Five Reasons to check in at Hotel ICON
In need of a cheeky staycation in Hong Kong with family? Read the top reasons why Hotel ICON is the best place to stay in Hong Kong.
BEST PLACE TO STAY IN HONG KONG: WHY YOU SHOULD CHECK INTO HOTEL ICON
1. Think GREEN at Hotel ICON
Step into the hotel lobby and you are transported to a tranquil oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of Tsim Sha Tsui, think high ceilings, plenty of wood elements, and the iconic 18-metre-tall green installation right above the reception, which happens to be Asia's largest indoor vertical garden.
As you can probably tell from the ubiquitous green elements, Hotel ICON celebrates nature and sustainability, but its efforts go beyond its nature-driven decor. In fact, the property introduced Hong Kong's first electric hotel shuttle bus back in 2012, making transport between the hotel and the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui a breeze for guests in an eco-friendly way. Hotel ICON also donates all surplus edible food items from the kitchens to Food Angels, an organisation that provides healthy food for local families in need. Upon arrival, Hotel ICON provides you with a reusable shopping bag. This shopping bag will not only help save the earth, but you will avoid the fees for plastic bags when shopping in Hong Kong. In addition, each room features a filtered drinking water tap that will keep you hydrated throughout your stay. Share Hotel ICON’s sustainability efforts with your children to educate them early on eco-friendly travel and living. Being kind to the earth is an important consideration, and teaching kids to be eco-friendly is especially important. Hotel ICON prides itself on being a forward-thinking eco-friendly hotel that sets an example for future generations.
2. Tranquil Spa Haven
Run by Banyan Tree, the Angsana Spa boasts calm earthy tones and nature-driven approaches. An intuitive art of touch and high standards of dedicated service are the highlights of each Angsana Spa experience. Each Angsana Spa therapist undergoes at least 350 hours of training based on a stringent curriculum of the accredited Banyan Tree Spa Academy. For each treatment, you are pampered in a spacious private VIP treatment room that features a private jacuzzi, a private bathroom, and a separate shower room. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a foot bath before your treatments and you will enjoy refreshments after you finish your treatment. Visiting Angsana Spa is a must during your stay at Hotel ICON. It is a great escape from the fast-paced lifestyle you will notice surrounding you in Hong Kong.
3. Hong Kong Pride
Owned by Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the hotel takes pride in its local identity. Throughout the property, you will find traces of homegrown talents, including Chinese-inspired interior designs by William Lim, captivating paintings of the city streets by Chow Chun Fai on the 28/F and playful exposed light bulbs in The Market that pay tribute to the iconic local wet markets. There's also a selection of handpicked Hong Kong related books in the 28/F Club lounge, which come in handy as you indulge in a glass of champagne prior to dinner at Above & Beyond. Staying with us at Hotel ICON is a unique Hong Kong enrichment experience that you will never forget.
4. Sweet Perks
You will love the bottomless mini bar in your room which has a good mix of naughty and healthy snacks, soft drinks and liquor. Thanks to the Club programme, you can enjoy private check-in and check-out services away from the crowd on the 28/F. Sunsets are best spent lounging in the cosy Club Lounge, where you can sip on free-flowing champagne and nibble on canapes whilst indulging in the breathtaking harbour view. With a selection ICON family connecting rooms, Hotel ICON is the best place to stay in Hong Kong with family. Explore the area with your family or just lounge by the rooftop infinity pool taking in the beautiful skyline views of Hong Kong Island just across Victoria Harbour. The whole family is sure to love the special perks at Hotel ICON.
5. Modest yet Quality Cuisine
Hotel ICON is not short of quality dining venues. While The Market is known for its popular buffets, Above & Beyond offers Cantonese fine dining with a picturesque harbour backdrop. If you want a casual dining experience, bring your whole family to The Market for its award-winning buffet for a delicious range of choices. Afternoon teas and light refreshments are also served at GREEN, often with innovative themed menus. Unwind after a day of sightseeing or shopping under Asia’s largest indoor vertical garden while enjoying a snack. Hotel ICON’s range of cuisines makes it the best place in Hong Kong to stay with family. There are sure to be delicious choices for everyone with both fine dining and casual eateries within the hotel.
6. Tsim Sha Tsui Area
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the most popular tourist and shopping destinations in Hong Kong. Tsim Sha Tsui is filled with shopping destinations, local eateries, and activities for the whole family. If you need a break from the bustling city, visit Kowloon Park. Kids can explore the playground, which features part of a restored fort and cannon fortifications. The park also has an aviary and a Maze Garden Sculpture Walk. If you are looking for a fun indoor activity for everyone, check out the Hong Kong Science Museum, located just steps away from Hotel ICON. The Tsim Sha Tsui area has activities for everyone!
7. Hotel ICON's Awards
Hotel ICON has earned numerous accolades across multiple platforms and received awards for not just our accommodations, but our service and even our food. To name a few, in 2019 Hotel ICON was named one of the top 25 hotels in Asia and China by TripAdvisor and has consistently been awarded the Four Star Rating Award by Forbes Travel Guide year after year. The Market at Hotel ICON has also been awarded by OpenRice as the best buffet in Hong Kong for 8 consecutive years. We take pride in servicing our guests and are proud to be recognized for it in many areas. Visit our Awards page to view many more awards Hotel ICON has received since its inception in 2011.
Hotel ICON definitely is one of the best venues in Hong Kong to bliss out in with the whole family.
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