Hong Kong Sevens 2016 - Interview with Luc
Bollen, GM of The Park Lane Hong Kong
[HD video below] Long-time Hong Kong resident and passionate
sports fan, Mr. Luc Bollen, General Manager of The Park Lane Hong
Kong, a Pullman Hotel tells us about the Cathay Pacific / HSBC
Hong Kong Sevens.
Mr. Bollen tells us what the event is like, why
the Hong Kong Sevens is so special and what magic ingredient has
made it the most exciting and largest Rugby Sevens party in the
We talk about what the Hong Kong Sevens means for business
at the hotel, how does it affect the average length of stay and
RevPAR, and how many of the 823 rooms have guests staying in them
who are connected - in some way - to the event.
We also discuss
why the Sevens is so good for business and networking, what the
differences are between Wanchai and Lan Kwai Fong, and whether Mr. Bollen can recommend any particular watering holes.
late night snacks - what the Hong Kong equivalent is to a kebab or
chicken curry and chips - after one, or ten, too many, and Mr. Bollen
gives us his recommendations for side trips for those who are
new to Hong Kong.
And finally, as a South African national we discuss whether South Africa can
finally break their duck and win the Hong Kong Sevens. It won't be
easy. All that and much, much more in the