The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge, Macau



Forbes Travel Guide, the world-renowned global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today unveiled its Verified List for 2019’s World’s Best Hotel Bars, naming The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge, Macau as one of the only 45 hotel bars in the world to earn the accolade.

The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge is a sophisticated and exclusive area for guests to indulge in a crafted beverage and culinary experience, with the breathtaking views of Cotai Macau from the 51st floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Macau. Shades of dark brown create a space that evokes both tradition and timeless style, with touches of contrasting colors to create an original and bold interior design that makes a statement. From delectable champagne tea-sets for splendid afternoons to a signature cocktail for glimmering evenings, The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge enables guests to relax for a moment or to be captivated for an evening. Specializing in a refreshing gin and tonic menu and classic cocktails, The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge is sure to create exceptional experiences that leave an inedible mark.

The Verified List for 2019’s World’s Best Hotel Bars recognizes 45 distinguished bars, across 13 countries, including China, France, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and more. The best-of list comes from detailed data gathered by the Forbes Travel Guide’s inspectors, who stay at the hotels anonymously and evaluate them on up to 900 standards for the guide’s annual Star Ratings. The Verified List represents hotel bars that performed exceptionally on standards related to the quality of their beverage program, presentation and luxurious service, which differentiates from the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating.

Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide said, “We’ve seen hotel bars evolve enormously in our 60-plus years of operating Forbes Travel Guide. Hotel bars are now destinations in their own right and have the ability to transform a hotel experience. We congratulate all of the bars on the list, which were vetted and verified based on the most rigorous standards. They not only scored highly, but also provided the most luxurious experience for hotel and local guests alike.”

Mr. Rauf Malik, Vice President of Operations at JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau said, “The Ritz-Carlton, Macau have been receiving different recognitions from the leading authority, Forbes Travel Guide, since 2017, including but not limited to the hotel accommodation, dining and spa. Those prestigious accolades encourage us to continue to drive excellence for all our ladies and gentlemen, with legendary and world-class service that make their stay with us truly unforgettable.”

For reservation and enquiry, please contact (853) 8886 6712 or e-mail




You can keep your red, green, silver and blue. This year, Christmas is ALL about glistening rose gold at ghd. So, whether you’re on the hunt for the ultimate multi-purpose gift set, a stunning gift for a loved one or want to treat yourself like a Queen, look no further than the new ghd collection. Presented in luxury deep burgundy vanity cases, the perfect beauty accessory.

platinum+ smart styler and professional
ghd air® hairdryer
RRP $3,500 with luxury vanity case

Rule the gift of giving this year with this award-winning hair royalty duo. Featuring the ghd platinum+ smart styler and professional performance ghd air® hairdryer, which have been dusted in a majestic rose gold hue for the festive season
professional smart styler
RRP $2,680 with luxury vanity case
From curls to straight, take command and be the ruler of any style you create throughout the party season, with the help of the ghd platinum+ styler. Featuring ultra-zone with predictive technology that senses your personal hair needs and adapts the delivery of power accordingly. The ghd platinum+ styler is coated in glistening rose gold and will be sure to be the crown jewel under your tree.
professional iconic styler
RRP $2,080 with luxury vanity case
The iconic ghd gold® styler features dual-zone technology for premium performance, a modernised design for smooth, snag-free styling, and delivers unparalleled results – perfect for the girl who seeks hair perfection.
ghd air® hairdryer
RRP $1,390

Be blown away with the salon-quality and precision of the ghd air® hairdryer, accented in a stunning rose gold hue. With its professional-strength motor and advanced ionic technology, ghd air® delivers exceptionally fast drying and styling, while also helping to reduce frizz, leaving hair soft and silky
New ghd Royal Dynasty collection available now


Shanghai Tang – “BING XU FOR SHANGHAI TANG” Exclusive Footwear Collection

Founded by Chinese designer Bingqiang Xu in Shanghai, the namesake label Bing Xu offers luxurious yet whimsical footwear that constantly wow and amuse fans season after season. It is only befitting that Shanghai Tang, a created-by-Chinese brand, joins hands with this revered Chinese label to create a line-up of shoes to celebrate heritage and disruptive creativity. Shanghai Tang’s Creative Director Victoria Tang-Owen and Bing Xu join creative forces in this long-awaited collaboration, which features two designs each in three different colourways and materials. The shoes adopt a backless flat mule design, a relaxed and laidback take on Bing Xu’s famous loafers.

