Singer 2018 Champion Jessie J Helps Celebrate Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen’s 1st Anniversary Event

Shenzhen, China – Hard Rock International is excited to announce a collaboration with multi-award winning British pop star Jessie J who will return to China with THE R.O.S.E TOUR this coming August and September. Following her unprecedented victory on Hunan TV’s smash hit show Singer earlier this year, the unveiled tour cities include Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Beijing, Chengdu, Changsha, Wuxi, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Tianjin and Shanghai.

Hard Rock International (HRI) will be the title sponsor of the Jessie J Shenzhen  Concert on September 12, 2018, held at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center starting at 20:00. Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen will serve as the host hotel for Jessie J and her team during their time in the city. The Shenzhen concert will be preceded by a VIP and Fan Meet & Greet, media press conference, memorabilia dedication by the artist and the famous Hard Rock Guitar Smash to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen and Hard Rock Hotels continued expansion in China. Future Hard Rock Hotel openings in China will include Haikou and Dalian in 2019-2020.

This “Made for Music” theme for the event is inspired by Hard Rock Hotel’s Brand DNA, celebrating all genres of music from British Pop Rock to local Chinese R&B. Another guest performer is J. Sheon – a rising star under the Sony Music Label who will be performing after the Hard Rock Guitar Smash on September 12 at Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen. Hard Rock International will also announce the expansion of its global partnership with Sony Music in Asia at this event with senior executives from both parties in attendance. 

For more information or to book a stay, please visit hardrockhotelshenzhen.com.

About Jessie J

It’s been eight years since Jessie J burst onto the scene with smash hits ‘Do It Like a Dude’ and ‘Price Tag,’’, the latter topping the charts in 19 countries worldwide. She’s since gone on to perform at some of the biggest venues and festivals across the globe, collecting an enormous array of awards and collaborating with the likes of Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj in the process.

Earlier this year, Jessie won the hearts of Chinese fans across the country and sparked an explosion of headlines around the globe as she became the first European artist to triumph on Singer, one of China’s biggest music contests. Having never finished outside the top three over the course of the TV show, Jessie scooped the title after wowing audiences with her pitch-perfect delivery and down-to-earth personality – both of which she’ll now be bringing to the live stage in China. The announcement of Jessie J’s concert in Mainland China comes hot on the heels of the release of her fourth studio album, entitled R.O.S.E., which came with an epic four-part rollout: R.O.S.E. (Realisations) came out May 22, R.O.S.E (Obsessions) on May 23, R.O.S.E. (Sex) May 24, and R.O.S.E. (Empowerment) on May 25. 

About Hard Rock International
With venues in 74 countries, including 185 cafes, 25 hotels and 12 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include, Maldives, Manila, Malaga, Georgetown, Fortaleza, Casablanca and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Berlin, Budapest, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit
www.hardrock.com.

About Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen
Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen blends pop culture and premium hospitality and is a host of world-class leisure, dining and entertainment options, offering a luxury stay for modern travelers who are seeking a reprieve from traditional accommodations. Throughout the property, guests may explore an impressive selection of over 160 rare and valuable memorabilia on display. Carefully chosen from Hard Rock’s world-famous, 80,000+ piece collection, each prized piece celebrates legendary music icons from around the world. The 258 rooms and suites feature a creative mix of music-inspired décor and modern style. A range of high-end accommodations, including Studio Suites, Rock Royalty Studio Suites and the Rock Star Suite®, provide the ultimate all-access pass to a luxury VIP experience, as well as stunning views of the surrounding resort landscape. While music soothes the soul, food satisfies the senses and Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen boasts four dining destinations. Travelers can choose from the signature Hard Rock Cafe, rooftop pool bar M.C. Frida, The Cake Shop, GMT+8 Lobby Lounge or browse the all-day offerings at Sessions. Other facilities include the Body Rock® fitness center, Rock Shop® and Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club™ for budding little rock stars. Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen also features more than 1,000 square meters of event and meeting facilities. Located in the famed Mission Hills Centreville, Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen offers convenient access to the world’s largest golf course and close proximity to an extensive range of leisure, wellness and entertainment offerings. Hard Rock Hotel is located 45 minutes from Shenzhen Bao’An International Airport and 35 minutes from the city center.

Shangri-La Hotel, Shenzhen Holds Moon Cake Tasting Event 2018

Shangri-La Hotel, Shenzhen recently held its moon cake-tasting event, inspiring guests with the hotel’s array of moon cake boxes and flavours.

There are 10 moon cake packages and three hampers presented by Shangri-La Hotel, Shenzhen this year.  Guests can still enjoy the very popular bright-coloured classy silk embroidery outer-box packaging, which presents an exquisite picture of vivid flowers and birds, koi and a butterfly figure. Apart from that, a leather case showcasing a vibe of grandness and decent will charm guests.

Traditional flavours like White Lotus Bean Paste and Egg Yolk and Mixed Nut Paste are still offered. The hotel also features a selection of creative new filling flavours like Milk with Egg Yolk Moon Cake, Crispy Longjing Tea Paste, and Mango and Egg Yolk Paste in Momoyama Skin. Classic and new flavours have been combined to offer a perfection of healthy delicacies.  This year’s Snow Skin Durian Moon Cake will not disappoint with the quality ingredients in the authentic Musang King Durian Paste. Each bite will be an addictive blend of smooth, sweet and generous filling.

Guests may enjoy a 30 per cent early-bird discount on the moon cake packages before 31 August 2018.  Free delivery within Shenzhen is offered for a minimum order worth RMB6, 000. For reservations and enquiries, guests may call (86 755) 8396 1366 or (86 755) 8396 1383.

Enjoy a Night Out With The Fam in Hard Rock Hotel

Who needs a reason to go out and stay in a nice hotel with the family?

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Pretty much this is great timing. I need a night out – and as always – mixing family and business. Hard Rock Cafe (and hotel) is opening up in Shenzhen and invited us over. Thanks Matt from Shenzhenparty.com for the connection, Hard Rock is of course world famous and it’s awesome to see them come to Shenzhen, China.

So why did I come over for a night in the city I live in?

Well, I was invited – to discuss business! And why not have the family come along and enjoy.

We are discussing with them to host future Global From Asia events here – as it has all the amenities as a resort. Its up in Mission Hills and if you are coming up here, may as well stay the night (about 30 minutes drive from downtown).

Roaming around the hotel, there is a nice lounge (where I’m writing this blog from) and a rooftop pool and meeting area / networking area. Will be checking out the conference rooms later and brainstorming some ideas for GFA events here.

Not sure what you think, but I am happy to be integrating my family life and business life – the kids really have enjoyed roaming around the resort, and are able to try out the kid’s play area while I have my meeting. I think complete separation of personal and business is close to impossible as a business owner. I guess I could have left them at home and came up on my own but I would have felt guilty!!

Life can be grey, but that is what makes it beautiful (in my opinion). I used to seek the black and the white – the answers – of life – but what I have found is that there will always be this overlap if you are taking a non conventional path in your career / life.

Ok, time to try out this hotel’s breakfast and see the conference rooms, cheers!

So this vlog extended a bit – after the Hard Rock experience – Wendy dropped me off at the Hong Kong border and I headed down to Mike The Greek’s wedding in Hong Kong. Time is really flying I met him (via Brian Tam) back in Shanghai in 2012! Now he is living and doing his PHD in Hong Kong and married. So I had to attend – even if it was “deep” in Hong Kong (I didn’t realize it was almost on the furthest point away from China – down near Chai Wan). A quick wedding but got me teary eyed a bit – they are so happy together.

And at that wedding, I got to hang out with Doug and Witty – who I was best man at his wedding and featured their wedding back on Mike’s Blog episode 19 – wow – like 150 episodes ago. So happy to be able to document some of this insane travels and international experience.

So this blog turned into a “one day” experience into a 2 day. Hua Qiang bei tour, to Hard Rock cafe to a greek wedding in Hong Kong. Life can be very simple, or very complex. I choose the more complex way.

What about you? Are you looking for the normal path, or a more “complex” path. There is the saying – your NETwork is your NET-worth. For me I feel definitely rich in that experience, so many amazing friends around the world.

Now back to the work week and grind. Creating more content.

