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Heel’s Kitchen 2018, the first ever female only culinary event held at Grand Hyatt Guangzhou from December 7-9, dazzled the epicureans of Guangzhou with spectacular culinary masterpieces created by amazing ladies.
Year 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 hosted eight female chefs from six cities with a collective seven Hyatt properties, plus one TV celebrity chef. The event series featured two dinners, three lunches, six cooking classes, three afternoon tea and one very unique chef battle on December 9, when two teams went head to head in an extraordinary culinary extravaganza.
The epic Chef Battle Dinner on December 9, featured Lily Liu from Park Hyatt Hangzhou, Smita Grosse from Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Siriluck Lekkwan from Grand Hyatt Macau and Lucy Tang from Grand Hyatt Guangzhou, who battled the team composed of Jacqueline Qiu from YIGUO, Jane Luo from Grand Hyatt Shenzhen, Dana Lin from Park Hyatt Guangzhou and Elsa Lai from Hyatt Regency Hangzhou. All guests became judges and voted for the team they liked. After four rounds of competition on starter, soup, main course and dessert, Team A led by Jacqueline won the challenge with a tantalizing display of molecular gastronomy!
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 of this global Hyatt direction.
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.
Earlier this year, ISNS students continued a clothing drive that was initiated last year. The purpose of the initiative is to bring warmth to those less fortunate, especially during these cold winter months. Most recently, ISNS students were able to hear back from the organization that helped them to deliver the donated items. Hear from them in the Q&A below as they describe the purpose of the event, the reason for continuing the project and insights they learned along the way.
What were the dates for the clothing drive?
It was held from October 22- November 9.
What was the event?
ISNS and Dream in DaLiangShan 2018 Clothing Drive. It is an initiative that helps to bring warmth to those less fortunate with a specific focus on donating winter clothes for children in DaLiangShan.
Who was benefitting from this drive?
The clothing drive is benefitting children that attend the Maka Elementary school, in DaLiangShan, Sichuan Province.
How did you execute the clothing drive?
Before the clothing donation officially began, we approached Ms. Crossman about the initiative and our interest to continuing the project this year. With her permission and support, we created posters and drafted emails to spread the news around the school to get as much support as we could. We had two weeks where our school community could donate. During these two weeks, we spent much of our spare time during lunch and after school to sort, count, and organize the donated items. By the last day, we had ended up with twenty boxes of donated items. We were really excited about how many items of clothing were able to receive. We then coordinated with the postal office and had them shipped to Daliangshan. It took about two weeks to arrive. Upon delivery, the children received all our donations and we were very appreciative towards the principal for graciously sending us the photos of the students receiving their winter clothes.
Why did you pursue this initiative?
Through the organization “Dream in DaLiangShan”, we were made aware that there was a group of children in DaLiangShan, Sichuan Province that were not able to have proper winter clothes. With winter fast approaching and understanding that this was something we could help with, we decided we would be agents for good and organize this event to help them. This campaign is a very small act, but we feel that this will encourage others to do the same. See a need and fill it.
Any closing comments?
Because winter was fast approaching, we had a limited time to collect the donations. Taking into consideration the time to transport the items, we were concerned that we would not be able to receive enough donations for the children. But to our surprise from the very first day of the event there were lots of donations that came in; jackets, coats, toppings, pants, scarves, socks and so much more. Seeing the donations grow and grow, we are really touched and appreciative of the generosity of our community. The amount of donations had greatly exceeded our expectations. We would like to thank everyone that participated and donated to the clothing drive, including, “Dream in DaLiangShan”, our teachers, students, parents, the minivan driver, and postal workers. Thank you for all your contributions to this worthy cause!
At ISNS, we endeavor to help our students not only see the impact but be the impact.
Consistently in the top 10 things to do in most Hong Kong travel guides, this is truly a memorable experience. However unlike the main attractions this is far less busy. Maybe due to its location or maybe because some walking is involved, I’m really not sure. But I can assure you the trip here is worth it. The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is a wonderful addition to your Hong Kong itinerary . It was founded in the 1950’s and is not only just one monastery, but consists of 5 temples, 4 pavilions and 1 pagoda. The name is actually deceiving as there are over 14.000 buddhas here.
Tucked away, this is not the easiest place to find, but when you do you be instantly blown away by the sight. Lifelike golden Buddha’s, glittering in the sun, stretching as far as the eye can see. As you ascend the 430 steps you will be gazed upon by these looming figures. Quite a surreal experience. And a great selfie opportunity. Check out each Buddha, each one has a unique and different expression. Some jovial and some menacing. Choose your favourite! The statues become grander and more ornate as you climb and at the top is a wonderful temple where you can pay your respects. A magnificent view of downtown Hong Kong is provided too. A Perfect gift after a long climb. This is a very peaceful spot, and you can just while away some time here, wouldn’t even believe you are in a mega city like Hong Kong. At the top there are several temples you can look at, and a nice water feature that apparently brings good luck. Many female buddhas are also here in all their splendour. The main hall has more than 12,000 small golden buddha statues alone!
