Dusit Gold, to cover stays with Elite Havens in Asia

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has expanded the reach of its guest recognition programme, Dusit Gold, to cover stays at luxury villas under the management of Elite Havens, the leading provider of high-end vacation rentals in Asia – including up to 15% exclusive discount on best available rates.

 

Acquired by Dusit in September 2018, Elite Havens performs integrated marketing, reservations, concierge and management services for a network of more than 250 fully staffed luxury villas across Bali, Phuket, Koh Samui, Lombok, Sri Lanka, Japan and the Maldives. Bespoke villas, curated spaces, exotic sought-after locations, and high levels of personal service from gourmet chefs and professional butlers are hallmarks of the Elite Havens experience.

 

Dusit Gold is Dusit’s guest recognition programme designed to reward frequent guests at participating Dusit properties worldwide. Key programme features include free enrollment, instant rewards, priority reservations, exclusive room rates, dining credit, retail discounts, and more. With no card to carry and no points to track, the programme is simple to follow, and members can quickly progress through the three tiers of membership based simply on the frequency of their stays.

 

Discounts on best available rates will be offered to Dusit Gold members staying at Elite Havens (including 10% off for Premier and Executive members, and 15% off for Elite members). Other benefits include an Instant Delight Reward for guests upon arrival, discounted spa services, late check-outs, complimentary breakfasts, welcome amenities and preferred partners offers. Members will also be able to accumulate nights/stays that will edge them further towards the next membership level and more exclusive benefits.

 

For more information about Dusit Gold, please visit: www.dusitgold.com

The Summer Holidays Await You In Dubai

Considered to be one of the world’s most famous destinations, Dubai has everything a Chinese traveler may wish to experience over the summer holiday. From some of the world’s most iconic architecture and interiors, to some of the world’s best indoor shopping malls to a whole host of dining venues with indoor seating – it’s a great choice for a quick weekend break or longer summer holiday with the family.

 

From world-famous hotels such as the world’s most luxurious hotel – Burj Al Arab, through to two of Jumeirah Group’s newly renovated hotels: the famed family beach resort, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the palatial ‘grande dame’ of Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Al Qasr, right through to  hotels such as Jumeirah Emirates Towers that boasts breathtaking views of Dubai’s ever-growing skyline.

 

For those guests who wish to spend their break in the realms of luxury at Burj Al Arab, the Suite Indulgence offer includes daily complimentary breakfast and allows guests that book four nights the chance to enjoy their final night free of charge, from just HKD 7,876 (AED 3,690++) to be booked in advance.

 

As well as a stay in one of the hotel’s 202 suites, that range from 1-3 bedrooms in size, guests can enjoy dining in one of the nine restaurants, including Al Mahara, Al Muntaha and SkyView Bar and Restaurant (with three newly announced executive chefs that come from 7 Michelin Stars between them) and of course enjoy a leisurely day lounging in one of the Royal or Luxury cabanas on the 10,000sqm The Terrace.

Fresh from a renovation that took place over the summer months, Jumeirah Al Qasr offers one of the city’s most palatial hotel experiences. Now with a fresh uplift across all its rooms and suites, it has maintained its traditional Arabic style, but now with a contemporary flair, from just HKD 1,633 (AED 765++).

 

For the more cosmopolitan guest, stays at Jumeirah Emirates Towers start from HKD 999 (AED 468++) whilst Jumeirah Creekside will also welcome guests from HKD 640 (AED 300++). Those looking to try the newest hotel in Jumeirah’s portfolio, Zabeel House by Jumeirah The Greens will welcome guests to stay from HKD 512 (AED 240++) for a minimum stay of two nights.

 

For more information, please visit www.jumeirah.com

The Danna

By Jordy Schoonhoven 

The Danna Langkawi is a super luxurious colonial-style hotel…..

The moment you enter in The Danna you relax completely. When you check in they welcome you with cooling towels, a signature drink and a short but very relaxing head and neck massage.

The Danna blends a whitewashed colonial-style exterior with stylish interiors that have an overall classic vibe enlivened by contemporary touches.

