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Hotel ICON

Officially open in September 2011, Hotel ICON is a unique teaching and research hotel offering a fully-integrated teaching and learning education approach. Wholly owned by PolyU and an extension of the SHTM, Hotel ICON is a 262-room hotel that takes a new look at hospitality, delivering a kaleidoscope of fresh experiences with cutting edge facilities for guests from around the world.

Located in a building complex that also houses the SHTM campus, university staff quarters, research facilities, resources centre, classrooms as well as faculty and administration offices, Hotel ICON is envisioned as a “hotel with a purpose”, committed to providing interactive and dynamic learning environments as well as state-of- the-art educational facilities.



The hotel in East Tsim Sha Tsui offers three vibrant dining spaces including Green café on the lobby level, The Market for an international buffet with an array of Asian fare, and Above & Beyond, a top-floor Chinese fine-dining restaurant. Silverbox, a 570 square metre open-plan ballroom, can accommodate a broad range of special events, conferences, banquets or meetings.


As the world’s first co-located, co-lead programme offered in a teaching and research hotel – Hotel ICON believes in the future of Asian hospitality and provides a dynamic environment to inspiring a new generation of passionate pioneering hoteliers and students who will one day take their positions as leaders in the hospitality and tourism sector.

Accolades for operational and management excellence follow as soon as the hotel was established in 2011. Hotel ICON is ranked among the top 4 hotels among the 700+ hotels in Hong Kong. International awards and prizes include:

  • Wallpaper Magazine

  • Design Hotel of the Year

  • CNN.Go

  • UNWTO Ulysses Award

  • Conde Nast Traveler

  • PATA Gold Award

  • Michelin Guide

  • Expedia

  • TripAdvisor

  • Agoda

  • “Architecture of the Year”

  • Forbes Travel Guide

  • McCool Breakthrough Award

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