Muji Launches First Ever Hotel in Shenzhen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo Gallery: MUJI Hotel Shenzhen

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

Tel: +86 755 83212281

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

El Toro Comes Charging Into Houhai With Authentic Spanish Cuisine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Average Spend per Head: 80RMB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Info:

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

Tel: (0755) 2682-9105

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Place Name: Les 5 Chef’s Miznon

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

Place Phone: +86 135 2889 0561

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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The breathtaking view from the Vinery Dei Colli Ripani.

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

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The Colli Ripani Winery before and after the devastating earthquake.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen Forecasts Fun with Exclusive Budweiser Storm Music Festival Package

深圳硬石酒店推出百威风暴电音节独家特惠套餐

Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen Forecasts Fun with Exclusive Budweiser Storm Music Festival

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2017年12月5日,中国深圳 – 深圳硬石酒店欣然宣布携手中国最大的电子音乐节之一 – 2017年度百威风暴电音节 – 推出独家住宿套餐,为宾客呈献原汁原味的音乐热情和周到贴心的优质服务。观众除了欣赏激情四射的视听表演之外,更可享受硬石酒店的热情款待和绝佳音乐体验。Shenzhen, China, December 5, 2017 – Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen is pleased to announce its collaboration with Budweiser Storm Music Festival 2017 with an exclusive accommodation package. One of the biggest electronic dance music festivals in China will take place on December 16 and 17 in Shenzhen, and festival-goers can now upgrade their electrifying experience with the stellar hospitality of Hard Rock Hotel.

深圳硬石酒店的音乐节套餐于2017年11月29日至12月14日期间接受预定,售价人民币1,688元,包含以下生活时尚和音乐特惠礼遇:

The music festival package allows visitors to experience Hard Rock Shenzhen’s spirit and superior service. Available for reservations from November 27 to December 14, 2017, and priced at RMB 1,688, the package includes the following privileges for music and lifestyle connoisseurs alike:

  • 两张深圳百威风暴电音节门票
  • 12月16日或17日一晚豪华客房住宿体验,含自助早餐
  • Hard Rock硬石餐厅百威汉堡双人套餐
  • 活动节场地往返接送服务
  • 免费停车、高速无线网络连接,及使用先进的Body Rock健身中心
  • Two tickets to the Budweiser Storm Music Festival Shenzhen
  • One night-stay for two in a Deluxe Room with buffet breakfast on December 16 or 17
  • BudBurger set menu for two at the signature Hard Rock Cafe
  • Round trip transportation to the festival venue
  • Complimentary parking, high-speed WIFI and access to the state-of-the-art Body Rock Fitness Center

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为庆祝百威风暴电音节,深圳Hard Rock硬石餐厅特别推出正宗美式百威汉堡。美味酷炫的汉堡搭配秘制百威烧烤酱,汁鲜味满,一经推出便广受追捧。2017年11月27日至2018年1月26日,深圳Hard Rock硬石餐厅将紧随上海和杭州两地硬石餐厅的步伐,推出百威汉堡套餐,含一个汉堡一杯生啤,售价为人民币138元,需另加15%服务费(含6%增值税)。

In honor of the Budweiser Storm Music Festival, Hard Rock Cafe Shenzhen presents a new creation, the all-American BudBurger. This sensational burger topped with Budweiser barbecue sauce is full of tangy flavors, and caused a storm of buzz at Hard Rock Cafes in Shanghai and Hangzhou. It will be available at the Hard Rock Cafe Shenzhen between November 27, 2017 and January 26, 2018 in a set of one BudBurger and one Budweiser draft beer for RMB138, prices are subject to 15% service charge (including 6% VAT).

12月16至17日深圳百威风暴电音节期间,满载Hard Rock硬石餐厅招牌食物和饮料的特色餐车将惊艳亮相深圳龙岗体育场,与在场观众一起欢庆这场电音盛典。

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An eye-catching food truck serving signature food and beverages from Hard Rock Cafe will also be available during the Budweiser Storm Music Festival on December 16-17 at Longgang Stadium.

深圳硬石酒店坐落于著名的观澜湖国际休闲旅游度假区内,拥有258间装潢豪华的客房和套房、BodyRock®健身中心、Rock Shop®摇滚商店、专为摇滚小明星打造的Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club儿童俱乐部、1000多平方米的会议活动空间,以及包括Sessions 全日制餐厅、MC Frida池畔酒吧、蛋糕店、格林尼治大堂吧和招牌Hard Rock硬石餐厅等在内的多间现代餐厅,注定将成为广东地区的新地标。

Located in the famed Mission Hills Centreville, Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen is destined to become a new landmark in the Guangdong region, and features 258 luxurious rooms and suites, a Body Rock® fitness center, Rock Shop® selling collectible Hard Rock merchandise, Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club™for budding little rockstars, over 1,000 square-meters of event and meeting facilities, and a collection of contemporary dining destinations, namely Sessions all-day dining restaurant, M.C. Frida rooftop pool bar, The Cake Shop, GMT+8 Lobby Lounge and of course, its own signature Hard Rock Cafe.

