Intercontinental is a weird hotel brand. It is so inconsistent from one location to the next that it's impossible to pin down what exactly the brand stands for and what one can reasonably expect when selecting an Intercontinental hotel.
Lizard Island offers a very unique experience to adventurous travellers who also enjoy a touch of luxury. The location, a private island on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, is basically unbeatable with no direct competitors of any kind.
On this weekend trip I stayed with friends in Jersey City. JC is a place that still gets a bad rep from New Yorkers, despite being 5 minutes from lower Manhattan on the PATH train, most people think of it as being somewhere vaguely near Jupiter.