Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The York by Swiss-Belhotel @ Sydney



LEADING global hospitality management chain, Swiss-Belhotel International, has added an extra touch of luxury to The York by Swiss-Belhotel in Sydney with the introduction of stunning new suites. 

The Swiss-SuperSuites – which range from studios to a three-bedroom penthouse – were designed with the hotel’s special guests in mind, delivering opulent amenities and services and giving the upscale property greater appeal to leisure or business travellers. “From the busy senior executive to the guest looking for an inner city oasis of relaxation, the Swiss-SuperSuites are a luxury experience to remember,” said Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President. 

The York by Swiss-Belhotel is a serviced residence with 150 suites. Some of its rooms are among the most spacious in Sydney, ranging from 60 square metres to 165 square metres. 

It offers studios, one, two and three-bedroom suites, with some boasting stunning Sydney Harbour views. All the suites are serviced daily and have a full kitchen, laundry, lounge/dining room, air conditioning, open-air balcony, free Wi-Fi, video on demand and IPTV. 

Swiss-Belhotel International offers highly professional services in all aspects of hotel, resort, serviced residences, condotel and property management operations. Since its establishment in 1987, the group has expanded throughout Asia and the Middle East. It has targeted managing 250 hotels and resorts by 2020. 

Swiss-Belhotel International currently has more than 125 hotels, resort and projects in its global portfolio. It has a presence in China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Georgia, Greece, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. 


Swiss-Belhotel International currently manages a portfolio of more than 125 hotels, resorts and projects located in China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Georgia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Awarded Indonesia's Leading Global Hotel Chain for five consecutive years and Most Favourite 4-Star Hotel, Swiss-Belhotel International is one of the world’s fastest-growing international hotel and hospitality management groups. The Group provides comprehensive and highly professional development and management services in all aspects of hotel, resort and serviced residences. Offices are located in Hong Kong, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, Shanghai - China, Sydney – Australia, Hanoi - Vietnam, Jakarta - Indonesia, Bali - Indonesia, Athens – Greece, Bangkok - Thailand and Auckland - New Zealand.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Kartini


Panggil aku Kartini saja, itu namaku. Kami orang Jawa tidak punya nama keluarga. Kartini adalah sekaligus nama keluarga dan nama kecilku, dan “Raden Ajeng’, dua kata ini menunjukkan gelar. Ketika aku memberikan alamatku… tentu aku tidak bisa hanya menulis Kartini, bukan? Hal ini pasti akan mereka anggap aneh di Belanda, sedang untuk menulis jeffrouw (nona) atau sejenisnya di depan namaku, wah, aku tidak berhak untuk itu – aku hanyalah orang Jawa (24 Mei 1899) 

Hari terbit MALE edisi 130 ini bertepatan dengan Hari Kartini 2015. Persamaan hak antara pria dan wanita adalah topik jadul yang selalu menarik untuk dibahas. Apalagi, kalau yang membahas Zoya Amirin, seksolog yang selalu rajin menulis kolom sejak majalah ini terbit, tentu tak kalah serunya. 

Kebanyakan pria, demikian Zoya, ketika membahas soal emansipasi, terbagi menjadi dua. Pertama, ada pria yang menyatakan mengagumi, memuja, bahkan mengakui membina hubungan intim, baik berpacaran, bertunangan, maupun menikah, dengan wanita mandiri—perkasa secara emosional—yang androgynous, yang banyak menjalankan peran maskulin, seperti menjadi breadwinner di keluarga dan bekerja di bidang yang didominasi pria. 

Kedua, ada pria yang berpendapat wanita mandiri yang androgin lebih aman sejauh hanya menjadi kekasih, bukan sebagai istri. Sebab, menurut sang pria, wanita ini akan merepotkan, karena gajinya lebih tinggi, kariernya lebih bersinar, mengintimidasi, plus mendominasi di tempat tidur. Anda tipe pria yang mana? 

Ternyata, dari sudut pandang seorang seksolog, tidak penting! Sebab, seperti pepatah yang jutaan kali Anda baca, wanita sesungguhnya ingin dicintai, bukan dimengerti. Karena itu, marilah mencintai wanita sebagai partner ketimbang berusaha keras memahaminya, karena sesungguhnya pria dan wanita memang berbeda. “Jadilah pria seksi yang pro-feminis,” tulis Zoya, yang lengkapnya bisa Anda baca di kolomnya (Sexpert, MALE 130 http://male.detik.com). 