Xu’s design ‘In the Mood for Love’ is topped with decorative pipa knots and has tonal piping to match, paying tribute to both brands’ heritage and iconic design elements. It offers two options for satin that echo Shanghai Tang’s signature vibrant colours – raspberry pink and emerald green – as well as a more versatile black velvet option.

The second style ‘Catch Me If You Can’, designed by Victoria Tang-Owen, sports a paw-sitively adorable embroidery of a cat gambolling with a mouse, nodding to the imminent year of the rat in 2020. The ever-elusive mouse, nimble as ever, is always one step ahead of the cat. It is also a cheeky tribute to the story in Chinese folklore which explains the absence of the cat from the ranks of the Chinese zodiac, referencing the Jade Emperor’s race to determine the order of the 12 zodiac animals in the Chinese calendar. This playful style comes in three colourways – black velvet, burgundy velvet and a more rustic linen option.


Bottega Veneta introduces the BV Angle bag, which is featured by its trapezoidal silhouette and geometric design. The bag fastening in gold-finish engraved metal comes from the inspiration of Milanese palazzian decorative brass elements in past centuries.

BV Angle is crafted slightly elongated in grainy treated calfskin. It opens to reveal the bonded nappa interior, and finished with an adjustable strap in Palmellato calf for an elegant and sophisticated appearance.

Available in two sizes, both in Palmellato calfskin.


Celebrate Meaningful Moments with Rituals Cosmetics this Christmas

Celebrate the countdown to Christmas with The Ritual of Advent Deluxe Calendar in 3D (HK$880) and The Ritual of Advent Exclusive Calendar in 2D (HK$585). With a luxurious Rituals product behind every window, you can treat yourself or your loved ones to a special moment as you open a new present each day.  Also available in 2D travel size, the Advent calendars are illuminated with festive lights and come beautifully wrapped in a gift box.

The Rituals Advent Calendars also include a unique selection of four special Advent candles. Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas, and a candle is lit to mark the beginning of this festive period. With Rituals, you can light a candle every Sunday during the four weeks until Christmas has arrived and spread joy with fine fragrances including Oriental Vetiver, Sacred Saffron, Savage Garden and Precious Amber.

Pamper your loved ones this holiday season with a wonderful experience for the body and soul with Rituals’ exquisite collection of luxury gift sets. You can find gift sets for all your favourite collections including The Ritual of Ayurveda, The Ritual of Sakura and The Ritual of Samurai in sizes small, medium, large and extra large. Give the gift box a second lease on life by using it as a luxury keepsake to store personal treasures, adding a touch of elegance to any interior.

The Rituals Advent calendars will be available at Rituals stores in Hong Kong starting 11th November and gift sets are available in stores now.

Rituals stores in Hong Kong:

Times Square | Shop No. B221B, Basement 2, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

IFC | Shop 1066, 1/F, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong

Hyatt Hotel

Hyatt brand has been designed to create a location where guests feel comfortable striking up a conversation with someone new over a cup of coffee, a bite to eat or a drink at the end of the day. Caption by Hyatt hotels will be anchored by a distinctive food and beverage experience that will be a vibrant mash-up between café, market and bar. Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) consulted on the design and curation of a conversation-worthy food and beverage concept for the brand.

“At Hyatt, we believe in the power of personal connection,” said Heather Geisler, vice president of global brands, Hyatt. “By listening to our guests, we know that whether they are traveling alone or with a friend, they are looking to connect with others in an environment that is authentic and approachable. The Caption by Hyatt brand will invite guests and locals alike to hang out, enjoy a cocktail and catch up with a friend, new or old, in a space that is intended for them.”

The Caption by Hyatt brand will focus on three core promises:


  • Alluring and approachable spaces. Caption by Hyatt hotels will invite guests in with cozy rooms and common areas that are flexible enough to move things around and make the space uniquely theirs. Social spaces will be richly designed and unexpectedly put together – sparking conversation and giving guests and locals alike no choice but to stay awhile.
  • Conversation-worthy food and beverage. Eating and drinking at Caption by Hyatt hotels will be about more than what’s on the table. They will bring people together to enjoy the locale’s dynamic culture.
  • Experiences that don’t begin or end at the hotel’s front door. Whether guests try something new or meet someone new, Caption by Hyatt hotels will create the conditions for connections that matter – all-day drinks and sharable snacks; spaces designed for guests to plug in anywhere; flexible and multi-purpose spaces for lounging and small events; and a rotating calendar of do-it-yourself and hosted events from trunk shows to local beer tastings.

