What service can you provide to groups that they normally might not receive?
We offer teambuilding and charity-related activities (‘Volunteaming’) for group guests. For example, we can arrange an educational dolphin watching tour which offers a great opportunity for them to see and learn about the natural habitat of the lovely Chinese White Dolphins who live in the western waters of Hong Kong.
What are your bar or nightclub recommendations?
Ozone, the highest bar in the world located on the top floor of the hotel is one of the hottest spots in town to wind down the day with classic and contemporary cocktails as well as an exotic selection of Asia tapas and Japanese specialties.
Other recommendations include Dragon-I, Sevva, Drop and Sugar, Prive, Kee Club, Tasmania Ballroom and Hyde. All these nightclubs are located in Lan Kwai Fong, a well-known district for dining and entertainment in Hong Kong. It is the perfect place for after work drinks, dinner with friends and a great night out!
Can you recommend a good place to take a stroll?
Guests can go to the West Kowloon Promenade (5-minute walk from the hotel) to take stroll. Other option can be Kowloon Park (10 to 15-minute walk from the hotel), the largest public park in Tsim Sha Tsui on Kowloon Peninsula with a wide range of leisure facilities.
Are there any quirky places we should check out?
Tai O Fishing Village in Tai O is an area which is divided into two parts linked together by a river, the local people come and go by boat. People in Tai O live in houses called “bamboo houses” which is very unique in Hong Kong. People live there are mainly Hakka.
Cheung Po Tsai Cave in Cheung Chau, is the mysterious cave reputed to have been the hideout of notorious 19th century pirate Cheung Po Tsai (Prince of pirates), and the legend said he had once hidden in Cheung Po Tsai Cave and hidden his treasure there.
What is an unusual request from a group you’ve had?
A meeting group from a Sports company that requested the hotel to organize Tai Chi class outside the event space every morning before the meeting starts.
Also, there was a last-minute request from a meeting group that they would like the hotel to organize a Rope Access Training course for the group members. It was a challenging request as there are not many centers which can offer Rope Access Training in Hong Kong.
A party of 12 wants to have dinner right away. What restaurant can accommodate last-minute requests of this size?
The Lounge & Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong offers international cuisine with spectacular views of the city and Victoria Harbour.
What’s a unique event that has taken place at your property?
We had our first year anniversary party at Ozone on May 08, 2012. Over 500 distinguished guests, socialites and supportive patrons of the hotel attended the event. On that night, we had a sky high catwalk show at 490 meters above sea level and a 15-minute performance by the eight-year-old talented pianist who is the protégé of Lang Lang, one of the well-known Chinese pianists in the world. Also, guests enjoyed an array of exciting cocktails and a selection of Asian tapas and Japanese specialties specially prepared by Ozone’s Chef de Cuisine.