Press Release

2014

October 28, 2014

Hotel ICON The Market Extends Buffet to Afternoon Tea Time

(Hong Kong, 28 October 2014) – Desperate for getting a table at The Market? The well-known buffet-style restaurant is pleased to extend its opening hours to afternoon tea time during weekend and public holidays starting from 8 November 2014.

October 22, 2014

HOTEL ICON launches its first zero emissions vehicle—the BMWi3

[Hong Kong, 22 October 2014] – As part of its continuous commitment to the environment, Hotel ICON has purchased BMW’s first zero emissions vehicle the i3.

September 12, 2014

Hotel ICON uncovers the secrets of authentic Filipino cuisine

[Hong Kong, 12 September 2014] - Get ready to wow the senses with the flavours of the Philippines. This emerging cuisine teases the palate, fusing sweet, sour and salty ingredients in vibrant recipes that pack a punch. Discover rare treats from this exotic cuisine at Hotel ICON’s Philippine Food Festival at The Market from 24 October to 2 November 2014.


 

September 11, 2014

Hotel ICON takes home three awards at Hong Kong Management Association’s Award for Excellence in Training and Development 2014

[Hong Kong, 11 September 2014] - Aiming to better serve tourism, benefit the community and showcase the best of our city, Hotel ICON was awarded the “Excellence Award” by Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) Award for Excellence in Training and Development for two specific training programs: (1) Work-Integrated-Education under the Skills Training Category and the (2) Hotel Management Trainee program under the Development category. And the Hotel’s Assistant Human Capital Manager Dianna Yu also won Best Presentation Award for the Skills Training Category.

September 04, 2014

Master Chef Cheong Liew back into the spotlight at Hotel ICON

(Hong Kong, 4 September 2014) - Committed to presenting guests with innovative dining experiences unlike any other, Above & Beyond brings Australian Chef Cheong Liew back into the spotlight from 8 – 12 October. The retired Cheong has over 40 years of experience as a professional Chef and teacher. A Malaysian-born Chinese, he is known for his mastery at combining Greek, Indian, Chinese, Malay and other dishes to create an impeccable balance of flavours. His creativity earned him the reputation as the father of East meets West.

August 11, 2014

PolyU School of Hotel and Tourism Management Leading the Way with Hotel ICON by Launching a Room of the Future Design Competition

Following the success of the first round of “Tomorrow’s Guestrooms” Competition last year, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) announces design as the theme of the upcoming competition. The “Tomorrow’s Guestrooms Design Competition – The Room of the Future” will be held from 1 September to 31 December 2014.

July 22, 2014

Canadian Flavours Meet Cantonese Cuisine

[Hong Kong, 22 July 2014] - This August, Hotel ICON will be showcasing a range of quality Canada’s freshest produce at an exclusive 8-course dinner at Above & Beyond.

May 09, 2014

Anchor and Hotel ICON Jointly Present 「Summer Sensation」French Afternoon Tea Set

[Hong Kong, 9 May 2014]  – One of the region’s most renowned and reliable high quality dairy products supplier Fonterra Brands (Hong Kong) Limited (hereafter “Fonterra”) together with renowned hotel in town, Hotel ICON, jointly present a dedicated French afternoon tea set themed “Summer Sensation”. Available from June 1st through June 30th 2014, it isa refreshing tea set to  welcome summer.

May 08, 2014

The Market Named Best Buffet in Hong Kong for Third Year in a Row

[Hong Kong, 8 May 2014] - Offering a wide range of top-quality Asian and international delicacies with freshest ingredients, The Market in Hotel ICON was chosen as the Best Buffet in an annual poll of Hong Kong diners for the third time at OpenRice Best Restaurant Awards. This year, the restaurant has also been voted as one of the Best Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui area. There are more that 1,640 restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui.

May 07, 2014

The Market Named Best Buffet in Hong Kong for Third Year in a Row

[Hong Kong, May 7, 2014] - Offering a wide range of top-quality Asian and international delicacies with freshest ingredients, The Market in Hotel ICON was chosen as the Best Buffet in an annual poll of Hong Kong diners for the third time at OpenRice Best Restaurant Awards. This year, the restaurant has also been voted as one of the Best Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui area. There are more that 1,640 restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui.

April 22, 2014

Michelin-Starred Chef Henrik Norström at Hotel ICON

[Hong Kong, April 2014] Hotel ICON is delighted to welcome noted Swedish chef Henrik Norström and his team back to GREEN for a seasonal seafood feast this May. In an exciting new venture, Michelin-starred Chef Norström will replicate the winning Saluhall concept found at his Stockholm outpost, B.A.R. Henrik’s senior team includes Co-owner Chef Peter Johansson and Chef Daniel Frick will be working with him during this exclusive event.

March 26, 2014

Over 50 South African wines to feature in Hotel ICON’s first South African Wine Festival, this April 16-25
[Hong Kong, March 26, 2014] – Three cornerstone events introduce a trove of noted South African wines as part of Hotel ICON’s South Africa Wine Festival. Held this April to commemorate the country’s 20-year anniversary of democracy, the festival is also a celebration of the coming of age of South African vineyards—once restrained by apartheid and now a leading forerunner in fine and sustainable wines.

