Thursday, December 1, 2011

AN INTERCONTINENTAL CHRISTMAS IN HONG KONG

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Festivities 2011
Merry Christmas from Intercontinental Hong Kong!
Lobby Lounge - daytime
The same Lobby Lounge but during the day
Dramatic View of the Fireworks Display from InterContinental Hong Kong
Sizzling views from Lobby Lounge
View of Fireworks Display from InterContinental Hong Kong
Fireworks like these will usher in Christmas and New Year! What a billion dollar view from Intercontinental Hong Kong!
Lobby with Symphony of Lights & Fireworks
Lobby Lounge with symphony of lights and fireworks
Banquet on the Presidential Suite terrace
Throw your own private dinner on the terrace of the Presidential Suite which costs RM 45,000 per day and night!
Hotel Exterior - nighttime
This is the view of Intercontinental Hong Kong right next to the harbour
InterContinental Hong Kong Exterior - daytime
Intercontinental Hong Kong by day; anytime is dramatic time!
InterContinental Hong Kong Exterior - nighttime
The grand entrance to Intercontinenal Hong Kong


YEAR IN, YEAR OUT, INTERCONTINENTAL HONGKONG LOCATED ON PRIME POSITION NEXT TO THE HARBOUR AND PRACTICALLY ON THE HARBOUR'S EDGE, WINS THE WORLD'S BEST HOTEL AWARD FROM SOME ORGANISATION OR TRAVEL MAGAZINE. TRY NOT TO ASK TO SEE THE LIST OF AWARDS OR YOU WILL BE CONFRONTED WITH A 10-PAGE LIST OF AWARDS OF RECENTLY WON AWARDS!

I HAVE STAYED THERE ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AND THIS HOTEL IS ONE OF THE PLACES ON EARTH YOU MUST STAY AT LEAST TWICE IN YOUR LIFE. ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH!

INTERCONTINENTAL IS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH ITS SIBLING GRAND STANDFORD INTERCONTINENTAL WHICH IS ALSO VERY GOOD BUT OF COURSE IS NO TO BE COMPARED WITH THIS FLAGSHIP HOTEL.

Together with The Peninsula and Mandarin Oriental, Intercontinental Hong Kong forms the tripartite or the Big 3 that constitutes the best hotels in Hong Kong.

This Christmas, if you are planning to hole up in Hong Kong, check into one of their luxury rooms for RM 2,300 per couple per night. This includes breakfast for 2 and RM 450 dining voucher at one of their top restaurants where you have no choice but to abandon all diet till 2012.

Lobby Lounge

Enjoy the spectacular view of Hong Kong from Lobby Lounge

Infinity Spa Pools

This infinity spa pool from gives the stunning illusion it is part of Victoria harbour where Aqua Luna is sailing and looking like a toy boat!

Pool Terrace

High living from the Pool Terrace

Infinity Spa Pools

A dip in the Infinity Spa Pool is one of life's finest indulgences!

Romance with Style (Terrace Suite) - Outdoor Bedroom

Can you imagine making love and enjoying wild, crazy sex in the outdoor bed and then jumping into the pool for the climax as you have multiple orgasms made doubly pleasure by the magnificent views and not knowing if you are secretly being video-taped?

Perrier Jouet Champagne

Toast the new year in with Perrier Jouet champagne, the champagne chosen by Prince Albert II of Monaco to be served at his wedding.

The Ultimate Collection's Edition Aficionado Hamper (HK$168,888)

If anyone offers to give you a hamper, order this Ultimate Hamper from Intercontinental Hong Kong filled with the world's finest goodies! Only RM 85,000!

The Aficionado Hamper (HK$14,888)

If your benefactor is on a budget, this Aficionado Hamper should fit the bill at a mere RM 7,500


The Gourmet Hamper (HK$4,688)

This Gourmet Hamper is only RM 2,500

The Epicurean Hamper (HK$2,688)

This Epicurean Hamper is a steal at RM 1,400

"New Life" Holiday Hamper (HK$1,888)

Compared to the rest, this Holiday Hamper at RM 900 is almost a giveaway!

NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong Restaurant Entrance & Bar

Nobu, touted as the best Japanese restaurant in Hong Kong

NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong restaurant view from riverstones

Suspended river stones is a work of art at Nobu restaurant


The festive season at InterContinental Hong Kong

Integral Homme for Men

Put your best face forward to greet 2012 at the Spa at Intercontinental

Intergral Endermolift for the Face - vertical

And that goes for milady too!

