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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 Mar 14, 17, 7:21 am
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One or two references have been made to ongoing construction work outside the Salisbury Rd IC.

Is it noisy?
Where is it?
Is it intrusive?

A picture says a thousands words. I took this short clip Monday 13th March.


I was not disturbed by the work but my room was a Harbour View.
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Old Mar 19, 17, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by Raynyan View Post
This is latest prices.

1room/1person : HK$ 1,180+10% / per night
1room/2persons : HK$ 1,480+10% / per night
1room/3persons : HK$ 2,170+10% / per night (excluded extra bed)

But if you are Ambassador, you should ask to purchase club access upon check-in. You will receive some discount.
My girlfriend is a Spire Ambassador and she's booked into SUPERIOR ROOM using the free night voucher.
Is this the only option to get club access?
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Old Mar 19, 17, 8:29 am
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Originally Posted by mobilemario View Post
My girlfriend is a Spire Ambassador and she's booked into SUPERIOR ROOM using the free night voucher.
Is this the only option to get club access?
Yes.
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Old Mar 19, 17, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by Raynyan View Post
Yes.
Can I just ask - on a AMB weekend booking - would you just pay for Club for 1 night and get it for both nights? Not for me as we're RAs.
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Old Mar 19, 17, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by quitecontrary View Post
Can I just ask - on a AMB weekend booking - would you just pay for Club for 1 night and get it for both nights? Not for me as we're RAs.
Since the hotel doesn't sell club rooms (club is an add-on to all rooms) and you must book the Ambassador Weekend rate, I don't think this is possible.
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Old Mar 19, 17, 9:18 am
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I misread the rate details - thought that JS pool view came with club access
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Old Mar 19, 17, 5:40 pm
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I misread the rate details - thought that JS pool view came with club access
It does if you are RA
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Old Mar 19, 17, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by quitecontrary View Post
Can I just ask - on a AMB weekend booking - would you just pay for Club for 1 night and get it for both nights? Not for me as we're RAs.
You need to pay for 2nights. Even if you use AMB Weekand Certificate.
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Old Mar 20, 17, 1:05 am
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Originally Posted by quitecontrary View Post
Can I just ask - on a AMB weekend booking - would you just pay for Club for 1 night and get it for both nights? Not for me as we're RAs.
Any "add ons" you buy upsell for at hotel , will be charged for each and every night

So on a bogo, upselling eg room-upgade, breakfast, lounge etc would be charged both nights

That is why an Ambassador wating club-lounge and using a bogo is advised, where hotel sells club-rooms online, to book a bogo room including club-lounge upfront
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Old Mar 20, 17, 3:44 am
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Thanks all - I just wasn't sure how it would work with a BOGOF.
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Old Apr 5, 17, 9:20 pm
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At my last visit was told that they will completely close the hotel for renovation in around one year from now. They will renovate 'everything' including the lobby, the rooms etc.
Renovation will take around one year (at least that is what they are planning for.....)
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Old Apr 5, 17, 9:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Unterwegs View Post
At my last visit was told that they will completely close the hotel for renovation in around one year from now. They will renovate 'everything' including the lobby, the rooms etc.
Renovation will take around one year (at least that is what they are planning for.....)
Curious. But they just launched Rech by Alain Ducasse Restaurant.
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Old Apr 5, 17, 11:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Chinatrvl View Post
May I ask what voucher you are talking about?

You can use the BOGO (so far) for all bookings (on weekends) except suite bookings. When you book a "room" and get upgraded to a suite, you can still use the BOGO.

Your Ambassador status will always give you a 1-level upgrade. In HKGs case, from superior to deluxe harbour view, or deluxe harbour view to (partial) harbour view junior suite, respectively.

I would stick to your original booking in your case. - Just my opinion
I am completely new to this whole thing. Could you please enlighten me. What i BOGO ? Is it some kind of discount you can get at some hotel ? If so, how ? Thanks.
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Old Apr 6, 17, 4:21 am
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I am completely new to this whole thing. Could you please enlighten me. What i BOGO ?
Ambassador membership (and renewal) comes with a free night certificate, that can be used to pay for the second night on a weekend stay at any IC hotel, valid for 12 months.
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Old Apr 6, 17, 12:38 pm
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Currently here for 4 nights. Booked 2 Del Harbour View and upgraded to 2 x Executive Suites Harbour View on the 14th floor, so can't complain especially as one night is on an AMB voucher.

Spire gift is $135 food discount voucher, AMB gets 2 x drinks vouchers per room (worth $100+ each given the prices).

Shockingly expensive here though, if you are from the UK. £30 for a margherita pizza in the lobby, £11 for a beer. Breakfast was 'reduced' to £30 each (£23 for the kids) plus tax if I agreed on arrival to take it each day.

Hotel definitely needs a refurb, can't argue with that. It is well maintained but feels old.

Construction on either side is shockingly ugly, especially around the pool. Can't hear a thing in our room to be fair. My wife was speechless when she saw the state of the building work.
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