The Romantic Flavors of France

Fabrice Bruto

The Langham, Shenzhen’s New Western Executive Chef Fabrice Bruto Presents New Menus

Recently, The Langham, Shenzhen appointed Fabrice Bruto from France as the Western Executive Chef. Fabrice has over 20 years of experience in catering management and is an expert in presenting unique and exquisite lifestyle concepts through the fusion of local food culture with traditional French culinary techniques.

This early autumn, Fabrice has prepared a delicious surprise for you with new seasonal menus for Duke’s and Perch.

Raised in a country known for its refined gastronomy concepts, Fabrice was inspired from a young age and joined the industry when just 14. Immersed in the unique charm of French cuisine, he continues to innovate by introducing different food cultures from around the world. His ceaseless pursuit for exotic flavours meant he travelled to countries and regions across four continents, including Greece, Russia, Tunisia and the US. During this time, he served as the head chef of a Michelin-starred restaurant and held key appointments at 5-star international hotels.

Fabric officially joined The Langham, Shenzhen in 2017. Before that, he was a lecturer at the renowned Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and Shanghai where he provided training for many exceptional chefs.

In his amazing journey of flavours, Fabrice injects his diverse life experiences and extraordinary insights on all kinds of foods into every of his culinary creation. His endless inspiration and artistic presentation make every dish an extravagant experience involving not just taste but touching all five senses.

Perch Potato Burger

Over the years, Fabrice remains committed to bringing classic French cuisine to food enthusiasts in Shenzhen. With the use of premium ingredients and innovative culinary techniques, he has created many dishes that were reminiscence of the romantic ambience of France.

Pan-Fried Foie Gras

This early autumn, Fabrice is introducing all-new seasonal menus at Duke’s and Perch. With dishes such as Pan-Fried Foie Gras, lauded by Europeans as one of the three greatest treasures of the world, cooked in a caramel, rocket and sweet mango sauce; premium Robbins Island Wagyu Beef from cows bred in the clean and natural environment of Australia, featuring amazing marbling, tenderness and juiciness served with creamy potatoes, the menus are set to excite and delight.

Robbins Island Wagyu Beef

At the Perch, diners will have the pleasure of trying Fabrice’s new creations, which include a 500 g New Zealand T-bone Steak that is a must-try for all meat-lovers, and a special potato burger that uses mashed potato in place of traditional burger buns.

New Zealand T-Bone Steak

“The Langham, Shenzhen is known for its excellent products and services,” Fabrice said. “We will continue to source the best ingredients to create an unforgettable dining experience using exquisite elements from traditional French cuisine.”

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 50 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

Place Address:  The Langham, 7888 Shennan Boulevard, Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳市福田区深南大道7888号
Place Phone:  0755 – 8828 9888

Introducing Verdicchio di Jesi: The Italian White Wine That Everyone Is Talking About

You know, they don’t call Italy the beautiful country for nothing. Whether it’s the Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, or the Sistine Chapel; beauty can be found everywhere in Italy.

Perhaps no more so than in its wine, whose export sales amounted to USD35.5 billion in 2017. And where once Italy was renowned for its classic reds, it is now in white wines where the biggest growth can be found. Leading that growth is the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi white wine.

Verdicchio: Fifty Years Of Wine Making Excellence

This year a conference was held to mark the 50th anniversary of Verdicchio dei Castelli de Jesi DOC. The event took place in the beautiful Pergolesi Theatre in the heart of Jesi. The theatre is one of the few opera houses still remaining in Italy from the late eighteenth century period. It was on such an occasion and at such a venue that it was revealed that in the past year, Italy sold more white wine than any other country in the world.

A few years ago, such a statement would not seem possible, but within the last 10 years, the production of white wine by Verdicchio has exceeded all expectations; they have tripled the average area of hectares planted, renewed over ¼ of the vineyards, while bottling outside the area has fallen by 75% and exports have grown by almost 50%.

This has led to Verdicchio establishing itself as a brand known for its high quality, both in Italy and across the world. Recognition has arrived in the form of awards from Italian wine guides, for both their red and white varieties.

White Wine: The World’s Fastest Growing Popular Wine

Red is the world’s most popular wine, representing 55% of all global sales of wine, but white is growing in popularity, especially among consumers aged 40 and under. In Italy, the trend is even more pronounced. White wine sales in the country rose an incredible 14% in the past five years, while red wine sales increased by 7% in comparison.

During the 50th anniversary of the Verdicchio dei Castelli de Jesi DOC, David Summerland of International’s Wine Monitor revealed several fascinating facts about the growth of white wine. People preferred to drink red at home, while when they went out to socialize they would drink white. This was due to the drink being perceived as an easy drink compared to a red, in particular with women aged under 40.

White Wine Opens New Exciting Markets

Summerland went on to explain that the growth in the white wine market was mainly driven by young people and young women in particular, who represented a good engine for the market. In general, women’s consumption of wine has increased compared to men’s, which partially explains the surge in white wine sales in recent years. In particular, in Italian white wine.

Last year, Italy’s global sales of white wine were worth 1.287 billion Euros, the highest in the world, surpassing France’s total amount of 1.267 billion Euros.

Award Winning Wines

Italian wine has grown so popular because it comes from autochthonous grapes grown in special regions, often referred to as native varieties. Summerland explained that Verdicchio, native to the Marche, was a textbook example of this because of versatility and capacity to age well.

The Marche has worked hard to improve its vineyards. In the past decade, more than a quarter of the Jesi DOC’s 2,190 hectares of vineyards have been renovated. Around 100 million Euros have been spent on promoting and introducing organic growing methods.

The return of investment has included the highest accolades. In the past four years, no other white wine has appeared in as many international wine guides as the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi white wine.

Last year, Verdicchio received the title of best white in Italy for the fourth year running. At this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards, 15 Verdicchio wines received a score of more than 90, compared to only four Verdicchio wines in 2016.

A Best Seller Worldwide

Around 18 million bottles of Verdicchio dei Castelli de Jesi DOC are sold each year, half of which are sold internationally. The top five export markets are the US, China, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. International sales exports are worth approximately 52 million Euros, which represent a growth of about 50% in the past decade.

It’s clear that Italian white wine is going from strength to strength, and Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi white wine is leading that growth.

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Review: Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s biggest music and arts festival

Neo-Soul Legend Erykah Badu Ends Clockenflap On A Triumphant Note As The Festival Announces Dates For 2019

Clockenflap ended with a triumphant flourish on Sunday night as neo-soul legend ERYKAH BADU brought the curtain down on three unforgettable days of music and arts with a show-stopping performance on the Harbourflap Stage. Fans were also treated to world-class performances by US R&B sensation KHALID, The frontman of veteran indie rockers sodagreen and renowned solo artist 吳青峰, Mercury Prize-winning alt-rock heroes WOLF ALICE, UK drum’n’bass pioneer RONI SIZE and raucous London garage rockers THE VACCINES, among many other highlights.

The festival also revealed its dates for next year, announcing that Clockenflap will return to Central Harbourfront on November 22, 23 & 24, 2019.

Known for showcasing a diverse array of established and cutting-edge talent from Hong Kong, Asia and beyond, Clockenflap took fans on a voyage of musical discovery, with memorable sets by Japanese maverick multi-instrumentalist CORNELIUS, Hubei-born, US- raised rapper BOHAN PHOENIX, Brooklyn neo-psychedelia band SUNFLOWER BEAN and many more.

Between musical performances, fans also took time out to explore the eye-popping array of interactive attractions dotted throughout the festival site, including the Clockenflap debut of the MILK MART craft market. Children’s music star NICK COPE and much-loved Hong Kong kids’ entertainers RUMPLE & FRIENDS were the stars of the show at the family area, while Clockenflap favourite SILENT DISCO powered by FWD MAX was as popular as ever, with fans queuing up to dance to the beat of their chosen soundtrack.

