Make-Up Afternoon Tea at the Wyndham Grand

The Wyndham Grand is a prestigious hotel in the heart of Shenzhen, which has an established reputation for innovation and quality. Located in Futian Central Business District (CBD) and right next to Gangxia metro station on line 1, the Wyndham Grand is ideally situated near the Shenzhen International Convention and Exhibition Centre. It provides a relaxed business environment just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Shenzhen city.

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To celebrate the arrival of the warmer weather, the Wyndham Grand’s very own pastry chef has created an exquisite and exclusive afternoon tea. Designed especially with the ladies in mind, the Make-Up Afternoon Tea is ideal for sharing with that special someone – whether they are your significant other, your first date or your best friend.

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The presentation alone is enough to take your breath away. A large ebony make-up box, complete with a mirror and three layers of drawers, is the centrepiece of the set. This is complimented by an eye shadow set, face powder and bronzer – all of which are not only edible but delicious! To complete the afternoon tea is your choice of coffee, the monthly special sakura drink or unlimited black or green tea. Fresh flowers decorate the ‘make-up’, all of which is handmade in the Wyndham Grand’s kitchen.

If you prefer to start with something savoury try one of the four pieces of fresh sushi from the bottom drawer of the set, made with imported tuna, Norwegian salmon and red and green crab roe. For those of us with a sweet tooth the decision of where to start is almost impossible. Made with such delicacy and precision, it all looks too good to eat. Fresh seasonal fruit accompanies the sushi in the bottom drawer, while the middle drawer contains two mini fruit scones and two mango mousses in the shape of pretty pigs to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Pig. The top drawer is filled with French-style macarons in five different flavours: chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, matcha and mango.

The key feature of the presentation is undoubtedly the top section of the box: two ‘lipsticks’ made of strawberry chocolate, which even twist up and down like real lipstick; a pot of ‘bronzer’ tiramisu dessert decorated with a fresh flower; a bowl of homemade traditional Chinese sweet herbal drink with rose petals; and a high-heeled shoe made of strawberry chocolate and filled with fresh blueberries and strawberries. On the side, the ‘face powder’ is a delightful cheesecake and the ‘eye shadow’ is actually different flavoured chocolate – white, dark, strawberry and lemon; even the eye shadow brush is made of chocolate! Finally an ornate teapot with matching cups completes the Make-Up Afternoon Tea.

Part of the attraction – alongside the 235 well-appointed rooms – is the excellent selection of dining options available without even stepping foot outside the hotel. The Grand Kitchen on the third floor has an excellent buffet of Chinese and Western foods, whilst Nadagogo Japanese restaurant, also on the third floor, is the latest addition to the Wyndham Grand’s dining experiences and has already become extremely popular.  A more local taste can be found at the Grand Wok restaurant on the fifth floor, which features the best of Cantonese and Chaozhou cuisines. For an entirely different setting, the Vintage Lobby Lounge is your first port of call. Situated on the first floor, it is the only hotel lobby lounge in Shenzhen to have an outdoor garden and thus makes the ideal venue to take full advantage of the beautiful spring weather.

Such a special treat as the Make-Up Afternoon Tea needs to be ordered at least one day in advance as each item is made fresh daily by the Wyndham Grand’s pastry chef. At the amazing price of RMB268++ for two people, make sure you reserve your place for the limited time it is available – from 1st April until 30th June 2019.

Address: Wyndham Grand Hotel, 2009 Caitian Road, Futian, Shenzhen

深圳温德姆至尊酒店,中国广东省深圳市福田区彩田路2009 

Tel: +86 755 8299 8888

The Langham, Shenzhen Presents “Love to Give” Christmas Charity Afternoon Tea

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 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, dark green and dark red variations. Such desserts include blackcurrant chestnut tartlet with “Rudolph antlers”, a lovely “Christmas tree” loaded with sweet tropical fruits and fragrant pistachios cake, and Chocolate and long pepper éclair decorated with a fallen “snowflake”, 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 in helping children with congenital heart diseases get their wishes. Many of these children come from disadvantaged areas in Xinjiang, Hainan, Hunan and Jiangxi 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.

Hotel Information:
The Langham, Shenzhen 深圳东海朗廷酒店
Place Address: The Langham, 7888 Shennan Boulevard, Futian District, Shenzhen
深圳市福田区深南大道7888号
Phone: +86 (755) 8828 9888