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Hong Kong's waterfront setting along Victoria Bay

With its sometimes harmonious, occasionally clashing and always intriguing blend of ancient traditions and cutting edge attitude, Hong Kong never fails to engage visitors. Despite the 1997 handoff to China, a British presence is still strong. You can catch a polo match in the morning and visit the nineteenth century, incense-filled Man Mo Temple in the afternoon. As for other constants we love about this city: non-stop shopping, the graciousness of The Peninsula hotel, early morning Tai Chi on the waterfront, street stall dumplings and the amazing views from Victoria Peak.


View of Hong Kong and Victoria Harbor at night
Hot for Hong Kong

Like New York, Hong Kong is not a city for the faint of heart. Its pace is non-stop, and its attractions one-of-a-kind. Spend three days discovering its inimitable pursuits, from dining on dim sum in a Picasso-filled private club to shopping for frogs and orchids on Wellington Street.

The Peak (image by Flickr user Petro Ferreira)
Where to Stay, Eat and Play

While many argue that the city is on an inevitable decline as a financial tiger, we say otherwise. In fact, we feel that this is Hong Kong’s most exhilarating moment, and there’s no better time to do business here than now.



The luxurious lobby of The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

The pool at Four Seasons Hong Kong

Island Shangri-La
Enjoy views from the tallest hotel on Hong Kong Island.
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
Meet Mickey in the Far East.
Four Seasons Hong Kong
A waterfront hotel with star-studded glamour.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
One of our Top 10 Spa Hotels Worldwide.
InterContinental Hong Kong
A hotel built under the guidance of a local feng shui master.
The Upper House, Hong Kong
An intimate property with designer-Zen decor.



The Mid-Autumn Harvest Moon Festival in Hong Kong (image by Flickr user smagdali)
Celebrate the Harvest Moon

Every Fall, the city is set ablaze with lights and the sweet aroma of moon cakes fills the air. Children and adults alike take to the surrounding hills with Chinese paper lanterns of various shapes, sizes and colors, while watching the harvest moon rise over Hong Kong.

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