Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Grab the Marriott Bonvoy™ Escapes at Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel



Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central is offering travelers its first ever Marriott Bonvoy™ Escapes deal, with rates starting at HKD$789++ per night for a spacious Deluxe Room.


It is the first time that the Marriott Bonvoy™ Escapes featuring last-minute getaways is offered at Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel and Marriott Bonvoy members are eligible for a range of discounts and benefits.

The Marriott Bonvoy™ Escapes sale is strictly limited to five days only and runs from 28 August to 1 September 2019, valid for stays between 29 August and 22 September 2019.



Daniella Tonetto, General Manager of Sales and Marketing of Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, said she was pleased to be able to offer travelers to Macao, the first ever Marriott Bonvoy™ Escapes. However, limited number of rooms are on offer and urged travelers to book their escape right away.

“For travelers who are looking for a great value getaway, the Marriott Bonvoy™ Escapes is a great opportunity to visit Macao. Guests looking for a romantic getaway, family vacation or reunion with friends should look no further than Macao which has all the fun attractions and activities for everyone,” Ms Tonetto said. “Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel is only less than 10 minutes away from the Macau International Airport and is within walking distance to over 850 shops, 150 dining venues and world class entertainment”, she added.

“The Marriott Bonvoy™ Escapes is a great example of the benefits of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program and by signing up as member, you’ll be eligible for the best rates on offer.”



Marriott Bonvoy™ Escapes:

Sale period: 28 August to 1 September 2019
Valid for stays: 29 August to 22 September 2019

Room only rate: from HKD$789++ per night for members
Room only rate: from HKD$838++ per night for non-members

Reservations can be made by calling (853)2880 2000 or email to sheraton.macao@sheraton.com.

For further information, please visit the Offers page on https://sheratongrandmacao.qrd.by/p26ktc.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Aman for The Adventurous



Peace is the main pillar of Aman’s philosophy and the meaning of its Sanskrit-derived name. The diverse natural landscapes that each Aman inhabits foster an environment of restorative escapism with carefully curated programmes of energising activities and mind-broadening experiences, ranging from invigorating cultural immersions to pulse-quickening adventures. 

From kitesurfing in the Philippines to e-biking in the Atlas Mountains or navigating vertiginous mountainsides in the American West and Thai boxing on the Phuket coast, Aman continues its mission to engage and excite with a host of new activities and experiences around the world.

Amankora, Bhutan

Amankora, Bhutan

On 7 September, the 10th anniversary of the Tour of the Dragon sees keen cyclists from around the world pedal to the peaks of Bhutan for one of the most demanding mountain-bike races in the world. The Tour of the Dragon covers 268km of spectacular Himalayan landscape in a single day. From 31 August to 7 September 2019, Aman is inviting competitors to combine the race with a 10-night stay across the five lodges of Amankora, travelling by bike between each one. Providing full support on race day, the stay will include a trip to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, a massage to relax tired muscles and all meals.

Amanpuri, Thailand

Amanpuri, Thailand

Alongside the introduction of a state-of-the-art new spa and fitness facilities earlier this year, Amanpuri opened Aman’s first Muay Thai boxing ring. Under the guidance of Amanpuri’s resident coaches, guests can practice ‘the art of eight limbs’, learning how to use their fists, elbows, knees and shins in self-defence – and improve mental and physical health in the process.

At the Beach Club, Amanpuri’s Mastercraft XStar performance boat is primed for wakesurfing adventures, enabling guests to experience the thrill of the waves even in the calmest waters. Specifically engineered for wakesurfing, the craft generates huge waves as it powers through the sea, making it equally suited to other adrenaline-fuelled watersports, including waterskiing and hydrofoil.

Amanpulo, Philippines

Amanpulo, Philippines

The opening of the Amanpulo Kite & Surf Centre this year made the Philippines island resort one of four Aman destinations to offer guests the chance to practice this acrobatic, high-adrenaline aerial watersport. Positioned to take maximum advantage of ‘Amihan’ – the northeasterly wind that brings ideal kitesurfing conditions to the Pamalican island’s lagoon from October to March – the centre is run by a team of seasoned ‘surfers including the renowned athlete Paula Rosales, recognised as one of the very best in Asia.

Amangiri, USA

Amangiri, USA

Amangiri has introduced a host of new ways to explore the rocky drama of the Utah desert. Aman’s network of Via Ferrata scrambling routes has been enhanced with the aptly named ‘Vertigo’ – a new route set to challenge even the most agile of climbers. As well as the usual metal-rung path along the rockface, Vertigo features a steep ladder climb and a head-spinning crossing over a bridge just six-inches wide. The reward for the effort – other than the rush of adrenaline – is 360o of spectacular desert panorama at the top.

