The ICC Hong Kong

The ICC (International Commerce Centre – CN:環球貿易廣場) is Hong Kong’s tallest skyscraper and located in West Kowloon atop of the MTR Kowloon Station and near to West Kowloon Station. It stands at 490 meters tall with 118 floors.

Things to do and see at ICC Hong Kong

  • Sky 100 – an observation deck of the 100th floor
  • Sky Dining 101 – choose from five restaurants or have quite sip in the bar on the 101st floor
  • ICC Light Show – nightly at 7.45 pm and 9.00 pm
  • Stay the night at the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong
  • Dine at the Michelin starred restaurants, Tosca or Tin Lung Heen at the Ritz Carlton
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at Cafe 103 and its 103rd-floor views
  • Go for a breakfast buffet with harbour views from the 102nd floor at The Lounge & Bar
  • Reserve a table at Ozone, on the top floor of the ICC, and enjoy Asian tapas and cocktails at the worlds highest bar.
  • Grab a day pass and enjoy the Ritz Carlton pool and fitness center on the 116th floor or visit the in-house spa for a pampering package.

Sky 100

Sky100 is a 360-degree indoor observation deck on the 100th-floor offering views of Hong Kong Island, Victoria Harbour, and the Kowloon Peninsula. It stands at 393m above sea level.

It’s open from Sun-Thu 10:00-21:00 and Fri-Sat 10:00-22:30. You can spend anything from 40 min to 2 hours here. A standard adult ticket if HK $168 (21.55 USD) with discounts for children but you can also buy combo tickets and include an afternoon tea at the Café 100 or a combo with Ngong Ping 360. See packages sky100.com.hk/ticket-information/.

Sky Dining 101

Take in amazing aerial views of Hong Kong while dining at a choice of five restaurants (reservations recommended)

  • Dragon Seal Restaurant & Bar – Cantonese restaurant open for lunch and dinner
  • Inakaya – Japanese restaurant with a touch of Zen open for lunch and dinner
  • Tenku RyuGin – two Michelin Starred Japanese restaurant and listed in Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants, open for dinner
  • The Sky Boss –  Cantonese restaurant open for lunch and dinner
  • LE 39V – Michelin starred French dining headed by Chef Frédéric Vardon, open for lunch and dinner with a brunch menu on weekends

ICC Light and Music Show

The ICC Light and Music Show is a free LED light show on two facades of the International Commerce Centre covering some 50,000 square metres. In 2013 it won the Guinness World Record for the “largest light and sound show on a single building”. The show takes place at 7:45 pm and 9:00 pm every night. recommended viewing places are P3 and P4 public terraces of IFC mall where they have speakers sychronising the sound. Also from the Waterfront Promenades of Hong Kong Island from Sheung Wan to Causeway Bay. You can download the companion app to play music in sync while you watch from icclightshow.com.hk

The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

The five-star Ritz Carlton occupies the 102nd to 118th floors offering luxurious rooms with unparlled views, five dining and beverage options, in-house spa, and one of the worlds most amazing swimming pools.

Two of the restaurants at the Ritz Carlton are Michelin starred, Tosca or Tin Lung Heen. Cafe 103 is popular for its afternoon tea and its 1o3 rd floor views, while on the 102nd floor at The Lounge & Bar you can enjoy buffet breakfast through to late-night snacks and drinks. Ozone is the premier nightspot, on the top floor of the ICC, where you can enjoy Asian tapas and cocktails at the worlds highest bar.

All rooms offering luxury appointments and amazing views of the harbour. See room rates

Nearby the ICC

It is part of Union Square which includes Elements Mall featuring luxury brands, chain stores, a cinema, a supermarket, restaurants, and an ice rink.

MTR Kowloon Station – Kowloon is a station on the Tung Chung Line and the Airport Express of Hong Kong’s MTR. From here you can easily connect to the airport and to Hong Kong Station in Central.

West Kowloon Station – you can walk from the ICC via footbridges and passages taking about 8-10 min. From West Kowloon Station you can take fast trains into mainland China.

Kowloon hotels and attractions – there are several nice hotels in the vicinity and the West Kowloon Cultural District is well worth exploring.

Wikipedia

Development

MTR Corporation Limited and Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong’s metro operator and largest property developer respectively, were responsible for the development of this skyscraper. Known in development as Union Square Phase 7, its current name was officially announced in 2005. The International Commerce Centre was completed in phases from 2007 to 2010. The tower opened in 2011, with the Ritz-Carlton opening in late March and the observatory in early April.

The height had been scaled back from earlier plans due to regulations that did not allow buildings to be taller than the surrounding mountains. The original proposal for this building was called Kowloon Station Phase 7 and it was designed to be 574 m (1,883 ft) tall with 102 floors. It would have risen 162 m (531 ft) over the then-current tallest in Hong Kong, 2 International Finance Centre.

The tower was designed by the American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) in association with Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd.

Construction work was temporarily halted on 13 September 2009, due to a lift shaft accident that killed six workers.

Floor count

The building has 108 floors above ground and 4 below ground. Due to the prevalence of tetraphobia in Hong Kong, floors that would have included the number “4” (4, 14, 24, etc.) were omitted. Therefore, it is marketed as a 118-storey building.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • Website: www.shkp-icc.com
  • EN Address: 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Kowloon
  • Getting There: MTR Kowloon Station, Exit B.

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