Shenzhen Special Economic Zone established the 40th anniversary of the light show. This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up. It developed from a small fishing village to metropolis. The show was held near civic center and lotus park. We are so lucky to celebrate the success with this energetic city. Happy birthday Shenzhen!
Young, vibrant and dynamic, the city offers wonderful attractions from epic shopping sprees at the electronic and at the fashion & accessories wholesale markets to an outing for the young and the “young at heart” at one of the 3 theme parks. The city boasts of the world’s largest golf course with 12 designer courses as well as lush parks and hiking mountain trails await sports enthusiasts.
Awarded as a “City of Design” by UNESCO in 2008, stunning architecture dot the beautifully landscaped surroundings of the new downtown Futian, Shenzhen’s hub for both business and pleasure. And located at the heart of it amidst 3 shopping malls and entertainment area is the Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen.
Contemporary in style with vibrant colored murals and a unique lobby outdoor terrace on the 6th floor, the Hotel is an attraction in itself. Spacious and bright guestrooms with high tech amenities such as iPad minis and Nespresso coffee machine makes each room a sanctuary for relaxation. Dining options include the multi awarded Zhuo Yue Xuan, a showcase for one of the city’s finest in Cantonese cuisine with 10 private dining rooms. Additionally, the stunningly designed FOO all day buffet restaurant with indoor/ outdoor seating and special seafood and BBQ counters is a “must try” for a sumptuous weekend brunch experience.
For a weekend of total wellness, the Hotel’s Fitness center includes a 24/7 gym with state of the art equipment, indoor/ outdoor swimming pools and a SPA with 7 luxurious treatment suites where one can enjoy the unique Eaglewood Treatment or hold a ladies’ SPARTY reunion with friends! Also a “sunrise Yoga” or “Taichi at dawn” can be arranged at the Hotel’s verdant multi-level outdoor Terraces. And for those wanting to learn something new – classes are available at the Hotel’s Art Gallery with resident artist, Mr. Mo renowned for his fine calligraphy and contemporary chinese watercolor as well as western oil painting.
For families travelling, the Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen has comfort and convenience in mind with baby crib and toddler care pack of bottle warmers, pampers and more all set up in the room before arrival so that moms can enjoy the luxury of travelling light. Kids of all ages are greeted with special welcome amenities on arrival and in room surprises include personalized cookies, colorful bed linens, and bathroom amenities including tiny bathrobes. For “suite kids”, a play tent and mini table and chairs will truly surprise and delight. The children’s program at the Hotel’s outlets includes complimentary meals for up to 4 years old with 5 up to 11 years at 50% discount. What’s more, FOO features Weekend special “Kid’s buffet corner” with a chef on hand to teach cookie decorating and a clown to entertain so parents can enjoy their buffet feast. And for the early teeners of 12 to 16 years old special massage treatments available at the SPA – perfect for some fun bonding moments for parents and their kids.
All these and more can be enjoyed with the Hotel’s great value room packages – ADVANCE PURCHASE at 25 % off Best available rates 7 days prior to arrival and 20% off 2 days prior or stay longer with “Stay 3, Pay 2 Nights”. Book through www.fourseasons.com/shenzhen or contact the hotel’s reservations at tel 0755 – 8826 8855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen is ideally located in the heart of the commercial district of Futian, across the Shenzhen Conference & Exhibition Center and a short walk from the Civic Center which houses the city’s Municipal Hall and Museum as well as near the famed Shenzhen Concert Hall and Library. The Hotel is surrounded by 3 modern shopping malls and is a few steps away from the subway metro station and 10-minute drive to 2 Hong Kong borders of Huanggang and Futian. Built along contemporary lines, the Hotel features 265 rooms inclusive of 32 suites, a Club Lounge, Business Centre, 3 food and beverage outlets, and a grand ballroom with 5 other function venues plus a unique outdoor multilevel Terraces. For more information on Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen, please contact:
Place Name: Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen 深圳四季酒店
Place Address: 138 Fuhua Third Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 518048 China
Something that is often associated with China – and with Shenzhen in particular – is tailor-made clothes. Many people visit Shenzhen from Hong Kong and further afield specifically to get top quality and reasonably priced clothes made to fit. One of the best tailors to be found in Shenzhen is Calvin’s Tailor Shop.
Situated in Commercial City, Luohu, on the 5th floor, Calvin’s is easy to find as it’s not far from the escalators. Here Calvin will greet you in English or Chinese, depending on your preferred language. This sets him apart from many other tailors in Luohu as he will understand everything anyone, whether Chinese or foreign, would want.
Calvin comes from a family of tailors going back three generations. Originally from Shanghai, he has worked as a tailor for 25 years and has had the same shop in Commercial City since 1999. He will guarantee anything he makes for you; however, his clothes are made to such detail that customers rarely – if ever – need a second fitting.
You have different options when choosing how your clothes will be made. You can either bring an item of clothing you want copied or a picture of the item of clothing you want and Calvin will reproduce it. Alternatively, if you’re not sure exactly what style you want Calvin can make items based on designs he has in store. He understands which styles and fabrics will suit which body types and skin colours and is an expert at recommending the perfect cut.