Peringatan Hari Kartini yang jatuh pada 21 April bukan hanya soal sanggul dan kebaya. Selain soal hubugan pria – wanita, menarik disimak pendapat Linda Amalia Sari Gumelar. Bukan semata soal emansipasi wanita, "Tapi bagaimana meningkatkan peran bersama, agar perempuan Indonesia berkualitas, cerdas, melahirkan anak yang sehat, dan menjadikan keluarga sejahtera," ujarnya. 

Menteri Negara Pemberdayaan Perempuan dan Perlindungan Anak era Kabinet Indonesia Bersatu II itu menjelaskan, masih banyak pekerjaan rumah masalah perempuan yang harus diselesaikan. PR itu mulai dari tingginya angka kematian ibu melahirkan, perdagangan manusia, tingkat kesehatan perempuan, hingga pelecehan seksual. 

Hari Kartini memang semacam pintu masuk untuk membicarakan apa saja yang terkait dengan kehidupan kaum perempuan. Membahas Kartini seharusnya memang bukan semata sebagai tokoh, tapi juga pokok.


Sumber: MALE 130

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ramadan 1436 H Celebrations @ Hotel Gran Mahakam

Camel Cookies

To honor the holy month of Ramadan 1436H, which will be started on June to July 2015, Hotel Gran Mahakam prepare an alluring decorations with ketupat chandelier hanging at the center of lobby area and the replica of Alhambra Mosque in The Rafflesia Room. With the theme colors of silver, gold and turquoise, you will experience the fast-breaking moment like in the heart of vibrant Middle East. 

The Executive Chef will prepare a wide selections of sumptuous fast-breaking buffet at Le Gran Café with various attempting sweets “tajil” that will tease your palate. Le Gran Cafe will serve our famous Bubur Tampah, consist of Bubur Sumsum, Bubur Jali, Biji Salak, Bubur Ketan Hitam, Sagu Rangi and palm sugar also coconut milk for toppings, all will be available only during the holy month. 

Iga Sapi Kurma
Nasi Daun Jeruk
Do not missed to experience our new Ramadan cuisine such as Tuna and Sweet Date Salad, Potato and Chickpea Salad, Sweet Corn and Beetroot Salad, Dates Spring Roll, Rujak Juhi and some appetizing selections of main course; Iga Sapi Masak Kurma, Nasi Daun Jeruk, Chicken Kebab, Lamb Tagine, Ayam Besengek, Opor Ayam Panggang, Gulai Iga Sapi, Chicken with Prune and Almond and Nasi Bali. 

For dessert lovers, the innovative Chefs will prepare new specialties; Camel Cookies, Assorted Cenil, Bika Ambon, Manisan Kolang Kaling, Es Lobi-Lobi, Es Pelangi, Bubur Ketan Hitam, Es Jeruk Bali, Es Shanghai and Kolak Campur. 

Make your Ramadan culinary experience unforgettable with live music performance every day during the fast-breaking. 

To fulfill your needs in preparing Ramadan event such as gathering or Halal Bihalal, we also offer a banquet and On-Site Catering package to be held at Hotel Gran Mahakam or at your own mansion. 

Attention to detail, distinctly European architecture, beautifully appointed rooms, and attentive and responsive service are just some of the hallmarks of Hotel Gran Mahakam. 

Its elegantly furnished 158 rooms, International Restaurants, Bar & Lounge and function rooms, contribute to give to the European-baroque-style architecture a feel of warmth, comfort and ease that is most found in friend’s homes. 

As Ramadan will come, the month of thousand blessing, on behalf of Hotel Gran Mahakam, we would like to wish you a Happy Fasting and Happy Eid Al-Fitr 1436H. 