A giant towering pagoda also greets you at the top. All one can do is just gawk at it in awe. This pagoda is actually featured on the HKD 100.00 banknote and is an iconic landmark of this city! You can have the chance to climb the 9 floors and see the vista below you.You can sit and rest for a while, or snap some pictures. You can go down again, but this time using a different path. Fewer Buddha’s on this route but watch out for the monkeys. They will appear and try to steal your belongings so be careful! Or possibly just sit and watch you as you go by, who knows! Going down you will wind through a local community, with houses and daily life, a nice end to day.
How to get there
Sha Tin metro station exit B
Walk forward past the bus station and keep on the left hand side, heading towards the mall. Turn left at the mall and walk towards a giant cemetery (do not go in here) just to the right of that is a tiny little path. Enter here and you’ll see some gold statues, you know you’re in the right area then.
Takes 1-2 hours.
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Marco Polo Shenzhen is a five-star hotel with high customer loyalty, located in the heart of Futian district. Recently, the hotel announced that it has completed Room and Continental Club upgrade. In order to meet guests’ comfort and create the best business environment, hotel presents concept as “green sleep” to create high-quality room experience for guests. Now, it has been officially approached to market which is extremely convenient for travellers.
For the project, hotel remained the main structure unchanged, all-wave upgraded the carpet, wallpaper, wood veneer, furniture, television, power supply, air condition, door lock system and bathroom, etc. In order to reduce odours caused by decoration and wood production, more promoted the concept of environmental protection. All the materials selected from high protection level as E0. Used for environmental sticker to present a nice visual impression. Not only control the odours of decoration, but also no need to dismantle the wall. Therefore, the impact on in-house guest experience was reduced to the minimum. Besides, Door lock system was upgraded to keep more safe and convenient, but also more meet the international standard. In the meanwhile, the combination of Bluetooth speaker and alarm clock can strongly recognize respond to guests’ needs of technology and electronic products.
Marco Polo Shenzhen is the first international five-star hotel which is located in Futian CBD area. 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. As one of the signature Marco Polo hotel of Wharf Hotels Group, Marco Polo Shenzhen has always carried on the spirit of its brand culture, with full of bold and innovation to provide guests with hospitality & unique stay experience. No matter for a business trip or a short vacation, Marco Polo Shenzhen will be your first choice.
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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
Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together 33 brands with over 550 hotels in 77 countries. GHA uses a shared technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its member brands. GHA’s award-winning loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, provides 13 million members exclusive opportunities to immerse themselves in local cultures wherever they travel. For more information, visit discoveryloyalty.com.
The Dragon’s Back (Traditional Chinese: 龍脊) is a ridge in southeastern Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, between Wan Cham Shan and Shek O Peak. It lies within the Shek O Country Park. In 2004 the Dragon’s Back Trail was selected by TIME Asia as the best urban hiking trail. Dragons back is possibly the most well-known and well-travelled hike in HK. This is due to its easy terrain, convenient start and end point, it’s proximity to the beaches and of course it’s breath-taking views. I, along with 20+ others had the pleasure of hiking this trail in tandem with Discovery.
After meeting at Fan Ling, coffee in hand, we were on our way and soon arrived at the start point. I was instantly surprised by how busy this was compared to other trails I’ve been to in HK. But it was a sunny Sunday and the temperature was perfect, so I guess local people just thought why not?!The trail starts (and ends) very easily. It’s not difficult terrain and it’s quite casual to hike, even a beginner could do this I feel. After around 30 mins it was time for lunch. Vincent advised us to eat first and check out the views second. However, a few of us climbed the rocks to get some good photos and soak in the vista below. Much to our horror the lunch was almost gone. Lesson learned, next time have lunch first! It’s a funny story to tell at least and it didn’t really affect the day in anyway. After lunch came the bulk of the walk. Some stairs, some trail. All well-defined and easy to navigate, we soon began making great progress. The only problem was how slow some people are in front of us. Traffic jam on the mountain! Along the route there are numerous majestic photo opportunities and views of the vista below you. Beaches, oceans and even villas. The views are seared into my brain for all eternity. The top side of dragons back continue to give good views and good breeze from 360 degrees. However, as you descend the views disappear. With trees on both side of the trail, you cannot really see much and the 2nd half of the hike was a bit disappointing. The highlight being a refreshing stream to wash our faces and drink. Clean and healthy!After defeating the dragon, you end at Big Wave Bay. Still recovering from the devastation of the typhoon, this a popular haven for water sport fanatics with surfers and wind surfers out in force.
