HotelsWaterfront hotel to close before remerging under a familiar brand

Get ready, The Regent starts its return journey to Hong Kong

Big changes are coming for the InterContinental Hong Kong
Big changes are coming for the InterContinental Hong Kong Photo Credit: IHG

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.

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