Kwame Onwuachi, Internationally Acclaimed Chef and Star Top Chef Contestant, to Pop-Up at Hong Kong’s Test Kitchen

Award-winning Chef Kwame Onwuachi, whose acclaimed book Notes from a Young Black Chef will be adapted into a film this year, will pop-up for three nights at Hong Kong’s Test Kitchen.  From 16 – 18 October, guests will be dazzled by the cuisine of “the most important chef in America,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

 

The eight-course menu will feature new dishes by the inimitable Chef Kwame, including Octopus with Veracruz compote, scallop masa and puffed amaranth, as well as Moi Moi Chawanmushi – black-eyed pea custard, uni and confit chicken. Each dish will celebrate the young chef’s diverse heritage, incorporating the flavours of his childhood which was spread between Nigeria, New York and Louisiana.

 

“I’m delighted to welcome my good friend Kwame to Hong Kong,” says Test Kitchen Founder Vincent Mui. “I met Kwame at the Culinary Institute of America and have watched him rise in the culinary world. Having cut his teeth at some of the world’s best fine dining restaurants, including Eleven Madison Park and Per Se in New York, I’m so pleased to see him make his mark with his own concepts, and can’t wait for him to bring his unique style of cooking to Hong Kong.”

 

The eight-course menu is available for $1480 per person with an optional wine pairing at $480 per person. Each guest will receive a copy of Notes from a Young Black Chef.

 

Kwame Onwuachi

Date: 16-19 October

Time: 7.00-11:00pm

Address: Shop 3, Kwan Yick Building Phase 3, 158A Connaught Rd W, Sai Ying Pun

Reservations: http://testkitchen.com.hk/kwameonwuachi2019

Test Kitchen

Website: https://www.testkitchen.com.hk

Telephone: 852 9032 7628

Facebook: @testkitchenhk

Instagram: @testkitchenhk

 

Baby’s First Haircut Turn Chinese Calligraphy Brush at The Mandarin Barber

Located on the 2nd floor of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, The Mandarin Barber introduces a new service where guests who book a Baby’s First Haircut can turn the lock of hair into a Chinese calligraphy brush as a lifestyle keepsake starting from 1 September 2019.

This rare craft symbolises the everlasting bond between parents and their children since it is the only time when human hair tapers naturally at the tip, which makes this practice so unique and special. It requires more than 20 steps and up to 60 days to create a Chinese calligraphy brush made from baby hair. Packaged in a lavishly designed wooden gift box, each brush can be engraved with the baby’s name, birthday and any wishes to be kept as a personalised memento. Guests can choose from a selection of delicate woods including Chinese mahogany, ebony, rosewood and boxwood. The price for a handmade Chinese calligraphy brush starts from HKD 888 each, in addition to the cost of the Baby’s First Haircut. As an exclusive launch offer, the first eight guests who place an order will receive a complimentary Mason Pearson child’s hairbrush valued at HKD 640.

The Baby’s First Haircut service is an exclusive experience where the little one will be comforted in a pink or blue children’s cutting gown and will be made to feel welcome with milk and cookies. Whilst taking the haircut, they will enjoy a range of children’s toys and books or watch children’s TV shows on TV sets that are built into the mirrors. Priced at HKD 695, the Baby’s First Haircut includes a certificate signed by the barber and lock of hair placed in a frame, as well as a special Mandarin Oriental rubber duck as a souvenir.

The Baby’s First Haircut 45-minute service is available every Sunday between 9am and 11am, for up to three children at any one time. The VIP private room is available at an additional 30% surcharge. Reservations can be made by calling +852 2825 4088 or emailing mohkg-barber@mohg.com.

DIOR PRESENTS THE PERSONALIZED WALK’N’DIOR

ABCDior makes it possible to customize your Walk’n’Dior sneakers, whether in Dior Oblique or plain canvas versions. Up to three letters may be custom-embroidered on a two-tone label, then affixed by hand with two rivets on the back of the shoe. It’s a composition game with multiple, seemingly infinite combinations, and the right foot isn’t necessarily obliged to follow the left. Inaugurated with the Dior Book Tote bag, this experience is offered in a selection of thirty stores worldwide, since September 16th.

