Salvatore Ferragamo Unveils Hong Kong International Airport Boutique

Salvatore Ferragamo unveils its new store at Hong Kong International Airport in partnership with Dufry. The store is located in the East Hall of Terminal 1 Departures. Fully renovated with fresh, contemporary design elements, the Hong Kong International Airport store covers an area of 124 square meters and carries a wide range of men’s and women’s products, including shoes, bags and silk accessories.

 

Dufry values its strong partnership with Salvatore Ferragamo which has been steadily built on the basis of mutual trust. This enduring and collaborative partnership goes back over 20 years and accounts for a distribution network of over 18 points of sale, geographically spread around the world. The opening of the new store in Hong Kong International Airport reinforces Dufry’s global presence in the luxury segment and strengthens its relationship with Salvatore Ferragamo. Prior to Hong Kong, the two companies had already been operating together with other stores in Melbourne, Chengdu and Busan.

 

Andrea Belardini, Dufry CEO Asia Pacific & Middle East said: “We are very pleased to extend our presence at HKIA where we have enjoyed a partnership for more than 20 years. I am confident that this new and beautiful Ferragamo boutique will contribute to further enriching the shopping experience of travelers in Hong Kong airport. I would like to thank HKIA and Ferragamo for their trust”.

For the opening of the store, from 10 October to 3 November, Ferragamo will host a special exhibition to mark the launch of its new iconic bag, BOXYZ: three specially curated art pieces inspired by the bag, have been created by the rising artists, Kate Chung, Age of Brocade and Du Meng.

Le Donne / Them

Metal, Resin, Glass

Artist: Kate CHUNG

“In my eyes, the BOXYZ series represents perfect elegance.” Elegance is not only the looks and behaviors, but also the manifestation of powerful inner spirit. The three handbags in the installation represent three elegant women of different ages and backgrounds: Aaliyah Hydes, Lina Zhang and Maye Musk. Through the lens of the three telescopes, we can see the key holes of the BOXYZ handbags, through which we can see their imagination and definition of the ideal women.

Infinite Luck

Silk

Artist: Age of Brocade

The traditional pattern of Sichuan silk “Chinese knot” is also known as “lucky knot”, born for the lucky ones. Age of Brocade from the contemporary point of view deconstructs the Chinese knot : the whole pattern shows the tendency of infinite extension, signifying the continuity of fortune. In addition, Sichuan sachets are used as an accessory of Ferragamo BOXYZ, taking the meaning of “magic trick”, showing a sense of both ancient rhyme and novelty.

Time Elegance

Foundry glass, Silver foil

Artist: Meng DU

Inspired by the unique beauty of Ferragamo BOXYZ, the artist Meng uses glass to seal the passage of time. From the production of mud manuscripts, wax repair, mold flipping, annealing, and then to grinding and coloring, this creation requires a great deal of patience and long process of waiting. So traces of time appear extremely moving in the reinterpretation of glass.

The Parisian Macao Reigns Supreme

The Parisian Macao Wins ‘Best City Hotel – Macao’ at the 30th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2019

The Parisian Macao has won ‘Best City Hotel – Macao’ at the 30th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2019 which took place recently in Bangkok, Thailand.

Organised annually by TTG Asia, the TTG Travel Awards honour the best of the best in the Asia-Pacific travel trade and tourism industries. Results are decided by votes cast by fellow trade professionals who are readers of TTG publications. It has been regarded as one of the most influential awards in the region’s industry since its inception in 1989.

 “We are very pleased to have been recognised with this prestigious award. Since opening three years ago The Parisian Macao has gone from strength to strength, and along with its wonderful half-scale Eiffel Tower has become one of Macao’s most distinctive and visited landmarks,” commented Kris Kaminsky, Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations, Sands China Ltd. “However, we would not have received this trophy if it were not for the committed efforts of our entire team in delivering superb experiences for our guests.”

Since opening in September 2016, The Parisian Macao has become one of Macao’s most popular destinations. With approximately 2,500 guestrooms and suites and boasting an impressive half-scale recreation of the Eiffel Tower, the integrated resort offers expansive meeting space, distinctive signature restaurants and a wide range of recreation and entertainment, along with the 300,000 square feet Shoppes at Parisian retail mall.

