All you need to know about Hong Kong

Hong Kong is well known for being one of the corporate capitals of the world. Therefore, as the world’s largest provider of corporate accommodation, it is absolutely essential that we have the ability to supply the very best serviced apartments in Hong Kong. Our Hong Kong apartments provide high quality accommodation perfect for a business trip. In a city that has limited space, one aspect that our serviced apartments in Hong Kong provide is ample amounts of room.

Why choose a SilverDoor Hong Kong apartment?

Our service is the most trusted and verified in our industry. Because we have an exceptional relationship with our property partners, we can ensure a safe and secure stay in any one of our serviced apartments in Hong Kong. This is also because we make sure our Hong Kong apartments comply with the strict terms and conditions that we enforce. The fact that many of our staff members from our APAC office have stayed in a large proportion of the serviced apartments we offer in Hong Kong, means that we can add that personal guarantee of security and quality in a range of aspects.

On top of our verified service, our team of business travel accommodation experts are there to help you every step of the way. As soon as we pick up the phone, we will personally handle your Hong Kong enquiry providing some fantastic serviced apartment options, which will cater to all your specific needs. Whether it’s a studio apartment in Hong Kong, or a variety of bedrooms you desire, our team will be there to help. If you require a fitness centre to keep up your fitness routine, or disability access, our Hong Kong apartments have the means to provide this and are perfect for any kind of business trip.

What is a serviced apartment?

A serviced apartment in Hong Kong is ideal for providing that home away from home feeling. Whether you are looking for a studio apartment in Hong Kong or a variety of bedrooms, the corporate accommodation that we have on offer is perfect.

The inclusion of a fully equipped kitchen is one of the key factors as to why we believe our Hong Kong apartments are that perfect home away from home. We ensure that our property providers supply more than enough utensils: at least a two ring hob, kettle, toaster and a fridge. This means that you do not have to be subject to normal hotel scheduling for breakfast and dinner, allowing you to cook what you like when you like.

The experience of staying in a serviced apartment is not complete without spacious living areas which allow you to enjoy and relax after a hard day of conducting business in the city. Our Hong Kong apartments come with lovely decadent furnishings, a television and coffee table. Not only is this something that a hotel in the area wouldn’t be able to provide, but it makes for a much more comfortable stay.

Even with our studio apartments in Hong Kong, they provide more enough room for you to enjoy you stay in the city. An incredibly developed area, the studio apartments in Hong Kong are often very efficient with plenty of space and a contemporary interior.

What do I need to know about staying in Hong Kong?

Transport

The fact that Hong Kong is a relatively small island means that most of Hong Kong’s public transport services reach all areas of the city. Whether it’s by bus, train, tram or ferry, these methods of transport are readily available across Hong Kong. If you are finding yourself running late, there are also a host of taxis that are available on most streets throughout the city.

Weather

Known for having a very warm and sunny climate, Hong Kong rarely drop below 15 degrees in the winter. This can be an issue for the summer however, as highs of mid 30s means that both pollution and heat play a part in the quality of air. Amongst Hong Kong’s concrete jungle, the clear blue skies on a summer’s day can be quite the spectacle. There is little rainfall in Hong Kong, yet there can often be big storms that will put the city out of action for a couple of days. 

Cuisine

Hong Kong’s cuisine is influenced by several cultures including Cantonese, British and European. This is unsurprising considering that Hong Kong was a British colony and has relatively recent Chinese governance. Therefore, Hong Kong is unique in that it caters for a variety of different cultures.

Language

As mentioned, Hong Kong has influence from several different cultures. Up until 1974, Hong Kong’s main spoken language was spoken was English. However, now that it is governed by China, Cantonese is the main language spoken in Hong Kong. Mandarin is also spoken by a large proportion of the population.

What else is Hong Kong known for?

HSBC

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) was founded in Hong Kong. Not many know that this worldwide bank originated in the city and is a good piece of information when visiting. Founded by Scotsman Thomas Sutherland, the bank is now one of the world’s largest corporations and will be the main point of contact for many businesses around the world.

Currency

Many presume that when visiting Hong Kong, you can just use Chinese currency (Chinese Yuan). However, this could not be further from the truth. Hong Kong has its own currency which is called the Hong Kong Dollar. This is an important piece of information considering many who visit Hong Kong on business for the first time take the wrong money with them.