The Mira Hong Kong's first birthday party was literally hot, taking place at the hotel's new al fresco terrace lounge, Vibes. But the 300 or so guests cooled off with free-flowing champagne and chilled tunes played by resident DJ Desi. 'It's not as big as last year's opening, where we had Katy Perry and about 2,000 other people,' said Romain Chan (left), Miramar Group president, who wore a crisp white suit. 'But this year, we wanted something a little more intimate as a way to thank our friends.' The Mira's 'friends' included people from the media, entertainment world and travel trade, as well as socialites. Some guests, who had also been at the Mira's opening, recalled how the party raged on until way past 4am. One of them couldn't remember very much at all, admitting he had spent much of the night passed out on a lounger. 'We don't have Katy Perry coming tonight but we do have some surprises,' said Olivia Toth, Mira's director of communications. A fire-dancer entertained guests by twirling fiery torches to the music. It was a cool way to heat things up at a chilled party.