Hotel Icon, Kowloon Hong Kong
The Hotel Icon is an excellent modern design hotel, celebrating local culture, art and cuisine in a fantastic location near Victoria Harbour. Beyond its stylish design the hotel is notable for the panoramic views of the iconic Hong Kong skyline, its excellent market style restaurant and the outdoor pool that looks out to the harbour.
The futuristic landscape of Hong Kong rising above Victoria Harbour is legendary and staying in a hotel with a view of the skyline can make your stay extra special. The Hotel Icon has both city view rooms and harbour view rooms, we think its worth either paying the small nightly supplement for the latter or at least taking a meal at the 28th floor Chinese Restaurant, which also has stunning panoramic views.
Aside from its views the Hotel Icon has developed a great reputation for style, service and quality dining in a superb location. The Market Style restaurant is an excellent concept, emulating the street markets thatHong Kongis known for. You can choose anything from deli food to dim sum to sashimi from the various chef stations. Star Ferries that cross the harbour toHong KongIslandand an MTR station are a very short walk from the hotel making it a great base for touring. Additionally you are just a stones throw from the famous shops ofNathan Road.
In summary this is a great quality hotel for anyone visitingHong Kong. The only visitors who might disagree are those who prefer a more traditional design to the Hotel Icon’s sleek modern sparkle.
Luxury - Luxury hotels would have a superb level of service, very comfortable and usually spacious bedrooms, excellent food, great design and character. For us, when we visited, these places all had the 'wow factor'. A luxury hotel should satisfy the criteria of the most discerning clients.
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