When it was built, the International Commerce Centre was the tallest building in China. With the construction of newer skyscrapers such as the Shanghai World Financial Center, at 632 metres in height, it has fallen in the rankings, however it remains the tallest in Hong Kong.
Floor by floor
The first five floors of the International Commerce Centre are home to the Elements shopping mall, which boasts high-end luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Chaumet.
On the 100th floor is a panoramic observation deck known as the Sky100, which offers spectacular views of the whole of Hong Kong and its harbour. We recommend going there during the day rather than at night to get the best views from the Kowloon location, and making sure to visit on a clear day. Sky100 is open from 10 am to 9 pm and entry is around 168 HKD (US$ 21.60) per person.
Between the 102nd and 118th floors is the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, one of the most luxurious hotels in the city. Naturally, the views from all of its rooms are incredible. On the hotel's top floor, the 118th, is the Ozone Bar, one of the highest in the world, and an alternative option to Sky100 if you'd rather pay for a drink and get the view as a benefit.
The rest of the floors are office spaces - imagine working there!
Is it worth a visit?
Although we love a good skyscraper observation deck, if you're short on time and want to prioritise, the views from The Peak and from certain restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui are more impressive than those from the International Commerce Centre.