THE LANGHAM, HONG KONG x IT’S ALL IN THE ART BY FRANCESCO LIETTI

The Langham, Hong Kong, is honoured to present a charity exhibition titled It’s All In The Art in the hotel lobby, Paint. Eat. Sip. in Artesian, and a Paint and Stay staycation package, featuring Hong Kong-based Italian artist, Francesco Lietti.

According to Marcel Holman, the managing director of The Langham, Hong Kong, “Truly an art gallery to stay in, The Langham, Hong Kong is home to an impressive lineup of artworks. At The Langham, we are very passionate about art, and strive to provide an aesthetically stimulating experience for our guests. Combining this passion and our commitment to giving back to the local community, we are delighted to launch the It’s All In The Art exhibition, Paint. Eat. Sip and a staycation package together with Francesco Lietti”.

Lietti will be donating 20% of the proceeds from the paintings sold during this exhibition to Matilda’s Children Foundation, while The Langham, Hong Kong will be auctioning the completed collaborative art piece from the Paint. Eat. Sip sessions, guided by Lietti and donating the proceeds to the same local charity. Matilda’s Children Foundation exists to provide life changing surgeries at no cost to underprivileged children in desperate need of treatment and have no other means of receiving care, around Southeast Asia.

This charity exhibition by The Langham, Hong Kong follows their recent 20 March International Day of Happiness community initiative, where the hotel team showed their support for healthcare professionals by donating 125 sets of the brand’s signature afternoon tea sets to the staff working at COVID-19 testing around its neighbourhood in Kowloon.

Holman added, “The Langham, Hong Kong has won over many guests with its superb location; being strategically located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui and within a stone’s throw away from the famous Victoria harbour. For our guests and for myself, the iconic harbour skyline continues to be absolutely mesmerising. We are honoured to be partnering with Francesco, who is both a visionary and a creative maven, and very well-known for his skyline paintings”.

In It’s All In The Art, Lietti shows a collection of his painted scenes from all over Asia. Through the use of striking colours, the artist captures the essence of the famous Hong Kong harbour skyline and other city skylines, and makes it his own.

According to Lietti, “I have been living in Hong Kong for almost 16 years and this beautiful city is my home now. This partnership with The Langham to contribute to those in need is a very rewarding opportunity! I am thrilled to be working with Marcel and his team, and am really looking forward to painting another skyline piece, collaboratively with the hotel guests”.

Inspired by travel and discovery, he brings his views onto the canvas through different in-depth stages of elements, layers and colours, and are rendered in bold and highly saturated hues.

Paint. Sip. Eat. with Francesco Lietti

The Paint. Sip. Eat evenings are a fun way to uncork one’s creativity. Participants can enjoy a few drinks and some food while painting together on a single large 150x100cm canvas to produce a collaborative art piece based on the theme of the Hong Kong skyline.

Painting or creative experience is not required, anyone can do it! The artist in residence, Lietti, will be guiding the participants from start to finish.

 

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Dates: 24 June, 1 July, 8 July 2021
Venue: Artesian
Price: HK$500* per person including 2 Italian Gin & Tonics plus canapes

Book now: https://bit.ly/3pLLxcv

Paint & Stay Staycation

Truly an art gallery to stay in, The Langham, Hong Kong is home to an impressive lineup of artworks. Reinforcing our passion about art, The Langham, Hong Kong, is thrilled to partner with Hong Kong-based Italian painter, Francesco Lietti on launching this staycation package. Guided by Lietti, our artist in residence, create tasteful pieces of artwork that you can cherish as part of this truly unique experience. The 2.5-hour painting class with Lietti will be for one guest and will include paints, paint brushes, and a canvas to paint on.

The package includes:

  • 2.5-hour painting class with Francesco Lietti for 1 person. Supplement at $400* for second person.
  • A complimentary upgrade to City View Room
  • Buffet breakfast for 2 persons
  • HK$1,000 dining credit per room per night
  • A complimentary bottle of red wine
  • A set of canvas, paints, brushes for 1 person. Supplement at $200* for second person.

 

Book dates: 11 Jun – 22 August 2021

Stay dates: 26-27 June, 10-11 July, 24-25 July, 7-8 August, 21-22 August 2021

Lead time: 7 days

Rates: From HK$2,238*

Reservation details: https://bit.ly/3wt3NKa

 

MOROCCANOIL® ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH OCEANA

The Brand Continues Its Commitment to a More Sustainable Future

Moroccanoil, a global haircare and beauty brand inspired by the Mediterranean, is proud to announce a partnership with Oceana, the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Starting on World Oceans Day (June 8th), Moroccanoil’s support will allow Oceana to continue advancing science-based, policy campaigns that will help protect and restore our oceans to their former levels of abundance.

