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synthesis of autiful alpine resort, be a is itz or M . St e in r Engadine, the The Suvretta Hous dscape of the Uppe lan ul tif au be e th In style and materials. the snow. vretta emerges from Su of e stl t ca d te an ench the slopes of Sain n go directly on to ca u o yo tw e e er th wh to er anks A secluded corn castle, obtained th profile of fairytale e th , lies the Hotel ile nd of hi pr Be . c itz sti or M awing a maje dr , de ça fa e th e towers that lin itect Karl Suvretta House. an Bon called arch sti ba Se n to An e, plac a kind of castle Enchanted by the final produc t was e Th . m ea dr s hi e to iately destined to Koller to give shap glish lords, immed En e th of s ce en sid expense spared, that recalled the re oque. M ade with no Ep lle to Be e th of l work , thus began become the symbo th refined interior wi d te ra co de e, the Suvretta Hous in 1912. autiful welcome its guests is still today a be rials, the Suvretta ate m it, are g d rin an te le en sty ere guests, Synthesis of timeless hotels wh big mfort e co os e th th of e th wi On alpine resort. which, together le sty nt ga ele d e an fascinated by the siz s its uniqueness. ne fi de y, log no and tech es. In the Grand ost discerning palat m e th g es fi tis sa ed cuisine. Creatin The stay at Suvretta fined French-inspir re a a es os th op wi , pr u om dining ro Restaurant, the men d elegant period an . nt pe ce ca nifi ds ag lan m g e surroundin the setting is th by the view of the , ed as nc ell ha as en Ch k, ts: oa an in ountain restaur coered ceiling m e th are ns tio ing selec Included in the din . na an am Trutz and Ch

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The difficult post-colonial history melts along the placid waters of the Zambezi. Here Lusaka is far away. Nature envelops the visitor and new times and rhythms regulate the day. Zambia is an isolated Africa, and it is, perhaps, in this isolation that its charm lies.

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David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa

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estled sinuously along the broad course of the Zambezi, the David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa is more than a surprise. Located in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, it is not far from Livingstone in Zambia and Victoria Falls. An eruption of forms inspired by the natural surroundings awaits guests. The composition of the space plays with local materials and natural dĂŠcor allowing you to discover, from ever y angle, the line of one of the longest rivers in Africa. Among the highlights of the Lodge there are definitely the David Livingstone Spa, a comfortable and intimate corner, and the restaurant Kalai. Located on a large open terrace on the Zambesi, restaurant is characterized by a quality kitchen that, paying attention to detail and ser vice, explores the local tradition and its simple flavors. But the main actor, the Zambezi, you can get to know close up, thanks to the river cruise at sunset. The beautiful Lady Livingstone boat, with its crew ready to offer explanations and delight guests on board in the late afternoon slowly leaves the Lodge behind and begins to ascend the river. The show, intriguing and magical, is provided by the many nuances of the great river, with the hippos and crocodiles that inhabit it. A short and intense journey towards the horizon quickly set ablaze by the most classic of African sunsets. The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa is a setting favorable to the uniting of the spirit and senses in meditation, a perfect setting to best capture the essence of Africa.

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The China you discover in Taipei is a futuristic one. Technological, cultured, productive but still ďŹ rmly tied to tradition. There is a lot of ambition, and the 101 skyscraper is the best example of this. Touring it without a navigator is not easy. It would be better to rely on a tour operator.


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Shangri-la Far Eastern Plaza They, the Taiwanese, barely notice it, almost ignore it. Surely they go there but only to shop in the mall, the most glamorous in the city.

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Polo, especially from the lovers’ tables - if you manage to book it - and from the adjacent lounge. Those who prefer a more traditional experience can test chef Ip Chi Kwong and get carried away by the flavors of Cantonese cuisine of the Shang Palace. The extensive menu offers a selection of dishes excellently presented. The flavors are crisp and the ingredients fresh. So view and cuisine. Traditional and innovative, local and Italian. In the shadow of the 101. It may not be the tallest, but it is still very beautiful.

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06:30 Pick-up: PM 06:00At: hotel lobby Duration: 3.5 hrs 500 Adult’s fare: NT$1, 500 Child’s fare: NT$1,

夜の定期観光

06:00-06:30 出迎え時間:PM のロビー 集合場所:ホテル 所要時間:3.5 時間 ,500 大人料金:NT$1 ,500 子供料金:NT$1

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Morning Tour 09:00 Pick-up: AM 08:00At: hotel lobby Duration: 4hrs 200 Adult’s fare: NT$1, 000 Child’s fare: NT$1,

午前の定期観光

08:00-09:00 出迎え時間:AM のロビー 集合場所:ホテル 所要時間:4 時間 ,200 大人料金:NT$1 ,000 子供料金:NT$1

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0-09:00 出发时间:AM 08:0 厅 集合地点:饭店大 观光时间:4 小时 ,200 成人费用:NT$1 ,000 儿童费用:NT$1

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The feverish activity of hongkongers infects the visitor. A city that never sleeps, full of surprises. The neverabandoned colonial history which enriches tradition makes it unique.