Kolang-kaling
FAST-BREAKING BUFFET, 17 June – 16 July 2015 

Le Gran Café 
Price: Rp 340,000 ++/person, Rp 240,000 ++/child 

The Gardenia 
Price: Rp 320,000++/person, Rp 220,000 ++/child 

The Rafflesia 
Price: Rp 300,000++/person, Rp 200,000++/child 

AOKI Japanese Cuisine 
Price: Rp 275,000 ++/person, Rp 175,000++/child 

Holy Iftar in House 
Price: Starts from Rp 328,000++/person 

Getuk Keju
Hotel Gran Mahakam 
Jalan Mahakam I No.6, Blok M, Jakarta 12130 
Tel: (62 – 21) – 720 99 66, Fax: (62 – 21) – 725 20 11

Liburan Gratis!


Borobudur
Anda mungkin pernah jalan-jalan dalam negeri ataupun ke luar negeri. Tapi kalau jalan-jalan gratis serta akomodasi, tiket perjalanan, paket tour bahkan hingga dapat uang saku lengkap untuk Anda, siapa yang tidak tertarik? Ya, saat ini paket perjalanan dalam negeri ataupun luar negeri menjadi magnet wisatawan. Tidak heran tempat wisata eksotis, dan menarik, ramai dikunjungi banyak orang. Tempat wisata luar negeri seperti Negara Asia yang sedang gencar diminati para turis lokal ataupun asing antara lain Hong Kong ataupun Thailand – destinasi-destinasi yang menjadi incaran liburan bersama keluarga ataupun sahabat Anda.

Untuk memenuhi kebutuhan dan menjadi daya tarik tersendiri, Fame Hotel Gading Serpong memberikan  promo spektakuler di April ini, diantaranya adalah “Win 3 Wonderful Holiday”. Para tamu yang menginap hanya satu malam pun dapat berkesempatan untuk berlibur ke Hong Kong, atau Thailand, Bromo dan Borobudur. Kesempatan ini berlaku hingga akhir Desember 2015, dan diundi pada acara New Year 2016.

Bromo
Anda tidak perlu khawatir untuk syarat dari promo ini, cukup menginap satu malam dan berlaku kelipatan dan berlaku pada promo lainnya seperti ;
  • The Amazing 2 Night Stay: Rp 700.000net/room (Valid Everyday )
  • Relaxation Package: Rp 550.000nett/room/night (Include in room – massage)
  • Smart Weekend: Rp 450.000net/room

Atau Anda ingin menikmati santapan menu-menu lezat yang ada di Hall of Fame Café. Promo ini juga berlaku pada transaksi di Hall of Fame  Café minimal Rp 150.000 berlaku kelipatan. Jadi buat Anda yang ingin melepas lelah dan ingin menhabiskann waktu bersama keluarga untuk pergi liburan gratis jangan segan-segan untuk bermalam di Fame Hotel Gading Serpong.

Bangkok
Tentang Famehotel Paramount Serpong
Famehotel Paramount Serpong adalah “The First Smart Hotel in Tangerang “ yang dibangun di jantung CBD (Central Business District) Serpong untuk melayani kebutuhan pasar lokal di bidang konferensi dan perjalanan bisnis. Hotel yang memiliki 144 kamar modern dan minimalis, 6 fasilitas ruang pertemuan yang variatif  berkapasitas hingga 120 orang ini mulai beroperasi sejak 4 januari 2013.

Dengan perpaduan desain minimalis, modern, dan seksi, dengan sentuhan warna ungu dan putih. Lokasi yang strategis hanya 25 menit dari Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta, serta berada tepat di samping super market, rumah sakit internasional, hingga kompleks hiburan dan pusat perbelanjaan Serpong, membuat Famehotel Paramount Serpong dapat memenuhi kebutuhan. Sebagai Business Traveler yang Smart Famehotel menyediakan ruang pertemuan modern, dan mempunyai outlet F & B “Hall Of Fame Cafe” sebagai pilihan anda untuk Sarapan, Makan siang hingga makan malam dengan buffet atau menu a ala carte sesuai dengan selera Anda.

