IHG Opens New Hotels In Hong Kong

InterContinental Hotels Group has bolstered its portfolio in Hong Kong with the opening of 2 new hotels in the Special Administrative Region. The Denham-based hospitality giant welcomed the 300-room Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East and adjoining 359-room Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, situated in the rapidly developing Tseung Kwan O district with easy access to the rest of Hong Kong via the extensive MTR subway network.


Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East

Welcoming its first guests today, the Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East presents the brand’s modern, fuss-free accommodations. Each guestroom is cleanly designed and furnished with the signature Holiday Inn bed, ensure bathroom with massaging shower, LCD television, iPod docking station, complimentary high-speed internet access, workdesk with ergonomic chair, in-room safe, minibar and coffee-/tea-making facilities.


Guests will appreciate the brand’s complimentary Smart Start breakfast featuring eight choices. For lunch and dinner, dining options include JIN Cuisine, a contemporary restaurant designed to be a place of calm and serenity and offering Shanghai and Cantonese cuisine highlighted by delicate dim sum and traditional delicacies. Japan’s renowned Inagiku Japanese Restaurant family partners the hotel with INA, serving a menu of authentic Japanese cuisine including tempura, teppanyaki, sushi and sashimi.


Located on the 8th floor, Green Terrace is an open air, yet sheltered haven for leisure activities. For added guest convenience, the space features an internet corner, fitness equipment, reading area, automatic vending machines and self-service laundry.


Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East

Housing one of the largest ballrooms in Hong Kong, the Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East soft-opened last month and has been designed to serve the city’s dynamic MICE market. The well-appointed guestrooms and suites offer panoramic city views and feature spacious, effective workspaces together with high-quality amenities. Guests staying in the hotel’s club rooms on the 40th to 45th floors enjoy additional space, complimentary internet and lounge access.


3 restaurants offer venues for casual business lunches and elaborate dinners. Chef’s Table provides an “East-meets-West” a la carte menu, while Cielo is an Italian restaurant on the hotel’s highest floor, with a large outdoor terrace looking out to the east side of Victoria Harbour. With its modern Chinese decor, Tsz Yuet Heen is perfect for hosting guests to dim sum and other dishes before adjourning to the Lobby Bar for cocktails.


True to its meetings focus, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East offers some of the best business and MICE facilities in the region. Eleven meeting rooms with a total of 2,400 square meters of event space can accommodate up to 1,000 people for a sit down banquet and 2,000 guests for receptions. The spectacular Grand Ballroom is one of the largest in Hong Kong, with 1,030 square meters of flexible configurable, pillar less space, a 6.75-meter high ceiling and built-in LCD projectors with multiple drop-down large-format screens.


For recreation, guests can utilize the Sense of Touch Spa for rejuvenating treatments. There is a 24-hour gym with stairs leading up to the 25-metre-long outdoor swimming pool on the floor above, while guests opting to take in the outdoors can head to the terrace with wicker lounge seating.


With the 2 new hotels, IHG now operates 8 properties across its InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands in Hong Kong. The company is gearing up to open the boutique-style Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island in Wanchai early next year.


For more information, visit www.ichotelsgroup.com.

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