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On the main island of the archipelago of the same name, the Danna Langkawi is about a 15-minute transfer from Langkawi International Airport, which has links to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

It sits in a prime beachfront spot within a sheltered harbour protected from possible tsunamis by artificial islands. No part of the island is more than 45 minutes from the hotel by road, but The Danna is on the doorstep of some of Langkawis major attractions, including the SkyBridge, Seven Wells Waterfal and the Oriental Village.

From Merchant to Grand Viceroy, the 114 Langkawi rooms are elegantly appointed and generously spaced from 60 sq meters. Each room comes with a private balcony or terrace with an oversized daybed and frames different angles of the view, be it the hills, courtyard, Telaga Harbour Park, marina or the ocean. The rooms feature a four-poster King bed or 2 single beds, spacious bathroom with a separate rainfall shower and a soaking tub, twin vanities, a ceiling fan and all rooms are air-conditioned.

There are also 10 villas nine are one-bedroom and one two-bedroom that offer yet more luxury. These are single-floored villas reached by passing under canopy of tropical leaves and flowers to reach the front door. This opens up to a living room with floor to ceiling windows and a massive 42 inch smart TV and a mini bar whose contents are included in the price and restocked daily.

The infinity pool is stunning they say it is the largest on the island has shallow sections, jacuzzis, kidsarea and poolside service. It is surrounded by cabanas, beanbags, sofas and sun-beds.

Inside youll also find a spa with nine treatment rooms, a fitness room, a free kidsclub, a games room with billiards, snooker and board games, and a library.

The Dannas main restaurant, Planters, serves excellent Mediterranean, European-inspired and local cuisine indoors or on the terrace. Standout dishes include Malay tiffin sets for two people and a trio of rendang.

We highly recommend the  exquisite Indian currys. Planters is also the venue for breakfast a fantastic buffet spread including Malaysian, Chinese and Western dishes, plus complimentary champagne.

The casual Straits & Co restaurant is the perfect place for lunch and offers everything from western staples like club sandwiches and burgers to local cuisine such as Penang Char Kway Teow and seafood fried rice.

Terrace restaurant & bar is a modern Langkawi dining. Inspired by earthy-hues, this swanky restaurant is offering an array of Italian delights, fresh seafood dishes and all-time favourites such as hand tossed Italian, sandwiches and other light meals, Terrace is open for lunch and dinner. For an authentic Italian dining experience, Chef Federico Zapperi who hailed from Italy will delight you with his dedicated culinary skills as he prepares his Italian specialties for diners.

The Verandah bar is a classy lounge style bar with a piano and in the evening we enjoyed cocktails and gin and tonics and complimentary snacks. Theres Happy Hour between 5 and 7 each night and most evenings there is live music.

The excellent service from the professional and friendly staff at The Danna Langkawi was exceptional.

The staff does everything to make your stay at The Danna an unforgettable pampering experience you will never forget.

 

 

‘Family Portraits At Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

This summer, Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa launches Family Portraits’ tailor-made family experiences that are beautifully captured by a personal photographer for an album full of memories. Specially curated cultural and educational experiences exploring the ancient archaeological sites, interactive cookery classes revealing the secret art of chocolate and pastry making; and playful indulgence on the sizzling shores all honour the Mayan belief that society is rooted in the family.

MAYAN DISCOVERIES

Young explorers can uncover the ancient treasures of Tulum including El Castillo and the Temple of Descending God with an expert guide from the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico. This private tour will take families back in time to the 1500s as they discover some of the most beautiful and well-preserved ruins in the world and learn the history of the Maya culture that inhabited the citadel before the Spanish conquest.

 

JUNGLE GYM

Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is surrounded by lush tropical jungle that can easily be explored on bikes; weave along the pathways where parrots perch on the palm trees, iguanas skulk through the undergrowth and spider monkeys play in the tree canopy.

