Wednesday, August 07, 2019

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.

Drawing Room Dining Area

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 Wine Cheese Cellar

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.

L’Envol Main Dining Room

Looking into St. Regis Bar from the Drawing Room

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 cream, Poached 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.

Outdoor Seats at the Astor Terrace adjacent to the Drawing room

For connoisseurs, they can enjoy labels that are exclusively available at L’Envol and the St. Regis in Hong Kong including the Pommery, “Les Millesimes d’Or” 1983, and Pommery, “Les Millesimes d’Or”1964 Magnum. Chateau 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 Tea Pavilion-inspired Main Dining Room

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 Verrine,Cherry 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

St. Regis Bar Mural

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 petrossian, H. Teoria Hysterie, H. Teoria Perfidie, H. 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 Yakushima; Samaroli 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.”

Monday, August 05, 2019

Aku dan Tumblerku


Red Planet Hotel Indonesia kembali mengadakan aktivitas kembali di Car Free Day, Minggu, 4 Agustus 2019, yang berlokasi di area Sudirman di depan Wisma BNI, dengan menyuarakan tema Reduce, Reuse and Recycle yang juga menjadi satu dukungan dengan gerakan peduli lingkungan.


Pada Car Free Day ini Red Planet Hotel Indonesia juga mengajak masayarakat untuk ikut tantangan #AkudanTumblerku, sebagai rangkaian kampanye dalam mengurangi penggunaan plastik.

Tidak hanya itu saja, masih ada berbagai rangakaian keseruan di gerai Red Planet Hotel Indonesia, mulai dari senam Zumba bersama, permaianan Giant Puzzle dan water station gratis untuk mengisi air minum bagi masyarakat yang menggunakan tumbleratau botol minum.



Ada tantangan #AkudanTumblerku yang bisa diikuti dengan cara mudah di acara tersebut: 1) Bawa tumbler, 2) Isi tumbler di water station Red Planet Indonesia, 3) Post pada lini masa Instagram dengan mention @redplanetindonesia @rethinkcampaign, dengan tagar #redplanetindonesia #AkudanTumblerku, kemudian 4) Menunjukkan foto yang sudah di-posting, dan dia berhak mengambil goodie bag di gerai Red Planet Hotel Indonesia. 


Di perhelatan tersebut Red Planet Indonesia berkomitmen untuk mengurangi penggunaan plastik dengan menggunakan bahan kain sebagai pengganti bahan latar di panggung, tidak lagi mengunakan air minum kemasan juga memberikan botol air minum untuk dapat mengganti air minum kemasan. 





Sebagai inisiatif lanjut Red Planet ini juga menjalankan berbagai kegiatan mengurangi penggunaan plastik dan pemborosan energi di semua hotelnya yang bergabung dengan kampanye Evoware “RE-THINK” yang diluncurkan pada 21 Februari lalu di Jakarta, bersama dengan lebih dari 50 brand, wartawan dan influencer media sosial.

Rethink Campaign adalah gerakan kolaboratif antara individu, komunitas, dan perusahaan, yang dibentuk oleh Evoware dan Campaign.com. Evoware sebagai perusahaan sosial yang berfokus pada kemasan alternatif pengganti plastik, berkolaborasi dengan platform digital campaign.com untuk mewujudkan perubahan gaya hidup masyarakat agar lebih berkelanjutan. 



Misi Rethink Campaign saat ini adalah mengubah 1 juta orang untuk mengurangi konsumsi plastik dengan cara beralih ke alternatif yang lebih berkelanjutan, dengan turut menjual set produk reusable sebagai alternatif produk plastik sekali pakai yaitu Rethink Kit yang berisikan sedotan bambu, sikat, alat makan bambu, pouchalat makan, dan tas belanja, yang bisa dibeli di setiap Red Planet seluruh Indonesia dengan harga Rp65.000. Dengan menggunakan Rethink Kit, satu orang dapat mengurangi 362 sedotan plastik, 107 alat makan plastik, 1277 botol plastik dan 700 tas plastik dalam satu tahun. 




Tentang Red Planet Hotels
Red Planet Hotel, didirikan pada 2010, adalah perusahaan hotel regional milik swasta yang berfokus pada sektor hotel anggaran Asia yang berkembang. Perusahaan ini mengoperasikan 30 hotel di Indonesia (7), Jepang (5), Filipina (13), dan Thailand (5) dengan total 4.779 kamar.

