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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 Jan 12, 17, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Au4882 View Post
I booked two nights at IC HKG. I'm a Spire Ambassador.

First night: Deluxe Harbour view Room
Second Night: Chase Free night certificate

Received an email from the property confirming ambassador upgrade to Harbour View Jr Suite on Night one, but only guarantee of Superior Standard room the second night. Offered buy up to same Jr Suite the second night for 1800HKD. Otherwise, may have to change room.

Questions are as follows:

1. Thinking of countering by foregoing the Ambassador upgrade en lieu of keeping the dlx harbor view room for both nights. Think this would be accepted?
2. What are the chances that they end up upgrading second night to Jr Suite during check-in, anyway?
3. Any other thoughts of how best to approach?

The big thing for me is that I don't want to change rooms, if at all possible.
When are you going? It's Chinese New Year soon.
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Old Jan 15, 17, 5:51 am
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What is the schedule of the Club lounge service?

As from what time do they serve breakfast in the lounge?
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Old Jan 16, 17, 1:24 am
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Originally Posted by Au4882 View Post
Questions are as follows:

1. Thinking of countering by foregoing the Ambassador upgrade en lieu of keeping the dlx harbor view room for both nights. Think this would be accepted?
2. What are the chances that they end up upgrading second night to Jr Suite during check-in, anyway?
3. Any other thoughts of how best to approach?

The big thing for me is that I don't want to change rooms, if at all possible.
Having done this twice, I can give you an idea of what the responses will be.

1. No, they treat both rooms separately because how they were booked. They will not forgo an upgrade on one and put it on the non-qualifying one. Asian hotels are very rules-based unless something happens to make them need to break the rules (I.e. An oversold situation).

2. Extremely low to none. Unless all lower room categories were already sold. Better chance possibly if you are not Asian (don't know why...based on who's reported success at upgrades vs failures).

3. If you don't want to switch rooms then forgo the first night upgrade and pay the second night to match the first, which should be a lower differential than the suite. While it's possible they might upgrade your free room to harbourview, they will not upgrade to the suite.
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Old Jan 17, 17, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by Annalisa12 View Post
When are you going? It's Chinese New Year soon.
No, this will be later in February.

Originally Posted by AtomicLush View Post
Having done this twice, I can give you an idea of what the responses will be.

1. No, they treat both rooms separately because how they were booked. They will not forgo an upgrade on one and put it on the non-qualifying one. Asian hotels are very rules-based unless something happens to make them need to break the rules (I.e. An oversold situation).

2. Extremely low to none. Unless all lower room categories were already sold. Better chance possibly if you are not Asian (don't know why...based on who's reported success at upgrades vs failures).

3. If you don't want to switch rooms then forgo the first night upgrade and pay the second night to match the first, which should be a lower differential than the suite. While it's possible they might upgrade your free room to harbourview, they will not upgrade to the suite.
Thanks! Very useful information.
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Old Jan 17, 17, 9:04 am
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No, this will be later in February.
Technically January 28th. But in reality a lot of people leave early and/or arrive back late.
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Old Jan 17, 17, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by Annalisa12 View Post
There is tons of construction going around the hotel so any other "views" apart from the harbour are really not views.
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Well we finally know what will be next door once they finish construction. If they ever finish.

https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hong-kong
How is the noise level from the construction? Is it loud enough to hear in the IC rooms?

According to the web link, construction will not be finished until 2018.
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Old Jan 18, 17, 4:07 am
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Originally Posted by Boraxo View Post
How is the noise level from the construction? Is it loud enough to hear in the IC rooms?

According to the web link, construction will not be finished until 2018.
I was there in early Jan. No noticeable noise in a harbor view room. I would avoid rooms on the backside of the hotel, there is construction now on basically all sides of the hotel which potentially also affects the junior suites at the end of the building (facing back and sideways).

They also removed most of the walkway/bridge in front of the hotel and seem to rebuilt it. No constaction when I was there, but that potentially will affect the harbor view rooms.
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Old Jan 25, 17, 1:43 am
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I am here right now in a Harborview facing room and can hear some construction noise. Just the occasional bang here and there. It's otherwise very quiet
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Old Jan 25, 17, 5:16 am
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I like the flexibility of this property. They offered well in advance an upgrade from my award room to a deluxe junior suite for six nights for a very reasonable 6750 HKD. Given that, it is nothing but a points & cash rate: Get a 8.000 HKD suite for 60.000 points plus 1125 HKD per night. I really like this approach, would love to see this in other properties, too.
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Old Jan 26, 17, 12:14 am
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Has the harbour view room nespresso machines in the room ?
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Old Jan 26, 17, 5:42 am
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Has the harbour view room nespresso machines in the room ?
Nespresso is equipped in Executive Suite or above.
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Old Jan 26, 17, 10:40 am
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Thinking about staying at the IHG Salibury location in April. Is there major renovation work going on right now?
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Old Jan 26, 17, 11:44 am
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Thinking about staying at the IHG Salibury location in April. Is there major renovation work going on right now?
I believe all the talk regarding construction is about the old Old World Center (Kowloon Renaissance Hotel) that was leveled a few years ago and a new building is going up in its place. My last time @ the IC they were about to start with the steel frame = no blockage of view from the back rooms (non harbour view). Now theres probably a steel frame plus blocking that view and since they were working on the below ground levels not much noise at all when I was there 2 yrs ago, probably wont be so quiet today, but if a person isnt in their room during the day it shouldnt matter much
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Old Jan 27, 17, 7:43 am
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Hello everyone

May I ask a question about the breakfast please?

I have booked a harbour view room and my room rate could let me choose to have breakfast in Harbourside or club lounge.

I know the view from harbourside is better, but I also notice steak is available to order in club lounge.

Where should I choose for my breakfast? Thank you
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Old Jan 28, 17, 4:09 am
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Originally Posted by kcl0203 View Post
Hello everyone

May I ask a question about the breakfast please?

I have booked a harbour view room and my room rate could let me choose to have breakfast in Harbourside or club lounge.

I know the view from harbourside is better, but I also notice steak is available to order in club lounge.

Where should I choose for my breakfast? Thank you
Now I'm in Club Lounge. IMHO, If you have Club access, you should have breakfast at Club Lounge. You can enjoy both buffets and A La Carte menu.
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