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” re-creates the meal that Chef Jaakko prepared for Her Imperial Highness, Princess Takamado of Japan.
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 terms of what tenants pay for retail locations across the city.
Hong Kong last year surpassed Sydney as the second-most expensive city in the world, with the average cost being paid now hitting US$1,687 per square foot per year according to global commercial property company CB Richard Ellis.
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 streamline its real estate holdings abroad,” the consulate said, adding that the sale “was a good deal”.
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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 off their newly-made cash.
Christie’s six-day Spring sale kicks off Friday with more than 2,700 lots, including a rare Patek Philippe watch and several pieces of contemporary art, that the house expects to rake in about HK$2.4 billion ($308 million).
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 second company from Western Europe to list in Hong Kong, after L’Occitane International.
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 the floor-to-ceiling windows of the 118th floor of the International Commerce Centre, which houses the hotel, for a 360 degree view of the glitzy financial hub and the South China Sea.