AB Concept Weave Charm and Sophistication into the Brand New Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur

Within the 65-storey luxury Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur hotel opened on July 1 adjacent to the Petronas Twin Towers, Principals Ed Ng and Terence Ngan of AB Concept have designed three tangential food and beverage concepts of the utmost sophistication and functionality.  Situated in the heart of the Malaysian capital, the restaurants showcase a smooth design confluence of diversity across Yun House, Bar Trigona and The Lounge at Four Seasons.

“We don’t focus on creating trends or crafting ‘luxury’, rather we think about the experience and the appeal to both the local market and travellers. With Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur, we wanted to create different environments that hint at Malaysia’s history teasing out different cultural aspects,” says Co-founder and Principal Ed Ng.

Yun House, Chinese restaurant 

Ed and Terence design each and every space as a continuance of a story. The inspiration for Yun House, the Chinese restaurant, comes from the interplay of Chinese immigrant and Malaysian colonial history. The design brief behind Yun House tells the story of a son of a Canton master artist, who moved to Malaysia looking to make his mark in the world. The design experience takes guests on a tour of his home decorated in rich Chinese heritage and Malaysian details and paying homage to a multi-cultural background.

Guests entering Yun House will be greeted by the maitre d’ at the courtyard-like reception, where 152 pieces of blossoming flower engraved pewter forms a panel screen depicting the four seasons behind the illuminated onyx reception table. The bespoke plum blossoms, orchids, bamboo and chrysanthemum flower patterns together pay tribute to the four seasons known as the “Four Gentlemen” in Chinese cultural artistry. Traversing into the main dining room, a tea vestibule celebrates the Chinese heritage of tea pouring with shelves that line both sides of the corridor displaying pewter tea canisters often found in Malaysian homes.

The a la carte dining rooms, with 5 meter tall doors that accentuate the height of the room, serve also to reflect Malaysia’s culture of congregating in a courtyard as a common area to engage in conversation. The brightly-coloured flower fabric dining chairs takes the centre stage in contrast to the pewter grey base colour in the space. A total of 30 types of fabrics were used to add spotlight to the courtyard themed area. As an ode to colonial Malaysian homes, the large space is lined with shutters that open to mirror tall French windows hanging from the windows to represent traditional louvres that allow light and air flow.

Five private dining rooms fittingly named Bamboo, Orchid, Peony, Lotus and Azalea rooms, offer the most distinguished guests a view of the 10,000 meters of metal strip woven into detailed lattice work that took 46 months to craft, and a “cloudy” wall made of 20,000 pieces of ceramic discs.

The Lounge at Four Seasons

With a 230 degree view overlooking KLCC urban Park, the sixth-floor Lobby is a natural integration of the scenic park below, designed to look like an antique collector’s colonial home with pale greens and yellows against light shades of wood.

Rattan details seen in traditional Malaysian homes complement the light and airy atmosphere of the Malay-architecture inspired booths. An intimate sense of family is felt with the communal seating and large round seating alcoves that encourage interaction.

Detailed are further extended onto the flooring treatment where painted mosaic tile patterned rugs dress the floors while the walls are illuminated by 23 English gas lamp-inspired shades juxtaposed by 2 large stain glass inspired cabinet doors.

Bar Trigona

The two-levelled seating bar is illuminated by 52 strings of light and 715 pendant lamps, bringing elements of the shining lights and stars outside. Whilst hidden away from plain sight, the discreet getaway celebrates the art of Malaysian weaving techniques, adding texture for depth via leather, glass and bronze materials to balance out the 220 degree views of Kuala Lumpur’s urban jungle outside.

Over 15 types of imperial blue and teal fabrics adorn the walls and booths in Trigona Bar. The illuminated columns designed as shutters echo with colonial architecture, and serve as a display and storage for whiskey bottles. Eight Chinese yo-yo inspired lamps hang atop of the bartenders yoyoing back and forth mixing cocktails, and the 9,039 pieces of mirror on wall and ceiling provided a backdrop of twinkling stars.

“AB Concept has brought our contemporary vision to life with their exquisite and thoughtful design concepts inspired by the dynamic mix of culture and cosmopolitan energy found throughout modern day Kuala Lumpur,” said Tom Roelens, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur.  “Capturing a sense of place – and wonder, each outlet has its own unique personality and identity, such as the floral and leave pattern motifs in Yun House to celebrate Cantonese culture or the symbolic rattan elements in Bar Trigona, ultimately elevating the guest experience with visual storytelling through the design elements.” 

