Hotel Icon, Hong Kong

23 May 2012



I'm baaaaack! I have to admit I'm not too happy about that fact, nothing personal to you lovely people, it's just that I had an absolutely incredible time and it's hard coming back to reality, you know?!

Hong Kong didn't just live up to my expectations it completely surpassed them!

We checked into the Hotel Icon, a recently opened, very stylish and vibrant option situated on the Kowloon side facing the famous skyline, we had fantastic views from our room....from breakfast...and from the club lounge (appropriately named Above and Beyond) on the top floor of the hotel. The hotel check-in was seamless, with a smile, AND compliments on my nails. Perhaps great customer service training, or maybe the lady did just really like them, I'd like to believe the later, but the service here really was impeccable!

When we arrived in Hong Kong it was tipping it down, perhaps a problem to some, but we decided we could take full advantage of that fact and use it as an excuse to stay and enjoy the hotel for a while. We lazed in our room, took in the view, a reason in itself to stay here and then headed up to the uber-trendy club lounge for afternoon tea. The hotel offers a delectable assortment of complimentary treats in the afternoon to those staying in club rooms along with cocktail hour(s!!) in the evening - both of these things make it worth the extra if you can afford it.

Once we'd finished our coffee, armed with umbrellas, we headed out for a stroll along the harbour front. The hotel is conveniently located just a short stroll from Avenue of the Stars, the vantage point for that famous HK view and at night, a spectacular light show. Although it was beyond humid, we enjoyed watching the boats pass by and messing about taking photos.


The bath was extra deep and the mirror at the end is actually a TV.  I loved the bathroom design
with black and chrome, extremely sleek and contemporary.
Dangerous


Complimentary water and the nails the lady at check-in was sweet enough to notice!
In the hotel club lounge - Above and Beyond!
Afternoon tea.
Quick change & ready to go! In the hotel foyer my hair looked rather normal... not for long!
Not quite so sleek now.... But who's looking at that?! Check out the view of Hong Kong!
Avenue Of Stars is just a few minutes from the Hotel Icon.
My travel buddy

After our walk, thoroughly soaked, we headed back to our hotel to freshen up before cocktail hour. We were so grateful to walk into the comfort of the Hotel Icon! More Hong Kong snaps and hotel pictures coming up in the next post, so stay tuned!

Until then, check out the Hotel Icon in the following places:

On the Hotel ICON website.

The Hotel ICON twitter.





36 comments:

  1. aaaah such lovely pics. the hotel looks amazing! and you always look immaculate!
    i love your nails. i'm curretly wearing revlon minted. love the color but formula is a bit of a pain!

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    1. Yeah, it was amazing. I wish I could go back this weekend!

      Revlon minted is such a pretty colour, shame it doesn't apply well though, I really hate polishes that go on streaky etc.


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  2. Wow!!! It looks amazing, I'm so jealous:) What lovely pics! XX

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  3. Oh so jealous! I can't wait to see more from your trip to Hong Kong. I'm not going to lie, this makes me want to visit so much!

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  4. Agh, I am so jealous! It looks so interesting <3 The food (free mini-bar, whatttt?) so far looks tasty. I love the nail look you chose and you look pretty with both sleek and big hair ;)

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  5. Beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a great time. You look fab as usual. Love your nails.
    xoxo

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  6. looks like a fabulous hotel and i can't wait to see the rest of the pics from the city. I haven't been back to hong kong since I was like five so I have little recollection of it :)
    ps. you're gorgeous!

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  7. oh lucky you! :)


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  8. Lovely photos, I would love to visit Hong Kong one day!

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  9. Awh, great snaps. Hong Kong sounds wonderful, another one for the places to visit list. Did you choose a boat in the harbour? I ALWAYS have to choose a boat in the harbour, the one I would own if I had the means! Hope you don't find post-holiday reality too tough, just look at that ring and think wedding!!! :)

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    1. Haha, the only boats I really saw in this harbour were massive cruise ships and ferries. Neither are quite the dream yacht I'd like!

      Post holiday reality has been made a little easier by the fact I have a three day weekend and a good supply of Cadburys and other british treats now!

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  10. Not surprised you enjoyed Hong Kong. Such a beautiful city right?
    Seattle Beauty and Fashion Blog

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    1. Yes, it was amazing. I'm so pleased it's so close to us here. We're already talking about trying to go for a second visit later this year :) Yey!

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  11. Pretty photos! :)

    Rose Eva
    Silhouetted

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  12. im so jealous, great photos!!

    xo kerker
    The Ugly Moments

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  13. I miss HK so much! Love the view from your room, will have to check out this hotel the next time I'm over there! Loving all your shots!

    Have a beautiful day!
    SDMxx
    http://daringcoco.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Yes, the view from our room was great. It's a very new hotel but it's already rated as one of the best in Hong Kong. It was great, i'd definitely recommend it. Did you live in HK?

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  14. Your ombre nails are awesome!

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  15. Lovely photos, it sounds like you had such an amazing time, can't wait to see more photos!

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  16. Lovely pictures and I love your nails!

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  17. Beautiful photographs! your outfit in both the beginning and end photos are lovely. I love the prints. Plus your nails are a perfect blend of colors and gradient.

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  18. Looks like you had a great time~!! >o<

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  19. I think your post has just created my new dream - go to Hong Kong ;D

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    1. Good dream to have, it's an awesome place! I was very impressed. I'm definitely going to visit again. I'd love to live there too for a few years if I could! Thats my new dream!

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  20. Hi there' thanks for the response . Following you back sweety . Ohh haha' you have been to Nepal ? If not then you should (: Seems like you like travelling sweety

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  21. You are so pretty and I love all pictures!
    Amazing blog:-) if you want check mine!
    Kisses
    Aga

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  22. Sounds and looks amazing! Great pics!

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  23. Beautiful! :)

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  24. wow looks like an amazing trip! and your blog name is totally incorrect.. you are absolutely gorgeous xx

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  25. I LOVE your hotel room, the bath tub looks amazing. Oh and your nails are super awesome! Love the gradient look :)
    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you, the nails were actually quite easy to do you know!

      Yeah, the bathtub was so deep and the mirror at the end is actually a TV, something i have to get in my own bathroom one day!

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  26. Wow, already looking forward to part two! Looks so amazing, we're living in Australia for the past two years and havn't been to any asian cities yet, apart from airport laybys, think we are definitely going to have to plan a trip at some stage!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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  27. Lovely photos.

    I adore your nails!

    xx

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  28. just found your blog and i absolutely love it! i could literally flip through your photos all day haha

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