on 3rd September 2011 | No Comments »
Among the hundreds of lots on offer at Christie’s September wine auction in Hong Kong, there’s one in particular that will appeal to more than just wine lovers.
The winning bid for Lot No. 519 will receive a lunch date with Scarlett Johansson and six bottles of 100-year-old Moët et Chandon champagne packed in a special Louis Vuitton leather chest.
The lot is estimated to be worth 380,000 to 500,000 Hong Kong dollars (US$48,700 to $64,100). The proceeds of the sale will go to the Nature Conservancy in China.
on 31st August 2011 | No Comments »
Hong Kong’s flag-carrier Cathay Pacific is to become the latest airline to include premium economy seating.
The carrier will begin rolling out premium economy cabins next year between Hong Kong and Sydney, Singapore, Toronto and Shanghai.
Further destinations are expected to follow throughout 2012 reported Australian Business Traveller
A gourmet ice cream boutique in Hong Kong drew curious crowds with adventurous palates at a food expo last week for its lobster and foie gras flavored desserts.
Arron Liu’s Ice Cream Gallery was a crowd favorite at this year’s edition of the Hong Kong Food Expo for audacious ice cream flavors that aim to elevate “fine ice cream” to fine dining.
Since 1994, Liu has developed more than 600 ice cream flavors, some of which are inspired by French haute cuisine — like the foie gras and salmon varieties.
The shopping landscape in Hong Kong is about to be expanded once again with news that luxury brand Burberry plans to open its Asian flagship store in the city.
Burberry will take up residence over two floors and 21,000 square (1950 sq m) feet of space and that the new store will open in the second half of 2012.
It will be the British retail giant’s largest store in the region and the second largest in the world, behind its 57th Street, New York outlet which spans 24,000 square feet.
on 27th July 2011 | No Comments »
Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) have designed the highest spa in the world on the 116th and 118th floors of the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong.
Featuring nine deluxe treatment rooms and two couples’ suites, every treatment room offers floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views.
The Ritz-Carlton spa by ESPA is more that 1,000 feet above the frenetic streets of Hong Kong.
Prada hits the Hong Kong bourse on Friday, but the luxury brand may see its share price sag thanks to choppy global conditions.
Concerns that Prada’s stock is overpriced, and a tax hurdle that could shrink investors’ profit, may also dampen enthusiasm for the Italian company.
Prada last week reportedly sold 423.2 million shares at HK$39.50 ($5), raising a less-than-expected $2.14 billion.