The brand of Empire Hotels is manifested in its new logo design, a pictograph that embodies the image of a lush tea bush and a worldwide social etiquette – serving tea to guests when they come to visit.  Tea drinking has a long tradition in China, Japan, India and the United Kingdom and nowadays tea has become a widely-consumed beverage worldwide.
 
Accentuating the very best of hospitality, the imagery of a tea bush epitomizes the very essence of our warmest welcome, exceptional care and services to our guests.
 
Our service culture is defined by the way tea is served to guests, by the way we interact with our guests and by the homey surrounding and hospitable service we provide.
 
Our affordable luxury, our professional and bespoke services are a fine tradition synonymous with our reputation as the pinnacle of 4-star hotel services.  With our new-look logo and fortified service, we continually strive to embrace new and every element of excellence for commercial travelers and tourists alike. 
 
Our unparalleled level of service performance is underpinned by excellence in the quality of our staff, systems and procedures.  We, as your truly hospitable host in Hong Kong, are solicitous for your enjoyment while you stay with us.  Come and enjoy our spirit of the finest hospitality. 
 

Yum cha ("drinking tea") is an integral part of Hong Kong's culinary culture.
 
A cup of steaming fresh tea is the perfect complement to very sumptuous dishes or dim sum. As any tea lover will tell you, the traditional drink - whether Chinese, English or Hong Kong-style - sends forth its unique, delicate fragrances to help shape daily life in Hong Kong.
 
The ritual of thanking someone in the traditional Chinese-style yum cha has much historical significance. When you see tea-drinkers tapping the table with three fingers of the same hand, it is a silent expression of gratitude to the member of the party who has refilled their cup. The gesture recreates a tale of Imperial obeisance. It can be traced to a Qing Dynasty emperor who used to travel incognito. While visiting South China, he once went into a teahouse with his companions. In order to preserve his anonymity, he took his turn at pouring tea. His shocked companions wanted to kowtow for the great honour. Instead of allowing them to reveal his identity, the emperor told them to tap three fingers on the table. One finger represented their bowed head and the others represented their prostrate arms.
 
* extract from DiscoverHongKong.com