Hotel-hotel ini menggunakan platform teknologi Red Planet yang kuat dan dapat diskalakan, menyediakan perangkat lunak reservasi canggih, memastikan proses pemesanan yang cepat dan efisien, dan panduan atraksi lokal bagi pelanggan. Red Planet terdiri dari penawaran hotel murah yang bergaya, dengan semua propertinya terletak di pusat dan dilengkapi dengan Wi-Fi berkecepatan tinggi. Perusahaan Red Planet yang berbasis di Jakarta (Planet Merah Indonesia - PSKT: IJ) dan Tokyo (Planet Merah Jepang - 3350: JP) masing-masing terdaftar di Bursa Efek Indonesia dan Jepang.

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Finding Agus @ Novotel Jakarta Mangga Dua Square



Special Treats for all “Agus” at Food Exchange Novotel Jakarta Mangga Dua Square”


To celebrate the 14th birthday of Novotel Jakarta Mangga Dua Square, Food Exchange restaurant at Novotel Jakarta Mangga Dua Square presents a warm invitation to celebrate it with the special treats for our beloved guest.

During August 2019, all Guest with “Agus” on their name can enjoy 50% discount for our Lunch Buffet everyday from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM by simply show the ID Card and follow our Instagram account @novotelmanggaduasquare. On our Buffet, Guest can indulge delectable taste of the delicious International cuisines from Asian, Japan, Indonesian, Western, and Middle-East at the Buffet and Live Cooking stations. An addition to the Buffet, assortments of sweet delicacies from cheesecake, chocolate cake, chocolate fountain, traditional cakes and ice cream are also available at the corner of the restaurant.



Food Exchange comes in modern concept of trendy but relaxed makes it a best interacting place to mingle and exploring the best culinary world in its class. You can meet directly with the friendly and flexible chef at the restaurant doing the live cooking in the open kitchen and at the same time to socialize with your colleagues, friends or your family. Meanwhile the mural emblazoned on the walls of the restaurant tells the typical foods of Jakarta in the past. The plates are also customized with the design of traditional food from Jakarta.

For further information and reservation of the promotion, please call +6221 6231 2800 or follow our Instagram account @novotelmanggaduasquare.

Friday, July 26, 2019

3 Rekomendasi Cream Cheese Berkualitas Harga Murah

Ilustrasi: Karolina Grabowska dari Pixabay

Mungkin selama ini Anda sudah sering kali mendengar istilah cream cheese, namun bahan makanan seperti apakah itu? 

Sebenarnya krim keju ini dikenal sebagai keju yang masih muda, sehingga cita rasanya tidak sekuat keju pada umumnya. Justru ini nilai lebihnya, sangat cocok dikonsumsi oleh orang-orang yang kurang begitu suka dengan aroma ataupun rasa keju terlalu pekat. Di pasaran sendiri produknya memang sudah banyak dijual dari berbagai merk.

Anda bisa dengan mudah membeli cream cheese ini di supermarket maupun agen-agen bahan makanan terdekat dalam berbagai merk, namun untuk Anda yang ingin mendapatkan krim keju enak ini dengan harga terjangkau, maka berikut ada beberapa rekomendasi merknya, yaitu:
  1. Yummy krim keju, ini adalah brand lokal, namun tawarkan kualitas keju tidak abal-abal, rasanya bisa disandingkan dengan produk krim keju dari luar negeri yang lainnya, bentuknya padat dengan tekstur yang sangat lembut, bisa dimasak dengan suhu panas maupun dingin, harga jualnya sendiri juga sangat terjangkau.
  2. Cheesy olesan, ini juga termasuk dalam krim keju asli dari Indonesia yang harganya murah meriah. Ia dibuat dari susu yang berkualitas sehingga tetap menghasilkan rasa yang begitu nikmat. Dapat dinikmati secara langsung maupun diolah menjadi berbagai macam hidangan lain yang tidak kalah lezat tentunya, mudah ditemui di minimarket terdekat.
  3. Calf krim keju, brand yang satu ini nyatanya juga mengeluarkan produk makanan keju krim, merknya tentu sudah tidak asing bagi Anda, mengingat ia banyak mengeluarkan produk bakery yang lainnya dengan kualitas bagus namun harga sangat terjangkau. Bisa langsung disantap maupun dijadikan sebagai bahan campuran untuk produk makanan yang lainnya.
Mudah untuk mendapatkan merk keju cheddar di atas, salah satunya bisa dijumpai secara online di Toko Wahab. Keju ini memang sering kali dijadikan sebagai alternatif bahan campuran makanan maupun minuman kekinian untuk mendapatkan cita rasa lebih nikmat, apalagi variannya sendiri begitu banyak dengan rasa yang berbeda-beda, dapat disesuaikan selera.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Enjoy CHAO’s New Menu and Dine with New Hedonists




In June 2018, the CHAO’s chef team launched a new menu, countless diners have found an ideal place to satisfy and delight both appetites and taste buds. After one year, CHAO has upgraded menu again, with brand-new offerings to delight your taste buds and nourish your body.