March 25, 2014

Hotel ICON is Positioning a New Hotel Concept

[Hong Kong, March 2014] – Hotel ICON, Hong Kong, has equipped all 262 guestrooms with a complimentary smartphone with handy Smartphone as an in-room amenity. The service provides unlimited international and local calls, unlimited 3G data and Wi-Fi tethering capabilities, an informative city guide, promotions and other features. Guests can take the handy out of the hotel to stay connected during the day, and dial directly to in-room dining, concierge or spa. The phone is pre-loaded with travel apps including news services, a currency converter, MTR map, as well as a digital location-based city guide.

January 28, 2014

Hotel ICON Makes History At United Nations Tourism Awards
[Hong Kong, January 28, 2014] Hotel ICON was among the honourees at the prestigious United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism 2013, an annual event acknowledging tourism leaders from around the world.

January 21, 2014

Fancy Delight at Hotel ICON to Impress your Date
(Hong Kong, January 21, 2014) For Valentine's Day, Hotel ICON’s 3 famed restaurants offers their own unique Valentine’s-inspired menu, also don’t miss Angsana chocolate spa. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening or simply celebrate with friends and family, you are spoiled for choice.

January 06, 2014

Feasts to welcome the New Year of the Horse

This Lunar New Year, Above & Beyond is offering a variety of “lucky” dishes available from 23rd January to 7th February 2014. From delectable braised oyster with black moss and conpoy to tasty snacks such as turnip pudding, this will be the perfect opportunity for family, friends and couples to spend some quality time together.

2013

December 16, 2013

Hotel ICON The Sole Hotel Finalist In United Nations Tourism Awards
[Hong Kong, December 16, 2013] – Hotel ICON is the only finalist from Greater China – and the lone hotel – in the coveted United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism 2013.

November 22, 2013

Hotel ICON Celebrates the Festive Season with Gourmet Delights
Seasonal Specials Bring Joy to the World
(Hong Kong, November 2013) – Hotel ICON, the premier hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui East, is renowned for its innovative cuisines, award-winning menus and pampering spa offerings. This holiday season, the hotel embraces the spirit of giving with a variety of enticing specials and festive meal offers.

October 29, 2013

Above & Beyond Launches Dim Sum Afternoon Tea
(Hong Kong, October 2013) Above & Beyond, the award-winning Chinese restaurant within Hotel ICON, was named as one of the world’s ‘Best New Restaurants’ in Conde Nast’s 2012 ‘Hot Tables’ list. Further enhancing the unique dining experience, Above & Beyond will be serving up a Chinese-style afternoon tea set starting this December.

June 28, 2013

Hotel Icon Welcomes Spanish Master Ham Cutter Anselmo Perez
(Hong Kong, 28 June 2013)   Hotel ICON continues to delight discerning locals and visitors alike with its ongoing series of foody events, and from 3-11 August the deluxe Kowloon property will welcome Spanish Champion Ham Cutter, Manuel Anselmo Perez to its restaurant, GREEN. Hotel ICON Executive Western Chef, Philip Leung will collaborate with Perez and design a Spanish set dinner menu that will be available from 3-11 August.  The hand sliced Ibérico ham can be ordered from the tapas menu as well. Each evening in GREEN, Perez will demonstrate the fine art of slicing high quality Spanish hams provided by award-winning Jamones Blázquez. Diners are welcome try little ham slicing themselves. 

May 26, 2013

Hotel ICON Father’s Day Celebration

(Hong Kong, May 2013) –  When words are not enough to express how much Dad means to you, pamper him at Hotel ICON. Delight in a contemporary Chinese restaurant, treat him to a sumptuous buffet or buy him a Father’s Day cake, or more.

April 28, 2013

Great big 'thank you' to Mum with irresistible delicacies at Hotel ICON

(Hong Kong, April 2013) – Planning to shower Mum on Mother's Day with love? Hotel ICON is offering an array of special treats.

January 20, 2013

HOTEL ICON RANKS AMONG THE BEST HOTELS IN CHINA
TripAdvisor Includes Hotel ICON in the Top 25 List for Best Luxury Hotels and Best Service in China

[Hong Kong, January 2013] – Hotel ICON has again earned the coveted honour from TripAdvisor,  the world’s most popular hotel review site, included Hotel ICON in its just-released list of the highest-rated hotels in China.

2012

November 21, 2012

Hotel ICON Celebrates the Festive Season with Gourmet Delights

Seasonal Specials Bring Joy to the World 

(Hong Kong, 21 November 2012) – Hotel ICON, the premier hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui East, is renowned for its innovative cuisines, award-winning menus and pampering spa offerings. This holiday season, the hotel embraces the spirit of giving with a variety of enticing specials and festive meal offers.

November 02, 2012

SWEDISH CULINARY WEEK AT HOTEL ICON
Michelin-honoured Swedish Chef Henrik Norström comes back to Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 2 November 2012 - To the delight of local foodies, Hotel ICON will welcome the return of renowned Swedish Chef Henrik Norström, Michelin-honoured and silver place winner of the culinary world’s most prestigious competition, Bocuse d’Or.

