To make business a pleasure, pitch your tent in Central around the upscale mall Pacific Place where you'll find a covey of luxurious hotels that cater to business travelers as though they were not road warriors but kings. Among them: the opulent Island Shangri-la, Conrad Hong Kong, JW Marriott and the Upper House.
Before heading out for meetings, check with the concierge to set up fittings for your bespoken suit, shirts and shoes and arrange for any secretarial help you'll need at the hotel's business center, which can help arrange calling cards with a Chinese translation on the flip side if you forgot to bring them.
Impress by scheduling a business lunch at Petrus, the Island Shangri-la's neoclassical French Restaurant on the 56th floor. Lunchtime, less formal than dinner when there is a strict dress code, has 2- and 3-course set menus at US$55 and US65 and an impressive wine list. After you close the deal, steal away to Pacific Place to buy the gifts you promised to bring home.
Make your last appointment of the day at at Captain's Bar in the Mandarin Oriental. It has been an after-work institution for over 50 years and retains its original flavor after the recent hotel makeover. It serves its craft beer in silver tankards and a wicked house cocktail (Captain's Orders) of white and dark rum, fruit juices and almond syrup with live jazz nightly. As an alternative, if Fruits in Suites, a LGBTQ professional organization, has an after-work meet-up during your stay, do some local networking.