InterContinental Hong Kong will close its doors to the public in early 2019 to undergo a 12- to 16-month renovation process that will transform it into a world-class hotel, according to management.
All guest rooms and suites – as well as bathrooms, public areas, restaurants and event venues – will be renovated. The hotel’s exterior will also be redesigned and modernised.
“We are thrilled and committed to returning the property back to its glory days as one of the best hotels in the world,” says Kenneth Gaw, president and managing principal of Gaw Capital Partners and managing director of Pioneer Global Group.
The hotel’s restaurants and event venues will reopen in the summer of 2019.
The only restaurant to remain open throughout the renovation will be Yan Toh Heen, a Cantonese restaurant with two Michelin stars.
Tokyo-based studio Curiosity Inc will be working on the redesign of the hotel. The firm has previously carried out projects for big-name brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi and Louis Vuitton.
Already a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel, the InterContinental is acclaimed for its excellent service, restaurants and facilities. It has retained its position on the esteemed Forbes Travel Guide since 2013.