Rosewood HK | So Chic

This summer, Rosewood Hong Kong unveils jam-packed seasonal fun for the entire family with stays modelled after luxury resort escapes — an ideal solution for vacation-hungry jetsetters and those looking for the stimulation of a perfectly planned getaway.  Under the Summer at Rosewood programme from 11 July to 9 August, 2020, families who book two to six nights as a “Summer Getaway,” or stay seven or more nights  as “Camp Rosewood” guests, can partake of exciting, complimentary and daily-changing activities, experiences and adventures, 50% savings on a second or third room, as well as a daily HKD780 hotel credit.  Camp Rosewood guests are also gifted a couple’s massage as an indulgent added perk.

Just for Kids:  Adventures Abound

Summer at Rosewood’s activities for kids cater to a wide variety of interests and talents yet to be discovered, loaded daily with thrilling rotating programming in sports, cooking, art, performance, charitable endeavors and excursions to some of Hong Kong’s most fun-filled destinations.

Kids can dive into yoga, boxing, Zumba and even learn basic ball skills with Rugby Sevens player Max Woodward.  They can plan their next move in oversized board games and a scavenger hunt, join an art jamming session, try their hand at pizza-making and cupcake-baking, and little entertainers can make a beeline for the drama or junior DJ lessons.  Sailing classes with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, afternoon excursions filled with surf, sun and eco beach activities on Lantau Island transform Hong Kong into a playground to discover.

Perks for Parents: Adults Get In On The Fun

Summer at Rosewood also focuses on indulgent and educational activities just for adults.  Guests can sit down with Rosewood’s resident sommelier for a cheese pairing master class and learn cocktail-making at DarkSide, enjoy exclusive access to Cartier jewelry specialists, take test drives with Maserati, and attend leather lessons with Delvaux and fragrance sessions with Penhaligon’s.  The hotel’s hidden gems are revealed with an in-depth arts tour introducing some of the most important pieces and artifacts in the collection and participants can brush up on sustainability awareness with Ocean Recovery Alliance’s founder Doug Woodring.  As well, guests who join for the full seven or more days of Camp Rosewood enjoy a complimentary 90-minute couple’s massage at wellness destination Asaya, plus a special surprise crafted by their children.

Partnered Up:  Hands-On Learning with Exclusive Brands and Charity Initiatives

An impressive list of brand partners elevates Summer at Rosewood with enriching experiences for both adults and kids. Behind-the-scenes at some of the world’s most renowned luxury houses and companies, Cartier, Christie’s Education and HSBC Private Banking share their respective wisdom with guided tours and classes.  The art of giving back is highlighted as well, with visits to the SPCA shelter to create toys for the animals, read-aloud and adult sessions with Room to Read and lunchbox preparation and delivery for ImpactHK reinforcing the importance of community and goodwill from a young age. A partnership with K11 Musea extends a KLUB 11 Gold Card Membership with a HKD500 gift card and tickets to K11 Musea’s Nature Discovery Park for further discovery of the lifestyle destination’s thrills.

It’s non-stop vacation fun as each day reveals a plethora of choices tailored just for kids, adults-only or for the whole family, topped off with access to the expansive menu at wellness destination Asaya, Rosewood’s generously equipped and high-tech fitness centre and a roster of acclaimed dining and entertainment options at the ultra-luxury hotel.

Staycationers can learn about these and many more Summer at Rosewood programme activities and their schedule by visiting this website. Both Summer Getaway (rates starting from HK$9,700) and Camp Rosewood (rates starting from HK$36,350) include daily breakfast for the family at Holt’s Café, are based on availability. All prices are subject to 10% service charge; kids’ programmes are open to children ages four to 12.  For reservations, please call your travel professional or contact the hotel at +852 3891 8350 or email hongkong.summerclub@rosewoodhotels.com.

 

 

 

Monaco Reopens

After two months of lockdown, health prevention policies implemented by the authorities of the Principality of Monaco have allowed since the beginning of May, a gradual recovery of economic and touristic activities.

Step by step, many sectors are reviving their activities in close cooperation with professional and economic actors and in strict compliance with the safety measures against the pandemic.

Since 2 June 2020, museums, bars and restaurants have started to reopen, a few days after the shops and joining a vast recovery movement. In a context where the Government of Monaco has always prioritised health safety, especially at the peak of the crisis, everything has been done to protect residents, day trippers and tourists, and therefore limit the impact of COVID-19.

