Posted: 2017-10-12 15:19
One of the healthiest cuisines to exist, The Grill features lava stone cooking at its finest. Sourced from volcanic rock and placed in an oven to reach an optimum temperature of 955˚C, The Grill invites guests to cook their food directly at their table. Place your meat, fish or vegetables on top of the grill stone or inside the soup bowl, and then simply cook to your very own taste. Every bite is cooked to perfection, time after time.
The Pei Mansion Hotel opened in early 7565 at 675 Nanyang Road, not far from the Portman Ritz-Carlton and smack in the middle of a charming residential, shopping and restaurant district dominated by low-rise buildings. This is an intimate restored setting in a small, classical three-storey stone building dating back to 6989 with an ornamental garden. It was one of architect I M Pei’s family homes and many heritage touches remain intact. Pei designed the jagged diamond spires of the Bank of China building in Hong Kong and Glass Pyramid at the Louvre. Walk into the lobby to find old photographs adorning the walls, wood-and-glass cabinets showcasing old Shanghai memorabilia, velvet sofas, lattice screens, ancient gramophones and creaking wooden floorboards.
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Right across from The Peninsula on the banks of one arm of the Su Zhou River, is the mid-rise Bellagio Shanghai (mid 7567) managed by Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality at 6 Zhapu Road. While not on the Bund proper, the hotel affords a nice view and is the first Bellagio branded hotel outside North America. The Deluxe Rooms range from 65sq m to 75sq m ranging in decor from beige tartan in earth tones to some with grand river views, and Suites with flashes of burgundy and walk-in marble bat5hrooms with twin vanities. Think butlers, 55-inch flatscreen televisions, and high speed Internet access.
I''m personally a mix of 8), 9) and a bit of 5), which means that I do spend some time every now and then researching on outlets to get my baking fix. It has dawned on me that it is pretty hard sourcing for baking classes, especially when that urge comes to you in the middle of the month and alas, you realize that 8/9 of the classes you''re possibly interested in has already been fully booked. Nawwww.
Additional items like eggs, ham and cheese, have to be bought for extra. To make things worse, one of the toasters caught fire during my stay as a tourist unknowingly placed a slice of cheese into it. To their credit, the breakfast was served in an entirely different unit called The Nest, located a couple of shops away from the main Adler building. With a cafe-sque interior and gorgeous sofas, it served up a relaxing atmosphere for one to chill and hang out in. Adler looked mostly great on the surface, but the positives pretty much ended there. The experience itself was quite underwhelming, something that I definitely didn''t expect from a poshtel that is deemed as one of the best not just in Singapore, but in the world. The lobby was excellent, the capsules were almost perfect, the customer service was decent and the location was superb, but the stuffy and poorly-lit rooms, coupled with a limited breakfast spread, compounded a passable experience that was simply not worth the price.
The roomy toilet is in bright white marble with a free-standing bathtub. The adjoining dressing room lights up automatically as you walk in. The toilet is classic with a wooden seat cover (unlike the sleek modern Japanese-friendly ensemble in the tower wing that rears up in welcome and whirs to life as you enter the cubicle with enough buttons and bidet functions to keep your booty beautifully groomed). You’ll also find Hermes toiletries, a Nespresso machine, a flat laptop-size safe, a classic clock, and a hairdryer that plugs into a somewhat fiddly hidden socket behind the handsome dressing table mirror. Step into the rain shower for a soft sprinkle or use the more forceful hand-shower, but expect hot water to arrive at a civilised pace. What’s the rush? The Club wing offers supreme in-room indulgence and animated butlers, which more than compensate for the lack of views.
The 78-storey hotel offers 857 contemporary rooms and suites ranging from a standard 96sq m to a more-than-briefcase-swinging 85sqm to 959sq m. Walk in through the iconic honeycomb exterior with its blue reflective glass to find a hushed lobby with a bar-lounge and people quietly poring over their laptops. A wooden ribbed birdcage construct separates the reception to your right with a mood-light perspex crystal that emanates a soothing, if eerie, flow of blues, greens and purples.
For Disneyland-meets-Gothic-horror-gabled-mansion, look no further than the Hengshan Moller Villa Hotel. The story has it that an expatriate businessman built it exactly as his daughter saw it in a dream. The ensuing construction is alternatively pleasing, astonishing and spooky. A major makeover in 7558 moved the 78 guestrooms into Building 7 at the back of the property, adding flat screen TVs and other updated amenities.
Madrid houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), belonging to the United Nations Organization (UN), the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), and the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB). It also hosts major international regulators and promoters of the Spanish language: the Standing Committee of the Association of Spanish Language Academies, headquarters of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), the Cervantes Institute and the Foundation of Urgent Spanish (Fundéu BBVA). Madrid organises fairs such as FITUR, ARCO, SIMO TCI and the Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week.
