InterContinental Hong Kong, a five-star hotel located on the on the edge of Victoria Harbour in the Tsim Sha Tsui area, will stay closed for a period starting from the first quarter of 2019.
The hotel will undergo a major renovation, taking approximately 12-16 months. The work will cover the exterior design of the building, all public areas, guest rooms and suites, event venues, and restaurants. The management expects the hotel to rank as one of the best not only in Asia but also in the world after the refurbishment.
However, the hotel’s famous Cantonese restaurant Yan Toh Heen (received two Michelin stars) will stay open throughout the remodelling period. Besides, the event venues and other restaurants will start operating in the evenings from late summer 2019.
The InterContinental Hong Kong’s General Manager, Claus Pedersen, informed that their employees would also be a part of their journey to transformation. He hoped that they could offer their customers even better services after the renovation work.
Curiosity Inc. is awarded the responsibility of transforming the hotel’s iconic lobby, guest rooms, and suites. Founded by the celebrated French designer Gwenael Nicolas, the Tokyo-based studio had previously worked with some big-box retail brands such as Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Berluti, and more.
InterContinental Hong Kong is a part of the brand InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. It owns and operates 187 luxury hotels in over 60 countries around the world.