BODW: Business of Design Week 2-7 Dec

November 29, 2013By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

Business of Design Week (BoDW) is back in Hong Kong this year from December 2nd to 7th, 2013 at the hong kong convention & exhibition centre. This year, the forum’s partner country is Belbium and will feature influencers from business of design, innovation and branding. Designers and guests attending include influential graphic conceptualist Thierry Brunfaut, furniture … Read More

CrossFit Asphodel in Taikoo Hong Kong

November 26, 2013By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

We sit down with Reebok’s CrossFit Asphodel in Taikoo to talk about the sport in Hong Kong, its loyal following and memorable transformations. How did the idea of opening a CrossFit centre in a factory building in taikoo come about? Due to expensive rents in HK, we moved away from areas closer to central, we … Read More

Up Close with Bonnae Gokson

November 23, 2013By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

This month, The Upper House welcomed Bonnae Gokson, the mastermind & visionary creative force of S E V V A, C’est La B and Ms B’s CAKERY to chat about her new book, Butterflies and All Things Sweet, the inspiration behind SEVVA and fashion inspired cakes. Your new book is titled, “Butterflies and All Things … Read More

BLOHK Party with Pharrell Williams

November 20, 2013By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

On 7 December 2013, Hong Kong will play host to one of the largest upscale one-day events in Asia. Taking the concept of the block party (which originated from the streets of New York City) and tailoring it to suit the tastes of Hong Kong – the inaugural BLOHK PARTY 2013 will take place at the West Kowloon Cultural … Read More

Sexiest Bedroom, Best Spa, Above and Beyond

November 15, 2013By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

Last week, over 50,000 travel lovers voted for their favourite hotels for the first Smith Hotel Awards.  900 hotels around the world were up for 12 awards, including the Sexiest Bedroom, The Eco Award and The Hottest Hotel Bar.  The panel of judges included chef Marcus Wareing, style bloggers Garance Doré and Scott Shulman, restaurateur … Read More

Plat du Jour opens in Hong Kong

November 13, 2013By Swire Hotels SocialEAT No Comments

Swire Hotels is pleased to announce the opening of its new French bistro, Plat du Jour. Located at 17-21 Hoi Wan Street, the restaurant is the latest addition to the fast-developing Taikoo Place dining scene.Plat du Jour is the first standalone restaurant to be owned and managed by Swire Hotels. The 60-seat restaurant will be … Read More

EAST, Hong Kong adds Apple TV to rooms

November 10, 2013By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

EAST, Hong Kong now features Apple TV® in its guestrooms to complement the technology already in place, such as high-definition LCD TVs with a satellite and cable channels, the iPod touch®, simple connectivity for laptops and complimentary Wifi internet throughout the hotel. This integration helps support greater efficiency and ensures a more comfortable stay for … Read More

Andre Fu talks to MR PORTER

November 4, 2013By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE, HAPPENINGS No Comments

This is a re-post from MR PORTER Words by Mr Mansel Fletcher, Features Editor, MR PORTER Born in Hong Kong, but educated in Britain, Mr André Fu has an aesthetic that combines the warm sensuality of Asian styles with the cool rigour of Western minimalism. His firm, AFSO, has attracted a stellar list of clients, … Read More

5 minutes with Comedian Pam Ann

November 2, 2013By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

We caught up with Pam Ann (a.k.a comedian Caroline Reid) at The Upper House for a quick giggle, as she stops in Hong Kong for a few days before her U.S tour.  We chat with her about flying, air hostesses and funny moments in the air. Is it much easier to find material now, especially with … Read More