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Tatler Launches The Inaugural United Hong Kong Benefit

Tatler Launches The Inaugural United Hong Kong Benefit
Tatler presents United Hong Kong
By Tatler Hong Kong
November 06, 2020
Tatler is proud to present the launch of United Hong Kong, a socially distanced fundraising benefit celebrating Hong Kong’s can-do spirit in aid of social housing enterprise Light Be

Given the recent developments, the conditions for holding the United Hong Kong Benefit are no longer as safe as we needed, and we have taken the decision to postpone the fundraiser. For more information, please see here.


Rallying industries and communities through an unprecedented event concept, Tatler will be hosting a city-wide and socially distanced fundraiser at 13 hotels for the benefit of social housing enterprise Light Be. The event is intended to revitalise Hong Kong’s standing on the world stage with an event 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, 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 13 iconic Hong Kong hotels to each host intimate fundraising dinners for a maximum of 50 persons each, with social distancing measures strictly followed. The benefit will be fully compliant with all the latest government regulations and social distancing rules. Each event will host up to a maximum of 50 people, in groups of four people at each table, all spaced 1.5 metres apart. 

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.

Michel Lamunière

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 aim 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

See also: United Hong Kong: Showcasing The Best Hotels In The City

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 Vanguard
  • Independent DJs and artists

See also: United Hong Kong: Introducing Our Performing Arts Partners

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.

See also: United Hong Kong: A Benefit In Support Of Light Be, Hong Kong's First Social Housing Enterprise

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.

See also: United Hong Kong: An Unprecedented Event Concept In The New Normal

To support the United Hong Kong Benefit, individuals and corporations can donate to Light Be by contacting supportlightbe@tatlerasia.com, or by visiting givergy.hk/unitedhongkong

Find out more at unitedhongkong.com

This event is sponsored by HSBC Private Banking, Chopard & FANCL, and in partnership with Occasions Asia Pacific and Phillips Auctioneers and Prenetics.

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