Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us NowAttractions
Autumn breezes may be ushering in another season here at Lee Gardens. But, looking back at our summer calendar, you can see just how busy we were over the summer with the amazing array of activities/events that took place. Hysan Place and eslite’s crossover summer festival of books, lifestyle items and music stood out with its book stall, cafe and, most interesting of all, a little shop that promoted cassette tapes and old memories. While the sun scorched those frequenting Causeway Bay, this summer installation provided a lovely oasis for them to take a break.
A few floors above, our tenant mix enhancement continued with the brand new i.t. blue block standing out as a young people’s mecca on the 6th floor. Apart from the cutting-edge fashion brands, the floor is now home to one of Hong Kong’s busiest eateries: Flipper’s. Their oh-so-delicious pancakes attracted hundreds every day, who queued up from morning till late, and prompted food bloggers to heap praise on this latest foodie attraction. Time for you to try?
Shifting our focus back to Lee Gardens but staying on the food theme … did you go to Suet Go Chit? It’s where classic and brand new flavours of ice cream were enjoyed by thousands during one of the hottest days in 2017. The desserts were complemented by live music and a well-loved handicraft section.
However, not everything was focused on fun in the sun. In partnership with Lee Gardens Association, Hysan brought back plenty of memories with the “Lee Garden One and Lee Gardens Hotel Retrospective Exhibition”. Thanks to an avid collector of Lee Gardens Hotel memorabilia as well as information supplied by former staff of the celebrated hotel, a small but incredibly nostalgic history exhibition became a hugely popular attraction on the ground floor of Lee Garden One. All this attention on our company’s history eventually led to the Yum Sing Bar’s Homecoming, featuring a replica of the famous hotel bar at Lee Garden One’s office lobby.
The reimagined bar and its public nights became one of the most talked-about media events of late summer. Those who came by were completely charmed by the décor, which replicated the original setup, as well as the 1970s and 80s cocktails on offer. Finally, the music from chanteuse Rosalie Carpio, who sang at the Bar around 40 years ago, as well as other top performers, made the pop-up bar an event to remember.
So what’s next? We just had the Lee Gardens Street Tennis event to attract youngsters to the sport. Before we unveil our exciting Xmas setup, we will have the Night Parade and its glowing giant puppets that will dazzle the streets of Lee Gardens, and the first-ever Hysan Island Hike and Run that will bring back our popular trail race to our familiar hills. And we have not even mentioned the forthcoming completion of our brand-new building, Lee Gardens Three, in a few months’ time. These are exciting times for Hysan and Lee Gardens!