EXQUISITE DINING, EXQUISITELY PRESENTED AT THE ST. REGIS HONG KONG

Hong Kong Island’s latest luxury hotel introduces French haute cuisine, modern Cantonese fare, legendary signature cocktails, a redefined Afternoon Tea concept, the St. Regis Sabrage ritual, and Canto Mary cocktail

The grand opening of St. Regis Hong Kong in April 2019 introduced an exceptional culinary experience supported with new dining and bar concepts: French haute cuisine, modern Cantonese fare, legendary signature cocktails, a redefined Afternoon Tea, the St. Regis champagne sabering ritual and the Canto Mary cocktail.  Contemporary French and signature Chinese restaurants are led by Michelin-starred chefs; and cocktails are complemented by live jazz music within a curated ambience inspired by the St. Regis New York’s stately residential atmosphere, Hong Kong’s distinctive architecture and East-meets-West culture.

 

L’Envol French Restaurant

 

Helmed by Chef Olivier Elzer from France, L’Envol offers an inventive interpretation of French haute cuisine, incorporating the use of selected ingredients and seasonal produce from France and Asia. The sophisticated dining room perfectly encapsulates Parisian flair in an opulent and feminine palette of beige, white and gold with pastel marble and brushed bronze, reflecting Elzer’s contemporary culinary compositions. For a more intimate dining experience, L’Envol offers a private dining room that can sit up to six guests.

 

Bringing over 20 years of experience, Elzer has previously led Pierre and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon to two and three Michelin stars respectively, as well as opened Seasons, a local French eatery in Hong Kong. Highly regarded as one of the leading French chefs in Hong Kong, Elzer is passionate about refining and redefining the tastes, textures and techniques of French cuisine with his menu constantly evolving. This passion drives the creation of innovative, seasonal dishes showcased on the menus at L’Envol.

 

Elzer’s seasonal 8-course Prestige Menu showcases the most premium caviar from around the world including Shadi, Kristal, L’Imperial, Oscietra and Beluga caviar. Dishes include Kristal Kaviari with Brittany razor clams “a la marinière” with pressed Kristal caviar creamPoached French pink rock lobster with Imperial caviar, cucumber and dill emulsion and Seared Wagyu beef tenderloin and beef marrow with beluga caviar and blinis. The 8-course Prestige menu is priced at HKD2,688 per person. L’Envol also serves the 8-course Signature menu at HKD1,888 per person and the 5-course Decouverte menu at HKD1,288. These menus are available for lunch and dinner; and in addition for lunch, the Allure set lunch menu is available, from HKD588 per person including coffee and tea.

 

The St. Regis Hong Kong offers guests over 800 wine and Champagne references including red, white, rosé, and dessert wines, including more than 100 references for Champagne. Chief Sommelier Tristan Pommier’s mission is to provide an extensive and holistic wine and beverage list, focusing on small boutique wineries so that guests can enjoy rare vintage or limited edition bottles with their selected menu. For connoisseurs, they can enjoy labels that are exclusively available at L’Envol and the St. Regis in Hong Kong including thePommery, “Les Millesimes d’Or” 1983, and Pommery, “Les Millesimes d’Or” 1964 MagnumChateau Cos d’Estournel 1975 from Saint-Estèphe in Bordeaux is considered one of the fifteen Deuxiemes Crus, a vintage red wine that L’Envol also houses. Aside from vintage and iconic wines, guests at L’Envol can also enjoy premium Armagnac and rare cognac selections for the perfect after dinner digestif.

 

At the end of every meal, guests can enjoy a decadent selection of cheeses served on a cheese trolley paired with homemade condiments including Iranian honeycomb, white chocolate, homemade fig and pepper. A unique cheese offered at L’Envol includes the 24-month aged Artikadza from Pays Basque that is only produced in small batches annually and Le Salers, a traditional French semi-hard cheese from the volcanic region of Auvergne.

 

L’Envol is open for lunch from 12:00pm-2:30pm; and dinner from 6:30pm – 10:30pm. For reservations, please call 2138 6818 or email srhk.lenvol@stregis.com

 

Rùn Chinese Restaurant

 

Led by award-winning chef Hung Chi-Kwong from Hong Kong, Rùn sets the scene for a relaxed and social dining experience featuring modern Cantonese cuisine prepared with the flair and passion that is the acclaimed Hung’s trademark. Culinary highlights include sophisticated dim sum, fresh seafood, signature roasts and nourishing soups – altogether an exciting contemporary take on classic Chinese cuisine.