With projects of this scale, Ed and Terence often conceptualize, design and create over a 2-3 year span. Over the years, these large scale projects have given Ed and Terence the understanding that designing long-term means foregoing trends and instead focusing on story and experience as the key to timeless design.

 

Maje 20th Anniversary Coffee Table Book

Dream tomorrow: Maje’s birthday book

Maje is celebrating its 20th anniversary: 20 years of growth and success, of great projects and, above all, a 20-year relationship with women. In opting to celebrate the past while inventing the future, this symbolic milestone is being approached with a view to the future. This creative, offbeat and forward-looking vision is what Judith Milgrom has attempted to capture in a coffee table

book with an evocative title: Dream tomorrow.

In the age of the digital, the ephemeral and the instantaneous, books abide, like the imprint of an era. While it continues to write its story with the same caring and respectful attitude, in a spirit of sharing and sincerity, Maje has given carte blanche to three young free-spirited and creative photographic talents to share their personal vision of the brand and to imagine the next chapters in the company’s story around three themes and three places : Friendship in Morocco, family in Paris, love in London… This creative gallery by Thurstan Redding, Mark Peckmezian and Coco Capitan is made up of campaign images, of stolen

moments of complicity gathered in a book that connects past and present.

Only a few chapters of this book have been yet written… Our story lies ahead. Let’s celebrate yesterday and invent tomorrow.

MIND BLOWING LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR SYDNEY SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2018

The Sydney Science Festival returns in 2018 with a program of astronomical proportions. Taking place from Tuesday 7 – Sunday 19 August, the Festival rockets into venues around Sydney and is overflowing with hands on science experiences for all ages.

Featuring 13 days jam-packed with over 200 events across 90 venues, the Sydney Science Festival brings together some of the greatest minds in science today, including Sydney Science Festival Ambassador and astronomer, Lisa Harvey-Smith, Indigenous Astronomer Kirsten Banks, leading Artificial Intelligence expert Ellen Broad, A.I. researcher Toby Walsh, comedian and public health practitioner Alanta Colley, former Greens leader Bob Brown, and 2018 Australian of the Year quantum physicist Michelle Simmons.

“Innovation is an essential part of any growing city. The Sydney Science Festival gives industry leaders and emerging talent a unique opportunity to both share and showcase their vision for a smarter future. With such a diverse line-up of speakers and exhibitions hosted across some of Sydney’s most iconic venues, including the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, I’m confident that this year’s Festival will be our most ambitious and successful to date,” said Minister for the Arts, The Hon. Don Harwin.

Now in its fourth year, Sydney Science Festival is produced by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) and the Australian Museum as part of National Science Week, in partnership with Inspiring Australia.

“Last year saw 70,000 fans attend over 180 events, presented by 60 partners at the Sydney Science Festival. The incredible program for this year’s Festival provides an opportunity for the general public, both young and old, to come together to understand and marvel at how science influences every aspect of our lives. As STEAM disciplines become increasing important to future economies museums such as MAAS have a key role to play in engaging and educating students in real-world applications of STEAM subjects,” said MAAS Director of Programs and Engagement, Tristan Sharp.

On Thursday 9 August, after-hours favourite MAASLive Lates: Science returns to the Powerhouse Museum to celebrate the launch of the Festival. This free event is your chance meet experts, get creative with a range of hands-on activities, tour exhibitions and chat with curators in a huge night of science.

Program Highlights

What happens when galaxies collide? It might sound like an abstract question, but it’s one that our descendants might need to worry about. Sydney Science Festival Ambassador,Lisa Harvey-Smith presents a lively talk on how a future collision between our own galaxy, the Milky Way, and its nearest neighbour will bring dramatic changes to our night sky. Lisa Harvey-Smith Keynote: When Galaxies Collide will take place on Friday 10 August, the possible galaxy collision on the other hand wont be for at least 3.8 billion years!

Get set for some outdoor fun with Science in the Swamp at Centennial Park. The FREE day is a favourite among families and this year’s theme “Dinosaur vs Superpower” will combine two of kid’s favourites. With roving dinosaurs and scientists on hand to point out amazing super powers found in nature, it’s an action packed day of fun. And don’t forget to come in your superhero outfit!

More family-focused events include the hands-on Super Science Saturday at the Australian Museum and Big Science Day at the Powerhouse Museum where interactive science shows and demonstrations will have the museum buzzing with science action.