For a more down-to-earth adventure, guests can now sign up to half- and full-day boat tours on Lake Powell, exploring the reservoir’s lesser-visited slot canyons by kayak or paddleboard. Back on land, a new fleet of e-bikes enables Amangiri’s guests to reach places that normal pedal-powered bicycles couldn’t – as well as making tours a possibility for less experienced riders. A three-hour guided ride takes in the ghost town of Paria and the spectacular Chinle Formation, where the badlands terrain is too difficult for unassisted bikes. Amangiri’s five-hour option takes riders out to Alstrom Point, one of the most astonishing lookout points over Lake Powell.

When deciding how to offer Thai boxing, Amangiri looked to nature. Unlike the Muay Thai ring at Amanpuri, the resort uses the spectacular natural area in Tower Butte. Reached in a scenic helicopter trip, the butte makes a breathtaking setting to practice the art of Thai boxing, led by Amangiri’s expert instructors.

Amangani, USA

Amangani, USA

At Amangani, explore the ruggedly beautiful landscape of Jackson Hole Mountain resort by Via Ferrata – the newly plotted ‘iron path’ climbing route high above the valley floor. Attached to a steel cable cross canyons on narrow suspended bridges, traverse sheer walls of granite on iron rungs, and experience the beauty of the alpine terrain along the way.

For Amangani’s guests who prefer to stick to ground level, the Jackson Hole area is criss-crossed with mountain biking trails of every level of difficulty, enabling guests to explore sections of the Grand Tetons National Park that are beyond the reach of cars or on foot. Amangani can also arrange horse riding along routes such as East Gros Ventre Butte, which affords superlative views of the Tetons and Jackson Hole, or further into the wilderness of the Rockies, for a taste of the Old West.

While staying at Amangani, diehard adrenaline junkies can experience the dizzying thrills of whitewater rafting on the Snake River or experience the horizon-expanding majesty of a tandem paraglide, descending from the highest reaches of Jackson Hole. Seen from the sky, the Wyoming wilderness becomes a patchwork of rugged granite bluffs, wildflower meadows and thick forest – the ultimate outdoor tailormade adventure.

Amanjena, Marrakech

Amanjena, Marrakech

In the peaceful Palmeraie on the edge of Marrakech, the modern Moroccan palace of Amanjena is the gateway to the Atlas Mountains, which guests can now explore with ease using the resort’s new fleet of e-bikes.

Multilingual local expert Pierre-Alain leads e-bike excursions to the Atlas, taking in the rough and rugged terrain of the mountains, the lush beauty of the Kik Plateau and the peaceful and scenic lake of Lalla Takerkoust.

Amankila, Bali

Amankila, Bali

On Bali’s eastern coast, Amankila has enhanced its Beach Club with a stash of new watersports equipment, allowing guests to try their skills at stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) or boogie boarding in the blue waters of the Lombok Strait. Surfers ranging from beginners to warriors of the waves can make the most of Bali’s year-round breaks, thanks to expert-led sessions from East Bali Surf and Sail.

Kayaks are available for guests keen to explore the unspoilt coastline and – this year – the resort introduces a fleet of Schiller Bikes (the recently invented aquatic cycle that resembles a cross between conventional bicycle and catamaran), which guests can use to glide across the waters at their leisure.

For thrill-seekers, Amankila is now offering white water rafting on the Telagawaja River, a classified IV river, located 45-minutes from the resort. The rafting is around two and a half hours long and available for anyone over the age of twelve.

For those looking for adventure on land, Amankila will arrange ATV tours (quad bikes), beginning just 10 minutes’ drive from the property. The two-hour tours take in the beautiful and varied landscape of East Bali, including mountain slopes, jungle trails, rice paddy hillsides and unspoilt local villages.

Amandari, Bali

Amandari, Bali

Central Bali and the Ubud region form a land of mountain and jungle, offering guests of the resort endless opportunity to venture into the wilds and explore. A trio of mountain peaks are accessible from Amandari, offering a challenge to amateur ramblers and sturdier-thighed mountaineers alike. The 1,717m summit of Mount Batur – the most popular in Bali – rewards the two-hour dawn trek with mesmerising sunrise views across rolling green valleys to Mount Ayung in East Bali.

