United Club

UNITED AND CONTINENTAL INTRODUCE UNITED CLUB AIRLINES UNVEILED NEW BRANDING LAST SATURDAY AT MORE THAN 50 AIRPORTS WORLDWIDE

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) introduced a new name for its airport lounges on Oct. 1. United Club, the re-branding of United’s Red Carpet Club and Continental’s Presidents Club, marks a further step in the integration of the two airlines’ products and services to provide a more consistent travel experience for customers.

United Clubs offer amenities for travelers

At more than 50 lounges in 39 airports worldwide, United Clubs offer members and their guests complimentary bar service, light snacks and beverages; business amenities such as Wi-Fi, conference rooms and workstations; and personalized assistance with reservations, seat selection, upgrades and boarding passes. In time, remodeled clubs will provide additional business-friendly features that customers say they value, including more workstations that enable travelers to be more productive.

Red Carpet Club and Presidents Club members may access any of the new United Clubs with their current membership credentials. Members also have access to Star Alliance departure lounges around the world when traveling on a Star Alliance member carrier.

A variety of United Club membership options is available, with annual memberships starting at $495. Additional information is available at united.com/unitedclub and continental.com/unitedclub.

W Hotels Worldwide Takes Innovative

FASHION NEXT PROGRAM GLOBAL

Continuing to Support Emerging Fashion Designers, W Hotels Will for the First Time
Showcase What’s New and Next from New York City to London, Moscow, Bangkok and Beyond
 
Following the successful launch of the Spring 2012 season Fashion Next designers handpicked by the newly appointed W Global Fashion Director Jenné Lombardo at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, the Fashion Next now travels to ELLE Fashion Week Bangkok – Thailand, one of the most prominent fashion events to take place in Asia yesterday. In collaboration with ELLE Magazine Thailand, W Hotels Worldwide announces Ek Thongprasert the first Thai designer to become part of the Global Fashion Next – an industry first initiative to support emerging Fashion Designers.

W Hotels Worldwide kicks off Elle Fashion Week Bangkok with the Global Fashion Next’s announcement of Ek Thongprasert as the first Thai designer to be a part of the global initiative supported by W Hotels. The announcement is made by the newly appointed Global Fashion Director Jenné Lombardo who made her appearance in her new role for the first time in Asia Pacific. With Lombardo at the helm, Fashion Next, for the first time in the program’s history, brings emerging fashion talent to a global audience. As part of the initiative, W Hotels will host Fashion Next Designers’ official presentations at various renowned fashion shows in their respective countries. Throughout the remainder of the year, all of the selected Fashion Next Designers will have the opportunity to travel to W Hotels around the world and collaborate with the W brand on other W fashion and design projects worldwide.
 
“As W Hotels continues to expand globally, we have a great opportunity to provide a platform for supporting and showcasing what’s new and next in fashion,” said Eva Ziegler, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide and Le Méridien. “We are taking the W Hotels Fashion Next program global for the first time, which now allows us to share our point of view on fashion with W guests and locals around the world.”
 
W Hotels Supports one Emerging Designer during ELLE Fashion Week in Bangkok

For the first time in the W brand's history, the Fashion Next program will this season be brought to a global level, with designer showcases at fashion weeks from New York City to London, Moscow, and Bangkok. This season’s Fashion Next designer EK Thongprasert represents a wide variety of styles and influences, from cutting-edge digital prints to feminine pieces made with hand-dyed silks.

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, in Antwerp, Ek Thongprasert established Curated in Bangkok 2009. A conceptual fashion brand for men and women, Curated fuses various design disciplines to create extraordinary everyday clothes.

The hallmark of Curated’s design philosophy is a strong approach toward the ideological. Each collection is a complex combination of thought and design elements that come from a deep analysis into a specific concept. The result is a collection that is wholly unique. Each silhouette in a give collection is completely individual, and different from the next.

 
W Hotels Unveils its new Global Fashion Director for the First Time in Asia Pacific
 
Following the successful appointment and introduction of its first Global Fashion Director earlier in 2010, W Hotels Worldwide recently announced Jenne Lombardo – a global trendsetter with a knack for identifying what’s new and next in fashion to take over the reins. As the W brand continues to expand its international footprint and opens in fashion capitals around the world, Lombardo will be instrumental in developing strategic initiatives and partnerships that showcase W’s innovative point of view on fashion.
 
