Chinese Chillout

December 30, 2011By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE, EAT No Comments

Some tunes and mixes from the resident DJ of PUNK, Saul Diaz. “So I am taking this little mix project I am working on and going to try to do some Chinese Artist only mixes. Here is one I did of chilled out, ambient, electronica.” The Opposite House presents Chinese Chillout Listen to the track … Read More

Beijing Top 5 Noodle Spots

December 28, 2011By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE, EAT No Comments

There are hundreds of thousands of noodle places all over Beijing, hole-in-the-wall places, stalls in dingey alleys and then the accessible expat haunt places. Here’s a list from 2010, and some of our favourite places that have had us returning. For the latest updates, check in with The Opposite House Beijing‘s guest experience team during … Read More

Leica x Swire Hotels Photography Contest WINNERS

December 22, 2011By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE 1 Comment

Following our collaboration with local photographers and Leica, we are happy to announce the winners of the photography contest. Thank you all for your submissions and patience. Our panel of judges have made their decisions from the hundreds of submissions that came through. All decisions are final. Congratulations to our Top 5 winners! Grand Prize … Read More

Measuring Spaghetti: I could eat a horse!

December 20, 2011By Swire Hotels SocialEAT No Comments

Depending on how ravenous we are, we’ve all heard the expression, “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!” one time or another. A local Icelandic art and design store, Reykjavík Corner Store took the phrase and made a spaghetti measuring tool to help you out with portioning out your pasta, for a child, man, … Read More

Eat. Learn. Move

December 19, 2011By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

The STA Australia commissioned a film to be made about travel and discovery. Here’s the results, divided into 3 series of Eat, Learn and Move. Inspired to start travelling again, yet? Synopsis: 3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all … Read More

The Opposite House Solar Christmas Tree

December 9, 2011By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE, EAT 1 Comment

The Opposite House in conjunction with Viessmann Heating Technology is pleased to present an innovative and sculptural Christmas tree in the spirit of sustainability and the environment. On display from 4 December 2011 to 9 January 2012, the “solar tree” will be constructed out of 105 reclaimed solar thermal vacuum tubes used to harness the … Read More