The Repulse Bay Hotel, in Hong Kong, in 1971. The Repulse Bay Hotel, in Hong Kong, in 1971.
The Repulse Bay Hotel, in Hong Kong, in 1971.
Adam Nebbs
Opinion

Opinion

Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

Remembering Hong Kong’s Repulse Bay Hotel, where Hemingway hung out on ‘the Riviera of the East’

  • The heritage property, which was demolished in 1982, would have celebrated its centenary this year
  • It hosted a number of famous faces, including Marlon Brando, William Holden and Wallis Simpson

The Repulse Bay Hotel, in Hong Kong, in 1971. The Repulse Bay Hotel, in Hong Kong, in 1971.
The Repulse Bay Hotel, in Hong Kong, in 1971.
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Adam Nebbs

Adam Nebbs

Adam has lived in Hong Kong since 1988. He briefly managed the demise of the Wanderlust travel bookshop on Hollywood road in the mid 1990s, then worked as Associate Editor on Cathay Pacific’s inflight magazine Discovery for several years. He began writing Travellers’ Checks for Post Magazine in 1998, working for several years under the pseudonym Peter Walbrook. A former contributing editor for the exclusive luxury travel guide NB Review, he has also edited several books, including the first-ever travel guide to Uzbekistan in 1996, and 'The Amazing Adventures of Betsy And Niki' (2008) by Captain Charles “Chic” Eather. His non-fiction book 'The Great Fire of Hong Kong', was published in 2010.