 

The menu showcases the gastronomic mastery of Hung’s decades of knowledge and experience, using the best quality ingredients to create delicate and innovative seasonal dishes in a modern setting inspired by a traditional Chinese tea pavilion. Featured on the menu are seasonal specialities menu including Chilled Lotus Roots, a refreshing and vibrant dish marinated in red dragon fruit; Baked Diced Wagyu Beef Puff, a delicate two colour hand-woven puff pastry wrapped with diced Wagyu Beef in a succulent black pepper sauce;Simmered Tiger Prawn in Crab Roe Sauce and Double-boiled Abalone Soup, Kelp, Goji and Baby Coconut.  A freestanding abstract pavilion in pale oak creates a building-within-a-building flanked on two sides by window-side tables, and two private dining rooms with distinctive lighting and artworks that can sit up to 16 and 10 guests.

 

At Rùn, Tea Master Kezia Chan greets guests with a welcome tea of the day and can tailor each brew according to guests’ preference. In summer, a cold infused tea is presented; and a digestif tea is offered at the end of the meal. A summer favourite includes a specially brewed tea with 10 types of flowers including lily, jasmine, thousand-year red flowers, rose bulb, chamomile, osmanthus, chrysanthemum, sakura and orchid for a floral note.  Other tea offerings include the Heritage Pu-erh Tea 50 years and Aged Pu-erh with Tangerine Peel

 

Breakfast is served at Rùn from 6:30am – 10:30am; lunch service is from 12:30pm – 2:30pm; and dinner service is from 6:00pm – 10:30pm. For reservations, please call 2138 6808 or email srhk.run@stregis.com

 

The Drawing Room and Astor Terrace

 

The captivating ambience at The Drawing Room, a relaxed and inviting residential setting that resonates with Western and modern Asian influences, transforms from day to night along with its spectrum of offerings. Cool and verdant, the adjacent Astor Terrace is a peaceful, inviting, open-air haven with al fresco custom-made banquette seating, striking sculpture installations and a lush ornamental garden extension to The Drawing Room.

 

The Drawing Room serves a fresh, seasonal menu of international dishes throughout the day and in the afternoon, the Afternoon Tea service. At 5:30pm, the unique St. Regis Champagne sabering (sabrage) ritual takes place orchestrated by our St. Regis Host.

 

Poised to redefine the St. Regis legacy, signatures that include locally-inspired rituals unique to the property are introduced:

 

·         Afternoon Tea: a reinterpretation of the traditional Afternoon Tea, the St. Regis Hong Kong Afternoon Tea allows guests to select their choice of savouries and sweets based on their preferences from a dim sum-inspired trolley

·         Champagne Sabering: dating back to the battles of Napoleon Bonaparte who famously opened champagne with his saber, the St. Regis Hong Kong performs the sabrage ceremony at 5:30pm every day to celebrate the transition from day to evening  

·         Violet Hour and Spirits Trolley: At dusk, St. Regis Hong Kong will present a spirits trolley and create bespoke martinis paired with customised tasters presented at table side. Spirit selections are different every day, allowing guests to sample unique spirits available at St. Regis Bar

 

This seasons, The Drawing Room launches an all new summer Afternoon Tea menu created by executive sous-chef Chef Vincent Leroux and executive pastry chef Chad Yamagata including summer treats such as Oishi, a Japanese inspired finger sandwich served with tuna, shiso, marinated tomato and fresh cheese; A French Affair, creamy smoked salmon rillettes served with cucumber and Greek yogurt; and sweet treats like Lychee Rose VerrineCherry Pistacho and Prosecco Tart. The summer Afternoon Tea is available every day at 2:30pm – 5:30pm, priced at HKD388 per person, and HKD688 for two persons including coffee and tea.

 

At St. Regis, jazz plays an intrinsic part of the St. Regis legacy and signature. Every evening at 6:30pm, guests are treated to live performances by international jazz musicians that complement dinner and drinks as dusk sets in.

 

The Drawing Room is open from 9:00am – 10:30pm; lunch is served from 12:00pm – 2:30pm; Afternoon Tea is served from 2:30pm – 5:30pm; dinner is served from 6:00pm – 10:30pm. For reservations, please call +852 2138 6800 or email srhk.drawingroom.bar@stregis.com

 

The St. Regis Bar

 

Adjacent to The Drawing Room and Astor Terrace, The St. Regis Bar celebrates the feel of quintessential old New York City and classic Hong Kong. Featuring a customized handpainted mural that takes centre stage behind the bar by Beijing artist Zhang Gong, the art piece depicts Hong Kong’s rich history, cultural and natural sources, as well as local icons such as old Wan Chai and its colourful street scenes, the Hong Kong Star Ferry and Victoria Harbour. Rich warm tones, tweeds and brass details along with bronze oak paneling and olive leather upholstery give the bar a cosy and welcoming atmosphere to enjoy evening drinks or an after-hour digestif.

