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Aman Tokyo’s Spooky Afternoon Tea returns for Halloween

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Aman Tokyo has again launched its annual Halloween Afternoon Tea in The Lounge. The savouries and sweets include ghost shaped macaroons, bat and witches hat cookies, spider web candy and a chocolate “bomb” with a surprise inside.

Available from now until October 31st 2019, 11.30am – 5pm.

¥4,600 (plus consumption tax and service charge)

For reservations call +81-3-5224-3339 or click here to reserve a table online

First Look at the New Look Raffles Singapore

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Raffles Hotel Singapore

Raffles hotel in Singapore has today reopened following a two and a half year, multi million dollar refurbishment. Here’s what to expect from the revamp by interior designer Champalimaud and architect Aedas.

The grand lobby has a fresher feel and a new, stunning take on a chandelier. Afternoon tea will now be served here rather than being side lined to the Tiffin Room (more on which later). The heavy wooden reception desk with pigeon holes behind has been replaced by a more inviting desk and chairs, more in keeping with luxury 21st century hotels.

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Grand Lobby at Raffles Hotel Singapore

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Reception at Raffles Hotel Singapore

 

Off the lobby, the Grill restaurant has been replaced by a new venture from chef Anne-Sophie Pic whose restaurant in France holds three Michelin stars.

The room is almost unrecognisable from the former Grill with softer tones and furnishings though the white columns and French windows overlooking the Palm Court remain.

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La Dame de Pic at Raffles hotel Singapore

It’s also gratifying to see that the alcove tables in the restaurant still in situ, albeit with a more modern edge. Statement lighting abounds here too.

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La Dame de Pic at Raffles Hotel Singapore

On the other side of the lobby the Tiffin Room, serving Northern Indian cuisine, has re opened. This too has been given a transformation with the addition of open shelving displaying tiffin boxes (naturally) and Chinese porcelain and again, statement light fittings. The new furniture with a nod to colonial style (dark wood and rattan) is said to be inspired by the hotel’s archives.

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Tiffin Room at Raffles Hotel Singapore

Elsewhere in the hotel, a new Alain Ducasse restaurant in the Bar and Billiard room and Yì by Jeremy Leung are due to open in September.

All the suites have been restored and look lighter while retaining a heritage feel. The separate parlour room has been retained in the Stateroom, Promenade, Courtyard, Palm Court and Personality suites – a good choice since it’s so synonymous with guest rooms at Raffles.

Updated technology and bathrooms also figure with Peranakan inspired tiles in the latter – in homage to the Chinese Malay settlers in Singapore.

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Courtyard Suite at Raffles Hotel Singapore

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Courtyard Suite Parlour at Raffles Hotel Singapore

To celebrate the opening Raffles is offering two special rate packages:

Opening Package
From now till 31 October 2019 guests may upgrade their stay for S$120 plus taxes
per night including additional privileges of daily breakfast for two either in their suite, on the verandahs poolside or at Tiffin Room. They will also receive a $100 daily
credit for spending at the Raffles Spa or at one of the restaurants. A commemorative Raffles heritage souvenir and guaranteed late checkout until 3.00pm is also included.
Staycation Package
Available to residents of Singapore, this staycation offers a 50% reduction
on an adjourning suite for families to stay together. The package includes daily semi
buffet breakfast for two adults at Tiffin Room, where children can dine for free (for
two children aged 12 and under), S$50 Raffles Spa Credit per adult per stay, Raffles Children Customised Programme, Complimentary souvenir for children from the Raffles Boutique, guaranteed late check out till 3pm, early check in at noon, subject to availability, 10% off Raffles merchandise at the Raffles Boutique. Adjourning suites are subjected to availability of interconnecting suites.
More details on offers are available at www.rafflessingapore.com and enquiries
or reservations can be made via singapore@raffles.com

Still Time for Tiffany Tea at The Pen

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Good news for afternoon tea lovers: The Peninsula Hong Kong has extended its popular Tiffany & Co inspired tea until the end of this month.

The New York Spirit afternoon tea includes cupcakes in Tiffany blue and white, New York cheesecake with blueberries and cream and Tiffany & Co boxes in cake form: vanilla mousse, strawberry marmalade and almond joconde sponge.

The New York Spirit Afternoon Tea set is available at The Lobby, The Peninsula Hong Kong, until 31 August 2016.

http://hongkong.peninsula.com/en/special-offers/tiffany-afternoon-tea

Tea with Tiffany at The Pen

Throughout June The Peninsula hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing are celebrating some of the prestigious brands in their exclusive shopping arcades with a Legendary Artisans programme.

Chanel opened its first international store at The Peninsula Hong Kong while Tiffany & Co, Harry Winston, Graff, Louis Vuitton and Davidoff opened their first Asian flagships there.

The programme includes showcases by Chanel and Graff as well as Ralph Lauren at the three hotels and a Tiffany & Co tea at The Peninsula hotels Hong Kong and Beijing with a Harry Winston themed tea at The Pen Shanghai.

 

There are also Legendary Artisans packages including airport transfers, afternoon tea and discounts, available at all three hotels. See http://www.peninsula.com for more details.

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Rolls Royce transfers at The Peninsula

Gateway hotel & Forevermark diamonds Put a Ring on It

Forever Kiss afternoon tea at the Gateway hotel, Hong Kong

Forever Kiss afternoon tea at the Gateway hotel, Hong Kong

Wowee – look at this tea! The Gateway hotel in Hong Kong has Put a Ring on It – its afternoon tea that is. In celebration of jeweller Chow Sang Sang’s new Forever Kiss collection featuring Forevermark diamonds the hotel’s Three On Canton chefs have created a show stopping Forever Kiss High Tea.

The tea includes suitably luxurious lobster croissants, wild mushroom and truffle oil rolls and foie gras with mango jelly all displayed on a fabulous diamond ring shaped stand.

Available until December 10th 2015 at HK$488 (plus service charge) for two people.
All the Single Ladies will be hoping for an invite from their boyfriends, Chopstix predicts.

http://www.marcopolohotels.com

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