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Below are some of the best photos selected from Day Three:


ERYKAH BADU shows why she’s the ‘Queen of Neo-soul’ on the Harbourflap Stage


US R&B sensation KHALID brings his smooth vibes to the Harbourflap Stage


Maverick Japanese multi-instrumentalist­ CORNELIUS rocks the Harbourflap Stage

cid:image006.jpg@01D47B4C.264BCDA0The frontman of veteran indie rockers sodagreen and renowned solo artist closes the FWD Stage 吳青峰

Chris%20Lush-TVS-1423.jpgBritish indie rockers THE VACCINES tear it up on the FWD Stage

KITMINLEE-WA-8502525.jpgMercury Prize-winning alt-rockers WOLF ALICE show the FWD Stage why they’re one of the best live acts around

KITMINLEE-SFB-8502294.jpgBrooklyn neo-psychedelia outfit SUNFLOWER BEAN wow the FWD Stage

Enzo-DSC01085.jpgHubei-born, US-raised rapper BOHAN PHOENIX unites hip-hop fans on the YourMum Stage by Red Bull

Marco Polo Shenzhen Won the Butler Excellence Service Award

Marco Polo Shenzhen has won the butler excellence service award by 2018 International Association of Platinum Butlers.

It’s said that since the first opened in 2009, International Association of Platinum Butlers has developed into three brands for operation, Anglo-Netherland Platinum International Butlers Institute, International Association of Platinum Butlers and International Platinum Butlers Service Company. Adhering to the principle of high quality, the company has established a solid brand foundation, adopted advanced service skill and possessed good reputation in markets. At the same time, the international platinum held big annual industry’s conference for each year with “Platinum butler excellent service awards ceremony of China international BBS “, for more promoting China service industry and setting up communicating, learning, improving platform, greatly increased the China service industry becomes to high-end service brand.

Marco Polo Shenzhen has already successfully completed many large-scale exhibitions and receptions: the 26th Universidad, the European Film Festival, eleven consecutive Hi-tech fairs and the meeting of Shenzhen mayor and representatives of the friendly cities, six medical equipment exhibitions, etc. Moreover, hotel prepared receptions for many world renowned industries and enterprises, such as Huawei, LG, IBM, SIEMENS and many global top 500 famous companies and organizations. Additionally, hotel provided excellent service for receiving celebrities and politicians: Li Xianlong, former prime minister of Singapore; Donald Tsang, former Hong Kong chief executive; famous singer and actor Andy Lau, Lin Chiling, Daniel Wu, etc.

About Marco Polo Shenzhen

Marco Polo Shenzhen is located in the heart of Futian Central Business District, and is only 15 minutes to the Lowu Railway Station and Shenzhen Bay Port, 20 minutes to Shenzhen North Railway Station and Shenzhen Bao’an Airport, and 10 minutes to Futian/Huanggang Checkpoint. The 391 well-appointed rooms and suites are equipped with broadband Internet access, luxurious bathrooms, and state-of-the-art communications and entertainment facilities. Situated from the 35th to 41st floors of the hotel, The Continental Club provides the most luxurious accommodations for travelers. The hotel has 6 restaurants and bars, including Café Marco, Margarita Bar, Connect (lobby lounge), Carrianna Chinese Restaurant, Nishimura Japanese Restaurant and MCClub. Marco Polo Shenzhen has 31 function rooms, including Marco Polo Ballroom and one auditorium, which can accommodate up to 3,000 people and provide the ideal Shenzhen venue for meetings, seminars, and social events. The hotel’s fully equipped Fitness Center includes a gym, sauna, and outdoor swimming pool, and hotel guests can indulge in relaxing spa treatments at the renowned Pure Spa.

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About Global Hotel Alliance

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Place Name: Marco Polo Shenzhen深圳马哥孛罗好日子酒店
Place Address: 28 Fuhua 1st Road, Futian CBD, Shenzhen, China 518048 深圳市福田中心区 福华一路28号
Place Phone: (0755) 8298-9888

Kempinski Hotel Shenzhen: 12th Anniversary Charity Event – Hug the Lonely Kids

6 November 2018, a Charity Auction, ‘Hug the Lonely Kids’, was jointly held by the Kempinski Hotel Shenzhen and Shenzhen Aite Band, which marked the 12th Anniversary of the hotel. Shenzhen Aite Band is a community consisting of the Autism teenagers who have musical talents. This special event gave 12 local autism patients from the band an opportunity to present their artistic talent and helped raise money for their families.

Hotel specially invited guests teamed up with 12 members from the Aite Band to make the art pieces for the charity auction. The art exhibition, which highlights 12 pieces of art works, was set in the center of the hotel lobby, and will be remained there for 10 days after the event.

Over 100 guests were invited to join the charity event, including the loyal guests of the hotel, media guest and the Aite Band members. As the Autism kids are called ‘The Children of the Star’, ‘The Little Prince’, a character who lives in a distant and lonely planet was taken as the event theme. Entering the hotel Lobby Lounge, a glistening scene was presented to the guests. A multitude of elements of ‘The Little Prince’ changed the venue into a starry world, stars, roses, planets and much more…Seems like walking into a mystery world of the Autism kids. Each guest has to wear a blue ribbon, which stands for hope and encouragement while signing up.

Started with a delicate PowerPoint of the hotel’s 12-year-journey, an array of old pictures brought the guests and the staffs back to the wonderful memories. Then moved on with a fascinating opening show by the talented kids from Aite Band, letting all the guests immerse in their magical music world.

The event proceeded toward a climax by the foremost part – auction. Prior to the event, the hotel had prepared 12 elaborated videos for each art piece, comprising of the briefing introduction of the making process and a short interview with the authors, to let the guests know more about their works. A total of RMB 9,500 raised in this part, which reflected the enthusiasm and love of the guests. All the charity fund raised were all donated to the Shenzhen Aite Band, including the revenue from 20 sets of charity room package, which valued at RMB24,000.

The event unfolded with a climax after another, an impressive performance by the hotel staff, the exciting lucky draw and the ending show of the Aite Band. Besides, the hotel also prepared a sophisticated souvenir to the kids and the special invited guests, a gift full of wishes and happiness.

‘We hope all of society will give them more support and tolerance. They, too, deserve a better future’ said the hotel’s property representative Shao Shengqiang. We can make a big difference for this disadvantaged group, let’s light up their world.

Place Name: Kempinski Hotel Shenzhen 深圳凯宾斯基酒店
Place Address: Hai De San Dao, Hou Hai Bin Road, Nanshan District Shenzhen
Phone:  (0755) 8888-8888 ext.8008

The fourth Marriott ·Yao Foundation Hope School has completed construction in Qinyuan, Shanxi Province




0n 18th October, representatives from Marriott and Yao Foundation have visited the Marriott·Yao Foundation Hope School at Qinyuan, Shanxi province. Present at the visit were Regan Taikitsadaporn, Chief Human Resources Officer of Marriott International, Asia Pacific; Angela Pan, Guidance Team Member of Marriott Worldwide Business Council, Greater China; Ye Li, Chairman Board of Directors of Yao Foundation; Minhui Feng, Science Department Director, China Youth Development Foundation, other seven representatives and fifteen Marriott volunteers.

王陶乡希望小学是万豪国际集团与姚基金携手捐建的第四所希望小学, 新建项目于2018年4月30日竣工,学校现有47名教师与432名中小学生。万豪国际集团为新建学校提供款项与物资,为师生带来更好的教育环境 。

Wangtao Hope Primary School is the fourth hope school that endowed by Marriott International  in support of Yao Foundation. This project was completed on April 30, 2018, the financial and material support provided by Marriott International benefits 432 students and 47 teachers and creates better educational experiences for them.


During the visit, representatives from Marriott and Yao foundation sent school bag to the students as the gifts and visit the new multimedia classroom, music classroom, technology classroom, painting classroom and special children classroom. After that, representatives and students together planted the ‘tree of hope’ on the campus then had basketball class together on the playground. Ye Li, Chairman Board of Directors of Yao Foundation shared basketball knowledge and shoot skill with those students who are enthusiastic about basketball.


Regan Taikitsadaporn, Chief Human Resources Officer of Marriott International, Asia Pacific expressed : “Marriott International has a heritage of putting people first and is committed to giving back to the communities we serve. One of the ways we make this happen is through supporting and investing in education, especially for the younger generation. With better education,we believe that they will be able to improve the livelihood for themselves, their families and communities in which they live in. Marriott International share Yao Ming’s vision to improve educational experiences of Chinese youth, and are committed to create opportunities for children in rural China together with the Yao Foundation. I believe every child growing up here has a dream. From their smiles, laughter, and energy, I can feel their passion, courage and eagerness to learn. Through this new facility, we hope to give them a safe and motivating platform to fulfill their dreams.”