Hidden amongst the jungle surroundings is the Kinan Spa that offers specialist family spa experiences such as the Relax with Mum and Dad pamper sessions which include aloe vera facials and massages and a soothing flower-petal shower. Little ones can also be treated to the Bee Pampered experience, including a Mayan jungle honey facial and foot massage.

SWEET TASTE OF MEXICO

Families can indulge in a finger-licking Chocolate-making workshop at La Aldea Maya, a traditional casita built in adobe Mayan style, where the resort’s pastry chef will host a private ‘pozol’ (traditional Mayan drink) and chocolate truffle masterclass.

Afterwards, retreat to the beach where the hotel chef will prepare a gourmet picnic basket full of family favourites with a Mexican twist, all set up under a private canopy to shelter from the Mexican sun.

 

PICTURE PERFECT

In order to capture those magical moments, a personal photographer can be arranged to shadow the holiday to ensure families leave paradise with memories that can be enjoyed after their trip.

Bespoke packages can be tailored to each itinerary and start from a single activity shoot to create lasting memories of a particular experience, ranging to a complete holiday photography package which will document their family adventure from start to finish, producing an extensive album of memories for the whole family to cherish.

FAMILY CONNECTIONS

The Master Suites and One Bedroom Suites are the perfect choice for families, both have separate sleeping areas for the children and have beautiful ocean views. Children are also welcomed with special amenities such as water pistols, beach balls and surfboards to make them feel like mini VIPs.

The Muraka At Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Lang Lang And New Bride Gina Alice Redlinger Honeymoon

 

During the trip, Lang Lang celebrated his 37th birthday with his family, and joined his wife and the resort’s resident marine biologist to learn more about how Rangali Island is regenerating the coral reefs around the resort, THE MURAKA and local community. While at the resort, Lang Lang and Redlinger adopted a coral and planted a personalized coral frame to support reef restoration.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is an idyllic island paradise, with lush tropical greenery and unparalleled views of and access to the Indian Ocean. Celebrated for its pioneering achievements, Rangali Island was the first to immerse global wanderers in the beauty of the Indian Ocean, through the modern design and technology triumph that is THE MURAKA, the world’s first-of-its-kind residence featuring fully integrated living, dining, entertaining and sleeping above and below the Indian Ocean that made its official debut in November 2018.

 

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island was the first resort in the world to offer undersea dining at its restaurant Ithaa. Its wine and cheese bar was also another Maldivian first, and it complements the other 10 award-winning restaurants and bars. Two award-winning spas, including one over the sea with glass-floored treatment rooms, offer relaxation and rejuvenation, and the rare and diverse marine wildlife on show cements Conrad Maldives Rangali Island as one of the premier island destinations worldwide.

For more information on THE MURAKA at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, please visit www.conradhotels.com.

Wellness Wonder New Luxury Maldivian Retreat

JOALI has set a new benchmark for glamour and sophistication in the Maldives, celebrating the ‘Joy of Living’ with exquisite craftsmanship, artistry and sustainability at its heart. Achieving wellbeing is the very essence of JOALI Spa by ESPA, a sanctuary offering guests the ultimate wellness experience with a holistic approach.
JOALI Spa by ESPA has created a mindful wellbeing programme devised with renowned spa brand ESPA which aims to reconnect guests to themselves in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by the tropical surroundings, a wide range of indulgent, tailor-made treatments restore vitality and unlock inner joy. Each signature therapy begins with a refreshing coconut water infusion and ends with a unique culinary delight to complement and enhance the JOALI joy experience.

JOALI Spa by ESPA collaborates with wellness guru and experts from around the world to offer guests a menu of holistic treatments to soothe stress away, renew the natural beauty of skin and relieve the inner calm of mind. In a recent collaboration, JOALI Spa by ESPA hosted a Meditation and Mindfulness retreat led by wellbeing expert Cornelius O’Shaughnessy to help guests identify the root causes of stress and find greater peace of mind.

JOALI Spa by ESPA guides guests through the seasons with an evolving programme of spa
packages for men and women with corresponding new products to further enhance treatments. The spa facilities range from a sauna, steam room, power showers, hammam, vitality pool, spa changing relaxation areas to a fitness centre offering expert trainers and expansive views of the ocean. The private spa beach and outdoor vitality pools with air and water massage jets bring a new level of relaxation.