Aqua Luna

The picturesque and charming yet luxurious Aqua Luna junk is the best way to luxuriate while enjoying a leisurely cruise in the harbour

InterContinental Hong Kong Arrival Experience

On land, the only way to go is inside a Rolls-Royce, one of many from Intercontinental Hong Kong

CEO Suite - Bedroom (evening)

The CEO Suite with a postcard perfect view

Presidential Suite Terrace and Swimming Pool

Presidential terrace and pool

Early Morning Tai Chi

Early morning tai chi

Lobby Lounge at night

Lobby bar in the evening

Terrace Suite at nighttime

The Terrace Suite at twilight

InterContinental Hong Kong Infinity Spa Pools

The ultimate jacuzzi with the ultimate view!
NOBU InterContnental - Twilight Dining

Failing which, there is always Nobu which also offers a stunning harbour view though you will have to be dry


This holiday season, InterContinental Hong Kong is planning a programme of festive dining -- all showcasing the hotel’s spectacular views of the glittering Hong Kong skyline and the hotel’s outstanding cuisine and service. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of Hong Kong Island with its kaleidoscope of Christmas lights, as the dramatic backdrop for holiday dining in the hotel’s five stylish restaurants, as well as the Lobby Lounge.

In addition to festive season dining, InterContinental Hong Kong also offers holiday gift ideas and a new “Signature Holiday Collection” of gourmet gift hampers and take-away items, ideal for at-home holiday entertaining.

HERE COME THE FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD!

Crispy Chocolate Log

Crispy chocolate log

Three Bird Roast at Harbourside's Christmas Buffet

3-bird roast at Harbourside Cafe's Christmas buffet

Traditional Assorted French Christmas Logs at Harbourside

Traditonal French Christmas logs at Harbourside Cafe

Lobby Lounge Festive Afternoon Tea

Festive delights at Lobby Lounge at teatime

On the spit DUCKLING with spices, black figs & white turnips - vertical

Crispy duckling, looking yummy!

Éclair Coffee/ Mascarpone Mousse

This mascarpone mousse tastes as good as it looks

Lobby Lounge Afternoon tea set (close-up)

Afternoon tea at Lobby Lounge

Chilled Caviar with Whole Scallop and Apple Jelly - horizontal

Chilled caviar with whole scallop---super treat!

Stuffed saddle of LAMB from France, lemon flavoured cauliflower semolina - horizontal

Stuffed saddle of lamb from France

ROCK LOBSTER, French beans, purslane and girolles - vertical

Rock lobster!

ROCK LOBSTER, French beans, purslane and girolles - vertical

Sushi assortment from Nobu




The Season of Giving

During the holiday season, InterContinental Hong Kong is supporting the New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, which provides a comprehensive range of quality community-based rehabilitation services for people in recovery from mental illness. The hotel’s “New Life” Holiday Hamper features products from the New Life Healthy Living Specialty / Organic Shop, with all proceeds donated to the New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. In addition, the hotel is encouraging restaurant patrons to show their support of this worthwhile organization with a suggested HK$50 contribution which can be added to bill in all of the hotel’s restaurants throughout December.

During the month of December, InterContinental Hong Kong’s Lobby Lounge will display ceramic artwork created by service users from the New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, On display will be part of an unprecedented exhibition featuring ceramic shoes crafted by people recovering from mental illness and ordinary people with a keen interest in pottery. This is an exhibition of the true essence of social inclusion. Gifted with enormous creativities and artistic talents, novice potters took more than 3 months to craft their own dream shoes, portraits of their unique memories and expectations of life. Every shoe embraces an exceptional story of its own creator.

Holiday Gingerbread House & Cookie Decorating Class with Executive Pastry Chef Cyril Dupuis

Saturday, December 11th (10:30am-12:30pm) – HK$1,288 per person

Gingerbread House
Gingerbread house

Holiday Gingerbread Making Class with Executive Pastry Chef Cyril Dupuis

Learning how to make your own gingerbread house with Chef Cyril Dupuis

Gingerbread Making Class with Executive Pastry Chef Cyril Dupuis

Building your own gingerbread house is easier than you think under Chef Cyril Dupuis's supervision!

Join Executive Pastry Chef Cyril Dupuis for a Holiday Gingerbread House and Cookie Decorating Class. Each participant will receive a homemade Gingerbread house and Cookies to decorate with festive treats, candy and sweetmeats and then personalise with decorative icing. Chef Cyril will offer decorating tips and techniques, as you don your apron and chef’s hat to create your bespoke holiday goodies.