临行前, 戴经纬与叶莉为万豪志愿者颁发奖状。这15位志愿者是来自全国不同城市的万豪旗下酒店员工,他们与学生们度过了充实并有意义的四天,并为此次探访活动做了精心的准备。此外,志愿者还带领孩子们在美术教室的墙壁上绘制了‘希望之墙’,以激励孩子们怀抱希望,为梦想而努力。


At the end of this visit, Regan Taikitsadaporn and Ye Li award the certification to 15 volunteers. All volunteers are Marriott associates from different cities of China, they prepared this activity with passion and love, and spend four meaningful days with students. In addition, volunteers and students painted a ‘wall of dream’ together to inspire these students to embrace hope and make efforts for the dream.


Marriott International and Yao Foundation have established the partnership since 2013, with the aim of improve the educational development in rural areas of China. Until 2017, Marriott International has raised over 14 million RMB for Yao Foundation, finished the construction of four Hope School and supported four  years, ‘Yao Foundation Hope School Basketball Season’. Marriott International and Yao Foundation will continue to support the younger generation in rural China.


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About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,700 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 130 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.



About Yao Foundation

Yao Foundation is a specialized fund established in 2008 by Yao Ming under the auspices of the China Youth Development Foundation, and then registered as non-public fundraising foundation in 2018. It aims at promoting the all-around development of Chinese youth by providing them the opportunities to improve their education, sports skills, health and self-esteem. Chinese rural youth have benefited from studying in the 23 Hope Primary Schools and one special education school it has funded. Besides constructing the school buildings, the Yao Foundation also improves the educational experience of Chinese youth by partnering with leading Chinese and multinational companies to build libraries, computer rooms, kitchens, and sports and exercise areas in local schools. In 2012, the Yao Foundation initiated the“Yao Foundation Hope Primary School Basketball Season” program. By 2018, students from 500 schools in impoverished areas, 922,500 attendances joined the event, letting the children experience sportsmanship through playing basketball and enjoy the happiness that sports bring to them. For more information about the Yao Foundation, visit Weibo: 姚明爱心基金.Wechat:姚基金、姚基金希望小学篮球季

The BMW Hotelier Awards – Shenzhen Hotelier Winner


Auric Li, Owner Representative at Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai seals Owner Representative Hotelier of the Year 2018The fifth annual Hotelier Awards culminated in a glittering ceremony on the 30th October 2018, to celebrate the dedicated individuals and their professional excellence across the hospitality sector in Greater China.

With more than 300 hoteliers and industry professionals in attendance, a total number of 20 awards were announced during a gala dinner at the St. Regis Jing’An in Shanghai. The ceremony marked the first return to Shanghai since its debut event in 2014. The evening was as dazzling as one could expect from the exquisitely styled St. Regis Jing’An, featuring a formal presentation of the awards, a fine dining experience curated by Head Chef Ryan Liu and an evening of live entertainment.

One winner from each category was decided by the high-calibre jury of experts through a two-round judging process, which looked at a combination of facts presented in the applications, interviews, and testimonials. This specialist jury of renowned representatives from the sector included, Jenny Soo, Head of Workplace Experience APAC, Jones Lang LaSalle Property Consultants Pte, Julia Monk, Senior Vice President & Director of Hospitality Design, Hok, Leon Liang, Former Vice President, Alibaba-Fliggy, Dr Sacha Stöcklin, Managing Director, Ciecas and Dai Bin, President of China Tourism Academy, Director of National Tourism Data Center.

Taking home, the “Owner Representative Hotelier of the Year” Award for Greater China was Auric Li, Owner Representative at Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai. With a Hotel & Tourism Master’s Degree, Auric’s hospitality career started in Shenzhen in the early 1990s when Shenzhen was only beginning to develop. He spent a decade learning every facet of front-of-house management. His background and successful operations experience made Auric a natural choice as the Owners’ Representative when he joined Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai in 2013. He was closely involved in every phase of the renovation of the original Nanhai Hotel as a separate wing of Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai.

Although she was not present, University student Maria Trishina was presented with the Rising Star Award this year, which celebrates and supports the next generation of hoteliers. By partnering with the top universities in Asia offering a degree in Hotel Management, students were given the opportunity to submit their entry for the competition. As a winner for 2018, Maria now has the chance to undertake an internship of her choice in one of the top five-star hotels worldwide. As additional recognition, this year The Hotelier Awards was pleased to partner with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), the premier institution for Swiss hospitality who presented a selection of prestigious rewards to the winners, ranging from advanced certificates, to online MBA programs with a value of up to 120,000RMB.

An exciting change for the platform was announced during the evening, unveiling the evolution of its new brand name and identity the Stelliers. As of next year, hoteliers will enter the competition for a chance to win a ‘Stellier Award’, which sparked excitement and buzz amongst those present. The newly launched brand builds upon its history of recognition and dedication to hoteliers and the hospitality industry, but also opens doors to the future. The name derives from the Latin word Stella Polaris, which is the brightest star in its constellation and is often referred to as the pointer of the sky, representing the leading stars of the hospitality industry.

Co-Founder, Benoit Thebaut shared a passionate statement about the new brand “To all of you sitting in the room tonight, you are a star and the ‘Stelliers’ is your recognition.”

The awards have grown in prominence and scope over the years, both in the number of applications received and also in the level of support from the industry, so much so that the platform is expanding once again. Continuing its mission to seek out the leading lights of the hospitality sector, the platform will expand into the South Asia region for the 2019 competition, welcoming applicants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Heading into the sixth edition, The Hotelier Awards will be present in a total of 23 countries, combining 3 competitions and 2 Grand Awards Ceremonies.

BMW took centre stage once again as the official title partner of the The Hotelier Awards for the 3rd consecutive year, alongside returning gold partners Lucaris and Nespresso. RH Contract debuted as a silver partner, Moet Hennessy Diageo China as a beverage partner, followed by valued supporting partners including, Labbrand, Cathay Pacific, Eventbank, Sutherland Gastronomy, GHC and FIJI Water & EHL.

About The Hotelier Awards

The Hotelier Awards is the only accolade in Asia honouring and providing true recognition to the dedicated professionals of the hotel industry. The mission is not only to shine a light on the most talented hoteliers, but to also inspire the younger generations to pursue a career in hospitality. The awards pride itself on being 100% free for hoteliers to enter, insuring the legitimacy and transparency of the judging process. By acknowledging the individuals that put their heart and soul into their properties, the awards platform sparks a deep personal connection with the nominees. The bi-annual rendezvous is an overdue gathering of appreciation bestowed upon those individuals, who are the best in their field.

Applications for The Hotelier Awards Asia & South Asia 2019 will open on the 7th November 2018. Followed by applications for Greater China 2019 opening on 12th March 2019. To submit your entry, find out about participating in the Awards, and see all our past winners visit:

Shangri-La “Ride For Hope 3” Raises CNY 5,689,029.49 For Ai You Foundation

After 15 exciting and exhilarating days riding through 68 cities across mainland China and Hong Kong, Ride for Hope 3 has finally reached its final destination. A closing ceremony was held at Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, East Shanghai to celebrate the riders’ safe and successful journeys and to present the cheque to the beneficiary – China’s Ai You Foundation. Through the generous support of all partners and participants, sponsors and media, 5,689,029.49 CNY was raised. This money will go to help at least 150 orphaned and financially disadvantaged children with developmental dislocation diseases.

Ride for Hope 3 is a community outreach project organised by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts to help raise more awareness and funds for children with hip disabilities under the Ai You Foundation’s Morning Star Project. The logistics and preparation for the event took several months of work and involved over 1,000 staff from 30 Shangri-La hotels to colleagues from its regional and corporate offices in the planning. Collectively 32 core riders, over 5,000 local riders participated in the ride and clocked 5,000 kilometres across 68 cities along four different routes.

“Shangri-La has always been committed to finding ways to help improve the lives of people in our community,” said Oliver Bonke, Shangri-La’s President and Chief Operating Officer who took part in the last two-day journey from Hangzhou to Shanghai.  