 

The bar evokes a tale of two cities with New York’s subway and Hong Kong’s tram, both launched in 1904, also the same year the St. Regis New York was founded, providing the inspiration for 14 unique cocktails, including the classic Bloody Mary and a Hong Kong curated Canto Mary made with local ingredients such as dried tangerine peel, five spice and Kowloon soy sauce. The bar also serves the unique Two Cities craft beer that is customized for the St. Regis Hong Kong in partnership with local brewery Young Master. The signature brew, a rye lager, combines the old-school lager brewing tradition with the addition of rye malt as homage to the iconic delicatessen culture of the city.

 

During Violet hour from 6:30pm, St. Regis Bar will present a custom-made spirits trolley decked with spirits of the week where personalised cocktails can be created to the guests’ preference. Guests can sample over 100 labels of liqueur and spirits at the St. Regis Bar, including new era liqueurs namely Vodka au caviar petrossianH. Teoria HysterieH. Teoria PerfidieH. Teoria Procrastination in tomato, tea and passionfruit flavours uniquely offered at St. Regis Hong Kong. St. Regis Bar also houses a limited edition whisky from Komagatake – Komagatake YakushimaSamaroli Demerara 19 Years Old “Old Vintage 1998” rum from Guyana, South America and Armagnac collection including those from Baron Gaston Legrand, a brand passed down from generations in Lannepax, in the Bas-Armagnac region for over 120 years. For a bespoke cocktail experience, a unique line of essences from Santa Bianca, Italy are used to enhance your cocktails with unique flavour undertones including bergamot orange, rose, lavender, vetiver, bay, cedarwood and clary sage.

 

The St. Regis Bar is open daily from 11:00am – midnight.  No reservations allowed, for more information, please call +852 2138 6800 or email srhk.drawingroom.bar@stregis.com

 

Bespoke Tableware

 

D. Porthault, well known for their luxurious embroidered and printed linens, designed the tablecloths and tablemats at the hotel. The feminine interior of L’Envol is reflected in the tablecloth, which is light beige in colour with a delicate pattern of linear ascending effervescence of champagne bubbles, symbolising a spirit of celebration. At The Drawing Room, the tablemat takes after the original pattern of the Orient Express train, symobolising the connection between East and West.

 

The glassware in the hotel is created by Cristallerie de Paris. Following with the champagne motif, L’Envol’s glassware mimics the sparkling fizz of the beverage, with carved lines that represent the iconic shape of a Louis XIV Crystal Chandelier, a symbol of royalty, purity and serenity.  At The St. Regis Bar, the pattern of the glassware is a tribute to the rich St. Regis legacy, and to Mrs. Caroline Astor, the mother of the St. Regis founder Mr. John Jacob Astor IV, who loved diamonds and often adorned herself with her collection of diamond jewellery.

 

Bespoke Spirits

 

St. Regis Hong Kong also partnered with Distillerie De Paris, one of France’s most innovative distillery to create bespoke and branded spirits for guests. Each in-house guests can find specially curated gin, flavoured vodka and rum in the mini-bar for their enjoyment.

 

Olivier Zatka, director of food and beverage comments: ‘The St. Regis Hong Kong is bringing an exceptional dining experience to the region, masterminded by award-winning chefs with years of experience in creating sophisticated, seasonal and delectable dishes for guests at the hotel. We also strive to create bespoke and personalised experiences for our luminaries, from tablecloth to glassware, each painstakingly designed for the outlet. We also house an extensive beverage collection from bespoke branded spirits, vintage wines to beautifully created cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks; as well as rare teas at Rùn and decadent cheese presented in a custom-designed cheese trolley at L’Envol.”  

 

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.

Secret Theatre Projects Returns to Hong Kong

“In the future it will be the audience at home who decide the fate of the accused. Time and technology could eclipse a jury of fellow people.”

Silence of the Lambs meets Black Mirror in Secret Theatre Project’s new world stage premiere. 