At 2,150m, Mount Abang is Bali’s third highest, and known as ‘the virgin mountain’ for its comparatively untouched slopes. Presenting a more demanding 2.5-hour hike, passing through tropical forest dotted with temples, guests reach the cloud-touching panoramic peak, with its coastline horizon. Taller still is Mount Batukaru – at 2,275m, the second highest in Bali and strictly one for the fittest and most adventurous of hikers.

Visible from Amandari, Batukaru is surrounded by Unesco-protected rice terraces and dense, wildlife-rich jungle. The five-hour trek to the top may be steep, but the coast-to-coast view awaiting at the top is more than worth the effort.

Amanjiwo

Amanjiwo, Indonesia

Deep in Central Java, near the architectural marvel of Borobudur, Mount Prau is one of a circle of volcanoes surrounding Amanjiwo – ‘the ring of fire’. In the cool of the late evening, Aman’s team of Javanese sherpas set off from Amanjiwo, leading the three-hour hike to the summit for a volcanic breakfast. By the time guests reach the final scramble to the peak, dawn is breaking, and the view from the crater as the sun breaches the horizon and bathes the jungle in golden light is among the world’s most memorable. A herbal salt bath and traditional pijat massage await guests on their return to the resort.

Amanbagh, India

Amanbagh, India

Rajasthan’s pink-stone palace is a one-time Mughal royal retreat, making its grounds the perfect venue to discover ‘the sport of kings’: camel polo. Aman’s expert instructors can have even the most inexperienced rider mounted and match-ready in just a short session, primed to put their newfound skills to the test in their first game.

Meanwhile, for those seeking to expand their horizons at a more sedate pace, Amanbagh’s new Yoga & Mindfulness Wellness Immersion combines daily Hatha and Vinyasa yoga with personalised nutrition, spa treatments, mindfulness classes, and enriching experiences including Ayruvedic cookery sessions, sunrise walks and fire meditations.

Amanyara

Amanyara, Turks & Caicos

The sunny golden-sand shores of Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, have made Amanyara and its paradise-island surroundings renowned for relaxation, but the resort also provides ample opportunity to break a sweat and feel the burn. Guests making use of the Fitness Centre can now take advantage of a range of results-focused group classes, including: boxercise, which uses boxing-inspired exercise principles to deliver an intense workout in the resort’s boxing studio, and aqua therapy at the Spa Pool, an all-over fitness enhancer, using techniques to free the body in water.

Those looking to burn fat, improve endurance, increase speed, and aid weight loss, can try the high-intensity four-minute workouts of Tabata circuit training. For runners, Amanyara can arrange guided trail runs around a range of spellbindingly scenic island routes, matched to any level of fitness and experience. Restorative classes focusing on breathing and stretching are also ideal to ease and comfort both body and mind whilst unwinding tired muscles.

Amanera, Dominican Republic

Amanera, Dominican Republic

Set amidst a tropical nature reserve and above a dramatic sandy coastline framing the Atlantic Ocean, Amanera’s focus is firmly on the outdoors. A new adrenaline-pumping canyoning trip to Rio Blanco in the heart of the mountains includes hiking, swimming, jumping and rappelling (as far as 150ft) amongst lush flora. For those with tired muscles after a couple of hours on the river, a donkey ride awaits to take you one short mile to where a hearty and traditional Dominican lunch will be served.

For those desiring a physically demanding workout within the resort, Amanera’s fitness offering now includes HIIT (High-Intensity Interval training) sessions that draw on elements of gymnastics, weightlifting, running and rowing to deliver rapid results – a total body workout designed to build strength, conditioning and endurance.

Amankora, Bhutan


Aman was founded in 1988 with the vision of building a collection of intimate retreats with the unassuming, warm hospitality of a gracious private home. The first, Amanpuri (place of peace) in Phuket, Thailand, introduced the concept and, since then, Aman has grown to encompass 37, located in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, the Dominican Republic, France, Greece, Indonesia, India, Italy, Japan, Laos, Mexico (2020), Montenegro, Morocco, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia (2023), Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, the Turks & Caicos Islands, the USA (New York 2020) and Vietnam, exquisitely serene hotels and resorts in 22 destinations across the world. Future openings include Aman Kyoto (2019), Aman New York (2020) and Amanvari in Mexico (2020). The introduction of Aman Skincare in 2018 continued the holistic journey beyond the perimeters of Aman’s havens. Offering a soothing journey to a place of beautifully scented repose and respite, Aman Skincare represents the spirit of Aman in a bottle. Cementing Aman’s commitment to providing guests with insightful and unique cultural experiences, Atma, launched in 2019, curates one-off events that are inspired by Aman destinations and designed to connect mind, body and spirit.

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.