Tentang Parador Hotels & Resorts
Parador Hotels & Resorts berdiri pada Agustus 2012 dan diresmikan pada Januari 2013. Parador Hotels & Resorts merupakan hotel berbasis di Indonesia yang menyusung konsep dan inovasi dengan mengedepankan standar kualitas serta pelayanan.  Menjadi satu – satunya operator hotel di Indonesia yang memadukan pelayanan adat ketimuran yang sarat akan keramahtamahan dan kehangatan dengan profesionalisme serta standart internasional. Saat ini Parador Hotel & Resorts menawarkan jaringan Hotel, Kondotel, Seviced Apartments, dan Resorts. Parador Hotels & Resorts mengelola hotel bintang 5 Grand Atria, bintang 4 Atria, bintang 3 Atria Inn serta bintang 2 Famehotel.

Memiliki visi dan misi yang cukup jelas, yakni menjadi operator hotel terbesar yang berbasis di Indonesia yang memiliki standar kualitas yang terbaik dengan konsep pelayanan “Modern Asian Hospitality”di tiap lininya, Parador Hotels & Resorts yakin akan menjadi nomor satu pada bidangnya dengan terget akan mengelola 99 hotel di tahun 2024.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Break The Rules! And Join The Party!

For clubbers and weekenders, Clas Soundsation and The Media Hotel & Towers present pool party to enliven your weekend.

With main theme called Break The Rules and our several famous DJ, this event will definitely tone up your weekend escape. “Break the rules! This theme comes forth because we knew that the national exam is over. So this event is expected to be a place to refresh your mind. It seems like the goodbye national exam party,” said F&B Event Sponsorship manager, Ibnu M Iqbal.

Break The Rules Pool Party will be held on Saturday April 18th 2015, 10PM onwards at the pool area located on the 6th floor. With three guest star DJ like Princess Joana, Astronaughty, and Putri Danizar will show off their unique techniques.

Along with our line up DJ such as G-Vaw, DJ Adhel Maharani, Electrooby, all ready to make the Electronic Dance Music’s lovers rumbled over the open sky. With first drink charge only IDR 200,000 you can enjoy the excitement of this event. For further information (021) 6263001, or email at info@themediahotel.com

About The Media Hotel & Towers, Jakarta
The Media Hotel & Towers is a five-star hotel strategically located in the northern area of Central Jakarta, close to the ManggaDua world-class shopping complex and Ancol dreamland, near to the largest exhibition hall; Jakarta International Expo (JI EXPO) and it has direct access to the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. Designed for both business and leisure travelers seeking luxury accommodation, high-end facilities and ultimate services, the hotel offers 350 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, wide-range of restaurants, cafes, lounges & bars, a one-stop health club: The Acropolis Spa & Fitness, and meeting rooms for events and wedding receptions.  For more info, please visit www.themediahotel.com 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Songkran Pomelo Summer Specials @ Mango Tree Bistrobar Plaza Senayan

Pomelo Salad
Jakarta more than any other Asian city had embraced the bistro concept and was ripe for more Mango Tree Bistrobars, Mango Tree Worldwide Managing Director Trevor MacKenzie said in the Indonesian capital, April 9, 2015. 

Mango Tree launched its first Bistrobar in Jakarta's Plaza Senayan 18 months ago, and the concept had been embraced by Jakarta's affluent and aspirational younger generation.

Mr MacKenzie said the 'Songkran Pomelo Summer Specials and Daily Deals' promotion had been conceived for Mango Tree Bistrobar Plaza Senayan to say 'thank you' to the brand's loyal fans and regulars while drumming up some additional brand awareness and word-of-mouth.

Deep Fried Tom Yum Chicken Wings
“Songkran is almost upon us in Thailand,” Mr MacKenzie said. “It's a time dedicated to 'sanuk' or the Thai love of having fun. So we wanted to come up with a promotion that would capture this fun spirit and also offer good value and some compelling reasons to dine and drink at Mango Tree Bistrobar.

Mango Tree Bistrobar is the group's second-tier brand, based on a Parisian bistro concept, which means quick, tasty and hearty fare, a good wine list and innovative cocktails mixed by experienced mixologists.

The Mango Tree Bistrobar concept was in response to the specific demands of the burgeoning younger, upwardly mobile crowd – giving them a hip place to hang out and be seen while enjoying quality cocktails, food and music. 

“Younger people in Asia Pacific are having the one social drink now, which they didn’t do previously,” said Mr MacKenzie. “ But they are increasingly discerning. Especially right here in Jakarta, where a staggering 50 percent of the population is under 30 years of age.