Fashion authority and New York style icon, Jenné Lombardo is the founder of Terminal Presents – a consultancy firm focusing on pairing brands with different talents in fashion, arts, music and pop culture – and director of and curator of M.A.C & Milk. Her intuitive approach to bringing like-minded brands together led her to the creation of M.A.C. & Milk, connecting the renowned beauty brand with a raw space to create a unique platform for emerging designers during New York Fashion Week.  M.A.C. & Milk now serves as one of the premiere Fashion Week programs, providing space and other services to more than 40 designers per season. Several high-profile designers have been showcased at these events, including Alexander Wang, Band of Outsiders, Lulu Frost, Matthew Ames, Proenza Schouler, Suno, and Vena Cava.  Prior to working with M.A.C & Milk, Lombardo served as the Executive Director of Global Fashion, Talent, and Special Events at M.A.C., where she launched projects with celebrities and artists, including the Viva Glam campaign with Lady Gaga, on a global level.
 
During the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, Lombardo introduced the 3rd generation of designers for this season’s W Hotels Fashion Next program, which is an industry-first initiative that fosters and supports emerging designers. Her handpicked designers included Bibhu Mohapatra, Nomia, Juan Carlos Obando, Michael Angel, Electric Feathers and Rochambeau.
 
Exclusive to Bangkok ELLE Fashion week, Jenne Lombardo will be making her appearance for the first time in Asia Pacific as W Global Fashion Director where she will unveil the first Fashion Next Designer from Thailand – Ek Thongprasert.
 
“I am very thrilled to be visiting the iconic fashion city of Bangkok, and most importantly as W Global Fashion Director. I have a fear of flying but this Bangkok Elle Fashion week is too big for me not to attend,” said Jenne Lombardo. “As part of my first assignment to identify Global Fashion Next Designers, I am very excited to welcome Ek Thongprasert who will be a part of our Global Fashion Next initiative. His extraordinary and timeless design together with his creativity represents what we look for in our designers,” continued Jenne Lombardo.
 
 
W Hotels VIP Lounge – a Hot Spot for Celebrities and Trendsetters
 
After the much celebrated success of the W Lounge last year, W Hotels will be hosting its signature VIP Lounge during the Elle Fashion Week for the second consecutive years. For 14 seasons, W Hotels has hosted a VIP Backstage Lounge backstage at New York Fashion Week. The W Lounge quickly became known as the most sought-after spot for celebrities and fashion’s elite including Heidi Klum, Victoria Beckham, Justin Timberlake and Dianne von Furstenberg, to mix, mingle and relax in style in between shows.
 
From 11th – 16th October, exclusive for the Bangkok Elle Fashion Week 2011, W hotels will be making a buzz among celebrities and trendsetters. On 13th -14th, W Lounge will feature Miaou Mix – one of the five rising talents from W Hotels and Burn Studios DJ Lab.  The vibes of W Lounge and music mixes by Miaou Mix will provide a perfect teaser for what’s new and what’s next in W lifestyles and what’s awaiting trendsetters with the opening of W Hotel Bangkok in August 2012.
 
"This introduction of W’s lifestyle using the international language of the brand’s passion for fashion, music and design will help to create brand awareness, and Elle Fashion Week is the perfect opportunity for Thailand," said Eva Ziegler, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide and Le Meridien. "Being innovative and contemporary is our passion point. The exclusive W VIP Lounge will provide our selective guests an insider experience of what's awaiting them in August 2012 when W Hotel Bangkok will be rolling out their red carpets to Thai trendsetters," Ziegler concluded.

Raffles Hotels & Resorts appoints Peter French

Raffles Hotels & Resorts appoints Peter French as Regional Vice PRESIDENT – Europe, Middle East & Africa 
 
John Johnston, President of Raffles Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment, with immediate effect, of PETER FRENCH as Regional Vice President – Europe, Middle East & Africa for Raffles Hotels & Resorts.
 
Mr French will continue his role as General Manager for Raffles Dubai.  In his new role he will take on operational oversight for Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris and Raffles Praslin Seychelles as well as new Raffles hotels under development in EMEA.
 
John Johnston said:
 
“Peter‘s outstanding job in leading the team in Dubai is reflected in the hotel’s impressive performance.    He brings a wealth of international luxury experience to Raffles with in-depth background in operations, sales and marketing, human resources, finance, redevelopment, repositioning and transition.   We are embarking on a new phase of expansion and Peter’s experience in project development will be invaluable.  I am delighted to make this appointment.”
 
