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Hong Kong is the home of Compass Offices, having begun life here in 2009. Compass has 21 business centres located in 8 areas across Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
As a major port and global financial center Hong Kong is famed for its tower-studded skyline and dense population. It’s also known for its lively food scene and its shopping, with options spanning chaotic Temple Street Night Market to the city’s innumerable bespoke tailors.
The prosperous island is the center of economy, politics, entertainment and shopping with its southern part noted for sea shores and bays. The city has a population of about 6,970,000 and most people (about 97% of the population) are Chinese and speak Cantonese and English.
With eight Compass business centres located in prime locations within Central, you have plenty of office options from within the heart of Hong Kong.
| China Building
| Champion Tower
| Cheung Kong Center
| The Center
| Man Yee Building
| Silver Fortune Plaza
| World Wide House
This hub is where many major financial companies have their Asia headquarters: the looming Bank of China Tower designed by I.M. Pei, the glassy and reflective Citibank Plaza, the flexible HSBC Building are all planted here, along with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, housed in Exchange Square.
Central Station is a transport hub, connecting the Island Line, Tseun Wan Line, Tung Chung Line as well as the Airport Express. The latter runs from IFC mall, delivering passengers to the airport in half an hour, ideal for squeezing in last minute meetings. Ferries connect Central to all the islands in Hong Kong. Major bus and tram routes start here.
Compass has two business centres located in Wan Chai:
88 Gloucester Road
| Tesbury Centre
If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Wan Chai, you’d be hard pressed to find it anywhere else in the city. Set between Admiralty and Causeway Bay MTR Station, Wan Chai houses office towers, parks, dive bars, wet markets, restaurants, hotels and also the city’s biggest exhibition hall.
The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) is one of Hong Kong’s two major exhibition venues (the other being the AsiaWorld-Expo, located past the airport). Each year, major events like the notable Art Basel are staged at HKCEC. Web Summit’s Rise conference, a huge tech event, debuted at HKCEC last year.
Transportation in Wan Chai is accessible with MTR trains, trams running through the northeast part of Hong Kong Island, buses and ferry services from Wan Chai Pier to Tsim Sha Tsui.
Compass has four business centres in Sheung Wan:
136 Des Voeux Road Central
| Infinitus Plaza
| Nan Fung Tower
| Yardley Commerical Building
Sheung Wan, a stone's throw away from commercialised Central, is dotted with coffee shops and small, local businesses, a wonderful blend of traditional and modern Hong Kong.
There are an increasing amount of small tech startups choosing to establish their base here. It is easy to see why – from the dozen printing services to a selection of cheap eateries, Chinese and Western – there are both business solutions and fun pasttimes in this area.
Sheung Wan is an ideal way to gain quick access to the quieter parts of Hong Kong, with Sai Yin Pun and Kennedy Town to its West. Sheung Wan Station is connected to the Island Line. There are trams and buses running through to Western Market. The Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal shuttles pasengers between Hong Kong and Macau.
Compass has two business centres in Causeway Bay:
68 Ye Wo Street
| The Lee Gardens
Causeway Bay might not look large on a map, but it is incredibly easy to get lost in this densely packed area. Sitting between Wanchai and Fortress Hill, this area boasts a myriad of restaurants hidden away in tall buildings and endless shopping options
Causeway Bay is one of Hong Kong’s most famous shopping destinations. Notably there’s Time Square, not to be confused with its eponymous New York inspiration. A public open space in front of Time Square features a variety of seasonal exhibitions and provides plenty of selfie opportunities
Transportation is easy; Causeway Bay station is on the Island Line, running from Kennedy Town to Chai Wan. Alongside trams and busses, Causeway Bay has minibuses that run all over town.
Read more about Hong Kong in our Compass City Guide
Compass has one business centre located in North Point:
Discrete and often overlooked, North Point is a predominantly residential area in Hong Kong offering one of the longest harbourfront walkways. Sandwiched between Causeway Bay and Quarry Bay, its prime location between two main centres and cross-harbour interchange MTR status makes it desirable for many offices to establish a base here.
There’s no shortage of food options in North Point. For the adventurous, try the seafood restaurants above the Java Rd wet market. The most famous is the Tung Po Seafood Restaurant, once featured on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. It is a crowded space that sells fresh and cheap seafood, sautéed simply in garlic or deep-fried to a crisp. You’ll have to fight to get a seat during dinner hours, as the indoor dai pai dong (food stall) is a destination for tourists and locals alike
North Point is the interchange station for the Tseung Kwan O Line and Island Line. Ferries also connect North Point Ferry Pier to Hung Hom, Kowloon City and Kwun Tong.
Compass has one business centre located in Mongkok:
If a photographer were to ever fall into a creative dry spell, Mong Kok has what it takes to cure any aesthetic ailment. Saturated with neon lights, local eateries, nightclubs, and streets crawling with tourists and locals alike, Mong Kok is one of the city’s busiest districts, a truly impressive superlative for Hong Kong.
For one, Mong Kok is famed for its outdoor markets. Some highlights include the Ladies’ market on Tung Choi Street, which stocks paraphernalia ranging from clothing to phone accessories. There is also Flower Market Road, an area that is frenetic around February, around the start of the lunar New Year. Then, locals duke it out for the freshest flowers to auspiciously ring in Chinese New Year.
Prince Edward Station and Mong Kok Station connect to the MTR Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong lines. Mong Kok East Station connects to the East Rail Line. There are plenty of bus and minibus routes that connect to Mong Kok.
Tsim Sha Tsui
Compass has two business centres in Tsim Sha Tsui:
| China Minmetals Building
Tsim Sha Tsui, or TST. Sitting on the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula directly opposite Victoria Harbour’s Central, TST is only one stop away from Admiralty Station but offers a completely different yet equally immersive experience from Hong Kong Island.
For cultural stimulation, the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre are located at the waterfront. Other attractions include the Avenue of Stars, situated along the Victoria Harbour waterfront. Hotels located here include The Peninsula, InterContinental, Sheraton Hotel, The Mira Hong Kong, Hotel ICON and more.
The frequently running Star Ferry connects TST to Central and Wanchai. Other ferries go out to Guangzhou, Macau and mainland China. There are also major bus terminals by the Star Ferry, and several bus stations leave to go to Shenzhen from TST, perfect for those traveling to the mainland for business trips.
Compass has one business centre in Admiralty:
Admiralty Tower 2
Within walking distance from Central, this area is sometimes thought of as a continuation of Central’s office buildings. But with its own major shopping centres, governmental buildings and numerous four and five-star hotels, Admiralty is much more.
Admiralty houses the CITIC Tower, Lippo Centre (known amongst locals as the koala building, as the façade resembles koalas climbing a tree), British Consulate General Hong Kong, Bank of America Tower and other major buildings. The area is also home to the Central Government Complex, which includes the Office of the Chief Executive, the Legislative Council Complex and the Central Government Offices.
The Admiralty MTR Station serves as an interchange station between the Island Line and Tsuen Wan Line. There is a major bus terminus above.