What sets Calvin apart from the numerous tailors you can find in Shenzhen is not just the outstanding service and attention to detail. Calvin also provides personal service to travellers: he will visit you in your hotel to take your measurements and show you a selection of fabric to choose from, and then your handmade clothing will be delivered to your hotel 24 hours later. Perfect if you are making a whistle-stop visit to Shenzhen, and amazing considering the usual turnaround time is one week. Don’t despair if you live elsewhere, or if you don’t have the time to wait in Shenzhen for 24 hours, as Calvin can arrange to have your clothes delivered anywhere in the world purely for the cost of the delivery.
Calvin’s business has grown since he first started fixing hems and sewing buttons when he was only 17. He now has 18 reliable staff working for him, many of whom have been working for him for over 20 years. This means you don’t need to worry that Calvin will be too busy to give you personal service, and you can expect the same professional service and standard no matter how many items you want made.
Men’s suits and shirts are Calvin’s favourite things to make as this is what he started with all those years ago. Men’s shirts usually cost around RMB 200 and suits vary in price depending on the quality of the fabric, ranging from RMB 750 up to RMB 2,500 for imported fabric from Italy or England. Ladies’ suits are also a specialty of Calvin’s with prices from RMB 650 to RMB 1,200. Calvin can also personalise your clothes by embroidering your name or initials on the cuffs of your shirts or inside the jacket to add that extra touch.
Whether you want a high-end suit or a one-off outfit for a special occasion, Calvin’s Tailor Shop is the ideal place to get perfectly-fitting quality clothes at a reasonable price.
Business Hours: Open 7 days a week 10am-8.30pm
Place Name: Calvin’s Tailor Shop
Place Address: No.5049 5/F,Luohu Commercial City Shenzhen (Luohu metro station, exit C) 深圳罗湖商业城5楼5049号 罗湖地铁站C出口
Shenzhen’s first LEGO® certified store opens in Uphills, Futian District. This flagship store is the 21st certified store in China. Similar to other certified Lego shops around the world, the shop offers a comprehensive range of Lego toys to engage playing experience to all Lego fans in Shenzhen.
[Shenzhen, China] The most influential Chinese documentaryTasty China brings Chuanchuan of Sichuan to the public at the beginning of this year, meanwhile, also introduced the Niuhua Bapo brand and the couple’s story famed among the country.
Located on the 22 and 23 floors of the hotel and spanning a total area of 613 square metres, The Langham Club offers guests an exclusive and private luxurious retreat, a respite from the bustling city.
The floor to ceiling windows allows natural lighting to come through, creating a warm environment. These vast windows also offer a spectacular view of the city skyline of Shenzhen Bay and Shennan Boulevard.
Elegantly designed with contemporary European accents, the main colour scheme is dark blue and white, complemented with cream coloured furniture and classic polished marble flooring.
“We are confident our guests will be delighted with our newly renovated Club. It is brighter and the elegant private space is a respite from the bustling city and a retreat after a busy day,” said Mr. Jeffrey van Vorsselen, General Manager, The Langham, Shenzhen.
“Our private butler service is also available to all Club guests and known for our sincere service, our butlers will do their best in meeting every guest’s request,” added Mr. van Vorsselen.
The Langham Club guests can also enjoy a private check-in and check-out at the reception counters at the Club as well as a private butler service.
One of the key highlights of the Club, loved by many guests is the Writer’s Corner. This space is a tribute to the literary talents and celebrities like Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle, best known for his Sherlock Holmes stories who used to stay at The Langham, London. Guests can pick from a selection of collectors’ books in English and Chinese and indulge in these books privately over a cup of tea at the Writer’s Corner.
The Bar at the Club is a favourite amongst guests in the evenings. The large sapphire blue coloured wine chiller houses a large variety of wines from all over the world. Every night, the hotel’s bartenders and mixologists will entertain guests with creative cocktail concoctions. Guests can relax over drinks and share conversations at the end of the day over the long marble top bar counter.
Guests can also enjoy breakfast and afternoon treats at the private club, complemented by the finest wines from around the world at the Club served from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
The second level of The Langham Club (23 Floor), features four conference rooms with unique themes and a wide range of facilities to meet the needs of business travellers. Named after the houses of European royalties and famous personalities, the Windsor has a unparalleled view of the grand Shenzhen Bay; the Dickens, a lounge for informal meetings; Wilde, a smaller private room for more intimate meetings and Churchill, for the high technology required gatherings where the room is well equipped with teleconferencing system, LED screen, state of the art equipment for meetings for up to 10 people.
The Langham Club offers a relaxing, premium experience:
Deluxe Breakfast 6:30am-10:30am
(6:30am-11am on weekends and public holidays)
Afternoon Tea 3:00pm-5:00pm
Cocktails and Snacks 5:30pm-8:30pm
Private butler to handle check-in and check-out
Free LAN/WiFi access at the hotel
Complimentary ironing service on check-in day (up to three pieces of clothing per room; excluding urgent service)
Cable/wireless online services are free in the hotel
Free local call (excluding IDD)
Complimentary daily international or local newspapers
DVD and book loans at the Langham Club
Complimentary two-hour conference room access per day for each room; a charge of RMB600 applies for each additional hour
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 www.langhamhospitalitygroup.com.