In the past year, CHAO’s team of expert chefs has traveled south, arriving at the coast of Guangdong in search of new culinary inspiration. Take a break from the clamor of the big city and explore another side of the culinary world in temples, heritage sites, mountain tea gardens, beautiful vistas and cultural retreats. CHAO presents a new way to look at your food, rediscovering original flavors with balanced nutrition and healthy cooking.





Guangdong’s unique geography gives local ingredients a richer taste, and the local people have traditionally held a deep respect for the original flavor of their food.

Boiled and slightly seasoned with sauce, a simple touch from the chef is all that is needed for an unforgettable meal. This seemingly simple food has won the hearts of countless epicures. In our new menu, CHAO has added many new Cantonese dishes while retaining several of our classic Beijing dishes, such as Salty Chicken with Shallot Oil, Crunch Kalimeris Sun Flower with Morel mushroom, and Wok-fired Chinese Broccoli.






The most important part of tasting the original flavor is to select the best quality seasonal ingredients and keep them fresh, a dedication not only seen in Chinese cuisine, but also in Western cuisine. Selected Argentine free-range chicken, Spanish pork necks flown in daily, and ever-evolving beef grades (from M3 to M9 levels in the new menu), each is ready to surprise and enrich any food lovers’ sensory experience.

Till 2018, CHAO breakfast launched a "buffet on the table" semi-buffet form, winning praise from many discerning diners. This concept was based on avoiding food waste while also promoting a balanced diet and good nutrition. This year, CHAO is extending this concept to more dishes, offering a new way to dine.



In order to create the best green food project in the city, the CHAO chef team has developed a catering approach dedicated to healthy cooking, with less oil and less sugar, no additives and no MSG, so that diners can enjoy delicious and healthy food at CHAO. This menu upgrade is an important part of “Eat Healthy” in CHAO Wellness Program. CHAO will continuously work toward better service and offer quality lifestyle that promote fitness and good health.




About CHAO


CHAO is the center of happenings. Through CHAO’s hotel, art center, club house and online media platform, we create space that makes discovery and sharing more effortless, connections more seamless and the Good Life more accessible. CHAO connects like-minded people, explore and create possibilities to live a good life.




About CHAO’s Wellness Program

2019, CHAO upgraded Wellness program and successfully hosted “Wellness Day” on June 1st. CHAO Wellness is one of the most important concept since CHAO was founded. CHAO believes the sound body and mind is the foundation of modern quality life, which forms by the new five dimensions of CHAO Wellness, “Live green” “Eat healthy”, “Keep fit”,” Stay young” and “Think positive”.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Wilson Associates Designs Exceptional New Five-Star Hotel in Zhuhai



Global interior architecture and design firm unveils spectacular interiors for the St. Regis Hotel, Zhuhai

Exterior 

International interiors firm Wilson Associates is pleased to share the official design of the St. Regis Hotel Zhuhai. Overlooking the waterfront of Wanzai from the top of the iconic Zhuhai Tower, the new five-star property was designed by Wilson Associates’ Singapore studio to bring the grandeur of the first Astor House to China’s emerging Guangdong Province Riviera. Recalling the European Classical inspirations of the Astor aesthetic, this breathtaking destination boasts 251 stunning guest rooms and suites, a host of fine-dining selections, and over 1500 square-meters of grand public spaces, as well as a state-of-the-art spa and athletic club.

Reception

“In an age where even the most high-end hotels are designed to follow contemporary trends, our inventive team sought to creatively challenge what we’ve come to expect of luxury,” says Soong In Hui, senior design manager in Wilson Associates’ Singapore studio. “Serving as both designers and historians, we were committed to honoring the legacy of the Astor family, underscoring a firm adherence to a stylistic tradition not normally found in this part of the world.”

Greater Bay Ocean View King Room

Recognized for its familiar Beaux-Arts interior vocabulary, St. Regis’ spectacular 31-story outpost in Zhuhai cleverly translates the language of luxury into a distinct hospitality experience, unique to New York City circa 19th century. Each guest’s arrival is hallmarked by signature standards of the St. Regis brand — bold color palettes, imported fresh flowers, and door-to-door butler service. The lobby’s soft marble interiors draw the eye upward to a massive, glittering chandelier, of which there are over 500 of varying sizes throughout the hotel, hung from an ornately crafted ceiling.

