JIA Group founder Yenn Wong has introduced a series of agenda-setting Hong Kong bars and restaurants


Although she’s behind a string of successful, highly acclaimed restaurants and bars under the JIA Group she founded, Singapore-born hospitality entrepreneur Yenn Wong ended up in the business by accident. She was asked by her father, Malaysian tycoon Danny Wong, to come to Hong Kong aged just 23 and revamp a struggling mid-range hotel in Causeway Bay he’d bought. The result, Jia Hotel (later renamed J Plus), became Hong Kong’s first boutique hotel and won her numerous accolades; she followed it up with another branch in Shanghai. These days, JIA Group includes more than ten venues around Hong Kong, including Duddell’s, Chachawan. 208 Duecento Otto, Louise, Potato Head, Ando, 22 Ships and Aberdeen Street Social.

Named Tatler Hong Kong’s Restaurateur of the Year in 2016 and Entrepreneur of the Year by Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability in 2017, she is married to fellow F&B innovator Alan Lo, with whom she has three young sons.

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Three of her restaurants have won Michelin stars: Duddell’s, Louise and Ando. 

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