Category A foreign talents, subject of the “green channel” and “admissible absence for procedure” services, include scientists, science and technology leading talents, international entrepreneurs, special talents and other foreign high-end talents urgently needed in the economic and social development of China. The general six main categories are as below:
(A) Selected for the Domestic Talents Programs;
(B) Conforming to the international criteria of professional achievement;
(C) Foreign talents fulfilling the market demand for government-encouraged posts;
(D) Innovative and entrepreneurial talents;
(E) Outstanding young talents;
(F) Graded 85 points or more in Score Table;
Among the above six general categories, mainly include:
Talents appointed for senior management or technical posts in central enterprises andtheir subsidiaries, the global or regional headquarters of the world top 500 enterprises, national high-tech enterprises;
Former senior managers, key R & D members of the headquarters, deputy general managers or above and R & D chief of the second-tier branches or regional headquarters of the world top 500 companies ;
Foreign talents whose salary income is 6 times or higher than the local average annual income of the previous year. For Shenzhen, annual salary income should be 538560RMB (monthly salary should be 44880RBM) or higher, average salary will be adjusted around in Jul every year;
Senior managers or technical staff employed by domesticand foreign medium-sized businesses ; the chairman of the board, the legal representative, general manager or the chieftechnical specialist appointed by small-sized foreign-invested businesses inline with the government-encouraged industries specified under “Foreign Invested Industries Guide Catalogue”and “Catalogue of Foreign Invested Competitive Industries in the Central and Western Regions” ;
Graded 85 points or more in the score table.
For Score Table and more criteria, please add our WeChat:13684991963.
II. Category B (Foreign professional talents)
Can get one-year work permit and residence permit.
This category mainly includes:
(A) Foreign professionals with a bachelor degree or above and 2 years and above related work experience;
(B) Skilled talents with qualification certificates and with annual salary income is 4 times or higher than the local average annual income of the previous year. For Shenzhen, monthly salary should be more than 29920RMB, average salary will be adjusted around in Jul every year;
(C)Professionals graded 60 points or more according to Score Table.
For foreigner without bachelor degree, please add our WeChat:13684991963 for solutions.
III. Category C (Other foreigners meeting the demand of the domestic labor market)
Can get one-year work permit and residence permit.
This category includes:
1. Foreign employees in line with the relevant regulations concerning the employment of foreigners in China;
2. Foreigners engaged in some temporary or short-term (no longer than 90 days) posts;
3. Foreigners under the quota system management, including young foreigners coming to China for internship under intergovernmental agreements, foreign students in line with the relevant regulations, foreign graduates from overseas institutions of higher learning, foreigners engaged in long range fishing and other special fields.
We have heard a lot about buying a shelf company in Hong Kong, this is common talk in the blogosphere. But have we heard about buying a Hong Kong company that has a Chinese WFOE (Wholly foreign owned entity) with it?
Today, we will dig into this, why you would consider it, and what you need to do
Getting More and More People Approaching Me To Buy / Sell Their HK/ China Business
As the Global From Asia blog gets out there more and more, we get emails from people for all kinds of things. One has been people who are looking to buy or sell their businesses here in Hong Kong and China. It is a pretty complex process, and there are a few different case studies we can cover in future blogs.
One I received recently is interesting. The client has a couple of Hong Kong company businesses that each own their own Chinese WFOE company, all setup and operating. He would be open to selling and transferring it to a new buyer.
He sees that there is more and more discussions about buying companies here. Getting plugged in fast with the China market for those who still haven’t tapped in yet.
Why Buy a HK / WFOE Combo?
So as part of the sale, it would not include the customers or supplier database. It would be the structures set up with their licenses and banking accounts. So you’re not buying this business for the customer assets or any IP – but instead to:
Save time. Getting banks in HK has become slow and tedious. China is also, and has been like this for quite some time.
Business in a box. All the banking arrangements are setup, and the licenses you need for an import / export company are ready to go.
Aged company. These are older businesses. Having some years already put away for the company history always helps out. Use it when applying for financing or other “intimate” business relationships.
Get all the licenses you need, right away. Many people want to do business in China, but aren’t sure if they are getting all the licenses and paperwork they need. This will make sure you have it all, used for years that way.
How Would a Transfer of a Hong Kong Company with a Chinese WFOE work?
Ok, so you’re interested in this and still with me here – great!
Because the Chinese company is 100% owned by the Hong Kong company – all the activity would happen at the Hong Kong level. You would become the new owner and director of the HK limited company. Then you would automatically own the Chinese subsidiary because it is owned by the HK parent company.
There would be transferring of bank account signers on the Hong Kong side as well as the Chinese side, and that would do in person.
There would also be some updating of the legal representative in the WFOE side, which the seller can help you with.
So, you will then be the owner of an optimized and functional trading company. That is, without the months of headaches and the current issues with banking.
How Much For What You Will Get
You’re now asking yourself, ok, how much? The price won’t be less than if you started one from scratch – but this shouldn’t be the reason you’re doing this. This is to get an operational and functional import and export business without the headaches.
This is for trading and manufacturing WFOES with full import-export rights. This means you can use it for VAT rebate facilities and even domestic sales.
The price is negotiable for how much involvement you need from the seller, and we will take serious inquiries if you contact us.
The price range is starting at $200,000 US dollars to $350,000 USD. The range is dependent on your specific terms and requirements.
I’d love to hear your feedback and comments on buying a full on HK/China trading company operation. This is for serious business owners who are doing serious business in their home countries and want to plug right into the Hong Kong and China market fast and seamlessly.