Today, hotels of Monaco are mobilized towards one objective:  welcoming customers in the best conditions, with high standard of health protection, according the following schedule:

All the measures guaranteeing a safe and peaceful stay can be checked online, as well as the available activities in the present circumstances:

Monte-Carlo SBM (Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, Monte-Carlo Beach, Casinos de Monte-Carlo): https://www.montecarlosbm.com/en/travel-information

Metropole Monte-Carlo: www.metropole.com/pdf/HOTEL/Mesures_Protection_Sanitaire_HotelMetropoleMC.pdf

Fairmont Monte-Carlo & Novotel Monte-Carlo: https://all.accor.com/event/information.en.shtml

Meriden Beach Plaza: https://marriott-re-2019ncovc-fr.com/

Columbus Monte-Carlo: https://www.columbushotels.com/fr/presentation/info-faq-covid/

The Monaco Government Tourist & Convention Authority together with all the hotels of Monaco are committed to provide the most complete information and maintain the Principality as a safe destination to experience and stay over.

Back With Silversea

Open exclusively to Venetian Society members, Silversea’s 86 new voyages encompass 222 destinations, 67 countries and 8 maiden calls, including two in Australia – Philip Island and Geelong.  The new season incorporates twelve sailings in Australasia with two ships based in the region for the first time.

Silversea Cruises, the leading ultra-luxury cruise line, today unveils 86 new itineraries for (southern) summer 2021/2022 and opens an exclusive pre-sale to members of its Venetian Society – the cruise line’s loyalty program – before opening for general sale on 17 June 2020.

Departing between October 2021 and April 2022, the new program features voyages in Australia & New Zealand, the Caribbean, South America, Galapagos, Middle East and Asia.  Of particular note is an expanded program of close-to-home sailings in our region with the newly-refurbished Silver Shadow joining the flagship Silver Muse as the second Silversea vessel to be based down under.

“We are delighted to open this exclusive pre-sale on our new summer 2021/22 voyages,” says Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Our Venetian Society members have travelled the world extensively, experiencing new and unusual moments that capture the spirit of discovery and authenticity. Our destination experts have crafted our new voyage collection with those guests in mind: numerous maiden calls, an in-depth exploration of the Amazon River, our most extensive Australia & New Zealand program and an endless number of adventures in between.  The range and quality of experiences on offer is simply unique.”

Maiden calls in the global program are Phillip Island and Geelong in Australia; Manama, Bahrain; Miyako, Japan; Makassar, Indonesia; Vigan Salomague, the Philippines; Puerto Bolivar, Ecuador and Kingstown, St. Vincent.  Other highlights will include:

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  • Iconic favourites and lesser-visited jewels, as part of the most extensive Australia & New Zealand program to date: 12 new close-to-home voyages aboard two ultra-luxurious Silversea ships: the elegant 596-guest Silver Museand the completely reimagined 388-guest Silver Shadow will take guests deeper into our region than ever before. While travellers will gain fresh perspectives of quintessential favourites, they will also delve deep into the lesser-travelled jewels of Tasmania, Melanesia and Indonesia’s Java Sea. Guests will also enjoy two brand new itineraries between Cairns and Sydney, uniquely combining ports of call in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales in one voyage.

 

  • A diverse range of voyages across Asia, including an enhanced offering in Japan, deep discovery of Vietnam, and new itineraries to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea: Silver Muse, Silver Shadow and our new ship Silver Moon will take travellers closer to the delights of this exotic region. Guests will enjoy an immersive discovery of Japan on four round-trip voyages from Tokyo; as well as alluring options in Southeast Asia, with a focus on captivating Vietnam, and special experiences in Komodo, Makassar and Bali.  A key highlight are two voyages to the fascinating and unspoiled paradise of Papua New Guinea on Silver Shadow.

 

  • A 74-night circumnavigation of South America aboard new ship Silver Dawn, with an unprecedented exploration of the Amazon River: Sailing round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, this Grand Voyage on our newest vessel will take guests deep into the gems of South America, with multiple calls in Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. A highlight of the voyage, guests will travel down the Amazon River to Manaus on the trip on a lifetime.

 

  • New itineraries on both Silver Shadow and Silver Moon in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, plus new adventures in the Indian Ocean’s iconic destinations of India, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar: A maiden call in Manama, the capital city of Bahrain, will highlight a new itinerary in the Persian Gulf aboard the new 596-passenger Silver Moon; while calls in Muscat, Luxor, Petra, the Suez Canal, Israel, and Rhodes will showcase the best of the Middle East on a number of remarkable itineraries on both ships. In addition, two itineraries offer a three-day call to Yangon, including a Silver Moon voyage departing on Valentine’s Day in 2022.

