As Central lies at the heart of Hong Kong’s financial and commercial world, The Pottinger Hong Kong is the perfect destination for savvy business travellers wanting to combine a luxury hotel with business convenience.
With The Pottinger Hong Kong so close to Hong Kong Station in Central, the hotel is ideal for international travellers staying at the hotel. Those about to fly can check in downtown, then climb aboard the Airport Express, a 24-minute express rail service to the airport. Convenient and ultra-reliable, it’s a great way to take the stress out of departure. One stop further past the airport is the AsiaWorld Expo venue, one of the largest exhibition centres in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is the Events Capital of Asia, and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in nearby Wan Chai hosts many of the world’s top exhibition events. A striking landmark building right on the harbour, the HKCEC provides 66,000 sqm of multi-purpose exhibition halls. Just a two station ride from Central MTR to Wan Chai, hotel guests wanting a more leisurely journey can board an east-bound tram for the breezy 15-minute trip.
Hong Kong is famous for its dramatic skyline. Many of its high-rise buildings are exceptional pieces of architecture in their own right. Local buildings worth a special look include the International Finance Centre (ifc), The Center, the HSBC Main Building, the Bank of China Tower, and the Cheung Kong Center. Impressive by day, these buildings come to life at night, when they are illuminated by dramatic lighting.
As its name suggests, Central is Hong Kong’s Central Business District. Exchange Square in Central is home to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Asia’s second largest and the sixth largest in the world in 2013. The Stock Exchange is housed in a building of some architectural distinction, having featured in Time magazine and received accolades from the Hong Kong Institute of Architects.