Will keep people posted on the progress, in the meantime please leave comments or questions about this in the comment section below.
On June 13, 2018, more than 80 long staying hotel guests, important clients, and media gathered at the Resident Lounge to celebrate Hotel’s “Shall We Dance’’ 5th anniversary. The theme of this celebration was Elegant Life and Masked Party.
The passionate Latin dance started the celebration. The participation of the invited guests ignited the atmosphere to extremely greatness, made the invited guests closer to each other and brought bursts of laughter on the scene. Hotel General Manager Nobby Choi expressed his warm welcome and sincere thanks to all the guests.
“Since the opening of the hotel, we have been adhering to the core values of the brand of Sophisticated, Cultivated and Assuring to create a luxury home experience for all guests; In the future, we will continue to provide the best service to help you live here, connect here, explore here and live Your Journey.” said Nobby Choi, General Manager.
We have curated a four podcast episodes below around the startup scene in Shenzhen, China. Check out and listen to these choice episodes to learn about what companies and personalities are hot in the startup ecosystem.
China Business Cast also has an interview with the author of the Shenzhen Superstars book where you can get additional insights from the previous interview including details on The Greater Bay as Johan’s next book project.
What the Shenzhen startup scene is like with Greg Curtin
Greg Curtin talks about the Shenzhen startup scene from 15 years of international experience and understanding of how tech firms launch products through the PR firm he works for in the immigrant and innovation capital of China.
Audio is a great way to catchup with what is going on in Shenzhen and learn about all the new business opportunities in the young city that is not about manufacturing anymore but is now about innovation.
On June 14, Marco Polo Shenzhen went to visit children with special needs and their teachers at Min Ai Disabled Children’s Welfare Center, for a happy celebration of Dragon Boat Festival.
Hotel’s staff, participate in their rehabilitation training under teachers’ guidance, had lots of fun with kids, like dancing, singing altogether. Hotel also had served delicious glutinous rice dumplings to kids and teachers, and wishes kids all have a healthy and happy life. Besides that, the hotel also arranges the engineers to repair door locks, faucets, sewers and other facilities irregularly to make their daily life more convenient.
Founded in 2004, and based on the airline alliance model, Global Hotel Alliance (“GHA”) is today the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. GHA uses a shared technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its member brands, and operates a multi-brand loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, which has over seven million members. GHA currently includes more than 30 brands, encompassing over 550 upscale and luxury hotels with 110,000 rooms across 76 different countries. For more information visit gha.com
Marché Mövenpick opens marketplace restaurant in UpperHills, Shenzhen
China’s first Marché Mövenpickrestaurant opens today in the emerging financial quarter of UpperHills. The popular marketplace concept with Swiss roots welcomes guests with a wide variety of food and drinks, made lovingly by hand by the restaurant team. Culinary highlights include crispy Swiss potato rösti, freshly caught seafood, meat from the open grill, handpulled pizza, homemade pasta, European patisserie specialties and many more. There’s something for everyone!
Success through a focus on freshness
“Our guests stroll between inviting market stands and choose customized dishes from a plethora of fresh, high-quality products, which build the foundation of our concept,” says Tony Leong, Quality Manager of the Marché Mövenpick UpperHills. “You can experience the carefully prepared homemade meals ‘live’ at the open show kitchens,” he adds. In addition to Marché classics like crunchy salads and popular Swiss rösti, the restaurant team offers an array of other European treats such as the finest meat from the grill, freshly caught seafood, homemade pizza, pasta and Belgian waffles, irresistible sweet crêpes and Mövenpick ice cream. This delightful assortment is completed by a wide selection of fresh juices, refreshing beers, coffee and teas and exquisite wines.
Modern Flair and Swiss Hospitality
The new Marché Mövenpick’s interior resembles a European marketplace and features individual Alpine elements that evoke a sense of Swiss congeniality. Natural materials such as wood, decorative earthenware pots and straw baskets can be found throughout in an urban contemporary design with modern concrete tiles and brickwork, creating a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. A wooden fence with typical Swiss silhouette motifs is a special feature of the design. The restaurant seats up to 250 guests in its approx. 800 m2 space and has its own spacious kids’ corner with plenty of space to paint and play. Additional Marché Mövenpick locations in Asia can be found in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
11am – 10pm Mon- Fri
10am – 10pm Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
Place Name: 漫食乐深业上城 Marché Mövenpick UpperHills Place Address: L224，Level2, Mall, UpperHills, 5001 Huanggang Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳市福田区皇岗路5001号深业上城商场L2层L224铺 Place Phone：0755-82578305 / 82577991 Website:www.marche-movenpick.cn/shenzhen
Marché International is a global company that develops innovative foodservice solutions characterized by absolute freshness and quality. Through its well-known brand names, including Marché Mövenpick, Palavrion Grill and Cindy’s Diner, the company with Swiss roots operates restaurants in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Norway, Hungary, Croatia, Singapore, Indonesia and Canada and employs around 2,800 members of staff. The foodservice company is a leading restaurant operator on highways, in airports and in selected city center locations. It generated brand sales of CHF 259 million in 2017. Marché International is part of the Mövenpick Group. Its head office is in Kemptthal, Switzerland.
Bringing to Life the classics of St. Regis in Chinese Riviera
The St. Regis Zuhai, the 10th masterpiece of St. Regis brand in Greater China is announced to open in September 2018.
