New kids on the block
Chipstead, Taj Coromandel Chennai
Coromandel brings you Chipstead, the new stylish and contemporary bar located
off the lobby.
A design team lead by renowned architect and designer Chandu Chadha from Hong
Kong, conceived the look and feel of the bar to give it that classic yet contemporary
look. Chipstead features a stunning range of classic malts, wines, a large selection
of white spirits and rare & old whiskies namely the Ladyburn and Girvan.
Also on offer are Absinthe, Armand de Brignac Gold Champagne, Rose Champagne
and collection of rare liquor like the Vintage vodkas - Kauffman Vodka Special
Vintage 2003 and the Kauffman Inauguration Blend.
Mixologist Jiri Majerik, an expert on the art of cocktail making, has put together
a comprehensive list of unimaginable and innovative cocktails. The Bar Snacks
include elements of Oriental Asian finger food and Western style Tapas namely
Indonesian lamb skewers, butter garlic lemon grass tossed prawn tails, Crisp
konchin baby corn and mushroom in sweet chili dip, crisp garden vegetables "pepper
salt", pearls of creamed corn cake peanut dip, Pumpkin, spinach and gorgonzola
tart with shallot confit, Cajun dusted tofu with Soya and ginger, sage and spinach
fritters to name a few and the exotic caviar. Uber trendy glassware from Urban
Bar - famed crystal glass makers in the world, designer barware, crockery and
cutlery gives the bar an edgy and stylish appeal.
ToTT's and Roof Terrace, The Excelsior Hong Kong
brand new outdoor roof terrace offering alfresco wining and dining is now open
with exhilarating views of Victoria Harbour and the stunning city skyline. The
extension coincides with a renaming of The Excelsior's roof top restaurant and
bar to ToTT's and Roof Terrace. ToTT's and Roof Terrace on the 34th floor takes
alfresco wining and dining to new heights. Entering through a red glass door,
guests will have breathtaking views of the harbour overlooking Hong Kong's skyscrapers
through a newly constructed glass parapet, complemented by wooden-decking, rich
violet and gold mosaics, accentuated by LED and optical fibre lighting.
Situated in the heart of Causeway Bay, the very centre of shopping on Hong Kong
Island, The Excelsior is only a five-minute drive to the city's central business
district and 40 minutes by MTR to Hong Kong International Airport. The hotel
features four exclusive executive floors with private lounge, a fully equipped
Business Centre, state-of-the-art wellness centre featuring advanced fitness
equipment and dedicated spa facilities, as well as extensive meeting and banquet
The Mira, Hong Kong
cutting-edge contemporary design styled for today's fast-living urban travellers,
chic new lifestyle hotel The Mira Hong Kong opened recently.The new 492-room
address on Nathan Road is heralded as one of Hong Kong's most upscale and technologically
advanced hotels.The Mira Hong Kong's stunning design was a collaborative effort
by an international team including world-renowned lifestyle guru Colin Cowie,
who designed Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball and John Travolta's 50th birthday,
and Charles Allem of CAD International.
The hotel is also set to establish itself as a fashionable new dining destination
in the heart of the city. Finest European gastronomy is on the menu at signature
restaurant WHISK, masterminded by award-winning Chef Justin Quek.
With ebonised wood wall panelling and white stone-top tables, one of the most
extraordinary features of WHISK is its al fresco garden lounge. The outdoor
terrace with fire and water features is an oasis in the heart of the city; featuring
cabanas, flowing waterways, green feature walls as well as private access to
some the hotel's suites.Modern Cantonese dining is served at Cuisine Cuisine
at The Mira, an extension of the celebrated contemporary Chinese restaurant.
These dining outlets are complemented by Japanese-style international all day
buffet restaurant Yamm, coffee and chocolate lounge COCO and lounge bar Room
There is also The Mira Club, with stylish purple-themed rooms and suites, members
have exclusive access to the Club lounge, ideal for business meetings, where
guests can enjoy concierge services, private check-in, complimentary breakfast,
all day and night nibbles and drinks plus much more. The MiraSpa, to be opened
in November, will be a 21st century new spa concept managed by the hotel. Complemented
by the indoor infinity-edge pool and fitness centre, the spa will encompass
18,000 square-feet of total fitness, beauty and wellness.
Le Rivage, Hong Kong
Following the highly acclaimed opening of The Putman in 2007, luxury developer,
National Properties Holdings has unveiled Le Rivage. This newly-built boutique
hotel apartment is National Properties' second collaboration in Hong Kong with
legendary French designer Andrée Putman. Le Rivage occupies a glamorous
waterfront location in the Western District of Hong Kong with unobstructed Victoria
Harbour views. Each of the 50 bespoke suites offer guests a relaxing oasis in
the bustling metropolis with understated luxury and uncompromising comfort.
The use of blues and whites pay homage to the breathtaking harbour views seen
through the large picture windows. The generous 1,000 square foot apartments
at Le Rivage each have a private lift lobby and entrance. In addition, two apartments
on the third floor of the building have their own private terrace and garden
area. The suites come fitted with state-of-the-art gadgets and furnishings including
a Toshiba 42" Full HD LCD television and DVD player and a Sony hi-fi system
with iPod docking as well as a versatile kitchen, perfect for dining alone or
for entertaining. Le Rivage is conveniently located close to the Shun Tak Macau
Ferry Terminal and minutes away from the Central business district, Airport
Express and the city's main nightlife centres of Soho and Lan Kwai Fong.
Flamboyant boutique hotel IVY Shanghai is closing for five months for a dazzling
facelift and re-launch. A stunning indoor/outdoor lobby bar & lounge, loaded
with contemporary creature comforts and all-day live DJ sets, is the new spot
for all-hours people watching - over champagne, wines and tapas. An authentic,
open plan Italian restaurant with al-fresco seating is being created by Italian
chef - Michele Rodelli. The hotel's signature Japanese teppanyaki restaurant
Kuramastu will also be re-styled and enhanced also. Scheduled to re-launch in
the first quarter of 2010, the 46-room boutique property foresees an increase
in international and national travellers next year due to the 2010 Shanghai
Expo. Located in a surprisingly quiet Jing An district residential street that
is right next door to the high-traffic New Factories nightlife zone, the hotel
occupies the former 1950's Jiangning Cinema. It is renowned for theatrical rooms
and interiors by edgy, young American-French designer Dillon Garris.