Hong Kong Hermes?

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  1. Hello everybody!

    I will be traveling to Hong Kong sometime perhaps next Spring and want to plan my trip partially around some of the Hermes stores that will be in the area. I would really appreciate if some of the local girls (or anybody who has ever traveled there) would give me some tips on hotels. The last few times I've gone I've been pretty young and we usually stay at the Peninsula Hotel...which I think has an Hermes inside? However I am going to book this trip through my work travel agency so I have the option of the Shangri-La and the Mandarin Oriental (both the Landmark and Victoria Harbor locations.)
    I also have the options of Marco Polo hotel, Ritz Carlton and Hyatt but those two above seemed like the best (and had the best deal).

    Does anybody have any good tips for travel/dates to avoid/recs for a nice spa? Is Hermes more expensive in HK? I think I may go crazy at the DFS locations there and at the airport. :P

    Thanks ! :heart: :idea:
  2. My vote goes to the Intercontinental Hotel. They're definitely one of the top hotels in the world and their service is impeccable. If they did something that you don't like, you can bring it up to them and they will compensate for it. Last time I was there, the jacuzzi in our room was not functioning and it took them 2 days to get to it. As a result, we got upgraded to the President's Suite with free breakfast. They also have great views right by the Victoria Harbor (it's right by it) and is located close to all the tourist attractions and shops in Tsimshatsui area. Oh and definitely go after mid-September and before December. By then it wouldn't be peak season anymore.
  3. For hotel:
    You should stay at the CONRAD International hotel (hiltons) located at PAcific Place in Admiralty.
    RIght below your hotel is already an hermes boutique, along with all the designer sins *haha Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Seibu dept store, Lane crawford dept store*

    Another place you might want to consider staying at (bec of the night shopping) is PARK LANE HOTEL, located in Causeway Bay. Right outside park lane you will already hit a streetful of stores (like the building across Sogo called Island beverly-- you have to go in there.. lotsa knicknacks) and designer shops, and there is the closeby Japanese dept store, SOGO which has Hermes, burberry, prada, gucci. you can walk further along Sogo to hit the TIMES SQUARE MALL and LEE GARDENS-- and before you hit this area (which is a 7-10 min walk from park lane hotel), you will see MILAN station and PARIS station-- selling all these authentic preowned or new designer bags (hermes birkins included!) they are authentic, and so far ive not heard anyone hear or say anything negative about the place.

    LEE GARDENS has Hermes, blumarine, Louis Vuitton... *sigh*

    OR here's yet another place to stay:

    The FOUR SEASONS HOTEL at the IFC Mall, in CENTRAL. Now THIS is an awesome place to live. Super luxe and the newest hotel in HK. The stores below this hotel: Lanvin, Bulgari, CHopard, Loewe, Lane Crawford, Zara... and if you walk out of the hotel for about 5-10 mins, you will hit the flagship store of Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, YSL, Landmark (Harvey nichols, prada, manolo blahnik, jimmy choo, bottega, roger vivier.. sin sin sin!!). And beside Landmark is of course, The galleria, where yet another HERMES boutique is.

    I personally like Causeway Bay -- PARK LANE HOTEL best because its cheap-- i got a good room with a view for US$150++, and the best thing is, i go walking by this area til about midnite and the area is still alive!

    Ok i hope that helps :biggrin:

  4. Welcome to Hong Kong, Kat99!

    I personally love Four Seasons Hotel. I love dining there with my friends and then, check out Lanvin, among my favorite designers. There's always something attention-grabber at Lanvin. Central is one of the world's shopping capitals. You'll be surrounded by classy, smart dressed people everywhere you go here. I love The Landmark (11 Pedder Street, Central (Central MTR Exit G); open from 10am-7.30pm (MOn-Sat), 10am-6pm(Sun & Public Holidays), one of Hong Kong's upmarket shoping malls. You can find international brand names such as Dior, Gucci, Fendi, LV, Tiffany & Co, Hermes & etc.

    Another shopping mall is Pacific Place. Located at 88 Queensway, Admiralty (Admiralty MTR Exit F) & open from 10am-8pm(MOn-Sun), you can find lots of labels e.g. Zara, Lane Crawford, Cartier, Piaget & Richard Mille (love you! i always buy my watches there.)

    International Finance Centre Mall (8 Finance Street, Central (HK MTR Exits A2, E1 & F), www.ifc.com.hk ; is also the best. Burberry, Kenzo, Piana, Roberto Cavalli, etc, all here.

    If you want to know what is Lane Crawford, it is the exclusive retailer of Marni, Miu Miu, Donna Karan, etc. You can find both men's & women's fashion here so both you & your husband are in for a treat.

    I love On Pedder too (Shop C2, G/F, Wheelock House, 20 Pedder Street, (Central MTR Exit D1). You can find lots of shoes & accessories. Love Chloe shoes.

    Another must-have visit is Harvey Nichols (The Landmark Pedder Street, Central MTR Exit G). My fiance love shopping here. I love buying Sass & Bide tops here. Oh, the restaurants too.

    And how can you miss the infamous, Shanghai Tang? Located at G/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Cantral (Central MTR Exit D2), from 10am-8pm (Mon-Sat) & 11am-7pm (Sun & Public Holidays), you must buy its silk tops, cheongsams, skirts, etc. I WARN YOU: YOU MUST BUY SOMETHING FROM HERE. (just kidding, hehe..)

    BATHING APE: My finace's addiction & me too, haha. G/F, 10 Queen's Road Central (Central MTR Exit G), wish you the best of luck spotting young, sexy, hunky male celebs. (Oh, i love Show Luo's tan. He's so hot!)

