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InterContinental Hong Kong's 7,000 Sq. Ft. Presidential Suite
Constructed at a Cost of US$2.5 million
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Asia’s Most Spectacular Presidential Suite
 
HONG KONG (January 25, 2006) --- Acclaimed as one of the world’s top hotels for business and leisure and prized for its spectacular views, InterContinental Hong Kong has just completed the creation of Asia’s most spectacular Presidential Suite.  At 7,000 square feet, the 5-bedroom Presidential Suite is the largest in Hong Kong.   The suite was constructed at a cost of US$2.5 million and took 253 days and 76,120 man-hours to build. 

The Presidential Suite has a Duplex living room with 2-storey plate-glass windows showcasing the hotel’s panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island.  Most spectacular is the suite’s expansive wrap-around harbourview terrace (2500 sq. feet) with a rooftop infinity swimming pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the harbour.  The dining room, master bedroom and bathroom and private gym also have panoramic harbour views. The suite also has a private study and kitchenette.
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“We truly feel that we have created a one-of-kind suite which showcases our hotel’s unique assets, our wonderful location and fantastic view,” said Jean-Jacques Reibel, InterContinental Hong Kong’s Managing Director. “We have clients who demand this type of suite, with the extraordinary range of facilities and services it offers.”

The Presidential Suite costs HK$87,000 (approx. US$11,183) per night, inclusive of 24-hour personal butler service, roundtrip airport limousine service by guests’ choice of Phantom VI Rolls Royce, Bentley or Mercedes limousine, plus access to Club InterContinental (Executive Lounge), wireless high speed broadband internet access and personalized concierge services.

The hotel has welcomed entertainment industry moguls, celebrities, foreign dignitaries, diplomats and top international business leaders, all of who will be guests of the new Presidential Suite. Accommodating up to 36 for seated dinners and 60 for cocktails, this will also be one of the most exclusive venues in Hong Kong for intimate private events.  

InterContinental Hong Kong appointed Lim Teo + Wilkes Design Works PTE LTD of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Milan (www.ltwdesignworks.com) to design the Presidential Suite, which is the crowning jewel of the hotel’s US$40+ million enhancements to the hotel since acquiring it in June 2001 and making it the Asia Pacific flagship for InterContinental Hotels Group.  LTW Design Works was also commissioned to design the hotel’s two new specialty suites (the CEO Suite and Terrace Suite, both with large outdoor terraces and Jacuzzis overlooking Victoria Harbour) and to oversee the guest room renovations, which were the most extensive in the hotel’s 25-year history.

About InterContinental Hong Kong
Since its re-branding in June 2001 as the Asia-Pacific flagship for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hong Kong has undergone major enhancements, which have positioned it as Hong Kong’s most stylish hotel. These have included the contemporary new-look Lobby, the state-of-the art Club InterContinental (Executive Lounge), the feng shui inspired I-Spa and Fitness Centre and SPOON by Alain Ducasse.  The hotel also renovated the InterContinental Ballroom and harbourview function rooms, as well as its acclaimed Cantonese restaurant, Yan Toh Heen. In 2005 the hotel introduced THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill and renovated 65% of all guest rooms. In 2006, the hotel will complete the guest room renovations and introduce an exciting new restaurant in the fall.

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Contact:

InterContinental Hong Kong, 
18 Salisbury Road, 
Kowloon, Hong Kong.
www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com

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Also See: Majority Owner of The Regent Hong Kong to Sell Interest to Bass PLC; Four Seasons Hotels Scheduled to Cease Management Effective June 1st, 2001 / May 2001
The Inside Story on How InterContinental Hong Kong Managing Director Jennifer Fox Teamed Up with Michelin Chef Alain Ducasse to Create a New Benchmark for Hotel Restaurants in Asia / October 2003

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