Over the course of his career, Peter French, who is British, has been involved with luxury hotel operations around the globe.  He was General Manager / VP of Operations & Development for Mandarin Oriental Hotels Group from 1975-1986.   He returned to Hong Kong as General Manager to lead the complete renovation and repositioning of its flagship hotel, the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, from 2004-2009.
 
 
A seasoned and accomplished hotelier, Peter has also worked as General Manager in prestigious hotels including The Sukothai in Bangkok, The Carlyle in New York and Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
 
Peter was nominated for “Hotel Manager of the Year” by the American Hotel and Catering Institute and Virtuoso, The Association of American Travel Agents.  He is a Fellow of Hotel Catering and Institutional Management Association.
 

The Pawn The nifty pocket guide

The Pawn, the restaurant renowned for its ambiance and heritage value, showcases Wan Chai with the publication of a free neighborhood guide.
 
The nifty pocket guide is a glimpse into Wan Chai’s illustrious history, its vibrant neighbourhood and the origins of the heritage site in which The Pawn is located.

It was written and specially illustrated with tourists and locals in mind, who will be amused with historical trivia, walking trails, shopping tips and more.
 
From now till 7 October, The Pawn will post several ‘challenges’ on their Facebook site, with fabulous prizes up for grabs, including cocktail vouchers, dining vouchers, a Holga camera and a guided tour plus lunch at The Pawn.

Andy Hui 25th anniversary concert

Andy Hui to Bring His Star Power to the CotaiArena
Macao fans set to enjoy 25th anniversary concert
                                                              
Hong Kong pop sensation Andy Hui is set to light up the CotaiArena™ stage with his charms, as he brings his reputable talents to The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel on October 29. Having already generated rave reviews from his sold-out Hong Kong performance in May, the singer and actor will bring his On And On 25th Anniversary Concert to his Macao fans, with tickets going on sale September 28.
 
As one of the most successful Chinese music celebrities, Andy Hui offers his fans an array of hits in both Cantonese and Mandarin, having garnered a host of music awards along the way. With more than 20 studio albums under his belt, including his most recent, 2011’s On and On, his Macao show promises to deliver a superb performance of some of his greatest hits, with the help of an outstanding production unit backing him up.
 
Tickets for Andy Hui’s On And On 25th Anniversary Concert can be purchased Wednesday, September 28 at 10 am, on the first floor of Sands® Macao and at the CotaiArena box office at The Venetian Macao. Tickets are available in three categories: HKD/MOP 700 (A Reserve), 500 (B Reserve) and 300 (C Reserve). Packages with round trip CotaiJet™ ferry tickets between Hong Kong and Macao are also available for HKD/MOP 788 (A Reserve), 588 (B Reserve) and 388 (C Reserve). Tickets can be booked online at www.CotaiTicketing.com, or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macao) / +852 6333 6660 (HK), and are also available at Tom Lee Outlets and through Hong Kong Ticketing* online at www.HKTicketing.com or by phone at +852 3128 8288.

DOZO! Heats Up Autumn with original Teppan Grill dishes

DOZO!, the Japanese restaurant with a chic contemporary vibe, is offering customers new innovative Teppan grill dishes. The dishes are created with the highest quality fresh produce sourced from around the world and combined with Japanese Teppanyaki flair.
 
With the change of season, the Teppan grill items are a hot choice. Originating in Japan over 50 years ago, the teppanyaki method is a way of cooking fish and meat on a flattop grill in a form of sauce such as miso, soy or pepper. Dozo! combines this exciting Japanese cooking method with ingredients from around the globe. The fresh seafood produce hails from numerous countries, including Norway and Canada, which offer some of the world’s best seafood.
 
The prevalent picks are the Wasabi Apple Jumbo Scallops – Canadian king scallops with grated apple, wasabi and sweet soy, a unique dish with a spicy but zesty fruit taste, the Char-grilled king prawn – jumbo Australian king prawn with yuzu pepper and the Grilled Rack of Lamb – White miso marinated New Zealand lamb rack. Another sizzling New Zealand favourite is the Char-grilled Tenderloin – 8oz of spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, red chili and sweet soy. For a more authentic Japanese option, the Miso Cod – grilled cod fillet, marinated in white miso before hitting the grill, leaves the buttery fish caramelized on the outside with a mahogany glaze.

