InterContinental Hong Kong is having its biggest renovation in 30 years as part of its rebranding project to become Regent Hong Kong, its original name when it opened in 1980.
The hotel will close for two years on April 20, 2020 and reopen as Regent Hong Kong in 2022.
The total transformation will span all guest rooms and suites including bathrooms, all public areas, restaurants and event venues, as well as a refresh of the building façade with a contemporary new look.
Yan Toh Heen, the hotel’s 1-Michelin star Cantonese restaurant, will remain open throughout the renovation, with access via the adjoining K11 Musea.
Following a global search for a design visionary for the iconic waterfront flagship property, Hong Kong-born Chi Wing Lo has been appointed as the architect/designer.
Goodwin Gaw, Chairman and Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners, which led the acquisition of the hotel in 2015 on behalf of a consortium of investors, shared, “We are thrilled to work with Chi Wing Lo, who has over 30 years of experience in the United States, Greece and Italy. His designs combine superb craftsmanship and ingenuity with innovative use of materials and a unique and timeless aesthetic. He is now exclusively devoting his time to the design creation and return of the legendary Regent Hong Kong.”
Gaw continued, “On behalf of the owning companies, we are committed to returning the property back to its glory days as one of the most prestigious hotels in the world. Following this exciting transformation and rebranding, the hotel will once again become an iconic flagship property for Regent Hotels & Resorts and a jewel of Hong Kong.”
InterContinental Hong Kong is internationally acclaimed as one of the world’s leading hotels, with a coveted Five-Star rating from the Forbes Travel Guide. It is famous for its panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong’s skyline. The 503-room hotel opened in 1980 as the Regent Hong Kong which was owned by IHG up to 2015 and has operated under the InterContinental brand since 2001. For four decades the hotel has had a loyal following and special place in the hearts of both the local Hong Kong community and global travellers who frequent the property for its acclaimed dining, accommodation, harbour views, and its outstanding service.
IHG acquired a majority stake in Regent Hotels and Resorts in March 2018 and has been working together with the owners to renovate the hotel and reopen the property as Regent Hong Kong. The Regent Hong Kong was not only a great hotel, but it was also part of the memory of all Hong Kong people.
InterContinental Hong Kong colleagues will be supported with opportunities, wherever possible, within IHG properties after the hotel closes. They will also be given priority to re-join the hotel when it re-opens and be part of the transformation for its re-opening and relaunch.
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