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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 May 19, 17, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by todderz View Post
thanks. That review says you won't be upgraded from street side room to a harbour view room without paying a supplement. But post #940 in this thread seems to suggest that a one category upgrade from Deluxe room is Harbour View. Is that right?
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Old May 19, 17, 7:46 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)?
As an Intercontinental Ambassador, you should get a 1 category upgrade which will mean Harbour View room since you booked a Deluxe room. Last year, they were doing 2 level upgrade but apparently that stopped this year. I booked a junior suite last year and got upgraded to the executive suite. I did the same booking this year, but I got the superior suite instead. So I canceled and booked the superior suite so I would get the executive suite. The upgrade will actually show up on your reservations after 1 day of booking.
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Old May 19, 17, 10:05 am
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Originally Posted by vh_bu98 View Post
As an Intercontinental Ambassador, you should get a 1 category upgrade which will mean Harbour View room since you booked a Deluxe room. Last year, they were doing 2 level upgrade but apparently that stopped this year. I booked a junior suite last year and got upgraded to the executive suite. I did the same booking this year, but I got the superior suite instead. So I canceled and booked the superior suite so I would get the executive suite. The upgrade will actually show up on your reservations after 1 day of booking.
Thanks I canceled my reservation and re-booked a new one tonight (about four hours ago) because the price dropped since I booked.

I just checked my account online and it shows Harbour View Room.
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Old May 20, 17, 1:12 am
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Originally Posted by jphripjah View Post
Thanks I canceled my reservation and re-booked a new one tonight (about four hours ago) because the price dropped since I booked.

I just checked my account online and it shows Harbour View Room.
Has anyone stayed at both the IC HK and the Conrad HK? What are your thoughts on which property is superior?
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Old May 20, 17, 4:59 am
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Has anyone stayed at both the IC HK and the Conrad HK? What are your thoughts on which property is superior?
i have done both. If you are indifferent to location (and it might be argued that in some respects the Conrad has the better location), then the IC is I think a much better property all round. I have normally had suites at the Conrad and only had suites at the IC but the IC is far better, bigger rooms, better aspect, better service.
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Old May 20, 17, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by todderz View Post
(Apologies if this has already been asked. Did search but can't find it.)

If I book using the Ambassador free weekend night certificate then the rate doesn't include club access.

What is the price for club access on check-in?
I just checked in using Ambassador free weekend night, no club access.

Email them yesterday to ask for non-smoking room and got an email back confirming that.

The email also said the following:

By the chance of this email, we would like to introduce our Club InterContinental- an exclusive haven for business and leisure, featuring state-of-the-art facilities and personalized business and concierge services in a spacious and luxurious, but private setting for enjoying buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails.

Valuing your membership, we are pleased to offer a very special discounted price for club access. The special supplement fee is HKD 826 (originally HKD 1,180) for single / HKD 1,036 (originally HKD 1,480) for double, plus 10% service charge per room per night. Would you like to take advantage of this special offer and enjoy our luxurious club services? Please note that advance reservation is highly recommended before the club gets fully reserved.
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Old May 20, 17, 9:36 am
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Oh upon check in I was given not only a free drink certificate but another certificate for 135 HKD food and beverage credit. They said it was good for any food and beverage on the property, including room service, but excluding minibar.

So they're offering $17 USD to try to get you into a restaurant or to call room service, where you'll almost certainly end up spending much more.

I might use it tomorrow to order ala carte bacon and eggs for breakfast, the certificate should just about cover it.
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Old May 20, 17, 11:14 pm
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I'm in a ninth floor Harbour View Room. Spotted this going by a few minutes ago.

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Old May 20, 17, 11:39 pm
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I'm in a ninth floor Harbour View Room. Spotted this going by a few minutes ago.

Same procedure as almost every morning and afternoon. Enjoy your stay. We love that place.
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Old May 21, 17, 3:21 am
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Same procedure as almost every morning and afternoon. Enjoy your stay. We love that place.
It's the gambling ship - more photogenic are the junks with the red sails especially at sunset.
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Old May 21, 17, 3:27 am
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Nice shot JPH
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Old Jun 2, 17, 9:15 am
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Deluxe Harbour View Room vs. Superior junior Suite Pool View. I understand the suite is larger but which room overall has the best view and location? As an Ambassador I was upgraded to the suite but I'm not sure I want the upgrade since I like the DHV room. Suggestions?
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Deluxe Harbour View Room vs. Superior junior Suite Pool View. I understand the suite is larger but which room overall has the best view and location? As an Ambassador I was upgraded to the suite but I'm not sure I want the upgrade since I like the DHV room. Suggestions?
I normally book the pool view JS to get a proper suite with harbour view, never actually stayed in one though.
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Old Jun 3, 17, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by Raynyan View Post
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.
Hmmm...
I am able to make a reservation for early April as well as mid May...
Maybe the hotel will stay open during the renovation?
It's quite costly to close the whole hotel for a year.
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Old Jun 3, 17, 10:07 am
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If I book an award stay as an Ambassador will I be upgraded to a deluxe room? Can I pay cash to upgrade to a Harbour View room and does anyone have an idea of what that would cost? Thanks.
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