World Oceans Day is intended to shed light on how the oceans are our life source, supporting humanity and countless other organisms on Earth. With the support of more than 1 million activists, Oceana has won over 225 policy victories and protected nearly 4 million square miles of ocean and innumerable sea turtles, sharks, dolphins, and other sea creatures—but there is still so much more to do.
Moroccanoil has committed to making ongoing donations to Oceana to support their initiatives to protect and restore the world’s oceans on a global scale. To celebrate the launch of this partnership, on World Oceans Day 100% of net proceeds from Moroccanoil.com will be donated to Oceana. Through a long-term partnership, Moroccanoil is committed to working hand in hand with Oceana to raise awareness and support their mission to safeguard the oceans.
“We are grateful to Moroccanoil for its support of Oceana’s policy campaigns to restore the world’s oceans,” said Dr. Katie Matthews, Chief Scientist of Oceana. “Today is World Oceans Day, but supporters like Moroccanoil help us to advocate year-round for an abundant and biodiverse future ocean.”
Moroccanoil is committed to continuously improving practices across the company, as the brand works to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the creation of a more sustainable future. This includes continuing to rethink the brand’s packaging, products, and operations. In July 2022, Moroccanoil will transition to the use of 50% post-consumer recycled plastic in the bottles for all shampoos and conditioners—one of the highest-selling product categories for the brand. Combined with the post-consumer recycled plastic already used in the packaging for other Moroccanoil products, this will reduce the consumption of virgin plastic across the brand by more than 500 tons over the next five years.

The Moroccanoil sustainability platform is focused on three key areas: improving packaging, responsible manufacturing, and supporting our communities through meaningful partnerships. In addition to the brand’s new initiatives, Moroccanoil is dedicated to continuing the implementation of positive practices, including those introduced in previous years:

  • The brand’s best-selling Moroccanoil Treatment is sold in glass bottles that contain up to 40% recycled glass and are 100% recyclable.
  • Moroccanoil has been a partner of the Humane Society of the United States since 2011. We are actively committed to not testing any of our products on animals, and we never commission third parties to do so on our behalf.
  • Since 2018, Moroccanoil has been a trusted partner of Green Circle Salons, an organization that aims to recycle and repurpose up to 95% of beauty waste at hair salons.
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by utilizing solar power at the primary Moroccanoil factory. Since the launch of the brand, this has prevented approximately 80 tons of CO2eq per year in GHG emissions.
  • To reduce consumption of single-use plastic, all e-commerce orders are packed with recyclable paper instead of plastic bubble wrap, which has eliminated the use of over 31 tons of plastic since 2018.
  • Secondary packaging is being removed from many of our products, including Moroccanoil Scalp Treatments, which are now sold in shipper cartons made of 60% post-consumer recycled paper. Color Depositing Masks and Blonde Perfecting Purple Shampoo are sold in tubes made from 50% post-consumer recycled plastic.
  • Moroccanoil Body™ Soap transitioned from a glossy box to a 100% post-consumer recycled paper wrapper. This prevented over 17,000 lbs of cardboard waste in just the first six months after launch in 2019.

For more information on the Moroccanoil partnership with Oceana and the brand’s other sustainability commitments, please visit Moroccanoil.com.

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Britain’s Finest Chocolatier Charbonnel et Walker Welcomes Summer with Exclusive Seasonal Flavours

Shop this season’s collection for delectable summer gifts.

Ring in summer with Charbonnel et Walker’s renowned chocolate truffles that embrace the finest flavours, ingredients and colours of the season. From strawberries and cream to orange thins and pistachio truffles, The Queen’s favourite chocolatier is proud to release its summer-inspired collection. This seasonal range also includes its limited-edition Summer House Selection (HK$528, 325g), alongside an assortment of Luxury Nuts. The handmade chocolates are available at the brand’s newly launched Landmark Atrium location as well as at The Murray, Hong Kong pop-up, or can be ordered via www.charbonnel.com.hk.

Perfect for gatherings with friends and family, the new Summer House Selection boasts a variety of signature dark and classic milk chocolates that promise an array of flavours, presented in a gift box beautifully illustrated with a whimsical garden, decked in cascading blooms. The Bergamot-infused English Afternoon Tea Truffles and Pistachio Truffles (both HK$228, 115g) are other classic flavours you can delight in.  

