Just Got Back: Hong Kong

Jenny Cook, Director Legal Travel Division (Corporate, Law Market) and Stefanie Behrens, Director of VIP Services, West Coast

Where did you Just Get Back from? Hong Kong

When were you in Hong Kong? April 2016

“Hong Kong is an exciting, vibrant, clean and easy to navigate busy city with breathtaking views! Hiking trails and islands add more to the destination than just being a stopover or shopping location. We were there to explore and to experience, and that we did!”

Words to describe what you felt when you first arrived: We were met by the Manager of Airport services for Ritz Carlton. Joe Ku has been with Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong for 25 years. Although we arrived at 6:00am after a 15 hour flight, we had opted to take the Airport Express to the hotel. Joe facilitated the process and even carried our luggage on board. The kindness and warm welcome will never be forgotten. Travel tip for Hong Kong: Make use of the Airport Express and the subways. They are clean, easy to use and all directions are in English!

Where did you stay? Ritz Carlton, Kowloon (incredible views from the top of the 118th floor); The Langham Hong Kong (central location with easy subway access- affordable luxury); Four Seasons (Contemporary luxury, beautiful spa, amazing unobstructed views, Four Seasons service)

With whom would you recommend staying at this hotel? Hong Kong has an abundance of hotel opportunities for everyone. Part of our exploration was spent taking the time to see the location, layout and uniqueness of a variety of properties. Hotels to be noted in addition to where we stayed- The Peninsula Hong Kong (Kowloon Island), The Mandarin Oriental (Hong Kong), Landmark (Hong Kong) and the Upper House (Hong Kong).

Tempt us- Name the most special place you discovered on this trip: Spring Deer Restaurant for authentic Peking Duck. The Big Buddha – Lantau Island for adventure to include 30 minute tram ride, plus 250 steps to the largest seated Bronze Buddha in the World. High Tea at the Peninsula Hotel. Sunset & drinks at the Upper House.

What’s the best time of year to go in your opinion? October – March, summer time is hot and humid. The good news is that many buildings are accessed through air-conditioned underground complexes.

If you’re interested in traveling to Hong Kong contact Jenny.Cook@ALTOUR.com & Stefanie.Behrens@ALTOUR.com and they’ll put together your perfect adventure.