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InterContinental Hong Kong Presents “The history of Whoo” Afternoon Tea Set
An Elegant Tea Set Inspired by Timeless Korean Royal Court Beauty
September 18 – November 30

InterContinental Hong Kong’s famed Lobby Lounge pays tribute to timeless royal beauty with its new Korean  themed Afternoon Tea Set in partnership with “The history of Whoo”’, the prestigious Korean skincare brand, available from September 18 – November 30.

The Afternoon Tea Set is inspired by “The history of Whoo”, a modern reinterpretation of Korean royal court beauty secrets, whose products are developed in an effort to comprehensively resolve problems experienced during skin aging, rather than a specific skin problem.

The history of Whoo Tea Set includes:


Ginseng chicken rolls

Angelica slow cooked Pork belly on brioche bread

Thyme, Shrimps, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes on yellow bread

Comfit Foie Gras and goji berry chutney on crispy bread 


Whoo Macaroon Mango Pear Earl Grey Tea Cream

Calvados Jelly Apple PieAlmond Cream

Red Berries Marco Polo Tea CakeGrapefruitLitchis

Chocolate Whoo CapBergamot & Jasmine Tea Cream

Rose & Vanilla Panna cotta


Plain and Raisin Scones

Served with Devonshire Clotted Cream, Earl Grey Tea and Raspberry Jam



HK$608 for 2 persons (Monday to Friday)

HK$628 for 2 persons (Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays)

The Tea Set is inclusive of two special “The history of Whoo” Bichup Royal Anti-aging Kits (valued at HK$500 each) plus two gift cards with special offers for products at “The history of Whoo” shop in Harbour City. *Please note that “The History of Whoo” Gift Sets and Gift Cards are subject to availability while supply lasts.

The Bichup Royal Anti-aging Kit includes three items: Bichup Self-Generating Anti-aging Essence (8ml), Bichup First Care Moisture Anti-Aging Essence (15ml) and Bichup Ja Yoon Cream (8ml).

Between September 18 and November 30, guests who present a “The history of Whoo” receipt can enjoy 20% off of the Afternoon Tea Set for 2 persons.


To share insights into Korean culture, “The history of Whoo” will host for a series of Korean Handicraft Workshops on how to make simple Korean style accessories.

·        Dried Flower Bracelet Workshop: Friday, Sept 22, October 27 and November 24 
·        Korean Knot Workshop: Friday, Oct 13 and Nov 10

Guests can register for the Korean handicraft workshops on the InterContinental Hong Kong eShop, by purchasing the Tea Set for 4 persons online. Then guests can enjoy a complimentary private workshop for 4 persons over afternoon tea. The craft sessions can be booked for 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm and 5:30pm on the above dates for a maximum 4 persons per session. Each session lasts approximately 20-30 minutes.


Traditional Korean royal culture is revived with modern science to create the most precious aesthetic beauty. The history of Whoo is designed as a global brand to convey modern cosmetic virtues while embodying regal beauty and royal court mystique with the line of Oriental beauty.

“Whoo”is the brand name from the character “” meaning an empress, for which its one syllable emphasizes the beauty of simplicity.

The history of Whoo contains the secret royal court - Gongjinbidan (拱辰秘丹) which only reserved for the emperor or his queen in the past.

‘The history’ implies that the brand encompasses both the Oriental thoughts and the history of the empress’ secret beauty formula, while signifying that Whoo’s products are sincerely made just like an oriental herbal medicine.


Gongjinbidan is a most precious formula made with deer antlers, angelica root, sansuyu, and wild thyme. It maintains harmony and balance in the skin by helping to raise water energy and lower fire energy (水升火降). It is a solution for specific skin problems including aging.


Elegant & Graceful

An empress symbolizes modern women as well as the origin of life. “Whoo” honours the fundamental beauty and emphasizes femininity with curves, with a touch of mystique with its lotus symbol that represents both a purifying ingredient and Oriental beauty.


Amber, regarded as the precious stone for jewelry and accessories, is known to have a protective power. It is considered to be one of the seven treasures. The inspiration comes from the special value of the amber made from ancient life forms.


“Whoo” has long brand history in the development of its products.


In Hong Kong, there are 9 product collections available:
-        Bichup (Hero Collection, Total Care) which includes
-         Bichup Self-Generating Anti-aging Essence
(Self-regenerating, brightening skin and anti-aging)
 It is the best-selling anti–aging essence in the Korea Beauty Market.
You will experience the change in your skin after just 3 -4 days’ use
-        Hwan Yu (Luxury, Revitalization for 10 years)
-        Cheongidan (Rejuvenating)
-        Gongjinhyang (Basic Care, Pre aging)
-        Gongjinhyang Seol (Whitening)
-        Gongjinhyang Soo (Hydrating)
-        Gongjinhyang Mi (Make-up)
-        Jinyulhyang (Deep Moisturizing, Anti -aging)
-        Myunguihyang (Special Care)

About InterContinental Hong Kong’s Lobby Lounge

InterContinental Hong Kong’s Lobby Lounge is celebrated globally for its spectacular panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong Island skyline and as “The Place to See and Be Seen”. Relax over afternoon tea, our all-day menu or our signature #852TAILS of Hong Kong” cocktails at sunset as the skyline transforms into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours and during the nightly "Symphony of Lights" laser show at 8:00pm. Alternatively literally drink in the spectacular harbourviews each evening while listening to our dynamic line-up of talented entertainers, who perform each evening from 9:00pm.

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Reservations and Enquiries

For further information and restaurant reservations, please contact:
Restaurant Reservations Centre
Tel: +852 2313 2323
E-mail: fb.hongkong@ihg.com

Opening Hours

7:00am to 1:00am

Monday – Friday
Afternoon Tea – 2:30pm to 6:00pm

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Afternoon Tea – 1:30pm to 6:00pm

Press Contact

For further press information, please contact:
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