Fruit-infused chocolates include the Strawberries & Cream Truffles (HK$228, 115g), which are dusted in icing sugar and filled with creamy Tiptree strawberry conserve – ideally enjoyed with your favourite bottle of bubbles. The chocolatier also offers an intriguing Milk Orange Thins (HK$248, 195g), which are wafer-thin discs made of exquisite milk chocolate and blended with the fresh taste of delicate orange – a light summer dessert that melts in the mouth.

Nut chocolate connoisseurs will savour Charbonnel’s coveted Luxury Nuts collection which include Sea Salt and Cocoa Dusted Almonds (both HK$288, 320g) covered in fine milk chocolate and cocoa powder. For a perfectly balanced bitter sweet flavour, the Sea Salt Pistachios (HK$338, 335g) are lightly dusted with Anglesey sea salt, and also dusted in cocoa powder.

Charbonnel et Walker’s exquisite and enticing chocolates are available at the brand’s new pop-up at the Landmark Atrium, as well as at The Murray, Hong Kong, or online via www.charbonnel.com.hk.

Tiffany & Co. Colab…

Tiffany & Co. Introduces Three New Global House Ambassadors 

Anya Taylor-Joy, Eileen Gu and Tracee Ellis Ross make their debut in the 2021 Tiffany T1 campaign, ‘Give Me the T

Tiffany & Co. unveiled that Anya Taylor-Joy, Eileen Gu and Tracee Ellis Ross are its newest global House ambassadors. Ushering in a new creative vision for the storied jeweler, today, Taylor-Joy, Gu and Ross made their debut in the 2021 Tiffany T1 campaign, ‘Give Me the T,’ launching across Tiffany platforms on Tuesday, June 15.

“I love jewelry that has symbolism in it,” said Anya Taylor-Joy. “I love it to mean something to me. It doesn’t necessarily have to mean anything to anybody else, but I like to look down at my fingers and have a story.”

Give Me the T’ campaign shows unique character

Showcasing Tiffany’s signature collection through a pared-down, contemporary lens, Taylor-Joy, Gu, and Ross star in three vignettes obliquely centered around the letter T. Highlighting the design’s bold forms, striking pavé diamonds and intricate craftsmanship, the campaign was shot by Mario Sorrenti in New York City. While the story behind Tiffany T1 remains centered on inner strength and individuality, the breadth of the collection has evolved over the past year to include new bracelet, earrings and pendant styles, as well as new 18k white gold iterations. In the ‘Give Me the T’campaign, Taylor-Joy, Gu and Ross layer the new designs with other striking T1 pieces—such as the T1 choker with nearly 250

“Growing up, I would often wander through the flagship store on Fifth Avenue, imagining myself as a grown woman wearing the bold elegance of Tiffany’s signature diamonds. All these years later, to be the face of this iconic brand and to represent the T1 collection is a dream come true,” said Tracee Ellis Ross. “Shooting the campaign was a welcome moment of inspiration and glamour after the challenging year that we’ve all experienced.”

“Wearing a beautiful piece of jewelry, especially one that is meaningful or motivational in a personal sense, is an inexorable feeling—it’s empowering, inspiring and exciting to express myself, to feel seen and heard without having to utter a single word,” said Eileen Gu. “I’m obsessed with the balance between elegant simplicity and striking boldness that the new T1 collection offers.”

Following the T1 campaign, Taylor-Joy and Gu will star in the ‘Knot Your Typical City campaign—also shot in New York City by Sorrenti—for a new jewelry collection that Tiffany is set to release in North America this fall, and globally in 2022. Wearing designs from the new collection, Taylor-Joy, Gu and Alton Mason pass through city streets as quintessentially hard-to-impress New Yorkers offer clear nods of approval.

Tiffany is proud to celebrate these inspiring individuals and will continue to explore exciting new avenues to highlight its latest and most iconic collections.