“Mango Tree Bistrobar delivers is exactly what they want. The Bistrobar brand is ideal for Jakarta because there is a genuine appreciation of quality cocktails delivered by outstanding mixologists and a desire to also tap good music in a cool environment that attracts a young crowd with spending power.”

Penang Curry with BBQ Duck & Lychee
Mango Tree is on a roll globally, with the recent successful launch of the Bangkok signature Mango Tree on the River as the group's flagship, rave reviews for Mango Tree DC, the first US venture in the national capital's swanky CityCentreDC lifestyle hub, while new additions include Mango Tree Restaurant Mumbai, just opened two weeks ago, Mango Tree Copenhagen this month, and Mango Tree Qingdao in May. Mango Tree Pop-up Restaurant will also open during Milan Expo, Italy, in May with markets from Barcelona to Sydney also in Mango Tree's sights.

Mango Tree Worldwide now has a portfolio of more than 70 restaurants, bistrobars and cafes in 15 countries spread across Asia, the Middle East and the United States through its Mango Tree, MangoTree Bistrobar, Mango Tree Café, Mango Chili, COCA restaurant and COCA Café brands. It will expand its portfolio to more than 80 restaurants and cafes this year.

The group’s prime locations include Hong Kong, London, Dubai, Tokyo, Jakarta, Manila, Mumbai and Washington. It forecasts global turnover of more than US$100 million within two years.

“We have been able to achieve so much because we have always aligned ourselves with the right partners, who understood we have a unique concept that is not just about great food – it’s also about adding value to the dining experience through a combination of décor, presentation and tabletop architecture,” Pitaya said.

Mango Tree BistroBar Plaza Senayan co-owner Margerry Muliadi said she was delighted to see the Bistrobar concept thrive and for the partnership to have stood the test of time. It was her pleasure to offer the specials and daily deals to diners.

She said the relationship with Mango Tree stretched back more than 20 years, with COCA Restaurants as their first venture together. One of the key shareholders was also an owner of Mango Tree London, the first Mango Tree outside Bangkok, and more recent addition Mango Tree Harrods.

Spaghetti Green Curry Chicken
About The Mango Tree Group
The Mango Tree group is a dynamic, innovative and fast-growing company that has a vision to bring authentic Thai cuisine with a creative twist to the world, and to plant a Mango Tree in every major world city. At the vanguard of the global Thai food explosion, the Mango Tree group comprises the Mango Tree, Mango Tree Bistro and Mango Tree Cafe brands, as well as Coca, the contemporary steamboat suki concept. The group's heritage dates back to 1957, when Khun Srichai Phanphensophon opened the first Coca restaurant in Surawong, launching the suki trend in Thailand.

The pioneering spirit continued when the group's CEO and celebrity chef Pitaya Phanphensophon, Srichai's son, opened the first Mango Tree restaurant in the heart of Silom in 1994. Today, the group operates more than 70 restaurants and cafes in 15 countries in Asia, the Middle East, and the USA. Part cultural ambassador and part culinary innovator, Mango Tree has charted a course to become the premier global Thai cuisine brand, delivering quality Thai cuisine, stylish design, and intuitive service that always exceeds diners' expectations.

Spicy BBQ Duck Salad Cucumber & Watermelon
Songkran Pomelo Summer Specials
  1. The 'Songkran Pomelo Summer Specials', offer a choice of dishes from Rp120,000.
  2. Shrimp Pomelo Salad
  3. Spaghetti With Green Curry Chicken, or
  4. Curry With BBQ Duck Breast and Lychee With Rice
  5. Deep Fried Banana
Thai Mocktails
Last Wishes (fresh watermelon, sugar, lime juice, mint leaves)
Kiwi Colada (Kiwi fruit, coconut cream, pineapple, sugar)
Kiwi Julep (Kiwi junk. Mint leaves, lime juice, kiwi syrup)

Songkran Sizzling Set Lunch Promo A to D for Rp55,000, Rp25,000 by adding can get Mocktail.

