Asia + The Middle East Hong Kong A beautiful mix of old meets new in the most vibrant way Part of China since 1997, Hong Kong remains as exciting as it always has been and offers visitors some great sights along with an excellent dining scene and a vibrant nightlife. Hong Kong is your classic ‘East meets West’ destination and is often seen as the ‘Gateway to China’. Spend a day visiting the Peak, Aberdeen and Stanley with rides on the Star Ferry and Peak Tram – all which are an absolute must. A night time visit to the Peak to see the famous skyline is also a wonderful experience. On the Kowloon side, one can experience a more ‘Chinese’ Hong Kong and spend some time exploring some fantastic and authentic markets to see real, everyday life. The luminous bright lights of Nathan Road are also incredibly atmospheric at night-time. It is also undoubtedly one of the world’s food capitals and supposedly there are more restaurants per head of the population than anywhere else in the world. If our clients have the time, a day spent hiking, visiting remote villages and beaches are all possible and in the Northern New Territories outside Hong Kong where village life fascinatingly continues relatively unchanged. For a very special experience of the city, take a Helicopter Ride to experience a bird’s eye view. Or why not have a private Tai Chi class – an ancient art form to encourage the body’s vital energy flows to be in alignment and a useful teaching tool to encourage balance and harmony. Hong Kong is without question one of the world’s most vibrant cities and well worth spending at least two or three nights soaking up all that this enigmatic destination has to offer before continuing on to one of our other Asian destinations. Places to Stay Highlights Location Places to Stay At cazenove+loyd, we have no vested interest in the hotels, lodges, boats, trains and tented camps which we select. We only choose what is right for a particular client. We visit each destination in our three regions on a regular basis and have detailed conversations with our clients on their return so our choices are continually refined. Here are just four c+l reviews. This is by no means a prescriptive list, but hints at what we look for and value in places to stay. The Upper House The Upper House is a beautiful boutique hotel in a central location with fantastic views over Hong Kong Island and the harbour front. The stylish rooms and suites epitomise a contemporary aesthetic and are surprisingly spacious. This is the top choice for our clients seeking an intimate and stylish haven in the centre of cosmopolitan… Find out more Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is this prestigious chain’s flagship hotel. Built in 1963, it is the oldest of all the Mandarins and defines Asian grandeur from the moment you walk into the glitzy tourist filled lobby. The service and facilities of the hotel are exceptional and for our clients who want to be on… Find out more The Peninsula Hong Kong Founded at the height of 1920s glamour, the Peninsula is a special landmark hotel. It is our favourite in Hong Kong for its blend of Western and Eastern hospitality, and elegant and understated decor. The hotel is renowned for its excellent service, superb cuisine and fabulous panoramic views over Hong Kong Island. Highlights Our top… Find out more Highlights For over 20 years we have been creating the best luxury tailor-made holidays, we know our countries inside and out and really know how to get under the skin of each one and the best way to experience them. An insight into Feng Shui One very special introduction we arrange for our clients is an opportunity to meet a Feng Shui Master to introduce this fascinating and important aspect of Chinese life. Feng Shui is the belief of balance between elements on Earth which has a great influence on Chinese customs and architecture. The Feng Shui Master will explain… Find out more Tea and Calligraphy A fantastic specialist experience we organise for clients in Hong Kong is an immersion into the tea and calligraphy traditions. We take our clients to an atmospheric location, reminiscent of the old teahouses. There you have the opportunity to learn about the different varieties of Chinese teas and the history of the utensils from a… Find out more Exploring Hong Kong Island Hong Kong (meaning Fragrant Harbour in the local Cantonese dialect) has a wonderful diversity of ‘east and west’, ‘old and new’ and a buzzing atmosphere. Getting around Hong Kong by MTR (the local tube), tram, bus and ferry is easy. A great taster of Hong Kong, especially with limited time in the city is to… Find out more Location We know Hong Kong better than most. The possibilities are endless and ever-changing. On the map below, we have plotted some of our current favourite places to stay, some c+l highlights and a few pertinent client stories. And you can see if there is a team member travelling in that particular country and link through to them and what they are up to, so you can get them to call you on their return. Best time to visit Hong Kong Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Best time to go Hong Kong is a year round destination. The coolest time is from December to February when it can also bit a bit foggy. The most humid and wet time is from May to August. Meet the Team Asia + The Middle East Venetia Chris Penny Florence Auriole We'd love to hear from you Our well travelled Destination Experts have extensive first hand knowledge of their destinations and can open doors that others simply can’t.