Hotel ICON is a study in modern, location-inspired style. The striking, contemporary glass-curtain facade was designed by leading architect Rocco Yim, while the interior, which relies heavily on natural elements, comes courtesy of Sir Terence Conran and William Lim. The staff uniforms—casual slacks and tops in low-key olives and browns—were created by Hong Kong fashion darling Barney Cheng. And inside the vast lobby atrium is a three-story vertical garden, designed by pioneering French botanist Patrick Blanc. To top it off, local contemporary art permeates the hotel, from the elevators to the 262 guest suites, thanks to visionary curator Freeman Lau. Throughout, the place has an unmistakably Hong Kong air, from lighting fixtures inspired by local market lamps and a traditional metal gate in the lobby made by one of the city’s last surviving craftsmen. One thing that’s atypical of Hong Kong is the hotel’s room sizes: ranging from 36 to 80 square meters, they’re exceptionally generous by local standards, but equipped with all the comforts such as a 40-inch flatscreen TV, a free mini-bar, iPod dock, free Wi-Fi and custom-designed furniture.
No. 17 Science Museum Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui, East Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 3400 1000