A highlight of the Festival will be a new exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum. Art, science and speculation converge in Human Non-Humanan exhibition that asks “what makes us human and how might humans adapt in the future?”  The exhibition features four art commissions that incorporate architecture, design, robotics, biotechnology, chemistry, animism, film and performance to consider the entanglement between humans and technology. Featuring artists Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Lindsay Kelley, Ken Thaiday and Liam Young, Human Non-Human explores the themes of food, work, sex and belief.

Sit back and enjoy a special screening of the landmark documentary The Living Universe – It’s Time to Meet the Neighbours. The film is an extraplanetary search for life on other planets. After the film, a panel of eminent scientists, space engineers, biologists and philosophers will answer the audience’s burning questions. The Living Universe will take place on Thursday 9 August at Event Cinemas, George Street.

Take a look into the future with Good Robot/Bad Robot – Living with intelligent machines/living with artificial intelligence. Leading Artificial Intelligence expert Ellen Broad, A.I. researcher Toby Walsh and MIT Media Lab technologist Hae Won Park will try to answer the question “if robots can be everything from carers to warriors, what does this mean not just for human lives, but for the way we understand human intelligence, human values, and humanity itself?”

Celebrate the women of science in GenWomen: Scientists Smash the Glass Ceiling where six women from six generations of science, including Indigenous Astronomer Kirsten Banks, share their experiences and challenge the stereotypes and preconceptions about what being a scientist means.

Alanta Colley: Parasites Lost combines science communication, storytelling, and comedy in a parable on parasites. Join comedian and public health practitioner Alanta Colley as she takes audiences on an adventure, across the world and through her intestine; and learn about some of the world’s cheekiest micro-organisms, and how she contracted each of them. Alanta Colley: Parasites Lost takes place on Thursday 9 – 12 August.

Established in 1999, the Jack Beale Lecture Series provides an opportunity for a prominent individual to examine Australia’s environmental responsibilities, opportunities and performance within a global context. On Wednesday 15 August at the University of NSW, the series invites former Greens Leader and environmentalist Bob Brown to share his insights.

Five years ago, 2018 Australian of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons and her team developed the world’s first transistor made from a single atom, as well as the world’s thinnest wire. Now she is looking to build a quantum computer capable of solving problems in minutes, which would otherwise take thousands of years. Join Professor Simmons for an insightful discussion on her work launching Australia into “the space race of the computing era” in The Einstein Lecture: The Quantum Computing Revolution by Australian of the Year 2018 – Michelle Simmons. The lecture takes place Tuesday 14 August at the University of NSW.

This year Sydney Science Festival features 25 events in suburban libraries throughout Sydney. From Castle Hill, to Liverpool, Sutherland, Blacktown and Parramatta there are 25 scientists are ready to meet local communities and talk about their research. The libraries have experts on everything from women’s brains, robots, technology of the future, gut health, Antarctica, bilingualism and children’s brains.

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki tackles the big issues in the universe today, like how air conditioners are sexist and whether there could be life on one of Saturn’s moons in Dr Karl Out West on Wednesday 15 August.

Innovation Games is a free event full of new ways to taste, touch and see science in action. At Innovation Games on Saturday 18 August, Sydney Olympic Park will be buzzing with interactive displays, an augmented reality treasure hunt, live stage shows, games, gadgets, film and food.

The MAAS Indigenous Sciences Symposium 2018 is dedicated to honouring the next generation of Indigenous scientists and those who are supporting their development. Join in on two days of events to celebrate 60 000 years of technological advancement and eco-sustainable practices. Presenters include recipients of the CSIRO Indigenous STEM and IDX awards for their exceptional contribution to the advancement of Indigenous sciences and technology locally, nationally and globally.

The full Sydney Science Festival program is available online at www.sydneyscience.com.au. For more information about National Science Week events visit www.scienceweek.net.au.

Hong Kong Boutique Hotel Step Up Their Game with Restaurant to Room Service

Ever get slightly disappointed by the poor selection (or lack) of food at a hotel’s room service menu? Well lucky for you, your indulgent cravings for mouth-watering dishes are being answered as Deliveroo joins forces Madera Group to provide on-demand restaurant to room service.