Place Name: 深圳硬石酒店 Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen
Place Address:  NO.9 Mission Hills Road, Shenzhen, China
深圳市龙华新区观澜高尔夫大道9号
Place Phone: +86 (755) 3395 2888

LANGHAM HOSPITALITY GROUP APPOINTS STEFAN LESER AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Langham Hospitality Group today announced the appointment of Stefan Leser as Chief Executive Officer. Based in Hong Kong, he will oversee all aspects of the group’s global portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences, and will be providing strategic guidance to achieve the company’s vision, implementing organizational processes for all divisions, and leading the global expansion drive.

Leser has nearly 30 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industries, most recently at Jumeirah International where he was the group chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors. At the Dubai-based company, Leser was responsible for several significant milestone projects, such as the inauguration of The Terrace at Burj Al Arab and the completion and launch of Jumeirah Al Naseem, the group’s luxury hotel overlooking the Arabian Gulf.

Prior to joining Jumeirah, Leser held senior roles for more than a decade at Kuoni Travel Holding Ltd., the leading Swiss travel services provider. As a member of Kuoni’s executive board and executive vice president of the outbound and specialists division, Leser directed the company’s travel businesses, covering the Nordics, United Kingdom, Benelux, India, China, Hong Kong, and Switzerland. He was also responsible for all businesses specializing in inbound destination management which had a purview of US$3 billion in revenues and 8,000 employees. Leser has also spent six years working in the information technology industry with Swissair and EDS Corporation.

He holds a MBA from Augusta State University of Georgia (U.S.)  

“Langham Hospitality Group has a solid reputation with a fine collection of hotels in four continents,” said Leser. “The company is definitely ripe for expansion into new markets and I look forward to leading the team to deliver highly personalized service and support the future growth of the group’s outstanding portfolio of hotels and residences.”

About Langham Hospitality Group

As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hotels under the Langham Hotels and Resorts and Cordis Hotels brands with more than 30 projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation from Asia, Europe and North America to the Middle East. The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. For 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties. For more information, please access the website at www.langhamhospitalitygroup.com.

Place Name: The Langham, Shenzhen

Place address: 7888 Shennan Boulevard, Futian District, Shenzhen 518040, China

Tel:  (86) 755 – 8828 9888 M (86) 18576769916

Website: www.langhamhotels.com/shenzhen

 

联投东方万怡酒店即将启幕 Courtyard by Marriott Shenzhen Bao’an OPEN SOON

作为深圳首家万怡品牌酒店,深圳联投东方万怡酒店坐落于深圳宝安区松岗镇商圈核心地带,未来粤港澳大湾经济区内,毗邻光明新区、宝安机场和福永码头。酒店设有247间现代化客房和10间套房分设20层至29层,同时配备全日制餐厅、行政酒廊和设备先进的多功能会议室。酒店秉承万豪国际酒店卓越的管理文化及服务理念,凭借享誉全球的万豪服务,力求为每位宾客奉献卓而不凡的品质体验。

As the first Courtyard hotel in Shenzhen, Courtyard by Marriott Shenzhen Bao’an is located in the heart of Songgang, Bao’an District. Next to the economy zone of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. It’s very convenient to the Guangming new district, Bao’an Airport and Fuyong Ferry Terminal. The hotel offers 247 deluxe guest rooms and 10 suites. Each room is designed in a chic, modern style featuring abundant natural light. Courtyard by Marriott Shenzhen Bao’an promises to be a coveted destination for successful meetings, conferences, weddings and events. Served with local cuisine, the restaurant and bar bringing you food delights and unique dining experience.

交通位置

Location & transportationLocation & transportation

驱车15分钟即可抵达光明城高铁站,20分钟抵达深圳宝安国际机场。酒店周边配套有东方park商业中心,集办公、购物、餐饮、娱乐、展示为一体。

15 minutes to Guangming High Speed Station, 20 minutes to Bao’an International Airport. The hotel is equipped with Dongfang Park shopping mall, which intergrates office, shopping, catering, entertainment and display.Courtyard by Marriott Shenzhen Bao'an RoomCourtyard by Marriott Shenzhen Bao'an Room

客房

Rooms

拥有247间的精美及独特客房和10间套房,俯瞰繁华的城市景观,现代化装饰风格,简洁明亮的设计,典雅宁静的时尚气息及温馨舒适的布置为客人提供完美体验。

247 exquisite guest rooms and 10 suites, you can overlook the prosperous urban landscape. Modern decoration style and concise design provides guests with perfect experience.

万荟轩

Pavilion

万荟轩餐厅-简约空间里的开放式盛宴,早餐提供选择多样的中西式自助早餐,午餐是独具特色的广式经典茶点,晚餐时分则提供品种丰盛的海鲜自助晚餐,中西式美味让您在舒适放松的环境里大快朵颐。另设四间豪华包房尽显您尊贵品味、是您款待宾朋、阖家相聚的理想之选。

The Pavilion restaurant has 180 seats and four private room, which is an ideal choice for you to spend time with friends or business dinner. We offer delicious breakfast buffet every morning, classic Cantonese Dim Sum at noon and lavish seafood dinner buffet at night.  Enjoy the specialties delights in the delicate and fashionable environment.Pavilion Restaurant

大堂吧

Lobby Lounge

透过玻璃窗你可以选择静逸与喧嚣,在光线变换间与日夜亲密接触。日间可沏一壶茶,细细品味;或畅享各式软饮与甜品带来的喜悦;或约三五知己来一份精致的下午茶。夜幕降临,一杯精心调制的鸡尾酒,一杯圆润丰厚的红酒,让你卸掉一天的疲惫,放松于音乐的抚慰之中。

Spend your time with a pot of tea,  or the selected dessert and soft drink, or delicious high tea in the day. At night, relax yourself  with a cup of cocktail or red wine, immerse in the intimate  music atmosphere.Lobby Lounge

行政酒廊

Executive Lounge

高踞酒店28层的行政酒廊,尽览迷人景观,专属款待行政楼层住客及万豪礼赏会员。

The Executive Lounge sits high on the 28th floor. Here, enviable level of personalized services and exclusive benefits are extended to executive floor guests and Marriott Rewards Elite Members.Executive LoungeExecutive Lounge

会议设施

Meeting Facility

755平方米的会议空间,包含432平方米的大宴会厅和5个多功能会议厅。会议空间设计简单高效,通过水平隔断的设计,宾客根据需求可分开单独使用,也可联通为整体空间。融合潮流设计及先进设施设备,是举办时尚盛会、婚庆安排、商务会议的理想之地。

755 square meters of meeting space, including a 432 square meter grand ballroom and 5 function meeting rooms. Featuring with high-level audio and video equipment, accommodate essential function to cater meetings in different scales.Meeting Facility

健身中心

Fitness Center

健身中心位于酒店四层,为宾客提供多种健身和娱乐的选择。健身房配备先进有氧运动和力量健身器材,以及多种自由重量的器械。

The fitness center is located on the fourth floor of the hotel, providing guests with a variety of fitness and entertainment options. The gym is equipped with advanced cardio and strength fitness equipment, as well as a variety of free weights equipment.

地址 Address:深圳市宝安区松岗东方大道46

No. 46, Dongfang Road, Songgang, Bao’an District, Shenzhen

电话 Tel: 0755-2986 9888

网址 websitewww.courtyardshenzhenbaoan.com

JW MARRIOTT HOTEL SHENZHEN BAO’AN Launched One-stop Service Wedding Center

JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao’an wedding showcase presented a fantastic wedding showcase with wedding professionals on Sunday April 22, 2018. Around 100 couples attended this event in one of the largest LED changing lighting Ballroom in Shenzhen.

The showcase is opened with an extravagant fashion show featuring well-known bridal dresses brand White by VeraWang, and uncovered the latest trends for the audience during its first much-loved catwalk show of the bridal collection in Shenzhen. The audience is also can be inspired by the classic blue theme of Chinese natural scenery, brand-new Chinese banquet menu and setup.

The hotel also announced the launch of the One-stop Service Wedding Center. With the fabulous dream-building wedding professionals from the hotel and Top Wedding, the couple can be sure to tick off many of the wedding planning basics in one stop. From stunning poolside garden to 1758sqm grand ballroom, the wedding specialists’ team will bring your dream to reality. In addition, the grand prize, like complimentary stays at the hotel and free fitting of White by Vera Wang, inspired as winners find new ideas for their ceremony and honeymoon.

About JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao’an
JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao’an is conveniently located in the heart of Shenzhen Bao’an District, just 15-minute drive from Shenzhen International Airport and Shenzhen Bay Port. It occupies a stunning modern landmark building and enjoys panoramic views of Qianhai Bay and the Pearl River Delta. Hotel dining options include the lobby Lounge and the cornucopia of gourmet dishes in a timeless yet contemporary all-day dining restaurant with outdoor terrace. The hotel offers a luxurious spa, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, Indoor heated and Outdoor Swimming Pools. Eight multi-function venues offer 2,600sqm of cutting-edge meeting and banquet space. The impressive 1,758sqm Grand Ballroom with advanced equipment featuring light-changing LED ceiling is unique venue for various kinds of social and business events.

About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to sophisticated, self-assured travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand’s philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. JW hotels offer crafted experiences that bring to life the brand’s commitment to highly choreographed, anticipatory service and modern residential design, allowing guests to pursue their passions and leave even more fulfilled than when they arrived. Today there are nearly 80 JW Marriott hotels in over 25 countries and territories. JW Marriott is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Hotel Name: 深圳前海华侨城JW万豪酒店 JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao’an
Place Address: No.8 Baoxing Road, Bao’an District, Shenzhe 深圳市宝安中心区宝兴路8号
Place Phone: (755) 2323 8888

Find The Soul Of The City Hidden In Café

If you are searching for the soul of a city, you can find it hidden in a café. No matter how big a city is, if it is without cafés, then it is like a tree that is hollow at its core. There is a void in its heart.

Decameron coffee store photo

A café is the meeting point of the people of the city. It is where everything about the place and its people are told and retold countless times over. From the customers to the coffee baristas, each have their own unique tale to tell, which all come together to form one common thread.

Steaming coffee machine

Like the character of Rick Blaine says in the movie Casablanca, “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” The same can be said of a café. They are filled with strangers who have connections that they simply do not know yet, and all it can take is a random encounter to change that.

The coffee that is served is irrevocably entwined with geography, history, culture, arts, and above all else, the personal connections we make every day.

sophisticated coffee machine

From Paris to London and from Seattle to Melbourne, cafés have been where some of the greatest literature is crafted and where some of the most groundbreaking innovations are born.

Decameron Coffee, which started right here in Shenzhen, is one such café. Inspired by Giovanni Boccaccio, every cup of Decameron Coffee is made with passion and creativity.

barista a coffee machine

coffee cupping

Deep into Coffee

There is an art to testing coffee; every espresso has a story to be told, there are emotions to be expressed, flavors to be savored, and long lasting fragrances to be shared. It is through this process that Decameron Cofee aims to achieve its simple goal to create “The best cup of coffee”.

So, how do we define this “best cup of coffee”?

coffee utensil

coffee grounds

The best cup of coffee should introduce itself gradually through its fragrance, revealing its taste subtly with each sip. To achieve this, we must begin at the source with the planting, picking, roasting and processing of the coffee beans we use. Through it, we can feel refreshed from the Ethopia Yirgacheffe, enjoy the aroma of the Indonesia Golden Mandolin’s fragrance, and savor the Costa Rica Beethoven.

bottle ice coffee

The best cup of coffee is an unwavering commitment to the highest standard in every cup every day, and it’s the relentless pursuit to keep improving. At least 3 times a day, our baristas test the espresso to ensure every cup meets the required standard.

The best cup of coffee does not begin and end with the taste on the tip of your tongue. It goes much further to its appearance, to its fragrance, to the overall feeling it gives the drinker.

fancy coffee with rose petals

pouring coffee on ice cream

In fact, what makes the best cup of coffee is always changing and constantly evolving. The very beauty of coffee is that it changes with time. Running wild with their imagination, exploring their artistic tendencies, and using a broad range of ingredients, the baristas of Decameron Coffee makes every sip of coffee an adventure.

Seating and third place cafe space

Decameron coffee is designed with both indoor and outdoor spaces so you can find your preferred seating style. Couches are there to relax and have a chat with your friends while larger tables also dote the place where you can spread out your laptop and electronics and get some work done. In one cafe you can change the modes from business or friendly meetings to focused work.

Cafe food fare

Friends meeting at Decameron café will appreciate the variety of food. The café has traditional chocolate pastries as well as healthy salads and sandwiches.

chocolate croissant Salad and a Coffee

So, discover Decameron Coffee and begin your adventure today.

Decameron cafe wide photo

Place Name: Decameron Coffee 十日谈咖啡

Place Address:

  • #L1-38,ZhuoyueHui Shopping Mall, Meilin Zhongkang Rd, Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳市福田区梅林街道中康路126号卓悦汇购物中心L01楼38商铺

0755-82721867

  • No. 111, #88 Zhongxin Shangwu Building, Fuhua Yilu, Futian District 福田街道福华一路88号中心商务大厦111号

0755-82726546

Average Spending per Head:45RMB

Website:http://www.decameron-cafe.com/

Magpie where food meets art in the Oct Loft art area

Written by Mark
Revised by Brent Deverman

OCT Loft is known for creativity and art galleries. What if that art was applied to the food there? If an artist combined two cuisines together would he/she think to choose Chinese Northeastern (Dongbei) flavors and western food? Let’s face it, Shenzhen has so many places to eat, picking one can drive the sanest person crazy – but when I heard about the opening night of this new trendy artsy restaurant – Magpie – we had to check it out.

The team behind the concept

Tucked away in the beautiful surroundings of OCT LOFT, the Magpie restaurant – brainchild of head chef Cadence Gao – is ideally situated, serving traditional Dong Bei food styled with a contemporary western edge – the perfect escape from the hectic city lifestyle.

Cadence Gao Chef & Artist
Cadence Gao Chef & Artist
The team behind Magpie: Eric-Cadence-Amir (from left to right)
The team behind Magpie: Eric-Cadence-Amir (from left to right) (Photo from Magpie’s official Wechat)

We heard about the team creating a restaurant something like 3 years ago so it is great to see that it has finally come together and that their skills all compliment each other to build a concept that is greater than the sum of the individual parts.

The decoration and ambiance

The first thing that grabs your attention is the relaxing ambiance and modern decoration which gel together perfectly. The staff were genuine and friendly and even though busy, were tentative and helpful.

Communal tables make Magpie a great place for dinner with friends.
Communal tables make Magpie a great place for dinner with friends.  (Photo from Magpie’s official Wechat)
Grey and blue title make for a nice clean look.
Clean grey and blue title make for a nice clean look.
Attention to detail is taken seriously at Magpie
Attention to detail is taken seriously at Magpie (Photo from Magpie’s official Wechat)
Best to make a reservation as word of mouth is getting around.
Best to make a reservation as word of mouth is getting around.

Drinks and cocktails

The menu offers something for everyone, beautifully presented and skillfully written, complimented with a collection alcoholic beverages including some of the finest cocktails, carefully chosen and sculpted by talented mixologists.

Sit at the bar and order a cocktail.
Sit at the bar and order a cocktail. (Photo from Magpie’s official Wechat)
Mixologists create cocktails specially concocted for Magpai.

Best Selling Cocktails:

Cotton Candy Cocktail – RMB 85 (made up of fresh lemon juice, vermouth, and homemade Limonchelo) Flavor: Sweet, fruity, sour
Volcanic White Wine – RMB 85 (made up of white wine, citrus peels) Flavor: sweet, fruity

Bartender’s Favourite:

Bartender's Favourite:
Burning Pine – RMB 85(made up of roasted pine nuts, burnt rosemary, Moscatel and a bit of rum) Flavor: sweet, aromatic

Wine by the bottle is also reasonably priced with a bottle of Artero Tempranillo going for 185RMB.

Biting into a painting

The food was succulent and juicy, each dish freshly prepared and cooked to perfection. – My favourite dishes included “Who killed my duck?” – “Belly full of Scallops” and “The Obligatory Steak” but to name a few.

The menu is seasonal and may not be the same when you visit as they were just finishing their winter menu.

Who Killed My Duck – fowl murdered on your plate – 85RMB
Catch if the day scallops
Catch of the day scallops – 125RMB

Maybe it was the attention to detail, the mouth-watering food or the delicious candyfloss cocktails that made my visit so memorable – whatever it was, the entire dining experience at the Magpie restaurant was exquisite and I look forward to visiting again soon.

