Suite Life in Hong Kong

J.L. Erickson With 7,000 square feet, a new $2.5 million five-bedroom Presidential Suite recently completed at the InterContinental Hong Kong has become the largest in Hong Kong. Nearly a year under construction, the suite has a duplex living room with 2-story plate-glass windows showcasing the hotel’

By: J.L. Erickson

With 7,000 square feet, a new $2.5 million five-bedroom Presidential Suite recently completed at the InterContinental Hong Kong has become the largest in Hong Kong.

Nearly a year under construction, the suite has a duplex living room with 2-story plate-glass windows showcasing the hotel’s panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island. Most spectacular is the suite’s 2,500-square-foot wrap-around terrace with a rooftop infinity swimming pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the harbor.

The dining room, master bedroom, bathroom and private gym also have panoramic harbor views and the suite also has a private study and kitchenette. Dining areas in the suite can accommodate up to 36 for seated dinners and 60 for cocktails.

“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.”

Of course, it comes with a price: The Presidential Suite costs about $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 suite is the crowning jewel of the hotel’s more than $40 million in enhancements since its re-branding in June 2001 as the Asia-Pacific flagship for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.

Renovations have included the addition of two new specialty suites (the CEO Suite and Terrace Suite, both with large outdoor terraces and Jacuzzis overlooking Victoria Harbour), a state-of-the art Club InterContinental (Executive Lounge), a feng shui inspired I-Spa and Fitness Centre, improved guestrooms and InterContinental Ballroom.

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