Ride for Hope 3 is truly an enterprise-wide community project. I am very proud of the strong team spirit and collaborative efforts of all parties involved. This project has succeeded in bringing many people together in a very memorable and meaningful way.  What we have collectively achieved today will made a huge difference in the lives of these children.”

“We are very pleased with our successful partnership with Shangri-La. The donations from Ride for Hope 3 will enable our orphaned children and children with degenerative diseases to receive effective treatments to lead normal lives,” said Zhenzhen Luo, assistant secretary general of the Ai You Foundation. “The ‘mobile’ charity drive is a unique way to raise more awareness and engage consumers to support the Ai You Morning Star Project.  We appreciate the innovative way of using bike riding to reach out to the public to help improve the lives of these children. It is heart-warming to see the close partnership with companies and the public to solve social problems together.”


Ride for Hope 3 programme reinforces Shangri-La’s core CSR values of operating a responsible business to help enhance the lives of surrounding communities.  Ride for Hope 3 is organised by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.  The event is sponsored by Perfect China Group Co., Limited.  As the major sponsor, Perfect China is committed to strengthening its support to sustainability and public health by contributing to meaningful causes. Ai You Foundation is a 5A-level foundation registered in China and is engaged in child health care, child welfare and venture philanthropy.

About Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel owners and operators, currently manages over 100 hotels globally in 76 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands.  Prominently positioned in Asia, the group has established its hallmark of “hospitality from the heart” over four decades in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, North America and the Indian Ocean. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. For more information, please visit

About Ai You Foundation

Ai You Foundation is initiated, managed and operated by entrepreneurs, and delivers programmes nationwide.  After over a decade of exploration and development, it is now engaged in three charity areas, including child health care, child welfare and venture philanthropy.  Ai You was named one of the “Outstanding Social Groups” in 2015 by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, ranked first on the list of Chinese Charity Foundations, won the “Charity Organization Award in Responsible Chinese” and earned a full score in the China Foundation Transparency Index several times.

Place Name:  深圳福田香格里拉大酒店
Place Address:  4088 Yi Tian Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳福田区益田路4088号
Place Phone: 0755 8828 4088


Four Ways to Get Diploma Certificate Authentication

As the new policy of State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) for work permit from May 2017, foreigners must provide authentication for diploma certificate (bachelor degree or above) except of some high-level talents (A category).

Today we want to explain what kind of authentication certificate is accepted by SAFEA and how to apply for each kind.

What kind of authentication for diploma certificate is accepted?

  1. Consular authentication for diploma certificate issued by Chinese Embassy/Consulate.
  2. Legalization for diploma certificate issued by Foreign Consulate in China.
  3. Authentication issued by Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange.
  4. Authentication issued by China Higher Education Student Information (CHSI) website (Only for foreigner graduated from a Chinese University)

How to do authentication for each one?

  1. Consular authentication for diploma certificate from China Embassy/Consulate.

There is a little different in different countries. Normal procedure is as below:

Notarization—Legalization—Consular authentication.

E.g. Procedure of Consular authentication in Chinese Embassy in USA:

Ø Step 1 Have your document notarized by a local notary public unless it is an original certified copy/certification issued by a competent Federal/ State/local Office.

Ø Step 2 The document needs further to be authenticated by the Secretary of the State where it is executed. Some states require that the document be certified by the County Clerk first. For Federally issued certifications, skip this step, go directly to Step 3.

Ø  Step 3 If one of the Chinese Consulate-Generals holds consular jurisdiction (click to check ourservice area map) over you state, you may submit your document to that Consulate-General for final legalization; if not, please get your document authenticated by the U. S. State Department before the Chinese Embassy can finally legalize it. (Please note that your legalization application may be rejected by the Embassy/Consulate General that does not hold consular jurisdiction over the state where your document is executed.)

Official service guide is as below:

Finally, you will get the blue sticker on your diploma certificate notarization from Chinese Embassy in USA like this:

Guides for Chinese Embassies in some other countries:

Official service guide for Chinese Embassy in Canada:

Official service guide for Chinese Embassy in UK:

Official service guide for Chinese Embassy in Germany:

Official website for Chinese Embassy in France:

Official service guide for Chinese Embassy in Australia:

Official service guide for China Embassy in India:

Official website for Chinese Embassy in Russia:

Can find service guidelines in Chinese Visa Application Service Center for many countries:

Which country’s consular authentication can ZIX provide?

  1. Legalization of diploma certificate issued from Foreign Consulates in China.

Need to confirm with Foreign Consulates in China, some consulates can provide diploma certificate legalization services.

  1. Authentication issued by Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE).

Can get diploma certificate authentication for most countries’ universities, but it takes longer time to get authentication for some universities or can’t get authentication if university doesn’t give feedback or applicant can’t provide other supplement materials.

Which website to apply?

What documents are needed?

1.A two-inch or one-inch digital color photo;

2.The Diploma certificate color scan;

3.The color scan of passport photo page;

4.The Declaration Statement with signature;

5.Information Form (for filling online system);

6.Academic transcript of university (not a must)

How long can get Authentication Certificate?

Canada, USA, Sino foreign cooperation Universities: 10 working days

UK, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore: 15 working days

Other countries: 20 working days.

May take longer time because of different universities. And sometimes applicant needs to contact university directly to let them reply.

Authentication Sample :

  1. Authentication issued by China Higher Education Student Information (CHSI) website (Only for foreigner graduating from a Chinese University)

Which website to apply?

Steps to apply online authentication certificate:

(1)Use a China mobile phone number to register an account first.

(2) Login in and select “在线验证报告“ and press “申请”:

(3)Press the right lower buton ”查看“.

(4) Close the pop-up “职业调查“ window

(5) Press Button”申请“.

(6) Adjust to 180 days and press “ 申请“.

(7). Close the pop-up “职业调查“ window。

(8) Press “查看“

(9)Press print to print or save as PDF file.


It’s a 180 days validity. So, can do this when you prepare all other documents for notification letter of work permit. Otherwise you need to extend the validity if it expires.

Authentication Sample :


Question: Which embassy should I apply consular authentication if I am an American, but I graduated from a UK university?

Answer: Apply in Chinese embassy in UK.


Question: Do I need to take both original Diploma Certificate and original diploma certificate authentication?

Better to take both because sometimes Foreign Experts Bureau checked both.

Welcome to entrust us to do consular authentication for diploma certificate or non-criminal records.

Contact: Olivia

Shenzhen ZIX Consulting Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Creative Human Resource Management Co., Ltd.

Address: Room 18NO, Block B, Fortune Plaza, No. 7002, Shennan Road, Futian District, Shenzhen.

Tel: 0755-32871512


Mobile (WeChat): 13684991963

Skype: olivialcr

Company Public Account: ZixConsulting

Screaming Tarot Party for Halloween!

Decanter‘s Halloween Party at The St. Regis Shenzhen

As one of the most dynamic cities in China, Shenzhen has an exciting and infusive nightlife culture. Decanter, located on 100th floor of The St. Regis Shenzhen, is the highest spot for night time fun in town. On Halloween day, people will dress in Halloween costume and even wear masks to celebrate this special New Year. Come to join us together at The St. Regis Shenzhen to enjoy the Halloween atmosphere!

At the Halloween night, make up and dress up with your favorite vampire costumes then drilling into the darkness at 100F and revive your dark soul with the screaming music and sexy DJ —Elisabeth. This unforgettable experience includes amazing Tarot Game and Specialty Cocktails!

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at nearly 40 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. The ultra-luxury brand is set to expand its legacy to 50 hotels by 2018. For more information and new openings, visit or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Place Address:  No. 5016 Shennan Road East, Luohu District Shenzhen 深圳市罗湖区深南东路 5016 号 深圳
Place Phone:  +86 (755) 830 88888

Heel’S Kitchen 2018 – Celebrate On Her Success

Grand Hyatt Guangzhou Launches The First Ever Female Only Culinary Event

Heel’s Kitchen 2018, Grand Hyatt Guangzhou launches its first ever female only culinary event in China, which will be held from December 7-9, to dazzle the epicureans of Guangzhou with spectacular culinary masterpieces led by amazing ladies.

Inspired by the “Fearless Girl” bronze sculpture depicting a girl facing the Wall Street Bull statue in New York, Grand Hyatt Guangzhou would like to extend this Great Spirit to the culinary field, to appreciate female professional development and encourage the growth of female chefs.