Tiffany & Co. 宣佈 Anya Taylor-Joy Tracee Ellis Ross Eileen Gu

成為全球品牌代言人 

於全新一輯 Tiffany T1 Give Me the T」系列廣告登場

Tiffany & Co. 繼早前宣佈韓國女子組合 BLACKPINK 成員兼歌手 ROSÉ 成為全球品牌代言人後,今天再度宣佈演員 Anya Taylor-Joy滑雪運動員谷愛凌(Eileen Gu) 著名黑人演員 Tracee Ellis Ross 三位成為全球品牌代言人,並於 2021 Tiffany T1 廣告「Give Me the T」中粉墨登場,廣告由615 (星期二) 起於 Tiffany 各大平台推出。

「我喜愛帶有特別含意的珠寶,對於對我別具意義的珠寶情有獨鍾。它不一定要對其他人有任何意義,我純粹喜歡看看手指,回想當中的故事。」—Anya Taylor-Joy

Give Me the T」 演繹獨特真我
三位以簡潔時尚的方式演繹 Tiffany & Co. 的經典系列,在圍繞字母「T」的三個章節中亮相。廣告由 Mario Sorrenti 於紐約掌鏡,突顯珠寶的奪目形態、矚目鋪鑲鑽石及精細工藝。Tiffany T1 象徵內在力量及獨特個性,系列款式涵蓋手鐲、耳環及吊墜。在「Give Me the T」廣告中,三位以新品配襯T1的經典款式,包括鑲嵌近250顆、共重逾13克拉的圓形明亮式及方形階梯式切割美鑽的T1短項鍊,演繹系列如何讓佩戴者展現真我。

「我在成長階段經常到紐約第五大道的旗艦店閒逛,幻想自己已經長大成人,佩戴奪目優雅的Tiffany經典鑽飾。年月過去,我成為了這個經典品牌的大使,為T1系列代言,仿似夢想成真。全球經歷難關重重的一年後,這次廣告拍攝為自己帶來鼓舞和煥發魅力。」—Tracee Ellis Ross

「戴上美麗的珠寶,尤其是對自己別具意義或帶來鼓舞的珠寶,是種無可抵擋的感覺。不發一言亦能展現真我和備受關注,令人覺得充滿力量、啟發和振奮感。我對全新T1系列珠寶兼備的優雅簡約及矚目前衛風格為之著迷。— Eileen Gu

除新一輯 T1 廣告外,Anya Taylor-Joy 谷愛凌 (Eileen Gu) 更將出演同樣由 Sorrenti 於紐約取景拍攝和的「Knot Your Typical City」廣告,為品牌即將於今年秋季及 2022 年在北美及全球推出的全新珠寶系列宣傳。二人將連同著名模特兒 Alton Mason 佩戴全新系列的珠寶,化身紐約時尚型人,穿梭於紐約街頭。

Tiffany & Co. 欣然弘揚這些鼓舞人心的人物的精神,並將繼續開闢令人振奮的新蹊徑,以突出品牌最新和最經典的系列。

SEPHORA LAUNCHES SELENA GOMEZ’S RARE BEAUTY

 Rare Beauty, the mission-driven beauty brand founded and created by Selena Gomez, is coming to Hong Kong, exclusively at Sephora. Rare Beauty uses unique formulas to create breathable and airy makeup that go on easy for adjustable coverage and a fresh finish, without hiding what makes people unique. The full line of thoughtfully formulated, thoroughly tested products includes 14 categories and 133 products that will be available on 15th July at Sephora Hong Kong ifc mall flagship store, Windsor House store, K11 Art Mall store and Sephora.hk.
Selena’s passion for beauty products was born at a young age, from the moment she sat in her first makeup chair. Over the last three years, she channeled that love into the development of Rare Beauty. She wanted to create a beauty brand that goes beyond physical products, helps people feel good about themselves, and celebrates what makes them unique. Selena openly discusses the “beauty myth” and the unrealistic expectations set by society that are impossible to achieve. She created Rare Beauty to challenge the beauty myth of physical perfection. Rare Beauty is about using makeup as a tool for celebrating what makes people different and get to a place of self-love and acceptance. It’s about owning what makes you rare.
“I’m so excited to release beauty products that not only feel great, but also celebrate what makes each of us rare,” said Selena Gomez, Founder and Creator of Rare Beauty. “These products aren’t about being someone else, it’s about being who you are, whether that’s rocking a full face of bold makeup or barely any makeup at all. Makeup is something to enjoy, it’s not something you need. I want every person to feel beautiful exactly as they are.”
Rare Beauty products are designed for everyday self-expression, and each product has a unique sensorial story. Since the brand’s inception, Selena has been involved in every step of product development. Whether it’s testing each product or developing a design for the first-of-its-kind Blot & Glow Touch-Up Kit that’s convenient to carry, Selena has influenced every aspect. Rare Beauty’s Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner is inspired by a calligrapher and is comprised of more than 1000 individual hairs. The complexion products include the Always an Optimist Illuminating Primer, Always an Optimist 4-in-1 Mist, and theLiquid Touch Weightless Foundation & Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer, which are each available in 32 shades to suit all skin tones.

