Intercontinental Hong Kong is set to close on April 20 for “its biggest renovation in 30 years”.
The property will reopen as the Regent Hong Kong in 2022 after the refurbishment.
According to the hotel, the total transformation will span all guestrooms 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”.
Hong Kong-born Chi Wing Lo has been appointed as the architect and designer for the renovation.
The hotel said the transformation will position it as “one of the top hotels not only in Asia, but also as one of the world’s most iconic hotels”.
Throughout the renovation, Yan Toh Heen, the hotel’s 1-Michelin star Cantonese restaurant, will remain open with access through the K11 Musea mall, which is next to the hotel.
The property, located at the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront, was originally built as the Regent Hong Kong in 1980, before being rebranded to Intercontinental Hong Kong in June 2001 as the Asia-Pacific flagship property for the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG).
According to the hotel, two thirds of its 503 guestrooms, including all 87 suites, have harbour views. The 7,000-sqft Presidential Suite features a 2,500-sqft rooftop terrace with an infinity pool overlooking the Victoria Harbour.
Leisure facilities include the feng shui-inspired I-Spa and Pool Terrace with infinity spa pools overlooking the harbour and a 24-hour fitness centre. The 11 rooms for functions and the Intercontinental Ballroom offer over 22,000 sqft of meeting space.
“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,” said 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.
“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.”
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 the Regent Hong Kong in 2022.