Lit­tle Lux­u­ries

Mark Wong, vice pres­i­dent Asia Pa­cific of Small Lux­ury Ho­tels, de­tails his favourite spots in Hong Kong.

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Hav­ing trav­elled around the world dur­ing his 20-year hos­pi­tal­ity ca­reer, lux­ury hote­lier Mark Wong knows how to get to the soul of a city. As a fre­quent vis­i­tor to Hong Kong, he con­sid­ers the is­land a sec­ond home. “I en­joy the hus­tle and bus­tle of this city,” ex­plains Wong. “The en­ergy is in­fec­tious and up­lift­ing.” De­spite be­gin­ning his ca­reer in Hong Kong, vary­ing roles even­tu­ally saw him set­tle in Sin­ga­pore, where he cur­rently over­sees the Asia Pa­cific re­gion of Small Lux­ury Ho­tels, a bou­tique com­pany which cham­pi­ons unique, in­de­pen­dent ho­tels and re­sorts of the world and al­lows Wong to travel ex­ten­sively — some­thing he never tires of do­ing.

“The world is a big class­room,” he says. “Hav­ing to ex­plore new des­ti­na­tions, learn about dif­fer­ent cul­tures and ex­pe­ri­ence lo­cal cuisines has been a re­ward­ing ed­u­ca­tion.

“Al­most ev­ery­one loves to travel to new places and stay in beau­ti­ful ho­tels. I’m lucky that I get paid to do so. It’s a tough job.”

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