The brand is also releasing With Gratitude Dewy Lip Balm in eight shades, Lip Souffle Matte Lip cream in 12 shades, Positive Light Liquid Luminizer in eight shades, Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in eight shades (four dewy and four matte), Stay Vulnerable Melting Blush in five shades, Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm in five shades, Stay Vulnerable Liquid Eyeshadow in five shades, Brow Harmony Pencil & Gel, and three tools.

Available at:
ifc mall flagship store (10am-9pm)
Windsor House store (12pm-10pm)

K11 Art Mall store (11am-9pm)

www.sephora.hk/

ifc mall flagship store hotline:
852 3168 4088

Why the Seaside Town of Gamagori Onsen Is One of Japan’s Best Kept Secrets

Hidden along Aichi Prefecture’s southern coastline, Gamagori Onsen is the holiday destination you didn’t know you needed. With easy access on the shinkansen route between Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, here are three reasons why making a stop-over at Gamagori Onsen should be on your next travel itinerary.

1. Relax at the Japanese seaside
The quaint resort town Gamagori Onsen overlooks the Mikawa Bay with a beach loved by the locals – a great place to cool down if visiting in the summertime and enjoy seasonal activities such as clam digging in the sand. Connected to the mainland beach by a 387-metre bridge is the symbol of Gamagori, Takeshima Island which is a designated Natural National Monument. There are five small shrines on the island hidden amongst the greenery, the most well-known being Yaotomi Shrine that said to enshrine the god of marriage.

2. Fall in love with onsen
Gamagori is known for its natural hot springs overlooking the Mikawa Bay and Takeshima Island, including Hotel Takeshima and the historic Gamagori Classic Hotel which opened in 1934. The waters of these natural hot springs have a local reputation for various beneficial effects such as healing muscle pain and aiding fatigue recovery. If you are staying at one of the ryokan or hotels of Gamagori, you will also have the option to enjoy locally sourced caught seafood at dinner time.

3. See Flowers and Fireflies
After dinner, change into your ryokan’s yukata and wander around Katahara Onsen, nestled on the top of a mountain with a backdrop of thick forest and overlooking the ocean only a 10-minute ride by taxi from Gamagori Onsen. Katahara’s Hodagaike Pond is known as the ‘Home Place of the Hydrangeas’ because of its somewhat 50,000 bushes that surround like ponds waters. Thanks to the pristine water and lush nature around Katahara Onsen, there is a spot nearby the pond where visitors can see the fireflies that come out in June – a rare chance for travellers to catch a glimpse of the short-lived but spectacular creatures in their natural habitat.

Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Known to locals as the ‘heart’ of Japan, Aichi Prefecture boasts a colourful past as a crucial point for traffic between east and west Japan. It is highly diverse and is a melting pot where were rustic Japanese charm meets innovation and technology.

How to travel to get to Aichi

By bullet train: One hour and 40 minutes from Tokyo, 50 minutes from Osaka and just 35 minutes from Kyoto to get to Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture’s capital and Japan’s fourth largest city.
By air: Aichi Prefecture’s international airport, Chubu Centrair International Airport offers ease of access from other airports in Japan, as well as for those flying from Australia via South East Asia.

Rediscover Sydney this winter with a solstice staycation at IHG Hotels & Resorts

There is no time for hibernating this winter. Rediscover the Harbour City with IHG Hotels & Resorts, as Sydney Solstice transforms the city and puts on a show like no other.

From urban laneways, to CBD landmarks and glittering harbourside locations, discover an eclectic line up of events showcasing Sydney’s world-class hospitality, entertainment, arts and culture across two action-packed weeks.

Visitors and locals alike, can make their Sydney Solstice experience even more memorable with a stay at IHG’s collection of Sydney hotels and as an IHG Rewards member, they can enjoy up to 35% off* when choosing the ‘Advance Saver’ rate.

Gaze & Graze at
InterContinental Sydney 

For a taste of Sydney, embark on a culinary journey across the city at InterContinental’s exclusive Panorama Rooftop Lounge Bar. In collaboration with Sydney’s finest providores, the hotel’s expert team has transformed the traditional degustation menu into an interactive dining map.