It has always been in the Hyatt DNA to build a diverse and inclusive global Hyatt family where we care for people so they can be their best. Heel’s Kitchen is a reflection and extension on this global Hyatt direction.

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Grand Hyatt Guangzhou. During the past ten years’ we have seen a growing number of women among the leadership team. To celebrate this milestone, Grand Hyatt Guangzhou will host eight female chefs from seven different Hyatt properties plus one TV celebrity chef. The event series will feature two dinners, three lunches, four cooking classes, three afternoon tea and one very unique chef battle on December 9, when two teams go head to head in an extraordinary culinary extravaganza.

About Grand Hyatt Guangzhou

Grand Hyatt Guangzhou is a five-star luxury hotel located in the new central axis of Guangzhou, China — the Central Business District of Pearl River New City.  Located on the 22nd floor, the hotel’s Sky Lobby offers panoramic views of Guangzhou’s Huacheng Square.  Grand Hyatt Guangzhou features 368 guestrooms and suites and five food and beverage outlets, including Cantonese cuisine at The Penthouse, buffet-style dining at Market Café and authentic western food at G Restaurant.  Experience a luxury five-star stay with our rooftop O Spa and Fitness Center.  Meeting and wedding planners can choose from more than 1,313 sq. m (14,133 sq. ft.) of exceptional function space, including a Grand Ballroom, six meeting rooms and a sophisticated Business Center.

Hotel Information

Place Name:  Grand Hyatt Guangzhou 广州富力君悦大酒店
Place Address:  12 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 广州市天河区珠江新城珠江西路12号
Place Phone:  + 86 20 8396 1234

Major International Accolade for Key Team Member of Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai


Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai is delighted to announce that Auric Li has been named Owner’s Representative of the Year at the Hotelier Awards ceremony on October 30th in Shanghai. Organised by Rivera Events, this is the major benchmarking celebration of the year for hotels throughout China, Macau, Hong Kong.

Auric’s hospitality career started in Shenzhen in the early 1990s when the SEZ was only beginning to develop. He spent a decade learning every facet of front-of-house management from Front Desk Manager to Front Office Manager before he joined OCT’s International Hotel Management Company where he was involved in pre-opening and overall operation of a number of different hotels.

His background of successful operations experience made Auric a natural choice as the Owners’ Representative when he joined Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai in 2013. He was closely involved in every phase of the renovation of the original Nanhai Hotel as a separate wing of Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai. Opened in July 2017, this lifestyle-focused 218-room facility includes a large health club and kid’s club.

In addition to a degree in English, Auric earned a Hotel & Tourism Management master’s degree at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University. Among diverse honours, Auric was appointed a judge of star hotel properties in Guangdong Province.

Auric has played a major role in the numerous awards garnered by the Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai. His wide-ranging hotel management experience shows in his full support for every aspect of the hotel including Human Resources, Business Development, Engineering and Security, as well as Finance. Thanks to his professional management and coordination, Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai has achieved remarkable results in every field from operational performance to brand awareness and reputation.

Auric has fully supported Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai in its quest for outstanding results. Some notable areas that benefited from his input include drafting the detailed KPI evaluation index for the hotel as the guide for year-end staff bonuses.

The Hotel Leadership index rose from 79% to 87% in 2017. The Hotel Balance Score Card exceeded expectations for the 3rd consecutive year, and won many Hilton Awards during 2017.

“I am honoured to receive this award for which I feel the owning company and the Hilton Management Team should take credit,” said Auric with typical modesty.

“Auric truly deserves this award. I am delighted that his hard work and talent have been recognized in this way,” said the hotel’s general manager John Burger. “Auric is a prime example of how a good owners’ representative adds value to the partnership. He is professional, supportive and a major asset to our team. He has been a big part of our success and I look forward to many more years of fruitful co-operation with him and our owning company.”

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,000 properties with more than 812,000 rooms in 103 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 HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, 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 for more information and connect with Hilton on FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube.

About The Hotelier Award

The Hotelier Awards is the only accolade in Asia honouring and providing true recognition to the dedicated professionals of the hotel industry. The mission is not only to shine a light on the most talented hoteliers, but to also inspire the younger generations to pursue a career in hospitality. The awards pride itself on being 100% free for hoteliers to enter, insuring the legitimacy and transparency of the judging process. By acknowledging the individuals that put their heart and soul into their properties, the awards platform sparks a deep personal connection with the nominees. The bi-annual rendezvous is an overdue gathering of appreciation bestowed upon those individuals, who are the best in their field.

Place Name: Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai 深圳蛇口希尔顿南海酒店
Place Address: 1177 Wanghai Rd, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 深圳市南山区望海路1177号
Place Phone: 0755 2162 8888

Marco Polo Shenzhen: Deli Officially Opened Online Selling Channel

In order to better meet personalized consumer demands, Deli keeps the fresh and tasty quality of food, ensuring to attract stacked to five-star food and services to customers. Deli, a new outlet which is focus on health drinks, bakery, snacks and concept of lifestyle, now is opened the Meituan online booking channel, serving you all kinds of high lovely and quality of desserts for foodies, who enjoys healthy light food and seeks for the simple life. Without leaving home, tasting star hotel delicious!

Daily fresh for baking croissants, Danish pastries, chocolate cake and sweet cheesecake all satisfy your taste bud. At this moment, when you open the Meituan APP and input [Deli] in the search bar, you can find and select delicious. Delivering from RMB20 and enjoying the discount once order confirmed.

Besides, Deli will offer a series of exclusive benefits, such as buying one getting one free after 6 PM. Each month of 28th is member day, which can enjoy the discount of 20%. In addition to online selling services, we also provide delivery Service for breakfast and simple meal. As the same time, it’s convenient to save the time for office workers.

Deli has present a lot of attractive and delicious, such as the chocolate hat, apple pouch, lady puff, chocolate bread, healthy snack and nutrition cup. It’s continuous to product surprised and returns high praise. Exquisite food and shop decoration, under the sunshine of Deli outdoor green area, that’s the best place to make more relaxed and happier.

  • Business hours: 8:00 – 22:00
  • Location: 1/F, Marco Polo Shenzhen, No.28,Fuhua 1st,Futian District, Shenzhen (south gate)
  • Reservation Tel: 0755- 3339 7715
Place Name: Marco Polo Shenzhen深圳马哥孛罗好日子酒店
Place Address: 28 Fuhua 1st Road, Futian CBD, Shenzhen, China 518048 深圳市福田中心区 福华一路28号
Place Phone: (0755) 8298-9888

New Beginnings- an Exciting Time at Green Oasis School

The ancient Chinese philosopher Laozi wrote, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” The educational journey for our students at Green Oasis School is no different. It starts from the moment children enter our classes to the day when they leave; hopefully a little wiser, more knowledgeable and confident to face the next step on the journey their lives will take.

It is a fact that schools are only a very short part of people’s lives, and yet those 12 or 13 years are some of the most significant. The experiences, opportunities, confidence and skills they learn through their education, be they academic or social, which will ultimately mold them into the adults they will become in the future.   Of course it is also how students use these opportunities and it is the hope of every educator that our students use them wisely with thoughtfulness and above all share our passion for ensuring they reach their full potential.

Although we are all ultimately responsible for our own journey as teachers, we know we are also responsible for guiding our students to ensure they make the right choices in life. This is why at Green Oasis School, our Vision is so important to us. Our most important work is to ensure students are educated, nurtured and inspired to face the journey they will take both at school and when they leave. Part of that is to accept that mistakes are part of the life we will have and should not be avoided as they are often what make us stronger. It is how we recover from these mistakes that are most important. Part of our responsibility at GOS is to ensure students have the tools and the support to do just that. Mel Gibson, the movie actor has had plenty of ups and many downs, his quote I believe sums up the need to understand that a mistake is not a failure, but a chance for a new and maybe exciting beginning. He writes:

“It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.” —Mel Gibson

Looking ahead is exactly what we must all do. Mistakes are part of life; we learn from them, they can make us resilient and more determined. Here at Green Oasis we understand that students are growing, changing and open to new experiences. It is part of our Vision to ensure they are nurtured and learn to make choices and decisions that are the best for them. We also know that mistakes are inevitable and not the ‘end of the world’, thus they need to see them as a learning tool to improve and grow as young adults.  At GOS it is important to us that we do nurture our students, guide them and give them the support they need throughout their time with us through formal classes and during the day through counseling and from teachers.

