Hong Kong: new developments

C&IT checks out Hong's Kong's newest properties, venues and activities for event planners.

Convention centre: Opening in Spring 2013 on Lantau Island, the Auberge Bay Hong Kong convention centre and hotel will offer 325 rooms and over 1,300 metre square of event space, including a ballroom that can host up to 700 for cocktails or theatre-style and seven function rooms, ranging in size from 32 metre square to 288 metre square.

Historic dining: Restaurant and bar Ammo opened in May, in the Admiralty part of Hong Kong, offering Asian and Mediterranean dishes. Located in a former explosives magazine compound, the venue has four event spaces, including the Hong Kong Jockey Club Hall, catering for up to 350 theatre-style.

Rooms with a view: The Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East in Tseung Kwan O opened at the end of September, and offers 359 rooms framed by floor to ceiling windows. The 1,000 sqm pillar-less Grand Ballroom caters for up to 1,000 and there are a further 11 meeting rooms.

Wild west adventure: Hong Kong's Disneyland has introduced Grizzly Gulch, where groups can visit a bustling gold rush town featuring a multidirectional terrain-style coaster, the Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars.

Stay in style: The Peninsula Hong Kong is renovating all 300 of the property's room and unveiled the first stage of completed work in September, with the re-opening of 135 rooms in the Tower, an extension of the original property added in 1994. New features to the rooms include state-of-the-art technology, with interactive digital bedside and desk tablets.

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