EAST, Miami: Miami Hospitality Design Awards

March 20, 2017By EASTCULTURE, HAPPENINGS No Comments

   EAST, Miami, our first hotel in the U.S won four impressive awards at the first annual Miami Hospitality Design Awards held on Monday, March 6, during a celebration at the world-renowned Faena Forum in Miami Beach. EAST, Miami was awarded for Best Overall Hotel Project: EAST, Miami (Arquitectonica/Clodagh/Studio Collective); People’s Choice Award: EAST, Miami … Read More

First Look at Art Basel Hong Kong: Encounters 2017

February 16, 2017By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE, HAPPENINGS No Comments

Encounters– a unique platform dedicated to presenting large-scale sculptural installations will be returning this year to Art Basel (March 23 to March 25, 2017) with 17 projects by internationally renowned artists. This year’s theme explores the role time plays in an ‘encounter’, investigating the representation of time in art and how we use history, politics … Read More

E!News: Where Stars Sleep, Shop and Sip on Cocktails in Miami

February 15, 2017By EASTCULTURE No Comments

This is a re-post of an interview by E!News. View original article here. By Alanah Joseph With its nightlife, beaches and retail therapy, who doesn’t love Miami? Celebrities certainly do. From Art Basel to year-round weekend getaways, Miami is a hot spot for the elite. Just ask Amanda Harris, director of communications at EAST, Miami, a hotel … Read More

Chef Talib Hudda heads Sureño

January 20, 2017By The House CollectiveCULTURE, EAT No Comments

The new year has brought Award-Winning Chef Talib Hudda to Sureño at The Opposite House Beijing. “Beijing is an exciting city to express my culinary creativity, because it has a deep respect for culinary traditions yet is hungry for new innovations. Beyond the restaurants, Beijing’s passion for good food has also led local suppliers to … Read More

Artisanal Sake

January 17, 2017By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE, EAT No Comments

In our foodie society, we’re ever-thirstier to understand the whys and hows of what we consume. Our quest takes us to makers and places, opening doors to stories and landscapes that bring us closer to appreciating why something tastes, smells and looks the way it does. Even within Japan, understanding a sake label can be … Read More

12 Questions with Andre Fu

January 17, 2017By The House CollectiveCULTURE No Comments

Hong Kong-based designer Andre Fu shares his thoughts on travelling well. What are your essential travel accessories? A pile of A4 paper and a small bundle of pencils. What are your favourite travel resources for planning a trip? A few of my travel editor friends keep me updated on the latest recommendations. Are you a … Read More

Listed: Our favourite spots in Shanghai

January 17, 2017By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE, HAPPENINGS No Comments

Nowhere juxtaposes the past and future better than Shanghai, where a river, the Huangpu, neatly separates the two. To its east is Pudong, swampland mere decades ago, now the city’s sci-fi financial centre with its 632-metre Shanghai Tower, the world’s second-tallest building, and the iconic Oriental Pearl Tower. West of the Huangpu is the historic … Read More


January 17, 2017By EASTCULTURE No Comments

Alexander Mijares never saw himself as the artistic sort. A second generation Cuban American, Mijares was on a business track and working full-time at his father’s sheet metal fabrication business when he decided to give painting a try. ‘People say it should be so soothing and relaxing and stress-relieving, but it was a nightmare!’ he … Read More