Dolce & Gabbana says sorry to Hong Kong

Dolce & Gabbana on Wednesday apologised to the people of Hong Kong for allegedly discriminating against them in favour of wealthy mainland shoppers. The company’s flagship Hong Kong store has been the focus of protests and online rage after reports that a security guard told locals they were not allowed to take photographs but mainlanders … Continued

Peninsula Hong Kong offers sky champagne breakfast

The Peninsula Hong Kong is offering you the opportunity to soar high above Hong Kong’s spectacular skyline in a helicopter after enjoying a Champagne breakfast. Guests can enjoy breakfast and Champagne in The China Clipper, the hotel’s aviation-themed lounge, following an eight-minute helicopter tour. You will be able to observe Central’s magnificent skyscrapers through the … Continued

Louis Vuitton City Guide 2012

The new collection of Louis Vuitton City Guides have been released on October 15th, touching down in totally unprecedented cities. Hong Kong and Macau are being offered for the first time in an individual volume, while London, Paris and Rome are returning in an entirely revisited form. The indispensable European City box set is adding … Continued

Pop-Up Mongolian Village By Shanghai Tang

They may now not have a formal home but the people at Hong Kong’s Shanghai Tang brand are still making consumers sit up and take notice. After 17 years at the Pedder Building in Central, Shanghai Tang lost the bid for the space to Abercrombie & Fitch, which will pay two and half times the … Continued

Dupuy Vintage 1940 French cognac

The most exclusive spirits in the world, including a French cognac from the Second World War, will be featured at the largest wine and spirits fair in Asia this week. As one of only two bottles in the world, the Dupuy Vintage 1940 will be shown off at the Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Fair … Continued

Cathay Pacific to serve restaurant meals in the sky

Cathay Pacific is to introduce meals from some of Hong Kong’s top restaurants on board its flights. Although airlines regularly draft in celebrity chefs to create in-flight menus, recreating cuisine served at ground level is a trickier business not least because of the logistics of preparing food in an aircraft galley and the different way … Continued

Harvey Nichols opens flagship in Hong Kong

For a city that prides itself on being one of the world’s great shopping destinations, 2011 has been a stellar year for Hong Kong. Major brands such as Apple and Hogan have already created much fanfare with the opening of flagship and a concept store here, respectively. And the shopping landscape was extended further Tuesday … Continued

Old luxury handbags get new life in Hong Kong

Byron Yiu has made his fortune by turning traditional shopping habits around and re-selling rich women’s luxury handbags in Hong Kong. Yiu’s Milan Station retail chain buys trendy bags — luxury tote or shoulder bags to evening clutch — from the ladies who lunch in Hong Kong’s upscale neighbourhoods. Locally known as “tai tais”, the … Continued

Luxe travel guides downsize for families

Top-end travel guide brand Luxe has announced the launch of a mini-guidebook series in a bid to broaden its appeal in the competitive market. Little Luxe are designed as short travel guides for “families on the go,” focusing on major cities and the family-friendly experiences they offer. The first guides will focus on Asia, Luxe … Continued

Wet Deck at W Hong Kong

W Hong Kong continues to WOW the town this summer by the launch of its poolside bar Wet Deck on the 76th floor. With the phenomenal views and sophisticated gourmet palate, Wet Deck refines the art of delights in this bustling city and depicts an explosion of fantasy. Located on the 76th floor, WET DECK … Continued

Chateau Lafite grabs record price at Hong Kong sale

A 300-bottle collection of Chateau Lafite Rothschild has sold for almost $540,000 in Hong Kong, setting a world record price for a single wine lot auctioned this year. The collection spanning 1981 to 2005 was knocked down for HK$4.2 million ($539,250) at Christie’s two-day Autumn wine sale. The record price, below a HK$4.5 million pre-sale … Continued

Win a Date with Scarlett Johansson

Among the hundreds of lots on offer at Christie’s September wine auction in Hong Kong, there’s one in particular that will appeal to more than just wine lovers. The winning bid for Lot No. 519 will receive a lunch date with Scarlett Johansson and six bottles of 100-year-old Moët et Chandon champagne packed in a … Continued

Cathay Pacific to add premium economy cabin

Hong Kong’s flag-carrier Cathay Pacific is to become the latest airline to include premium economy seating. The carrier will begin rolling out premium economy cabins next year between Hong Kong and Sydney, Singapore, Toronto and Shanghai. Further destinations are expected to follow throughout 2012 reported Australian Business Traveller

Lobster and foie gras ice cream from ice cream gallery

A gourmet ice cream boutique in Hong Kong drew curious crowds with adventurous palates at a food expo last week for its lobster and foie gras flavored desserts. Arron Liu’s Ice Cream Gallery was a crowd favorite at this year’s edition of the Hong Kong Food Expo for audacious ice cream flavors that aim to … Continued

Burberry to open flagship store in Hong Kong

The shopping landscape in Hong Kong is about to be expanded once again with news that luxury brand Burberry plans to open its Asian flagship store in the city. Burberry will take up residence over two floors and 21,000 square (1950 sq m) feet of space and that the new store will open in the … Continued

The Highest Spa in the World Opens in Hong Kong

Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) have designed the highest spa in the world on the 116th and 118th floors of the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong. Featuring nine deluxe treatment rooms and two couples’ suites, every treatment room offers floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views. The Ritz-Carlton spa by ESPA is more that 1,000 feet above the frenetic … Continued

Prada lists on Hong Kong stock exchange

Prada hits the Hong Kong bourse on Friday, but the luxury brand may see its share price sag thanks to choppy global conditions. Concerns that Prada’s stock is overpriced, and a tax hurdle that could shrink investors’ profit, may also dampen enthusiasm for the Italian company. Prada last week reportedly sold 423.2 million shares at … Continued

Royal Dinner at FINDS

FINDS, Hong Kong’s only Nordic seafood restaurant & bar hosts “A Royal Dinner” On Thursday 23rd June 2011. Their celebrity chef Jaakko Sorsa has cooked for presidents and royalty, including Jacques Chirac, Bill Clinton, Vladimir Putin, the Swedish Royal Family, Saudi Arabian royalty, and countless dignitaries and business tycoons. The menu for “A Royal Dinner” … Continued

The world’s most expensive retail rents

As a shopping destination, Hong Kong has over the past decade charted a course towards the very high-end in brands — and it seems retailers are now paying a very expensive price for the trend. With a 46 percent rise in rents, quarter on quarter, Hong Kong is now second only to New York in … Continued

French consul’s Hong Kong home fetches $75m

The home of France’s top diplomat in Hong Kong, located in one of the Chinese territory’s glitziest districts, has sold for 74.5 million US dollars. Buyer Fortune Asset Management snapped up the 19th-century residence in Hong Kong’s Peak neighbourhood as housing prices continue to soar. “(The sale) is part of a wider government policy to … Continued