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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Hotel Guide: InterContinental Hong Kong

Hotel: InterContinental Hong Kong  香港洲際酒店
Address: 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 2721 1211

Looking for a five-star grand hotel right at Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront? InterContinental Hong Kong offers stunning panoramic night view and skyline of the world-famous Victoria Harbour of Hong Kong, directly from its spectacular lobby lounge and luxurious hotel guest rooms!

InterContinental Hong Kong

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InterContinental Hong Kong @ Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront

Features

Apart from being a hotel offering accommodation, InterContinental Hong Kong is a famous venue for two activities: wedding banquets and afternoon high-tea. The design of the venue and the level of service the crew offers are only part of the reason. The other significant reason is the panoramic view of Victoria Harbour right at the waterfront. 

Victoria Harbour from InterContinental Hong Kong


In Hong Kong, a woman is considered to be 'lucky' (in terms of chances of guaranteed happiness and wealth) if she gets married at InterContinental Hong Kong or Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. She will most likely spend her afternoons at these hotels to have high-tea with her fellow rich housewives.

Location

Standing right at the tip of Kowloon peninsula, InterContinental Hong Kong is physically at Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. Just like a belt on a stunning dress, the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars surrounds InterContinental Hong Kong on its harbour facing side. The city facing side of InterContinental Hong Kong points at the origin of Nathan Road and Signal Hill. One can say that the junction of Salisbury Road and Nathan Road where InterContinental Hong Kong oversees is where civilization began in Kowloon Peninsula in the 1800s.


Although the InterContinental Hong Kong shares a prime neighbourhood with The Peninsula Hong Kong and Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, it requires some walking from the main road and nearby public transport station. Taxi would be the best choice if you wish to hop off at the main entrance.


Attractions

You can access most attractions at Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront by feet. However, the walk from InterContinental Hong Kong is longer than others. If you likes to walk or jog, explore Tsim Sha Tsui East and Hung Hom area by following the jogging path on the North East end of Avenue of Stars.

Victoria Harbour and Avenue of Stars from InterContinental Hong Kong

IFC from the front door of InterContinental Hong Kong
 
The construction site of ex-New World Centre

If you are tired of shopping in the main Tsim Sha Tsui shopping area (i.e. the area around Canton Road and Nathan Road), check out the two shopping complexes near InterContinental Hong Kong: Sogo Department store and the underground shopping area of East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station. This underground tunnel that connects Tsim Sha Tsui and East Tsim Sha Tsui station cum shopping area is one of its kind in Hong Kong. The construction area next to the InterContinental Hong Kong was the New World Center, a shopping and office complexes that has been demolished and currently being rebuilt.





Gossips

After some sort of purchase acquisitions, the InterContinental Hotel Group now runs two hotel in the same area. One is the InterContinental Hong Kong which is an iconic hotel at Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. The other one is InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong at Tsim Sha Tsui East. While the Grand Standford Hotel has be granted an InterContinental crown, it lacks the class that InterContinental Hong Kong has. It would not be a good idea to mix up the two hotels.