深圳硬石酒店位于深圳市龙华新区观澜高尔夫大道9号 。预定电话+86 755 3395 2888或访问http://www.hardrockhotels.cn/shenzhen/

Hard Rock hotel Shenzhen is located at 9 Mission Hills Road, Longhua District, Shenzhen, China. For reservations or more information, call +86 (0)755 3395 2888; or visit http://www.hardrockhotels.cn/shenzhen/.

关于Hard Rock International

Hard Rock International是全球最知名的公司之一,在73个国家拥有179家餐厅和24家酒店。从埃里克·克莱普顿 (Eric Clapton) 的一把吉他开始,Hard Rock硬石现拥有全球最珍贵的音乐珍藏品,陈列于世界各地的Hard Rock 硬石餐厅、Hard Rock 硬石现场演出场地和Hard Rock硬石酒店。Hard Rock硬石同时也以其极具收藏价值的时尚音乐商品、现场音乐演出会及其得奖公司网站而著称。Hard Rock International拥有所有Hard Rock硬石品牌的全球化注册商标。公司在很多标志性城市拥有并经营(或特许经营)餐厅,包括伦敦、纽约、旧金山、悉尼和迪拜。Hard Rock International在全球还拥有并经营着许多酒店。旗下度假产业还包括位于佛罗里达州坦帕和好莱坞的两家最为成功的酒店,目前由母公司 The Seminole Tribe of Florida经营。此外,在巴厘岛、芝加哥、坎昆、伊比沙岛、拉斯维加斯和圣迭戈也分别设有酒店。即将开业的Hard Rock 硬石餐厅将位于马那瓜、开罗、弗罗茨瓦夫和成都。而最新的Hard Rock 硬石酒店选址将包括亚特兰大、大西洋城、柏林、布达佩斯、伦敦、洛斯卡沃斯、马尔代夫、纽约、达沃斯、渥太华以及中国大连和海口。了解Hard Rock International更多信息,请访问www.hardrock.com。

Hard Rock International

With venues in 73 countries, including 179 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Managua, Cairo, Wroclaw and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Atlantic City, Berlin, Budapest, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Davos, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

Holiday Celebrations at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

[Shenzhen, China, November, 2017] 

The joyful vibe of the holiday season is just around corner – so make plans for your festive celebrations! Spend a splendid Christmas and welcome the New Year at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen.HKG_1352.jpgFOO

On December 24 and 31, diners can indulge in a sumptuous buffet with a wide array of festive specialties for lunch and dinner. Give your taste buds a treat with an all premium seafood catch of the day and sumptuous festive delicacies from our live cooking stations.

YI BAR

Inspired by the holidays, Yi Bar introduces a Christmas Afternoon Tea. Delectable sweets include gingerbread and classic Almond Stollens with the “Winter Warmers” drinks featured at cocktails.

FESTIVE BEAUTY INDULGENCE

Get your skin glowing in time for the festive celebrations. Our Yue Spa offers a wonderful selection of relaxing or invigorating treatments – just the way you like it. Spa gift sets are also available to purchase.

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Christmas Eve Buffet: (complimentary glass of sparkling wine, free flow of wine & soft drinks)

Lunch: *RMB 888/ per person

Dinner: *RMB 1088/ per person

Dec 24 – Dec 25

Yi Bar Christmas Afternoon Tea

*RMB 208/ per person

*RMB 288/ two persons

Dec 31

New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet (complimentary glass of champagne, free flow of wine & soft drinks)

Dinner: *RMB 888/ per person

  • Prices are subject to 15 service charge (applicable government taxes included).

For more information or reservation, please dial +86 (755) 8826-8888.

Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

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.

Place Name:  深圳四季酒店 Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

Place Address: 138 Fuhua Third Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 518048 China深圳市福田区福华三路138 号

Website:  Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen’s Website

Place Phone: 

+86 (755) 8826 8888

 

Who Won What at the That’s Shenzhen Food & Drink Awards 2017

The results are in, the votes tallied and the plaques polished – meaning it’s now time to announce our big winners in the 2017 That’s Shenzhen Food & Drink Awards.

A big thanks to everyone who voted in this year’s competition, and a major hat tip to our fantastic sponsors: Hard Rock Hotel ShenzhenAsia Miles, Fiji WaterSummergateVedettLiefmans and Firestone Walker.

But first! Some photos from last night’s award ceremony at Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen:

See a full photo gallery of the event here.