Enjoy freshly baked pastries and croissants with tea, coffee and hot chocolate, before the Decorating Session begins. The class is followed by a buffet lunch with a glass of Perrier Jouet Champagne at Harbourside Restaurant. At the end of the class, our team will provide a gift box to take home your personalised Gingerbread House and Cookies.

About Gingerbread
Gingerbread is known as Lebkuchen in Germany and is flavoured with honey and spices.
Gingerbread houses are based on the German fairytale, 'Hansel and Gretel' by the Brothers Grimm. In the story the children are enticed into a candied Gingerbread house by a wicked witch.


NOBU “Mochi Making” Class with NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong Executive Chef Erik Idos

Saturday, December 3rd (10:30am-12:30pm) – HK$1,288 per person

NOBU Executive Chef Erik Idos and Pastry Chef Laurence Yeung share how to make traditional Japanese New Year Mochi. They will showcase four Mochi dishes, including Traditional Mochi and Ozoni, a traditional New Year’s Japanese Soup.The class is inclusive of a special Omakase lunch with free-flowing Nobu sake.

About New Year’s Mochi

It is customary in Japan at New Year’s to create special rice cakes (mochi) made from boiled sticky rice that is put into a shallow wooden bucket-like container and patted with water by one person while another person hits it with a large wooden mallet. Mashing the rice forms a sticky white dumpling. This is made before New Year's Day and eaten during the beginning of January.

Holiday Cheer with our Christmas Choir in Lobby Lounge

Enjoy holiday cocktails in the Lobby Lounge on December 23 - 25 with performances by our Christmas Choir from 6:00pm-7:45pm. The Lobby Lounge is Hong Kong’s most dramatic and panoramic venue to view the spectacular holiday lights on the Hong Kong skyline while listening to traditional Carols performed by our Christmas Choirs.

The Lobby Lounge offers a dramatic setting for the start and finish of festive season gatherings. Throughout December, relax over cocktails in the Lobby Lounge and enjoy the music of American vocalist Heather Jakeman, who performs a repertoire that includes pop and jazz (Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:00pm).

Lobby Lounge Holiday Celebrations

In addition to special Christmas Eve & Day and New Year’s Eve & Day menus in all of our restaurants, the Lobby Lounge joins in the Festive celebrations with special Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Dinners.

On Christmas Eve, the Lobby Lounge offers a special 4-course dinner for HK$968 per adult; and on New Year’s Eve, a 5-course dinner for HK$2,488 per adult.

Alternatively, on New Year’s Eve, reserve a table for dinner in any of our restaurants, then join the Countdown Party in the Lobby Lounge and dance the night away to the music of the “Midnight Sun” band from Montreal, Canada. With their upbeat party music, including Top 40s tunes, pop music and R&B, “Midnight Sun” will have everyone in a party mood throughout the evening. As the midnight hour approaches, the band will accelerate the tempo in anticipation of the Countdown, with guests dancing into the early hours of 2012.

(Please note that the Countdown Party in the Lobby Lounge is applicable for Harbourside late seating guests and all other restaurant patrons. Seating is not guaranteed. For non-restaurant patrons, there is a cover charge of HK$500 per person inclusive of a glass of champagne from 10:00pm onwards for the Countdown Party in the Lobby Lounge.)

Hong Kong Ballet’s Production of “The Nutcracker”

Pre or Post Ballet Dining at InterContinental Hong Kong

There is no better way to get in the holiday spirit, than by taking in the Hong Kong Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, just next to the hotel

Show your HK Ballet tickets to receive 15% off food & beverage at InterContinental Hong Kong on the performance date. (This offer is not applicable on December 24th & 25th.)

All prices are subject to 10% service charge. Children’s prices are applicable for children under 12 years old. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling InterContinental Hong Kong’s Restaurant Reservations Hotline at +852 2313 2323.

Holiday Hampers

Select from our new “Signature Holiday Collection” showcasing specially designed carry-cases filled with festive culinary items. Personal your gift cases with customised Brass Plaques or Luggage Tags with the recipients’ names (subject to

7 days advance order).

§ The Epicurean (HK$2,688)

A handsome red hat-box shaped suitcase filled with holiday goodies such as Classic Panettone, Orange & Chocolate Marzipan, Butter Shortbread, Clotted Cream Fudge, Italian Baci Di Gama Almond Cookies, Homemade Macaroons and Assorted Chocolates, plus a bottle of 2008 Chardonnay, Domaine Amiot Guy et Fils, Burgundy and a bottle of 2009 Lafite, Réserve Spéciale Collection, Domaines Baron De Rothschild, Bordeaux, plus other goodies.

