21 AUGUST 2017


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.


BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.


Email this Page

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2020 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 21 AUGUST 2017

New look for Hong Kong icon

One of the Far East’s best-known hotels has given notice it is to close for more than a year from early 2019 for what is described as a “spectacular” transformation including a redesign of its façade with a contemporary new look.

The project at the InterContinental Hong Kong, regarded as having one of the finest harbour views in the city, is expected to take 12-16 months and will cover all guestrooms and suites including bathrooms, all public areas, restaurants and event venues.

The hotel's restaurants and event venues are expected to reopen in the evenings from late summer 2019, while Yan Toh Heen, the two Michelin star Cantonese restaurant, will remain open for dinner throughout.

The InterContinental was acquired in 2015 in a campaign led by Gaw Capital Partners on behalf of a consortium of investors, including the Pioneer Global Group.

President Kenneth Gaw said: “We are committed to return the property to its glory days as one of the world’s best hotels when InterContinental Hong Kong will again become a contemporary, iconic place for global travellers and a world class destination.”


Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum

No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?

Add your comment

First Name
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.