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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 16, 18, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by vh_bu98 View Post
The ICHK only does 1 level upgrades now, so if you booked a Deluxe Junior Suite then you will get upgraded to an Intercontinental Superior Suite. If you want to be upgraded to the Executive Suite, you will have to book the Superior Suite then.

Is there a big difference? Well, they are the same size but the superior suite is shaped more triangular and the bedroom is separated. The Executive Suite doesn't have the separation between living and sleeping area so it's more open and feels roomier. The Executive suite also gives you better toiletries. I prefer the Executive suite myself.
How do you rate the view between the 2 suites? I was thinking of booking a Superior Junior Suite thinking I would be upgraded to an Executive Suite as an RA but seems that won't be the case.
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Old Jan 16, 18, 3:55 pm
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Old Jan 16, 18, 6:18 pm
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One difference is Deluxe Junor Suites upwards, for those who like this kind of thing, the large walkin shower is then also a steamroom
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Old Jan 17, 18, 12:59 am
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How do you rate the view between the 2 suites? I was thinking of booking a Superior Junior Suite thinking that as an RA I would be upgraded to the Executive Suite but it seems that's not the case.
the -16 deluxe Junior suites have the best view. the executive junior suite are just a bigger room with a not that good (still very good) view. i am personally more than happy with that room type and declined upgrades to the bigger Junior suite. We spend New Year's Eve in a Deluxe Junior suite and were more than satisfied space- and viewwise.
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Old Jan 17, 18, 3:51 am
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the -16 deluxe Junior suites have the best view. the executive junior suite are just a bigger room with a not that good (still very good) view. i am personally more than happy with that room type and declined upgrades to the bigger Junior suite. We spend New Year's Eve in a Deluxe Junior suite and were more than satisfied space- and viewwise.
Ah thanks I was thinking that the bigger suites would have better views, I don't really need loads of space as there is only 2 of us and just want the view for my partners first visit to Hong Kong.
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Old Jan 17, 18, 7:54 am
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So if you are a RA book two categories below Deluxe Junior Suite, email them and leave no doubt that you want a -16 type suite. We had 1516 on NYE and were more than satisfied. it gives an about 210° view from there since these suites are slightly angled. Space is absolutely sufficient. The category above has a bigger bathroom and more space for plenty of luggage, not really an asset and an 180° view. The superior Junior Suites are two smallish rooms and do really only make sense if you need a separate smallish living room.
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Old Jan 17, 18, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by shoven View Post
How do you rate the view between the 2 suites? I was thinking of booking a Superior Junior Suite thinking I would be upgraded to an Executive Suite as an RA but seems that won't be the case.
Sorry, I didn't know that you were a RA. You should get a 2 level upgrade then. I would definitely call them to make sure it goes through.

Originally Posted by Flying Lawyer View Post
the -16 deluxe Junior suites have the best view. the executive junior suite are just a bigger room with a not that good (still very good) view. i am personally more than happy with that room type and declined upgrades to the bigger Junior suite. We spend New Year's Eve in a Deluxe Junior suite and were more than satisfied space- and viewwise.
Is there such a thing as an "executive junior" suite? According to their website, it goes from Junior, Executive, Deluxe, Terrace, CEO and Presidential in terms of suites.

I stayed in the executive suite for two stays and my suite was located on a high floor dead center of the hotel with a full view of Victoria Harbour.
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Old Jan 17, 18, 4:15 pm
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Thanks for all the info guys, I think things were simpler when I was an ambassador just book a club room and go from there, now that club is a benefit it takes a bit more thought for which room to book lol
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Old Jan 17, 18, 6:02 pm
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Thanks for all the info guys, I think things were simpler when I was an ambassador just book a club room and go from there, now that club is a benefit it takes a bit more thought for which room to book lol
Not really, it is only now you'll be checking room descriptions of IC's and find hotels run along 3-lines regards Club Lounge access and association ith booked rooms
o Club Room and all Suites
o Club Room only (all other rooms need to pay suplement)
o No Club with any room/suite. Club is a suplement option no matter which room guest books (though might not be offered on entry level basic room)

plus a few IC's offer Club Experience w/o having a Lounge at a suplement to room rates (eg IC Amstel )
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Old Jan 18, 18, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by vh_bu98 View Post
Sorry, I didn't know that you were a RA. You should get a 2 level upgrade then. I would definitely call them to make sure it goes through.



Is there such a thing as an "executive junior" suite? According to their website, it goes from Junior, Executive, Deluxe, Terrace, CEO and Presidential in terms of suites.
You are right. I should have written Executive (Junior) Suite. They call it Executive Suite but it still is a Junior Suite, bigger with a 180° view but not 210° view like the -16
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Old Feb 23, 18, 4:50 am
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Old Feb 24, 18, 2:35 pm
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can anyone confirm that the 2-level upgrade from a superior room is in fact the DELUXE harbor view room?
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Old Mar 9, 18, 1:26 am
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Currently here and the construction has really impacted the nice pool area and infinity pools. The new building takes up a lot of the view and they are working a lot in the harbour atm.

Hotel itself is really good though.
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Old Mar 9, 18, 8:00 am
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Currently here and the construction has really impacted the nice pool area and infinity pools. The new building takes up a lot of the view and they are working a lot in the harbour atm.

Hotel itself is really good though.
I will be at the hotel next month for a week, is the work in the harbour having much impact on the view?
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Old Mar 9, 18, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by shoven View Post
I will be at the hotel next month for a week, is the work in the harbour having much impact on the view?
No real impact on the big picture views from the lobby or guestrooms. There are lots of small tugs, barges, and cranes working on the Ave. of the Stars extension in front of the hotel and new building. But these are down at water level and mostly close up against the building & future walkway, so the harbor view from the hotel isn't impacted much at all.
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