Expats create demand for concierge services in Asia



There’s a growing demand in Asia for companies that offer concierge-style services, and part of this growth has been attributed to the increasing number of expats in the area.

An influx of high-net worth Westerners, along with Asia’s ever growing home grown elite, has created a strong market luxury ‘concierge’ service. One such service provider is the UK-based company Quintessentially.

Touting itself as a 24-hour private members concierge service, Quintessentially made the move to relocate their CEO, Emma Matthew, to Hong Kong to aid a substantial growth initiative they’ve launched in Asia. Quintessentially make life easier for the busy professional, especially for those who have recently moved from the West. Members of the organisation will instantly be given access to high-end social functions and the coolest events- for an annual member ship of around £3,200.

Miss Matthews spoke to The Telegraph: “We are seeing a lot of traffic both ways. Expat clients moving to Asia from Europe and Asian clients travelling more to the West. When arriving in a new city they want to get plugged into life immediately with access to the coolest parties and tickets to sold-out shows. In that way we act as a ready-made little black book for them.”

However, if you are an expatriate in Asia and want to become a member then you may have to act fast- to maintain a sense of exclusivity they cap their members at the 1,000 mark.