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This is a luxury Hong Kong hotel that takes a new look at hospitality. Hotel ICON is all about individuality and a celebration of Hong Kong’s finest. We’re passionate about local culture - art, design, fabulous food and a modern sparkle packaged up with perfect service. But we also have an undeniably international style and this is reflected throughout every aspect of our service. It is what makes Hong Kong unique - the representation everywhere of different cultures. Yet, you’ll find the ambience here familiar and comfortable - the perfect balance of high style and traditional hospitality - exciting yet informal, responsive and passionate. This hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon reflects the true essence of Hong Kong.

Hotel ICON is a very special hotel with an equally special purpose: Not only does it embody all the creative energy and spirit of Hong Kong, it’s a “learning environment” on which the aspirations of future hoteliers come to life as part of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an extension of its School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM).

In our little universe, students, teachers, and seasoned hospitality professionals come together united by one goal: to make your stay utterly memorable and pleasurable.

Thinking Green

Thinking GREEN

When you are as big on local culture as Hotel ICON, preserving it comes naturally. We work with employees and guests to ensure green practices are in place hotel-wide, and we’re excited to share our eco-initiatives.

Designed Green
Over eight thousand plants (8,603 plants, 71 species) grow in the vertical garden that greets guests in our lobby. We love adding that extra flush of green to our city, but more important is the pure oxygen that the plants generate. In addition, a green roof and podium and a landscaped garden help clean air and reduces energy use for heating and cooling.

Energy Saving
The hotel has been awarded the CarbonCare® Label by Carbon Care Asia Ltd which recognises our achievement in carbon footprint reduction.

We cut CO2 emissions and save between 25 and 28 per cent on energy consumption by using water cooling systems for our chiller plant cooling instead of air. We convert what would be waste energy to create pre-cool (in summer) or pre-heat (in winter) fresh air, and use heat pumps to pre-heat water in for our swimming pools and our guest rooms.

We maximize use of natural ventilation and lighting, and when we must use lamps, we always choose high efficiency LED. If a space is not being used, our sensors know to switch off all lights and other electric functions. That’s when we love technology.

Recycling and Sustainability
Paperless check-in is not only speedy; it saved 2.39 tons of paper or 40 trees, last year. We also recycle our garbage, including glass and plastic bottles, paper and aluminum cans, as well as cooling tower water. Our We Care program allows guests to choose when they want linens and towels replaced.

Corporate Social Responsibility
We love traditions here at Hotel ICON. Excess edible food from our kitchens is donated to the “Food Angels” organization, which provides healthful food for local families in need. Our glass is recycled as part of the City’s Glass Container Recycling programme.

Smoke-free Policy
Underlining our commitment to provide healthier environments for our guests and associates, Hotel ICON is a non-smoking building. Guest rooms, restaurants and a majority of public areas are smoke free.

To reduce carbon footprint, ICON is introducing Green Limousine Service by Tesla. The all-electric, silent, smooth and emission-free vehicle delivers an exhilarating performance to transport you around Hong Kong.
The Tesla house car is yet another step in Hotel ICON’s commitment to sustainability. We will soon introduce our brand new Electric Bus for the round-the town service.

If you think green too and want to know more, don’t hesitate to contact for more details on Hotel ICON’s Green Policies.


As a hotel we always want to stand out from others. We want to engage and inspire all those who walk through the doors of our luxury Hong Kong hotel – both front and back. Feel free to contact one of our executives for more information about Hotel ICON.

Richard Hatter
General Manager
Tel: (852) 3400 1089

Amy Ho
Marketing Communication Manager 
Tel: (852) 3400 1189


  • Terence Coran

    TERENCE CONRAN - Interior Designer

    Designer of Above & Beyond and a byword for stylish international design, Terence Conran started his practice in 1956 with Mary Quant among his first clients. In 1964 he opened Habitat, which grew into a large contemporary furniture and household goods chain. In the 1980s, he founded The Design Museum, expanded the Conran Shop and moved the flagship store to its current home at The Michelin Building in London and founded a publishing group, Conran Octopus. In the 90s he played a major role in the regeneration of London, creating many iconic restaurants worldwide including Bibendum, Quaglino’s, Mezzo and Pont de la Tour in London. Conran & Partners was presented with the prestigious Hotel Design of the Year award at the European Hotel Design awards 2009. Sir Terence Conran also won the Outstanding Contribution to Hotel Design award, acknowledging his work on a variety of hotels including the Boundary in the UK, The Fitzwilliam in Ireland, Das Triest in Austria, The Park Hotels in India, Martinhal in Portugal, and Niki Club in Japan.

