we will have a day and half layover in hong kong. Any suggestions on reasonable hotels and things to do ?
Yes, this forum is full of them - it's probably the single most common question here.
Things to do: start with the links to the right.
Sample itineraries: do a search on that word on the forum and you'll have lots of them. Pick what you feel is of your interest.
To find a suitable hotel: take your budget and travel dates, open up your favourite hotel booking web site, and see what comes out. Go from there.