21 AUGUST 2017
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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.”
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