All Inclusive Alaskan Luxury with Silversea

2012 Alaska Season Includes Passport to Luxury Onboard Spending Credit of up to US$1,000 per suite
 
Silversea Cruises has released details of 2012 Alaskan voyages aboard the 382-guest Silver Shadow – a luxury vessel small enough to explore lesser known ports that large vessels cannot reach, as well as the region’s best-known highlights.
 
Sailing from May to September 2012, 14 fascinating Alaskan adventures of 7 to 16 days are on offer, with departures from Seward and Vancouver.
 
Guests will enjoy a spectacular landscape of glaciers, rugged mountains, ancient forests and abundant wildlife such as humpback whales, caribou, bald eagles and even bears.
 
All-inclusive cruise-only fares start from US$3,678* per person, double occupancy for a 7 day voyage from Vancouver to Seward on 7 June 2012. Silver Shadow will cruise the Inside Passage up to Ketchikan, taking in majestic Tracy Arm Fjord and Sawyer Glacier, followed by the historic gold mining town of Juneau. Skagway is the next port of call, followed by picturesque Sitka and a visit to Hubbard Glacier. The fare includes an Onboard Spending Credit of US$500 per suite.
 
Alternatively, an 11 day round-trip voyage departs Vancouver on 5 July 2012, taking in Ketchikan; Juneau; Skagway; Sitka; and Wrangell, in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, as well as Tracy Arm Fjord and Sawyer Glacier. Silver Shadow will then call at the Canadian ports of Prince Rupert and Victoria in British Columbia, before returning to Vancouver. Fares start from US$5,918* including an Onboard Spending Credit of US$1,000 per suite.
 
Guests can enhance their cruise with a range of pre and post Land Adventures to destinations such as Denali National Park and Mount McKinley; a grizzly bear habitat; one of Alaska’s premier wilderness lodges; the Canadian Rockies, and beautiful Victoria on Vancouver Island.
 
Aboard Silver Shadow, guests will enjoy all-suite ocean-view accommodation and the renowned Silversea lifestyle which includes butler service; gourmet dining with Relais & Châteaux-designed menus; complementary fine wines, spirits and Champagnes; a fascinating enrichment programme, and all gratuities.
 
*Subject to availability, terms and conditions.
 
For more information please visit www.silversea.com.
 

Sofitel Luxury Hotels New Vice President

T.Markland Blaiklock, Senior Vice President of Sofitel Asia Pacific, has appointed Ian Alexandre to the newly created position of Vice President Sofitel Pacific, and General Manager of Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

The new Vice President role oversees Sofitel's network of nine luxury hotels and resorts across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia. The dual role will also see Ian take direct responsibility for the brand's flagship hotel in the region, the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, where he is currently based.

Ian has tremendous international hotel and hospitality experience having worked in the industry for more than 26 years. Prior to his Pacific appointment, Ian was based in Asia where he was Area General Manager for Sofitel's Wanda Hotels in China, and General Manager for the Sofitel Wanda Beijing (a role he took on in January 2009).

 

He first commenced his career in Australia and then Shanghai with Sheraton Hotels before moving across to the Four Seasons and Hong Kong in 1997. This was followed by further assignments in Washington, Kuala Lumpur and a return to Shanghai.

The Sofitel ethos is to connect the world to French elegance with a collection of locations, each offering its customers and partners a service cousu main that creates emotions, performance and excellence.

Mr Alexandre says, "It's great to be back in Sydney and working with the Pacific team. Sofitel has certainly grown in recognition and prestige since its global repositioning in 2007, which is now deemed a great success, and nowhere is that more evident than this region.

"It was amazing to be on the ground as Beijing and China came of age, and now, as I arrive back in Australia, I feel I've again come at a significant time for the Sofitel brand as we commence a new chapter in the Pacific. Both worldwide and locally it's a time of consolidation and focus on our brand values. The aim is to better assert and define our position and performance in the luxury segment, and it's a challenge I look forward to."

 

Sofitel is the flagship brand of the Accor group around the world as well as a separate business unit with its own organization. It encompasses 120 hotels and 30,000 room and suites in 40 countries around the world.

In 2010, Sofitel Luxury Hotels was named 'Best Hotel Brand' by Hotel Management Magazine, and continues to be one of the most awarded networks in the region.