The hotel is ideally located in the waterfront of Wanzai, Zhuhai, a beautiful coastal city known as “Chinese Riviera”. Taking the top from the41st to 72nd floors of Zhuhai Tower, the iconic city landmark, the hotel enjoys breathtakingview of the vast Greater Bay and landscape of Zhuhai and Macau. Featured with251exquisite guest rooms and suites, over 1,500 square-meter meeting space, an array of first-class restaurants and lounges, as well as signature Iridium Spa and Athletic Club, the hotel tends to create impeccable experience for the discerning luminaries by recrafting the brand classics in a modern way.
Stay in one of the hotel’s 251 transcendent accommodations, including 34 suites and 1 approximately 1,100-square-meter Presidential Suite to unfold a decent journey. Plush St. Regis beds with crisp white linens, exemplary furnishings and fixtures, and spa-like comforts in the well-appointed bathrooms make these warm retreats to return to at the day’s end. Peerless waterfront views along with state-of-the-art entertainment technologies and high-speed Internet access typify the experience.
Relish incomparable dining options day and night at The St. Regis Zhuhai. Yan Ting is the opulent address for modern Cantonese fine dining at Guangdong’s highest culinary level, while Social draws inspiration from the first-class dining saloons typically set aside for the wealthy in late 1800’s and early 1900’s. This singular restaurant is themed around sea fare with classic favorites from the bygone era. The St. Regis Bar exudes an aura of sophistication and elegance with classic Jazz music. St. Regis signature Bloody Mary and afternoon tea, and a fine selection of Gin Tonics worldwide bring to life the classy and elegance for the influential and well-heeled. LaBrezza delights with organic, modern Italian fare on the 71st floor rooftop, where interactive table shows, extravagance in the wine room and cheese and cold cut room surprise the senses. Also at the top of this towering hotel, Air 71 serves the city’s finest cocktails along with an elaborate selection of wine, champagne and light appetizers for memorable nights overlooking the panorama.
From formal social galas and exquisite weddings to intimate business gatherings, every event at The St. Regis Zhuhai is treated with meticulous attention to detail and personal service. Our thoughtfully designed meeting areas offer a range of generous layouts and upscale amenities. Located on the 72nd floor, the 315-square-meter St. Regis Roof, enjoying stunning city views as an exceptional backdrop, is an ideal space for stylish weddings and private gatherings, while The Astor Ballroom on ground floor has its own entrance and accommodates larger events. The culinary team presents high quality event catering, set menus and extravagant buffets, individually plated or family-style are curated upon request with beverage pairings.
At The St. Regis Zhuhai, the individualistic curator is always connected to their exquisite living. Rare and refined, Iridium Spa on the 68th floor offers bespoke, indulgent moments for every guest— from facial treatments, body therapy, manicure, pedicure to hair styling. Located on the 69th floor, The St. Regis Athletic Club is well facilitated with state-of-the-art equipment and training areas for cardio, strength and yoga. Bespoke and personalized training plans are generated by the sophisticated personal trainers to cater the different requests or needs of the guests. In-door swimming pool located on 69th floor and out-door swimming pool located on 71st floor are the highest pools in Zhuhai and Macau area by far, where guests can immerse in the relaxation while enjoy the breathtaking view of the ocean and Macau city.
Born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, Juan marks his name in luxury hospitality with his 19 years in The Ritz-Carlton starting from The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas in 1999. Before joining The St. Regis Zhuhai, He was the GM of The Ritz-Carlton, Macau and previously the Hotel Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. Now he brings his experience and expertise on luxury hotel management into The St. Regis Zhuhai, leading a sophisticated team with hotel elites from Italy, Spain, Croatia, Netherland and China, to ensure a successful hotel opening. Juan works with an intensive manner on details and quality, while in private, he is actually a very energetic and humorous father for 2 little boys.
Stephan Van Tilburg
Executive Assistant Manager – Food & Beverage
Originally from Netherland, Stephan is a seasoned hotelier with over 17-years working experience in many renowned luxury hotels including The St. Regis Singapore. As a Classicism enthusiast, Stephan is keen to create modern dining experiences for guests, with a touch of royal demeanor and elegance, which perfectly aligns with the concept of The St. Regis Zhuhai –Recraft the Classics.
Executive Assistant Manager – Rooms
Originally from Croatia, Aleks has worked with a handful of international hotel brands including Park Hyatt, MGM etc. for the past 12 years. He works in a very rigorous and precise manner, and yet he can always manage to balance the tension in office with his particular sense of humor. Taking on the role as EAM-Rooms, Aleks is ready to lead his team to curate bespoke experience for guests with St. Regis Butler Service.
Director of Sales& Marketing
Vincent is from Hong Kong, China. Through his 20-years journey in hospitality industry, Vincent has served in various hotel chains including Four Seasons, Hyatt and Starwood. Before taking the role as Director of Sales and Marketing at The St. Regis Zhuhai, Vincent was leader of Global Sales Office in Beijing, Four Seasons. His enriched event marketing and brand-selling experience for luxury hotels will definitely be a great treasure to the hotel. He is confident on leading the team to redefine the height of luxury in Greater Bay by an exquisite hotel debut.
