Cathay Pacific is to introduce meals from some of Hong Kong’s top restaurants on board its flights.
Although airlines regularly draft in celebrity chefs to create in-flight menus, recreating cuisine served at ground level is a trickier business not least because of the logistics of preparing food in an aircraft galley and the different way it tastes at 35,000 feet.
But bravely, Cathay Pacific has decided to give it a shot, promising to put a selection of dishes from the restaurant menus of luxury chain Swire Hotels on some of its planes departing Hong Kong between November 1 and January 31 2012.
on 19th October 2011 | 1 Comment »
For a city that prides itself on being one of the world’s great shopping destinations, 2011 has been a stellar year for Hong Kong.
Major brands such as Apple and Hogan have already created much fanfare with the opening of flagship and a concept store here, respectively.
And the shopping landscape was extended further Tuesday as the Harvey Nichols brand welcomed shoppers into its 83,000-square-foot (7710 sq m] flagship in the city’s Pacific Place mall, set in the Admiralty district.
on 25th September 2011 | No Comments »
Byron Yiu has made his fortune by turning traditional shopping habits around and re-selling rich women’s luxury handbags in Hong Kong.
Yiu’s Milan Station retail chain buys trendy bags — luxury tote or shoulder bags to evening clutch – from the ladies who lunch in Hong Kong’s upscale neighbourhoods.
Locally known as “tai tais”, the small and often thrifty demographic, rarely seen without Prada, Chanel or Gucci on their arm, provides the retailer with a steady flow of bags which are later authenticated by Yiu’s team.
on 21st September 2011 | No Comments »
Top-end travel guide brand Luxe has announced the launch of a mini-guidebook series in a bid to broaden its appeal in the competitive market.
Little Luxe are designed as short travel guides for “families on the go,” focusing on major cities and the family-friendly experiences they offer.
The first guides will focus on Asia, Luxe said, with Little Luxe Hong Kong already available and Little Luxe Singapore to follow in November 2011.
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on 10th September 2011 | 1 Comment »
W Hong Kong continues to WOW the town this summer by the launch of its poolside bar Wet Deck on the 76th floor.
With the phenomenal views and sophisticated gourmet palate, Wet Deck refines the art of delights in this bustling city and depicts an explosion of fantasy.
Located on the 76th floor, WET DECK is the highest outdoor poolside bar in Hong Kong, being 211 metres (692 feet) above the sea level.
A 300-bottle collection of Chateau Lafite Rothschild has sold for almost $540,000 in Hong Kong, setting a world record price for a single wine lot auctioned this year.
The collection spanning 1981 to 2005 was knocked down for HK$4.2 million ($539,250) at Christie’s two-day Autumn wine sale.
The record price, below a HK$4.5 million pre-sale estimate, was “the highest value lot achieved at any wine auction worldwide this year,” Christie’s said.