Local - 30 April 2014

CONTINENTAL PATISSERIE’S GRAND CHOCOLATE AFFAIR

It was like a scene out of Alice in Wonderland that greeted guests as they entered the new Continental Patisserie factory. Delicate patisserie, towering cakes and handmade chocolates as far as the eye could see filled the main event room, with suspended glass baubles showcasing petite petit fours and grass-topped tables laden with sweet treats for

Live Music - 8 April 2014

STARRY NIGHTS

Using technology to transform a ‘bad’ acoustic into a beautiful and endlessly-variable one. ASB Theatre Aotea Centre, Auckland www.the-edge.co.nz Three years in development, the recently completed overhaul of Auckland’s ASB Theatre, part of the Aotea Centre, has been a long time coming. Opened in 1990, the theatre’s original acoustic is uncompromisingly described as “bad” by

Resort - 25 February 2014

BE LORD OF THE MANOR AT OTAHUNA LODGE

Otahuna Lodge 224 Rhodes Rd, Tai Tapu, Christchurch New Zealand 7672 +64 3 329 6333 or www.otahuna.co.nz For the first time, guests at the historic Otahuna Lodge will have the opportunity to book exclusive use of the entire luxury property. Nestled in the Port Hills of New Zealand’s Canterbury region, Otahuna Lodge is launching its

Global - 24 February 2014

MAKEOVER FOR HERITAGE QUEENSTOWN

Heritage Queenstown 91 Fernhill Rd, Queenstown New Zealand 9300 +64 3 450 1500 or www.heritagehotels.co.nz/hotels/heritage-queenstown The Heritage Queenstown has carried out a meticulous upgrade, with every refurbished deluxe room and suite transformed with a new décor boasting modern furnishings, new sleek entertainment systems and sumptuous bedding. The hotel offers a relaxed but exclusive resort atmosphere

Global - 28 January 2014

TREND GROUP MOSAICS IN MILAN

Aldo Coppola salon Milan Aldo Coppola’s spectacular new space is made even more precious by designer mosaics created by Trend Group, the company from Vicenza who is a true leader in the production of mosaic tiles, agglomerates and decorative glass. In approximately 1000 square meters of white Carrara marble, Trend Group’s tiles stand out, recreating

Restaurant - 18 June 2013

JERVOIS SERVES STEAK TO SOFITEL

Jervois Steak House Brecon St, Queenstown, New Zealand http://queenstown.jervoissteakhouse.co.nz The Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa has signed up the recently opened Jervois Steak House (JSH) as its official signature restaurant partner. In addition to welcoming external patrons, new steak house (which launched in December last year) will also now service Sofitel’s in-house hotel guests exclusively

Global - 7 February 2013

ADAMSON IN NANJING

Club Enzo Nanjing, China http://www.cmi.com.au/catalogue/4917/adamson-products.html   The 1912 blocks of the trendy Nanjing, China are draped in both history and modern extravagance. The year 1912 is known as one of the most bustling and prosperous periods in the history of Nanjing and the district wears nostalgia in its architecture and layout.  Built around the Presidential

Global - 4 February 2013

NEW SITES FOR SOFITEL

  Sofitel Luxury Hotels has announced plans to open four new properties in the Asia-Pacific region this year. The new openings will bring Sofitel’s regional portfolio to 42 hotels in operation. Sofitel’s plan is to be present in all of the world’s major cities, with a target of 150 hotels by 2015. “Asia Pacific is

Restaurant - 29 November 2012

OLIVOCARNE – A PIECE OF SARDINIA IN LONDON

Olivocarne 61 Elizabeth St London SW1W9PP www.olivorestaurants.com   When designing the new venue for London brand Olivo, Pierluigi Piu’s intention was to tell a story about Sardinia (its proprietor’s home island) through iconographic references to the main features of its traditional economy (handicrafts – weaving, in this case – and sheep farming). Included also were quotations from the works

Global - 19 November 2012

ASCOTT TO BUILD RESIDENCES IN CHENGDU

Citadines South Chengdu Opening 2014 www.the-ascott.com   CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has secured a contract to manage its first Citadines-branded serviced residence in Chengdu. The 177-unit Citadines South Chengdu is slated to open in 2014. Ascott holds the position as the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in China with