PAMPER YOURSELF THROUGH SEASONS
To calm a busy mind, JOALI Spa by ESPA focuses on Transformative Wellness. Genuine care is taken to address individual needs, with natural formulas and holistic techniques specially applied to provide a profoundly effective experience for both mind and body. Calming yoga or meditation sessions can be booked before or after spa treatments such as Inner Joy, which includes body and facial massage with breathing and visualisation techniques to leave guests with a sense of inner calm.

Spring is the season for Skin Health which reveals skin that glows each day with natural health and beauty. Experts in The JOALI Spa by ESPA create a truly personalised and results-focused facial by assessing guests’ skin, lifestyle, wellbeing needs as well as using the latest innovative techniques with the powerful Tri-Active™ blends, the newly launched synergistic blend of pre and probiotic technology to nurture and support the skins microbiome which soothes the senses for naturally beautiful skin and inner calm. Reawaken skin’s vitality and reveal a smooth, supple and visibly youthful complexion with the Skin Vitality Facial treatment.

Maximise Happiness in summer focusing on Radiance, Positivity and at most, Be the Best of You. Find the Inner Calm with a rebalancing aromatherapy massage for mind and body. Guided by an expert therapist, the massage incorporates the most effective combination of targeted massage techniques and richly nourishing essential oils to ensure the very best results for particular needs. An uplifting and revitalising therapeutic body treatment to boost energy and awaken the senses through Revive and Refocus.

JOALI Spa by ESPA celebrates the holiday with Festive Gifting by preparing personalised treatments for loved ones. Pampering male guests with ESPA Men’s Triple Action Grooming Oil and Iconic Back, Face & Scalp Treatment, the hero treatment which delivers triple results – tension-relieving, deep cleanse and detoxifying skin. The bespoke care is also available for teenagers, Cool Back is a skin-smoothing back treatment with a fun twist for teen guests aged between 13 to 16 years old which allows them to explore the power of life with family and friends.

The St. Regis In Hong Kong

Where New York Glamour Meets Hong Kong Heritage: The St. Regis Opens In Hong Kong With Interiors Designed By Award Winning Architect André Fu

When the St. Regis Hong Kong opened its doors in April, its sleek and sophisticated interiors, designed and curated by the architect André Fu, received critical acclaim in a city famous for its luxury hospitality offering. The 27-storey tower has a glittering, graphic presence on the Hong Kong waterfront in Wan Chai, one of Hong Kong’s oldest districts, which the trams still pass through. Wan Chai is home to traditional pawnshops, the old police station and the Bauhaus-style market that Fu cleverly incorporated into his design, taking the visitor on an immersive, layered visual journey where personal memories are interweaved with the city’s heritage, resulting in a rich and evocative experience. The heritage of Hong Kong is referenced throughout the hotel; old gas street lamps from Duddell’s Street, colonial columns from the old Wan Chai police station, and panelling, inspired by the colonial Hong Kong mansions.  Art is an important element within the hotel and Fu has been a major influence on the art collection, which features internationally renowned artists.

 

Fu’s initial inspiration was the first St. Regis hotel built in New York by John Jacob Astor IV in 1904; Fu has taken this cultural landmark and infused it with his own childhood recollections of growing up in Hong Kong. Says Fu: “I wanted to go deeper than the stereotypical concept of lanterns, junks and temples and tap into my own memories of the city.”

The Entrance and Arrival

Walking into the hotel conjures up a sense of walking into a private Manhattan mansion from the turn of the century. André’s gift is to fuse together a sense of the scale and grandeur of New York City with historic Hong Kong, allowing the guest a sanctuary from the frantic urbanity of modern Hong Kong.