In addition, the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is one of the region's premier hotels, and was recently awarded Best Five-Star Hotel at the inaugural Accommodation Association of Australia (AAA) Awards held this June (2011) .

Visit www.sofitelsydney.com.au

With this prestigious win, Swiss

SWISSÔTEL THE STAMFORD WINS COVETED LUXURY BUSINESS HOTEL AWARD AT THE WORLD LUXURY HOTEL AWARDS 2011

Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore, was conferred with the Luxury Business Hotel award at the annual World Luxury Awards 2011. The glitzy Gala Ceremony was recently held in Zagreb, Croatia on 16 September 2011.

With this prestigious win, Swissôtel The Stamford continues to strengthen its reputation as one of the leading business hotels in the region, amongst both the travel trade and luxury hotel circuits.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards, positioned as the pinnacle of achievement for luxury hotels worldwide, set the benchmark for five-star luxury hotels in achieving recognition for their world-class facilities and unsurpassed service standards. It recognises hotels that have gone the extra mile and transcended from being "good hotels" to becoming "exceptional hotels".

Nominations are made by guests, the organisations themselves, as well as travel agents, tour operators and independent travel consultants from around the world. This year?s awards saw over 1,000 luxury properties amongst 87 countries, enrolled in the judging process. The property that receives the most number of votes worldwide is crowned the Overall Winner.

“This award is an impressive accolade for Swissôtel The Stamford as we continue to pursue excellence in every facet of the signature service that we extend to both business and leisure travellers. It is an affirmation of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts? credo – „A Passion For Perfection? and we are proud and privileged to have received this recognition presented by guests and travel trade industry players,” said Mr Aiden McAuley, Managing Director, Swissôtel The Stamford and Fairmont Singapore.
“Indeed, these awards cap 2010 on a high note. Our sincere thanks and gratitude to our valued colleagues and industry partners whose unstinting efforts have made this achievement possible,” he added.
 

The InterContinental Ballroom New Look

The InterContinental Ballroom unveils a refreshing and auspicious new look inspired by the hotel’s unique position on Victoria Harbour
 
This month, which marks the hotel’s 10th anniversary, InterContinental Hong Kong welcomes a new era of hosting the city’s most prominent meetings and glamorous events, as it unveils a refreshing, contemporary new look for the InterContinental Ballroom.
 
Following the extensive refurbishment of this iconic space, clients will be delighted with the stunning modern look, and most especially, with the venue’s flexibility, efficiency and state-of-the-art facilities.
 
The new InterContinental Ballroom, which is the largest pillarless ballroom amongst  the city’s top hotels, also offers a sense of luxury and elegance, with a design inspired by the hotel’s unique position on Victoria Harbour and the rich imagery of the harbour’s currents and textures at sunset.
 
As per InterContinental Hong Kong’s Managing Director Jean-Jacques Reibel, “Our vision was to create a space of the highest quality that has an understated and refined luxury and richness and provides guests with a sense of comfort and welcome.”
 
Renowned for its unique position on the edge of Victoria Harbour, with unmatched views of the famed Hong Kong skyline, InterContinental Hong Kong found inspiration for the ballroom design from Victoria Harbour – as it relates to the hotel’s unique sense of place and time. The rich textures of the harbour, with its intriguing currents, form a graphic motif of concentric circles – with the colours, and imagery of the waves and the visual texture of the harbour.
 
Stephen Jones, Regional Managing Principal Asia of Woods Bagot (www.woodsbagot.com), whom InterContinental Hong Kong commissioned to redesign the hotel’s ballroom and pre-function area, explains, “For the redesign of the Ballroom, our artistic point of departure came from recognizing the hotel’s unique location on the edge of Victoria Harbour. We were inspired by the imagery of the harbour at sunset with its shimmering golden glow, its complex textures, colours and activity”.
 
Throughout his 20+ year career in Asia, Woods Bagot’s Stephen Jones has consistently sought to incorporate the principles of feng shui into his work.  “The InterContinental Ballroom design is an interpretation of the hotel’s dramatic harbourfront location and auspicious feng shui – truly the experience of Hong Kong,” explains Jones.
 
Sprawling over 885 sq meters, InterContinental Hong Kong’s Ballroom is an impressive and versatile space, airy with plenty of light and with delightfully high ceilings. The adjacent pre-function area adds 446 sq meters to the venue, making it the largest combined ballroom space of any of Hong Kong’s top hotels.
 
