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Top 5 Must Dos in Hong Kong

Asia Travel Exclusives Launch Party Versions 2.0 & 3.0 Redefining Elegance & Style Top 5 Hotels in Hong Kong Tahnee


Editor’s Speak

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In this week’s edition of Asia Travel Exclusives, we give you the

be spoilt for choice. Unfortunately though, time might not be on your side to cover everything. We give you a “to-do” list on the places you definitely should visit, and also not to mention some of the most exciting hotels you should stay at on your trip there.

lowdown on what had happened during our two launch parties on 11 May. This week’s issue is centered on Hong Kong. For readers looking to go to this Special Administrative Region of China, with that many shopping options, gastronomical delights, theme parks and numerous other tourist attractions which await, you will definitely

James Chen Editor, Asia Travel Exclusives james.chen@asiaxclusives.com

Contents Asia Travel Exclusives Launch Party Versions 2.0 & 3.0

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Redefining Elegance & Style

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Top 5 Hotels in Hong Kong

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Top 5 Must Dos in Hong Kong

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Publisher Raymond Wong • raymond.wong@asiaxclusives.com Editor James Chen • james.chen@asiaxclusives.com Web Sam Soh • sam.soh@asiaxclusives.com Ophilia Leung • ophilia.leung@asiaxclusives.com

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Asia Travel Exclusives Launch Party Versions 2.0 & 3.0

In the second and third editions of their three-part Launch Parties, the team at Asia Travel Exclusives held their events on Friday, 11 May 2012 on Tahnee, a luxurious catamaran, which was docked at Marina at Keppel Bay. Proudly sponsored by Lloyd Marine, a Yacht rental company, the sessions took place at sea in the evening from 7pm to 9pm and 9pm to 11pm. Here are some photos of the event:

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Redefining Elegance & Style

Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel Sheraton Towers Singapore starts its refurblishment plan From a classically grand yet understated residential feel, to an ambience that exudes timeless contemporary elegance… Sheraton Towers Singapore has embarked on a S$20 million upgrading project that will see a complete facelift to the façade and driveway as well as 412 guest rooms redesigned in a transitional style, bringing a modern edge to the conventional look.

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Having weathered the test of time, Sheraton Towers Singapore is now looking forward to pamper its guests to a more luxurious accommodation experience with the tastefully refurbished guest rooms and amenities. Facilitated by world-renowned international interior design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), the refurbishment project will, for the first time in Asia, see the use of stylish Italian luxury brands for interior furnishings.

Guest Room Interiors The appointed colour scheme of the new rooms features the use of rich Brasilian Macassar Ebony woods and soothing pastel shades, recreating the warm residential feel that the Sheraton brand is renown for, with a lighter modern twist. The marble covered bathroom is retro-fitted with quintessential creature comforts like the rain-shower as well as handheld shower facilities from Damixa. Each room will also be installed with 40-inch LED television set, a state-of-the-art media hub at the writing desk to provide guests the flexibility and convenience of using multiple electronic equipments at the same time. Other highlights include the branded Artemide bedside lamps that adjust with a transparent clip to full downwards and 30° upwards position for the comfort of bedside reading pleasure, the new safe that opens from the top is able to store expensive electronics including a 14” notebook

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while the guest is away as well as the specially commissioned Designer Couch that features graceful curves and supple cushion for a luxurious lounging comfort. In addition, all of the guest room corridors have been refurbished to complement the guest room renovations with plush new carpets, wall coverings and the latest energy saving LED light, which is in line with the hotel’s commitment towards sustainability. Façade & Driveway Apart from a rejuvenated in-room experience, Sheraton Towers Singapore sports an entirely new look beginning with its driveway that has recently been laid with the premium Brazilian Nero Nuvolato Granite. With the makeover of the hotel’s façade that will commence in the next phase of the refurbishment work, guests will be welcomed to a refreshing and elegant sense of arrival.