 

At 580 square metres, the porte cochere sets the scene for a dramatic arrival while the stone clad 8m walls work in harmony with the marble reception desk.  An almost 8m high waterfall cascading in stone is featured not only for its rippling sound but also for the fluidity it introduces to the floor plan. Opulent lanterns, and sconces inspired by the 19th century gas lamps of old Hong Kong, create a soft and sensual glow. Oversized bronze panelled doors four metre high, by Solomon and Wu, lead to the vestibule, paying homage, through abstract silhouettes, to the skyscraper city of Hong Kong

 

Entering the vestibule, the guest discovers two connected spaces, an antechamber with elevators, and a small salon where the concierge is located.

 

Fu’s dramatic design stretches the vertical heights of the vestibule to make it appear even taller, with bronze screens that evoke the old window frames that were typical of colonial Hong Kong. Mouldings engraved in the marble on either side of the elevators reflect the classic New York vernacular of the first St. Regis.

 

From the street level lobby, guests can ascend to the second level into a corridor bordered by classic wooden panelling with a jade green vestibule that frames an over scaled authentic Chinese snuff bottle on display by Chinese artist Cao Yuan Hua.

 

The Great Room

The second floor represents the major public area of the hotel, comprising the Great Room, the Drawing Room, the Terrace and the St. Regis Bar.  A dramatic transition, from the low ceiling lift lobby to the 8m high ceiling, leads guests into the Great Room. Within this spacious room, a sense of drama is created through the soaring ceilings and expansive windows that flood the room with light, while the palette of cool greys and sage greens add to the sense of luxury, grandeur and airy openness. The space is also bordered by lush topiaries, which evoke a sense of oasis – a rare thing in Hong Kong. Two silver marble reception desks bring a sense of symmetry to the space, with a distinctive solid modular form that has a strong architectural quality.  A massive chandelier, called The Skyline – as a tribute to the city’s impressive skyline –  has been designed by Fu especially for the space, a bespoke arrangement of his TAC/TILE lighting collection, created by Czech glass specialist Lasvit.

 

The adjacent Drawing Room connects the Great Room to the Terrace and creates a transitional area between the two, with a relaxed and inviting setting.  Here, mid-century inspired furniture is arranged in cosy groupings, adding privacy and a sense of intimacy.  The Terrace offers a peaceful open-air haven with chairs and tables from Fu’s Rock Garden collection by Janus et Cie. Here guests encounter a stunning marble water feature which leads to a 2.5m high moon gate, a traditional element in Chinese gardens. The Terrace offers a sense of cultural nuances subtly fusing with the use of ornamental topiary and vertical bamboo.

 

One of the highlights of the hotel is The St. Regis Bar, which celebrates the atmosphere of old New York City and Hong Kong with the feeling that one is in an exclusive private members only bolthole contrasting with the grandeur of the adjacent spaces.  Rich warm tones, tweeds and brass details along with bronze oak panelling and olive leather upholstery give the bar a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. A centrepiece is a hand painted mural by Beijing artist Zhang Gong, inspired by a similar mural by Maxwell Parrish in the St. Regis New York, which depicts many of Hong Kong’s most famous historic features such as old Wan Chai, the Hong Kong Star Ferry and Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong’s rich vegetation and natural foliage, and colourful street scenes set against the old buildings.

The Restaurants

Rùn Chinese restaurant is inspired by traditional Chinese tea pavilion architecture – inserted as a pale stained oak pavilion within a pavilion. The pavilion is an abstract architectural expression with intricate interlocking details akin to traditional Chinese architecture, expressed throughout the structure with geometric architectural forms that punctuate the space. Furthermore, the integrated cast glass lanterns add a sense of modernity to the whole visual experience. A colour palette of taupe, greys and browns with cinnabar red lacquer accents reference Chinese architectural tones. Two private dining rooms each feature their own lounge areas as well as an over scaled cast glass chandelier.

