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Hotel ICON stands atop the Hung Hom Cross-Harbour Tunnel at Kowloon side

A new four star hotel located in Tsim Sha Tsui east, Hotel ICON, has added to the ranks of Hong Kong’s hottest hotels. There have been rave reviews on the hotel since its soft opening in April. It will be officially opened in September.

I introduced this hotel because it is not a profit making hotel, but a research and training hotel owned by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), one of the major universities in Hong Kong. If you book now, there are special offers for a stay of up to three nights.

Hong Kong has two research and training hotels. One is Hyatt in the New Territories, which is the research hotel of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. This research hotel by PolyU has one obvious edge – its strategic location in the hotel area in Tsim Sha Tsui and near the Hung Hom station and Tsim Sha Tsui East station.

The hotel boasts designs by some of the most famous designers in the city and in the world. The hotel has one of the world’s largest vertical gardens, for instance, which is designed by Patrick Blanc, the French creator of the vertical greenery concept. The hotel is also decorated with designs by such famous home-grown designers as Vivienne Tam and Freeman Lau, and architects like Rocco Yim.

Check out the hotel website here.

By Anna

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3 replies on “New hotel icon”

HK$1665/night … this is so cheap I can barely understand it. I have been in the hotel industry for ten years and believe me, HK$1665 (and equivalent) per night – especially in a place renowned for its inaffordability like HK – at this rate, I very much doubt the hotel is making much money at all. After taking out expenses such as daily linen washing, bathroom amenities, buffet breakfast, usual maintenance, not to mention the salaries of the reception staff, the management, the food and beverage operators, the housekeepers, the maintenance staff, the pool and gym attendants, etc etc etc … profit margins are probably extremely low.

That said, I have no scruples in grabbing this amazing deal with two hands and staying for a week in October! Can’t wait to see what awaits me …

you expected it to be a charity? a four-star hotel but charge you a very cheap rate????????? for what?????
it is a business operation, no doubt, but it is a training hotel, not set up in the first place for profit making.

Re: Your article

Are you kidding me! The rate per night is HK$1,665/- you claimed ” not a profit making hotel???????”

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