Zetland Hall hosts the vast majority of Hong Kong's Masonic activities. Located at No. 1 Kennedy Road on Hong Kong Island, Zetland Hall offers meeting rooms, practice rooms, and a library as well as a bar and banqueting and restaurant facilities.
Zetland Hall is owned by the Freemasons of Hong Kong and administered on their behalf by a board of trustees, consisting of one representative from a majority of the thirty-two Craft Lodges resident in Hong Kong.
All members of a Masonic Lodge, Chapter, or other side-order meeting at Zetland Hall may use the Hall and all of its facilities.
Guests - both ladies and gentlemen - may be brought for lunch on weekdays: the minimum dress code is 'smart casual'. Guests may be brought into the bar area on weekday evenings and Saturdays, but only when no Masonic meeting is scheduled. A member is responsible for his guest's purchases and behaviour, and he may request that his guest be allowed to sign the Visitors' Book.
Members of Lodges and other Masonic orders overseas, which are recognised as regular by the Grand Lodges of Scotland and Ireland, are very welcome at Zetland Hall and may use all of the facilities.
Visitors from recognised foreign Constitutions are very welcome to visit English Lodges and Chapters, however they should in the first instance obtain clearance from their respective Grand Secretary through the Grand Secretary of the United Grand Lodge of England before the visit takes place.
Visitors must also be in possession of relevant masonic credentials. On arrival, please introduce yourself to the General Manager, meet the Masonic Custodian, and sign the Visitors' Book.
Zetland Hall is in the Mid-Levels district of Hong Kong, just above the Central business district, and just off Garden Road. It is right next to the Kennedy Road Peak Tram station.
If you are visiting Hong Kong for the first time, ask your taxi driver to drop you off at "1 Kennedy Road", or at "gin nei dei do yat ho" (Cantonese) or "jian ni di dao yi hao" (Putonghua). It is a five minute taxi ride from down town Central or Admiralty, and the trip should cost no more than HKD50 from most hotels on Hong Kong Island.
A map to Zetland Hall is displayed on the location page.
There are usually two Masonic meetings on weekday evenings, and occasionally there is a Masonic meeting on a Saturday (There are Masonic meetings throughout the year, but there are no 'daylight' Lodges). A monthly calendar of meetings is posted on the notice board in the entrance hall, as well as being available here.
Each day, by dialing 2810 4050, you can access a voice mail message telling you what meetings are taking place that evening, and the time they start (NOTE: Most Masonic meetings usually start at 1830, with members arriving at Zetland Hall around 1800).
There is a fully equipped kitchen, run by a qualified executive chef, where Western, Chinese, and Asian meals are prepared. On weekdays, the dining hall is open at lunch time as a restaurant for members and their guests. The bar is open throughout the day: various snacks, sandwiches, and light meals are available. On weekday evenings, almost all the Masonic bodies arrange for a post-meeting dinner at Zetland Hall for their members.
There are no overnight facilities at Zetland Hall.
All purchases by visitors must be paid for by cheque, Octopus, Visa or MasterCard as Zetland Hall has moved to a cashless system for resident members. Cash may be allowed to be used by a visitor, who should register this at the Manager’s office or with Bar staff and have a full member vouch for him. There are no credit facilities. Purchases by local brethren is by membership card only, with monthly billing.
Mail boxes are provided for official Masonic mail only. Zetland Hall must not be used as a personal mailing address.
In cases of emergency only, apologies for one's inability to attend a meeting may be left on Zetland Hall's voice mail system (2810 4050).