 

  • 30 Galapagos voyages aboard new 100-guest ship Silver Origin, including longer holiday options of 10 and 11 days: The newly launched destination-specific Silver Origin will form deep connections between Silversea’s guests and the Galapagos Archipelago on 30 new voyages between October 2021 and April 2022. The acclaimed 7-day itineraries will be supplemented with two, longer holiday cruises: a 10-day Christmas voyage on 18 December 2021 and an 11-day New Year’s voyage on 28 December 2021.

 

  • Feelings of exclusivity in the Caribbean, with an emphasis on the small islands, as well as calls at the classic destinations: Departing from both Fort Lauderdale and Bridgetown, Silver Spirit and Silver Whisper will journey through the Caribbean, unlocking the region’s authentic charm for guests in both small and emblematic destinations. In the Eastern Caribbean, guests will discover the islands of St. Barts, Grenada, and St. Lucia,; while Mérida in Yucatán, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras await in the Western Caribbean; and Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao will fascinate travellers in the south.

 

  • Silversea’s World Cruise, the Tale of Tales 2022: Journeying from 65°S to 65°N, Silver Whisper will visit 69 destinations across 32 countries, departing 6 January 2022. Accompanied by a celebrated line-up of illustrious creatives, Silversea’s guests will transit the Panama Canal, cruise the Chilean Fjords, step foot on land in Antarctica, walk among the spectacular wildlife of South Georgia, relax on remote beaches in the Seychelles, admire Petra in Jordan, discover the Holy Land and the highlights of the Mediterranean, before exploring the natural wonders of Northern Europe, as well as enjoying many more once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

 

On new bookings made before 30 June 2020, travellers will benefit from Silversea’s new Double Bonus offer, through which guests can reserve their voyage with low deposits from just AUD 1,500 per suite. Guests will also receive USD 1,000 to spend on-board. This offer is fully combinable with the Early Booking Bonus and, for select sailings, qualifies for Silversea’s “Cruise With Confidence” policy.

 

Find out more information about Silversea’s new summer 2021/2022 itineraries:

https://www.silversea.com/lp-new-itineraries-2021-2022.html

Beyond Believe

While tourism businesses scramble to adapt to the domestic market in the wake of Covid-19, Fiordland’s regional tourism organisation could argue its one step ahead of them all.

Destination Fiordland has always been justifiably proud of its operators and attractions in the lakeside townships of Te Anau and Manapouri, and the raw majesty of Fiordland National Park’s glacier-carved fiords and rugged mountains.

But with many visitors starting and finishing their Fiordland adventures in Queenstown, making a quick pit-stop in Te Anau, the tourism organisation embarked on a brand refresh in October last year.

Fiordland Beyond Belief. Photo credit Chris Watson

The goal? To shout loud and clear from those mountaintops that Fiordland exemplifies all that’s good about New Zealand and is a destination in its own right, where locals value their visitors and ‘walk the talk’ about maintaining the world-class natural environment for generations to come.

The new brand ‘Fiordland – Beyond Belief’ was revealed to operators this week, setting out to target domestic travelers from day one and positioning Te Anau as ‘base camp’, while opening the eyes of international visitors to the fact there’s so much more to Fiordland than Milford Sound.

“The launch of our new brand comes at a challenging time, where fortune favours the bold,” says Destination Fiordland manager Madeleine Peacock. “Our challenge was to find a positioning that reflects all this majesty and helps drive visitation by making Fiordland a unique, inspiring, authentic and unmissable part of Aotearoa New Zealand, a place worth visiting.

“Fiordland is a must-see for international visitors but even last year we could see the untapped potential of domestic visitors. We clearly have a job to do at home, and this is a great start.”

Ms Peacock says ‘Fiordland – Beyond Belief’ conveys the scale, grandeur and mind-blowing nature of the area, and applies to everything on offer from the people who call Fiordland ‘home’  to the quality of experiences, accommodation and food, and a deep sense of connection with the environment .

A Takehe in all its glory. Photo credit Douglas Thorne

“Our research has identified Kiwis desire to connect with nature, looking for real world experiences in their backyard, connecting with natural environments and ensuring those environments will be protected for generations to come – it’s about who we are as Kiwis.

