We have got local intelligence and listed the top 7 places that are sure-fire hits when it comes to finding a great spot to do business in this buzzing Asian capital.
We have selected two amazing restaurants, three incredible hotels with business facilities, and two great coffee stops where you can seal the deal and secure your place as a knowledgeable would-be local!
The Alchemist Café Bistro
Just near Kowloon’s Prince Edward MTR Station, is a colourful and lively traveller-themed bistro. Adorned in flags of many nations and with shelves lined with wonderful books add to the cosy atmosphere. This is a great spot for a shorter, more casual business meeting, as people rate the coffee and the waffles higher than the main menu offerings. It is not a place that takes reservations, so sometimes there’s a queue, but this tends to move quickly and is worth the wait.
27-29 Poplar Street, Kowloon.
Hong Kong has a well-deserved reputation for its views and the Ritz-Carlton is up there with the best when it comes time to deliver; it occupies the top 16 floors of Hong Kong’s tallest building, the International Commerce Centre, in Kowloon. Luxury abounds as you would expect, with a six-course degustation on offer at Tin Lung Heen, and a truly indulgent spa with nine lavish treatment rooms. Take a ride to the 118th floor for the world’s highest swimming pool and the world’s highest bar, Ozone, which is probably one of the world’s best city skyline views - sure it's a little touristy, but it's guaranteed to impress.
Business travellers are not forgotten, with a comprehensive business centre and access to the stylish Ritz Carlton Club Lounge on the 116th floor. The centre is literally open for business 24 hours, with workstations, meeting facilities and fine food and drinks available all day and night.
International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road W, Yau Ma Tei.
Right on the harbourfront, the Four Seasons Hong Kong this is a great choice for business travellers who will appreciate the 24-hour Executive Club lounge on the 45th floor (included with the booking of selected suites), which offers the added benefits of a dining and beverage service, garment pressing and a boardroom.
If you need to have a breakfast, lunch or dinner meeting there the four restaurants to choose from. Head to the casual ground-floor Blue Bar for buffet breakfasts, lunch and drinks or enjoy fine French dining at Caprice. The Pool Terrace is fabulous for relaxed alfresco bites and the three-Michelin-starred Lung King Heen is guaranteed to impress with fine dining Cantonese fare.
8 Finance Street, Central.
Centrally located with views spanning Victoria Harbour, this elegant hotel also boasts a 24-hour business and technology centre with two meeting rooms plus secretarial and translation services.
For a meeting dining option there are four restaurants ranging from the informal all-day Café Causette to three Michelin-starred options: the elegant Mandarin Grill + Bar (a good choice for a business dinner), Man Wah for incredible Cantonese, and Pierre for modern French in elegant surrounds with beautiful views. M Bar is known for its fantastic cocktails and the Captain’s Bar is a great stop for after-work drinkies.
5 Connaught Road Central, Central.
Fuel foresaw the world-wide coffee obsession in Hong Kong back when it opened in 2008. With a strong following there are now two branches – both in the heart of two key business areas. Founded in New Zealand, Fuel Espresso’s devotion to its product is well and truly evident – the beans are roasted in Wellington and coffee is served in beautiful aqua china cups by well-trained baristas. This is a popular stop for business travellers and locals alike in Hong Kong.
Shop 3023, IFC Mall, Central. Shop B47, Landmark Building, Central.
A great coffee spot that's more casual for a meeting is Cafe Causette - a great choice for breakfast meetings, with its reliably good coffee, tasty pastries and excellent Bircher muesli.
Cafe Causette at Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central.￼
8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana
If you want to impress at your business meeting, head to the place of Executive Chef Umberto Bombana, who has created 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo, the only Italian restaurant outside Italy to receive three Michelin stars. You can be confident that you and your guest will be spoilt with wonderful food, accompanied by the best Italian wine list in town. If you are footing the bill, it is expensive but not ridiculously so.
Landmark Alexandra, 18 Chater Road, Central.