HONG KONG - InterContinental Hong Kong will close on April 20 to allow the huge transformation that will see the waterfront hotel re-emerge as the five-star Regent Hotel Hong Kong in 2022.
The total transformation will span all guest rooms and suites including bathrooms, all public areas, restaurants and event venues, as well as a refresh of the building’s façade with a contemporary new look.
The 503-room hotel opened in 1980 as the Regent Hong Kong which was owned by IHG up to 2015 and has operated under the InterContinental brand since 2001.
IHG acquired a majority stake in Regent Hotels and Resorts in March 2018 and has been working together with the owners to renovate the hotel.
InterContinental Hong Kong says its 500-odd employees will be supported with opportunities, “wherever possible”, within IHG properties after the hotel closes. They will also be given priority to re-join the hotel when it re-opens as The Regent Hong Kong.
Yan Toh Heen, the hotel's 1-Michelin star Cantonese restaurant, will remain open throughout the renovation, with access via the adjoining K11 Musea.