Starters to share

Food for thought - Fried pigs brains
Food for thought – Fried pigs brains – 35RMB
Rabbit food (not on the menu)
Rabbit food (not on the menu)
A poached egg
A poached egg – 25RMB

Main dishes:

Venison Bolognese
Venison Bolognese – 75RMB
Pasta with whatever
Pasta with whatever – 60RMB
Coal Oil Tartare - 75RMB
Coal Oil Tartare – 75RMB

Dessert Art

Moss and Soil - 50RMB
Yuan Xiao – 50RMB
Orange Creamsicle - 50RMB
Orange Creamsicle – 50RMB

Restaurant Name: Magpie 喜鹊派

Place Address: Oct B Loft A5 125 深圳华侨城创意园北区A5125(旧天堂书店背面)

Place Phone: +86755-86528782(14:00-02:00)

Business Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 17:00-02:00

Map to Magpie

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DoubleTree by Hilton Guangzhou Celebrates Earth Hour 2018

DoubleTree by Hilton Guangzhou Celebrates Earth Hour 2018 by Environmental Knowledge Quiz Competition

Hilton property joins Team Members from around the world in preserving environments and furthering responsible travel and tourism

Guangzhou, China – (March 27, 2018) – DoubleTree by Hilton Guangzhou celebrated Earth Hour 2018 from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 by Environmental Knowledge Quiz Competition. The hotel was taking action locally to engage in sustainability efforts – from water stewardship and energy conservation to reducing waste and community projects.

“DoubleTree by Hilton Guangzhou hosted the “Start of my 60+ Life” event on 24 March that is in line with the Earth Hour event. Hotel implements numerous environmental protection and energy saving measures such as (i) LED energy-saving lighting; (ii) using of water-saving faucet and  energy-saving stoves; and (iii) using time-sharing control lighting in some areas; (iv) heat recovery fron the air for Refrigeration and heating; (v) plastic bottles have been eliminated across the country at our hotel’s meeting spaces and health clubs last year.”said Mr. Richard Liu, General Manager.

Team Members and Guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Guangzhou celebrated Earth Hour through the following activities:

  • Environmental knowledge quiz competition on March 24
  • Switch off hotel unnecessary lights and dimming parts of lighting
  • Calling on community and team members to focus and participate through hotel official WeChat

Hilton views responsible travel and tourism as integral to its business, which is why preserving the environment is a cornerstone of Travel with Purpose, the company’s corporate responsibility strategy to create shared value for Hilton Team Members, Guests, business partners and communities. Hilton’s commitment to the environment is embedded across the business and supported by LightStay: an award-winning, global corporate responsibility performance measurement platform. LightStay was developed and implemented by Hilton to provide a one-stop solution for reporting environmental, operational and social impacts. To learn more about Hilton’s commitment to preserving the environment, visit cr.hilton.com.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,200 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company’s portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube.

About Travel with Purpose
Travel With Purpose is Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to furthering responsible travel and tourism through investing in positive social and environmental impacts. Travel with Purpose focuses on creating meaningful opportunities for people and opening doors for youth; investing in community resilience through skills-based volunteerism, disaster relief and human rights; and reducing the company’s environmental footprint through responsible operations and sourcing. Visit cr.hilton.com to learn more.

 

Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai Celebrates Earth Hour by Night Story Telling Activity

Hilton property joins Team Members from around the world in preserving environments and furthering responsible travel and tourism

Shenzhen, Guangdong / China – (March 24th, 2018) Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai celebrated Earth Hour by Night Story Telling Activity. The hotel is taking action locally to engage in sustainability efforts – from water stewardship and energy conservation to reducing waste and community projects.

During the Earth Week, hotel initiated a series of public service activities, for instance, Go Green initiatives, Ocean Plastic Cleaning activity, World Water Day activites, the Planting activity and the Night Story Telling activity, to deliver the hotel’s determination on energy saving and environment protection.

Hilton views responsible travel and tourism as integral to its business, which is why preserving the environment is a cornerstone of Travel with Purpose, the company’s corporate responsibility strategy to create shared value for Hilton Team Members, Guests, business partners and communities. Hilton’s commitment to the environment is embedded across the business and supported by LightStay: an award-winning, global corporate responsibility performance measurement platform. LightStay was developed and implemented by Hilton to provide a one-stop solution for reporting environmental, operational and social impacts. To learn more about Hilton’s commitment to preserving the environment, visit cr.hilton.com.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,200 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company’s portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube.

About Travel with Purpose
Travel With Purpose is Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to furthering responsible travel and tourism through investing in positive social and environmental impacts. Travel with Purpose focuses on creating meaningful opportunities for people and opening doors for youth; investing in community resilience through skills-based volunteerism, disaster relief and human rights; and reducing the company’s environmental footprint through responsible operations and sourcing. Visit cr.hilton.com to learn more.

深圳蛇口希尔顿南海酒店欢庆“地球一小时”,举办 熄灯夜读公益活动

 希尔顿集团旗下酒店和全球团队成员保护环境并促进负责任地旅游和旅行

深圳/ 广东2018324日)深圳蛇口希尔顿南海酒店欢庆“地球一小时”,举办 熄灯夜读公益活动。酒店正在本地采取行动参与可持续发展工作 – 从水管理和节约能源到减少浪费和社区项目。

在地球周期间,酒店通过低碳出行、光盘行动、减少海洋垃圾、世界水日宣传、公益植树及地球一小时熄灯夜读等一系列活动,向公众传递出酒店对于能源节约及环境保护的决心。

希尔顿集团将负责任地旅游和旅行视为其业务不可或缺的一部分,这是支持环境保护,作为企业责任战略 “带着目的去旅行”的基石,并为希尔顿团队成员、宾客、业务合作伙伴和社区创造共享价值。希尔顿集团对环境的承诺已融入整个企业并且有 LightStay 支持:屡获殊荣的全球企业责任绩效评估平台。希尔顿集团开发并实施 LightStay,提供环境、运营和社会影响报告一站式解决方案。若要更多地了解希尔顿环境保护承诺,请访问 cr.hilton.com。

关于希尔顿

希尔顿 (NYSE: HLT) 是全球领先的酒店管理公司,十四大世界级品牌组合在全球 105 个国家和地区拥有 5,200 多家酒店和 856,000 多间客房。希尔顿积极履行使命:作为全世界最热情好客的公司,提供与众不同的卓越体验–让每位宾客在每家酒店的每次住宿都倍感满意。公司组合包括:希尔顿酒店及度假村 (Hilton Hotels & Resorts)、华尔道夫酒店及度假村 (Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts)、康莱德酒店及度假村 (Conrad Hotels & Resorts)、希尔顿嘉诺宾酒店 (Canopy by Hilton)、希尔顿格芮精选酒店 (Curio Collection by Hilton)、希尔顿逸林酒店及度假村 (DoubleTree by Hilton)、Tapestry Collection by Hilton、希尔顿安泊酒店 (Embassy Suites by Hilton)、希尔顿花园酒店 (Hilton Garden Inn)、希尔顿欢朋酒店 (Hampton by Hilton)、Tru by Hilton、希尔顿欣庭酒店 (Homewood Suites by Hilton)、希尔顿惠庭酒店 (Home2 Suites by Hilton) 和希尔顿分时度假俱乐部 (Hilton Grand Vacations)。公司还管理屡获殊荣的客户忠诚度计划“希尔顿荣誉客会”(Hilton Honors)。直接通过希尔顿官方渠道预订的希尔顿荣誉客会会员享受即时礼遇,包括让会员准确选择多少积分与现金进行组合的灵活付款选项、任何其他地方无法提供的会员专属折扣和免费标准 Wi-Fi。请访问 newsroom.hilton.com 网站获取更多信息并在 FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram 和 YouTube 上联系希尔顿。

关于“带着目的去旅行”
“带着目的去旅行”是希尔顿全球通过投资产生积极的社会和环境影响、促进负责任地旅游和旅行的承诺。“带着目的去旅行”聚焦为人们创造意义非凡的机会并为青年敞开大门;通过技能志愿服务、赈灾和人权投入社区建设;以及通过负责任地运营和采购减少公司环境足迹。请访问 cr.hilton.com 网站了解更多信息。

 

 

 

“Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel in Guangzhou / Shenzhen”

Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai Is Awarded “Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel in Guangzhou / Shenzhen

Presented by TTG Travel Trade Publishing, the TTG China Travel Awards is back for its 11th year to celebrate the accomplishments of stellar Greater China travel trade organizations. This year, the event will honor 58 outstanding organizations for their laudable contributions to the burgeoning industry.

Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai for being voted as the Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel in Guangzhou / Shenzhen by the readers of TTG China, TTG-BTmice China, TTG Asia, TTG India, TTGmice, TTGassociations and TTG Asia Luxury, because of its outstanding location, meeting and convention facilities, as well as hospitable service.

Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai

Offering stunning views of Shenzhen Bay, Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai locates in the core area of Shenzhen’s western coastal city belt and enjoys close proximity to Shekou Cruise Centre, which conveniently connects to Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai in an hour’s ferry trip. Leisure and business travelers alike will find a fine selection of culinary delights at the hotel, as well as comfortable accommodation, efficient services and well-equipped facilities. The hotel features 4,064m2 of flexible meeting and banquet facilities, spread over 20 separate spaces that include a 1,260m2 pillar-free grand ballroom with its 950m2 roof garden and a 546m2 outdoor lawn. With our professional Team Members, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, quality catering services and Wi-Fi in all public areas, you can be assured of a well-executed event.

TTG China Travel Awards

The TTG China Travel Awards has been recognizing the best of Greater China’s travel industry since 2008. This prestigious annual event honors stellar Travel Suppliers across Airlines, Hotels & Resorts, Serviced Residences and Travel Services segments in Greater China. This TTG Travel Trade Publishing event is proudly organized by TTG China, with the support of TTG-BTmice China, TTG Asia, TTG India, TTGmice, TTG associations and TTG Asia Luxury.

深圳蛇口希尔顿南海酒店荣膺广深地区最佳会议会展酒店殊荣

备受业内推崇的TTG China 旅游大奖是大中华地区旅游业界最负盛名和最亮眼的年度甄选活动。TTG China 旅游大奖继续为推动业界的进步而制订出一个高水平的模范基准,今年昂首迈入第十一届,颁发了58个深具代表性奖项,旨在表彰全国旅游行业拥有超凡表现和杰出成就的优秀业界机构。

深圳蛇口希尔顿南海酒店以其得天独厚的地理位置优势、完善的会议设备设施和贴心周到的会议服务,荣膺TTG中国旅游大奖2018年“广深地区最佳会议会展酒店”殊荣。

关于深圳蛇口希尔顿南海酒店

深圳蛇口希尔顿南海酒店坐落于深圳西侧沿海城市带的主要区域,地理位置优越,从酒店即可观赏到深圳湾醉人美景。宾客可从酒店附近的蛇口邮轮中心方便地前往香港、澳门和珠海。无论休闲还是商务旅客,均可在酒店找到丰富现代的会议空间、舒适怡人的住宿选择、便捷高效的专业服务、齐全完善的设施以及众多精选可口的佳肴。

酒店拥有占地4,064平方米灵活的会议与活动场地。1,260平方米的无柱式大宴会厅及其配套的950平方米屋顶花园;酒店园林和深圳湾海景环绕着的花园草坪可同时容纳400人,适合举办各类会议、婚宴与社交聚会等活动。室内宴会厅与会议室可以灵活配置,满足您多样化的需求。酒店还提供专业的服务团队、先进的视听设备、高品质的餐饮服务以及覆盖所有公共区域的无线网络,确保您的会议与活动圆满成功。

关于TTG China旅游大奖

TTG China旅游大奖是业界享有盛誉的TTG旅游大奖在中国的延伸,旨在表彰由TTG China、TTG-BTmice China、TTG Asia和TTGmice的读者投票选出的中国最佳旅游机构。

自2008年创建以来,这一奖项依照年度TTG旅游大奖进行设计。20年来,只有亚太地区最出色的旅游机构才能获此殊荣。TTG旅游大奖已成为亚太地区最热门、最具影响力的旅游业奖项。

随着近年来中国旅游业的迅猛发展,为中国最佳旅游机构设立本奖项更具意义。

TTG China旅游大奖每年评选一次。

“Sports Connects, the China Sports Forum”

Weibo Sports, Mission Hills, Mailman, ONE Championship and Branded team up to deliver  “Sports Connects, the China Sports Forum”

Event scheduled for 26th – 28th November 2018, at Mission Hills, China

[HONG KONG – 22 March 2018] Weibo (NASDAQ: WB), a leading social media company in China, and Branded, the Hong Kong-based event producer responsible for the highly successful Sports Matters, YouTube FanFest and ‘All That Matters’ conference series, today announced the second installment of Sports Connects, one of the largest events dedicated to China’s burgeoning sports industry.

As one of the partners of the event, Mailman will help to promote and market the event through its extensive China network and invite key speakers, attendees and local media.

Sports Connects” will unite the key players in China’s rapidly growing sports economy alongside the powerbrokers from the international community, providing insight, connections and business opportunities in China’s sports industry.

The first event welcomed over 500 industry leaders from China and across the world to Mission Hills at what was regarded as the best sports conference ever produced in China. Even more are expected to attend the 2018 forum to discuss a number of key themes, including:

  • China in China: The power of the domestic consumer
  • Exporting China: The opportunities for Chinese powerhouses overseas
  • The World Turns to China: The engine behind global sport industry growth

The majority of China’s sports industry’s growth is directly tied to government intervention. The Chinese government plans to build a US$ 813 billion sports industry by 2025. It is estimated that technology, mostly online media platforms, is central to the market’s growth, with 82% of sports fans coming from cities other than Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

Zhe Zhang, Senior Director of Hot Topics and Sports at Weibo commented:

“We are very pleased to co-host the Sports Connects sports forum. Weibo has been committed to linking events, clubs and players with hundreds of millions of users through social platforms; Weibo also looks forward to helping China strengthens its links with the global sports industry.”

Sports Connects will once again be hosted at the world’s largest golf facility, Mission Hills in Dongguan, Southern China, a fully-integrated luxury resort spanning 22 square-kilometers and 12 golf courses in the heart of China’s “Greater Bay Area”. The founder of Mission Hills Group, the late Dr. David Chu, was a pioneer in the development of China’s sports industry and widely regarded as the ‘father of golf’ in China. He also played a major role in Beijing’s successful bid for the 2008 Olympic Games.

Tenniel Chu, Group Vice Chairman of Mission Hills is delighted to be hosting the second chapter of this highly-anticipated event:

“Since the last China Sports Forum at Mission Hills, we have continued our significant investment into the development of sports and tourism in China, including the announcement of ground-breaking partnerships with FC Barcelona and the NBA. Being the home of Sports Connects is very much part of our mission to bring China to the world and the world to China. We look forward to welcoming the world back to Mission Hills China in November.”

Victor Cui, CEO International of Presenting Sponsors ONE Championship said:

“We are excited to be a partner of this industry leading conference and share our experiences as Asia’s largest global sports media property. It’s a fantastic gathering of experts and it’s going to be a must-attend event for sports business people.”

Jasper Donat, CEO of Branded commented:

“Branded specialises in connecting communities. Bringing the Sports Matters fraternity back to China is a crucial step in our mission to build the foundation for a sustainable Asian sports industry.  With so many of the world’s largest sporting events heading to Asia over the coming years, 2018 is a big year in global sport and China is in the driving seat.”

Andrew Collins, Founder & CEO, Mailman said:

“2017 was a year of consolidation for China’s sports industry; it was less about headlines as it was about building real business models for China’s sports media industry. In 2018, we expect to see more organisations, leagues, clubs and players coming out to China, and Sports Connects presents the perfect opportunity to bring the industry together.”

MISSION HILLS TO UNVEIL 80-YEAR-OLD HIDDEN PHOTOS AT CHINA FLIGHT EXHIBITION

[Haikou, Hainan Province, China – 16 March 2018] In the mid-1930s, a celebrated German aviator called Wulf-Diether Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen flew over China with his Leica camera, recording stunning landscapes, natural features and historical monuments. For more than 80 years his photos have remained undiscovered and unseen – until now.

On April 7, Mission Hills Group, owners and operators of the world’s largest golf and leisure facility, will launch the ”China Flug” (meaning China Flight) photography exhibition at the luxury Mission Hills Haikou resort on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan.  

On display will be several precious and historical photos which have remained unseen to the world for many years, amazingly found at Castell’s family home. These photographs record incredible images of old China through the power of aerial photography.

Visitors will experience a special exhibition encapsulating the past and blazing a new trail towards a brighter future in photography. They will witness a side to China not seen before as China’s beauty and diversity are displayed for all to see.

