Hotel ICON (唯港薈) is the teaching and research hotel built for the School of Hotel and Tourism Management by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University at 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Built on the site of what was formerly PolyU's staff quarters, Pak Sui Yuen, the hotel was officially opened on 21 September 2011.
Hotel ICON is designed by celebrated architects Terence Conran, Rocco Yim and William Lim. There are 262 guest rooms including 165 Rooms, 68 Above & Beyond Club Rooms, 26 Suites and 3 Prototype rooms.
The hotel held its topping-up ceremony on 11 March 2010 at its Tsim Sha Tsui East location. The hotel is fully owned by the university, the first such business model for the hospitality industry in the world, and it will operate under a very clear mandate: to benefit the local hotel industry through experimentation and research and offer training to students of the school.
"Unlike working for a big hotel chain, we're not trying to please an owner here, and we're not constrained by corporate philosophies," says Richard Hatter, general manager of Hotel ICON.