The beach was clean and spacious, the other beach goers not giving us a second look and just going about their business. My opinion is that Big Wave Bay is a bit boring if you don’t go in the water. I’ve never been a beach lover and I didn’t bring a swim suit, so I quickly got bored. With little to see here I was happy to move onto Shek O village Shek O is a sleepy seaside village that was quaint and charming. With pastel colour buildings such as pink and orange this gives it a unique style seldom found in mainland China. Also the set of a famous Romantic Movie (don’t ask me which one or if it’s good) this bring tourists here from all corners of HK. Shek O was a great way to end the trip. It has a superior beach than Big Wave Bay and we witnessed an awesome sunset and the sky was on fire almost. I also found myself a HK style milk tea which is a must for me every time I visit HK.Then it was back on the bus, on route we witnessed the Xmas lights on the buildings. Central HK was lit up like a mega Christmas tree. Nice way to end.
This was another well organised trip from Discovery. You get to see the great sights of HK nature without the headache of using metro and public busses. Vincent is a great guy and always ready with a smile on his face. Dragons Back is a must hike in HK, it’s considered the best ‘urban trail’ in the city. My advice would be to do the hike then head to Shek O beach, skip out Big Wave Bay completely, unless you are a big water sports fan.
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Joining hands with the renowned cartoon icon Ali the fox, JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao’an celebrates this year’s Christmas with this adorable friend to kick off the festive season. On Nov. 30, the guests witnessed the hotel’s spectacular Christmas tree lighting ceremony where the Christmas spirit just illuminated high up in the air. Guests now can enjoy the 5-metre high Ali the fox decoration and 9-metre high Christmas tree at the lobby of the hotel.
A special journey with Ali the Fox is also warmly crafted at JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao’an, where children can closely get touch with Ali and step into a fantastic fairy tale world. The family indulgence package offers Ali the fox theme room setting and breakfasts for two adults and 1 kid under 6 years old. They can additionally get two tickets to the FUNMAX-EXPO in the Uniwalk Shopping Mall and discover the wonderland of this tiny friend.
From October, the hotel specially offered Ali the fox themed afternoon tea and now the inspiring Christmas Dream Castle afternoon tea with Ali the fox is presented to all the holiday lovers. The seasonal nuts theme afternoon tea include Pine Nuts Tart, Hazelnut Cake, Pine Nuts Scone and a selection of Christmas desserts like Ginger Bread and Pudding. Sitting at the Lounge and enjoying the tasteful gourmet, guests will be fully indulged in the holiday warmth.
More Christmas spirit can be discovered at The Shenzhen Kitchen. A great place for families and friends to celebrate the holiday, guests can enjoy a festive feast at contemporary all-day dining restaurant and savor an array of fresh and delicious international cuisine from western to Asia. In addition, the grand prize complimentary stays at Marriott hotels and resorts will inspire as winners find new ideas for their holiday trip. Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet starts from RMB688* per person, Christmas Day Dinner Buffet is RMB588* per person.
Ali the Fox treatment with the hotel will continue to offer till March 15, 2019. From today to Dec. 31 2018, guests can enjoy Dream Castle Afternoon Tea with Ali the Fox at The Lounge at RMB388* per set for two persons, including 2 glasses of sparkling wine, western tea or coffee. Family indulgence package is also available from RMB1,300* or suites from RMB1,600*.
*Plus 15% service charge.
JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao’an is conveniently located in the heart of Shenzhen Bao’an District, just 15-minute drive from Shenzhen International Airport and Shenzhen Bay Port. It occupies a stunning modern landmark building and enjoys panoramic views of Qianhai Bay and the Pearl River Delta. Hotel dining options include the lobby Lounge and the cornucopia of gourmet dishes in a timeless yet contemporary all-day dining restaurant with outdoor terrace. The hotel offers a luxurious spa, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, Indoor heated and Outdoor Swimming Pools. Eight multi-function venues offer 2,600sqm of cutting-edge meeting and banquet space. The impressive 1,700sqm Grand Ballroom with advanced equipment featuring light-changing LED ceiling is unique venue for various kinds of social and business events.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Bruno Bohl as General Manager of the Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel. Mr. Bohl is a native Swiss, he has been pursuing professionalism in the hotel industry for more than 25 years across different countries such as China, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, the U.S. and various countries in Europe with strong operations background. He has held several management positions of renowned leading brands in the hospitality industry such as JW Marriott, Grand Hyatt, Wyndham Grand and Wanda.
In 2012, Mr. Bohl accepted his first assignment in China at the Wyndham Grand Hangzhou. During this time he displayed excellent leadership skills and was instrumental in assisting to establish the hotel as one of the leading hotels in the market. A new assignment with Wanda Hotels & Resorts followed, where he was promoted as General Manager at the Wanda Vista Quanzhou, Fujian in 2014. Prior to re-joining Marriott International, Mr. Bohl spent the last 6 years in China and he held further General Manager positions at Wanda Vista Lanzhou and Dongguan. During this tenure, he led the team to achieve outstanding performance and has been for two years consecutively recognized with “The best General Manager Award” by the Wanda Group.
He has completed MBA online studies with multiple world renowned hospitality management schools in order to be up to date with latest trends in the rapidly evolving industry. Being a veteran in the hotel industry, Mr. Bohl will be focusing on providing exceptional service deliveries to our valued guest, through continued innovation and new product development.