 

L’Envol French restaurant, decorated in soft cream and beige, is Fu’s own interpretation of the contemporary French salon, fusing art with couture and haute cuisine by Chef Olivier Elzer. Hand painted silk murals are exuberantly splashed with gold, and hectares of ivory Carrara marble underfoot convey a sense of luxury and glamour. The primary dining area looks onto an open kitchen and is arranged in a banquette style on either side of a 3.3 m long marble table. Bespoke hexagonal chandeliers, composed by antique brass and precious ivory agate, hang from the ceiling. ‘On The Edge’, an abstract marble sculpture by artist Helaine Blumenfeld, chosen by André Fu for its poetic qualities, is the centrepiece of the room. The Private Room features canvas work by French conceptual artist Laurent Grasso. Lastly, there is a wine and cheese salon to further the curation of experiences.

 

The Bedrooms

With just 129 bedrooms, including fourteen deluxe suites, two premium suites and a Presidential Suite, the hotel prioritises space and comfort over maximum efficiency. All of these are staffed by St. Regis personal butlers, and many boast panoramic views of the city and harbour. The interiors are a clever interplay of classic versus modernity, with an intricate juxtaposition of cultural influences that, to Fu, represent Hong Kong. Colours are chalky white, warm mineral grey and taupe; beds are dressed in white linen with mauve cashmere throws, rugs and wall hangings to give a sense of comfort and serenity.  In some, Fu introduces a wake-up call with vivid orange lacquered doors.

 

Lighting

One of the most outstanding elements of the St. Regis Hong Kong is the lighting throughout the hotel.  André Fu balances natural light with soft light by night playing on reflective luminous surfaces. Unafraid of the mystery of shadows, he has resisted flooding his interiors with light, creating instead a sensuality of mood. The interiors shimmer and glow, an effect enhanced by the silks and damasks of soft furnishings and the luminous lacquers, marbles and metals. In contrast to the bright lights of Hong Kong’s dazzling sky by night, he has kept the lighting throughout the hotel refracted through double layered fabric shades, or layered glass shades with fluted inner chambers. Cut glass pendants framed in steel alludes to traditional gas street lighting in Hong Kong streets in the nineteenth century.

 

There are numerous table lamps with fluted glass shades on bronze and marble stands. Sconces with cut glass shades that refract the light recall New York at the turn of the century, in contrast with the almost Brutalist assemblage of textured glass cubed wall lights on arrival in the lobby.

 

Perhaps Fu’s most ambitious project to date, the St. Regis Hong Kong combines elements of time and place that both reinforce and elevate the spirit of the brand.  With its blend architectural creativity, cultural diversity and timeless elegance, the St. Regis Hong sets a new benchmark for the next generation of luxury hotels and resorts.

About The St. Regis Hong Kong

The St. Regis Hong Kong reflects the vision of interior designer Andre Fu of a Hong Kong mansion, blending the timeless elegance of the St. Regis legacy to the silhouettes of Hong Kong’s architectural and cultural diversity. Thoughtfully-designed accommodations featuring 129 rooms and suites are complemented by East meets West elements that provide the perfect setting to offering personalised St. Regis Butler Service. L’Envol French restaurant and Rùn Chinese restaurant feature culinary highlights by Michelin-starred chefs, while The Drawing Room will host a redefined Afternoon Tea experience, and The St. Regis Bar signature cocktails are complemented by live jazz music. For information and reservations, please email srhk.reservations@stregis.com, or visit stregishongkong.com or call +852-2138 6888.

The Langham Hotels & Resorts | Celebrate The Everyday

The Langham Hotels & Resorts unveils today its new logo and brand campaign to affirm its well-earned position within the ultra-luxury hotel segment. Through the use of video, photography, and digital experience platforms, “Celebrate The Everyday,” which has been a year in the making, draws on The Langham brand’s respected reputation to set the scene where people choose to celebrate their lives’ most significant milestones.

“As The Langham brand grows with new hotels being established throughout the world, we wanted a landmark campaign that clearly defines those rare and exceptional things that characterize true luxury and what our hotels do best,” said Stefan Leser, chief executive officer of Langham Hospitality Group.

“For the past year, we have been listening to our guests and immersing in deep-dive discussions about what they want from their luxury hotel experience, and the answer was right there staring at our face all along: people come to The Langham to create joyful memories for their future. They are trusting that their most special occasions, be they big or small, will be cherished and valued by us. And we realized then that there’s really no bigger honour for hoteliers than to fully own that mantle of celebrations and play a part in creating these wonderful memories for our guests.”