For more information, please visit: www.parisianmacao.com

 

Lily Cheng, Director of Public Relations, Sands China Ltd., accepts the award for Best City Hotel – Macao on behalf of The Parisian Macao at the 30thAnnual TTG Travel Awards 2019.

KiKi Tea, In Collaboration with the World’s Favourite Chocolate Treat KITKAT® to Present Luscious Chocolate Flavoured Concoctions

Taiwan’s celebrated bubble tea sensation KiKi Tea opens its 4th branch at Telford Plaza in Kowloon Bay today.

To mark the convivial occasion, KiKi Tea partners the world’s favourite chocolate treat KITKAT® with an exclusive chocolate beverage collaboration – along with a ‘Buy 1 Get 1 Free’ offer on selected KiKi Tea drinks and special promotions for cinema lovers.

In celebration of the opening, KiKi Tea introduces two special drinks in collaboration with NESTLE KITKAT® Chocolate. Ms KiKi Premium Black Tea topped with Chocolate Cream Mousse (HK$37) balances the classic sweetness of KITKAT® chocolate with flavourful black Tea; while rich, refreshing Chocolate Smoothie with Sea Salt Cream Mousse (HK$39) blends KITKAT® chocolate with KiKi’s signature cream mousse topping.

A special “Movie Lovers Grab & Go Combo Set” is also available from 1 October to 30 November. By presenting a MCL Telford Cinema ticket stub, movie lovers can enjoy combo sets featuring one selected snack and one KiKi Tea for just HK$69. Taiwanese classic snacks include Mini Braised Pork Rice, Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken, Taiwanese Popcorn Octopus, and Tempura in Taiwanese Style.

 They can be matched with one of KiKi’s signature teas such as KiKi Roasted Milk Tea with Brown Sugar Pearls, Brown Sugar Milk with Brown Sugar Pearls, Winter Melon Tea with Cream Mousse and Sichuan Flavoured Pearls and more.

Exclusive takeaway offers are also available for members of “MCL Telford Movie Lovers” from 1 October to 30 November. Members are treated to a special 15% off KiKi Tea’s promotion for selected items simply by presenting their MCL CLUB member card.

Members may choose from a variety of drinks such as KiKi Roasted Milk Tea with Brown Sugar Pearls, Jasmine Tea with Milk and Mini Taro Balls, Homemade Longan Red Dates Tea, Brown Sugar Ginger Tea with Red Dates and more.

At the new KiKi Tea, fans can also enjoy signature tea favourites such as Pineapple Green Teapresso (HK$38), Winter Melon Tea with Cream Mousse and Sichuan Pepper Flavoured Pearls (HK$36), Peach Oolong with Mini Taro Balls (HK$33), KiKi Roasted Tea with Raspberry Cream Mousse (HK$34), and summer favourite, Grape Slush (HK$38) – all adjusted to personal choices of sweetness and temperature.

All can be matched and enhanced with four different types of ‘bubbles’ (add HK$5), including the most popular Brown Sugar Pearls; a favourite in Taiwan, Mini Taro Balls; Sichuan Pepper Flavoured Pearls with a spicy kick of ‘KiKi Sichuan Pepper Seasoning’ blended from natural peppercorns and premium chilli; and Chinese Herbal Tea Pearls, with prunella ‘heal-all’ tea (xia ku cao) used in Chinese medicine, loved by celebrities including Shu Qi and Kimbee Chan.

KiKi’s sun-dried, handmade and additive-free noodles can also be found in Sun’s Bazaar menu, with popular favourites including Stir-fired Minced Pork Mixed Noodles with Chive Flowers and Fermented Black Bean (HK$98), KiKi Scallion Noodles with Miso Meat Sauce and Soft-boiled Egg (HK$118), and Dan Dan Noodles (HK$98).

