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Intercontinental Hong Kong - 香港洲際酒店
18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Tel. (Hong Kong): +852-2721-1211
Website (link)

NOTE: This property will close ~12 months for refurbishment sometime after Chinese New Year (5 Feb) in 2020.


500 rooms including 87 suites; best Hong Kong and Victoria Harbour viewsviews
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(starting price ~HKD 2,249.10 / $288 USD)
Check in: 2pm (“Early check in unavailable”)
Check out: 12pm (“Late check out unavailable” but not so IME)
One complimentary parking space per room, valet parking available (HKD80 per hour for non-restaurant patrons or per additional hour)
Service Animals allowed
2 accessible guestrooms on the low floor of the hotel
Executive rooms
Club Intercontinental Executive Lounge (generally significant extra charge)
Complimentary customized Android smartphone capable of WiFi hot spot use in room (no need to buy local SIM)

Link to 5 page PDF Hotel information sheet

Transportation:

From / to HKG airport:
Hotel limo (Mercedes) HKD $900 + 10% (courtesy WiFi Hot spot, water, reading material)
Hong Kong Cityflyer A21 stops at both ICHK and ICGS - 33HKD (see link for map of stops)
(ICHK) Stops on Salisbury Road outside hotel, take the MTR underpass to cross road.
(ICGS) Stops on Mody Road
https://www.hongkong.net/transportat...irport/bus/a21
Train charge (one way): 90.00 HKD (train to Kowloon Station + MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui or taxi, ~90 min), discounts for more than 1 person traveling together,you can buy ticket at arrival train station. Taxi from train station to hotel approx 40 HK$. Train every 12 min, 20 min traveltime, plus 10-15 min for taxi to hotel
Urban (red) Taxi charge (one way): 300.00 HKD (~$38 USD / 30min) (link to HKG Taxi rate charts)
Private transfer ~$99-$110 USD / 30min one way ( link)

Dining:

Lobby Lounge: 7 am - 1230 am
Harbourside: 6 am - 1230 am, casual dining (breakfast and lunch buffet, seafood dinner buffet 6 - 1030 pm, Sunday Champagne brunch 1130 am - 3 pm)
NOBU Restaurant: 1200 - 230 pm, 6 - 11 pm (new style Japanese)
Rech by Alain Ducasse: 6 pm - 11 pm (French seafood)
The Steakhouse Winebar and Grill: 6 - 11 pm (International beef & wines)
Yan Toh Heen: 12- 3 pm, 6 - 1130pm (2 Michelin stars Cantonese)

Services:

Concierge 24 hrs (Louis Baleros, Chief Concierge)
House Doctor available
Full Business Centre (staffed, secretarial services)
Fitness Centre
Spa
Limousine service
Laundry daily same day service

“The outdoor swimming pool will undergo annual maintenance from January 22 - February 8, 2018 inclusive, with the outdoor spa pool.” and “The outdoor spa pools will undergo annual maintenance from February 26 - March 8, 2018 inclusive, with the outdoor swimming p” (sic).
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Old Apr 2, 14, 5:31 am
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Originally Posted by Enigma368 View Post
I would also be interested to know if upgrade price at check in is cheaper if anyone has any experience.
Hi guys, I checked in last week to the IC on a fully points booking of 4 nights and was fully prepared to pay up to $75US a night for a harbour view upgrade. On checkin I was pleased to be informed that I had been upgraded to a harbour view room based on my IHG platinum status and the fact that the "plaza view rooms" were sold out. The checkin guy wasn't clear but I think he inferred that I should not always expect this kind of upgrade in future stays.

I also received 2 free drink vouchers for the bar, free newspaper each day, internet and the option of a late checkout.

The letter I received on checkin was a standard template for plats, listing all the benefits offered at the hotel including a room upgrade. They did not seem to differentiate my points stay from a cash stay.

Hope this helps

Hotel was lovely, staff excellent and view perfect. My only complaint is that walking from the hotel to anywhere in kowloon (other than the ferry or star walk) is a pain as you have to navigate some fairly long pedestrian tunnels under the highway that goes by the hotel. The hotel feels a little bit cut off because of this.