  • Rocco Yim

    ROCCO YIM - Architect

    The creator of the Hotel ICON building on Science Museum Road, Rocco Yim is one of Hong Kong’s most prominent design architects. His practice has been responsible for the design of many of the defining buildings in the region including the International Finance Centre, Hong Kong Station and Guangdong Museum. With other iconic commercial buildings such as iSQUARE and One Peking Road to his credit, the company is one of three finalists in the competition for the far-reaching West Kowloon Cultural District project.

  • Patrick Blanc

    DR PATRICK BLANC - Creator of the Vertical Garden

    The vertical garden at Hotel ICON is designed by Patrick Blanc, the French creator of the vertical greenery concept and a botanist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research. Patrick specialises in plants from tropical rainforests and since 1982, he has studied the many ways plants adapt to extreme conditions, especially the very low light levels and soilless supports. His work can now be found in eco-aware arts centres, shopping malls, hotels and company offices worldwide. He has received numerous awards including the French 1993 Academy of Sciences, Botany, 1999 Innovation Contest, Ministere de la Recherche, Talent d’or 2002 du Sommet du Luxe et de la Creation, RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects, 2010. Since 1994, he has created over 200 public vertical gardens as well as many private installations, including his most famous, the Quai Branly Museum in Paris.

  • William Lim

    WILLIAM LIM, FAIA - Interior Design Director

    The interior designer of Hotel ICON, William Lim has had a long and eminent career. He studied at Cornell University and worked in the US after graduation before returning to Hong Kong in 1987. He assumed the position of Managing Director at CL3 Architects Ltd in 1993, specialising in Interior Architecture for the Hospitality, Corporate, Retail and Residential design sectors. Lim is a member of the American and Hong Kong Institute of Architects, and holds a variety of academic posts both locally and internationally.

  • Vivienne Tam

    VIVIENNE TAM - Designer of the VT Suite

    Vivienne Tam is a fashion designer currently based in New York. She was born in Guangzhou, China and moved as a child to Hong Kong where she attended Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Vivienne’s clothing brand is inspired by fusion of Chinese design and modern fashion and today, her shops can be found in most major cities around the world. She authored China Chic, a book on Chinese style, has created a range of designer netbooks and has also designed costumes for Hollywood movies.

  • Barney Cheng

    BARNEY CHENG - Uniform Designer

    The creator of Hotel ICON’s distinctive uniforms, Barney Cheng is one of Hong Kong’s most famous style guru. He is best-known for beautiful bespoke gowns for some of Hong Kong’s leading ladies and society trendsetters. After studying textiles at the Royal Academy of Arts in London; costume at Parson’s School of Design in Paris; Barney graduated with a Fine Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and returned to Hong Kong to set up his design studio. His signature ‘Extravagant Simplicity’ styling can be seen in his jewellery, bridal, evening and special occasion designs as well as his uniform designs.

  • Freeman Lau

    FREEMAN LAU - Hotel Curator

    Freeman is a Hong Kong native and another alumni of Hong Kong Polytechnic. He has won over 300 awards in local and international art and design competitions. His design for Watson’s Water bottle was an international award winner, combining art, culture, design, and culture with business acumen. He was awarded the Outstanding PolyU alumni Awards in 2001, and has been presented with the Bronze Bauhinia Star in recognition of his contribution to enhancing the identity of Hong Kong.

  • Tommy Li

    TOMMY LI - Logo Creator

    As creator of the distinctive Hotel Icon logo, Tommy Li is one of the best-known logo designerin Hong Kong, renowned for his “audacious visual designs”. With over 550 awards to his name including a “Gold Pencil” award in 2007 at New York’s “The One Show”, he is one of few local designers to have generated a real presence in the international market. His major clients include Chow Sang Sang Holdings International Ltd., Dairy Farm Group (First Choice), Honeymoon Dessert and Shanghai Watch etc.

  • Yang Rutherford

    YANG RUTHERFORD - Brand Builders

    From the design of this website to guest items found on every floor of our hotel, Yang Rutherford’s creative vision is very much in evidence at Icon. Shaping the hotel’s visual identity system, founding partners Jimmy Yang and Andrew Rutherford spent over a year helping to build the Icon brand. Their creative brand work includes the naming and visual identity design of all three hotel restaurants: Above & Beyond; The Market; and Green.

