NO ONE IS MORE DELIGHTED than Guillermo Diaz that Real Madrid are to play in Hong Kong on August 8. As well as serving as regional representative for Banco Atlantico for the past nine years, Mr Diaz is the proud president of the Hong Kong branch of the Real Madrid Fan Club. The banking executive organises trips to support Real's matches in the region - which until now always meant in Tokyo - and get-togethers for fans in Hong Kong to watch games on television. As Banco Atlantico's representative in Asia, Mr. Diaz develops banking relationships with correspondent banks throughout the region and offers support to the bank's customers, who are mainly Spanish companies, in exporting and importing to and from Asia. Mr Diaz is also vice-chairman of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce. During his two-year term he will help plan chamber strategy, support cultural activities such as the chamber's annual 'Spanish October' and canvass for new members. Mr Diaz travels a week per month and has been to nearly every country in Asia. The Informer managed to find a lull in Mr Diaz's schedule to discover his executive picks for the region. Favourite Spanish restaurant in Hong Kong Ole (left), a Spanish restaurant in Ice House Street, Central. It has a very good selection of Spanish wines and tapas and the best Spanish ham (pata negra) in the whole of Asia. The manager, Carmelo Lopez, is a real connoisseur of Spanish wines and food and he is very helpful towards the customers. Restaurant most likely to impress for a business lunch for visitors from overseas, The China Club. Best service from restaurant staff in Hong Kong Song, a Vietnamese restaurant in Hollywood Road. The service is really good and the food excellent. Best business hotel in Asia The Grand Hyatt Shanghai. Both inside and out, the building is spectacular. And the Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur, it is very cosy and elegant at the same time. The pool is nice and the location perfect. Best private club in Hong Kong The China Club, as well as the atmosphere, I simply love its painting collection. Best bar to watch football in Hong Kong For our Real Madrid games, Ole Spanish restaurant is my choice. Best Asian venue to watch a football match Yokohama Football Stadium; it's very new and, as far as I'm concerned, it's one of the world's best sporting stadiums. Best sporting event in Asia I loved watching the football World Cup, which was held last year in Japan and Korea, but that's history already. I also enjoy watching the Toyota Cup in Yokohama and some of the tennis tournaments held in Hong Kong. Best haircut in town for the busy executive Taliana, in Melbourne Plaza, Queen's Road. After trying the fancy ones I came back to something less artificial. Favourite tailor For shirts, Tang Che Lun (better known as Mr Tang), who makes shirts for most of the bankers in town. For suits, Ash Samtani in Nathan Road. Best place to shop for executive gadgets in Hong Kong Fortress, you find nearly everything there; good brands, very good and honest service and you do not have to fight like you would if you were buying from shops around Nathan Road. By the way, they are something to avoid. Best place for a hard-working executive to de-stress On the tennis court enjoying a game with some of my good friends. Best spa in Asia Angsana in the Maldives and the Hyatt in Bali. Where or what is the ultimate executive escape in Asia If it is a beach you want then I think Boracay is the place. For a city, I would say Luang Prabang (right), on the banks of the Mekong. Best Hong Kong experience I like to have good Shanghai crab in a Chinese friend's house. I also love to walk around Hong Kong's antique shops.