Marco Polo

Marco Polo to get the gun run from gate one

Marco Polo has finally drawn a barrier and should make a big impact for Triple Trio followers at Happy Valley on Sunday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The Caspar Fownes-trained Marco Polo was spotted flashing home late last start and seems a progressive individual ready to take advantage of barrier one at Happy Valley on Sunday.

Friday, 19 October, 2012, 2:46am

An audience with Italy's 'king of cashmere'

Looks from Bruno Cucinelli's autumn-winter 2012/13 collection.

An hour with Brunello Cucinelli is not spent discussing colours, next season's shapes or spreadsheets. When we meet in Milan, just before the presentation of his spring-summer 2013 collection, he instead peppers the conversation with quotes from Aristotle, Kant or Confucius.

22 Oct 2012 - 2:42pm

Marco Polo can make his presence felt soon

The Caspar Fownes-trained Marco Polo showed a massive impression at long odds after thundering home to finish fourth in the Class Four Cypress Handicap (1,000m) at Happy Valley.

He still looks inexperience, but with maturity and more education, it's only a matter of time before the Australian-bred enters the winner's circle on either surfaces or distances.

12 Oct 2012 - 2:39am

Lai See

Cathay Pacific 'Feels' your pain

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Cathay Pacific 'Feels' your pain

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Swede revenge in the England camp, now for Donetsk

This was no way to run a tight ship on a passage to the edge of Europe. I am sure the great course plotters, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan among them, were not obsessively results-driven like this Euro 2012 explorer.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Five-star hotel provides stellar work environment

HR manager and 42 positions across all departments Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel

Conveniently located on Canton Road, the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel has 43 positions open across various departments.

'Internally, we are continuously evolving and moving forward,' says Michelle Yam, the hotel's director of human resources (HR).

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

New Cathay reservation system irks travel agents

Travel agencies have blasted the new reservation system of Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair, saying ticket redemption and free upgrade services are still severely disrupted one month after the service was meant to be up and running.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tour is about culture, not shopping

One of the growing numbers of Hong Kong devotees of Italian culture, art and food is on a mission to do a Marco Polo in reverse.

While the Italian explorer brought the wonders of China closer to Europe, Lily Li is using her skills as an event organiser to attract more Chinese visitors to experience Italian culture, rather than mere fashion brands and accessories.

2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

The Judas Strain

The Judas Strain

by James Rollins

Orion, HK$94

21 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Rum deal: HK hotel sets a heady record

As world records go, it's not remarkably notable and probably quite breakable. Nevertheless, last week the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel's Lobby Lounge was conferred the distinction of 'bar with the most varieties of rum commercially available' by Guinness World Records. An official adjudicator from Guinness was even on hand at a - what else?

4 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Power and the glory

'Above there is heaven, below there is Suzhou and Hangzhou.' The saying, crafted by a poet several centuries ago, seems to hold true, at least in Hangzhou; according to a poll conducted recently by Oriental Outlook magazine, the capital of Zhejiang province is the happiest mainland city in which to live.

25 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

The Judas Strain

The Judas Strain

by James Rollins

William Morrow, HK$208

29 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


Q What do you think of the smoking ban?

Let's applaud the ingenious smoking ban. People have been told how hazardous passive smoke is, yet nothing could be done except avoid staying in cramped restaurants.

6 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Big Deal

Cathay Pacific Holidays' two-night Xiamen package includes round-trip, economy flights and accommodation from $2,410 per person, twin share.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am