And without further ado, here’s a full list of this year’s lucky winners…

Readers’ Choice

Live Music of the Year
The Terrace

New Restaurant of the Year
Bus Grill Turkish Steakhouse

New Bar of the Year
Haploid

Italian Restaurant of the Year
Azzurro

German Restaurant of the Year
Paulaner Brauhaus Shenzhen Shekou

Brewery/Craft Beer Bar of the Year
Taps Brewpub

Southeast Asian Restaurant of the Year
The Terrace

Pizza of the Year
La Pizza… And More

Latin Restaurant of the Year
Latina Shenzhen Seaworld

Burger of the Year
Baia Burger Concept

Contemporary Restaurant of the Year
Shark Wine Lounge & Restaurant

Cocktail Bar of the Year
Peacock

Japanese Restaurant of the Year
Kyoku Japanese Cuisine Restaurant

Chef of the Year
Antonio Scordo

Personality of the Year
Shady Monkey Hip Hop

Event/Party of the Year
SZUMMER Pride 2017

French Restaurant of the Year
La Maison

Cafe/Bakery of the Year
HH Gourmet

BBQ/Grill Restaurant of the Year
George & Dragon British Pub

Chill Out Venue of the Year
The Brew

Indian Restaurant of the Year
Kabir’s Indian Restaurant

Healthy Dining of the Year
Panini Station

Outstanding Club of the Year
Pepper Club

Outstanding Bar of the Year
The Terrace

Outstanding Restaurant of the Year
Baia Restaurant. Bar. Grill.

Editor’s Choice

Rooftop Japanese Cuisine of the Year
Malt Oysters and Sushi Bar – The St. Regis Shenzhen

Date Night Restaurant of the Year
Grange Grill – The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan

International Dining of the Year
Golden Bay Kitchen – Shenzhen Marriott Golden Bay

Lounge Bar of the Year
The Lounge – Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan

Organic Restaurant of the Year
The 7th Day

Themed Buffet of the Year
Cafe Marco – Marco Polo Shenzhen

All-Day Dining of the Year
The Shenzhen Kitchen – JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao’an

Signature Dish of the Year
Pork Knuckle (Haxnbauer German Restaurant and Bar)

Sky-View Restaurant of the Year
Social All Day Dining Restaurant – The St. Regis Shenzhen

Variety Cuisine Selection of the Year
Cafe Zen – Futian Shangri-La Shenzhen

Al Fresco Bar of the Year
Perch – The Langham, Shenzhen

Contemporary Grill of the Year
Belle-Vue Grill – Grand Hyatt Shenzhen

Seafood Cuisine of the Year
Blue Italian Seafood & Grill – The Venice Raytour Hotel Shenzhen

Restaurant Ambience of the Year
Kitchencraft – Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai

Premier Performance Club of the Year
Dazzle Club

Italian Fine Dining of the Year
Paletto – The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen

Unique Event Space of the Year
Galleon Salon Fiesta – InterContinental Shenzhen

Time-Honored German Cuisine of the Year
Haxnbauer German Restaurant and Bar

Most-Anticipated Opening of the Year
Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen

Chinese Fusion Cuisine of the Year
Duck de Chine

Shanghainese Fine Cuisine of the Year
Yuyuan Shanghai Restaurant

That’s it for this year – join us next time for the 2018 edition.

Past Awards:

2016 Shenzhen Food & Drink Award Winners: The Full List

Review: That’s PRD 2015 Shenzhen Food & Drink Awards

Winners of That’s PRD – Shenzhen Food & Drink Awards (2014)

Keepoo Cafe cupcake specialist in Xiamihu 1979 mall

Cupcakes in Shenzhen

Starting in Guangzhou Keepo 1979 opened in the new Xiamihu mall called 1979.

Now you can order cupcakes in Shenzhen for birthday parties, company parties and special occasions.

They offered me some coffee made of coffee beans from Kenya with a slight tomato taste.

coffee at keepoo cafe
Kenyan coffee beans at keepoo cafe

I opted for the Strawberry cupcake which said it used Japanese milk.

Shenzhen Cupcakes
One of many flavors of cupcakes

Normally 25RMB they gave me a 20% discount which was generous and appropriate when I am eating cupcakes I am comparing them to the gold standard Sift in Hong Kong. Those are really the best cupcakes in Hong Kong and I regularly smuggle them over the border for friends and staff. This strawberry cupcake was filled with a a strawberry flavored filling and so gave me the feeling I was eating strawberry shortcake. Overall the taste was good but I am still partial to the Hong Kong cupcakes and the list price in HK is 25HKD and the list price in Shenzhen is 25RMB. Something doesn’t seem right here.

Filling in Cupcake
Cream Filling in Strawberry Cupcake

Keepoo is a good destination if you have a car or want to take a taxi you can sit outside looking over the Honey lake and abandoned Scooby Doo like haunted amusement park.

I saw a familiar face on their wall former long time Shenzhen resident Jesse Warren was sporting a cupcake filled grin.

Photagraphy in Shenzhen by Jesse Warren
Shenzhen Photographer Jesse Warren
Inside of Keepo Cupcake Shop
Inside of Keepo Cupcake Shop
Keepoo Address Details in Xiamihu Shenzhen
Keepoo Address Details in Xiamihu Shenzhen
20RMB cupcake discount
20RMB cupcake discount