Area Guide – Wan Chai/Admiralty

View 62 / The Executive Centre at Three Pacific Place –

View 62As one of Hong Kong’s first urban areas, Wan Chai is a busy commercial hub that is home to many small and medium-sized firms, as well as consular offices and shipping companies.

Located midway between the west and east sides of Hong Kong Island, Wan Chai boasts an efficient, convenient and highly accessible transport infrastructure. The district also has numerous office towers, parks, hotels and an international conference and exhibition centre.

All of these make Wan Chai an attractive locale for doing business, with establishments such as the recently opened View 62 and The Executive Centre at Three Pacific Place set up to capitalise on the area’s corporate population.

Occupying what was formerly the R66 restaurant atop the Hopewell Centre, View 62 boasts a stunning panorama and interior design. As the city’s only revolving restaurant, it is ideal for a working lunch, after-work drinks or meeting and greeting clients.

The restaurant was conceptualised by two-star Michelin chef Paco Roncero, who is known for his avant-garde cuisine in Madrid. Thus, amid View 62’s
contemporary interior design, one can savour contemporary dishes such as the creamy omelette in a martini glass or the Chilean sea bass with “Iberico Air” (foam from 60-month-aged Iberico ham).

After lunch, business road warriors hoping to catch up on some work can head to The Executive Centre at Three Pacific Place and choose from 43  offices with customisable sizes. It also has conference and training facilities, including a video-conference room. Tenants at the Grade-A office tower include The Bank of New York, Microsoft Hong Kong and Philips Electronics.

Full virtual-office packages – which come with a business address, phone-answering service, mail and message management, plus 60 hours of workspace use and three hours of meeting room use – start at HK$3,200.

Originally published in South China Morning Post, December 2012

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