Castell has become a legend, not just because of his aerial photography but also because of the precious images he captured. With his Leica camera he was able to capture China through a tumultuous time. He flew over cities, countryside, rolling hills, ports and residential areas including riverbeds and farmlands which were previously undocumented. He was able to encapsulate the spirit of the time with great style and panache and will be remembered as an amazing pioneer both as an aviator and a photographer.

The “China Flug” exhibition will run from April 7 for 45 days at Mission Hills Centreville in Haikou.  Entry will be free, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Hainan’s status as a province.

Wulf-Diether Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, photographer of the “China Flug” exhibition

Bilder bearbeitet durch Wolfram Reuter, Langenzenn

“We are honoured to team up with Mission Hills – like Leica, a family-owned business and a pioneer in its field – to bring these significant photos of China to the Chinese public,” said Chairman of the Supervisory Board Leica Camera AG, Dr Andreas Kaufmann, owner of the Ernst Leitz Archiv- und Museums gemeinnützige GmbH.
“China Flug is an example of how Leica captured the past one hundred years of human history. It is also a showcase of the long friendship built between Germany and China,” added Karin Kaufmann, Art Director of Leica Gallery International and Chairwoman of the Ernst Leitz Archiv- und Museums gemeinnützige GmbH.

“Mission Hills Haikou, the most visited tourist attraction in Hainan, is delighted to partner with Leica, with more than 100 years of history, to create yet another first for China and for the world,” added Tenniel Chu, Group Vice Chairman of Mission Hills. “As China’s international tourism island, it is befitting that Hainan should be the location to unveil these remarkable aerial photos of China that have remained a secret for so long. It is our gift to the province and its people to celebrate Hainan’s 30th anniversary!” 

Sun Ying, director of the Hainan Provincial Tourism Development Commission commented: “Visitors to Hainan continue to grow year on year and the province received more than 67.45 million tourists in 2017, up 12.2 per cent year-on-year, contributing 81 billion yuan in revenue. Mission Hills has been at the forefront of tourism in Haikou for close to a decade and the China Flug exhibition will be another hugely popular attraction for visitors to Hainan.”

 Aerial photo of Shanghai on The Bund, taken by a Leica camera 80 years ago

Hilton Shenzhen Futian Lan Ting Dim Sum Newly Release

SHENZHEN, China – March 16, 2018 – Starting from March 24, traditional style Dim Sum will be newly released in Floor 23 Lan Ting in Hilton Shenzhen Futian. You can enjoy Dim Sum a la cart from 11:30 to 14:00 during weekdays and all you can eat from 9:30 to 14:00 every weekends and public holidays with RMB168 per person.

Lanting Specialty and Steamed Dim Sum is not only the classical flavor with Chef’s delicate handmade craft, it also released some creative food, include Fresh Abalone and Shrimp Dumpling, Deep-fried Glutinous Dumpling with Shrimps and kinds of Sichuan style snacks. Steamed Crab Meat – Pork Bun in Pumpkin Broth or Steamed Beef Tripe with Bean Paste will treat your appetite greatly. Snack-sized portions of pan-fried, deep-fried, and steamed food served in bamboo steamers, the weekend morning will be a pleasing start. Golden Snack is the yummy ending with selected tea.

 

Order now from Hotel Official Wechat Shop, enjoy hotel special offer with RMB98 person and RMB128 per person. Scan QR code below. Treat your morning with Dim Sum moment via : 8435 6555.

Place Name: 兰亭中餐厅 Hilton Shenzhen Futian Lan Ting
Place Address: 23F, Hilton Shenzhen Futian, Tower B, Great China International Finance Centre, Shenzhen
深圳市福田区深南大道1003号大中华国际金融中心B座, 大中华希尔顿酒店23楼
Place Phone: 0755-8435 6555.

Muji Launches First Ever Hotel in Shenzhen

Japanese retailer Muji have built a global reputation for their minimalistic designs with no-logo policy and for an emphasis on recycling and avoiding waste in both production and packaging. It is a corporate approach that has made them a market leader and given them a style that is instantly recognizable.

Until recently, Muji had focused on the retail market, but this month they caught the attention of the world when they announced they would be taking their first steps into the hospitality industry with the launch of their first ever MUJI hotel in Shenzhen. Reports from The Guardian were followed by coverage from CNN, as details emerged about the hotel that opened on the 18th January in Futian district.

The first ever Muji hotel is faithful and true to the aesthetics and style associated with all Muji products. The hotel “seeks to provide a space supporting both body and mind while away from home” and “a physical experience of the Muji philosophy through the sensation of towels, the placement of outlets and light switches, restaurants and menus, spaces, and more”. In short, the ethos of the hotel is summed up as, “anti-gorgeous, anti-cheap”.

The hotel consists of 79 rooms and there are five different room types to choose from. In line with Muji’s minimalistic and no-logo approach, the room types are simply designated as Type A, B, C, D, and E. For those wishing to have an idea of what each room is equivalent to in a more traditional hotel, the sizes of the rooms increase with A being the smallest to E being the largest. All rooms are furnished with Muji products that are available to purchase through the brand’s main store. Room rates are currently available from around RMB950.

Guests will also be able to enjoy the classic hallmarks of the Muji brand through the facilities and amenities available in the hotel. Located on the 3rd floor is the Muji Diner, where visitors can enjoy freshly prepared nutritious and delicious meals inspired by home cooking from all over the world. The restaurant is open Sunday to Thursday from 06:30 to 23:00 and 06:30 to 24:00 on Fridays and Saturday.

No Muji establishment could be complete without a Muji store, and the Muji hotel in Shenzhen is no different. With a floor space of 1,726 square meters spread over the 2nd and 3rd floors, the store at the hotel is one of the brand’s largest across all of China.

On the 3rd floor, there is also a small-scale gym offering running machines and aero-bikes while there are also three meeting rooms on the same floor that are available for booking. Another way that the Muji hotel sets itself apart from traditional hotels is with its Library. Muji Books can be found in the public space on the 3rd floor and is open 24 hours. Guests are sure to find something to read amongst the 650 volumes available to borrow.

By choosing Shenzhen as the location for their first ever hotel, Muji has underlined the importance and relevance of the city on the world stage. Be one of the first to experience this unique hotel experience today.

Photo Gallery: MUJI Hotel Shenzhen

Address: Upper Hills, 5001 Huanggang Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, People’s Republic of China (中国广东省深圳市福田区皇岗路5001号深业上城(UpperHills)内)

Tel: +86 755 83212281

Booking: https://hotel.muji.com/shenzhen/en/

The Art Of Making A Suit By Tailor Tom Bespoke

When we picture a man in a suit, we see James Bond in his black tuxedo in Goldfinger or Don Draper sporting a grey suit during a sales pitch in Mad Men. You can be quite sure that neither man bought their suits off the rack or some tailor who gave them a business card on the street.

They wear the kind of suits that are made by Tailor Tom Bespoke. Having learned his craft over six years working as a pattern maker for prestigious New York custom tailors, Michael Andrews Bespoke, Tom started his own tailors a little over two years ago.

Tailor Tom Bespoke prides themselves on being a traditional tailor that offer 100% custom and handmade suits. Every step of the process is tailored to the customer’s requirements from taking the measurements, preparing the basted fit, allowing for any adjustments, to the final finished suit.

A fine suit begins with the fabric. While tailors in Luohu source the cheapest local material for their suits, Tailor Tom offers only the finest wool, silk, cotton, linen and mohair from Italy and England. Adorning the shelves of his tailor shop are books of fabric from such renowned names as Marzoni, Ariston, and Caccioppoli.

When tailoring a suit, there are countless facets and circumstances to consider. What occasion is the suit for? What time of year will it be? If it is a wedding, is it being held indoors or outside? Will the suit be used on the one occasion or regularly? As you listen to Tom roll off a list of questions he will ask his client, it becomes clear that he is a man who sees things from every angle and plans for every eventuality.

His encyclopedic knowledge is displayed when asked to advice on some hypothetical clients. For shorter gentleman, he normally suggests to wear a one button jacket to create an impression that they are taller. Clients who have a little extra weight should stay away from checkered patterns and look for striped designs that give an altogether leaner appearance. When he is working with his Chinese customers, he warns them against using brown material as it is unsuitable against their skin tone. For weddings, he recommends the groom to wear a navy suit to complement the bride’s white dress.

Tom will ask these questions during the first meeting with the client. After an appointment is booked, Tom will talk with them about not only what suit they want, but also about themselves. He takes the measurements and together they will check the fabric. Around two weeks later there will be the basted fitting. If the fitting goes smoothly then the suit can be put into production and be ready within the hour. If some small adjustments are required then a further fitting can be scheduled.

