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The Hong Kong
Tourism Board
and Cathay
Pacific hosted
key trade
partners on a fam trip
last month. Roving
Reader Emily
Sanders, from
Gullivers Sports
Travel, reports
I hit the Hong Kong
WHERE WE STAYED.
such as Jade Garden in Star House, where
We stayed at the Mira Hotel, which is on dishes included drunken shrimps and shark
Nathan Road, the main road in the Kowloon fin soup.
area of Hong Kong. It is in the centre of a It seems that the majority of the dishes
large shopping district, opposite Kowloon contain fish or seafood, which is not to
Park. The terminal for the Star Ferry, which everyone’s taste, but there are also western
crosses to Hong Kong Island, is about 10 chains if your clients are less adventurous.
minutes’ walk away. If you head to Stanley, then I would
The hotel has recently been renovated to recommend lunch at Bayside Brassiere. The
a very high standard, with a contemporary food there is really tasty and the menu offers
modern feel. The rooms are very modern a variety of options.
and comfortable, with a walk-in power The ultimate drinking location is Aqua
shower and bath. There was also a large Spirit on the 30th floor of 1 Peking Road.
plasma television, on which you can access Although the drinks here are expensive at
the internet free of charge. about £8.50 for a cocktail, the views of Hong
Each room is equipped with a mobile Kong Harbour are worth it.
phone which you can take out with you Lang Kwai Fong, with its numerous bars, is
around Hong Kong; you can contact each also a good area to visit at night time.
other by dialling 8 + the room number, and
this was free of charge.
OUT AND ABOUT.
Friends and family can also contact you on I would recommend that clients stay on
this mobile by phoning the hotel and asking either Kowloon or Hong Kong Island within
to be put through to your room, so avoiding walking distance to the waterfront so they
paying international roaming costs. can access the Star Ferry. Hong Kong has a
The only downside of the Mira Hotel is brilliant underground system (MTR), so
that it is not situated directly on the water- getting around is really easy and inexpensive.
front, so you do not have the spectacular I would also recommend that clients use
views of the harbour and skyline. However, the Airport Express Train. You can check in
this was a small price to pay for the excellent for your flight at either Kowloon or Hong
service received at the hotel. Kong Station, where your suitcases are taken
from you ready for your flight. You then
FOOD AND DRINK.
take the train to the airport, which takes
There is an abundance of places to eat in about 20 minutes. You disembark this train
Hong Kong, both traditional and modern. directly into the main airport terminal. It is a
We ate in traditional Chinese restaurants brilliant service.
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