Green Oasis School is aware that in our 18 year history, we have had many students through our doors. It is our hope that they have all been inspired to become the adults we knew they could. As we approach our 20th Anniversary, we would be keen to hear from alumni and read their stories. We invite our former students to contact the school through email, so we can continue to celebrate your achievements and successes in life.

Helen Swan 


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Place Name: Green Oasis School Shenzhen 深圳市福田区城市绿洲学校
Place Address: No 4030, Shennan Middle Road, Tianmian, Futian District, Shenzhen 广东省深圳市福田区田面村深南中路4030号
Place Phone: +86 (755) 8395 9000

Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai hotel General Manager named Outstanding Area General Manager

Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai hotel General Manager named Outstanding Area General Manager 2017-18.

Twofold award for John Burger

John Burger, Shenzhen Area General Manager and General Manager of Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai, has been honored as “Outstanding Area General Manager 2017 & 2018 (Asia Pacific).”

This was one of a number of awards acknowledging great leadership and outstanding commercial results achieved during the past year, announced at the recent Hilton APAC & Commercial Conference held in Singapore recently.

A veteran of four decades of experience in leading international hotels, John’s current responsibilities cover nine Shenzhen hotels.

In 2012, he was appointed General Manager of Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai China, which he opened in 2013. He also successfully oversaw transformation of the adjacent former Nanhai Hotel into a unique boutique resort, opened in 2017.

John’s award was twofold: for outstanding commercial results that have established the company as a local market leader. And also for his substantial contribution to the development of talent for the Women in Leadership Programme, dedicated to developing female leaders to enrich the diversity of the company’s management team.

The figures speak for themselves – a 110% market share; and an impressive rise in total hotel revenue – 2016 versus 2017 23%; and 2017 vs 2018 year to date, 45%.

Leading the Women in Leadership program proved to be “exciting, educational and thought-provoking,” John says. ”It was exciting to work closely with female leaders and watch them progressing to the next stage. During this processes, I was able to learn more about them. It was a steep learning curve as I started to appreciate the special challenges faced by a female leader whereas a male counterpart would never face such issues. This encouraged me to reflect on my personal life and think about how I balance my work and life. I thought about how my wife and I reacted to each promotion. So it was a process of witnessing other peoples’ growth and helping my own growth at the same time.”

“It was an honor to have the opportunity to present John with this coveted award for Area General Manager Asia Pacific. John has guided his area to superior performance and represents the very best of Hilton Hospitality.” said David Kelly, SVP Operations GCM,

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,000 properties with more than 812,000 rooms in 103 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 HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, 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 for more information and connect with Hilton on FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube.

Place Name: Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai 深圳蛇口希尔顿南海酒店
Place Address: 1177 Wanghai Rd, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 深圳市南山区望海路1177号
Place Phone: 0755 2162 8888

Marco Polo Shenzhen: More Convenient for Business Travelers

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed railway was officially opened, more and more business travelers can easily travel in the economic and financial center around Guangzhou to Shenzhen. As the Marco Polo Shenzhen is located in the central of Futian district, it only takes 3 minutes by walk from Futian station to hotel after the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed railway launched. Besides, hotel is close to shopping park station of subway line 1, Futian station of line 3 and line 11. It takes only 15 minutes to Luohu railway station, 20 minutes to Shenzhen North station, 15 minutes to Shenzhen bay port, 35 minutes to Shekou port and Baoan airport and 10 minutes’ drive to Futian / Huang Gang port. As a convenient location and closing to Futian high-speed railway station, Marco Polo Shenzhen has greatly satisfied the needs of guest traveling and kept repeating for the trip.

Marco Polo Shenzhen always adhering excellent service and paying attention to the guest. Cafe Marco which located on the 1F was a full-day western restaurant with an elegant and comfortable environment. Open kitchen designed in order to build a triple dining experience through sight, smell and taste. In addition, the north area of Cafe Marco has a leisure place for dating with friends. With the hotel room upgrade almost finished and approached to market. Concept as “green sleep” aims to create the quality sleeping and the overall room service for guests. Hotel function rooms distributed on the 2F, 7F and 8F, which can meet different wedding demands. Marco Polo ballroom which is suitable for large wedding reception, it’s accommodating as long as 45 tables. If you prefer outdoor wedding and beside pool, hotel margarita ballroom will be the best choose. Apart of all above, the hotel also has a spa, fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, you can experience relaxed in yoga and enjoy the leisure life.

Place Name: Marco Polo Shenzhen深圳马哥孛罗好日子酒店
Place Address: 28 Fuhua 1st Road, Futian CBD, Shenzhen, China 518048 深圳市福田中心区 福华一路28号
Place Phone: (0755) 8298-9888

Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai & Dive For Love to Run Family Day CSR Activities in Shenzhen


The Corporate Social Responsibility activity “No Plastic, Dive4Love” family day, organized by Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai and NGO Dive4Love, involves almost 30 family volunteers from online recruitment and targeted invitation of VIP customers. All the family volunteers had acknowledged the information on whale protection, harms from plastic product to ocean, as well as the profound importance and meaning for us to protect the ocean.


In the diving training, the professional diving trainers had taught kids on warm up exercise, how to wear dive equipment, diving skills, as well as simulation of watching corals in the water. On the other hand, an invited fisherman was teaching kids on how to re-make a used fishing net into useful net, to make it sustainable and green for the environment.

Hilton Group advocates all the Hilton hotels to take part in “No Plastic” initiative all over the world, hotel representative explained, we believe that through partnerships like Dive4Love, we can achieve significant social impact. We thank both companies for getting involved, and we will definitely invite more people to join us in the future.

Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai

Ideally located in the core area of Shenzhen’s western coastal city belt, the Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai hotel faces Shenzhen Bay on the west, takes only 5 minutes to reach Shekou Ferry Terminal metro station and 15 minutes’ drive to Shekou Cruise Centre, offering easy access to Hong Kong International Airport in 30 minutes. Guest can also easily reach Hong Kong Central, Macau and Zhuhai via one hour ferry transfers. Locates in an established, expatriate-friendly international community near many shopping and leisure options, guests could go to V&A museum, historical attractions for leisure and relaxation.


Dive4Love is a coral conservation NGO that initiated by Duyouhike, under the support of Dapeng New District Administration Committee, who concentrates on promoting coral reef ecosystem recovery around Dapeng Bay and Daya Bay. With underwater practices, science educations as well as advertising and demonstration to the public, we are also trying to promote cross-border cooperation between the general public, enterprises, government and different social organizations, which eventually will prevent the society from excessive exploitation of the ocean and provide an appropriate environment for coral reef ecosystem.

After 7 years’ explorations and practices, taking “Planting Coral, Inspiring People” as slogan, we have set up two major charity campaigns: Dive4Love Coral Conservation and Dive4Love Lectures. By doing so, we’re aiming to achieve one of the world renowned coral conservation platforms in 2022.




浮潜培训活动中,专业的浮潜教练向小朋友传授如何进行浮潜前的热身运动、如何穿着浮潜装备、浮潜的基本技巧、并模拟在水中观看珊瑚作业的情形; 同时,在另外一侧酒店草坪区域,一位特邀的专业渔民叔叔正在教小朋友们如何将废弃的渔网编制成网兜,使之可以再次利用,变废为宝。







Place Name: Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai 深圳蛇口希尔顿南海酒店
Place Address: 1177 Wanghai Rd, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 深圳市南山区望海路1177号
Place Phone: 0755 2162 8888

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge To Open Next Tuesday

Video from:South China Morning Post 

It’s set to become the world’s longest sea crossing, completely revolutionize the way people travel between Macau and Hong Kong, and be a giant step forward in the government’s Greater Bay area project, but the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB) has been a long time coming. Despite some delays and controversy, the bridge is set to open next Tuesday. Shenzhen Party went to work to discover the details about the seemingly imminent unveiling.

What is the bridge?

