Business

China,
Hong Kong

Introduction

Hong Kong has never been so confident about its place at the top of the financial world and, increasingly, in the regional cultural game - the city is now the biggest arts-auction hub in Asia. The city's best asset is its ability to retain a distinctly local character while embracing full-force global influences in cuisine, retail and pure fun.

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Essentials

  1. Have some milk-tea or 'yuan-yang' (mix of tea and coffee) at one of the city’s fast-disappearing 'dai pai dongs' (kerbside cafés).
  2. For some relaxation after exploring the city, book an massage at T Hotel Spa
  3. Peek into living rooms and offices while riding on the longest covered outdoor escalator in the world (800m). Embark at Central.
  4. Do dim sum like the locals. Try Maxim's Palace at City Hall or Lin Heung Tea House.
  5. Take in some old-world charm while sipping a G&T at the Foreign Correspondents' Club.

Two-hour tour

  • Jump in a taxi — Shek O: Jump in a taxi down to the beach at Shek O on Hong Kong Island's southern shores.

  • The Big Buddha — Spring Workshop: Wong Chuk Hang, a former industrial district is fast becoming a must-visit area with great restaurants, retailers and galleries. Among them is Spring Workshop, a non-profit art space founded by Mimi Brown.

    3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen

    +852 2110 4370

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  • Lamma Island — Catch the ferry from the Central ferry piers. Walk around the island and lounge at one of the many excellent seafood restaurants on the seafront.

Hotels

  • Independent and easy

    The Pottinger

    74 Queen's Road Central, Central

    +852 2308 3188

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  • Dependable chain

    Grand Hyatt

    1 Harbour Road, Wanchai

    +852 2588 1234

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  • Premium

    Upper House

    Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Wanchai

    +852 2918 1838

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Dining

  • Fast breakfast

    Grassroots Pantry & Prune

    12-14 Fuk Sau Lane

    +852 2873 3353

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  • Mid-morning coffee

    Coco Espresso

    2 Anton Street, Wanchai

    +852 2529 1682

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  • Lunch on your own

    Common Ground

    GF, 19 Shing Wong Street, Central

    +852 2818 8318

  • Working lunch with colleagues

    208

    208-214 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

    +852 2549 0208

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  • Need-to-impress clients lunch

    Duddell's

    3F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central

    +852 2525 9191

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  • Afternoon tea/drink

    MO Bar

    The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central

    +852 2132 0188

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  • Dinner on your own

    Tsui Wah

    GF-2F, 15-19 Wellington Street

    +852 2525 6338

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  • Dinner with colleagues

    Yardbird

    33 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan

    +852 2547 9273

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  • Big dinner with partner/clients

    Amber

    7F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark 15 Queen’s Road

    +852 2132 0066

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  • Late drinks

    Ronin

    8 On Wo Ln, Central

    +852 2547 5263

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  • On the tiles

    Ozone

    118F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon

    +852 2263 2263

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  • Drink after dinner

    001

    Basement, 97 Wellington Street, Central

    +852 2810 6969

Reading

  • Bookshop

    Kubrick

    Shop H2, Cinema Block, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square, Yau Ma Tei

    +852 2384 8929

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Thank yous

  • Flowers from Flower Market

    Prince Edward MTR, Kowloon

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Shopping

  • The Monocle Shop

    1-4 Saint Francis Yard, Wanchai

    +852 2804 2323

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  • Something for yourself

    Shoe Artistry

    61 Tung Choi Street

    +852 2796 6018

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  • Something you can't get anywhere else

    Lala Curio

    32-33 Sau Wa Fong

    +852 2528 5007

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  • Lost luggage - where to buy shirts

    Pye

    Shop 111, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

    +852 2152 9288

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  • Something for the kids

    Petit Bazaar

    9 Gough Street, Central

    +852 2544 2255

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  • Something for someone you love

    The Armoury

    3F, 307 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central

    +852 2804 6991

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Transport

  • Buy a pass — Buy an Octopus card to get around the city by bus, MTR, train and tram (the latter is an unmissable experience).

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Limousine/car

Fitness

  • Good running route — Victoria Park for a short track run or Bowen Road between Magazine Gap Road and Stubbs Road.

    Bowen Road, Hong Kong

  • Good gym

    Pure

    3F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central

    +852 8129 8000

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