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Hotel Icon ranks among the best hotels in China

26th February 2013 Print

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.

Hotel ICON, Hong Kong’s groundbreaking teaching and research hotel, earned a place among the Top 25 Luxury Hotels and Best Hotels as well as the Top 25 Hotels for Service in China. The list is part of TripAdvisor’s 2013 Traveler’s Choice Awards. Now in its eleventh year, the highly prized TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards reflect the unbiased reviews and opinions from millions of real travelers across the globe.

Guests of Hotel ICON were almost unanimous in their praise for the premier hotel in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui. A typical comment reads that Hotel ICON “raised the bar higher for all hotels around the world” and described the hotel as a “jewel in the east” offering an “amazing experience.” Another guest accurately noted that Hotel ICON is “superb in every way”.

From the start, Hotel ICON set out to be a hotel with a purpose: to become the global centre of excellence in education and research in hospitality and tourism. Committed to providing interactive and dynamic learning environments, Hotel ICON serves as a resource centre for the hospitality industry, offering the public, hoteliers and students invaluable insights and industry knowledge

While Hotel ICON continues towards its goal of ‘Being Tomorrow’s Hotel’, the latest honour recognises the property’s uncompromising quality and level of service. Unaffiliated with any brands or hotel chains, Hotel ICON has been able to forge its own identity and service standards.

“I am very pleased to see the recognition for this the World's First Fully Integrated Teaching and Research Hotel developing true professionals in our industry,” said Richard Hatter, General Manager of Hotel ICON. “We are on TripAdvisor’s Top Luxury Hotels 2013 with less than two years of opening, thank you to all our guests and fans for sharing their experience online. I am beyond excited for this recognition. It’s a great success for the brand because it really shows how much the brand has grown and what it has come to represent. And also my great team, without their thoughtful service and continuous effort, an undertaking like this would have been nearly impossible.”

Officially opened in September 2011, Hotel ICON offers 262 guest rooms and suites, three food and beverage outlets, an Angsana Spa featuring professional therapists from the world-famous Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, a state-of-the-art gym, and an outdoor swimming pool overlooking the spectacular views of Victoria Harbour. Featuring the combined efforts of Hong Kong’s most creative talents, the premier hotel stands as a stylish testament to Hong Kong’s vibrant arts scene.

A complete list of all the winners can be found at