Holidays in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Since its expansion on the occasion of the Handover, this prominent city landmark has been a state-of-the-art events complex as well as an architectural marvel.

More than 5 million visitors attend events at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre every year. Over 1,200 events are held every year at the complex, making use of nearly 100,000 square meters (1 million square feet) of exhibition and meeting space. This gigantic complex is one of the most ubiquitous features of Hong Kong’s cityscape today, although no one can quite agree on what it looks like.

The centre was originally built in 1988, with a rather unremarkable design, but a huge and controversial expansion was unveiled in 1997. The new structure was supposed to represent a bird in flight, but critics have said that it looks more like a giant cockroach. You can make your own call on the resemblance.

The centre’s unveiling was a highlight of the Handover in 1997, when the 99-year British lease of Hong Kong Island expired and Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of China. The huge exhibition complex was host to a series of lavish celebrations, which were attended by global leaders and celebrities. Now it remains an icon of the city, a glittering landmark that is visible from Victoria Peak, the harbour and everywhere in between.

Visitors can admire the centre’s distinctive architecture close up. See the curved rooflines and large windows facing over the harbour: these features integrate Chinese principles of feng shui to create a unique aesthetic for this modern facility. Head up to the top floor for memorable views of Victoria Harbour. Stay for dinner at one of the complex’s many diverse eateries, many of which remain open through the evening.

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is located in the north of Wan Chai, easily accessible by public transport. It is usually open for normal business hours. Individual events often have restrictions or entrance fees, but access to the complex is free of charge.

1077 Cheap Hotels Near Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Harbourview
The Harbourview
4 out of 5
4 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
The price is AU$89 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Located in Wan Chai, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Victoria ...
3.9/5 Good! (969 reviews)
"The room is too humid."

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2021

The Harbourview
The Hari Hong Kong
The Hari Hong Kong
4.5 out of 5
330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The price is AU$179 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
Located in Wan Chai, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wan Chai Road, Happy Valley Race Course, and Victoria Harbour. Queen Elizabeth Stadium and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (178 reviews)
"Good service with excellent location"

Reviewed on 11 Nov. 2021

The Hari Hong Kong
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
5 out of 5
1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong
The price is AU$301 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
This family-friendly Hong Kong hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Central Plaza, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Victoria ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (966 reviews)
"The little touches go a long way"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2021

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
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Top Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Burlington Hotel
Burlington Hotel
3.5 out of 5
55 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The price is AU$63 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Burlington Hotel
The Hari Hong Kong
The Hari Hong Kong
4.5 out of 5
330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The price is AU$179 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
The Hari Hong Kong
The Harbourview
The Harbourview
4 out of 5
4 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
The price is AU$89 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
The Harbourview
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
5 out of 5
1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong
The price is AU$301 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel
Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
The price is AU$214 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel
The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel
The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel
5 out of 5
310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
The price is AU$200 per night from 22 Dec. to 22 Dec.
The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel
The St. Regis Hong Kong
The St. Regis Hong Kong
5 out of 5
1 Harbour Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The price is AU$518 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
The St. Regis Hong Kong
Novotel Century Hong Kong
Novotel Century Hong Kong
4 out of 5
238 Jaffe Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
The price is AU$84 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Novotel Century Hong Kong
OZO Wesley Hong Kong
OZO Wesley Hong Kong
3.5 out of 5
22 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
The price is AU$77 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
OZO Wesley Hong Kong
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