§ The Gourmet (HK$4,688)

An oversized red hat box shaped suitcase filled with delicacies including Rougie Foie Gras, Oak Smoked Salmon, Iberico Ham, White Truffle Oil and Paste, plus holiday specialty items such as Classic Panettone, Mince Pies and Traditional Christmas Pudding, plus a bottle of Glenlivet 12 year Single Malt Scotch Whisky, NV Perrier Jouet Grand Brut and 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Private Selection, Matsuhisa, California.

§ The Aficionado (HK$14,888)

A bespoke leather trunk with hidden drawers which open to reveal a treasure chest of unique specialty items and culinary delicacies including Balik Salmon, Rougie Goose Foie Gras, Spanish Iberico Ham (aged 24 months), White Truffle Paté, Premier Chinese Mushrooms, Imperial Conpoy, Superior Birds’ Nest, Australian Abalone, plus traditional holiday goodies like Classic Panettone and Christmas Pudding, along with culinary gifts from the hotel’s celebrated restaurants (including Alain Ducasse Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar, a set of sea salts from THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill, plus homemade XO Sauce from Yan Toh Heen. Also included in a bottle of 2002 Perrier Jouet Belle Epoche, Brut; 2008 Meursault “Les Chevaliēres”, Xavier Monnot, Côte De Beaune, Burgundy, France; 2004 Château D’Armailhac, 5eme Cru Classé, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France and a bottle of Martell X.O. Cognac

§ The Ultimate Collector’s Edition Aficionado (HK$168,888)

An elegant bespoke leather trunk with brass fixtures and hidden drawers which open to reveal a treasure chest of unique specialty items and culinary delicacies that include 4 bottles of vintage Château Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé (1988. 1996, 1998 & 2006) all of which have been selected due to their very high scores from Robert Parker and Wine Spectator Magazine. The treasure chest also includes Sevruga Wild Caviar from Iran, Balik Salmon, Rougie Goose Foie Gras from France, 5J Iberico Ham (aged 24 months), a brushed whole truffle from France, Dried Net Abalone (10 heads from Japan, Fish Maw (4 heads) from Pakistan, Premier Dried Mushrooms, Imperial Dried Conpoy and Biche-de-Mer (Sea Cucumber) from Japan; Superior Birds’ Nest from Indonesia, Classic Panettone and Christmas Pudding, plus autographed copies of “NOBU, The Cookbook” and SPOON, The Cookbook”.

§ “New Life” Holiday Hamper (HK$1,888)

(featuring products from the New Life Healthy Living Specialty / Organic Shop)

All proceeds from this hamper will be donated to the New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association,

which provides a comprehensive range of quality community-based rehabilitation services for people in recovery from mental illness.

For holiday restaurant reservations and gift hampers, simply call our Restaurant Reservations Centre

(Tel: +852 2313-2323) or visit our Holiday Desk located just off the Lobby from 9:00am-8:00pm daily during

the month of December.

For a pampering holiday gift, I-Spa offers gift certificates which can be redeemed within 12 months of the date of issue. I-Spa also has a range of gifts from signature candles, gift sets as well as an exclusive range of new products from Kerstin Florian. Spa gift certificates and gifts can be purchased at I-Spa located on the 3rd Floor.

For holiday dining reservations and gift hampers, call our Restaurant Reservations Hotline at

+ 852 2313- 2323.

Holiday Stay & Dine Package

(December 20 - 26, 2011)

Why not plan a festive local getaway at InterContinental Hong Kong?

Superior Plaza view Room HK$4,588 per night

Your stay will be inclusive of:

- Food & Beverage credit of HK$900 per room per stay which can be used in any of our hotel restaurants.

- Breakfast buffet for 2 persons at Harbourside Restaurant

- Welcome Holiday Gift

Terms & Conditions:

- The above rate is applicable per night for a minimum stay of 2 nights.

- Upgrade to a Superior Harbourview Room for an additional HK$800 + 10% service per night.

- The dining credit is not applicable for in-room dining or mini-bar consumption.

- Advance reservations are required by contacting the InterContinental Hong Kong Reservations

Department at tel: (852) 2721 1211 or e-mail: hkghc_reservations@interconti.com

InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2721 1211 Fax: (852) 2739-4546 E-mail: hongkong@interconti.com.

Visit our website at www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com.

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For further information and restaurant reservations, please call

+ 852 2313 2323 or e-mail: fb_hongkong@interconti.com

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