of fresh fruit and hot tea.
  • The room is stocked with magazines like Time Out Hong Kong, so you’ll be in the know about what to see and do while you’re in town.
The Look
  • The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel building is covered in red granite, and because it’s just 17 stories high, it’s a bit more horizontal than vertical in shape. The recently renovated lobby features sleek leather couches and comfortable chairs, where you can sit, relax and take in views of Victoria Harbour.
  • The design, inspired by the hotel’s location on the harbor, has a sophisticated look with a fresh, modern flair. The C-shaped gold lamps and the undulating patterns in the custom-made carpet and curved banquettes look like the waves outside.
  • The guest room hallways feature light wood-paneled doors, beige silk wall coverings with calligraphy paintings, black-and-beige patterned carpet and orchid arrangements on large glass-top tables. Vistas of the harbor are showcased in the public areas, like the Pool Terrace and the dining venues, as well as in the harbor-view guest rooms.
  • Rooms are contemporary in style with Asian accents, modern amenities, updated technology and large windows — of course, all of the design at the Hong Kong hotel shows off its best asset, its on-the-water location.
Getting There
18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
HKG (26-40 min)  
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