For those planning to wear a suit for a wedding, Tom also offers free of charge to change the lapels of the jacket afterwards so that the suit can be worn on more than one occasion. After all, it would be a shame to wear such a suit only once.

No tailored suit is truly complete, however, without a pair of handmade shoes to go along with it. As Tom shows a choice pair of brogues, it’s clear that just as much careful craftsmanship goes into the shoes as does the suits.

Whether you are planning on being dressed like James Bond at a wedding or wish to turn up to the office looking like Don Draper, Tailor Tom Bespoke will help you tailor your next suit to the occasion and your personality.

Every piece of clothing is handmade by the tailor, including the passion of the tailor for the advanced customization industry, and the temperature of the fingertips.

Address: RM 1201, International Mayors Communication Center, No.55, Shizhou Road, Nanshan District (深圳市南山区石洲中路55号国际市长交流中心1201。白石洲地铁站C出口)

Website: http://www.ttbespoke.com/

Email: 18898731186@139.com

Tel: +86 18898731186

Wechat: 18898731186

 

El Toro Comes Charging Into Houhai With Authentic Spanish Cuisine

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These days, Shenzhen has so many different restaurants offering all kinds of cuisine from all over the world. You can find almost anything you desire from the more popular Italian and French restaurants to the up and coming styles from the Middle East and also South America.

One cuisine that has been conspicuous by its absence in Shenzhen, however, is Spanish food. For all the Italian pastas and Indian curries you can try, the city has been criminally short of places offering pinchos or paella. That is all about to change with the arrival of El Toro in Houhai.

Opening in the bustling hub of Houhai, El Toro is situated just beneath Coastal City. The restaurant façade stands out from the other shops with its silhouette of a stampeding bull.

Inside, the tables are decked out with dinner mats made from the red and yellow of the national flag of Spain. The bar is reminiscent of some cantina in a small town in the countryside, with a couple of plates of omelet tortilla left out to be washed down with beer from one of the three taps of draft.

Above the bar are a row of photos showcasing El Toro’s signature dishes, while the Rojigualda flags on the table double as menus. They reveal an extensive list of authentic Spanish dishes that hail from all over the country from the greenery of Galicia, through the heart of Catalonia, to the sleepy seaside towns of Valencia.

Salim, one of the restaurant’s owners, is on hand to introduce the menu. Raised in Madrid, but with family from Barcelona, there were always arguments when El Clasico was being played. Yet it also meant that Salim grew up enjoying food from both the Castile and Catalonia regions, which later saw him develop a passion for the cuisines from all over the Iberian Peninsula.

Working alongside Salim is his chef, Alejandro. With Basque roots, Alejandro arrives at El Toro having spent years working as a chef in Spanish restaurants across the world. Time spent in restaurant kitchens across Central America was followed by two years at a restaurant in Tokyo, before Salim brought him to Shenzhen to help him realize his vision.

A selection of dishes are ordered based on the recommendations from Salim, and while Alejandro prepares the meal, a jug of homemade Sangria is brought to the table and shared. The punch drink, made of wine, mixed fruits, sprite, and no small amount of vodka, is enjoyed all over the Iberian Peninsula whether it is day or night. This pitcher, prepared by Salim personally, goes down deceptively easily.

As another round of Sangria is poured, the dishes begun to arrive. The first to be presented is the Mix Salad and Garlic Shrimp. Garlic Shrimp is a favorite of the Andalusia region and is authentically and lovingly recreated here, while the Mix Salad consists of tuna resting on a bed of the freshest tomato and crispest lettuce.

Next served is the Omelet Tortilla, a true staple of Spanish cuisine. The famous Tortilla Espanola is served cold just like it would be found if you walked into any local cantina back in Spain.

Not long after, Salim returns from the kitchen with one of El Toro’s signature dishes and what would be described by many as the national dish of Spain. It is of course, the rice dish of paella. The Chicken & Rabbit Paella is served, but there are five varieties in total to try on the menu from including the Spicy Shellfish, the Black Rice with Squid, Chicken, Pork & Shellfish, and the iconic Valencian Fiduea.

After much food and conversation, the plates are cleared away and stories are shared about time spent in Barcelona over another cup of Sangria. Just when it seems not possible to eat anymore, three delectable looking desserts are brought out and quite miraculously everyone has rediscovered their appetite. The Catalan Cream is perfectly sweet, and although the Bread Pudding and the Tarta Santiago prove popular too, there is no beating the crème brulee from Catalonia.

El Toro is the Spanish restaurant that Shenzhen has long been crying out for. With an owner from Madrid and a chef from the Basque country serving up dishes from Galicia to Catalonia, you are unlikely to find a more authentic Spanish dining experience in the city.

Average Spend per Head: 80RMB

Address: Room 122-123 East Block, Coast Building, 3rd Haide Avenue, Nanshan (深圳市南山区海德三道海岸大厦东座一楼122—123)
Tel:
 +86 13302312550

Say Hello To The Newest Members of The Terrace’s Live Music Family

There are few better feelings than walking into a bar when the band is in the middle of their set. The guitarist screeching out a solo and the frontman singing like it’s his last time. The crowd up on their feet and dancing along.

It’s the same feeling you get when you watch the band at The Terrace. It’s a group of musicians that are very much a family, and this month the family just welcomed three exciting new members. Shenzhen Party went along one night to say hello to singers Monica Cuenco and Kris Astor, and drummer Mark Jasper.

That night, the first musician to take the stage is drummer, Mark Jasper.  He’s arrived early to check the instruments and to talk with the technicians. It’s clear he’s the kind of meticulous musician who wants everything in its right place.

Considering his background, his attention to detail is no surprise. He later explains. “I started out as a drummer in the Philippines back in 2004. I’ve recorded and played for recording artists like Zelle, Gloc-9, Ney, Jay-R, and international artists like Taylor Dayne.”

Taylor Dayne was a pop superstar from the eighties with classics such as Tell It To My Heart, while rapper Gloc-9 and R&B artist Jay-R are award winning, platinum certified stars in the Philippines.

The set begins without their new female singers, but the band here are a versatile family of musicians. They ease into the evening with a funk laden cover of Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You. Guitarist, Douglas, then turns singer for a cover of Cake By The Ocean, and although there may not be any cake on hand, the crowd are already having a great time at Seaworld. The band throws in some crowd favorites from Bruno Mars’ covers to a raucous rendition of  Smells Like Teen Spirit.

The one constant through all the wild improvisations and guitar solos is Jasper on drums. Like all the great drummers, he keeps them all in line and ties it altogether. Just like his idol, Vinnie Colaiuta, the legendary session drummer who worked across heavy metal, jazz, and country, with artists such as Frank Zappa, Sting, and Joni Mitchell.

Yet Jasper still wants to grow more as a musician. It was one of the reasons that brought him to The Terrace. “When I saw some videos of their bands performing here, I knew that I would learn and grow a lot as a musician from being under the supervision of the musical director, Leon.”

They say good things come to those who wait, and half way through the first set Monica and Kris are brought up and welcomed to the family. Kris bursts into a belter of a rendition of Sia’s Cheap Thrills, and Monica swoons on backing vocals.

As Kris struts around the stage with a wide smile and singing, “Baby, I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight”, you better believe she means it. As she says later, “I am more into R&B and soul, but when it comes to party then it’s all about rock! Expect that I will be giving my best every night!”

It’s an attitude that she’s carried with her ever since she started out as a singer. “I joined singing competitions as a training ground. That brought me to become a finalist of Pinoy Pop Superstar, a singing competition on GMA 7. They signed me as an artist and I became a part of a concert TV show every Sunday. I sang with famous singers like Jaya, Ogie, Alcasid, Janno, and Kyla.”

The highlight of her career was the chance to perform with her hero. “My proudest moment was singing on stage with my idol, Ms. Regine Velasquez. She has been my inspiration since I was kid. So performing with her is like a dream come true for me.”

Regine Velasquez would no doubt approve if she could see Kris now as she gets the crowd bouncing along to her electrifying cover of  Nena’s 99 Luftballoons.

Next, it’s Monica’s time to step up, but the singer is no stranger to the spotlight. She may still be young, but she has already grabbed headlines and won competitions across Asia.