Madera Group have strategically partnered with the leading food platform in Hong Kong to have in-room Deliveroo menus where guests can simply ring up guest services to order. With Deliveroo’s wide selection of restaurant partners, this means that guests can get their hands on a buffet of amazing cuisines including favourites such as 208 Duocento Otto, Yu Mai and Honeymoon Dessert with a mere phone call. The cost is simply added to the final bill upon check-out. There really is no way to top that level of room service!

Lucas Lai, Head of Madera Hospitality Management at Madera Group comments, “As an award-winning luxury boutique hotel, we understand the ever-changing wants of the modern day traveller so it makes sense for us to partner up with Deliveroo to further enhance our guest experience, to provide all-day room service.”

Brian Lo, General Manager of Deliveroo Hong Kong adds, “Customers love the convenience of at-home delivery so we are bringing our on-demand offering and amazing food selection straight to their hotel door. We are delighted to partner with a well-established player in the hotel-apartment sector and widen local restaurants to tourists and business travellers alike.”

Get pampered with this modern day perk now!

Walter Kei & Ava Liu host new food and travel programme exploring the native flavours of Sydney, Wollongong and Canberra

With its unique geographical setting and pristine natural landscape, Australia is home to some of the world’s freshest and most delicious produce. The harbour city of Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), is famed for its abundant seafood, while south of the city Wagyu beef, and fresh, full-flavoured fruit and vegetables are the must-tries of the NSW South Coast. Wine lovers, meanwhile, need look no further than Canberra, a city of culinary delights recently named the third best city to visit by Lonely Planet in 2018. To introduce visitors from Hong Kong to the multi-faceted Australian culinary scene, Tourism Australia has teamed up with Destination NSW and VisitCanberra to present a new food and travel programme, In the Pursuit of Delicacies(Chinese title《尋找高端美食》), filmed in Sydney, Wollongong, the NSW South Coast and Canberra.

Produced by Fantastic Television Limited, the three-part series is hosted by famous Hong Kong gourmand Walter Kei and artist Ava Liu, who have travelled to Australia in search of various high-end delicacies. Join Walter and Ava as they travel between cities to savour fresh Australian oysters, hunt truffles with truffle hunting dogs, and embark on a journey to learn about the stories behind Wagyu beef and other culinary delights. The programme will be broadcast on Fantastic TV every Sunday at 10:30pm from 15 July.

 A taste of Vivid Sydney and contemporary Australian cuisine

During their time in Sydney, Walter and Ava started off at The Grounds of Alexandria, a popular gourmet destination where they sampled freshly brewed coffee and Australia’s favourite breakfast, avocado toast. Next up was a visit to newly opened Barangaroo House, a stunning, three-storey restaurant where the pair enjoyed a range of contemporary Australian dishes complemented by spectacular views of  Sydney Harbour. Other highlights of their trip to Sydney included visits to an artisan butter factory, a local brewery and the Sydney Fish Market. Walter and Ava also got a chance to experience the annual Vivid Sydney festival, a celebration of light, music and ideas that takes over Australia’s global city for 23 days and nights each Winter.

NSW South Coast & Wollongong – motorcycle rides along the shore

After Sydney, Walter and Ava travelled the NSW South Coast. Their first stop was Schottlander’s Wagyu Farm, where the hosts learnt about the farming process of premium livestock before tucking into a sumptuous wagyu meal. The pair also had the chance to sample local seafood at McAsh Oysters, as well as the world-famous fish and chips at Greenwell Point. Walter and Ava’s most memorable experience though was the Just Cruisin’ motorcycle tour. Riding motorcycles along the breezy Australian coastline was the perfect way to end their time in Wollongong.

Savouring truffles in emerging Canberra

For the last stop of their journey, Walter and Ava arrived at Australian’s capital and emerging tourist destination Canberra. The pair wasted little time heading to the famous Turalla Truffles Farm, where their search for ‘black diamonds’ was led by truffle hunting dogs and proved an interesting experience for Ava. “It was a special experience to participate in a truffle hunt. The dogs were friendly and the owner was generous. We also got to try the truffle pasta he cooked,” Ava recalled. While in Canberra, our hosts also had an enjoyable trip to local vineyards and breweries.

Carmen Tam, Tourism Australia’s Manager for Hong Kong said: “The salubrious climate in Australia has nurtured an abundance of beautiful produce. Delicacies can be found around every corner of the country, and this is reflected in Australia’s diverse culinary scene. Through In the Pursuit of Delicacies, we hope to showcase some of the lesser-known food destinations in Australia, to dig into the stories behind our culinary traditions and to present them to equally culinary minded visitors from Hong Kong.”