John Graham is well-known throughout not only Shenzhen but China for running White Collar Fight Night; an innovative new sporting and social event that allows CEOs, business executives, and other white-collar professionals to show off their boxing prowess while at the same time putting on a wildly entertaining show and raising money for local charities. Participants are given three months to train so that they can put their best foot forward on the night. For more info, check out the official White Collar Fight Night website.
John spoke with Shenzhen Party to give his opinion on the top fighters in Shenzhen. Each earned their place on this list for different reasons and impressed John in different ways.
Sander Kole from Invincible
First, I would put Sander Kole. Sander is a vlogger who came to me earlier this year with an interest in fighting in a WCFN event. I remember meeting him in 901 gym in Shekou for a boxing/sparring session. He was very stiff and uncoordinated. When it came time for sparring, he was running away and throwing wild punches.
I told him his best chance of getting in the ring was to join the Invincible team and get proper pro coach training. I saw his moments and videos of his training and could see he was getting serious and putting his heart into it.
I put him on the card for the July 7th WCFN event in SZ. I hadn’t seen him in the ring since that 901 session long back and his performance was the best out of anyone in the card. He was extremely confident with carefully timed punches and footwork.
Aleksandr from Boxing Manufacture
Next fighter on the list is Aleksandr. He is based out of Boxing Manufacture gym, where he is a trainer. It is one of Shenzhen’s boxing only gyms.
He is an upcoming pro trainer under Chen, a Chinese ex-pro who runs Boxing Manufacture gym. Aleksandr was a European champion and also a national champion in Ukraine. On August 4th this year, he won the WBC International Professional Competition in Yunnan.
On September 15th, he joined the WBC6 pro boxing championship in Zhengzhou and is scheduled for seven more fights in the coming eight months.
Chen Zi Jun from Shen Li Ren He
Next on my list is Chen Zi Jun, a Chinese kickboxing pro. When making this list, I spoke with a good friend of mine, Vaugne Anderson, who been in the fight business in China for many years and is the Marketing Director of Fight Bro gear. He introduced me to Chen Zi Jun.
While ranked as a kickboxer, Anderson said watching how Chen Zi Jun moves he would do exceptionally well in MMA as well. He fights out of Shen Li Ren He fight club and has had 8 fights with 5 wins and 3 losses.
Shark – Invincible
Next up we go back to the amateur community with Shark. Shark is a pilot and won his first amateur boxing fight in the WCFN ring in December 2017. After his fight, he was directly challenged by Oli Overhead who won his fight the same night. Whoever won would be 2-0 in the WCFN ring. In WCFN, if you win 3 fights in a row then we award you with the Golden WCFN belt.
At the July 7th WCFN Shenzhen event, Shark came in and put on a great show winning against Oli. What impressed me with Shark was his calm attitude and relatively relaxed nature, as well as being able to produce very hard power.
He’s very focused and takes his training seriously even though he’s not pro. It’s very motivating for other working professionals who want to take up a challenge.
Michelle Yu from Invincible
The last one for my list is Michelle Yu. Michelle, a happily married mother of two and fitness fanatic, she had her first amateur fight experience in December of 2017 at the WCFN008 event in the Sheraton ballroom. In attendance to watch her debut were over 80 fans, friends, and family.
Her opponent was Lillian, a fitness coach trainer and also a well-trained fighter. Michelle came out very strong and immediately showed stronger confidence by aggressively pushing forward with simple combos that connected well.
I believe due to her spirit and determination right from the beginning she was able to dominate the first round, which sealed the outcome of the fight. She has since become a great inspiration for aspiring female fighters to take up the challenge and get in the ring and push yourself to greatness.
I will end this article with those highlighted fighters for now, but I’m sure there are many more inspiring and talented male and female fighters in Shenzhen. After hearing feedback, I’ll write a second part to focus on those fighters not mentioned here.
I would like to encourage any and all to keep training, boxing, grappling, kickboxing, or even to try an MMA class. It’s great, empowering fitness that gives you confidence and gets you ready for any challenge that life can throw at you.
On 1st Dec, 2018, InterContinental Shenzhen invited the certified Santa Claus from America to celebrate with over 100 guests and media friends, lighting up the warm Christmas light and inaugurate a series of joyful celebrations for the Christmas season.
The lobby was fully adorned with red and green decorations, shining stars, Christmas trees and four lovely Nutcracker dolls. This annual ceremony started off with an unforgettable singing performance by the children choir from Nanshan International School and the elegant dance of the Crystal Ballet. Intercontinental Shenzhen showcased the very best of delicacies to its guests while Santa Claus was sending best wishes to all the attendees. Everybody had a wonderful time tasting the varieties of dishes and sipping good wine while taking part in interesting activities specially planned for the evening.