Originally from Spain, Ramon has over 21 years’ experience in culinary and specializes in contemporary Spanish cuisine. He started his career in La Pennoise Restaurant in France and had worked in many Michelin-starred restaurants and luxury hotels in Spain, Ireland and Abu Dhabi. Ramon is keen on exploring new flavors. Either at exquisite restaurants or at local markets, he can always devote himself into the discovering journeys. “There are so many flavors to be discovered in the world. As a chef I see it as my mission to unfold the best flavors to my guests.” With the passion and sophistication of the leading chef, we believe the culinary team will present the ultra-luxury gastronomy experience to the luminaries at The St. Regis Zhuhai.
Italian Chef de Cuisine
Michele is from the beautiful city of Bari, Italy. This 33-year-old gentleman has been in culinary industry for almost 13 years and has worked in 7 Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy, Spain and Luxembourg. He owns great passion for cooking. From creativity, ingredients selection, to presentation and even service, his attention to details and pursuing for excellence is what makes him a real master. This is the first time that Michele has worked in China, and he is ready to captivate the discerning gastronomy connoisseurs in the area with his glorious background and extraordinary expertise on cooking.
Tang Wei Man
Chinese Executive Chef
Chef Tang was born and raised in Hong Kong. Before taking the role as the Chinese Executive Chef, he has devoted more than 40 years in culinary, and worked in Hong Kong and Macau for many renowned hotels and restaurants. He witnesses the enormous changes in the industry while remains the unaltered passion for Cantonese cuisines. Being enthusiastic on the Hong Kong flavors of 1980’s and 1990’s, he is keen on delivering these traditional flavors to guests by infusing them into his creations. Always with a gentle smile on his face, Chef Tang is a very easy-going person in private, enjoying the happiness of fulfilling his passion – making guests happy with his gastronomic indulgence.
Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., 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. For more information and new openings, visit stregis.com or follow Twitter, Instagramand Facebook.St. Regis is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest®. Members can now link accounts with Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,200 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 125 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 www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.
Hyatt held its first Pastry Masters Workshop for Greater China and
previewed the Romance Collection by the Grand Hyatt – 2018/19 Garden Series
The first Hyatt Greater China Pastry Masters Workshop was successfully held at the Grand Hyatt Guangzhou from June 7 to 10, 2018 in yet another demonstration of Hyatt’s commitment to culinary excellence and innovation. Over 40 pastry chefs from Hyatt hotels across Greater China captivated public imagination with their delectable creations, while collaborating to create ever more heavenly recipes.
“The key to Hyatt’s longstanding excellence in food and beverage is our commitment to talent development and sustaining efforts in fostering communication among our people,” said Stephen Ho, President, Greater China, Global Operations. “The Pastry Masters Workshop is another perfect platform for our culinary talents to collaborate, learn and share their inspirations and creativity through food, and allow us to provide the best of Hyatt to our guests.”
“In order to reinforce Hyatt’s culinary excellence and competitiveness, we have focused on three aspects this year – incorporating seasonal elements in our food and beverage, returning to the fundamentals, and introducing new ingredients across our hotels to improve their consistency and efficiency,” said Sebastian Wu, Hyatt’s Director of Food and Beverage. “The Pastry Masters Workshop was a demonstration of this focus and a great start for us to fulfill our ambitions for the future.”
The highlight of the Workshop was the Sweet Encounter Dessert Showcase in the afternoon of June 9, where all the pastry chefs showcased their extraordinary creations. The spread featured a smorgasbord of breads, ice cream, cakes, chocolates, cookies, candies and all kinds of desserts for different dining occasions including coffee breaks for events, high tea offerings, buffet selections, as well as wedding banquets. In addition, guests had the opportunity to observe the pastry masters up close and personal at work while participating in the culinary creative process. To top it off, the attendees were indulged with the Pastry Master Afternoon Tea creation and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.
A preview of the “Romance Collection – 2018/19 Garden Series”, an experiential wedding concept introduced by the Grand Hyatt brand for its hotels in the Asia Pacific, was also unveiled at the event. The Romance Collection, which is launching in China this year, offers spectacular nuptial celebrations the likes of which no one has ever seen. Following the garden theme –Royal (mint and peach), Blossom (pink and grey), Enchanted (emerald and gold) and Lavender (purple and green) – the four sensational concepts promise an immersive, multi-sensory experience using customised video and animation, bespoke scent, specially composed music, and breathtaking arrangements of flowers and foliage to create an event to remember.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 14 premier brands. As of March 31, 2018, the Company’s portfolio included more than 700 properties in more than 50 countries across six continents. The Company’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top colleagues, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company’s subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Andaz®, Hyatt Centric®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Residence Club® and exhale® brand names. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
What an amazing “SWIS Healthy Living Month” this year!
The SWIS Parent and Teacher Association (SWIS PTA) had organized a variety of fun and educational activities that focused on exercise, healthy eating and healthy body & mind. We hope all the experiences will help ensure our SWIS community lives a happy and healthy lifestyle. A big THANK YOU to everyone for truly making this month a SUCCESS!!
Here is a quick recap of some of the wonderful activities that happened this month.
SWIS PTA Healthy Snack Giving Days 健康食品派发
The SWIS PTA organized 4 Healthy Snack Giving Days to distribute healthy snacks from each ofthe 5 major food groups. These activities took place every Monday after school at3:30pm, with PTA members and parent volunteers handing out free healthy snacksfor the SWIS community to enjoy.
