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Hong Kong – the Pleasure Guide

Time is of the essence in Hong Kong where the diary fills fast and leisure options abound. From rich, polished environments to rich, polished conversations - and the decidedly spiritual- it’s all here. Aural accompaniment? Try Toxygene by The Orb.  (28 Nov’13)

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Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong - Review

It’s all about height in Hong Kong. And the three-tier ‘Mandarin high tea’ looming in front of us is no exception. It eclipses the two-tier ‘Classic’ tea sitting on adjoining tables. Laden with finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, the highlight is the must-spread, legendary Mandarin rose-petal jam. Sat Bal (28 Nov '13)

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Imagination Asia, Hong Kong

Imagination was launched in London in 1968 by Gary Withers. The independent communications agency has grown its non-traditional, experiential marketing business to 16 offices around the globe. We dropped in at Imagination Asia's headquarters in Hong Kong and spoke to Mark Barrett, CEO, Asia Pacific who exercises executive management over Imagination's nine offices across the Asia Pacific region. All being well, this could soon be 10 offices so watch this space…(28 Nov '13)

 

 

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Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Autumn Regatta dinner

Upon arrival in Hong Kong we were invited to dinner by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC). And not just any dinner. No, this was an exclusive pre-event dinner at the venerable Club, steeped in a 160-year nautical pedigree. The dinner marked the launch of RHKYC’s Autumn Regatta over the weekend of September 8 & 9 and was celebrated in style. Sat Bal (Sep ’13)

As dining backdrops go Victoria Harbour is close to a perfect setting as it twinkles away in the background. The foreground is equally perfect as Laurent Perrier twinkles on the dinner tables reminding us of the champagne brand’s supporting status tonight. Behind the event are our hosts Canaletto, a London-based luxury residence developer (‘Official Luxury Property Development Partner’) and SHK Private (‘Official Private Wealth Management Partner’).

 Partners: Okay, we didn’t sponsor the event but the other two did!

 

The vintage Autumn Regatta also attracted sponsor sparkle from McLaren (‘Official Luxury Automobile’) whose new MP4-12C model was exhibited on arrival at the Club and up for test drive during the event. Small Luxury Hotels of the World also joined theevent partnership fray

Juliana Fong (SHK’s VP Marketing & Client Relationship) headed our table and the flow of her welcome speech soon gave way to the flow of more champagne - and what tasted like the most succulent lamb shank this side of Asia Pacific.

SHK’s Juliana Fong – VP and brand exhibitionist

SHK kept busy, also hosting a cocktail party a few days later prior to the ‘Official Prize Presentation’ celebrations. Juliana Fong led the grand prize-giving ceremony which marked the end of the Regatta and the party atmosphere belied the obstructive ‘boat protests’ that had taken place. With the RHKYC Pipe Band bringing Scottish cheer and plenty of sponsored refreshment the winners were applauded with gusto.

McLaren’s MP4-12C-GT3 awaits guest test drives

The Autumn Regatta is the perfect start to the new sailing season and this year is sure to be as exciting as all in the past,” said Russ Parker, RHKYC Rear Commodore (Sailing). “The schedule of social events is also a welcome addition to this historic event, which will set the scene for an exciting year of sailing in Hong Kong!”

Winners at the prize-giving ceremony

Race Officer: Marty Kaye

RHKYC Sailing Manager : Alex Johnston

Regatta PR: Torrey Dorsey and Koko Mueller

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Snowbombing Festival acts announced

The Snowbombing festival slides into 2014 with The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers taking to the mountain tops of Mayrhofen, Austria. Chris Page (1 Nov ’13) Read more

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Mandarin Oriental hits 50

In two days’ time Mandarin Oriental will celebrate “50 Fantastic Years” at its Hong Kong home.  The hotel will host a red carpet event on October 17 and its international celebrity fans are expected to be in attendance. Abigail Parkin (15 Oct’13) Read more

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VIRGIN GALACTIC PLANS 'GO!' FOR 2014 SERVICE LAUNCH

The world’s first commercial spaceline announced a supersonic milestone following its successful test flight on Thursday. This should please the likes of Brad Pittt, Philippe Starck and others reportedly primed for a space trip with Virgin Galactic. Chris Page (9 Sep'13) Read more

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Singapore Airlines Campaigns

Asian airlines are renowned for topping customer service polls and Singapore Airlines (SIA) frequently leads the pack. It hasn't rested on its laurels as proved by the launch of a global brand campaign this week. Sat Bal (4 Sep'13) Read more

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Hublot Polo Gold Cup, Gstaad

Team Gstaad Palace has won the 2013 Hublot Polo Gold Cup beating Team Hublot in an 8-7 victory. It was the culmination of a weekend of intense polo competition in the dramatic setting of Gstaad.  Anna Bass (21 Aug ’13) Read more

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ISLE OF MTV – MALTA

Red Carpet is back from Malta where Rita Ora, Jessie J, Rudimental and DJ Afrojack performed at the packed Isle of MTV event. Sat Bal  (29 Jun’13) Read more