The Caption by Hyatt brand will offer the efficiency and flexibility of select service, while creating a compelling lifestyle experience that is designed to be fulfilling for guests and result in superior revenue opportunities.


“We intend for the Caption by Hyatt brand to be a global growth driver domestically and internationally in dense urban markets, emerging neighborhoods and high foot traffic areas,” said Jim Chu, global head of development for Hyatt. “We believe the brand is primed for strong growth as it can flex and adapt to suit the needs of different locations and markets and can offer a more sustainable approach to design and operations.”


For more information on the Caption by Hyatt brand, visit


Salvatore Ferragamo revamps the Rome Men’s Store

Salvatore Ferragamo, one of the world’s leading players in the luxury sector, is revamping its historic Rome men’s store at 65 Via Condotti, one of the most prestigious shopping streets.

羅馬,2019年10月4日(星期五) — 全球領先奢侈品牌Salvatore Ferragamo設於羅馬知名購物街康多堤大道(Via Condotti)65號的男裝專門店完成翻新工程,重新開業。

For the re-opening of the Salvatore Ferragamo Men’s store, the Eternal City was brought to life inside the store through a kaleidoscopic digital work by artist James Dawe. The exclusive series includes a video installations and photographic fragments of the city mixed with symbols of the Ferragamo world and the fashion house’s new signature bag, inspired by the colours of the Autumn/Winter 2019 collection. A work in movement uniting reality with dreamlike visions in a digital vortex.

當晚,為慶祝Salvatore Ferragamo羅馬男裝專門店重新開業,藝術家James Dawe透過一個萬花筒數碼作品將「永恆之城」帶到店中。受到Ferragamo 2019秋冬系列的絢爛色彩所啟發,James Dawe特別設計出一系列結合Ferragamo標誌性元素和最新手袋特色的羅馬城市的錄像裝置和攝影作品。這一變化無窮的數碼漩渦將現實世界與夢幻般的視覺體驗巧妙地融合為一,呈獻一場不折不扣的感官盛宴。


To celebrate the store’s reopening, the bag starring in the video installations – a luxury tote with contrasting double handle – has been reinvented and is offered in a limited edition of five models available exclusively from the evening of the event: the print on the bag’s leather front reproduces James Dawe’s light installation artwork in an explosion of colours and shapes, giving it a bold, fun look.

為慶祝店舖重新開業,Ferragamo重新演繹經典款式的華麗大手提袋,並於James Dawe的錄像作品中展示 — 對比鮮明的雙手挽,正面印有James Dawe光怪陸離的燈光藝術作品,看上去前衛且玩味十足。此手袋共有五個款式,僅於開業活動當晚限量發售。


The store is 600 square metres across two levels with a fresh contemporary look and offers the complete range of the men’s collections: bags, footwear, leather goods, RTW, silk accessories, eyewear, fragrances, watches and jewellery.


ROME, ITALY – OCTOBER 03: Federico Cesari attends the Re-opening of Salvatore Ferragamo men’s store on October 03, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for Ferragamo)

ROME, ITALY – OCTOBER 03: attends the Re-opening of Salvatore Ferragamo men’s store on October 03, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for Ferragamo)

ROME, ITALY – OCTOBER 03: Atmosphre at Ferragamo boutique on October 03, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for Salvatore Ferragamo)



On the occasion of Paris Fashion Week 2019, RIMOWA has teamed up with legendary hairstylist John Nollet to create an unforgettable salon experience at the RIMOWA Paris Flagship.

Open to the public by appointment from September 24 – 26 & September 28 – October 5, 2019, the visionary French hairdresser will transform the 2nd floor of the RIMOWA store into an unforgettable safari camp themed pop-up hair salon.

Inspired by the romantic mid-century safari camps, John Nollet’s Travel n’ Style Salon will offer an unique styling experience with bespoke luxury treatments created exclusively for this event including manicure by Dior.

As part of the salon pop-up, RIMOWA and John Nollet will be exhibiting a collection of unique custom cases built exclusively for the collaboration with the hairdresser’s tools of the trade in mind. Alongside the bespoke collection RIMOWA will also offer a limited number of its RIMOWA x John Nollet Classic Cabin S – the brand’s first ever titanium coloured RIMOWA Classic embellished with brown Italian leather accents. This mini capsule collection which also features a special leather luggage tag will be made available exclusively at the RIMOWA Paris Flagship for a limited time. 