“Doubtful and Dusky Sounds, the Great Walks and Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri have to an extent been hiding in the shadow of Milford Sound, however these areas are equally as impressive.

Kerri James, owner operator of award-winning five-star accommodation provider Radfords On The Lake, says she’s “absolutely delighted” with the new brand.

“People down this way epitomise Southern hospitality, and ‘beyond belief’ is the perfect fit to describe Fiordland and everything we have to offer,” she says.

Fiordland Outdoors owner operator Christine Wallace says the brand is in “perfect synergy” with the high-value experience that Fiordland offers.

“The brand communicates a premium location and offering that’s very much in sync with what we do here. It’s very timely when all regions around New Zealand are being considered by domestic travelers,” she says.

Jodi Williams, Air New Zealand’s General Manager Global Brand and Content Marketing, says Air New Zealand has a special connection with Fiordland through its work with DOC to bring back birdsong on the Great Walks, three of which are located in Fiordland.

“Fiordland Beyond Belief helps position Fiordland as a world-class destination, famous for its majestic scenery, and has inspired me to visit this unique and special part of New Zealand,” she says.

Operators are currently being encouraged to incorporate the ‘Beyond Belief’ brand and associated imagery into their marketing and a new website is expected to launch within the next two months.

 

BridgeClimb is back…

Sydney back on top!
BridgeClimb doors unlock for July school holidays

Sydney’s iconic BridgeClimb experience is unlocking the doors and welcoming climbers back to explore one of the world’s most famous structures from June 27th.

After months of time indoors, Sydneysiders/Australians are invited to rediscover the city through Sydney’s greatest experience at unmissable rates of $198 Adults and $99* Children for the winter school holidays – over 35% off adults, and over 50% off standard kids, day climb prices.

The holiday at home special, BridgeClimb Unlocked, is now available to purchase on Summit and Summit Express climb routes departing between 10am – 3pm every day during the NSW public school holidays, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 27 June 2020 to 19 December 2020.

  • The Summit Climb (allow 3.5 hours) ascends on the upper arch of the Bridge, suiting adventurers who want to feel like they are beneath the clouds and families with kids who are confident scaling ladders to reach the top.
  • The Summit Express Climb (allow 2.5 hours) follows the Bridge’s lower arch to reach the top. This route suits those who are architecturally-curious about the old gal and want to feel they are in the belly of the steel structure. There are fewer stops along the route and no ladders but still the same magnificent view at the top.

BridgeClimb is operating as a COVID Safe place to visit and work. All Climbs will travel in small, physically distanced groups, and the entirety of BridgeClimb premises will operate with increased cleaning schedules, including ongoing sanitisation completed within the Climb Base, and throughout climber’s pre and post-climb journey.

“The BridgeClimb team are beyond excited to unlock our doors with an exclusive offer for locals, friends and neighbours to visit the arches where they can reunite, reconnect and reset,” said BridgeClimb CEO David Hammon.

“Like many other NSW tourism operators, there is much-needed support for the industry so we’re looking forward to welcoming back climbers and creating lasting memories with them by showing off the great city we live in from the best seat in the house.”

From romantic dates to fun family bonding, BridgeClimb is the perfect must-do activity to connect and create lifetime memories together outside the home, coupled with experiencing the best views of Sydney.

*Until 19 July 2020 only as part of our Winter School Holiday Special. Special offer pricing for children outside of school holidays is $126 (over 35% off standard pricing).

For more information on BridgeClimb, please visit the website here and to keep up with updates check out @bridgeclimb #bridgeclimbunlocked

TUMI and ONE Championship to Design and Launch the  Ultimate Luxury Esports Gaming Bag on ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’ 

Contestants will work with TUMI and ONE Esports to meet gamers’ travel needs in an episode of ONE’s unique take on the hit reality TV show
 