 

STAY LONGER AT THE LUXURIOUS TRISARA PHUKET FOR A THIRD NIGHT FREE FROM NOW UNTIL END OCTOBER 2018

Trisara, the world-class, Thai family owned luxury resort in Phuket, is offering – for a limited time only – a rare opportunity for holiday makers to stay longer – a complimentary third night for every two consecutive paid nights. Choose from Trisara’s intimate community of private villas and residences all of which enjoy front views of the sea for your accommodation – and enjoy an extra free night of real privacy amidst true luxury from now until end of October 2018. Take a perfect retreat for your holiday and bring back home precious memories.

Benefits included in this Stay 3 Pay 2 promotion are: –

  • USD 100 resort credit for JARA Spa, restaurants and resort’s activities.
  • A 15-minute Photo Shooting by the Trisara’s production studio DDEN
  • Full daily breakfast at Seafood Restaurant for two persons per bedroom occupied
  • Private car transfers from and to Phuket International Airport
  • Unlimited WiFi high-speed internet
  • Fast-Track service for guests arriving direct on non-stop international flights to Phuket (not via Bangkok)
  • Trisara Designer Beach Bag
  • Non-motorised water sports, tennis and gym.

Rate starts at 1187 USD net per night in an Ocean View Pool Junior Suite for 2 persons. The offer is applicable from now until 31 October 2018 with black out date between 1-6 October.page2image3749056

For more information or reservations, please call Trisara Phuket, tel. 66 (0) 76 310 100 or Email:reservations@trisara.com or Check out www.trisara.com

CUBE Boutique Capsule Hotel Opens in Kampong Glam, Singapore

Under its signature CUBE brand, CUBE Boutique Capsule Hotel at Kampong Glam, is part of the expanding portfolio of hospitality real estate in Asia helmed by RB Hospitality.  Its location in the Kampong Glam Heritage Trail underscores the group’s premise for affordable, restored heritage accommodation located in popular conservation and cultural enclaves targeted at a new group of  digitally-inclined, discerning travellers.

Following the successful launch of its first capsule hotel in Chinatown in 2016, CUBE Boutique Capsule Hotel at Kampong Glam offers another 56 beds – a mix of singles and queens- each in its own cozy capsule.  Measuring 6 ft x 3 ft x 4ft for a single and 6 ft x 5 ft x 4 ft for a queen with plush mattresses and linen, each capsule is well designed to moderate its own temperature and air-flow; and solidly insulated to reduce ambient noise for a comfortable rest. Each unit is equipped with a universal electrical outlet, safe, mirror/vanity area, bedside light, a small space for hanging garments and a locker drawer with digital security for personal storage. Named after the neighbouring streets, room configurations vary between two and 18 capsules. For an extra level of security and privacy, female travellers can choose to stay in the women-only rooms. The rooms are pleasantly shaded in soothing pine tones and sturdily sound proofed against the lively sounds of the vicinity. The bathrooms are spacious with standing showers, hairdryer and bath toiletries. Guests are provided with a dental kit, slippers and one towel, upon check-in and this is exchangeable daily. A washing machine with complimentary detergent is also available for guests while work desks are also provided for guests’ use.

Besides complimentary Wi-Fi, guests can also enjoy a daily breakfast showcasing local flavours in a relaxed communal dining area. Flanked by Yasu Japanese Grill and a host of food & beverage outlets including halal options, guests are spoilt for choice. Guests can also log onto the Dining Butler, a smartphone tech solution for food orders and delivery. Alfresco seats in the front provide a view of the colourful surrounds of Kampong Glam. Also located in the same lobby is the Singapore Visitor Centre offering tours to popular Singapore locations. Friendly and knowledgeable reception staff in smart uniforms are on hard to offer 24/7 service including insider tips on authentic local experiences.

“Kampong Glam is chosen for its vibrancy, charm and rich heritage culture. In addition to the Sultan Mosque and the Malay Heritage Centre, there are a number of shops, cafes, restaurants and other bustling sites such as the hip Haji Lane. The Bugis MRT Station is only a 5-minute walk away.” explained Sonia Anya Tay, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder.