Tom Yum Seafood Fried Rice
Songkran Pomelo Summer Daily Deals

Monday: Tom Yum soup Rp65,000,  now only Rp55,000. Two cocktails for just Rp100,000, - ++

Tuesday: Deep-Fried Chicken Wings Tom Yum Rp42,000, now only Rp32,000. Two cocktails for just Rp100,000.

Wednesday: Spaghetti Aglio Olio Pasta With Seafood Rp59,000, now only Rp48,000. By purchasing a bottle of wine / wine, get a plate of cherries, cheese and pineapple.

Thursday: Glass Noodle Salad Rp. 55.000, now only Rp44,000. Two cocktails for just Rp100,000.

Friday: Deep-Fried Shrimp Wonton Rp54,000, now only Rp44,000. Buy one drink alcoholic/liqueur, get one free.

Saturday: Grilled Beef Neck Rp69,000, now only Rp55,000. By purchasing a bottle of wine/wine, get a plate of cherries, cheese and pineapple.

Sunday: By showing tickets to watch, you get a 20% discount on food and drink mocktails. Buy one drink alcoholic/liqueur, get one free.

Buy Dessert Get 50% Discount on Beverage and by purchasing three San Miguel Beers for just Rp100,000.

W Hotels Worldwide, will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company Introduce the EKOCYCLE™ Brand to W Hotel Guest Rooms across the Globe

Stylish Sustainability Initiative Launches Tonight in New York City; W Hotel Guest Rooms around the World to Have Sheets and Bedside Chargers Made In Part with Recycled Plastic Bottles


W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), announced a new partnership with global music artist and entrepreneur will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company to shake up the hotel industry, one guest room at a time, April 13, 2015. Together, they are bringing the EKOCYCLE™ brand to W Hotel rooms around the world, changing sheets and changing minds.

W Hotels will soon begin re-making their beds with new EKOCYCLE™ branded sheets, which are made in part with rPET (polyester partially made using recycled plastic). Rolling out into W Hotels in North America first with global properties to follow, each king size sheet set utilizes approximately 31 recycled 20 oz. plastic bottles – which equates to more than 268,000 plastic bottles across all W Hotel beds in North America. The result is bedding that is as luxurious as it is environmentally conscious, ensuring that guests continue to have the same incredibly comfortable sleep they have come to expect from a night in a W Hotel bed. Guests can rest assured that they won’t feel a difference, as the more sustainable sheets are made using the same high quality process as the W brand’s current bedding, with the only difference being the use of recycled polyester instead of new polyester.

W Hotels and the EKOCYCLE™ team didn’t stop with changing the sheets. Together, they wanted to recycle even more plastic, so they turned their attention to the nightstand and created a colorful little bedtime companion. The “Mobile Charger and Accessory Valet” (MCAV), is a multi-tasking USB charging device that also acts as a jewelry/watch stand and an alarm clock. Developed by Miniwiz, an emerging engineering firm from Taipei focused exclusively on post-consumer recycled material design applications, the MCAV is partially created out of three recycled plastic bottles and is available in six colors, including gold, red, hot pink, black, white and silver.  These devices will soon be bedside in every W Hotel room around the world, powering up devices and waking up guests from Los Angeles to London.

“W guests want to live a stylish, more sustainable lifestyle and this partnership is a way to allow them to do so when they are on the road,” said Sarah Doyle, Global Brand Director of W Hotels Worldwide. “Working with will.i.am and Coca-Cola’s EKOCYCLE™ brand allows us to ‘change’ our sheets, reset our alarm clocks and pledge to make a difference one W Hotel stay at a time.”

Embedded in the ethos that “waste is only waste if we waste it,” the idea for EKOCYCLE™ was born after will.i.am was inspired to turn waste left behind at a Black Eyed Peas gig into recycled sought-after objects and joined forces with The Coca-Cola Company.  EKOCYCLE™ has a simple ambition: work with iconic brands to help consumers recognize that items they consider waste today can live on as brand new lifestyle products they can use tomorrow. As longtime partners, Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HOT), the parent company of W Hotels, and The Coca-Cola Company share a similar vision when it comes to global sustainability, which makes W and EKOCYCLE™ the perfect pair. 