The new campaign also addresses a key priority that Leser believes is essential to The Langham’s long-term success within an evolving luxury consumer mindset: to raise the awareness of the brand as an ultra-luxury contender to match the reality of The Langham hotels’ exemplary service and stellar product offerings.

“We have consistently high favourability ratings and reviews amongst our guests about our hotels,” commented Leser. “However, we discovered that many of them would describe The Langham using terms such as ‘best-kept secret’ and ‘hidden gem.’ Whilst flattering and complimentary, however, that only spurred us to elevate the public’s understated perception of the brand to match the verified reality of their positive Langham luxury experience. That was when we decided to amplify our marketing voice with this campaign, which will, in turn, achieve fundamentally beneficial results for the company in terms of raising its brand value.”

Unique to the brand’s previous platforms which were inspired by whimsical takes on fairytale-like scenarios, “Celebrate The Everyday” features vignettes of cherished moments from real-life guests’ experiences. These were infused and recreated in the lead character’s narrative as she reminisced about her treasured memories at The Langham (e.g. a surprise dinner for two in the depths of a Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant, an impromptu family picnic on a sun-dappled garden terrace, a joyous weekend with best friends in the suite,) – to wit, scenes that are imbued with kinetic energy, an up-tempo soundtrack, and the signature Langham pink hues.

 

If the new campaign looks completely different from its predecessor which had depicted sleek models in languid, detached poses attired in resplendent formal dress, Leser said that was purely intentional: “We wanted ‘Celebrate The Everyday’ to move away from the stilted postures and reflect instead the real-life celebratory whims of our guests, which are sometimes spontaneous, a little playful, and a touch irreverent.”

He added, “Being in the luxury level does not mean one has to be stuffy, conventional and staid. In fact, it’s quite the opposite – I believe that true luxury lies in the freedom to express joy and humour, and we at The Langham can help create and share those endearing moments for our guests.”

Filmed on location in and around The Langham hotels in London, New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, and Sydney, the brand journey was guided by creative director Alex Delgado whose work has been championed by iconic establishments such as Lane Crawford, Ippolita and Revlon, director Ernest J. Martin (Barneys New York and Bergdorf Goodman) and celebrated still photographer Tom Craig (Vogue, Louis Vuitton, Vanity Fair and Net-a-Porter.)

“Celebrate The Everyday” will be rolled out worldwide in phases throughout the year, with key executions in print publications, online sites, LanghamHotels.com, hotel rooms, and social media networks.

The refreshed Langham logo draws its inspiration from the brand’s distinctively British heritage when The Langham, London was opened in 1865 by the Prince of Wales. Known as Europe’s first grand hotel, The Langham played host at the time to elegant soirees and inspirational dinners; notable revellers included Oscar Wilde, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Marie Louise de la Ramée, and members of European royalty.

The Langham Hotels and Resorts on Instagram (@langhamhotels) and Facebook (@thelanghamhotels) and Twitter (@thelanghamhotel).

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Alila SCBD Jakarta

Alila SCBD Jakarta, the new happening in the city, is also the coolest new venue in the city to host a business or social event. Located right next door to the Indonesia Stock Exchange, this five-star haven of hip and contemporary sophistication has unveiled two unique event spaces, now available for booking.

Artisian Bar

Situated at ground level, tucked discreetly next to the lobby, the Artisian Bar is designed as a gathering space for the artisan community. Spanning 512 sqm, this high-ceilinged space offers an intimate atmosphere that is perfect for creative events and chill-out gatherings, furnished for relaxing in modern, minimalist style while enjoying drinks and conversation.

 

As they mingle, guests can admire the many pieces of curated artworks from across Indonesia that adorn walls and niches, celebrating the artistic heritage of regions and indigenous cultures such as South Sulawesi, East Java, and Kalimantan’s Dayak tribe.