The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), today announced that their existing commercial partnership with TUMI across ONE’s esports and martial arts properties will include a expand special branded challenge during season one of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition that will deliver the perfect companion for esports athletes – the ultimate luxury gaming bag.
Together with ONE Esports, TUMI’s global design team will challenge the show’s contestants to help design, market, and launch the ultimate luxury gaming bag in an episode of the series. To bring the bag to life, contestants on The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition will work with TUMI to leverage the brand’s innovative functionality, superior performance and premium design to create a product that is perfectly catered to the needs of gamers on the go. TUMI and ONE Championship will also partner on additional marketing efforts to promote this new initiative, which will eventually be sold to the public.
Victor Sanz, TUMI Creative Director, stated: “We are excited to partner with ONE Championship on ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition.’ We look forward to seeing the innovative designs and out-of-the-box marketing launch plans the contestants come up with to elevate the journeys of gamers around the world.”
Carlos Alimurung, CEO of ONE Esports, stated: “Given ONE’s global reach and our millennial audience who drive the gaming market, we are excited to support TUMI’s entrance into the gaming world. We are thrilled to use “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” to facilitate cutting-edge innovation and work with TUMI to bring a compelling product to the market that will strongly resonate with esports athletes”
Under license from MGM Television, ONE Championship’s unique take on the hit reality television franchise is scheduled for release and distribution in Q4 of 2020.
The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition will invite sixteen (16) contestants handpicked from around the world to compete in a high-stakes game of business and physical challenges. The winner will receive a US$250,000 job offer to work directly under Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong for a year as his protege in Singapore.  In addition, a total of 12 of the world’s top CEOs (1 CEO per episode) will be featured as guest judges alongside Sityodtong. The business competitions will focus on a variety of real-world problems and industries. Meanwhile, the physical challenges will be graced by the World Champions from ONE Championship, where contestants will aim to outshine them in feats of athletic ability and endurance.
‘The Apprentice’ is one of the world’s biggest non-scripted reality TV programs in history and judges the business skills of a group of contestants competing for a job offer from a high-profile CEO. It has aired in over 120 countries. The first season of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition will consist of 13 episodes.

For more information on The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, please visit: http://onefc.com/the-apprentice/

FRED – CELEBRATING PATERNAL LOVE WITH THE PERFECT GIFT

For the upcoming Father’s Day, French luxury jeweller FRED has selected a series of exquisite offerings from its jewellery collection, celebrating the indomitable nature of fatherhood.

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The OMEGA Colouring Book

Perfect for young imaginations, OMEGA has designed a captivating gallery of artworks, where inner artists can be the masters of colour! From iconic timepieces to oceans and space, each design takes inspiration from our famous world of watchmaking. There are many pages to discover, each with a unique theme, so download it now and share your finished pictures using #OMEGAColoringBook

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Harry Styles rock in Gucci

Harry Styles wore Gucci Fall Winter 2020-2021 look 38 multicolor striped wool crewneck sweater with light blue washed eco denim pants and an ivory silk twill scarf with floral print and knotted fringe detail.

 

Images Courtesy of Anthony Pham

The Southside Pizza Co. Launches, Providing New Jobs for Affected Hospitality Workers

The Southside Pizza Co. Launches

Providing New Jobs for Affected Hospitality Workers

New kid on the block, The Southside Pizza Co. is serving up freshly-made New York-style pizzas and more, as well as providing valuable jobs for hospitality workers whose employment has been affected by recent circumstances.

Six delicious sourdough pizzas topped with the finest ingredients, are available for delivery to the Southside including a classic Margherita (HK$100), innovative Butter Chicken (HK$135) and controversial Hawaiian (HK$125) pizza made with fresh pineapple, charred to perfection. The compelling new brand worked with Gregoire Michaud of Bread Elements to create the perfect pizza dough, including a parmesan-dusted crust, that will have people fighting for the last slice.

Two red sauce staples – a comforting Lasagne and Spaghetti with Meatballs (both HK$135) also make for a great meal for one, or can be served as part of a bountiful New York feast.

“We created The Southside Pizza Co. to cater to the underserved Southside of the island. With families staying in and home-schooling, we wanted to do our bit to help put quality meals on the table. We worked with a chef with extensive experience in Michelin-starred restaurants to create a product that delivers well, and is made without any nasty additives. We opted to hire furloughed or unemployed hospitality professionals and have gone one step further by partnering with Impact Hong Kong to provide valuable jobs to the homeless. It’s great to be able to do a bit of social-good during these difficult times,” says The Southside Pizza Co. founder, Jonathan Glover.

Desserts come in the form of three other New York staples – homemade Doughnuts (HK$35 each or $100 for three) filled with chocolate, raspberry or vanilla cream, authentic New York Cheesecake (HK$50), as well as a wedge of Tiramisu (HK$50) that’ll transport diners straight to Manhattan’s Little Italy.

The Southside Pizza Co.’s menu is available via Deliveroo between Wong Chuk Hang and Pok Fu Lam from 5.00-11.00pm on weekdays, and from noon-11.00pm on weekends and public holidays.

Deliveroo: https://bit.ly/2z9BHLd