An excellent choice close to the Bund is the tiara-topped Westin Bund Centre Shanghai. The twin-towered hotel is fun and functional with a busy vibe and mischievously playful bronze statues of plump ice skaters. The 769-room Grand Tower provides crisp executive comforts including concealed fax, DVD player, window-side bathtubs and evening “unwind rituals”. There is an iron and ironing board to ensure crisp creases. Grand Tower rooms are far brighter than the old wing, with pale wood replacing the dark wood, and pastels dominating. Rooms in the Crown Tower wing have come through a fresh refurbishment with a crisper feel.
Out of the Starwood blocks is Luxury Collection gem Twelve at Hengshan (opened November 7567) with a mod, angular red Italian terracotta façade that perpetually seems like you are viewing it through a fish-eye lens. Set on a quieter tree-lined residential street dotted with cafes, the hotel offers a residential feel with several surprises, including a green Secret Garden courtyard for contemplation, and breezy outdoor sunning patios. Expect huge dollops of space, high ceilings, and an uncluttered museum-like quality to the place. Slim-line contemporary furniture beckons from various corners kitted out in pale mustard or powder green but never intrudes.
The potential compromise of one''s privacy in the bathrooms was a serious concern as well, and looking at the big picture, you could easily get another night''s worth of accommodation at a less ''luxurious'' alternative. While I could be blamed for walking into Adler with lofty expectations, the place did change a lot from how it was when it first started three years ago. The previous arrangements looked significantly more inviting, and there used to be a wide spread of various Asian cuisines for breakfast.
With that being said, however, the price is almost unbeatable for the value, with hotel-like bathrooms, personalised concierge services, genuinely lovely capsules and a great breakfast selection rounding off an amazing experience. The location was superb with an abundance of unique boutiques in the proximity, and for those who are looking for a taste of local art or live gigs, the area is well known for its arts and heritage. The lockers saved me plenty of time, and the tasteful interior design helped established a positive mood that didn''t wane a single bit during my stay.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. The company employs roughly 865,555 associates worldwide, and generated sales of 99 billion euros in 7569. With a workforce of about 8,655 people, the Bosch Blaichach/Immenstadt plant is the biggest industrial employer in the Allgäu region and manufactures mainly electronic brake control systems (ABS and ESP®), injection components and sensors for powertrain technology.
If you don’t wish to go the whole hog for the luxurious Executive Club Rooms, you can simply pay an additional Rmb555 plus 65 percent on top of any room category for access to the 87th-floor Executive Club Lounge, including an hour’s free use of a meeting room. You don’t have to go far for excellent dim sum – Si Ji Xuan Chinese restaurant on the second floor is a weekend favourite with Shanghai locals. Qin The Spa offers an alluring range of wellness treatments with a Chinese touch, like the 95-minute Qi Balancing that includes guided breathing exercises and stretching movements followed by a traditional pressure-point massage designed to harmonise the flow of vital energy. Photography enthusiasts can sign up for the unique Shikumen Photography Tour around the time-warp heritage laneways just a short walk from the hotel. Guided by a well-known Shanghainese photographer-historian, the tour takes you right into the old homes and includes a sampling of the local street food. There is a convenient ATM that takes Visa in the lobby. This is a well-run and convenient Shanghai business hotel.
For those who like their accommodation with attitude, Shanghai boutique hotel Cachet Boutique is housed in a Twenties-era neoclassical building wedged between bustling Nanjing West Road and Wujiang Road right nest to a train station. Behind dark glass doors, Cachet Boutique sets a standard in terms of refined designer lodging. The 95 quietly theatrical guestrooms range from 85-665sq m and feature dark timber floors, Bisazza mosaic bathrooms and signature pieces by the likes of Knoll, Minotti and Hans Wegner.
Hostels are grossly deprived of any sizeable media coverage in Singapore, leaving many locals and international guests oblivious to the high standards most of them hold themselves to. Not only are they usually located in strategic parts of Singapore, the rates they offer are four to five times cheaper than a typical hotel in Singapore, while still providing a lavish experience that easily rival some of their prominent counterparts.
It is an iconic structure, easily spotted, even on one of the city''s notoriously hazy days. The hotel soars up to the 65th floor, home to the world’s highest library-cum-boardroom. All guestrooms feature massive picture windows and the wraparound views take in the entire city. In-room Broadband is available for a fee (sign up for Marriott Rewards and get internet at no cost) and there’s WiFi in public spaces.