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The Peninsula

to the best hotel east of Suez flying in”clippers” It is not so far back in time when the first seaplanes of Pan Am crossed the bay of Hong Kong. The passengers could not help but “stopover” at the Peninsula, the anchor of salvation for all the Westerners and then the best hotel east of the Suez. Here flights called clippers come alive again today in the Sky Lounge of the hotel. Here guests arrive by helicopter when they do not wish to climb into the RollsRoyce Phantoms that await at the airport.

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At the end of the disembarkation ramp we ďŹ nd a hostess who accompanies us through customs and baggage claim then drops us off at the dark-green Rolls Royce Phantom II awaiting with the trunk open. We are barely aware of having left the plane and already we are in the car checking our email by wiďŹ . The music menu is varied and we choose easy listening, all settled in the cosy silence of the limousine, covered in beige nappa leather and gleaming briarwood. In 40 minutes we turn onto Salisbury Road and get a glimpse of the unmistakable silhouette of the hotel. Awaiting us at the door are the receptionists who will escort us to our suites, where we will complete the check-in formalities, sipping on one of the renowned green teas blended exclusively for The Pen.

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high teea in the lobby with live music The Peninsula is a point of reference for the entire city. The most popular rite is the afternoon High Tea. The well-groomed waiter hands us a menu full of teas to choose from. In the center of the table he has placed a multi-layered tray with pastries, scones, finger-sandwiches and chocolates for those who would like to end on a sweet note. Underneath the neoclassical stuccoes in the most famous lobby in the Orient, surrounded by the classical music of the orchestra on the balcony, we participate in this time-honored rite, enjoying the pause in all of its fascination and glamour. 74

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If you are thinking of one of these closed-in rooms, a bit claustrophobic, you are off track. The gym at The Peninsula is an oasis of light with a magnificent view of Victoria Habour and the skyline of the island of Hong Kong opposite. Adjacent, the swimming pool – panoramic, of course.

stop at the gym and then aperitif at theFelix Having put our conscience at peace after the hour in the gym, we are now ready for an aperitif. The Felix, the restaurant on the 28th floor, is more glamorous and innovative than one could expect. Designed by Philippe Starck, it is all played out with colored glass, satin-finished steel and beige fabrics. All walls are glass, offering splendid views. A special lift takes us up fast. The lights dim slowly and we arrive. The doors open and we are among the stars. The floors are all illuminated from beneath and the chairs each have a photo of one of Starck’s friends.

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After having sipped a superb New Zealand Sauvignon, we are ready for dinner. The menu is on an iPad. We choose the Felix Experience, a sampling menu of surf and turf with accompanying wines. (Represented are Napa Valley, Australia and New Zealand.) The new chef, Yoshiharu Kaji, created this Asiafusion menu which strikes up a conversation between the East and the West.

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Refurbished to exactly how it was at the opening, the breakfast room permits one to begin the day with the right colonial atmosphere that well befits the Grand Dame.

breakfast at The Verandah and lunch at Gaddis One of the best gourmet restaurants in the Orient. Founded by the Italian director Gaddi, in the fifties, it is an integral part of world culinary history, one of those eateries that food-lovers never miss. Around the tables, politicians and film stars have shared the best of French cuisine. 80

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Today Hong Kong from above. A new perspective. We go up to the Sky Lounge on the top oor of the Peninsula, furnished in a perfect aeronautical style from the 30s, where awaiting us is the Heliservices helicopter that will take us to discover the natural settings, parks, unknown bays and more surrounding the metropolis.

Hong Kong from above with Heliservice The helicopter is comfortable, and headphones allow us to talk to the pilot who describes the places we y over. We will land back at the Peninsula sure of having seen another Hong Kong.

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香港空中觀光旅遊

Hong Kong FligHtseeing tours Prices effective as of 1 April 2014 & supersede all prior price lists 價格為2014年4月1日起生效,並取代之前所有的價目表

Come experience a flight in Heliservices’ newly acquired MD902 ! 豪華觀光客機MD902的高清全景空中飛行體驗,絕對不能錯過! — Flightseeing Tours 空中觀光 — Private Charters 私人包機 — VIP Shuttle 貴賓中轉 — Banner Towing 條幅廣告 — Photography & Filming 攝影攝像

Online Booking now available! 請掃描二維碼網上預訂!

