Who doesn’t love a stunning view from a comfortable vantage point? And when it’s a view of Hong Kong, one of the world’s most iconic cityscapes, even better! Arguably the best place to soak in the Hong Kong skyline and the city’s distinctive character – with skyscrapers ringing Victoria Harbour and mountains looming beyond – is the sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck. It’s located in the International Commerce Centre in West Kowloon Cultural District, which makes it a great spot for a family day out. Or, now that overseas guests are again making a beeline for HK, bring any visitors you might have. (Scroll down to discover some great sky100 promotions they can enjoy!) There are plenty of other reasons to add sky100 to your calendar too.
#1 Because it’s unique in Hong Kong
The International Commerce Centre (ICC) is Hong Kong’s tallest building – and currently the 13th tallest building in the world! It towers 484 metres above the harbour in West Kowloon. Located on the skyscraper’s 100th floor is sky100, an indoor observation deck offering 360-degree panoramic views of the Hong Kong skyline.
Getting there is half the fun, as the ICC is also home to the fastest double-deck elevator in the city. It takes just 60 seconds to whizz guests from the ground to sky100, 393 metres above sea level.
#2 To capture magic Hong Kong views at sunset
When you’re this high up in the sky, it’s no surprise the sunset views are stupendous. Whether you’re a serious photographer or just an amateur snapper, you’ll come away with some beautiful pictures of the Hong Kong skyline from a sky100 visit at dusk.
Not sure when the sun is likely to dip below the horizon? There’s a noticeboard at the venue that’s updated daily with the precise sunset times so you’ll be ready to catch the moment.
#3 To see a Hong Kong night view
Looking out over Hong Kong is fascinating by day. (If you live near the harbour, try to spot your neighbourhood!) But it takes on another dimension at night – especially if you tie your visit in with sky100’s own light show, “Love is in the Sky”.
Created by the same production house behind the renowned “Vivid Sydney” festival in Australia, this 15-minute light show plays on a gargantuan screen formed by sky100’s windows. It starts at 6.30pm each night and features video and 3D animations, with Victoria Harbour as the backdrop.
#4 For eat, drinks and dinner in the clouds
You won’t go hungry at sky100. The venue is home to Café 100 by The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, which offers a range of special dining experiences to complement the views. The Afternoon Tea Set is popular and offers a number of options, both savoury and sweet. And the Twilight Dinner features three delicious courses, from soups or salads to a main and dessert. You can enjoy a new Twilight Dinner menu from 1 February to 30 June 2023, priced at $488.
#5 For some interactive fun
If you can pull yourself away from those views, there’s plenty more to do during your sky100 visit, including some fun interactive experiences. There’s a multimedia wall, for example, plus the 5G LAB, which gives you a chance to sample various 5G applications as Hong Kong enters a new era of technology. The 5G LAB comrpises 5,000 square feet amd showcases a variety of family-friendly 5G experiences. (We’re looking forward to trying out the “Real-time 5G Driving Battle”!)
#6 To show visitors from overseas
If you’re welcoming family or friends back to Hong Kong after a long absence, don’t miss the chance to show them our amazing city from above. There are some special sky100 promotions they can enjoy right now too:
- 30 percent off overseas visitor tickets
- Birthday packages for overseas visitors
- Reunion packages for overseas visits
They can then head home with a special memory of their bird’s-eye Hong Kong view.
Find sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck at 100/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon. Opening hours are 10am to 8.30pm (last entry at 8pm).