Up Close with: Mr & Mrs Smith

August 28, 2013By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

This week, The Upper House welcomed James Lohan and Tamara Heber-Percy, a.k.a Mr & Mrs Smith for “Up Close With”, an intimate event by The Upper House. Hong Kong based Bloomberg reporter Zeb Eckert carried the evening with fun and in-depth questions about the popular travel publisher.  The couple talked candidly about how they started their business, … Read More


August 16, 2013By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER have joined forces with The Upper House to provide the ultimate service and shopping experience to hotel guests. From 1st September 2013 and for a limited time only, guests booking the special package staying for 2 nights or more at The Upper House will enjoy: -a special welcome gift by The Upper House -a … Read More

Zheng Lu exhibits at The Opposite House

August 13, 2013By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

Beijing-based artist, Zheng Lu’s new installations Hongren Landscape, and Water in Dripping, will be exhibiting at The Opposite House’s atrium from 10 August to 30 September, 2013. Hongren Landscape Zheng’s translation of Hongren (Chinese: 弘仁; early Qing painter 1610-1663) landscape painting.  5,000 Zuanti characters have been carved out of steel plates. The reflection shows the complementary relationship of yin and yang by … Read More

Up close with Chen Jinqing

August 9, 2013By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

Contemporary Beijing-based artist Chen Jinqing was born in Quanzhou, China in 1983 and graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts Department of Sculpture in 2002.  Bronze sculpture is the main medium for his work.“Have a Peaceful Break”, part of the ‘Seek 寻’ series, depicts a young smiling boy lying and resting on a golden cloud marked … Read More

The Power of Film

August 7, 2013By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

Award-winning producer Caroline Baron founded FilmAid in 1999 after she became aware of the plight of refugees during the Balkan Crisis. The organisation delivers information and empowerment to communities in need, overcoming language and literacy boundaries and providing information where it is needed. FilmAid Asia, a charity based in Hong Kong continues the work of … Read More

New menu at Feast (Food by EAST)

August 2, 2013By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

David Parkin, the new Executive Chef at EAST, Hong Kong is launching a new a la carte menu at Feast (Food by EAST), continuing with the founding philosophy of ‘simple things, done well’ by creating an authentic yet eclectic international mix of dishes. The menu features Clam and Cod Chowder, Bloody Mary Crayfish Cocktail with … Read More