    During their 25-year careers, creating unique and memorable identities for global brands such as Johnnie Walker and Universal Studios as well as the British fashion designer Ozwald Boateng, the pair have received numerous design accolades including the New York Festival Gold, Euro Best, DBA Design Effectiveness Award. Their work is also featured in design annuals such as D&AD, Art Directors Club and Communication Arts. In addition to Hotel ICON, Yang Rutherford is particularly well-known for its branding work on some of the world’s leading hotels such as L’Hotel in Paris, The Upperhouse in Hong Kong and the Swire Hotels group.

  • Cheung Yee

    Cheung Yee - Fortune 60

    Cheung Yee is renowned for his cast paper murals. The art of Cheung Yee possesses a strong personal style with a unique vocabulary and reflected the ancient Chinese philosophy. Red is the predominant colour of this series of prints, as Cheung favours the use of unified, somber colours, which reinforce the sense of texture and massiveness of his forms. To him, red is a colour steeped in the Chinese culture, the colour of the Zhou dynasty and in the shade of seal paste.

    Location: Above & Beyond Executive Club (28/F)

  • Chow Chu Fai

    Chow Chun Fai - Cityscape

    The twisted perspective is created by the dense urban environment, while the use of lines and colours are inspired by the speed of the street. These works were made with enamel paint, which is an unusual paint for artworks as it is hard to be applied on canvas. The shiny texture implies its subject matter.

    Location: Above & Beyond Executive Club (28/F)

  • Hung Keung

    Hung Keung - Dao Gives Birth to One

    Through experimental installations, the digital media artist Hung Keung examines the possibilities of a relationship between human beings and Dao. At the root of Hung Keung’s work is a preoccupation with the longevity of Chinese culture. He questions how human beings in modern society interact with the concept of the ancient “Dao” philosophy.

    He first became interested in Chapter 42 of Dao De Jing, a core text of Daoism, and the passage led him to explore how these ‘thousand things’ are created and generalised in the universe. He began with the notion that the number ‘one’ symbolizes the beginning of the universe. In this work, Hung Keung used computer animation to create a three-dimensional character of “one,” the stroke “─”, which he then projected onto a white background.

    Location: Hotel Lobby

  • Fashion Shoots

    Students from Institute of Textiles & Clothing (ITC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Fashion Shoots

    Apart from showcasing the masterpieces done by renowned artists, Hotel ICON also provides the local talents a platform to display their work. Carefully selected and regularly updated by Hotel Curator Freeman Lau, these art pieces were chosen to showcase the creative visions and talents of PolyU ITC students.

    Location: Guestroom Floors (10/F-20/F)

  • Justin Wong

    Justin Wong - Ai~City!

    Ai~City! is an attempt to reveal the city life through a virtual landscape from a bird's eye view. The images are self-generated landscapes driven by basic looping function. It aims to challenge and reshuffle the idea of "time"; in order to bring out the boring moment in our city life. The work aims to trigger viewers' imagination about our city and the ways of living.

    Location: Guestroom Floors (21/F-27/F)

  • Kan Tai Keung

    Kan Tai Keung - Cloud Valley

    Chinese ink painting, Cloud Valley, is a triptych, which is a continuation of the signature style of Kan’s calligraphic landscape paintings in the recent decade. He, a renowned painter/designer, captures the partial image of different Han character and transforms it into mountain, valley and river. Kan blends the aesthetic of design and traditional technique in his modern ink painting.

    Location: Timeless (9/F)

  • Kim Sung Ho

    Kim SungHo - View of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak

    Kim SungHo’s artwork captures cityscapes at night or dawn, and the harbour scenes illuminated by light reflected from the water. His night scenes appear to be realistic representations of the cityscape at a glance, but upon closer examination they become abstract elements. He merges figuration and abstraction through his distinctive brushwork. His work gives birth to life and vitality through a combination of two contradictory elements, darkness and brightness.

    Location: Above & Beyond Lounge (28/F)

  • Nancy Chu Woo

    Nancy Chu Woo - Aubergine

    To Nancy, still life means life. The dominant characteristics of her art are color and abstraction; through such major themes as nudes, vegetables, fruits and landscape, she feels there is a living force inside their structural and sensuous elements. She brought this pair of aubergine from France and painted them with spontaneity and passion, like a piece of sculpture in progress.