Fresh from a sell-out, critically acclaimed run of Secret Theatre London and Singapore, the team are back in Hong Kong with an epic new immersive thriller. GQ magazine’s “coolest show in London” will open in September. Secret Theatre’s fourth show in Hong Kong looks to be the most unique yet. 

Secret Theatre invites you to one of Hong Kong’s most opulent and historic venues Tai Kwun for an immersive chiller rebus where the audience will have the power to decide the evening’s outcome.

HOW SECRET THEATRE WORKS

At Secret Theatre you buy a ticket and then are transported into the experience! 

Once you buy your ticket you will receive the address, instructions on the evening as well as a password. Our shows are immersive and there will be an element of interaction and movement that allows you to integrate into the experience.

Dates:  17th September to 9th November 2019 (Tues – Sat inclusive)

Time: 6.00pm for Aaharn pre-theatre dinner; show begins 7.30pm sharp; Aaharn post-theatre dinner sits at 9.45pm.

Where: Our secret historical central Hong Kong venue at Tai Kwun – audiences find out more when they buy the ticket.

Tickets: From HK$788. Dinner (with wine) and show combination tickets start at $1288. Our special VIP experience ticket includes dinner with champagne, matched wines, a secret experience and is priced at $1788.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o15XhbUMAJs 
Ticket Link: https://www.ticketflap.com/secrettheatrehongkong2019

PHI PHI ISLAND VILLAGE BEACH RESORT LAUNCHES ECO-CONSCIOUS MARINE EXCURSIONS

The Phi Phi Islands are a genuine paradise on Earth. These emerald green jewels, fringed by white sands and turquoise seas, fulfil every traveller’s dreams of an exotic island idyll. It is little surprise that this other-worldly archipelago is so often chosen by film-makers, including those seeking the world’s most perfect beach.

But Phi Phi’s beauty is not only skin-deep. Guests who delve a little deeper into this exquisite ecosystem will discover a wider world of wonders, including mesmerising marine life and secluded lagoons, far from Thailand’s busier tourist beaches.

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort now invites guests to explore the many marvels of Phi Phi and the Andaman Sea, above and beneath the waves, with a series of eco-sensitive excursions and off-the-beaten-track tours.

The resort’s PADI-certified five-star dive centre offers an array of professional trips into the amazing underwater world, allowing guests to discover colourful corals, iridescent fish and a striking variety of marine life, including seahorses, sharks, rays, turtles and much more. Phi Phi is also one of the few places on Earth where divers can come face-to-face with the world’s biggest fish – the magnificent whale shark.

The highly skilled team at the dive centre presents a full range of courses, from Junior Diver and Bubblemaker programmes to Open Water courses and even advanced options, like Wreck Diver, Night Diver and Underwater Photographer tours. So whether you’re a seasoned diver or a first-timer, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort allows everyone to experience the magic of the Andaman Sea.

Importantly, the dive centre is actively engaged in marine conservation. As a member of the United Nations’ Green Fins project, it is dedicated to working in harmony with the environment and preserving the area’s delicate biodiversity. Back on dry land, the resort’s innovative Marine Discovery Centre is an interactive educational hub that enables all guests, including youngsters, to play an important role in protecting Phi Phi’s unique marine ecosystems.

The spectacular seascapes of the Andaman also create outstanding opportunities for island explorations. Guests can visit remote beaches, bays and lagoons all around this alluring archipelago with a choice of private boat tours to island gems such as Koh Yung, Koh Poda, Koh Kai, Koh Mor and of course, the iconic James Bond Island. With their crystal clear seas and powder-soft sands, these idyllic islets are ideal for snorkelling, sunbathing or swimming, and create stunning settings for romantic picnics and sunset cocktails.

Alternatively, activity-seekers can discover adrenalin-fuelled adventures, such as sea kayaking, plus mangrove tours, cave explorations and visits to coastal villages, capturing the cultural charms of this sensational seascape. All water sports offered by the resort are non-motorised, to ensure a peaceful and pollution-free environment for all.

Whether you’re in search of a romantic rendezvous, an ecological excursion or an action-packed adventure, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is the perfect base from which to explore this enchanting environment.

For more information, please email sales@phiphiislandvillage.com or visit www.phiphiislandvillage.com.