Perched 31 stories above Sydney Harbour, guests will work their way across the stunning city skyline whilst indulging in beautifully curated dishes. Each dish heros the flavours of the harbour and city  –  from Sydney Royal Botanic Garden Honey, to Manly Spirits Coastal Citrus gin cured ocean trout.

This immersive dining experience is running daily throughout Sydney Solstice, 8-20 June from 4:30pm.  Enjoy the experience even more with overnight accommodation and parking. Book InterContinental Sydney’s ‘Sydney Solstice Stay, Park, Experience’ package. 

Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour

This new hotel offers a prime location for guests to experience Darling Harbour’s winter festival, and fireworks displays, as well as all of the action in Chinatown and Sydney’s small bar district.

Just a three minute walk to Darling Harbour, five minutes to Pitt Street Mall and under 10 minutes to Barangaroo, it is undoubtedly one of the most connected hotels in the city.

 

Holiday Inn Potts Points

Stay and explore in one of Sydney’s oldest neighbourhoods. Potts Point is a magical mix of elegant art deco architecture, late Victorian terraces and heritage mansions. There are small laneways and hidden staircases that surprise as they unveil panoramic views of Sydney’s harbour and skyline.

Stay overnight in a picturesque Harbour View Room from just $230 with a $100 food and beverage credit at the hotel’s in-house dining venue, Sirocco Restaurant and a 1pm check out. Book here.

 

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay offers a stunning bayside retreat moments from the CBD, yet privately tucked away in the Eastern Suburbs.

Guests looking for retail therapy can hit the unique boutiques of Double Bay, before enjoying an elegant High Tea in the afternoon, or an expertly-mixed G&T at Stillery Bar & Dining in the evening. The hotel is only five kilometres from the city by ferry or car, so you won’t be far from the many events taking place right across the city.

 

Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach
Following a multi-million-dollar overhaul, Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach is perfect for a beach staycation, located opposite the iconic Coogee Beach and moments from the region’s best coastal walks. Guests can base themselves in the newly-designed rooms with panoramic ocean views or indulge in the hotel’s culinary destination, Estate. The hotel is offering a range of winter add on packages including the Signature Winter experience for two that includes a cheese and wine experience on your balcony, sunrise experience and morning yoga, daily breakfast, lunch at Shutters Restaurant and a late 2pm checkout. More information here

 

Holiday Inn Sydney Airport

Emerging from a multi-million-dollar refurbishment, Holiday Inn Sydney Airport is ready to impress guests with its new-look guest rooms featuring stylish interiors and modern creature comforts. This hotel is a 5-minute drive from Sydney Airport and 400 metres from Mascot train station allowing a 10-minute journey by train to the Sydney CBD and Circular Quay making it a convenient location for families, couples or solo travellers looking to explore the city.

For more information on IHG Hotels & Resorts Sydney Solstice packages go to Sydney Solstice Festival Hotel Offers (ihg.com)

 

* IHG Rewards members have access to 35% off and non-members 25% off when choosing our ‘Advance Saver’ rate.  Terms and Conditions apply.

Meliá Chiang Mai

Meliá Hotels International to Open a Remarkable Urban Hotel in Chiang Mai

AWC announces the launch of city hotel in partnership with the leading Spanish hotel group

Meliá Chiang Mai, a 260-key urban hotel that towers over the River Ping and bustling Night Bazaar in the heart of Chiang Mai city in Thailand’s mountainous north, is slated to open its doors for business in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Owned by Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group Asset World Corporation (AWC) and launched by Meliá Hotels International, the five-star hotel is part of the Meliá brand’s roll-out plan in key destinations across Thailand. Meliá Koh Samui debuted in January 2020 with a nautical theme underscored by boat suites made from refurbished merchant vessels. INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit, the first property of its brand in Thailand, housing 176 guestrooms and located close to the Suvarnabhumi Airport, is due to open in 2022.

Meliá Chiang Mai will be situated six kilometres from the Chiang Mai International Airport on the vibrant Charoen Prathet Road, located near a broad spectrum of tourist attractions, markets, and Buddhist temples.

With a design that pays tribute to Chiang Mai’s charming history and culture with a contemporary flair, the hotel will comprise a striking 22-floor tower fronted by an adjoining seven-floor podium building.

Two restaurants, two bars, two lounges including an executive lounge on the 21st floor with a panoramic view of Chiang Mai, Meliá’s signature YHI Spa with seven treatment rooms, a fully equipped fitness center, swimming pool, ballroom and four other meeting spaces will be among the hotel’s host of facilities for business and leisure travelers alike.