Here were the Healthy Snack Giving Days designated for the 5 food groups:
May 7th: GRAINS
May 14th: VEGETABLES and PROTEIN
May 21st: DAIRY
May 28th: FRUITS
SWIS PTA Educational Presentations 系列健康讲座：
The SWIS PTA also organized 3 interesting presentations for the SWIS community. There was a presentation on the “Anatomy of Good Posture” for our Secondary students, as well as aparent lecture on “Chiropractic Health care” on May 15th. We had a second parent lecture on “Dental Care for Healthy Smiles” on May 25th. The final parent lecture was on “Healthy Parenting: Good Behavior in Children” on May 29th.
A big thank you to all our guest speakers for their presentations: Dr. Steve Chiarello from Vista-SK; Dr.Teddy Wu from U-Dental; and Dr. Rhoda Despabiladeras from Vista-SK. We would also like extend our gratitude to all the parents that attended the sessions and we hope you have obtained useful information to help you focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and well-being.
今年，我们很高兴地邀请到社会各界的医学专家来到SWIS为社区提供专业的健康知识介绍及现场互动演示。在此，我们衷心地感谢来自维世达的美式整脊专家Dr. Steve Chiarello和心理医生Dr. Rhoda Despabiladeras，以及来自友睦口腔的口腔专家Dr.Teddy Wu。它们分别为社区带来了以下讲座：
SWIS PTA Family Run 家庭亲子晨跑
The SWIS PTA Family Run is a fun, fitness activity for families to spend time together whileexercising. We had 8 successful Family Run days this month. The event was at7:45am–8:15am, every Tuesday and Thursday, from May 8th to May 31st.We would like to thank all the participants of the SWIS PTA Family Run and we encouragefamilies to continue planning more exercise time together and have fun!! Joinus next year for more fun fitness activities!
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There’s a certain satisfaction in enjoying a drink in a speakeasy. Perhaps it’s a sense that it’s well earned after a long search. Maybe it’s that tiny bit of smugness knowing you are having what most others do not know about. Whatever the underlining psychology, it’s a feeling I undeniably get when sipping on my Kyoto Spa cocktail in the bar at Ci Yuntang Traditional Massage.
Like all memorable nights at a speakeasy, my evening begins with a search. After exiting from the subway station at Taoyuan, I make my way along the main road following the map on my phone. Reaching the corner of a crossroads, the map tells me I am near my destination. A young Ukrainian man, who introduces himself as a bartender at the speakeasy, asks if I am looking for the speakeasy. He leads me from the street and through a shop front of an old massage parlor.
I pass through the massage parlor façade onto the floor of a traditional Chinese restaurant. Low round wooden tables are dotted around while overhead there are lanterns hanging. Off to the side, there is an open kitchen where a chef is busy preparing dinner.
As I look around the restaurant, the Ukrainian bartender heads to a shelf full of different sized and shaped ornamental vases. He pulls gently on one in particular. The wall begins to slowly slide. There is a cheeky grin on his face as he says to me, “This way”.
The speakeasy boasts a strong industrial look with long wooden benches running down the middle, exposed foundations along the walls, and iron wrought railings surrounding the bar. The place is soaked in neon from the violet lights that illuminate the bar from below to the burning messages scrawled across the walls such as ‘When life gives you lemonade, add vodka’ and ‘Trust me, you can dance’.
It seems like the sort of joint where you would expect a pop-up party to be held. The kind you only find out through a friend of a friend and you have the password written on the back of your hand.
Before I have a chance to take in my surroundings, I am invited upstairs. Here, the bar more closely resembles a private member’s club or a luxury hotel bar. The long wooden benches are replaced with leather sofas and the neon lights have been swapped out for classic light fixtures on the wall. The bar here is a much more open affair, with cozy armchairs to sit in while the bartender makes your drink in front of you.
It’s the kind of spot you would take your clients after a business dinner or even somewhere to go enjoy a fine bottle of Single Malt after a long day at the office.
Between the downstairs and upstairs, Ci Yuntang Traditional Massage must be one of the most stylish bars in the city. Between the attention to the smallest detail and the well-thought-out layout, the whole place is class.
If it is a whiskey you are after, then Ci Yuntang Traditional Massage is bound to have something for you. From renowned Islay whiskies such as Caol Ila and Laphroaig, to the finest imports of the Highland in Dalmore and the Lowlands in Auchentoshan. There is quite simply an embarrassment of riches when it comes to whiskies hailing from Speyside with connoisseurs being able to choose from Balvenie and Singleton Dufftown.
Yet, it is their range of cocktails that Ci Yuntang Traditional Massage keep bringing back the clients looking for the speakeasy time after time. The name of each concoction is associated with the massage parlor the bar is called after. From the mysteriously named Sakura Bath to the intriguing sounding Massage Of The Tongue, the only thing more original than their names is the mix of ingredients that the bartender has incorporated into the drink.
All the cocktails on the menu are worth at least one try, but if pushed for a personal favorite, I would be torn between the Da Bao Jian, Sakura Bath, and SZ Bay Sunbath.