AMATARA WELLNESS RESORT LAUNCHES PRE-WEDDING PAMPER RITUALS BLISSFUL INDULGENCE FOR BRIDE AND GROOM

Bride and Groom can bid adieu to pre-wedding stress courtesy of Amatara Wellness Resort with an enchanting wedding package that removes any stress in the run up to, and on the big day:  from pre-wedding pampering to seamless event planning, Amatara sets the standard for once-in-a-lifetime occasions.  Couples are invited to kick off their stay with an indulgent new programme of curated treatments inspired by Asian heritage to ensure body and mind are refreshed and revived, and they feel at their best for this auspicious occasion. Hidden in a quiet corner of the idyllic island of Phuket, the resort is becoming a benchmark for tropical elegance; designed to harmonise with the naturally exquisite surroundings, the gracious accommodation and intuitive service providing the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wedding.

Ahead of the ceremony, brides-to-be can relax in complete bliss at Amatara Spa with a gentle softening and brightening Body Exfoliation (30 minutes); a moisturising Body Wrap (30 minutes) using a blend of floral extracts and freshly-cut banana leaf; an Amatara Revitalising Facial (60 minutes) to leave skin beautifully refreshed, cleansed and photo-ready; a deeply relaxing Candle Massage (60 minutes) to soothe tired muscles; a luxury Milk Bath (30 minutes) to exfoliate the skin for additional softness; and a must-have Manicure and Pedicure treatment.

Amatara’s grooming package includes, in addition, a relaxing Indian Head Massage (60 minutes) to release tension and de-clutter the mind; a Deep-Tissue Massage (60 minutes) to loosen knots; and Foot Reflexology (60 minutes) to combat any last-minute stress before the wedding. The betrothed are also invited to a couples massage workshop, which not only teaches the physical skills of massage, but also allows time for them to reconnect ahead of the big day.

A spectacular paradise setting overlooking the Andaman Sea, Amatara Wellness Resort provides a choice of beautiful and atmospheric venues, unrivalled experience and legendary service, to bring to life the dream wedding. Located on the tip of the property and at the highest point, Sala Spa is one of the true gems of Amatara for a breathtaking wedding with panoramic views across the bay. Couples can also chose from the romantic rooftop terrace Sun & Moon for sunset nuptials or a poolside venue at The Retreat, perfect for those that demand privacy.

A dedicated wedding coordinator oversees all the details, from flowers to food, stationery, photographers and everything in between. Whether couples are planning a traditional Thai reception or a Western wedding, Amatara ensures every moment is memorable. The renowned culinary team delight guests with bespoke menus and mouth-watering cuisine, catering for intimate cocktail receptions and lavish buffet dinners.

The Couples Indulgence package costs THB30,900 per couple and includes:

For Him For Her
Body Exfoliation (30 minutes) Body Exfoliation (30 minutes)
Indian Head Massage (60 minutes) Body Wrap (30 minutes)
Deep-Tissue Massage (60 minutes) Candle Massage (60 minutes)
Amatara Milk Bath (30 minutes) Amatara Milk Bath (30 minutes)
Brightening and Revitalising Facial (60 minutes) Brightening and Revitalising Facial (60 minutes)
Foot Reflexology (60 minutes) Manicure and Pedicure (105 minutes)
Plus, Couples’ Learn to Massage Workshop (90 minutes) or Couple Yoga (60 minutes)

 

For more information and reservation, visit www.amataraphuket.com or call +66 76 318 888.

The Spa at Wynn Receives Prestigious SpaChina “Most Creative Body Treatment of the Year” 2019 Award

SpaChina magazine recently hosted the SpaChina Awards 2019, gathering together China’s leading spa and wellness professionals as well as highly respected judges from the industry. The Spa at Wynn received the highly regarded “Most Creative Body Treatment” award from SpaChina this year for its offering of the “Beau-TEA Ritual”.

Jennifer Simms, Executive Director of Spa Operations for Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace Cotai said of the award: “We are honored to receive this prestigious award from the leading authority on spas in China – SpaChina magazine. The “Most Creative Body Treatment” award for The Spa at Wynn recognizes the exceptional service delivered by our team and is an affirmation of the unparalleled customer experience that our guests enjoy while they are with us. We are also very pleased that The Spa at Wynn is very well received by the Chinese market.”

The “Beau-TEA Ritual” was specially curated by The Spa at Wynn team. Drawing inspirations from the rich Chinese heritage of tea, “Beau-TEA Ritual” combines tea, which is well known for its antioxidant properties, and Chinese acupressure techniques to counteract the effects of pollution, melt away tension and instill a refreshing, glowing appearance.