Of the property’s room portfolio, 38 rooms and six suites will belong to ‘The Level’, an upgraded level of service and benefits that affords exclusive access to The Level executive lounge, an intimate area for indulging an upgraded breakfast and afternoon delicacies that is also suited for casual business meetings.  The epitome of elegance, ‘The Level Presidential Suite’ will command 113 sqm of the tower’s top floor with unrivalled city vistas.

Meliá Chiang Mai’s jewel in the crown will be a 360-degree rooftop bar – the highest in the city – on the 22nd floor. Featuring two bars connected by a glass bridge, the bar will offer spectacular views of the River Ping to the city’s east and famed Doi Suthep Temple on the mountaintop to the west.

Drawing on Meliá’s Spanish origins, the hotel will pay homage to Spain’s famed gastronomy and quickly place itself on the city’s culinary map with two exquisite dining options. Perched on the 21st floor, the hotel’s signature restaurant will specialize in contemporary Northern Thai dishes with Mediterranean influences, with chefs preparing each dish à la minute from an open kitchen. The all-day-dining restaurant Mosaic will offer authentic Mediterranean cuisine in a vibrant marketplace setting.

An idyllic venue for events and weddings, the property’s extensive conference facilities include a 358-sqm ballroom and three function rooms on the tower’s second floor above the lobby and a 175-sqm multi-purpose function room on the podium building’s top floor.

The ballroom’s 173-sqm pre-function area is connected to an outdoor swimming pool and poolside bar, aptly named Poolside. The Power Lounge, one of the three function rooms that also afford access to the pool deck, will feature a pool table and coffee area suited to down time between meetings. Adjacent to a secret garden, the seventh-floor multi-function room opens to a 223-sqm outdoor terrace that also lends itself to events.

 

Columbus Yachts

Columbus Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, presents the new 50-metre Sport M/Y K2.

The success of the SPORT line by Columbus Yachts, established in 2011 with the award-winning 40-metre models, is confirmed. Vertical bow and streamlined profile, stylistically this project has broken the mould of the time becoming an icon of sportiness and elegance. Today the fleet is enriched with a new 50-metre model characterized by the distinctive elements of this design which combine new aesthetic nuances with an engineering development of the hull to guarantee a high level of comfort even when cruising in rough sea conditions.

Columbus Sport 50’s naval engineering was developed by Palumbo Superyachts in collaboration with the Hydro Tec studio, while the exterior and interior design is penned by Luca Dini Design & Architecture.

Featuring several new solutions designed to the specific request of its experienced Owner who is on his third project with Palumbo Superyachts, M/Y K2 accommodates 11 guests in five comfortable cabins and 11 crew members sharing seven cabins.

The concept of this yacht mirrors the personality, style and approach to life of its owner. Elegant, refined, attentive, demanding, but also sporty, traveller and open-minded.”, comments Luca Dini, founder of the Luca Dini Design & Architecture studio.

From the naval engineering and architecture point of view, the lines of Columbus Sport 50 M/Y K2 are characterized by a razor-sharp vertical bow, with double-edged cross sections to improve seaworthiness and keep the boat dry even in rough sea conditions.

Requirements such as transatlantic range combined with the reduced draft to allow for shallow water cruising in the Bahamas, have implied searching for an optimization on the entire resistance curve, both at maximum contractual speed and at lower speed. Hull with an all-aluminium superstructure and 499 GT tonnage.” comments Eng. Cutolo of Hydro Tec, who adds: “Actually, the performance analysis at lower speeds has provided particularly interesting readings, with a consumption of about 70 l / h at 10 knots that is a particularly good result if we consider the hull characteristics.”

The interior is clean, bright, harmonious and coherent. The layout has attractive outdoor spaces ideal for conviviality as they provide the flexibility of enjoying various daytime activities by easily transforming the sunpads into conversation seating sets or creating areas suitable for receiving guests. To maximise the versatility of each area, great attention was paid to shading solutions. On the two decks, bar and dining facilities are set up both indoor and outdoor. A comfortable entertaining area has been created in the upper deck, with a large TV screen, bar and a game table.

A swimming pool with Jacuzzi is located forward on the upper deck and can be reached from the cockpit through two large side walkways that turn the whole deck into a proper relaxation and entertainment area.

The fitness section in the owner’s area forward on the main deck, spreads over 18 square metres and is equipped like a functional gym designed in every detail and complete with a hammam in the owner’s bathroom.

