Hotel Check In: InterContinental Hong Kong

We create memories when we experience fantastic restaurants, when we stay at brilliant hotels, when we go to exotic locations and when we eat great food.

When I have a bite of something that reminds me of travel, the sights, sounds and smells of that journey instantly come flooding back.

So while I’m all for trying out new hotels with the latest and greatest inventions, they often seem to lack something significant; memories.

The InterContinental Hong Kong has fantastic memories for me.

I think I’ve made my mind up, I will always stay at the InterContinental Hong Kong and here’s why.

The lobby is magnificent. In the early evening live music plays while the sunsets over the harbour. It has the best views of Victoria Harbour. The lobby shouts the wealth an old-school of Hong Kong. It reminds me of Hong Kong’s undeniable buzz in the 1980’s. The energy and enthusiasm just can’t be duplicated anywhere else.

The hotel is also a haven to Michelin-starred restaurants. Nobu, Spoon by Alain Ducasse are represented and Yan Toh Heen the hotel’s own two star Michelin Chinese restaurant are great options. As is The Steak House Winebar & Grill, along with their buffet that has some of the most opulent food you’ve ever seen from whole lobster to sushi, roast beef and fish, to desserts that are sinful and elegant all at once.

The InterContinental is one of the few hotels in Hong Kong that has a large space for an open swimming pool. The infinity pool drops over into the harbour. With brilliant views and usually warm weather, the pool offers a great way to relax if you have a few hours off. And remember a little time in the sun can also help minimize jet lag.

003305-02-harbour-view-roomThe rooms are beautifully appointed. They blend modern with Chinese styles and all in all are among the best in the region.

But, and this is a big but, you can make your stay even more spectacular by staying on the Club Level.

This really is one of the best Club Lounges I’ve ever enjoyed. Happy hour consists of Perrier Jouet champagne and small bites of fantastic hors d’oeuvres. Tea in the afternoon and a breakfast with delicacies like cod row and other Japanese favorites along with traditional eggs and an ala carte option round it all out.

There’s also a Shanghai Tang store in the lobby. Love that!

The only problem I have when I stay at the InterContinental Hong Kong is that I don’t see much of the city because I never leave the hotel.

Well at least I enjoy the views.

This is a must for anyone who wants to get the most out of a trip to Hong Kong

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