“For the last 48 weeks people have been busy thinking about business, economy, strategies, sales targets and work, but also about kids in school, good and bad relationships, difficulties in life and how to overcome and solve challenges, wars, disasters and political uncertainty… in short… often year-round routine, stress and tension. It’s Christmas again and it’s time to loosen up a bit, I wish you and your families a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!” said Mr. Arbenz, Director of Operations IHG® Hong Kong, Macau, Zhuhai & Huizhou and General Manager of Intercontinental Shenzhen, and he shared his own childhood Christmas story with everyone.
The Hotel also took the opportunity to launch the “Christmas season”. On December 24th and 25th, seven restaurants are going to offer luxurious Christmas food coming from France to Southeast Asia, from Brazil to Spain. Also, precious gifts will be prepared.
Santa Claus will travel around “the world” to celebrate Christmas with everyone. So, make a wish under the Christmas tree, drink with friends and relatives, and enjoy the relaxing and warm atmosphere.
An exhibition focusing on Guangdong’s development over the past 40 years since the reform and opening up is opened to the public at the Shenzhen Contemporary Art Hall in Futian District. Thousands of objects related to the reform and opening up, including photos, historical documents, as well as audio and visual items are on display at the exhibition. Visitors can see iconic items such as China’s first gravure printing machine from the 1990s and hair dryer accessories produced by the first manufacturing enterprise in Shenzhen after 1978. The business hours are between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. six days a week except Monday.
A painting of Gaodi Street in Guangzhou. Gaodi Street was designated the country’s first private garment wholesale market in October 1980.
Statues of people riding bicycles have been installed by a plaque that reads, “Time is Money. Efficiency is Life.”
InterContinental Shenzhen held its annual Thank You Party at the Galleon Salon Fiesta on the evening of November 24th. More than 120 corporate clients, media partners and the hotel management gathered together for a special “Captain’s adventures” theme night. All guests enjoyed a sumptuous feast that launched the annual party package of 7 restaurants and banquet venues.
The event kicked off with a piano solo of Pirates of the Caribbean inspired by the Columbus navigation era. This was followed by a speech from the Director of Operation South China IHG and General Manager of InterContinental Shenzhen Daniel Arbenz who thanked all the invitees for their presence: “Tonight is a token for us to show our appreciation to you towards your continued support throughout all these years. We look forward to continuing the conversation in the upcoming years.”
Following the “Captain” of InterContinental Shenzhen, guests embarked in a journey from Spain to Scotland and passing by Paris, and finally back to the “City of innovation” Shenzhen. This appreciation party was filled with wonderful entertainment, global tea break and lots of lucky draws.
Global Tea Break
Solo of Pirates of the Caribbean
Hip Hop Show
InterContinental Shenzhen, as a unique Spanish inspired chic urban resort hotel offers some of the most dramatic event venues in Shenzhen. Galleon offers a range of venues for meetings, conferences and social events that adapt perfectly to your goals. Unique meeting experience, solicitous and warmhearted service, assisting you to organize the activity effortlessly and comfortably to experience and adventure the charm of hotel theme and Shenzhen City. At end of this year, when your annual party needs top-quality at attractive places, Galleon and our 7 restaurants will make your events dreams become a reality.
Mercado buffet restaurant
InterContinental Shenzhen is committed to create more memorable exclusive memories for guests to live the InterContinental life.
Experience a fusion of cultures at this chic urban resort hotel in Shenzhen, offering comprehensive convenience to business, meeting & convention and leisure travelers in the center of Shenzhen’s Overseas Chinese Town and easy access to airport, Hong Kong & Macao ferry terminal, Hi-tech and financial center. A blend of modern design and Spanish inspired elegance echoes international comfort, traditions and dramatic history combined with warm and memorable services. The hotel’s large and diverse banquet & meeting facilities combined with an extensive choice of restaurants & bars make every event a unique and fascinating experience.
The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan held the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, which marks the long-awaited beginning of the wonderful Christmas season of 2018. On the day of the event, more than 30 guests from all sections of the community gathered in the lobby, filled with joy and warmth of the festival times together.
The well-known BODYJAM instructor Miss Lilica from lululemon Shenzhen presented a wonderful performance. Miss Lilica demonstrated the BODYJAM along with radiance and vitality, which brought a delirious crowd to for all guests to make sure that they can move well. A Hotel choir performed a variety of Christmas songs and won the audiences’ consistent high praise and applause.
Christmas is the most magical time of year and once again at The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan it promises to be anything but just another occasion. The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan’s sophisticated dining and entertainment destinations continue to take Shenzhen dining to new heights and attract a high-flying social scene. Seasonal Tastes the magic of the season, the bustling The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan warmly welcomes you with comfort and ever-lasting excellence of service. Prepare to be enchanted once again and let your expectations culminate on a high note with glitz and glamour…
Christmas Dinner Buffet
22th to 25th December, 6:00pm to 22:00pm
With an elegant festival atmosphere and personalized service, Seasonal Tastes invites you to explore the best local and international dishes including an extravagant seafood station consisting of Alaska King Crab, Boston Lobster, Gillardeau Oyster; seasonal appetizers with signature pressed duck terrine with foie gras; choices of salad, soup, bread, entrées, as well as Roasted Christmas Turkey with traditional stuffing and assorted desserts from China, Asia, France, Italy and America. Lucky draw includes such prizes as an iPad, deluxe room vouchers and much more.