The two areas have been seamlessly connected with overarching design effects and features, inspired by the city’s renowned harbour.
 
The Theme / Motif:
Concentric circles inspired by the waves and ripples on the harbour form the graphic manifestation of the harbour used throughout the design.
 
Translating the imagery of the currents of the harbour with the rippling effects, Woods Bagot then developed design elements that synthesize the textures of the harbour as it moves through the changing sunlight of the day, like the rippling effects of a pebble on the harbour. This motif of concentric circles comes into play in the ballroom design.
 
The water element plays a prominent role — beginning with guests’ arrival at the hotel entrance with its auspicious feng shui fountain that symbolizes the “Pearl of the Orient”. This serves as the first of the “energy pools” which ignite the flow of positive “chi” through the space.
 
The hotel’s iconic white Italian Carrarra marble staircase, which is 4.5 meters wide, has been upgraded, refinished and polished. It serves as a dramatic entry way to the ballroom, with the first focal point being reflected in the ceiling design at the top of the staircase. This focal point is a special light feature of concentric waves, with programmable lighting and pre-set lighting modes. The motif of the wave and energy points are prominent features of the ballroom design.
 
New white balustrades complement the existing iconic white marble staircase and allow for themed decorations for wedding banquets and other gala events.
 
The Carpet Design:
The custom-made Brintons carpet design is an extension of this motif with concentric circular patterns in auspicious colours from a palette of red, burgundy and copper, creating zones of positive energy as the concentric rings merge across the zones, enhancing the flow of chi.
 
The Ballroom Ceiling Design:
The Ballroom ceiling design incorporates 12 significant points of energy in the space through which “waves” radiate.
 
The ceiling is made of bronze and mirrored glass, with built-in programmable custom-designed lighting fixtures. The twelve custom designed lighting fixtures, made with bronze, rose and light champagne coloured metals, sit on the ceiling in a frame of pearlescent white. Fine ‘shadow lines’ are etched into the ceiling, like the water patterns generated from the harbour.
 
Colours, Textures & Finishes
The colour tones used in the ballroom and pre-function area are drawn from the harbour at sunset – incorporating four tones of bronze (dark orange, rose, rust and copper), plus white, gold, champagne, and charcoal grey.
 
This concept extends into the pre-function area which showcases the same champagne coloured ceiling and satin-finish wall coverings, with a range of metallic and pearlescent paints. These include a fine range of subtle colours, with off-white, pale gold and purple used on the ceiling surrounding the lights.
 
Satin fabric in a golden / champagne colour is used for the wall panels in the ballroom and pre-function area. The ballroom walls also feature textured metal (bronze) finished wall panels with the ripple pattern. This provides a shimmering effect that reflects and echoes the details of the ceiling and carpet.
 
Impressive walnut doors leading into the ballroom provide a dramatic entrance with oversized metal and brass handles which resonate the same circular motif – symbolizing peace, energy and welcome upon entry.
 
Surrounding the doorways are wall screens made of an ultra white travertine, positioned at 15 degree angles with feature lighting. These dramatic wall screens appear to float in the space with mirrors around the perimeter and dramatize movement into the ballroom space.
 
The interior wall features walnut timber veneer panels and doors – providing warmth and a rich contrast to the side wall panels of satiny champagne/golden fabric and bronze feature panels.
 
Flexibility of the space for a variety of events & functions:
The Ballroom acts as a custom-designed stage set / artist’s canvas for a diversity of events from weddings and gala dinners to meetings, conventions and product launches.
 
The InterContinental Ballroom offers the largest combined ballroom space of any of Hong Kong’s top hotels.  The Ballroom and pre-function area are designed to flow into one space — with the same carpet throughout and the same satin finished wall panels running straight through both spaces.
 
It is also the largest pillarless ballroom amongst the city’s top hotels. In contrast to most hotel ballrooms which have large chandeliers, the InterContinental Ballroom has currents of lights which run through the ceiling — radiating positive energy and enhancing the flow of “chi”.
 
InterContinental Ballroom Facts & Figures:
Ballroom: 885 sq meters
Ceiling Height: 4.5 meters
 
Capacity: 1000 persons: theatre style, 480 persons: classroom style, 1000 persons: reception,
   720 persons: banquet rounds, 120 persons: U-Shape
 
Pre-Function area:  446 sq meters
Ceiling height: 2.6 meters
Capacity: 500 persons: reception; 156 persons: banquet rounds