    Location: The Market – Private Dining Room (2/F)

  • Tsang Chui Mei

    Tsang Chui Mei - Three Heroes

    Tsang possesses unparalleled skills and knowledge in both Chinese literati tradition and Western abstract expressionism. Three apples in the painting represent “three heroes", one on top and two at the bottom to form the stable posture of a mountain. Two tiny chairs and a suspended window, represents a misplaced alter-reality. Depiction of flowers, painted in a similar brushwork of Chinese ink painting, is the way to neutralize the consequences of everyday stress.

    Location: Above & Beyond Private Dining Room 3 (28/F)


Hotel ICON represents the combined efforts of Hong Kong’s most creative talents including Rocco Yim, Terence Conran, Patrick Blanc, William Lim, Tommy Li, Barney Cheng and Freeman Lau. Standing as a testament to design innovation, this luxury Hong Kong hotel features work from acclaimed local and international talents.




100 Top Tables 2016

by South China Morning Post

Above & Beyond has been listed on South China Morning Post’s 100 Top Tables for four consecutive year under the Chinese category.

The 100 Top Tables is the CEO’s top dining guide to Hong Kong and Macau for entertaining clients. The guide includes everything from the best private dining rooms and corkage fees as well as countless tips for choosing the perfect place to host your guests, impress them and celebrate your special occasions.


Best Couples Treatment

by Prestige

Angsana Spa Hotel ICON by Banyan Tree has been named as the Best Couples Treatment: Duet Treatment in the Prestige Hong Kong Beauty & Spa Awards 2016.


Four Star Rating Award

by Forbes Travel Guide

Hotel ICON has once again named as a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide.


Travellers' Choice 2016 - Top 25 Hotels in China and Top 25 Hotels for Service in China

by TripAdvisor

Hotel ICON has again earned the coveted honour from TripAdvisor, the world’s most popular hotel review site in its just-released list of the highest-rated hotels in China. It’s a great success for the brand because it really shows how much the brand has grown and what it has come to represent.



Orbitz’s 2015 Best In Stay Awards

by Orbitz

Orbitz Worldwide, recently announced the winners of the 2015 Best In Stay Awards. Hotel ICON was named one of the winners in the category “2015 Orbitz Best In Stay Elite: Destination Winners in Top 10 International Markets”, receiving the highest customer rating for hotels in Hong Kong.


Expedia Insiders’ Select 2015

by Expedia

Hotel ICON was again chosen as one of the top-ranked Expedia Insiders’ Select 2015, a yearly award distinguishing leading hotel service by experienced travelers. Hotel ICON is the only selected hotel in Hong Kong among all 650 hotel winners worldwide.


Best Buffet in Hong Kong 2015

by Weekend Weekly

The Market has been listed on Weekend Weekly Best Hong Kong Buffet 2015 for its extensive food variety and distinctive quality.


Award of Excellence – The 2015 Restaurant Awards

by Wine Spectator

Above & Beyond has earned the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator 2015 Restaurant Wine List Awards. Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards recognize restaurants with excellent wine selections and appropriate cuisine pairing. Only restaurants offer accurate and complete wine list that include vintages and appellations are qualified.


OpenRice Best Restaurant Awards 2015 – The Best Buffet and The Best Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui


The Market was chosen as the Best Buffet in an annual poll of Hong Kong diners for the fourth time at OpenRice Best Restaurant Awards. The restaurant has also been voted as one of the Best Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui area among 1,611 restaurants.


U Favourite Food Awards 2015 - The Best Buffet

by U Magazine

The Market has once again been voted as the best buffet in the U Favourite Food Awards 2015.


100 Top Tables 2015

by South China Morning Post

Above & Beyond has been listed on South China Morning Post’s 100 Top Tables for the third consecutive year under the Chinese category.

The 100 Top Tables is the CEO’s top dining guide to Hong Kong and Macau for entertaining clients. The guide includes everything from the best private dining rooms and corkage fees as well as countless tips for choosing the perfect place to host your guests, impress them and celebrate your special occasions.


Four Star Rating Award

by Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide has unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Hotel ICON, as a new Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, and the hotel also has the unique distinction of being the only teaching and research hotel in the world to receive a Four-Star official Star Rating by Forbes Travel Guide.


Travellers' Choice 2015 - Top 25 Hotels in China, Top 25 Luxury Hotels in China, Top 25 Best Service Hotels in China & Top 25 Hotels for Romance in China

by TripAdvisor

Hotel ICON has again earned the coveted honour from TripAdvisor, the world’s most popular hotel review site in its just-released list of the highest-rated hotels in China. It’s a great success for the brand because it really shows how much the brand has grown and what it has come to represent.