Located on the first floor of Wynn Macau, The Spa at Wynn offers a fully immersive experience with 14 treatment rooms and spa therapies that include body massages, signature treatments, and facials for guests to enjoy a thoroughly relaxing day at the spa. The Spa at Wynn is divided into private areas for men and women so that they may enjoy their own whirlpool, steam room, sauna, lounge and amenities. The Asian-inspired artistic space features a wall that is adorned with lantern and jade inspired installations, and a ceiling that is decorated with lotus flowers to create a sense of calm and for a feeling of being surrounded by nature.

Since launching the SpaChina Awards in 2010 to promote the development of China’s spa industry and to honor outstanding leaders in the field, it has now become the industry’s most anticipated annual awards event. The panel of judges for the SpaChina Awards consists of highly respected spa and wellness experts. The award results are a culmination of a five-month evaluation of spas by the judge panel. Once initial selections are made, a list is posted on WeChat for final public voting. The awards ceremony honors China’s most outstanding spas and professionals in the spa industry.

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

Frederik Gollob, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited, and Aaron Lee, Managing Director of Zung Fu Hong Kong & Macau, handed over the exclusive two-tone Mercedes-Maybach S-Class to Bill Taylor, Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, and James Wong, Chief Executive Officer of Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Ltd.

Together with its limousine service provider, Kwoon Chung, the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong has strengthened its original fleet, 13 units of S-Class and 4 units of V- Class, with the latest two-tone Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. The new Mercedes- Maybach S-Class will provide the most comfortable and luxury riding experience to the hotel residents.

At 5,453 mm long and with a wheelbase of 3,365 mm, the Mercedes-Maybach S- Class is 20 cm longer than the S-Class Saloon in both length and wheelbase. Rear passengers can benefit from the extra space and the luxury and relax atmosphere as well as the standard executive seats at the back and other luxurious features such as the first-class Burmester surround sound system.

Wego and Singapore Tourism Board to promote Singapore in the GCC

Wego and Singapore Tourism Board aim to increase brand and destination awareness to Singapore, showcasing the unique experiences, events and all-year-round activities. Whether you are traveling solo, as a couple, with your family or looking to fuel your adrenaline, Singapore offers a spectacular array of experiences that cater to all your needs.

 

Singapore’s cleanliness, safety, efficient public transport, world-class attractions and quality products and services have always been attributes that attract GCC tourists to Singapore. Beyond the basics, Singapore has many deeper, inspiring stories and authentic experiences waiting for travellers to discover.

 

The country is a food paradise with a wide variety of halal cuisine where visitors can enjoy their meals from hawker food stalls, up to the mid-class restaurants or fine-dining restaurants. Singapore is unique because you will not only find Michelin star chefs in fine dining restaurants but also at the street food hawker stalls. 

 

Ms. Beverly Au Yong, Area Director Middle East, Singapore Tourism Board, said: “STB looks forward to our first collaboration with Wego in the Middle East. With the wide variety of specially curated experiences available in Singapore under our brand, Passion Made Possible, we have something for every passion tribe. Whether you are a Foodie, Explorer or Action-Seeker, these activities will provide visitors with unique experiences to embrace   their passions with like-minded people in Singapore to celebrate their passions with.

 

From the world-class galleries and museums including the National Museum of Singapore, the Singapore Art Museum and National Gallery Singapore to the high flying thrills and world’s largest wind tunnel for indoor skydiving at Sentosa, the Universal Studios Singapore™ to the local labels and artisans and the green sanctuaries, this country has everything you’re looking for.

 

Mamoun Hmedan, Managing Director, MENA and India, Wego,said: “We’re excited to embark this partnership with one of the world’s global metropolis. We saw a 34% increase in the number of bookings to Singapore on our platform in H1 2019 compared to the same period in 2018. Through our partnership with Singapore Tourism Board, we aim to educate travellers and showcase Singapore’s unique offerings helping holidaymakers plan and book their next trip. We look forward to forging a long-lasting relationship with our partners offering them the best travel experience.”

 

Singapore being a little red dot on the world map with an area of 721.5km2and a population of 5.64m attracted 18.5m visitors in 2018. This is a testimony that you should visit this ‘City in a Garden’ to experience what it has to offer. Look out for what Wego has to offer to make your passions possible.

www.stb.gov.sg or www.visitsingapore.com