Tatler Launches The Inaugural United Hong Kong Movement

By Tatler Hong Kong

This November, Tatler presents United Hong Kong, a fundraising benefit and movement that will bring together the city’s most influential and powerful at 13 iconic venues across the city in aid of social housing enterprise Light Be

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Rallying industries and communities through an unprecedented event concept, Tatler will be hosting a city-wide fundraiser at over ten iconic hotels for the benefit of social housing enterprise Light Be. The unprecedented concept is intended to revitalise Hong Kong’s standing on the world stage with a movement designed to lift spirits and support industries, and showcase Hong Kong’s vibrant energy and unique heritage. 

United Hong Kong will be a pioneer on numerous fronts: from bringing together industries to work together for a common cause and distributing rapid Covid-19 tests for all staff and guests prior to the event, setting the tone for the new normal in the events space.

“Our belief in the “4 C’s” is what inspired this event––connection, community, charity, and a can-do spirit––all of which we believe the city needs more than ever,” says Michel Lamunière, Chairman & CEO of the Tatler Asia Group. “Hong Kong needs to come together in these challenging times, and given our history at Tatler of bringing together industries and communities, we wanted to use our platform to showcase the best of our city, and in turn, encourage others to support.”

In a remarkable collaboration, United Hong Kong brings together over ten iconic Hong Kong hotels to each host a fundraising dinner for a maximum of 50 persons each, with social distancing measures strictly followed, on the evening of Saturday, November 21, 2020.

To uplift and support the performing arts industry, United Hong Kong will also showcase leading performing arts companies and numerous independent artists and performers to stage immersive performances at each of the locations.

“We have always been committed to promotion and development of Asian culture and identity on the global stage and supporting local communities and individuals, two things which are fully embodied in the vision for United Hong Kong,” adds Lamunière.

Tatler’s inaugural fundraiser is on behalf of social enterprise Light Be, the first social housing enterprise in Hong Kong, with the aims to raise HK$10million.

“We are grateful to Tatler and Michel in particular for supporting our vision,” says Ricky Yu, Founder of Light Be. “Through this benefit and the generous support of the Hong Kong community, we will be able to accelerate our impact in terms of developing new housing options intended to help temporarily impoverished households and break their poverty cycle, particularly in this post-Covid environment.”

“We are also asking the Hong Kong public to show their support for this initiative, which will, in turn, support the hospitality, performing arts, and provide much-needed social housing to those who need it the most,” says Lamunière.

United Hong Kong is also partnering with Prenetics, a leading global COVID-19 technology provider, to distribute around 1,200 testing kits prior to the event for all participating staff and guests.   

Lamunière adds, “We have an opportunity to demonstrate that Hong Kong is again at the forefront of innovation, by showing the world what the new normal in the events space is.”

Participating hotels

  • Conrad Hong Kong
  • Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
  • Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
  • Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
  • Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong 
  • Rosewood Hong Kong
  • The Hari Hong Kong
  • The Langham, Hong Kong
  • The Murray, Hong Kong, A Niccolo Hotel
  • The Peninsula Hong Kong
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
  • The St. Regis Hong Kong
  • The Upper House

Performing Arts partners

  • BPM Dance Productions
  • Chung Ying Theatre
  • City Contemporary Dance Company
  • CPG (Creative Production Group)
  • Haw Par Music Foundation
  • Hong Kong Ballet
  • Hong Kong Philharmonic
  • Stuart Palm The Mentalist
  • The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong 
  • Toolbox Percussion
  • Vox Productions
  • Independent DJs and artists

About Light Be

Light Be is the first social housing enterprise in Hong Kong since 2010, Light Be launched Hong Kong’s first social housing network Light Home and the first social housing building Light Housing. Many innovations have been made by Light Be, such as delinking rent from market rate, integrating social housing with tenants’ personal development, engaging property owners to form a housing network, conserving and revitalising idle building for creative social housing, and many more.

About Prenetics

Prenetics is a leading genetics and diagnostic health testing company, operational in 10 countries with a team of over 200. Prenetics, driven by a duty of social responsibility due to the global pandemic launched Project Screen, an initiative aimed at making Covid-19 testing easy, safe and accurate. Prenetics has to-date performed more than 300,000 RT-PCR tests in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

In Hong Kong, Prenetics was the first private laboratory to have been appointed by the Hong Kong government for mass community testing. In the United Kingdom, Prenetics was instrumental in the re-start of the English Premier League season having done the testing across 20 clubs for all of their players and coaches, as well as introducing a digital health passport in stadiums.

To support the United Hong Kong movement, individuals and corporations can also donate to Light Be by contacting supportlightbe@tatlerasia.com. This event is sponsored by HSBC Private Banking, Chopard & FANCL, and in partnership with Prenetics and Occasions Asia Pacific.

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