THE TOURNAMENT: PRUDENTIAL HONG KONG TENNIS OPEN
Date: From 10/10 to 16/10
Money prize: $ 226,750
Category: WTA International
Surface: Hard Outdoor
Tournament Location: Victoria Park – 1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How to get: Victoria Park best access is by metro (Tin Hau Station Hing Fat Street Exit-
Causeway Bay Station Gloucester Road Exit). Free entry to the Tennis Stadium for all qualifying matches on 8 and 9 October and all main draw matches on 10 and 11 October (free seats assigned with rule “First Come, First Served”).
Past Winners: 2015 Jelena Jankovic – 2014 Sabine Lisicki
Top Seeded Players: Angelique Kerber (Ger) – Venus Williams (Usa) – Johanna Konta (Gbr) – Samantha Stosur (Aus) – Caroline Garcia (Fra) – Caroline Wozniaki (Den) – Wang Qiang (Chn) – Alize Cornet (Fra) – Jelena Jankovic (Srb) – Kristina Mladenovic (Fra).
Hong Kong is an autonomous territory on the Pearl River Delta in East Asia.The mainland Chinese province of Guangdong borders the territory to the north. With a population of over 7.3 million it ranks as the world’s fourth most densely populated sovereign state. Hong Kong is one of the world’s most significant financial centres and its currency, Hong Kong dollar is the world’s 13th most traded currency. Hong Kong is renowned for its deep natural harbour, which enables ready access by international cargo ships, and its skyline, with a very high density of skyscrapers
For Lonely Planet’s writer Piera China “‘Hong Kong has a complexity that defies definition. It’s the only place where I can be searching for colonial military relics near the Chinese border, lunching with a Buddhist at a Sikh temple, trying to decipher the aesthetics of Chinese Revival architecture, or splurging on a set of knives – all within five hours – followed by a night of Cantonese opera, karaoke or poetry, anywhere I choose. Hong Kong is so intense…“
TOP THREE ATTRACTIONS IN HONG KONG:
- Victoria Peak
- Lantau Island
- Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- The Bauhinia Hotel – Central. Amazing *** hotel located in Sheung Wan’s business area and at just 3,2 km from Times Square. This accomodation has been rated 8.4 on Booking. A superior double room with moder décor and large windows costs 78€ per night with wifi included.
- Hotel Stage. Wonderful **** design hotel located the Yau Ma Tei neighborhood in Hong Kong, just 201 m from Temple Street Night Market and 1 km from Kowloon Park. This accomodation, rated 9.2 on booking, features a delicious on site restaurant and offers superior king room at 135€ per night without breakfast or 154€ with breakfast. Free wifi is available in all hotel areas.
- The Olympian Hong Kong. Luxurious ***** hotel located in Tai Kok Tsui area, a great choiche for travelers interested in Disneyland and shopping. Rated 9.3 on Booking offers Deluxe Olympian Room at 161€ but we suggest to book anincredible Grand Harbour View Room at 218€ per night. Wifi is free.