St. Regis Suite - Living Room

As visitors continue to explore the hotel’s lavishly adorned interiors, full-height glazing around every corner capitalizes on sweeping views of the South China Sea and the city lights of nearby Macau. Marrying the European styling with the local culture, Wilson Associates’ design team curated an art program that journeys guests from the early beginnings of Zhuhai as a shipping port to the region’s modern-day activities. This narrative is exemplified through eye-catching murals and custom landscape oil paintings — each piece depicting the locale through history while utilizing Western oil painting techniques — as well as dazzling collections of cut-crystal sculptures and antique artifacts.

Caroline Astor Suite Study Room

Each food and beverage space has its own distinct personality, ranging from casual to upscale. The sophisticated St. Regis Bar and lounge, located on the 41st floor, provides an ambience that is both elegant and moody. Located adjacent to the bar is Social, an all-day buffet inspired by the first-class dining saloons on cruises in the early 1900s. For a more formal dining experience, visitors will find Yan Ting upstairs, serving up classic Cantonese cuisine and sweeping views of the Macau and Zhuhai urban landscapes in a space that recalls the age-old practice of embroidery. An elevator rides to the 71st floor invites guests to La Brezza for stately Italian fare in a setting inspired by the sights and scents of Italy’s southern city of Puglia.

Main Dining Area

After dinner, guests retreat to impressive, private accommodations, each one blanketed in glamorous materials including luxurious, tufted upholstery and polished marble. All standard guest rooms and suites offer expansive floorplans, recalling the magnificence of the Gilded Age mansions frequented by the Astor family. For the St. Regis’ affluent guests in search of even more space, the immaculate Presidential Suite occupies the entire 66th floor of the hotel and comes with a private indoor swimming pool. The 1,100-square-meter room represents the epitome of grandeur, including a grand bedroom, an all-marble bathroom with whirlpool, living and dining rooms complete with a bar and wine cellar, and a private study, as well as a private gym and an indoor pool.

Indoor Pool

St. Regis Hotel Zhuhai has over 1,500 square meters of public space, includingan indoor and outdoor swimming pool located on the 69th and 71st floors respectively, with stunning views of Macau. Two magnificent ballrooms and a variety of meeting and recreation areas round up the space at the St. Regis Hotel Zhuhai.

Aptly suited for astute travelers and distinguished business executives alike, the St. Regis Hotel Zhuhai opened in October 2018.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Feast Like a Sicilian with the Da Maria x Sicily Event Launch



An edible homage to Southern Italy lands at Seminyak’s favourite Italian for a short-time only.


Venue

Italy’s largest island isn’t just a haven of picturesque coastal towns and azure waters, but Sicily is just as famed for its fare. Now Seminyak locals and visitors have a chance to get better acquainted with the edible delights of the Italian island courtesy of a very special new menu landing at Da Maria on Saturday, June 1.



Da Maria x Sicily will mark the first in a new event series for the Seminyak Italian haunt, which will explore the different regions of Italian through the delicacies of each district. From June 1, Sicilian delights will take up residence at Da Maria for the months of June and July only. “This menu marks the launch of our next series of events at Da Maria, where we will be exploring each region’s delicacies in greater detail. Working our way from the bottom up, we’ll be kicking things off with Sicily, an island famous for its seafood and its citrus,” says Executive Chef Steve Skelly.

Bar

Southern Italian flavours will dominate the new Da Maria menu; expect short pasta, citrus, and seafood aplenty, like plates of lightly seared tuna and steaming bowls of local pasta casarecce. “As short pasta and Southern Italy go hand-in-hand, this dish is an ode to Sicily’s ongoing love affair with casarecce and pork alike. The heaped bowl of pasta is garnished with a creamy eggplant puree, and a hearty dollop of pork ragu, which has been slow-cooked for three hours. A dusting of pecorino (naturally) to finish,” explains Skelly.



Your Sicilian feast is best accompanied by wines local to the region, like Donnafugata Sherazade and Planeta Alastro Bianco. And then there’s no forgetting dessert, which ranges from cannoli stuffed with ricotta and honeycomb to a layered icy orange granita. “On hot days, Sicilians forgo decadent desserts like tiramisu for the refreshing taste of granita,” continues Skelly. “Considering the district is renowned for its citrus, what better way to celebrate the island’s produce than a citrus-based sweet treat like this zesty granita, paired with a tangy Prosecco and lemon semifreddo.”