For Serious Luxury Shoppers Conrad Hong Kong Located at the heart of Hong Kong, the Conrad Hong Kong hotel infuses contemporary elegance, luxury and is ideally located for guests looking to experience fast-paced life in this vibrant city. With the hotel is situated above the Pacific Place shopping complex, guests can indulge in some retail therapy at the Pacific Place shopping complex, which includes an AMC cinema and top designer-name boutiques such as Prada, Versace, and Tiffany’s & Co.

Conrad Hong Kong

Top 5 Hotels in Hong Kong

View from The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong The Peninsula Hong Kong One for Discerning, Well-Heeled Travellers The Peninsula Hong Kong One of the finest city hotels in the World, The Peninsula Hong Kong has overseen the city’s transition from being a British colony to a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China. It has withstood the test of time and still charms its guests till this day.

Being in the company of the City’s Best Dressed & Most Beautiful

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, standing head Touted as the highest hotel and shoulders above the competition in the world, the 312 room The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong has literally taken the hospitality industry of the Hong Kong S.A.R. new business facilities and function space, superior recreation facilities, two heights. All guest rooms and suites are styled with tailor-made precision signature restaurants Sing Yin Cantonese Dining and KITCHEN with an to embrace the magnificent harbour and city view, with telescopes are eventful Living Room bar that are all set to tempt the city’s chic crowd. available in all the suites for guests to enjoy the breathtaking views to the max. The Family’s Choice

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W Hong Kong Also located to the International Commerce Centre and connected to the Elements Shopping Centre is W Hong Kong, bringing its signature Whatever/Whenever® service philosophy and whimsical sensory experience. The 393-room property presents a stunning view of West Kowloon Harbor, award winning Bliss spa, cutting edge

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Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Located within the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, the 400 room Victorian styled Hong Kong Disneyland hotel is definitely one for the family, with a full cast of Disney characters all around the hotel. If you have kids in tow, or want to relive your childhood memories, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is a sure winner.


Top 5 Must Dos in Hong Kong

Peak Tram Sky Terrace 428

Hong Kong Disneyland Families visiting Hong Kong Disneyland will embark on a magical journey through five themed lands – Main Street U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland and Toy Story Land. Must-see attractions include Disney On Parade featuring all Disney characters singing and dancing along Main Street U.S.A, Donald Duck reliving the memorable moments of Disney’s animated films in the 3D show Mickey’s PhilharMagic, Mickey and his friends performing in the Broadway-style musical show “The Golden Mickeys”; and Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy making surprise appearances in the Fantasy Gardens. Want more adventure? Get on the exciting rides of Space Mountain or go on the RC Racer , a thrilling halfpipe coaster ride sending riders speeding

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back and forth, up and down a giant-sized Hot Wheels race track inside a huge remote controlled RC car. The Peak Tram The nostalgic Peak Tram is the only true way to experience the beauty of Hong Kong’s natural wonders. Tens of millions of people from every corner of the globe have taken the ride up to the Peak, the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island. Guests wanting to reminisce the good old days of the Peak Tram need not look any further than the Peak Tram Historical Gallery, which is located also at the Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus. Divided into 15 theme sections, it will take you back to Hong Kong in the 19th and 21st century.


Lobby Afternoon Tea

Hi-Tea at The Peninsula Hong Kong If you love hi-teas, then you will definitely not want to miss the hi-tea at The Peninsula Hong Kong. An institution for hi-tea connoisseurs, the queue at The Lobby which serves the famous hi-tea has been as long as it was 80 years ago. Relive the golden years of Hong Kong, by sipping from the wide selection of teas which include Assam, Darjeeling, Jasmine and Pu Er under the neo-classical arches of The Peninsula Lobby. As no reservations are allowed, do go there early or risk being at the tail end of the snaking queue. Enjoying the high life at Ozone Being the highest bar in the world, OZONE is proudly positioned on the top floor of the The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong on Level 118. Guests can indulge themselves with signature cocktails and an exotic selection of Asian tapas, while enjoying groovy DJ beats and the spectacular views of the city and Victoria Harbour at night.

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The Sky Terrace 428 After reaching the top of The Peak, The Sky Terrace 428 is a must visit. Standing at 428 metres above sea level, The Sky Terrace 428 is the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong offering a stunning 360-degree panoramic view across the Hong Kong.

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