Event location:

RIMOWA Store Paris

2nd Floor

73 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

75008 Paris

Nevermind To Bring The House Down In HK

NEVERMIND is a young French baroque quartet that is breaking down stereotypes and barriers associated with Baroque music. Featuring superstar harpsichordist Jean Rondeau with Anna Besson (flute), Louis Creac’h (violin) and Robin Pharo (viola da gamba), this ensemble formed while its members were students in Paris. With its young members, unconventional name and casual attitude, this quartet seeks to make period-instrument music accessible to a wider audience while breathing new life into Baroque music. Nevermind is disarmingly relaxed and thoroughly dedicated to the universal appeal of exceptional music-making.

NEVERMIND will make its Hong Kong debut on 28 October at Hong Kong City Hall with a programme featuring French Baroque composers Couperin, Quentin, Guillemain and Marais, along with Telemann’s Paris Quartets.

“High baroque chamber music of the very finest quality” (Rondo Magazine)

“Unafraid of breaking some of the conventions of classical concerts, Jean Rondeau is a breath of fresh air in today’s classical music scene” (Bachtrack)

About the Musicians

Nevermind is a group of four musicians (flute, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord) who all share a common passion for early music, jazz and traditional music. The quartet was founded while the musicians were studying at the Conservatoire Supérieur National de Paris (CNSM) and ardently defends the music of the 17th and 18th centuries.

In 2014, Nevermind won the Special Prize of the Van Wassenaer Competition in Utrecht. The ensemble performs mainly in France, Europe and the United States in festivals and halls such as the Boston Early Music Festival, Théâtre des Champs Elysées (Paris), Warsaw Philharmonie, Festival d’Auvers sur Oise, Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam), Concertgebouw (Brugge) and Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

Their first album Conversations was released in 2016 (Alpha / Outhere) with music from French composers Jean-Baptiste Quentin and Louis-Gabriel Guillemain. Their second recording Quatuor Parisiens, dedicated to Telemann, was released in 2017.

Jean Rondeau, harpsichord
Anna Besson, flute
Louis Creac’h, violin
Robin Pharo, viola da gamba

Concert Details

NEVERMIND Baroque Ensemble
28 October 2019 (Monday, 8pm)
City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets are on sale now at $480, $300, $200 and $100 through Premiere Performances (
) and URBTIX (


Marais Trios for the King’s Bedtime: Suite IV (selected movements)
Couperin Les NationsL’Espagnole (selected movements)
Telemann Paris Quartet No. 4 in G minor, TWV43:g1
Quentin Quartet Sonata Op. 15 No. 3
Guillemain Quartet Sonata Op. 12 No. 3

Programme will be around one hour with no intermission



InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay has been named Singapore’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2019 at the 26th annual World Travel Awards Asia & Oceania Gala Ceremony held in Phu Quoc, Vietnam, on 12 October 2019, further cementing the Hotel’s position among the leading luxury lifestyle hotels worldwide. The World Travel Awards recognise and celebrate the best that the travel and tourism industry has to offer across six regions globally, with winners voted by industry professionals and guests around the world.

Opened in October 2017, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay is prominently situated along the Singapore River at Robertson Quay, a vibrant cultural district teeming with trendy dining, retail and arts options. Sleek and stylish, the urban luxury hotel features a contemporary design whilst magnifying the comforts of home for sophisticated riverside living. Savour enriching experiences with elevated service and lifestyle touchpoints throughout any stay, including such amenities as bicycles for exploring the surrounding precinct on wheels, and a custom cocktail kit available in-room for DIY cocktails any time of day.

Elevating the experience further, the sublime service at the Club InterContinental lounge enhances and complements the gourmet bites and premium selection of beverages available. Sip and savour amidst relaxing greenery at the outdoor verandah or cosy up on chic, custom-made furnishings. A slew of dining options allow for an all-round premium experience with signature restaurant and bar, Publico Ristorante, offering authentic Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist amidst the lush surrounds of the riverside. The concierge team led by Chef Concierge, Paul Rumpff, also raises the bar with tailored recommendations stemming from their on-the-ground expertise and insider tips to round off memorable stays.

“All of us at InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay are proud to have achieved this award after two short years. It is a testament to the team’s commitment to delivering a premium lifestyle product and experience for every guest. Excellence is built into the fabric of our working culture and I am very proud that the hard work and dedicated effort of every team member has been recognized through this accolade,” said Tania Getzova, General Manager of InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay.

This achievement comes on the heels of other prestigious wins such as the Best New Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific by Business Traveller Asia-Pacific in 2018, and being lauded as one of the Top Hotels in Singapore in Conde Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2018.

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