The beach club, thanks also to the transformer platform with an approximately 4 square metre pop-up accessory automatically raising when the platform opens, offers a generous relaxation and entertainment area.

The research has moved towards a contemporary, striking and at the same time relaxing style, bound to maintain its pleasant appeal also in the future.

Zyricote and Tanganyika Frisè, two wood essences with an exotic and decò flair, the reflections of lacquer and steel details, together with the soft textures of leather and fabrics modulate the atmosphere of any environment on board. The cappuccino-coloured onyx and the white Lasa floor mat used in the bathrooms are also very impressive.

The overall effect is completed by branded furnishings, with a predilection for the Fendi collection, though with a keen eye to the classic and tailoring tradition of great national companies.

In the proposal, the notes of colour are given by the selection of textile materials capable of harmoniously completing any environment, with attention to small details, while maintaining a strong masculine imprint.

It is a precious interior, reserving pleasant surprises and welcoming with reassuring luxury.

Another aspect particularly well developed from a technical perspective was the reduction of noise and vibrations reaching extremely low noise levels in the guest rooms and especially significant because obtained at a value of 85% of the maximum power of the propulsion system, therefore at a speed slightly higher than 20 knots.

Powered by two 2000 HP MTU engines, M/Y K2 is able to reach a maximum speed of 21.5 knots, with a cruising speed of 17 knots and a wide range for transatlantic crossings. TEAM Italia’s multitouch dashboard, designed in collaboration with the Palumbo Superyachts team and the Captain of M/Y K2, was built on the concepts of safety and manoeuvrability, providing the captain with adaptability in any sea condition.

Basically, Columbus Sport 50 embodies two distinct souls that allow it to be an absolutely sporty boat in terms of maximum speed without compromising on comfort and range, as well as being absolutely in line with displacement type vessels when cruising at economic speed.

The boat is equipped with a tender and jet ski respectively positioned astern of the lower deck (3.31 metre Seadoo) and at the bow (Castoldi Jet tender 21 of 6.5 metres). The tender is launched and hauled through a side opening in the hull.

M/Y K2 has a latest generation entertainment system developed in collaboration with Videoworks. To allow external connections, two VSAT Sailor 900 High Power antennas have been installed, so as to count on full satellite signal reception at any angle the yacht is located, and three Cradlepoint 5G ready dual modems. The latter, thanks to the second extractable modem integrated in the device, will make it possible to switch to 5G technology, avoiding long work on board.

Columbus Sport 50 M/Y K2 is expected to officially debut at the next Monaco Yacht Show in September.

Columbus Sport 50 M/Y K2 is available for charter with Fraser.

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ROSEWOOD BANGKOK DEBUTS “POMME FRITES ATELIER”

ROSEWOOD BANGKOK DEBUTS “POMME FRITES ATELIER”
FOR LUXURY FRENCH FRIES ON THE GO 
 

Rosewood Bangkok launches an exciting new gourmet drive-through concept — “Pomme Frites Atelier” available daily from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. in front of the hotel’s VIP entrance. Hot, fresh french fries with a choice of four delectable toppings make for scrumptious upscale snacks and afternoon treats, for solo indulgence or sharing, with each 280-gram batch only THB150

 The “Pomme Frites Atelier” combines comfort food with elevated toppings designed by the creative culinary teams behind Lakorn European Brasserie, G&O and Nan Bei restaurants.  Flavors include Lakorn’s Pork Ragu, Chipotle Chili and Truffle Mayonnaise as well as Thai-inspired Tom Yum Mayonnaise, Chili and Shrimp Paste.  Gourmet cravings with be satisfied with the sophisticated flavor profile of G&O’s Pineapple Chutney, Black Mustard Seed and Harissa Mayonnaise.  For those looking to combine the flavors of East and West, there’s Chinese Executive Chef Matthew Geng’s tasty Abalone and Truffle Sauce.

Additionally, guests can choose to pair their gourmet fries with signature home-brewed kombucha made with high quality, fresh local ingredients. Handmade by Giuseppe Carneli, Lennon’s bar manager, these specialty bottled drinks come in three signature flavors – plain, mango, and coffee and passionfruit. Other beverage choices like soft drinks, sprezze and beer are also available. 

 Guests can stroll by or drive up to order at Rosewood Bangkok’s VIP entrance or order online via Megatix. For a complete menu and to place an order, please call 02 080 0088, email bangkok@rosewoodhotels.comor visit  https://bit.ly/2021RWBKKOnTheMove