The first couple of days in Hong Kong has gone well. I love this city — it’s always electric and energized … similar to other great urban cities such as Tokyo, New York, Paris, etc.
The thing that catches your eye as you make your way from the airport to the hotel is the massive number of high-rises and sky-scrapers. There is limited land available in HK, so they build up (and up and up). It definitely reminds me of Tokyo and Shanghai in regard to the numerous tall buildings.
I’m staying at the brand new W Hotel on the Kowloon side. What a stunning and great hotel. I strongly recommend it to visitors traveling to HK. In the past, I always stayed at the Ritz in Central, but they’ve torn it down.
I did venture to Lan Kwai Fong during my first night here … it’s like the Georgetown or Adams Morgan of Hong Kong — since there are many bars and restaurants. Such a great selection of places!
My primary reason to come to Hong Kong was to meet with the partners of a law firm to see if we can structure a working partnership for my sports strategic advisory firm. In that regard, the trip has been very successful since we were able to get a good framework in place. But, it definitely won’t be easy since my comfort zone is doing business in the US, but now I need to learn about to do business in China and Japan. I’m energized about the opportunity and will give it my best shot.
Time to get some authentic Chinese eats! Ciao.