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, or HKZMB for short, is a sea crossing that links the Mainland China via Zhuhai with Macau and Hong Kong. The bridge stretches a whopping 55 kilometers (34 miles), making it the longest sea crossing in the world.

The HKZMB has been plagued by its fair share of issues over the years. It was originally meant to be opened by 2016, but a series of controversies involving accidents on the bridge, overspending of budgets, and investigations into corruption has caused it to be delayed until now. But when looking past the setbacks, it’s exciting to see the new opportunities the bridge will bring to the region.

Previously, travelers had to take the ferry to travel directly between Hong Kong and Zhuhai or Macau, or travel indirectly by vehicle north through Shenzhen, across the Pearl River Delta, and south again. Now, with the opening of the HKZMB, travelers can travel directly by car, taxi, or bus. The impact of this cannot be overstated.

Travel times are about to be reduced massively. While before it would take 3 to 4 hours to travel by car from Macau or Zhuhai to Hong Kong, with the HKZMB it will only take 30 minutes.

Also, the HKZMB is open 24 hours. Unlike a number of the other borders between Hong Kong and Mainland China, travelers are free to cross whenever they need.

Interestingly, and perhaps most importantly, the bridge is cheaper than taking a ferry. Speaking of which…

How much does it cost?

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Authority recently released information on the toll prices for the sea crossing. More information is inspected once the bridge is officially opened and it should be noted that the information is still subject to change.

Vehicle type Cost (per vehicle)
Shuttle Bus RMB300
Cross-Border Coach RMB200
Car/Taxi RMB150
Cargo Truck RMB115
Ordinary Truck RMB60

When is it opening?

Now, that has been the million (Hong Kong) dollar question for the past couple of years.

The bridge was meant to open back in 2016, but there have been several setbacks that have seen the project delayed until now. We’ve heard rough dates for the opening before, only to be disappointed later.

But this time seems to be different, with the government confirming a set opening date of Tuesday October 23rd. Check back regularly with Shenzhen Party for more news when the bridge opens and also tips on how to use the bridge.

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My Shenzhen Mission: Bringing ‘Tech’ to ‘non-Technicals’

Hi, I am Markey Tan and this is my story of how I came to start a coding bootcamp in Shenzhen.

It started just like how it starts for so many others out there. I went to university to study the subjects of my choosing; political science and international relations, all the while increasingly getting conscious of the problems around me and constantly coming up with the ideas to solve them.

By the time I graduated, I was all stoked and couldn’t wait to entrepreneur the crap out of my ideas. Only to realize that ideas, no matter how good and enthusiasm can only take you so far and what I needed was business skills. So, I did what every fresh out of the university, aspiring entrepreneur does: I went to business school.

I chose to do my masters in business management at the Peking University in Shenzhen. I couldn’t have chosen a better city to study in.

Shenzhen was a dream come true for my entrepreneurial mind that by now was brimming with ideas. Plus, it comes to the era that all devices can be connected with the Internet. Then Shenzhen must be the place!

With its ever-growing international community, a strong spirit of entrepreneurship and all sort of resources available at my fingertips, I was sure to be able to launch my project in no time but even though I had a clear business plan and knew all that I needed to know or so I thought, I still found myself on the outside of things looking in.

My year 2017 would be spent working as a co-founder of China Channel. In the process, I really had a blast setting up large-scale events related to China Digital Marketing. I was using Tencent WeChat to its full extent every day for growth, management, and communications.

It was there, among some of the most brilliant entrepreneurial and business minds that I realized what I had been missing in my arsenal: technical skills.

Too often, I had an idea for a product or a service. I had done my research and it was most definitely needed. I had a business model, I had a marketing plan, I had projections, and everything else, except a way to talk to my tech team. They spoke a language, I didn’t understand and I couldn’t clearly relay what I was looking for. Even though I had complete confidence in their capabilities, I felt alienated throughout the design process. I was once again on the outside of things. How could I call it my product when I didn’t know anything about its inner workings?

CHina CHat is the largest international Chinese Digital Marketing conference in the World

It was now clear to me why so many genius ideas remain just that, Ideas. The lack of technical know-how in the business minds keeps them from realizing their dream projects.

I decided to tackle this technical difficulty head-on by going back to school to learn to code, as if the universe was waiting for me to make this decision; I meet Thibault of Le Wagon China.

He told me what he does, I told him what all I wanted to do, long story short, instead of spending what could possibly have been years, I am on way to a 9-weeks coding bootcamp.

Le Wagon batch #151 in Chengdu, West China

Why did I or should anyone else join the Le Wagon coding bootcamp?

First of all, isn’t it better to test the waters by joining a 9-weeks program before plunging headfirst into what can be at the least a year-long course, only to realize it is not something for you and dropping out mid-semester?

Second and I know this through experience, Le Wagon coding bootcamps are not designed to beat the coding into you but to ease you into the world of computer languages and programming so that after the camp, you can choose whether you want to continue learning or if you’ve learned all that you needed.

Third, and this was the reason that I joined the bootcamp, wouldn’t it be nice if you can be more involved in the actual realization of your brain-child and be able to understand what your technical team is talking about at your next staff meeting? It’s not for no reason that Bill Gates dropped out of pre-law and chose computer science. Also to myself, I always came up with the idea. Then this is perfect for me to just make it come true with Le Wagon tools that I’ve learned within 9 weeks.

And last but not the least, you will be learning in a friendly, non-classroom environment from highly skilled, seasoned, coders who won’t only give you theoretical knowledge but teach you how to implement it.

Back to my story. We fast forward to 9 weeks later. I am done with the Le Wagon bootcamp and was I glad that I went. Not only did I learn a programming language, albeit basic (hey, it was a big deal for someone with a non-technical background like me), my fear of all things programming related is gone! Now, I can continue learning on my own with the help of the books that didn’t even dare look at the cover of.

And, the cherry on top of this awesome sundae is that now I am more involved in my projects and can understand when my developers tell me that there is a ‘technical problem’ and not just stare him blankly in the face as they go on explaining it.

Who should attend Le Wagon coding bootcamp?

Everyone! In this day and age when programming is fast becoming the most widely spoken language of the world, it doesn’t matter whether you are a student, entrepreneur, salesman, marketing specialist, financial consultant or English teacher… You got to know the what, how and why of those dozens of applications and smart gadgets you are using. Especially if you are living in China.

Now that you are all excited to give it a try, where can you attend a Le Wagon bootcamp?

Le Wagon is currently present in 29 cities across the globe and as I couldn’t keep the benefit of this mind-blowing program to myself, I have decided to bring Le Wagon to Shenzhen!

Why Shenzhen?

If not here then where? Shenzhen boasts and for no small reasons, its new-found status of being the tech and gadget capital of China. It is home to some of the biggest tech giants like Tencent, Huawei, DJI, BYD and ZTE of our time.

In just 40 years, what was a fisherman’s village has gone from being the hardware manufacturing city to now quickly becoming the tech capital of the country.

With its strategically superior location in Greater Bay Area, manufacturing facilities, diverse international culture, Shenzhen is where the startup dreams come true.

Despite attracting a vast entrepreneurial crowd, there is one major problem.

The talent pool in Shenzhen is divided into two groups, one with genius ideas and the other with technical skills to turn it into reality.

Because of the communication gap, one can’t explain to the other what it is that they want in their product or if it is at all possible.

So even when the two are able to come together, the outcome is most of the times, less than satisfactory or not all what they initially hoped and planned for. As a result, most startups don’t even get to see the light of day and die out during the execution and, the ones that do get launched, their life is short lived.

With Le Wagon coding bootcamp, I wish to bridge that gap in knowledge and communication in tech in Shenzhen.

So, if you are someone who has a business idea but don’t know how to go about executing it, a young professional who wants to get a taste of programming or a senior executive in a tech company. Le Wagon Shenzhen is now here for you.

The Mission in Shenzhen

We are really excited about working with the young business minds, seasoned professionals and entrepreneurs of Shenzhen to bridge the gap between techs and non-techs. Our passionate programming teachers are eager to share their knowledge with anyone and everyone willing to make a step to help themselves.

A community empowered with knowledge will make for a better, stronger Shenzhen.

If you are in Shenzhen and would like to know more about our mission, contact me!


