Book into Lan Kwai Fong, a boutique hotel which will put you within walking distance of gay clubs and bars in Soho and the entertainment neighborhood of Lan Kwai Fong as well as shopping and sight-seeing. When not out and about, take advantage of the 24-hour fitness center. And if Hong Kong celebrities are your thing, check out the hotel's Celebrity Cuisine, a Michelin two-star named because local celebrities like to hang out there.
First stop late morning is just a 5-minute walk away at PMQ, a percolating new creative hub with more than 100 design studio shops, pop up stores and eateries that has put new life in the old Police Married Quarters, a 1950s era residential complex. It is also a venue for exhibitions, fashion and car shows, seminars and other special events and where the Hong Kong Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is located. Grab a pastry and coffee or an early lunch as you explore where design is going in Hong Kong.
Mosey along Hollywood Road, which is full of restaurants, art galleries and antique shops. Soak up the atmosphere (and the incense) at Man Mo Temple. Turn down Ladder Street to Upper Lascar Row or Cat Street, where antiques have been traded for over a century. Today it has both the real thing and modern replicas and open-air stalls where you can bargain for special souvenirs like an old Jackie Chan movie poster or Chairman Mao memorabilia.
Lan Kwai Fong despite its name is not IN Lan Kwai Fong but only a 5-10 minute walk from the neighborhood which has more than 100 restaurants and bars. Head in that direction for dinner at the Casa Lisboa in the LKF Tower. After dinner, check out Club 97, one of the first clubs to open in the neighborhood.
See what's happening in Soho at Propaganda, Hong Kong's oldest and most popular gay club, which is open Wednesday through Saturday and good for late night dancing. Weeknights are generally slower in work-obsessed Hong Kong. You can also party in nearby Sheung Wan at the Zoo Bar, which has drink specials during the week and is across the street from Volume BEAT where's there's dancing, karaoke and special theme nights. Café Queen is upstairs if you need a late night snack.