Musical Boxes for the ipad

July 31, 2012By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

Get more out of your ipad with this cool prototype music box by Swiss design student Joelle Aeschlimann. Little wooden boxes complete with a metal crank, interact with the tablet to create interactive kaleidoscope like images accompanied by melodies. “Replicated to work like the traditional player, the new digital iteration is constructed using rubber tips … Read More

EAST, Beijing opening soon!

July 16, 2012By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE, EAT No Comments

EAST, Hong Kong opened in January 2009 and below you can see what the press have been saying. Our new hotel in Beijing is opening soon – here’s a little more about our EAST, Beijing hotel opening soon. “EAST, [Hong Kong] offers spacious rooms, harbour views, a great gym, pool deck, and Sugar, one of … Read More

The Magdalen Chapter, Exeter

July 11, 2012By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE, EAT No Comments

Chapter Hotels’ second property, The Magdalen Chapter has opened in the heart of Exeter, Devon, close to the city’s Norman cathedral and Gandy Street’s independent boutiques and historic quayside. Previously the West England Eye Hospital, the 19th century building has been sympathetically restored by award winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley to become a contemporary 59-bedroom … Read More