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Marriott International Held 2018 ‘Run to Give’ Charity Run in Greater China Region

2018 ‘Run to Give’ 万豪国际集团大中华区慈善跑华南区深圳及惠州分会

筹善款逾人民币14万元 支持微笑行动救助中国唇腭裂患儿

Marriott International held 2018 ‘Run to Give’ in Greater China region

Shenzhen & Huizhou sub council raising RMB 141,007.43

for Operation Smile to support Chinese children with cleft conditions

万豪国际集团大中华区2018 ‘Run to Give’ 慈善跑于9月16日圆满落幕, 超过7,450名万豪员工加入跑步行列,为唇腭裂患儿“跑出微笑”。此次慈善跑由290间万豪旗下酒店在全国60个城市同时举行。活动共筹得善款逾人民币120万元,将全部捐赠予微笑行动 (Operation Smile),用于救助中国唇腭裂患儿。

Marriott International held 2018 ‘Run to Give’ charity run in Greater China region on 16th September and has raised over 1.2 million RMB for Operation Smile, all proceeds generated from the event will be used to support safe and quality surgeries for the children with cleft lip and cleft palate in China. 290 Marriott hotels in 60 cities jointly supported this meaningful charity event with the attendance of more than 7,450 associates.

深圳及惠州区2018 ‘Run to Give’ 慈善跑于10月13日圆满落幕, 超过777名深圳及惠州区万豪员工及客人加入跑步行列,为唇腭裂患儿“跑出微笑”。此次慈善跑由20间万豪旗下酒店在深圳大梅沙京基喜来登酒店举行。活动共筹得善款人民币141,007.43元,将全部捐赠予微笑行动 (Operation Smile),用于救助中国唇腭裂患儿。活动期间,由商委会工程、市场销售、房务及青年商务委员会等根据自身独特特征所打造的创意集市更为本次活动增添了无限乐趣。活动参与者不仅选购到了自己喜欢的物品,更为此次活动捐赠了无限的爱心。

Marriott International held 2018 ‘Run to Give’ charity run in Shenzhen and Huizhou on 13th October and has raised over RMB 141,007.43 for Operation Smile, all proceeds generated from the event will be used to support safe and quality surgeries for the children with cleft lip and cleft palate in China. 20 Marriott hotels in Shenzhen and Huizhou jointly supported this meaningful charity event with the attendance of more than 777 associates.

万豪国际集团大中华区商委会主席潘小莺表示,“万豪国际集团作为全球最大的酒店集团,在127个国家与地区拥有超过6500家酒店,我们服务理念的根基是传承了90年的万豪文化—‘以人为本’。2017年,万豪国际启动全新平台 Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction(善行360度)并以此作为可持续发展与社会影响力行动指南。秉承善行原则之一 ‘改善社区并为需要的儿童提供救助与支持’, 万豪大中华区商委会发起 2018‘Run to Give’ 慈善跑,我们感谢各地万豪酒店与员工团队为此付出的努力,更相信通过大家的支持,微笑行动可以为中国唇腭裂患儿开展更多义诊。”

“As the largest hotel group in the world, Marriott International has more than 6,500 properties across 127 countries and territories, the foundation of our service philosophy is Marriott Culture that was perpetuated for 90 years — ‘Put People First’. In 2017, Marriott International launched a new platform Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction as our social impact and sustainability development guideline. Align with ‘Nurture Our World’ , one of the principles in Serve 360, we initiated 2018 ‘Run to Give’ to support Operation Smile to carry out more missions for Chinese children with cleft conditions. It is delighted to see our associates make big efforts on this with great passion and believe that together we can improve our community and deliver aid to children in times of need.” said Angela Pan, the Guidance Team Member of Marriott Worldwide Business Councils, Greater China.


Marriott International has been supporting Operation Smile since 2008 and till now, more than 1,000 Marriott volunteers have been involved in the missions Operation Smile executed across China, meanwhile,  Marriott hotels in Greater China region also provide complimentary accommodation for international medical volunteers from all over the world.

国际微笑行动大中华区总裁王晓卫表示,“国际微笑行动在中国开展义诊活动27年以来,累计救助的唇腭裂患者超过3万名,成功的义诊与每个帮助我们的人分不开。感谢万豪集团十年来对微笑行动一如既往的支持和帮助,也非常感谢万豪志愿者为义诊服务的热情。今年的 ‘Run to Give’ 慈善跑让我很受启发,这种充满活力的方式让更多人加入了我们的行列,宣传健康的同时做一件好事,去帮助贫困唇腭裂患儿重获美丽的微笑。 希望将来我们还会一起奔跑下去,用关爱的力量去帮助更多需要我们的人。”

Dr. Wang Xiao Wei, the President of Operation Smile Greater China expressed “Operation Smile conducted the first mission in China 27 years ago and over the years we have treated over 30,000 cleft lip and palate patients, this achievement is a joint effort from all of our individual and corporate supporters. We are very grateful to the continuous support from Marriott Group. And for more than 10 years, the passions and professionalism demonstrated by the Marriott volunteers who participated at our medical mission has extended tremendous help for the smooth delivery of our mission. I am very much inspired by the innovative ideas Marriott has put together in this ‘Run to Give’ campaign in promoting the importance of health and to do a good deed at the same time. I hope through this campaign, we can create more awareness to the current cleft problems we face around the world and ultimately the causes we serve. ”


万豪国际(纳斯达克股票代码:MAR)集团总部位于美国马里兰州贝塞斯达,在127个国家和地区拥有超过6,500家酒店,包括直接经营酒店、特许经营酒店和授权分时度假酒店,并拥有30个酒店品牌。万豪国际集团还运营备受赞誉的三项客户忠诚计划:包括丽思卡尔顿礼赏(The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®)在内的万豪礼赏(Marriott Rewards®)及SPG俱乐部(Starwood Preferred Guest®)。垂询更多信息,请访问官网。如需随时掌握万豪国际最新动态,可访问网上新闻中心,或在社交媒体上关注@MarriottIntl。

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,500 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 127 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.


万豪国际集团在全球拥有98个商务委员会。在特定的市场或区域内,商委会由总经理和部分员工组成, 他们覆盖了万豪旗下的所有品牌酒店和业务职能。大中华区共设立四个商委会(其中包括13个分会),分别为中国东区商委会,中国南区商委会,中国北区商委会及中国中西区商委会。大中华区商委会贯穿大中华区82个城市,代表万豪旗下16个酒店品牌与300家酒店。“在万豪,我们相信经营之道与经营之业同等重要”,大中华区商委会联合在一起,旨在传承万豪文化,领导跨品牌市场活动,共同迎接挑战并发挥集体影响力。

About Marriott Greater China Business Councils

Marriott International has 98 Business Councils worldwide, Business Councils are made up of General Managers and associates across all brands and business functions in a specific market or region. In Greater China region, there are 4 Marriott Business Councils (include 13 sub-councils ) throughout the country and represent more than 300 properties and 17 brands across 82 cities, they are East China Business Council, South China Business Council, North China Business Council and Central West China Business Councils.  “At Marriott we believe how we do business is as important as the business we do”, banding together, the Councils perpetuate Marriott culture, lead cross-brand market driven initiatives, work on common challenges that they can collectively address for a stronger impact.


国际微笑行动(Operation Smile Inc)是⼀个以医疗和非医疗志愿者为主体、致⼒于为全球偏远地区患有唇腭裂及其他面部畸形的贫困患⼉提供安全、及时、高质量的免费手术和相关治疗的⾮营利性公益机构。国际微笑⾏动成⽴于 1982 年,36 多年来在全球已经为超过 27 万名患者提供了免费⼿术,并为更多患者提供了全面的医疗评估。⾃1991 年进⼊中国开展义诊活动以来,已有近 27年的公益项⽬执⾏经验,累计救助超过30,000名唇腭裂患者。

About Operation Smile

Operation Smile Inc. (“OSI”) is an international medical charity which performs safe, effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries, and delivers postoperative and ongoing medical therapies to children in low and middle-income countries. Operation Smile was founded in 1982 and has provided free surgeries for more than 270,000 children and young adults around the world. Since conducting its first medical mission to China in 1991, Operation Smile has had 27 years of experience in serving the underprivileged children and families and provided free and life-changing surgeries for more than 30,000 patients with cleft lip and palate in China.




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