The artisan theme continues in the Artisian Bar’s wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, which include espressos, pour overs and cocktails prepared with selections of high quality local and imported coffee beans.

 

Signature beverages include the Espresso Tonic – a bitter tonic paired with a shot of espresso made from medium-dark roasted beans; JKT Confidential – a butterfly pea flower-infused mango vodka, tequila and lime cocktail that delivers sweet and tangy notes; and Cafe Punch – an espresso martini crafted from dark rum, sweet vermouth, orange, cinnamon and a shot of espresso.

 

Event Gallery

Alila SCBD’s Event Gallery on the third floor is designed to elevate any event to the next level of sophistication, whether it be a product launch, art exhibition, fashion show or cocktail party. This unique U-shaped gallery is enclosed by floor-to-ceiling windows, filling the space with natural light and panoramic views of the cityscape by day, which transforms into a spectacular backdrop of city lights as the sun goes down.

 

Spanning 714 sqm in total, the gallery can accommodate up to 769 guests standing. It can also be divided into two smaller spaces – a 313 sqm South Gallery and 410 sqm North Gallery. In addition, the gallery connects directly to the hotel’s stunning outdoor Catwalk Pool and terrace, offering an incredible spill-out area surrounded by skyline views.

 

With its cool and creative spaces, not to mention its prime SCBD location, striking design, world-class dining concepts, and personalized service, Alila SCBD is just the venue to turn your next event into the talk of the town.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Rosewood Bangkok the Instagrammable new landmark in the Thai Capital

Summary: The 30-story stand-alone property will features 159-rooms in Bangkok’s most prime location along Ploenchit Road in the central business district. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) , the architecture and interiors are embracing the Rosewood brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy. The property will showcase a cutting-edge architecture with cultural touchstones reflecting Thailand’s cultural heritage with two connecting structure connecting, inspired by the movement of the wai. (the thai welcoming gesture.) The property will include numerous facilities, knowingly the signature Sense, a Rosewood Spa, a signature wellness concept showcasing the latest Spa treatment. Amongst the F&B outlets, Lennon’s a plugged-in speakeasy style bar will showcase the largest collection of vinyl records in Asia, from pop, rock and blues.

A cultural Oasis in Miramar Beach – Rosewood Miramar Beach

Summary: Located in Santa Barbara in the Montecito community, Rosewood Miramar Beach is a one of a kind idyllic resort conceived by architect Paul Williams, featuring a signature Manor House , sophisticated lounge areas with exclusive art noticeably the Fernando Botero “Two Drunks piece”. Being the only Resort in the region offering an all-encompassing beach service and breathtaking views on the Pacific waves, Rosewood Miramar Beach is designed to Relax and Re-energize.

A new haven of peace in the heart of London –  Rosewood London 

Summary: Designed by award-winning landscape designer Luciano Giubbilei, Rosewood London launches an exclusive Summer pop-up terrace at Rosewood London. Part of the experience involves tastings of dishes created specially by Holborn Dining Room’s Executive Head Chef Calum Franklin, accompanied with the appropriate wine from a selection of the Nyetimber Estate.

Unveiling the historical secrets of a Parisian iconic estate – Hotel de Crillon, a Rosewood Hotel

Summary: A very few know about the private lessons taken by Marie Antoinette in 1789 in the Hotel de Crillon, or that the Louis XVsuite was were the king himself was having meetings to draft the treaty that would establish the League of Nations. It is not a hazard that the Parisian property is an icon in the city, in fact its all structure and history is a celebration of the French heritage. Learn more about the 10 signatures  suites at Hotel de Crillon in the below attachment.

A new eco-jewel property to look forward to in 2024– Rosewood Ningbo

Summary: Rosewood Ningbo will be located in the city’s junction of three major rivers, Xhongshan Road East, Jiangdong Road North and will reflect the environment eco-friendly and sustainable concept with a bio-retention pond, a wain-water garden, permeable pavements and ecological rooftops. Rosewood Ningbo will occupy levels 43-56 of a striking mixed-use high-rise tower.