Date: 22th-24th Nov,2018
RMB 888 Net/ per person
RMB 488 Net / per child
Monday, 24th-December/ Tuesday, 25th December
Enjoy Christmas Eve Dinner at award-winning Grange Grill. Our Master Chef brings our guests an innovative menu infused with the traditional festival flavors of French and a unique taste influenced by advanced cooking techniques, healthy ingredients and unique spices.
The rich six- course meal with freshest top and assorted ingredients will ensure guests a special feast. The Christmas enjoyment of vision and gustation comes in the form of Siberian sturgeon caviar, Luxury seafood tower Served with assorted seafood, sous-vide Atlantic cod fish, Charcoal-grilled Australia full-blood Mayura m9 striploin and more.
Date: 24th-25th Nov, 2018
Price: RMB 1688++/ person
*Above price is subject a 10% service charge and 6% VAT on the total.
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Place Address: 9028-2 Shennan Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518053
This exceptional festival, under the sign of conviviality, has mingled pleasantly wine tasting, dinner-spectacle, fashion show, beautiful live music and of course, the discovery of Beaujolais Nouveau 2018. Assembled around the tables, many enterprises, international firms and SMEs joined in these 2 events in South China which remained a great opportunity for both Chinese and French communities to represent their industry and exchange efficiently.
Very thankful to our support partners as Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, Georges Duboeuf, Shangri-La Hotel Shenzhen, Peugeot Saveurs, Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs, Wine Magazine, Alliance Francaise Canton, EDF, Gac-Sofinco Auto Finance, iBorn Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Live Group, ISD Group, Olmix Group, Weber Saint Gobain, Slow Life, BOLLORE Logistic, Creative Capital, ESMOD Guangzhou, CYTS, Forsee Power, Kraemer, Parishine-Boway, People&Kids, Residence G, 21 cake, Singlelife DS, SKEMA, Accor hotels, COCINA, Confee, ECHO, FB Solution, Fuel, HarMoniCare, JunZeJun Law Offices, La Medina, Le MERIDIEN, Creperie chez Maggy, New Row, Perma, Peugeot Open Europe, PLS Group, le Sainte MAXIME, Vista, Wilber’s Restaurant, as well as our media partners and volunteers.
And great thanks to all the participants. This Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 was really successful in Guangzhou and in Shenzhen.
Hilton Shenzhen Futian held Christmas TreeLighting Ceremony on 28 November, 2018. The wonderful Christmas season is beginning. Hotel lobby and Mr. Wong are decorated with traditional Christmas elements and some fashion trend, gingerbread house and the open fashion show, just like the Christmas fashion brand launch. Hotel clients, media and in house guests are getting together to witness Christmas tree lighting, with orchestral from Green Oasis School. Hotel chef also prepared exquisite snacks, mulled wine and 2.5 meter-Christmas tree cake with different tastes and totally 521 pieces which means I LOVE U in Chinese homophonic. Moreover, Hilton Shenzhen Futian works with Manco and MY TENO including its special brands KODICE and LA DANUM, showing the beauty of women’s confidence, fashion and nobleness through the attention of different ages, which also highlights the core value of ‘people-oriented’ and opens up a new experience at the top of fashion. The first 100 booking would enjoy an extra benefit with one ticket of Langlang master music class on 18 December at Grand Ballroom for Christmas Eve Dinner before 24 December, 2018. 35000 Hilton Honor points could also exchange to the music class, which also include welcome champagne and amenities; Cocktail drinks at Mr.Wong bar; Themed afternoon tea at the lobby lounge; Two night stay in Executive Premier Room for two people at Hilton Shenzhen Futian, including breakfast in the executive lounge; Limousine service to/from Shenzhen Bao’An Airport via http://www.hilton.com.cn/auction/detail.html?name=0&value=%E7%8B%AC%E5%AE%B6%E9%83%8E%E6%9C%97%E5%A4%A7%E5%B8%88%E7%8F%AD&from=timeline&isappinstalled=0
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Hilton Shenzhen Futian is located at Great China International Finance Center on Shennan Road. For reservations, please call the hotel directly at +86 755 21308888 or visit the hotel’s website at shenzhenfutian.hilton.com. Media can access additional information on Hilton Shenzhen Futian at news.hilton.com/shenzhenfutian.
Mercury drops. Our pace turns cheerful and light. These are signs that another heart-warming Christmas is just around the corner. This year, Father Christmas once again will travel in his sleigh to locations with or without snow to turn children’s dreams into reality. Between 1 December and 27 December, Palm Court at The Langham, Shenzhen invites you to join the hotel to create Christmas surprises for 24 children with congenital heart diseases. While enjoying exquisite Christmas desserts, scented coffee and teas, and special Christmas drinks, you can also play a role in making the dreams of a child come true.
