Hong Kong

Hong Kong | Rosewood GM, Hugo Montanari

June 25, 2024

Today we’re heading to the bustling, yet beautiful metropolis of Hong Kong. Instead of telling you about it in my own words today, I have a couple quotes that I think really sum it up:

Journalist Peter Lindberg “Life in Hong Kong transcends cultural and culinary borders, such that nothing is truly foreign and nothing doesn’t belong.”

And then a little tongue in cheek from British writer Jonathan Gash, but it’ll hit home for those of you who truly love luxury hotels: “Hong Kong is the benchmark; everybody else’s affluence is mere tat. Until you’ve experienced that perfume-washed air as polarized glass doors embrace you into a luxury hotel’s plush interior, you’ve only had a dud replica of the real thing.”

Joining me today to chat about Hong Kong and the amazing Rosewood Hong Kong, is General Manager Hugo Montanari. We chat a lot about what makes Hong Kong truly great – from the natural beauty, to the shopping, and the food.



Listen to hear:

  • 02:23 – What Hugo’s favorite scenes here are

  • 04:37 – About the layout of Hong Kong

  • 08:45 – Why the greenery is so important

  • 11:55 – How you can find perfect shopping experience here

  • 13:16 – About his favorite local food specialties

  • 15:06 – What the role of history and culture is in having so many billionaires

  • 17:15 – How you can discover the local events

  • 19:24 – Why the people that live here have unique traits

  • 20:41 – How the hotel developed, and the behind the scene stories

  • 26:41 – What you can experience on and off property

  • 29:41 – Why he has a fond memory of a past guest

  • 31:42 – About Hugo’s personal favorites

  • 34:39 – What you will learn about the world by visiting Rosewood Hong Kong

Listener Exclusive Amenities

Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (excluding signature suites)

Daily Full breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom, served in the restaurant

$100 USD equivalent in local currency Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Explore the art curations in the hotel. You can join the art tour (Artistic Journey of Discovery) led by their hotel resident art ambassador. She will take the guest on an one-hour private art tour of their vertical estate to reveal the beauty of the pieces in the hotel’s stunning private collection. The guided tour will be available in English, Cantonese or Mandarin.

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