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Hong Kong is most expensive place to rent office space

Hong Kong is now the most expensive place to take office space, according to the latest figures from Knight Frank. Hong Kong’s prime office space, which includes the city’s bustling Central district, was renting for as much as a monthly HK$1,046 (US$135) per square meter last year, a growth of 28%. By contrast, growth in … Continued

All-business class airlines are back!

Hong Kong Airlines has launched its all business-class service between HK and London, another stage in the revival of a type of travel many thought would die out. The new all-premium plane touched down at London Gatwick March 8, adding a new type of service to a route already well-served by the likes of Cathay … Continued

Ritz-Carlton HK unveils world’s highest Chef’s Table

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, located on the 102nd to 118th floor of the ICC building in West Kowloon, will soon be operating the world’s highest chef’s table. Located on the 102nd floor of the hotel at 420 metres above sea level, the Chef’s Table is a private dining room with separate sofa area and an open … Continued

Louis Vuitton launches international film series

Louis Vuitton launched a new short film series February 22 hoping to capture the essence of different cities from across the globe in relation to gender. Hong Kong is the subject of the debut film, which presents the Asian destination as if it were a woman with appearances from students, various career women and rising … Continued

Hong Kong investors buy fashion brand Sonia Rykiel

Hong Kong investment firm Fung Brands has bought 80 percent of French fashion house Sonia Rykiel in a partnership aimed at boosting the brand’s global presence. “The partners want to develop the company as a true international luxury brand,” they said in a joint statement. The Rykiel family will retain a 20 percent stake and … Continued

Lane Crawford Spring 2012 Campaign

Lane Crawford, a leading retailer in Hong Kong and Beijing, unveiled its gorgeous Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott-photographed Spring Summer ad campaign. The images feature actress Li Bingbing, “It” girl Chen Ran and model Sui He — each woman featuring in a collage of images of herself against an emerald background. The labels featured include … Continued

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