The Hong Kong Club, Hong Kong
Opening in 1846 as Hong Kong’s first Gentlemen’s club, The Hong Kong Club is a private business and dining facility occupied by some of the most influential people in the city.
Now in its third generation and second location, The Club, under the guidance of chairman Rupert Nichol offers exclusive membership to 1,400 guests, 70% of which are British expatriates.
Established as a club for British merchants and civil servants as a way to “create a greater community of feeling among these classes”, The Hong Kong Club is a sanctuary of traditional sophistication and class in the heart of the Chinese city.
Aimed at wealthy cliental prepared to pay monthly subscription fees in order to use the grand facilities including a bar, dining room and billiards table, The Club has since relaxed its strict membership policy and today caters for a more cosmopolitan audience.
With the previous building needing costly maintenance work, The Club was knocked down in 1981 in place of a 21-storey building. Today as well as housing its exclusive members in traditional luxury, extra office space occupies a wide range of companies like Rolls-Royce Motors and Commerzbank Hong Kong.
With a respected dress code and traditional attitude regarding the use of mobile phones etc. The Club offers its guests a novel sense of luxury. Its cozy indoor furnishings as well as grand outdoor terrace make it the perfect location to host an event with friends and business partners.