Located on the China Sea, the city of Hong Kong is made up of the island of Hong Kong, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories in the north as well as 235 small islands for a total surface of 1,104 square kilometers. Seven million inhabitants are packed into this tiny patch of land, whose legendary name means “Port of Perfumes”, making it the city with the densest population and one of the most important in the world.This formermember of the British Empire, returned to China in 1997, continues to maintain its identity as a city for business and shopping, and the streets have retained their British as well as their Cantonese names. Although part of China once again, Hong Kong has preserved a relative autonomy.
From Victoria Peak, the highest point on the island of Hong Kong, to Kowloon and including the New Territories, this multi-faceted city possesses huge luxurious apartment and office buildings, elegant Victorian structures and Taoist temples all bearing witness to the history of this cosmopolitan metropolis and a symbol of Asian growth and success.
Art and design
The tall silhouette of the Hotel Icon in the heart of Kowloon on the Hong Kong Peninsula rises up facing the Bay of Tsim Sha Tsui. Owned by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, this atypical hotel was the work of Rocco Yim to whom Hong Kong also owes the building known as One Peking Road and the IFC.
The Icon’s 28 stories contain 262 luxurious rooms and suites. The décor was entrusted to a number of talented interior architects who created a veritable hymn to contemporary design. William Lin designed the reception area’s staircase and the suites, highlighting the concepts of comfort and space. The vegetal wall of the Green restaurant is the work of a specialist in this area, Patrick Blanc.
The art objects spread throughout the hotel were collected by designer Freeman Lau from a group of Asian artists and a young creator designed the staff uniforms. The Above and Beyond restaurant on the 28th floor, the work of Sir Terence Conran, invokes the atmosphere of a private club. In all of the higher rooms, there’s a superb view of the Hong Kong skyline.
On the 27th floor, creator Vivienne Tam decorated a suite which bearts her name. The celebrated fashion designer and graduate of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University took here inspiration from her New York apartment decorated with a blend of Chinese objects and ultra design furniture, like the red Bourellec Brothers sofa.
Add to all these features an Angsana spa on the 9th floor and the Market restaurant whose décor was inspired by the markets on the streets of Hong Kong, a highly attentive staff and an omnipresent view of the bay, and it’s perfectly clear why the Hotel Icon is an outstanding address where creativity rhymes with luxury and comfort.
Private rooms in the restaurant enable guests to ask the chef to concoct a personalized meal.
5 stars / Kowloon / Tsim Sha Tsui / Luxury / Prestige / Design / Contemporary / Restaurant / Bar-restaurant / Outdoor swimming pool on the terrace / Angsana Spa by Banyan Tree / Fitness center / Shuttle service
All year round
262 rooms including 26 suites
Double room from 200 €
Hong Kong International Airport
17 Science Museum Road
Tsim Sha Tsui East
Approximately 13 hours non stop
Approximately 8 hours
Sub-tropical climate with very little temperature variations but high humidity (average-80%)
Passport (valid at least 6 months from date of entry)
No visa required
No vaccination required
Hong Kong dollar
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