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The Peninsula Spa by Epa unites the best of two brands. The Orient and the West fuse in a sensorial experience that sees the senses satisfied by infinite attention. The new products, expressly created by Espa for the Peninsula, the refined atmosphere, the professionalism of the staff make it a must. Even for those searching for moderation and healthiness.

a treatment at the Peninsula Spa by Espa and then check-out The Rolls Royce is waiting to take us to the airport. The check-out is quick and in a flash we are in the car. It is already dark and the city lights presage another intensive night. The bellboys greet us as the car heads into the traffic. At the airport we find a concierge who accompanies us to the check-in counter.

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8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana 3 I talian stars

Umberto Bombana is a creative, without a doubt. A chef who loves to experiment with imagination and courage. One who loves challenges: his advice for the menus of the Crystal Symphony Cruise and the Business and First class of United Airlines is significant. Bombana moved to Hong Kong in 1993 to open the restaurant Tuscany at Hotel Ritz-Carlton. Since then success has followed him up to 2008

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when he opened 8 ½, Otto e Mezzo, a clear reference to the history of Italian cinema. To date Bombana is the only Italian restaurant abroad to have received three Michelin stars. To start, Homemade noodles (butter and parmesan, ‘melanosporum’ black truffle). On the side, Short Rib and Beef Tenderloin (red wine and plum sauce, whipped potato). Underneath Marinated Scampi Carpaccio (summer vegetables, citrus truffle dressing and black winter truffle) and to end in sweetness and lightness, Wild Strawberry, Muscat Jelly, Mascarpone Cream and Crispy Meringue.

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Grand Hyatt room with a view ... on the bay

The next time you are in Hong Kong for pleasure or work, consider a stop-off at the Grand Hyatt. There are many hotels in Hong Kong with spectacular views of Victoria Harbor but very few command views that give the impression of being out over this iconic location. The Grand Hyatt is a beautifully appointed hospitality structure that affords comfort and allows for quick and easy access to the most important places in the city. In fact, it is connected to the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center

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and is only minutes from the Central, Pacific Place and Causeway Business/Shopping areas. Ferries to cross the harbor are a stone’s throw from this wonderful hotel. After a long day spend in the vibrant city of Hong Kong, guests can look forward to delightful moments of pampering in the seclusion of the Plateau Spa. Here expert therapists perform result-oriented massages, facials and body treatments in luxurious private rooms. Not a bad way to end a hectic day. When you get hungry, deciding where to indulge yourself will not be easy. The Grand Hyatt offers a large selection of dining venues. If you are up for local fare, do try One Harbour Road. This is a splitlevel Chinese restaurant in a the setting of a 1930s residence with spectacular view of the harbor. For lovers of Italian cuisine, there is Grissini with authentic Italian specialties - not to mention a great wine list. If it is difficult to decide what you have an appetite for, then explore the vast international culinary selections presented in the stylish art-deco dining room of the Grand CafÊ. Hong Kong is a must-see destination and the Grand Hyatt will help you enjoy it all the more.

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Hong Kong Airlines an airline lacquer red

Lacquer red, the Chinese colour par excellence, for the large, stylized Bauhinia ower on the fuselage of Hong Kong Airlines’ aiplanes. And rich lacquer red takes pride of place again in the cabins, where comfort is not an optional. Aboard the seats of Business are mini suites that house completely horizontal beds, complete with duvets and pillows.

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Hong Kong Airlines’ finest levels of service is also reflected in its menus, which blend the best of Chinese and European cuisines and are the creation of Michelin chef Jason Atherton. In Business Class the superior dining is on bone china, there is a cheese trolley and fine wines. Hong Kong Airlines currently serves many destinations in Asia including Bangkok, Okinawa, Tokyo, Istanbul, Moscow, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and a dozen airports in China.

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With a fleet among the youngest in the world, consisting of 137 aircraft including the A380 (and more coming), Qatar Airways presents itself as a player of proven quality. For two consecutive years, 2013 and 2014, Skytrax has awarded it for, among other qualities, the best Business Class. The very one we tested from Kuala Lumpur to Milan in December. No surprises, comfortable cabin and seats that convert into a 180 °bed. Attentive service and menu of absolute interest, signed by Nobu Matsuhisa, along with three other master chefs for French cuisine, Arab and Indian. The new airport in Doha impressed us. Although still in soft opening (planned to be completed this year), the feeling of space, comfort and efficiency is clear. The new Al Mourjan Business Lounge, reserved for premium passengers of the company, is very contemporary and stylish at the same time - just like a five-star resort. Particular attention has been paid to meals also à la carte - and relaxation with a series of spaces with a shower. With a worldwide network of 145 destinations always expanding, Qatar Airways is the ideal carrier for visiting the best resorts in the world.

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