CUBE Boutique Capsule Hotels are aimed squarely at savvy, sociable travellers, yearning for out of the ordinary accommodation in distinctive locales with immersive cultural experiences. CUBE has also attracted business travelers who appreciate the conveniences of capsule accommodation without burning a hole in their pockets.  By keeping the most essential hotel features such as daily housekeeping, 24-hour concierge, airport pickups, free Wi-Fi and breakfast, along with tech touches, the CUBE Hotel experience has endeared itself to such visitors without compromising on comfort. Guests can still indulge in a hotel stay, while relishing the cost savings that come with a capsule experience. Each capsule stay can range between S$50 and S$120 per night.

“Our guests are typically 18-35 years old global explorers including founders of new generation businesses and special interest groups. The positive interest shown in our properties has inspired us to create a new CUBE Capsule concept which we aim to open before the end of this year. This is very much in line with our vision to grow the number of CUBE Boutique Capsule Hotels to eight in Singapore in the next few years” added Ms. Tay.

Since the launch of the CUBE brand, the group was awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the Chinatown property as well as the ISO 9001:2015 certification in Project Management of Hotel Construction & Renovation and Provision of Hospitality Services.

URL: cubehotels.com.sg

“LOVE IN BLOOM” WEDDING INSPIRATIONAL AFFAIR AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, HONG KONG

From luxurious weddings in the opulent Diamond Ballroom to stylish wedding ceremonies in the clouds at Ozone Bar, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong has been a witness to love blossoming into a lifetime commitment. This year, the hotel is going to lead wedding couples to a “Love in Bloom” Wedding Inspirational Affair on Sunday, August 5, 2018, from 12noon to 6pm.

The wedding fair is set to offer personal wedding inspirations and ideas to couples who are about to embark on a new chapter in their lives. Guests can meet the top wedding dream makers in town under one roof and participate in fun-filled activities – tasting the specially crafted “his” and “her” cocktails by Ozone’s Bar Manager Oscar Mena at the Groom’s Lounge; Sugar Ruffles Cupcake Workshop by Pâtisseries A Legna; soothing neck and shoulder massage by therapists of The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong at the Groom’s Corner; and floral jamming with Ellermann Flower Boutique; and guided tour by sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck.

The event will also bring together leading wedding artisans including Artisenses, Beauté Make-up, Belle & Olive, Bulgari Resorts Bali, colourliving, GRAFF, Hendrick’s Gin, Innonation, InterMax Productions, IROCO Design, Jamboree Design & Production, Johnny Productions Videography & Photography, KC Professional Photography, Kelvin productions, King’s Production, Legend by Rococo, Lo Kan Fong Chinese Wedding, ME2 Productions, Mini Chan Make-up Artist & Hairstylist, Miss Bride Wedding Shop, MOËT & CHANDON, Only Mine, Orpheus Music Consultants Co., SanStation, Sens Wine Cellar, Simply Grand Production, The Symphony Designer Cakes, The Theme Wedding Design, The Wedding Company, The Wooden Fox and Trinity Bridal.

Couples who confirm their weddings at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong are invited to enroll in our exclusive Wedding Club, where they can enjoy special dining, Spa and accommodation privileges.

The first 5 couples who confirm their wedding banquets on the event day will receive one of these exclusive benefits:

  1. Two-night romantic rendezvous in an one-bedroom Ocean View Villa for two (with daily breakfast) in a luxury hotel in Bali, Indonesia
  2. One-night Honeymoon Suite with luxurious spa retreat for two at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
  3. An Ozone Wedding Ceremony for 50 guests (terms and conditions apply)
  4. HK$10,000 Tin Lung Heen dining vouchers
  5. HK$8,000 Tosca dining vouchers

Confirmed bookings with food and beverage spending above HKD One Million* will receive a romantic three-night getaway at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali or The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui with our compliments.

HSBC Advanced Visa Platinum and HSBC Visa Platinum cardholders will also enjoy exclusive 3% savings on food and beverage consumption for any wedding banquet confirmed on August 5, 2018.

In addition, any purchase of engagement ring from the GRAFF bridal collection during the wedding fair will be entitled to a special privilege (terms and conditions apply).

Entry to the wedding show is complimentary. Spaces are limited, guests can pre-register for the event on https://goo.gl/forms/tCG8rQEpV8bM4pXK2

For appointments or inquiries, please contact our wedding professionals at (852) 2263-2380 or via email on hkweddings@ritzcarlton.com.

