Imagine waking up to uninterrupted views of the mountains beyond the skyscrapers of downtown Hong Kong and experiencing it all change come night as the skyline creates a dazzling light show on Victoria Harbor. But where does one find such an unparalleled experience in Hong Kong?
The InterContinental Hong Kong offers 87 suites that overlook Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong Island. With a selection of suites that range from “other suites”–self-labeled by the hotel, but would undoubtedly shatter the so called “other” expectations most guests may conjure–to the 7,000-square-foot “Presidential Suite,” the InterContinental has ensured all its guests receive a taste of the suite life.
Literally rising above the rest of the suites, and recognized as Asia’s most spectacular Presidential Suite, is a duplex where you are pampered from head to toe, body and mind, morning to night. In fact, if you are going to sign on for a stay in the InterContinental Hong Kong’s Presidential Suite, you may want to consider dedicating a couple days to strictly experiencing all the suite has to offer. That starts with the fine, custom furnishings in all five of the suite’s bedrooms, dining room, and secluded study, and builds to the more extravagant amenities of a sauna, steam room and private gym. And that’s just the interior!
Take it upstairs and outside to the suite’s 2,500-square-foot rooftop terrace with an infinity swimming pool that wraps around the veranda and boasts postcard-worthy views of Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong Island. Have your 24-hour, personal butler take care of drinks and dinner while you soak in the Jacuzzi as the sun sets and allows you to experience the Hong Kong skyline as you’ve never seen it before; twinkling and seemingly intangible as the buildings fight darkness with their light.
While the Presidential Suite is undoubtedly heaven, there is only one, yet, for the rest of the InterContinental’s guests, their stay is still suite. Whether you are craving world-class cuisine, seeking relaxation, or ready for inspiration, you can do it all with the hotel’s dining, spa and Tai Chi options.
The hotel offers guests the choice of four restaurants, that include The Steak House, hosting Hong Kong’s only charcoal grill; the first international branch of Paris’ famed seafood restaurant, Rech; the popular style sushi at Nobu from classically trained sushi-chef, Nobu Matsuhisa; and two-time Michelin Star recipient, Yan Toh Heen, for some of the world’s finest Cantonese cuisine.
Work off all the indulgence in the 24-hour fitness center, with the option to book a private instructor, before finding tranquility again. The entire resort’s ambiance is dedicated to your revitalization, so you can choose to simply lounge by the infinity spa pools, or invest in a deeper relaxation through the spa and Tai Chi program.
Tai Chi is a soft martial art that Master William Ng teaches by the pool terrace on select mornings–and only for hotel guests. The complimentary classes are meant to be an inspiration for starting your day the right way. During the mornings that the Master isn’t teaching, yoga classes replace Tai Chi, in hopes to keep a steady inspiration for long term guests.
And if movement isn’t your way to get clarity, the spa will surely be the definitive moment where you separate all your stresses during your stay. The contouring, exfoliating, rejuvenating menu of wraps, scrubs and massages make choosing your treatment the most difficult part of the experience. Find comfort in knowing that whether you book hours of indulgence in the form of massage, or a shorter, still holistic treatment, you will receive a private spa suite, with a steam shower, sauna and jacuzzi to enjoy at your expense.
Regardless if you are coming to visit the city for the first, or fifth time, the InterContinental is a Hong Kong experience in itself, where pampering is a lifestyle to be indulged by all its guests. The rooms, restaurants, relaxation and rejuvenation are undeniable highlights, allowing the suites to exist as just the cherry on top in making your stay that much sweeter.
Photography by: Chiara Gerek