“I am very excited to bring the EKOCYCLE™ movement to W Hotel guests around the world,” said will.i.am. “When it comes to finding partners for the EKOCYCLE™ initiative, Coca-Cola and I want to work with those who understand our message: that being more sustainable can be stylish. The new EKOCYCLE™ sheets and chargers that will now be at W are further proof that we can transform so much of the way we live through more sustainable, recycled materials.”

Bea Perez, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at The Coca-Cola Company said: “The EKOCYCLE™ brand mission is to excite and inspire people around the idea that waste can be valuable and create new, desirable products. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has been a likeminded innovator of sustainable solutions and longtime partner of Coca-Cola. We’re delighted that W Hotels is joining the EKOCYCLE™ movement and providing hotel guests worldwide with the opportunity to experience sustainable luxury with EKOCYCLE™ brand sheets.”

The official partnership kicks off tonight with an exclusive celebration at the flagship W New York, hosted by W Hotels, will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company. W New York revolutionized the hotel industry when it debuted in 1998, making it the perfect location for yet another hospitality revolution: this unique blending of style with sustainability. For guests who want to continue to sleep eco-chic long after they check out, the sheets (starting at $207) and MCAV ($75) will soon be available for purchase online at whotelsthestore.com.

For more information about W Hotels, please visit www.whotels.com. To learn more about the EKOCYCLE™ brand initiative, visit EKOCYCLE.com.

Join the conversation by following @WHotels @iamwill @EKOCYCLE @CocaCola. Every change you make counts. Tell us how you will live more sustainably in 2015 with #THREADSCOUNT.


About W Hotels Worldwide
W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 46 hotels and retreats, including 17 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access, offering a unique mix of cutting-edge design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. W Hotels offers a holistic lifestyle experience that is integrated into the brand’s sensibility through contemporary restaurant concepts, glamorous entertainment experiences, stylish retail concepts, signature spas and inspiring residences. With more than 16 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach 60 hotels by 2017. W Hotels have been announced for Changsha, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Dubai, Jakarta, Panama, Muscat, Chengdu, Suzhou, New Delhi, and Kuala Lumpur, while upcoming W Retreats include Goa, India. For more information, visit www.whotels.com or www.facebook.com/whotels. To live the W Hotels lifestyle 24/7/365, visit www.wresidences.com.

About EKOCYCLE™
With a shared interest in making a positive impact on our world, The Coca-Cola Company and will.i.am have come together to create the EKOCYCLE™ brand. The EKOCYCLE™ initiative is a platform that captures The Coca-Cola Company’s and will.i.am’s vision of a world where waste becomes a resource to create new things. At the core of the initiative is the idea to partner with lifestyle brands to help promote sustainability through aspirational, yet attainable products made in part from recycled materials.

EKOCYCLE™ products repurpose items such as plastic bottles for use as recycled content in fashion-forward lifestyle products through the help of today’s biggest trendsetters and brands. To further reinforce The Coca-Cola Company’s commitment to promote recycling, the Coke® brand name – spelled backwards, “EKOC” – is embedded into the EKOCYCLE™ moniker.

The EKOCYCLE™ brand offers a full line of apparel and lifestyle product. To learn more about the EKOCYCLE™ brand initiative and products visit www.EKOCYCLE.com. EKOCYCLE can also be found on Facebook at facebook.com/EKOCYCLE and Twitter at twitter/com/EKOCYCLE.

About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands.  Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands including, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, POWERADE, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia, Dasani, FUZE TEA and Del Valle.  Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks.  Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.9 billion servings a day.  With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate.  Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates.  For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.

About will.i.am
A multi-faceted entertainer, creative innovator and philanthropist, will.i.am is best known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas. As a producer, will.i.am has also worked with some of the music industry’s biggest names including Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Usher, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, David Guetta and film composer Hans Zimmer. Recognized and honored by numerous industry organizations for artistic, business and philanthropic achievements, will.i.am is the recipient of multiple GRAMMY® awards, a Latin GRAMMY® award, an Emmy® award, two NAACP Image Awards®, the BMI® President’s Award and a CLIO Award.  will.i.am's i.am.angel™ Foundation (www.iamangelfoundation.org) supports young people through programs focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) education via after-school tutoring and activities that build STEAM and coding skills.