*including service charge

SANDRO SS19 MENSWEAR COLLECTION

Stamped with the heritage of the skateboarding culture, Sandro Homme celebrates the streetwear spirit of the 1990s. The look is of a teenager who probably hung out in Beaubourg or near the exit of the large escalator in Les Halles. Wearing a gob hat, the Sandro man freely mixes up chequered windbreakers and skater pants; terry cotton polo shirts and XXL shirts. Scarlet red jeans with white top-stitching contrast with the general colour range, which consists of muted shades of brown, beige, burgundy and blue. Pants have straight-edges at the ankles. Technical sneakers are the footwear of choice. The style is pragmatic and comfortable.

Faced with a clear streetwear influence, the Paris-based studio tackles the archetypes of the masculine wardrobe. Like a child who grew up too fast, the Sandro man combines an oversize trench coat with faded denim shorts. He overlays a chequered cowboy shirt and bowling shirt. Overalls are worn over a vintage jogging top. The suede calfskin of a beige boxy jacket provides a contrast and the authentic polyester of the 50s is blended with dip-dye cotton. The brand’s favourite suits are still here, but twisted up with an almost adolescent impertinence. The Parisian studio creates its looks liberally with Parisian nonchalance. Sandro man creates a hybrid look, halfway between the elegance of his elders and the casualness of his brothers.

Eventful Ways to Discover Noosa!


There’s always a reason to visit Noosa and over the next few months, Noosa will host a selection of events from arts and cultural events, jazz, sporting and more.

Noosa alive!  20-29 July. This unique festival offers ten days of great entertainment, food, culture and fun from July 20-29, 2018. The event features 80+ ticketed and free events, with 250 artists and the 2018 festival will feature three world, six Australian and five Queensland premieres. www.noosaalive.com.au

Noosa Strade Bianche. 11-12 August. Celebrate the golden age of cycling at Noosa Strade Bianche, Australia’s premier vintage cycling festival with 3 routes (33km, 82km and 135km) through hinterland villages, a vintage bicycle show and shine, and a swap meet. www.noosa-stradebianche.com.au

Noosa Classic. 26 August. This exciting new road cycling event for Noosa is the third Gran Fondo cycling event from the award-winning team behind the Bowral Classic and the Clare Classic. With three courses including a 45km social, the challenge classic at 120km and the maxi classic at 160km, that will take riders throughout the beautiful Noosa Hinterland. www.noosaclassic.com.au

Noosa Open Studios. 17-26 August.  This free art trail through Noosa’s coastal and hinterland communities provides the opportunity to discover the private studios of more than 60 emerging and established artists. From painters, ceramicists, mixed media artists, print-makers and ore. This is a great opportunity to learn about the artists’ processes and see their beautiful works. www.noosaopenstudios.com.au

Noosa Jazz Party. 30 August – 2 September. The Noosa Jazz Party brings together Australia’s leading jazz musicians for a feast of classic jazz performances throughout Noosa. www.noosajazzclub.com

Noosa International Rugby Seven’s. 12-14 October.  This unique weekend of rugby has grown to become Australia’s premier rugby sevens event outside of the IRB International World Series. With 100 teams coming from across Australia and from overseas, its Australia’s biggest seven’s event and will provide plenty of action on and off the field. www.noosainternationalsevens.com.au

Wild Women Adventure Race & Prologue. 13-14 October. Discover the beautiful Noosa hinterland in this  women-only fitness challenge where teamwork and brain power outshine speed and endurance. Teams of 2 women will navigate around a course on foot, mountain bike and canoe/kayak, using a map and compass as they look for hidden checkpoints (paddle craft supplied).  They have also added a prologue – come and try style event with a family-friendly focus- a two hour course involving trekking, mountain biking and navigation. www.triadventure.com.au

Noosa International Film Festival. 25-28 October. The Noosa International Film Festival screens new release Australian and international feature length films and high quality short films, and stages inspirational workshops and talks with leading industry experts – all set in the beautiful backdrop of Noosa. www.niff.com.au

Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival. 31 October – 4 November.  The Noosa Tri is a bucket list Tri event and Australia’s favourite finish line party. The largest Olympic distance triathlon in the world the event starts off with a swim from beautiful Noosa Main Beach, a ride that takes in the Noosa hinterland and a run that soaks up the riverside atmosphere. Of course the five days includes other great events and social activities. www.noosatr.com.au

Whatever your passion is, Noosa will provide the perfect backdrop for a great event that is the perfect excuse to visit Noosa!  To book your Noosa holiday head to www.visitnoosa.com.au