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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 6, 17, 4:21 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.....)
I've confirmed they scheduled to closing from Apr. 2018 to Mar. 2019.
As of today, they are accepting the reservation until the end of Mar. 2018.
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Old Apr 7, 17, 12:32 am
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Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
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.
The only time I observed any construction a few months ago was on arriving at the property and from the gym. To be fair we didn't use the pool.

Wouldn't you be better paying for club than buying breakfast? This would get you better value at the same price point. I have always had club at this property mainly from RA but with an excellent lounge breakfast or downstairs buffet if you choose plus the other benefits, it seems perverse to just pay for breakfast.

I assume the dining credit was HKG $ but may be worth editing to avoid confusion.
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Old Apr 7, 17, 4:51 am
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Originally Posted by Land-of-Miles View Post
The only time I observed any construction a few months ago was on arriving at the property and from the gym. To be fair we didn't use the pool.

Wouldn't you be better paying for club than buying breakfast? This would get you better value at the same price point. I have always had club at this property mainly from RA but with an excellent lounge breakfast or downstairs buffet if you choose plus the other benefits, it seems perverse to just pay for breakfast.

I assume the dining credit was HKG $ but may be worth editing to avoid confusion.
Nah, best to keep my kids out of the lounge!
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Old Apr 7, 17, 5:08 am
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Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
Shockingly expensive here though, if you are from the UK
Unfortunately very true. Back in 2015 it was 12,30 HKD to the Sterling, today we are at 9,70 HKD to the Sterling. Not that bad for the Eurozone. The EUR fluctuates between 8,85 HKD and 8,05 HKD. If you account in Sterling, probably every place outside the UK appears to be shockingly expensive nowadays.
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Old Apr 7, 17, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by Unterwegs View Post
Renovation will take around one year (at least that is what they are planning for.....)
Looking forward to the reopening.
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Old Apr 12, 17, 8:44 am
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I'm using my Barclays Free Night voucher to stay at the HK IC in early May on a Saturday night.

With it being a redemption and me being a Spire Elite with IHG (but not an Amabassador). I know that there's no upgrade on the cards for free. So I e-mailed them and asked what the cost would be to upgrade to a harbour view room (it's the main reason I want to stay there) and also the price of the Lounge for one person (which appears to be a slight discount for requesting it ahead of check-in).

I got a response saying HK$800 + 10% service charge for the harbour view, and HK$826 + 10% service charge for the lounge. I've taken a look at the cash price for the rooms that night and a standard superior room is HK$2469.2 and a harbour view is HK$3175.6. That's a difference of H$705.60.

I don't really want to quibble with them over HK$95, but is it unusual for the upgrade offer to be more than the difference in the cash booking price?
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Old Apr 13, 17, 8:58 pm
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the good times have ended for RAs at IC HK, no longer getting an upgrade to a suite, you get a harbour view room

it hurts getting a downgrade after IHG just made it tougher to re-qualify for RA
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Old Apr 14, 17, 10:33 am
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If by the end of this year, the picture is that most of the expensive+decent IC's where the previous RA upgrade was Exec/Club/Suite and a decent room upgrade from entry level room..... have for +2cat taken that to extremes .. with counting eg
o room+view so eg deluxe city view, deluxe nice view, deluxe high floor
o club room (ie superior-deluxe-clubroom itself just a superior/deluxe room)

so far , this bad +2cat applies to at least
IC-HK
IC-HCMC
IC-Park Lane
IC-Berlin

Plus dumbing down (standardising) club food offerings allowed by IC's to boot

Then I will be done with IHG , both IC and non-IC going forwards, from Jan2018

Maybe we need a new RA thread with wiki, detailing before/after RA room upgrades under old rules and this new +2cat rule??
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Old Apr 14, 17, 6:45 pm
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Originally Posted by jonspencer View Post
the good times have ended for RAs at IC HK, no longer getting an upgrade to a suite, you get a harbour view room

it hurts getting a downgrade after IHG just made it tougher to re-qualify for RA
They stick to the two level upgrade + club now. Check the RA experience thread, there is a listing of the categories. They still upgrade to club and the club is still excellent.
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Old Apr 14, 17, 11:28 pm
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I too like the club at IC HK but in the end I feel the IC GS club is just as good (and more clubby) and I will get nearly the same room / view for 30%+ less $$$
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Old Apr 15, 17, 2:12 am
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I agree, Scubaccr. A thread to cover RA experiences since the enhancements is a good idea.
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Old Apr 15, 17, 3:58 am
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Originally Posted by turner32 View Post
I agree, Scubaccr. A thread to cover RA experiences since the enhancements is a good idea.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/inter...-2017-a-7.html

The list of room categories is in post #104
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Old Apr 25, 17, 5:55 pm
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Had a recent stay at IC Hong Kong for one night. During reservation, I informed them that I was celebrating wedding anniversary and to my surprised, they had some strawberries and champagne waiting for us in the room.

Although I declined get the harbour view upgrade for $90 USD (they were definitely upselling), was very impressed at the champagne selection (Perrier Jouet). As always, we enjoyed the room and the view that it offers in the main lobby. Not to mentioned, they gave me 4 drinks vouchers that we were able to use the very next morning before departing

A+ for IHG HK once again
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Old May 19, 17, 5:36 am
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I'll be here tomorrow for the first time. I'm a Spire Ambassador and booked a Deluxe Room because it was only 100 HKD more than the superior room. Will be using the free weekend night certificate.

What should I expect or reasonably request in terms of an upgrade?

I'm going to read through as much of this thread as I can but does anyone have any tips or advice to help me enjoy my stay (like any info about current construction or rooms to avoid)?
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Old May 19, 17, 5:45 am
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Here's some recent info

http://www.headforpoints.com/2017/04...ng-kong-hotel/
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