Your Ultimate MICE Guide to Old Town Central
A vibrant neighbourhood and a hub of cultural activity that’s steeped in history, Old Town Central perfectly exemplifies Hong Kong’s unique East-meets-West characteristics and traditional and contemporary influences. Home to many of the city’s cultural cornerstones, exceptional Chinese and international restaurants, mesmerising street art and a renowned party hub, this district is the ideal location to work hard and play hard.
This handy guide can help you plan and design creative itineraries for your MICE groups by introducing an array of engaging and innovative activities in the hub, as well as workshops for MICE visitors to encounter new cultural experiences. With all the remarkable venues and trendy restaurants on offer that can cater for varying sizes and occasions, Old Town Central is an ideal hub for social events and corporate gatherings.
Teamwork in action
Sharing a unique experience brings people closer, whether it be cooking, art jamming or simply learning a new skill. These team building workshops offered in Old Town Central are an ideal way to encourage cooperation between your MICE visitors and help them bond outside of office walls.
- Cook up Stronger Connections
- Arts and Local Traditions
Coffee appreciation and sketching workshop
Power up your coffee game and have your team participate in a fun two-hour workshop to learn to make latte art with Hong Kong signature icons using chocolate powder.
Hong Kong flavours x sake pairing workshop
Learn about nihonshu and taste brews from top sake breweries in Japan while indulging in a tasting menu featuring scrumptious dishes with Hong Kong flavours.
Dim sum making
Dim sum is a staple of Hong Kong cuisine so there’s no better way to truly appreciate this humble but iconic dish than getting some hands-on experience in the art of making it.
Local craft beer workshops
Discover the art of brewing and learn how to be your own brewmaster. It’s the perfect group activity to wind down after a business event.
Form a deeper bond and connection with your team through learning how to recreate the stunning Victoria Harbour with paint alongside your teammates.
Inspire each other to hand-dye your modern take on Hong Kong’s iconic ‘Good Morning Tea Towel’ using dye made from leftover food.
Tea appreciation classes
Dive into the captivating culture of Chinese tea at the appreciation classes, your team can learn how best to bring out the full flavours of the tea leaves.
Martial art classes
Enjoy Wing Chun classes which make for a great team building and socialising tool with the bonus of teaching you how to relax and focus in the workplace.
Within the heart of the financial and cultural district of Old Town Central, you’ll find everything from Michelin maestros, halal-certified and vegetarian eateries to restaurants that boast a world of flavours – all catering to parties of differing sizes and purposes. Aside from great food and unique flavours, these dining venues also serve up Instagrammable décor that can help make your MICE event all the more memorable.
- A Taste of Hong Kong
- International Flavours
Luk Yu Tea House
This iconic local teahouse boasts a history of more than 80 years, serving old-school Cantonese fare. Give your event guests an experience of what dining was like almost a century ago in this 1930s setting.
A renowned joint for locals and tourists alike, this quintessential Hong Kong restaurant that’s known for delectable roast goose and Cantonese-style barbecued dishes is ideal for holding your next corporate dinner.
Ho Lee Fook
Enjoy innovative fusion cuisine in a funky setting which inspired by old Hong Kong films and makes for a great backdrop for fun team gatherings!
Man Mo Dim Sum
This East-meets-West venue which reinvents traditional dumplings and buns with European ingredients, is excellent for treating your team to mouth-watering creations.
Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant housed in a fine art gallery-like venue with award-winning interior design, the venue can elevate any event into a classy affair.
With a Michelin star on its belt, Louise impresses with gourmet dishes made with the best seasonal and artisanal products and will transport your event and social gathering guests to a faraway land.
As the city’s first Brazilian-Japanese Restaurant and Bar, Uma Nota seamlessly blends Brazilian modernism and Japanese minimalism, creating a lively place where your team can enjoy a casual and relaxing gathering.
Indulge in generous servings of pasta, steak and other elevated renditions of traditional American-Italian fare ideal for sharing. Reserve for a sit-down dinner, or book the entire venue for your own private event.
A certified Halal restaurant serving Indian dishes, where your group can gather to share the warmth of enjoying authentic Indian flavours presented in a contemporary approach.
One of the city’s most lively neighbourhoods, Old Town Central is home to a diverse range of venues that can cater to a plethora of events and celebrations – whatever the theme or scale. Art institutions, heritage sites and modern multi-purpose spaces abound in the district and these locations can host events that encompass everything from street festivals to intimate business gatherings. Perfect for your memorable occasion, these establishments are just steps away from some of Hong Kong’s most famous landmarks and nightlife spots.
- Hong Kong Heritage
- Multi-purpose Spaces
The restored Central Police Station Compound, boasts more than 170 years of history and three declared monuments, with remarkable spaces for indoor and outdoor events.
Formerly the Police Married Quarters, PMQ is a bustling design hub that’s now home to more than 100 creative studios where you can experience team building workshops on local crafts.
It was once part of Central’s Old Dairy Farm Depot and is now a celebrated exhibition and performance venue. The institution houses seven spaces that are suitable for a range of events.
Covering over 12,000sq m of floor area, it was built in 1939 as the first wet market in Hong Kong and later declared a Grade III historic building. The landmark now features dining areas, retail, and event spaces.
Lan Kwai Fong
Known as Hong Kong’s ground zero for partying and nightlife, the storied Central bar, club, and restaurant precinct offers a unique street-level open area that can accommodate large-scale events which last until the break of dawn.
Liang Yi Museum
A private museum on historic Hollywood Road, it is home to impressive collections of antiques, making it a unique decorative setting for any event.
The Annex is a multipurpose event space that comes equipped with a state-of-the-art gallery lighting system and acoustic ceiling foam for noise isolation. Perfect for team celebrations, seminars and events.
Explore the Old Town Central via our stunning 360˚ degree photos. Just a taste of what Old Town Central offers.
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