KiKi Tea tasty desserts round out the menu, from KiKi Roasted Tea Cream Puff (HK$38), to Hojicha Pudding with Brown Sugar Pearls (HK$38), Earl Grey Chiffon Cake with Brown Sugar Pearls (HK$68), and Chestnut Mont Blanc (HK$38).

The Taiwanese tea oasis is located within Sun’s Bazaar, operated by renowned Hong Kong hospitality group Lai Sun Dining. The sleek boutique-style venue is styled after a minimalist Zen courtyard with rustic interior design and communal oak tables creating a restful haven encouraging diner interaction.

KiKi Tea at Telford Plaza is located at Shop P23, Telford Plaza Podium, 33 Wai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong; opens daily from 11 am to 10:30 pm.

For enquiries, please call (852) 6117-5699; or email info@kiki-tea.com.

 

Pullman Luang Prabang invites couples to discover pure romance in northern Laos at its Wedding Showcase

It has been said that the true essence of romance is not about hearts and chocolates, but simply spending time with your partner in perfect peace and harmony, without any outside pressures or distractions. Nestled in the lush, jungle-clad hills of northern Laos, one resort is giving couples the chance to celebrate their love in a truly tranquil environment, with a series of exquisite wedding experiences.

Pullman Luang Prabang is set among in 16 hectares of natural countryside, surrounded by paddy fields, rivers and mountains, creating a unique setting for love to blossom. The beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Luang Prabang, Laos’ former royal capital, is just moments away.

Couples will be able to discover the allure of this enchanting destination at the resort’s Wedding Showcase, “Love Pulls Us Together”, which takes place on Saturday 5th October 2019, from 2pm to 7pm. This immersive afternoon event will allow brides-to-be, future grooms and wedding organisers to learn all about Pullman Luang Prabang’s marital offerings, including a trio of packages that have been crafted to suit every size and type of ceremony.

After a welcome address from Denis Dupart, the resort’s general manager, the Wedding Showcase will treat guests to fashion shows displaying traditional Lao and international wedding dresses. This will be followed by Q&A sessions with professional planners and suppliers, a series of booths demonstrating different ceremonial set-ups, and lucky draws to win fantastic prizes. The event will conclude with a cocktail reception and food tasting session at the resort’s sunset rooftop. Pure bliss!

“There can be few more idyllic wedding venues than Pullman Luang Prabang. It is not only our stunning scenery that promises the perfect backdrop for ceremonies and photoshoots; it is our serene ambience that sets us apart. Couples today do not simply want to repeat the same old romantic clichés; they are seeking bespoke and intimate experiences that reflect their own passion for the environment, and each other,” Mr. Dupart said.

“We look forward to introducing future brides and grooms to the wedding of their dreams. Luang Prabang is a destination which has a unique aura – a sense of calm that feels blissfully far removed from the outside world. And yet, this royal town is also easily accessible, making it easy for friends and family to share the big day. Together, we can design deeply personal matrimonial journeys that reflect the of beauty and purity of northern Laos,” he added.

The Wedding Showcase will introduce guests to Pullman Luang Prabang’s collection of three elegant packages, which have been expertly curated to suit different budgets. Hosted in the 368-square metre Nam Khong Ballroom or outdoors amidst the tropical gardens, each package includes floral decorations and bouquets, free-flow soft drinks, a multi-tiered cake, guest book and a one-night stay for the newlyweds, including breakfast.

Additional options include afternoon tea for two, a Champagne tower, alcoholic beverage packages, after-parties, accommodation for family and guests, anniversary dinner vouchers and more. Naturally, every couple will be treated to creative catering, including cocktail receptions, evening buffets and set menus with a choice of authentic Lao or international cuisine.

A photoshoot package has also been launched, allowing couples to capture their timeless wedding album amid a landscape of verdant gardens and peaceful ponds. This full-day package includes a series of indulgent amenities, including a bottle of sparkling wine or 30-minute massage for two, a four-course dinner for two and more.

For more information about the Wedding Showcase at Pullman Luang Prabang, please email H9112-mk@accor.comor contact +856 71 211 112. To learn more about the resort, please CLICK HERE.

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.