    Causeway Bay is the no. 1 must-have visit for every tourist. Lee Gardens I & II, (33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay (Causeway Bay MTR Exit F), open from 11am-10pm (Mon-Sun), Dior, Hermes, LV, Loewe, etc, a haven for those who seek branded items. www.legardens.com.hk

    Times Square, (1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay (Causeway Bay MTR Exit A), open from 10am-1pm (Mon-Sun), www.timesquare.com.hk
    Clothes, toys, electrical goods, name it, you can find them here.

    Coach, Beams Boy, Y-3, Calvin Klein Jeans, Lane Crawford, Agnes B., I.T, D Mop, Adidas, Nike, search them everywhere here at Causeway Bay.

    My holy grail spa are Spa MTM (Shop A, G/F, 3 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay MTR Exit F), if you want individualised skincare products, this is the choice.

    DeCleor Paris Institut. (M2, Baskerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central (Central MTR Exit G). Open from 10am-9.30pm (Mon-Fri), 10am-8pm (Sat) & 10am-7.30pm (Sun & Public Holidays).

    Institut Clarins Paris. (Sogo Club, 14/f, East Point Centre New Wing, 555 Henessey Road (Causeway Bay MTR Exit D2). Open from 10am-10pm (Mon-Sun).

    MongKok is another must-have visit! Love this place a lot. Your husband will love visiting Broadway, electrical goods/latest technology haven. Located at G/F, 28 Soy Street, Mong Kok (Mong Kok MTR Exit E2). Great finds at affordable prices.

    I love Ladies Market (Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok (Mong Kok MTR Exit E2). Not only the items are cheap, the food is divine! Temple Street, the best unexpected discoveries. Remember to bargain! There's always something I buy, the last time I came here, I bought a small statue & dress. Visit Hui Lau Shan too, the desserts haven. I'm addicted at its mango sago pudding. I can order up to 10 bowls just for myself.

    Please don't just shop. Do visit HK Wetland Park, www.wetlandpark.com, HK Disneyland, Madame Tussauds, Victoria Peak, Lantau Island. And, for a dose of movie action, go to any cinemas & catch local HK movies. Buy VCDs, CDs too. (YOU MUST BUY ANYTHING WITH ANDY LAU! HE'S MY FANTASY, DREAM HUSBAND. OH, WHY IS HE NOT IRL?)

    Enough of above, below are my tips I give to my foreign friends for travelling in HK:
    1)Carry small notes. Some shops may not have a change for HK$1000 notes.
    2)HK is safe 24hrs. Remember to take care of your belongings.
    3)Forget about wearing high heels. Wear flip-flops/sneakers for daily wear & formal flats for high-end shopping.
    4) Wear light fabrics if you want to travel from one place to another.
    5) Compare prices. Bargaining is possible at some stores.
    6) When shopping at resellers stores, know your products, authencity, everything. Don't get cheated.
    7) Look for Quality Tourism Service (QTS) Scheme at the shops. More info, go to DiscoverHongKong - All About Hong Kong - Quality Tourism Services
    8) Get a Tourist MTR 1-Day Pass. 24-hrs of unlimited MTR travel (except Airport Express) for HK$50 only.
    9) Get the Octopus Card, an electronic fare card, useful for those who don't have small change. Unspent value is refundable. More info, ?K1F3q
    10) Most HKers can speak English. So, don't worry for communication breakdown.

    What I write above are some of the few attractive places you can find in HK. There're many other attractive places which you can discover with your husband. Wish you a nice holiday. :heart:
  5. dior24, you are making me want to go to Hong Kong!!!:yahoo: :yahoo:
  6. The Peninsula is great, but I'd recommend staying in one of the high-rise hotels in HK proper. Get a harbor view room up 30 floors or more. It's a wonderful way to enjoy HK.

    I've stayed at the Shangri-La, and it was nice but you probably can do better. I've heard good things about the neighboring Conrad, and wished I had stayed there.

    Regarding a good time to go? Keep in mind that "Golden Week" in Japan will be from about April 28 to May 6, 2007 (source: Golden Week) The reason this is important is that this is the time of year when Japanese are most likely to travel - and HK is always a favorite destination.

    This might mean that Hermes boutiques are better stocked during this time period - I've heard that's the case. You might consider calling one of the HK boutiques and the hotels and asking them when might be a good time to visit; who knows how helpful they'd be, but it seems as if it would be worth a try.

    Hope you have a wonderful time!
  7. coco-nut, excellent comment on the golden week!:yes:
  8. Ok my next destination is Hong Kong and Japan.. its official!!!
  9. Greetings from Hong Kong! Guess I should invite you to introduce to Hong Kong Tourism Board to talk about Hong Kong fascination. Your introduction is really attractive!!!
    Peninsula, Four Seasons, Landmark Oriental are brand new hotel. We got some new boutique hotel... (doesn't mean you can shop in there...)
    Drop me a pm when you come.
  10. OMG I completely forgot about this thread until gigi linked it in Specialist Paris' thread...thank you all for your responses! I'm definitely going to refer back to this when we travel to HK, unfortunately the trip has been delayed a bit due to work...
  11. My fave hotel is still Intercontinental :love:
  12. Definitely Four Seasons. Superb. All the high end boutiques are around IFC building. Nice place to shop. I love it there. It's a stone's throw to Landmark and all the others like Dior24's explained in fantastic details. Have fun in Hong KONG!