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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

Hong Kong kicks off big-money auction series

A series of auctions of high-end goods from fine wine to Imperial Chinese ceramics goes into full swing this weekend in Hong Kong, as the city challenges the dominance of New York and London. The multi-million-dollar auctions are looking to cash in on the vast wealth of China’s growing number of millionaires keen to show … Continued

Prada considers Hong Kong IPO

Italian luxury goods company Prada is set to file a listing application for a Hong Kong IPO that could be worth almost $2 billion, Reuters reports. The Milan-based company, known for its colorful Miu Miu dresses and Prada handbags, planned to list in Hong Kong at the end of June. Prada would be only the … Continued

Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Opens

The world’s highest hotel opened its doors in Hong Kong on Tuesday, offering unrivalled panoramic views of the world famous Victoria Harbour. Towering some 490 metres (1,600 feet) above the bustling, chaotic streets of the Southern Chinese city, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is making a grand comeback after temporarily closing in 2008. Visitors peered out of … Continued

Top 10 most expensive streets in the world 2011

Hong Kong’s Severn Road, a winding street of mansions and tony apartments, is still the priciest address on the planet. For the second year running, Financial News has determined that properties on Severn Road cost more per square foot than those anywhere else. Properties on Severn Road were valued at US$78,200 a square meter (about … Continued

China’s middle class stampede for luxury handbags

It could be a queue for a pop concert, a top nightclub or even the opening night at the theatre. But the hundreds of people lined up in a Hong Kong street are actually waiting to bag a bit of luxury. “We’re looking for new handbags,” says student Celeste Law as she queues patiently alongside … Continued

Luxury watchmakers follow the money to Asia

A measure of any Asian businessman is the time he keeps and, far more importantly, the watch he wears to mark it. A handshake can be soft or firm but will likely soon be followed by a glance to the wrist to see the watch wrapped around it, especially in China. A heavy slab of … Continued

China biggest luxury goods market by 2020

China will be the world’s biggest luxury goods market by 2020 as its economy booms and an emerging middle class spends a growing chunk of their cash on high-end items. Over the next decade, Chinese consumers — including a surging number of billionaires — will account for 44 percent of global spending on goods such … Continued

Hong Kong airport lounge tops world’s best

The Wing airport lounge at Hong Kong International Airport has been chosen as the best in the world by guidebook publisher Frommers. In a guide compiled for USA Today, Frommer’s picked the world’s top ten executive lounges, putting Cathay Pacific‘s 4,500 square meter facility in first place. Reserved for Cathay’s first and business class passengers, … Continued

Louis Vuitton – Art for baby

Louis Vuitton and Yana Peel hosted an “Art for Baby” opening reception on 18th January 2011 at Espace Louis Vuitton Hong Kong. The “Art for Baby” exhibition brought together in celebration of the Asia launch of the highly-acclaimed book by the same name. It showcases the 20th century’s most prolific painters from America, Europe and … Continued