Also both times I got taxis to the hotel, the taxi driver did not speak English and did not recognise the name "Intercontinental Hotel". I had to show him the Cantonese version of the name on google maps and they both then knew the hotel immediately. Something to bear in mind when getting taxis.
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Old Apr 2, 14, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by Enigma368 View Post
I had to show him the Cantonese version of the name on google maps and they both then knew the hotel immediately. Something to bear in mind when getting taxis.
Sometimes it helps to refer to the "leegent hottel". The property is still well known as the Regent Hotel.
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Old Apr 2, 14, 10:56 am
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Sometimes it helps to refer to the "leegent hottel". The property is still well known as the Regent Hotel.
Ah maybe thats why..
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Old Apr 15, 14, 7:28 am
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Originally Posted by Enigma368 View Post
Hi guys, I checked in last week to the IC on a fully points booking of 4 nights and was fully prepared to pay up to $75US a night for a harbour view upgrade. On checkin I was pleased to be informed that I had been upgraded to a harbour view room based on my IHG platinum status and the fact that the "plaza view rooms" were sold out. The checkin guy wasn't clear but I think he inferred that I should not always expect this kind of upgrade in future stays.
That's awesome. I wonder why IHG doesn't hold the room for you when you book. Not that it's a bad thing to have a harbor view room.
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Old Apr 15, 14, 8:48 pm
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Had a great stay last night. Booked an Exec Suite and upgraded to deluxe suite with club access. Only hitch was that my room wasn't ready at check in and it was only a shirt overnight stay so not hugely convenient to have to switch rooms although I did get to compare the Exec and Deluxe suites,
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Old Apr 21, 14, 1:40 pm
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Here's another data point on a paid upgrade from an award stay. I am a Platinum Ambassador and booked the IC Visa award stay. I was upgraded from a superior to a deluxe room. I asked for the cost to upgrade to a deluxe harbor view room, and was quoted 600 HKD + 10% charge, or 660 total. I accepted. It was a Monday night and the hotel does not appear hugely booked, so that may have made a difference.
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Old Apr 26, 14, 11:16 am
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I booked a Superior room using points for a one night stay at the end of June. Emailed to inquire about upgrading to a Harbor View Room and was quoted HKD1500. Thought this was excessive so did a test and had my friend book a Superior room using cash. He emailed the hotel and was quoted HKD600 for the upgrade to the Harbor View. Questioned why the upgrade on the points room was almost 3x the amount vs. a paid stay and received a non-sense response that did not make any sense. Didn't feel like fighting with them so booked the Grand Hyatt instead.
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Old May 27, 14, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by northshorepa View Post
Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
I booked three nights in a Superior Room using the Best Flexible Rate for the first, a Reward Night, and an anniversary certificate night. I received a Deluxe Junior Suite on the corner of the building with a beautiful harbor view and the club was also included all three nights.
Club lounge was offerred?
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Old May 27, 14, 10:45 pm
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Originally Posted by nicolas75 View Post
Club lounge was offerred?
Since middle of April, IC HK has changed their policy.
Now they are offering Club Lounge access as RA benefit.
I received announcement mail from IC HK.

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Old May 28, 14, 1:55 am
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Originally Posted by Raynyan View Post
Since middle of April, IC HK has changed their policy.
Now they are offering Club Lounge access as RA benefit.
I received announce mail from IC HK.
Excellent news
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Old May 28, 14, 4:10 am
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Excellent news
Indeed, I will keep my reservation there for my stay next november.
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Old May 28, 14, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by nicolas75 View Post
Club lounge was offerred?
The club lounge was offered without asking...A huge benefit!
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Old May 28, 14, 1:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Raynyan View Post
Since middle of April, IC HK has changed their policy.
Now they are offering Club Lounge access as RA benefit.
I received announce mail from IC HK.
HK only though, right? Not IC: GS?
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Originally Posted by Pseudo Nim View Post
HK only though, right? Not IC: GS?
Not GS.
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Old Jun 2, 14, 9:41 am
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I have some IHG points saved up from sporadic stays, as occasionally I am in places where a HIX is the only option, so I have no status.

For someone with no status on their first Hong Kong trip does it make sense to splurge on the IC knowing that I will get a pool view room and not be able to access the club? IE does the location (ferry access) and other aspects make up for part of that, or would the experts suggest I just aim at HIX Soho or something else? Thanks for any imput.

Edit: Nvm I did a little more focused searching, and I see this has been discussed at length..

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