With all the new players in town, the pressure is on veteran hotels to stay in the big league. The InterContinental, for one, is in the process of a couple of major upgrades. The Tsim Sha Tsui hotel has completely redone its Steak House wine bar and grill, which will reopen this week. In addition, it is in the midst of creating one of the world's largest and most luxurious presidential suites. According to managing director Jean-Jacques Reibel, when renovations finish next month, the duplex suite will be 7,000sq ft, 2,500 of which will be a terrace with a private infinity pool. There will also be a two-storey living room, a jacuzzi overlooking the harbour, a sauna, and exercise area, plus a master bedroom with four connecting rooms. The suite will be so huge, it will hold a seated dinner for 48 people. 'It's all part of a much bigger renovation plan,' a spokesperson said. 'It has been four years since it was rebranded as the InterContinental and the first phase was in 2002. So, it is not like we decided to do this because of the other hotels. It is the group's flagship hotel in the region. But the timing is great and the Hong Kong economy is on the upswing.'