Supported by the Consulate General of Sweden and the Swedish Trade Council in Hong Kong, Chef Norström will revisit Hong Kong and Hotel ICON together with Chef Peter Johansson and Chef Daniel Frick, both from the Michelin-starred restaurant, Lux in Stockholm, Sweden.

October 08, 2012

Hotel ICON Takes Guest Service to Another Level with New FCS i-Guest Technology

Hong Kong, 8 October 2012, Hotel ICON – Having recently celebrated its first anniversary, Hotel ICON continues to support research and innovation in the hospitality industry by introducing the Hotel ICON i-Guest smartphone application. Suited with various useful functionalities, the application provides guests with a revolutionary way to enhance their entire stay experience. Hotel ICON i-Guest app is now available for free download in the Apple Apps Store.

July 25, 2012

Introducing "Long Xing" Above & Beyond Mooncakes

(July 25, 2012, Hong Kong) Hotel ICON has demonstrated a commitment to foster and promote local creative talents. For the upcoming Mid-Autumn festivities, Hotel ICON has collaborated with “Project Twelve”, an initiative launched by Culture Laboratory Limited, to celebrate the twelve animal signs of the Chinese Zodiac to create the “Long Xing” Above & Beyond Mooncakes (HKD $268/ set, containing three White Lotus Seed Mooncakes with Yolk).

April 26, 2012

Hotel Icon Nabbed Three More Awards

Hong Kong, April 2012, Hotel ICON - Hotel ICON earned the title of “Best New Hotel in Hong Kong” in a readers’ poll organized by TTG Travel Trade Publishing, the annual TTG China Travel Awards champions the best of Greater China’s travel industry for their outstanding achievement.

To add to the running list of awards and accolades, UK’s ultimate insider’s guide to the hottest new hotels of the year, Conde Nast Traveller also named Hotel ICON as one of the best new hotels in its ‘Hot List 2012’. ICON's renowned Chinese restaurant, Above & Beyond, also earned a coveted spot in US travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler's 'Hot Tables 2012' list. At the 2012 Asia Pacific Hotel Awards, Hotel ICON took home the trophy for "Best New Hotel Construction and Design for Hong Kong".

April 26, 2012

Above & Beyond Offers Superior Tea-Pairing Menu

Hong Kong, April 2012, Hotel ICON - Further enhancing the unique dining experience, Above & Beyond has paired its all-time favorite dishes with an authentic, creative selection of fine teas. Until 31 May 2012, Above & Beyond serves a Chinese Tea Pairing Set Dinner Menu specially crafted by Chef Tse at HK$738* per person.

March 20, 2012

Chef Jean-François Arnaud Makes Sweet Impression at Hotel ICON

Hong Kong, 20 March 2012, Hotel ICON - As Hong Kong’s premier teaching and research hotel, Hotel ICON is committed to educating hospitality students and local trade personnel. To this end, Hotel ICON together with the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Fonterra Brands (Hong Kong) Limited welcomed France’s legendary Chef Jean-François Arnaud who earned the prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France, to host a pastry Master Class. Held at SHTM/Hotel ICON’s Food & Wine Academy on March 14 and 15, the two-day event attracted a number of industry experts to interact with the pastry and confectionary master.

February 22, 2012

Hotel ICON Hosts Master Class with Renowned Chef Jean-François Arnaud

Hong Kong, 22 February 2012 – Hotel ICON, Hong Kong’s premier teaching and research hotel, will welcome Master Chef Jean-François Arnaud to teach a two-day Master Class at its Food & Wine Academy. On March 14-15, industry experts and students will have the rare opportunity to learn from one of France’s most renowned pastry and confectionary chefs.

February 02, 2012

Hotel ICON Ranks Among The Best Hotels in China

Hong Kong, February 2012, Hotel ICON - Within a year of its soft opening in April 2011, Hotel ICON has earned another coveted honour. TripAdvisor,  the world’s most popular hotel review site, included Hotel ICON in its just-released list of the highest-rated hotels in China.

January 17, 2012

Hotel ICON Showcases Napa Valley's Premium Wines

Hong Kong, 17 January 2012 - In part of the premier hotel’s Food & Wine Academy, Hotel ICON invited John Kimmey, the Asia Manager for Stag Leap Wine Cellars, to interact with the staff and students and share wine pairing tips with connoisseurs on Thursday, 12 January.

January 13, 2012

Hotel ICON Named Among Asia-Pacific Top Hotels in DestinAsian 8th Annual Luxe List

Hong Kong, 13 January 2012, Hotel ICON, Tsim Sha Tsui East’s premier hotel, has been recognized by DestinAsian’s 8th Annual Luxe List.

Press Contacts

Mandy Soh

Assistant Director of Marketing Communication
Hotel ICON

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(852) 3400 1189
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mandy.soh@hotel-icon.com

Amy Ho

Assistant Marketing Communication Manager
Hotel ICON

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amy.ho@hotel-icon.com