The Da Bao Jian rounds up a cast of roguish ingredients including Seaweed Talisker, Caramel Sale, Egg White, and Ardbeg 10 Years. Together, they make one dastardly fine cocktail. The Sakura Bath is a different animal altogether, which utilizes Tequila, Sakura Syrup, and Cherry Tonic to make the sort of drink you won’t forget fast. Finally, it’s the SZ Bay Sunbath. With Dark Rum, Cinnamon Whisky, and Coffee Liqueur, it’s not hard to see why this dark and broody concoction attracts a lot of attention.
If after a few cocktails or whiskies, you feel like trying your hand at something else, Ci Yuntang Traditional Massage also offers beer pong. The speakeasy boasts tables that utilize the latest beer pong technology. Great for those with a competitive streak or just friends who like a fun excuse to drink more.
So whether you are trying to get into the most exclusive party in town or if you are just looking to sit down with a cocktail or two with a work colleague, Ci Yuntang Traditional Massage is a speakeasy worth finding.
Place：慈云堂传统推拿 Ciyuntang Traditional Massage
Address: 南山区桃园路1号西海明珠花园119商铺 3011-16 Nanhai Dadao, Nanshan District
So what is Yandex exactly and why is it such big of a deal? Well, let us tell you that Yandex holds around 65% contextual advertising market in Russia and many other countries, where Russian is widely spoken. This number makes completely unnecessary any more explanations (and so you won’t get bored with too many arguments, as we still want you to finish this article). And Yandex.Direct, as it’s been mentioned earlier, is a PPC platform, which provides advertising on Yandex as well as their content network.
During the past several years, Yandex have put a lot of effort to interest foreign businesses. They’ve translated all the significant tools and tutorials into English and have been actively promoting their services at conferences all around the world (still, focusing mainly on European and American markets). Here’re some links on their English sources:
Yandex are trying their best to make the system comfortable to work with for a foreign professionals and clear for the investors, and still, for Google AdWords adepts, there’ll be a bit more than a few things to catch up. Let’s take a look at the most important ones.
There’s an instrument in Yandex.Direct platform called ‘Related keywords’, that lets the users to extend keyword matching and include synonyms/substitutes. This works pretty much the same with modified broad match in Google AdWord, for example: keyword Buy Phone Cases on Yandex.Direct will get you similar responses as +buy +phone +cases on Google AdWords.
‘Related keywords’ function is enabled by default for new campaigns. And if you’re not sure where to start, you can check out this link for a Yandex Keyword Tool also known as Yandex WordStat. Unfortunately, now there’s only a Russian version to be found, so for the instruction on how to use it for English-speaking audience, keep up with our articles.
Originally from Hong Kong, Gary has served in Marriott International for 27 years, previously worked at multiple hotels in Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou and Shanghai. His impressive career has seen him lead several iconic properties as general manager. This time at Marriott Nanshan is his 5th general manager appointment, as well as a remarkable 11-year on this position. With his major in Human Resources Management, Gary also holds a master’s degree in MBA.
Gary has been given the task of leading the award-winning property to a new level of dynamic, thoughtful and inventive.
Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan is strategically located in the business center of Nanshan district as the landmark. Hotel offers 340 guest rooms and suites with captivating harbor and city views, provides 6 food and beverage outlets, ten Multi-function venues offering 2,000 sqm of cutting-edge meeting and banquet space. Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan promises to be a coveted destination for successful meetings, conferences, weddings and events.
Place Name: Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan 深圳中洲万豪酒店
PYP Annual Visual Arts Exhibition 艺术前线深外国际部小学部视觉艺术展
On Friday, May 18th, the PYP Visual Arts department held our second annual Exhibition. Our elementary artists have been working diligently all year and this was a wonderful chance to showcase their hard work. Students displayed pieces created from a variety of mediums including collage, prints, digital art, weavings, Papier-mâché, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, drawings and more.
In addition to individual work, the exhibition showcased many examples of collaborative work as that is an important part of our Arts program. Students proudly showed their parents around the exhibits, explaining how they created their projects and what they learned in the process. Teachers enjoyed mingling with parents and greeting excited students who were enjoying the gallery display. It was a wonderful opportunity for all who came to experience the wealth of creativity in the PYP program at SWIS.
Shen Wai International School (SWIS) is located in the beautiful scenery of the Shenzhen Bay. SWIS covers a floor area of 24,000 m2 with a construction area of 42,000 m2 and is equipped with extensive first class facilities. It serves children of the expatriate community who work in Shenzhen and children who are permanent residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The school altogether has 54 classrooms with a capacity of hosting 1,080 Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in total. Its refined style of architecture, green and picturesque campus and modern facilities and equipment make the school an attractive place to learn.
SWIS aims to provide distinctive high-quality education to students by employing talented expat teachers and introducing distinctive curriculum, teaching models, and management patterns. Teachers are recruited from diverse backgrounds and form a highly skilled, hardworking team who keep the learning and well-being of their students as the primary focus. Education provided by the school covers pre-kindergarten to middle school. The teaching will be in small classes led by certified expat international school teachers with international teaching experience.
As a CIS and WASC accredited and an IB World School for the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. SWIS follows a high-quality international curriculum and provides essential traditional Chinese language and culture courses as well. By conducting its multi-level and extensive international cooperation and exchange, SWIS aims to introduce leading education philosophy and experience for achieving its objective of cultivating truly global citizens who can bravely step out into the world with an open mind and make a difference.