Bites of Distinction 2014

by CRAVE Magazine

Above & Beyond has been awarded CRAVE Magazine’s Bites of Distinction Award for the second time. This award is a round-up of Hong Kong and Macau's finest restaurants and designation of a quality experience.

January's 2014 Gold Circle Award

by Agoda

Hotel ICON had been named as one of the winners of's 2014 Gold Circle Award. The hotel is again recongnized exceeding guest expectation in offering unique, world-class service.



2014 TARGET Taste - The Best Restaurants


The Market is awarded as the best ethnic cuisine by TARGET magazine in China. TARGET is a luxury lifestyle guide for elite and the upper class.


Award for Excellence in Training and Development

by Hong Kong Management Association

Hotel ICON's Work-Integrated-Education Programme and Elite Management Programme, have been rewarded by the Hong Kong Management Association.  The fully-integrated teaching and learning education programmes train the students to become future hospitality leaders.


Top 10 Restaurant Award - Buffet

by WOM guide

Among over 300 buffet restaurants in Hong Kong,The Market has been selected as one of the top 10 buffets by WOM. The restaurant has once again been recognized for the remarkable food and service.


Top 15 swimming pools


The swimming pool at Hotel ICON is overlooking Hong Kong's iconic harbour and skyline. It has been selected as 1 of the top 15 swimming pools in Asia Pacific by Wego, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East.


Expedia Insiders' Select 2014

by Expedia

Once again, Hotel ICON was included in the coveted list of top hotels by Expedia Insiders' Select 2014, an annual award recognizing the very best hotels and resorts worldwide, as judged by the experiences of Expedia customers. Only the top hotels with the highest scores are chosen as winners.


Weekend Weekly Best Ever Dining Awards 2014 – Restaurant with the Best View

by Weekend Weekly

Located on Level 28 with panoramic views of Victoria Harbour, Above & Beyond Chinese Restaurant has been named as the Restaurant with the Best View in “Weekend Weekly Best Ever Dining Awards 2014”.


OpenRice Best Restaurant Awards 2014 – The Best Buffet and The Best Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui


The Market was chosen as the Best Buffet in an annual poll of Hong Kong diners for the third time at OpenRice Best Restaurant Awards. This year, the restaurant has also been voted as one of the Best Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui area. There are more than 1,640 restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui.p>


U Favourite Food Awards 2014 - The Best Buffet

by U Magazine

The Market has been voted as the best buffet by a group of local food critics and readers of U Magazine.


100 Top Tables 2014

by South China Morning Post
Above & Beyond has been selected as one of the 100 Top Tables 2014 by South China Morning Post for the 2nd year in a row. The 100 top restaurants in Hong Kong and 20 in Macau nominated by an expert panel of SCMP restaurant critics and lifestyle experts who have been passionately exploring restaurants new and old. 

Covering a global-trotter’s delight of cuisines - from Cantonese and Chinese regional fair, to French, Italian, Japanese and other European and fusion selections, the guidebook truly reflects Hong Kong as the gastronomical paradise that it is.


Travellers' Choice 2014 - Top 25 Hotels in China, Top 25 Luxury Hotels in China & Top 25 Hotels for Romance in China

by TripAdvisor

We won three prestigious TripAdvisor awards again, it shows that Hotel ICON’s guests really value the unique ICON experience.


UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Enterprises

by United Nations World Tourism Organization

Hotel ICON was among the honourees at the United Nation's World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism 2013. We were the only hotel in Asia to receive this honour and were also the sole candidate from Greater China this year and the only hotel nominated. The UNWTO Awards are conferred every year by the UNWTO and the UNWTO Knowledge Network to highlight innovation and application of Knowledge in Tourism.


200 Dishes to Try Before Moving to Mars

by WOM

Our signature dish, Crispy-fried Sweet and Sour Iberian Pork with Red Wine Vinegar from Above & Beyond has been selected as one of the 200 dishes to try before moving to Mars by WOM. This annual restaurant guide featuring 200 must-try eateries in Hong Kong.


Best Chinese Restaurant

by Hong Kong Tatler

Above & Beyond has been named as one of the best Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong by Hong Kong Tatler Best Restaurant 2014.

This annual Guidebook is the oldest and most prestigious restaurant guide in the city since 1984. The restaurants are selected by the in-house editorial team, along with an independent panel which bring unbiased reviews of the region’s most sophisticated restaurants.