The LKF Brand Story
|Lan Kwai Fong Group|
Lan Kwai Fong Group is a dynamic company involved in diverse sectors in Hong Kong as well as major cities throughout Asia. The core of the business involves property acquisition, development, operations and management for commercial leisure & entertainment use. Other businesses include luxury resort residential property, high-end restaurants and bars, financial investments, movie distribution and beverage production.
The man behind the Lan Kwai Fong Group is Dr Allan Zeman. He grew up in Montreal, Canada and began as a lingerie salesman before setting up his own successful fashion label in his late teens. Allan Zeman relocated to Hong Kong at the age of 20. Taking advantage of Hong Kong’s low tax regime, he started doing fashion export and supply chain management businesses. Unable to find quality Western establishments to entertain international buyers and designers in a relaxed atmosphere, in early 1980s he opened his own restaurants and bars in a place called Lan Kwai Fong which till then was a collection of flower shops, meat vendors and small printers, just steps away from the bustling Central business district.
The over-night transformation into the hippest wining & dining neighbourhood in Hong Kong led Allan to begin buying up property and developing the area into a world-class entertainment destination. Allan sold Colby International, the fashion empire he built, to global trading company Li & Fung to concentrate on property development in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and Thailand, as well as other new avenues.