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InterContinental Hong Kong and Yan Toh Heen Named Five-Stars;
Rech by Alain Ducasse & THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill
Earn Four-Stars by Forbes Travel Guide 2018

As it celebrates its landmark 60th anniversary, Forbes Travel Guide has unveiled its 60th list of worldwide Star Rating winners, continuing its exceedingly selective approach for recognising the world’s finest properties and rewarding gracious, intuitive service.

Forbes Travel Guide has named InterContinental Hong Kong as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel for the 6th consecutive year and Yan Toh Heen as a Five Star restaurant for the 2nd consecutive year. In addition, Rech by Alain Ducasse and THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill have received Four-stars. All of the Star Rating recipients can be found on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

InterContinental Hong Kong was the first InterContinental Hotel & Resort globally to achieve the exclusive 5-star ranking by the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide in 2013 – thus retaining this prestigious rating for six consecutive years. It is one of only 8 Five-star hotels in Hong Kong, 53 in Asia-Pacific and 199 globally.

This is the second year that the 2-Michelin star Yan Toh Heen has received Forbes Travel Guide’s 5-star restaurant rating. It is one of only 9 Five-star restaurants in Hong Kong, 23 in Asia-Pacific and 64 globally.

In addition, the hotel’s newest restaurant, the 1-Michelin star Rech by Alain Ducasse and the popular STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill have also received Four Stars by Forbes Travel Guide. They are two of only 6 Four-star restaurants in Hong Kong, 29 in Asia-Pacific and 171 globally.

This year NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong is also one of only 83 Recommended restaurants globally.

InterContinental Hong Kong continues to garner the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.

Commenting on the awards, Claus Pedersen, General Manager, InterContinental Hong Kong says, “We are delighted to retain the prestigious Forbes 5-star rating for the 6th consecutive year. This is an excellent achievement by our team who has worked diligently to consistently meet Forbes’s extremely discerning criteria and service standards for 5-star hotels. This award demonstrates the commitment of IHG and our employees to deliver “True Hospitality” and the highest levels of service for the world’s most discerning travelers.”

“To reinforce and encourage our team to consistently deliver Forbes Five Star service, several years ago we created “Service Champions” with representatives from all of our operational departments of the hotel. These dedicated colleagues lead by example -- demonstrating our outstanding service culture and sharing their passion, enthusiasm and experience with their teammates to further enhance our discerning service delivery.”

“We are pleased to honour the 2018 Star Rating recipients, an exceptional collection of hotels, restaurants and spas that demonstrates a strong culture of service,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.

“In an online environment of confusion and clutter, Forbes Travel Guide is the most trusted source of information to assist guests in making informed decisions,” Inzerillo said. “These properties, the largest and most global group in the company’s history, achieve an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality, underscoring our overall mission of positively contributing to the international tourism industry as well as individual hotel experience. We are proud to congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognised today.”

Forbes Travel Guide is the global authority on luxury travel. Its anonymous professional inspectors travel the world to assess hotels, restaurants, and spas based on 900 objective standards. As per Forbes Travel Guide, “While we inspect both service and facility, our Star Rating system emphasises quality of service because your experience at a hotel, restaurant, or spa goes beyond looks - how it makes you feel is what you will remember most.” Five-Stars are only awarded to “outstanding, often iconic properties with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities”.

Forbes Travel Guide now rates properties in 50 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, click here.

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About Forbes Travel Guide:

Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Started as Mobil Travel Guide in 1958, the company created the first Five-Star rating system in the United States. Today, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous, objective standards. The company’s annual Star Ratings, reviews and daily travel stories help discerning travellers select the world’s best luxury experiences. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.

About InterContinental Hong Kong:

Internationally acclaimed as one of the world’s top hotels for business and leisure, InterContinental Hong Kong is prized for its unrivalled views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island. Whether you’re gazing over the skyline from the infinity spa pools, contemplating the horizon from the Club InterContinental Lounge or landmark-spotting from your suite, all of Hong Kong is literally at your feet.

The hotel is also renowned for its luxurious accommodation, impeccable service and world-class restaurants which include two celebrity chef restaurants – the 1-Michelin star Rech by Alain Ducasse and NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong, plus the 2-Michelin star Yan Toh Heen, THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill and Harbourside, popular for its elaborate international buffets. All of the hotel’s restaurants and the stunning Lobby Lounge showcase spectacular harbourviews.

For a selection of InterContinental Hong Kong images, please click here.
For a full selection of images of InterContinental Hong Kong, please click here.
For images of Yan Toh Heen, please click here.
For images of Rech by Alain Ducasse, please click here.
For images of THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill, click here.


InterContinental Hong Kong
Carole L Klein, Executive Director of PR & Communications
Tel: + 852 2313 2335 / Fax: + 852 2721 5964
E-mail: carole.klein@ihg.com

Forbes Travel Guide
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Carole L Klein
Executive Director of PR & Communications
InterContinental Hong Kong
Tel : (852) 2313 2335
Fax : (852) 2721 5964
E-mail : carole.klein@ihg.com