If you're into living the good life, then you may want to take a leaf out of the book written by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills when they visited in Hong Kong
So, you like the finer things in life like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Well, in case you missed it, the ladies of RHOBH were here in our fine city in series 7, episodes 15-17, fighting, arguing, making up and shopping their way around Hong Kong. They visited fine dining restaurants, city parks and even managed to fit in some tourist attractions during their stay, and 0ur handy guide will show you all the places that the glam ladies went in the big city, so you can do it up right – fights and all! Don’t you just wish level-headed Yolanda was still around to keep this gang on track?
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills guide to Hong Kong
Island Shangri-La is the epitome of fancy, just like the ladies from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. From its signature scent to its breathtaking views, this luxurious 5-star hotel will cater to every whim. Do a Lisa Vanderpump and book into the Presidential Suite where a 24-hour butler is available at the touch of a button. Now that’s classy!
Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, p. 2877 3838, 金鐘法院道太古廣場香格里拉酒店
Those Housewives, or at least their production team, have good taste, as Hutong is such a stunning place to dine, especially if you are only in Hong Kong for a short time. Indulge in delicate Beijing-style cuisine as you check out the views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island, just be sure not to mention to Erika’s son… she hates that.
Hutong, 28/F, One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 3428 8342, 尖沙咀北京道1號28樓
Lobster Bar & Grill
Located in Island Shangri-La, Lobster Bar & Grill boasts elegant interior design, aquariums and makes some incredibly fine cocktails. Alternatively you can opt to do it like Lisa Rinna and drink tequila straight with lots of lime. Whatever you choose, Lobster Bar & Grill is constantly named one of Asia’s Best 50 Bars, so you know you’re in good hands.
Lobster Bar & Grill, Island Shangri-La, Level 6, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2820 8560 , 金鐘金鐘道88號太古廣場二座港島香格里拉酒店6樓
You honestly can’t beat Aqua Luna, unless Dorit and Erika start laying it down. The refurbished traditional junk boat takes you up and down the harbour as you sip on champagne and, if you time it right, you can catch The Symphony of Lights. Just remember, if you are going to fight, you will need your glam squad close by to fix your mascara.
Aqua Luna Dinner & Cruise, Central Piers, Hong Kong
Forget your troubles like Eileen, and go on a shopping spree at Shanghai Tang. The store crafts beautiful clothing, accessories and homeware with an oriental twist, and if you’re lucky, you may run into some local celebrities.
Shanghai Tang, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2525 7333, 中環都爹利街一號
Ngong Ping 360
Despite Kyle hating every minute of this journey, Ngong Ping 360 is one of the few things you absolutely must do in Hong Kong. Upgrade to the crystal cabin and travel in the gondola on your way to see The Big Buddha. You will have 360-degree views of the city, and have a great opportunity to see that it’s more than just skyscrapers.
Ngong Ping 360, Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal is adjacent to Tung Chung Station, and is about a two-minute walk from Exit B of the station
Tian Tan Buddha
Hopefully it won’t be raining on the day you visit like it was for the ladies from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but just in case, be sure to dress appropriately (I’m looking at you Eileen, Dorit and Erika), as there are 268 steps leading up to the Buddha itself. If you’re like Lisa Vanderpump, you may prefer to stay on flat land and make friends with the sacred cattle instead, at least they don’t talk back.
Tian Tan Buddha, Ngong Ping, Hong Kong, p. 2985 5248, 大嶼山昂坪寶蓮禪寺
Peak Tram & The Peak
Lisa Rinna and Eden did one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city and took the Peak Tram up to The Peak to check out the view. It’s one of the best places in town to take a selfie, especially if the weather is good, and it’s a good place to escape to if you need to dish the dirt on other members of your squad.
Peak Tram, Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus, Central, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Park
Located right in the centre of the city, Hong Kong Park has a range of turtles, koi fish and birds to look at as you wander around. It’s also a great backdrop for taking pictures. Grab a snap like Kyle and Erika did under the famous water feature and you’ll be living like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in no time.
Hong Kong Park, 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, 香港中區紅棉路19號香港公園