In 2011, she was a runner up on Star Power, the search for the next female pop star, on Philippines channel ABS CBN. From there she landed a role as Dorina Pineda in a theater adaptation of the show Bituing Walang Ningning and starred in the South Korean reality program K-Pop Star. Her performances have seen her win Best New Female Artist award at the ALIW awards in 2016 and Best Pop Recording and Best Song Arrangement at this year’s AWIT awards.

Monica lists Beyonce as one of her idols, and when she moves across the stage during a cover of Starving with all eyes in the bar on her, it’s impossible to deny she does not have the same gravitational pull as the former Destiny Child’s singer. When she sings the chorus, “I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you”, the crowd sing along in agreement.

Her biggest role model comes from her home of the Philippines. “The artist that influenced me a lot is Lea Salonga, a theatre actress. She’s really good when it comes to vocal techniques.”

The band finishes their set, but come back for a second later. They play some classic hard rock along with modern EDM and everything in between, leaving the band and the crowd breathless at the end. As the band hug and leave the stage to a cheering crowd, it’s clear to see that Monica, Kris and Jasper are already part of the family at The Terrace.

Contact Info:

Address: Seaworld Square, Shekou (Above Starbucks) / 深圳市南山区蛇口海上世界广场(星巴克二楼)

Tel: (0755) 2682-9105

Find Your Taste With Les 5 Chef’s Miznon Gourmet Street Food

In the time since Les 5 Chef’s opened its doors in Shekou, the fine dining restaurant has built up a reputation for its high quality cuisine at reasonable prices. So when they announced the opening of their new restaurant called Les 5 Chef’s Miznon, naturally it caught the curiosity of many a food lover in the city. Shenzhen Party went to check out the latest culinary endeavor.

At first glance, Les 5 Chef’s Miznon is probably not what most people would have been expecting from the people behind the original Les 5 Chef’s. The interior consists of exposed foundations with bright graffiti and blackboards of food specials. From the Hong Kong style open style bar, hip music plays onto the streets where there are the neighboring hole in the wall restaurants and stores.

One of the restaurant’s partners is Harry, who spent 35 years opening restaurants, hotels and cruise liners before embarking on Les 5 Chef’s. For him, Les 5 Chef’s Miznon has a very clear and distinct concept. “Les 5 Chef’s is international fine dining. Here, at Les 5 Chef’s Miznon, we make gourmet street food. It’s Middle East style. We serve roasted vegetables, chicken, stuffed pita. Its high quality ingredients, high quality taste, for a reasonable price.”

The idea for Miznon came about when Harry kept receiving requests from customers at Les 5 Chef’s. “We have a lot of Israeli customers and they came to me many times, ‘Harry, we love your food, but can you do our food.’ I was many times before in Israel and I know how to make their food so I said, ‘Yes, but we will make a completely different concept to the 5 Chef’s.”

“It took time to find the flavor. Israeli taste is very specific so we adapt the food so that everybody likes it. For example, for the Chinese taste, we will give a little bit of spiciness inside, so the customer can order it spicy if they want to have spicy or not.”

In fact, it is from the restaurant’s Israeli origins that the restaurant takes its name Miznon, which means ‘Canteen’ in Hebrew. Although to refer to Miznon simply as a canteen would be to do a disservice to its extensive and exciting food menu.

Customers can choose from twenty four different pitas including meat, seafood, and vegetable fillings. The Roasted Chicken is one of the stand-out items on the menu, which goes well with any of the ten roasted vegetables dishes. That is all without mentioning any of the soups, salads or noodle dishes.

Harry is asked to pick out some of the most popular dishes. “For me, it is the Lamb Chili Onion Pita. We use only the Lamb Tenderloin so it is very soft. The next one is the Falafel Pita, because we have lots of options for vegan people and vegetarians coming here. There is also the Roasted Cauliflower. First it is cooked, then roasted. We use only Greek or Australian olive oil to roast it. It is one of the best sellers.”

While picking the roasted tomatoes straight from the vine and as you try the roasted cauliflower and ask yourself if cauliflower has always tasted this good, one thing starts to become clear; Les 5  Chef’s Miznon uses only the finest, freshest and healthiest ingredients. “Our beef is coming from Australia. Our vegetables we pick up every two days from a farm four hours from here by driving. The hummus, every day we make fresh three times. We peel the chickpeas. It’s a lot of work, but it’s much smoother this way.”

Another element of the concept at Les 5 Chef’s Miznon is the complimentary sauce station, which customers are encouraged to take advantage of. “We have here 8 sauces. We have for European tastes and Chinese tastes. We give the recommendations, but I really have to say that they find their own taste,” explained Harry.

Yet to say Les 5 Chef’s Miznon is somewhere only to come to enjoy a meal would be only part of the story. It’s as much a place to meet friends to chat over some drinks. The restaurant boasts draft craft beer all the way from Ingolstadt, in the heart of Bavaria. Herrnbrau is available in four different beers and cannot be found anywhere else in China, let alone Shenzhen. At RMB20 for 300ml, it’s most likely the best value you will find around too.

The spirits menu is equally generously priced and well stocked. When you can get yourself a rum or gin for RMB25, it’s no wonder then that many customers end up staying at Les 5 Chef’s Miznon long after they have finished their meal. As Harry says, “What we do is we close when the last customer has left. So sometimes we are open till three or four o’clock.”

Place Name: Les 5 Chef’s Miznon

Place Address: N0.143 Shekou old street, Nanshan District, Shenzhen深圳南山蛇口老街143号

Place Phone: +86 135 2889 0561

See below for more information on Les 5 Chef’s Fondue Festival, which runs from 21st December 2017 to 21st January 2018. There are also some fantastic  lunch specials and drinks offers available at Les 5 Chef’s Miznon.

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Giving you one more reason to buy some of the finest Italian wine as chosen by SteSoph

 

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This fabulous Castellano wine from the Colli Ripani winery in Central Italy is truly one of the most sought after items in our collection and comes highly recommended.

Promoted by SteSoph’s Italian platform, located in Shenzhen, you are not only buying one of the finest wines from the Colli Ripani winery, but you are also taking part in a worthy cause to support the Marche region recover after the 2016 earthquake, via the crowd funding project on the Suning platform.

Visit the website at https://zc.suning.com/project/detail.htm?projectId=18138

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This is truly one of those rare opportunities to take advantage of an unbelievable offer on the Suning platform, where a whole host of fantastic packages are available including the finest wine from the Colli Ripani winery.

Some amazing offers are up for grabs including an once-in-a-lifetime chance to fly to Italy and visit the beautiful Marche region where the Castellano wine originates from.

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The breathtaking view from the Vinery Dei Colli Ripani.

After the earthquake that shook Central Italy in 2016, it became part of Stesoph’s mission to support one of their partner and help restore the Marche region, where the winery is located, which was badly damaged by the tragic events.

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The Colli Ripani Winery before and after the devastating earthquake.

As the areas rebuilds after the disaster, it is a unique opportunity for true wine lovers to enjoy some of the finest wines at very reasonable prices. While enjoying the Castellano wine, customers can also be in the knowledge that when they buy, they are helping one of the great winemaking regions of Central Italy.

The Castellano wine is the perfect union between the Montepulciano and the Sangiovese grapes, which are lovingly handpicked from the Vinery Dei Colli Ripani. Next follows the long and careful process of macerating the grapes with skins for twenty to twenty five days, the soft pressing, the storage of the barrels, before the all important filtering. The wine spends eighteen months in the big barrel, followed by six months in the smaller barrique, and finally a minimum of six months in the bottle, which allows it to become the most extraordinary of wines and stand apart from its competitors.

WechatIMG55.jpegBottaia (Wine Cellar) of Colli Ripani winery.

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Gymnast Yuri Chechi (‘The Lord of the Rings’), Olympic Gold Medallist and 5 time World Champion, is a supporter of the Colli Ripani winery.

Christmas and New Year are just around the corner so take advantage of this amazing opportunity on the Suning platform to purchase some fantastic packages, which include the multi-award winning Castellano wine.

To become involved in this project, go to https://zc.suning.com/project/detail.htm?projectId=18138 or simply scan the QR code.

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Besides the Suning platform, you may also purchase wine through Stesoph’s public WeChat account by scanning the QR code or directly in Stesoph office as usual.

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For more information, please contact Richard at 13823289472, Steven (Stesoph) at 15989878786, or if you prefer, you can contact Shenzhen Party directly.

It is our pleasure to share this rare opportunity to enjoy some of the finest wines from Italy.