Melodic music, aromatic mulled wine, fresh green Christmas trees, and tender shadows cast by the warm afternoon sun are well-known features of Shenzhen’s afternoon tea spot, Palm Court. During Christmas, the hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef Francesco Mannino is ready to turn this location all the more special, making by hand a dazzling array of adorable and much-loved Christmas desserts in either classical, green and red variations. Such desserts include blackcurrant chestnut tartlet with “Rudolph antlers”, a lovely “Christmas tree” loaded with sweet tropical fruits on the top of a black forest cake, and a white chocolate “snowflake” fallen with sweet wishes, all of which carry special meanings for Christmas. In addition, Palm Court will provide special Christmas mulled wine and eggnog, as well as an array of carefully-selected Wedgwood teas, filling this Christmas with sweet happiness.
In addition to savouring delicacies, Christmas is also a time to give warmth and love. Since its opening, The Langham, Shenzhen has been striving to provide attentive care in order to help underprivileged children grow up healthily. This season, the hotel will join hands with Shenzhen Handpicked Love Foundation again since last year in helping children with congenital heart diseases get their wishes. The 24 children come from disadvantaged areas in Hainan, Hunan, Guangxi and Guangdong provinces and they were given a chance to provide their desired present for this Christmas. With innocent hearts come simple wishes. It turned out that ordinary, useful gifts such as a new schoolbag, a new down coat, or just a doll or toy, are already enough to make these Christmas wishes come true. To grant them their wishes, you simply need to inform our staff of your participation and the hotel will share half of the cost with you. This seemingly small act can make a big difference in a child’s life.
Christmas is a very magical time of year that brings people both happiness and contentment. Let’s give and contribute. Join us in delivering kindness and promoting charity this holiday season.
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As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of 20 distinctive hotels under the Langham Hotels and Resorts, Cordis and Eaton brands with more than 30 projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation from Asia, Europe and North America to the Middle East. The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. For 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties. For more information, please access the website at www.langhamhospitalitygroup.com
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Abstract: since its opening in May this year, the Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’an has been recognized by the market and won two awards.
The 15th China Hotel ‘Golden Pillow’ award ceremony, hosted by China’s top financial media, 21st Century Business Herald, concluded in Shanghai on September 14, 2018. This is China’s and Asia’s most high-profile large hotel industry selection event and is awarded through expert judges, mystery man, the hotel experience index (HEI) and network voting for the review links. In this year’s major awards final, Banyan Tree Shanghai, Ritz-Carlton Shenzhen and Rosewood Beijing etc. were in the rank list with Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’an winning “2018 Best New Opening Hotel for the South China” award.
Coincidentally, on October 29, 2018 the Travel City best travel award ceremony hosted by Travel City magazine, an authoritative media of the tourism industry, kicked off in Shanghai. This award ceremony after nearly a year of planning and preparation, focused on the objective, professional, authoritative, fair perspective, the elite of the tourism industry. with Peninsula Shanghai, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai, Fairmont Peace Hotel and other famous hotels winning awards and with Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’an again winning the annual “Business Hotel Of The Year” award.
Why does the Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’an, which opened in May this year, quickly gain market recognition and win the favor of various awards, becoming the award-winning “professional”? Is it by chance or certainty?
As a subsidiary of Marriott group, one of the worlds most well-known international hotel management companies, Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’an aims to create a “Home On The Road” for customers with the spirit of wholeheartness, and addresses comprehensively answers to questions from both dimensions of hardware & software.
Hardware: Perfect Facilities, make Chance become Certainty.
For customers, convenience and comfort are prerequisite of living in a hotel. Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’ knows this very well and pays great attention to the hotel’s hardware & software management, and has built a complete set of facilities to accomodate this.
Located in the booming “Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macao Greater Bay Economic Zone”, the hotel is well-located, within a 20 minute drive from Shenzhen Bao’an international airport, a 40 minute drive to Shenzhen North station, and a 15 minute drive to Guangming High-Speed Railway Station. In particular, the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Railway was officially opened on September 22 and has become more convenient way to travel to Hong Kong from the Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’an via Shenzhen Liantou. It takes less than one hour to reach Hong Kong West Kowloon Station in 39 minutes from the bright express railway station.
As a core element of the large shopping center — Dongfang Park of Liantou, gives guests living in the hotel convenient access to services provided by well-known commercial enterprises such as Wal-Mart Supermarkets and the national chain of cinema flagship “Baixian Cinemas” by foot. At the same time, the hotel is only 20 minutes drive away from the “web celebrity” scenic spots in Shenzhen such as Fenghuang Mountain National Forest Park, HaishangTianyuan Resort and Shenzhen Karting Speedway, so that the guests can enjoy themselves and relax.
Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’an also features a total meeting space of 755 square metres, comprised of a 432 square meter ballroom and five fully-equipped function rooms. The ballroom, with state-of-the-art audio and visual facilities, is ideal for any functions ranging from wedding banquets to business conferences and corporate events.
The hotel’s 257 guestrooms are located between levels 20 and 29 within an upscale, modern commercial building in Songgang. All rooms are designed in a modern aesthetic way and feature flexible areas for work and relaxation, as well as a full array of amenities including free Wi-Fi and a flat screen HDTV to keep guests connected, the hotel has a wealth of dining options for guests to choose from. The all-day dining restaurant, Pavilion, offers a diverse array of local and international culinary delights within a stylish environment. The Lobby Lounge is a versatile venue for informal gatherings, casual business meetings, or simply an area to relax and unwind after a busy day which evolves from a café and patisserie culminating in an afternoon tea experience during the day, to a vibrant bar offering creative cocktails and snacks in the evening. The Executive Lounge is an exclusive lounge for elite members of the Marriott Rewards Loyalty Program. At the same time, the hotel also provides 24 hours of personal services such as fitness, dry cleaning and ironing, in an effort to make the occasional check-in of each guest a necessity of the next stay.
Software: Warm-hearted care makes it more inevitable
It is well known that the software of Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’an is the core competitiveness of the hotel, which can improve the degree of connection with guests. Therefore, the hotel attaches great importance to the needs of guests and strives to improve it’s software strength.
The hotel takes care of every employee’s thoughts. Here, smiling service is just a basic standard. Every employee is always concerned about every guest. The hotel provides shuttle service for business teams and luggage storage service for long staying guests.Executive lounge waiters can even remember the names of every guest, sometimes long staying guests who have not enjoyed happy hour at the Executive Lounge for a while will be surprised to hear the waiters call to call then by name. Considering the busy work schedule of business travelers during the day, the hotel meticulously provides the guests with night bed services. Before night falls, the hotel sends a special person to turn on the night light in the room, lift one corner of the quilt, put away the slippers, and put the floor mat in the bed and shower room to assist the guests to get a good nights rest. The hotel also hosts guest events from time to time, featuring bands, interactive games and food appreciation in order to get to know the guests better. These heartwarming service details make many guests feel that they have found the home of away from home. and from then on started the inevitable appointment with the Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’an.
At the same time, you can join Marriott membership activities, with the Marriott rewards, the Ritz-Carlton rewards and SPG members of the Loyalty Program. Since August 18, 2018 three Loyalty Programs have integrated into one. You can enjoy referral points from the hotel, airline, cruise trips, car rental services, such as multiple gifts, was welcomed by the majority of the guests.
The Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’an has become the winner of all honors and awards through its excellent service ability and precise matching of the guests needs in order to create a “Home on the Road” for guests. This comes from the industry, society and the wide range of guests’ “preference”, is not accidental, but inevitable. In the future, Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’an will continue to take more important steps on the road of development to bring more guests a comfortable stay. experience and pleasant living.
TTbespoke 瑭誉定制 was founded by Tom Tang. Tom majored in costume design and perfected his craft by serving apprenticeships under several masters of clothing in China and through working for Michael Andrews Bespoke, one of New York’s most renowned custom tailor shops. Having worked in the men’s custom wear industry for more than a decade, Tom has gathered a wealth of experience in clothes matching and shape adjusting. In 2015, he opened his first workshop in the Nanshan district of Shenzhen.
To date, Tom has served more than one thousand clients, including celebrities such as CETV presenter Wong Hangrong, Jiangsu TV presenter Peng Yu, Mandopop singer Joker Xue Zhiqian, and movie stars Lin Yongjian and Li Youbin.
TTbespoke offers all aspects of gentlemen’s wear, providing the complete tailoring experience. Tom uses only the finest materials from the top names in fabric from Italy and England to make completely handmade suits, shirts, and shoes.
What distinguishes TTbespoke from other tailors is how Tom respects and follows the traditions of suit making while also incorporating the latest technological advances in tailoring.
Tom is completely involved in the making of every suit, every step of the way. From helping to select the right fabric to making recommendations during the fitting, he ensures that every client finds their own style.
Now the real experience begins as you move through the world wearing a one-of-a-kind garment made just for you.
Begin your journey by selecting the perfect fabric from thousands of colors and patterns. Personalize each piece with design elements such as lapels and vibrant linings, for a truly custom creation.
We take over 30 measurements, checking everything from body circumferences to shoulder slope, posture, and arm position. Using this information, we draft your bespoke pattern – the blueprint from which your garments will be cut.
Next, we fit you in a test garment made from this pattern. This trial fitting ensures that the pattern contours precisely to your silhouette.
Once your pattern is perfected, your garments will be hand-cut and brought to life by a master tailor using the finest old-world craftsmanship.
When your garments are finished, we’ll perform a final fitting to ensure every detail meets your expectations. Any further adjustments will be completed in 10 days.
Now the real experience begins as you move through the world wearing a one-of-a-kind garment made just for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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 www.langhamhospitalitygroup.com.