I am a firm believer that staying in a good hotel completes the travel experience. Of course, quality comes at a price and many people would baulk at paying so much for a room. But when you get to enjoy the hotel’s amenities and have a good night’s rest, you will understand that the money is well-spent.
For me, one of the places to stay in Hong Kong has to be Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong. The location of the 5-star hotel makes it a favourite among businessmen and leisure travellers. It is positioned on the fringe of Tsim Sha Tsui and is within walking distance – just a 10 minutes walk to East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station – to the shopping, business and entertainment districts. Furthermore, the hotel offers breathtaking views of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour.
Each of the 570 luxurious rooms and suites either present the best harbour view, or overlook the vibrant streets of Hong Kong. I had the good fortune of staying in a harbour view room, and it was really nice to wake up to the splendid view of Victoria Harbour every morning.
Start off each day with a mouthwatering breakfast buffet spread at the Cafe On M. The hotel is also home to Hoi King Heen, a 1 Michellin Star restaurant. Guests staying in the hotel – and even if visitors not staying at Intercontinental Grand Stanford – should drop by the Chinese restaurant for their exquisite Cantonese food. Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen in Hong Kong, but if you want genuine fare, The Mistral should be top of your list. It is well-known among locals for having very good Italian food. Tiffany’s New York Bar, located just off the lobby, is a New York style bar which is a perfect place to have a cocktail after dinner.
Business travellers would appreciate the services provided by Club InterContinental. Besides having personalised check-in and check-out, they also offer business and concierge services. Breakfast buffet, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails are additional perks for club members.
Be it work or play, Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong will ensure that you have a good time. If you are going to Hong Kong, you should definitely consider staying here. Intercontinental Grand Stanford is located at 70 Mody Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Tel: +852 2721 5161. Note: This was an invited media stay.