Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic and its pressure on the hospitality industry, this group resolves to keep its staff on board and ride out the storm.
16 November 2020
When restrictions imposed to battle the COVID-19 pandemic seriously impacted hospitality businesses everywhere, Manuel Palacio (main picture, left), co-founder and CEO of Hong Kong’s Pirata Group, was determined not to lay off any full-time staff or close any venues. As the COVID-19 restrictions are rolled back and hospitality business recovers, the seasoned restaurateur from Spain gives the reasons for Pirata’s success, and plans for the way forward.More
Importing the European beer-hall format proved to be this F&B chain’s secret sauce in Hong Kong’s highly competitive restaurant market.
09 November 2020
European-style bistro-beer hall chain Frites spices up Hong Kong’s vibrant food scene with an extensive selection of Belgian draught and bottled beers together with national fare such as mussel pots and pork ribs.More
Growing enthusiasm for vegetarianism leads Hong Kong-based group to go all-veg for 12 months.
02 November 2020
To promote plant-based eating and cut its carbon footprint, Hong Kong-based hotel group Ovolo has launched a 12-month campaign, Year of the Veg, removing meat from restaurant, bar and room-service menus at its hotels on Hong Kong Island – Ovolo Central and Ovolo Southside.More
A social-enterprise baker supports charities and provides training and jobs for disadvantaged people with its sweet treats.
27 October 2020
Hong Kong social enterprise Cookie Smiles began baking and selling snaps and crunches in June this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, creating jobs for disadvantaged people and supporting local charities in the process. More
Smaller establishments offering bespoke services expect the affluent-traveller sector to bounce back.
12 October 2020
COVID-19 travel restrictions have confined the world’s travellers to their quarters for 2020 and departure dates remain impossible to fix but this does not stop high-end travellers from dreaming about getting away from it all. More
An upcoming event aims to unite the city’s creative talents as Hong Kong’s design community goes from strength to strength.
28 September 2020
Inspirational design has the power to uplift and transform individuals and communities and after a turbulent 12 months, and Business of Design Week (BODW) later this year will do just that for Hong Kong. More
Investors, collectors become influential in high-end spirits business.
14 September 2020
With limited-edition bottles and private labels gaining a foothold in the market, standard spirits brands have received a wake-up call as Hong Kong buyers become more discerning in their choice of tipple. More