Korean Mega-Star Song Joong-Ki Stays in InterContinental Hong Kong’s Spectacular Presidential Suite during his Hong Kong Fan Tour
Korean Mega-Star Song Joong-ki, of the hit Korean TV drama series “Descendants of the Sun” made InterContinental Hong Kong’s spectacular 7,000 square foot Presidential Suite his “home away from home” during his Hong Kong Fan Tour over the weekend. The star was in Hong Kong as part of his Asian Fan Tour.
Song Joong-ki resided at the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Hotel – making the 7,000 square foot Presidential Suite (the largest suite in Hong Kong) his home during his two day stay in the city. The Presidential Suite has 5-bedrooms inclusive of a Duplex living room with a grand piano and 2-storey plate-glass windows with panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island. Most spectacular is the suite’s expansive wrap-around harbourview terrace (2,500 sq. feet) with a private rooftop infinity swimming pool and Jacuzzi overlooking Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island, providing an “IMAX” experience of Hong Kong. The dining room, master bedroom and bathroom and private gym also have panoramic harbour views. The suite also has a private study and kitchenette.
The Presidential Suite costs HK$118,000 (approx. US$15,206) for all 5-bedrooms plus 10% service charge per night, inclusive of 24-hour personal butler service, roundtrip airport limousine service by guests’ choice of Phantom VI Rolls Royce, Bentley or Mercedes limousine, plus access to Club InterContinental (the hotel’s Executive Lounge).
To personalize his stay, the hotel arranged monogrammed “SJK” towels which were placed in the suite’s private gym (since Song loves to work-out) and by the outdoor infinity swimming pool, along with monogrammed slippers. The hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef prepared a selection of special amenities, including chocolate showpieces featuring Hong Kong’s iconic Dragon Boat and Star Ferry.
During his stay, Song had access to 24-hour in-room dining, with the hotel’s celebrated chefs from the 2-Michelin star Yan Toh Heen Cantonese restaurant, 1-Michelin star SPOON by Alain Ducasse, Japanese celebrity chef restaurant NOBU and THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill on call to prepare the hotel’s acclaimed international cuisine for him during his stay.
During the press conference held in the InterContinental Ballroom on June 12, Song sampled some local Hong Kong “street food” – including milk tea, toast with condensed milk and Hong Kong style egg puffs. He liked the local food so much, that he asked the staff to send the rest up to his suite. Stating that he is a fan of Chinese food and tofu, during his stay he dined on dishes from the hotel’s in-room dining menu which included Yan Toh Heen’s signature Wok-fried Prawns with homemade XO Sauce and Spicy Wagyu Beef Balls with Foie Gras, a Lobby Lounge specialty.
While the Hong Kong weather during his stay was very rainy, he took time to be pampered at the hotel’s feng shui inspired I-Spa – relaxing over the spa’s signature “Chi Balancing Massage”.
Other international stars who have stayed in InterContinental Hong Kong’s Presidential Suite include Japanese pop star Ayumi, Taiwanese star Jay Chow (who filmed a music video in the suite), American actor Kevin Spacey (of “House of Cards” fame) and Hollywood power couple / movie stars Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie.
Acclaimed actress Tang Wei and her husband Kim Tae-yong had their wedding photos taken in the Presidential Suite. Scenes from the hit comedy “Lost in Hong Kong” (港冏), co-written and co-produced by Xu Zheng (徐峥), starring himself along with Bao Bei'er (包贝尔), Zhao Wei (趙薇), and Du Juan (杜鵑) were filmed in the Presidential Suite.
Meanwhile a host of Korean celebrities frequent InterContinental Hong Kong with stays in the hotel’s stunning harbourview suites. Artists Choi Siwon and Lee Min-Ho and Actor Ji Jin-Hee, as well as G-Dragon (rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer) and the Rock Bands - CNBlue (with leader Jung Yong Hwa), F.T. Island and FNC Kingdom, have all called InterContinental Hong Kong “home” when in Hong Kong on concert and promotional tours.
About Song Joong-ki
The 30-year old South Korean Actor, Song Joong-ki (Hangul 송중기); rose to fame in the historical drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) and the variety show Running Man as one of the original cast members when it premiered in 2010. Song played his first TV leading role in the melodrama, The Innocent Man (2012). He has also starred in feature films, most notably as the titular character in the box office hit A Werewolf Boy (2012). Since taking the lead role in the massive pan-Asian hit drama this year – Descendants of the Sun, he has become a mega-star.
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