Jakarta Welcomes New Art Hotel Concept

Artotel Indonesia hotel chain unveils its second property in Jakarta following the success of the first Artotel in Surabaya. Strategically located in close proximity to commercial and business districts, Artotel Jakarta Thamrin on Jalan Sunda has recently opened its doors to public. Playing on the words “Art” and “Hotel”, Artotel features contemporary art-influenced designs in the lobby, public areas and hotel rooms. The designs are created by local artists as part of the hotel’s efforts to … [Read more...]

A Celebration of Hairy Crab

InterContinental Kuala Lumpur's signature Chinese restaurant Tao is honoring its commitment to sourcing the finest seasonal produce in the region to create memorable and authentic dining experiences, with a menu celebrating one of China's favourite autumnal delicacies, Hairy Crab, this October 7 to 31. Offering guests a true taste of freshwater luxury, Tao has sourced the shellfish from the banks of the Yang Cheng Lake near Shanghai - the most famous area of origin for the Chinese … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s finest & rarest wines achieve high prices

  Sotheby’s two wine auctions achieved a combined total of HK$35.2 million / US$4.5 million, exceeding the combined pre-sale estimate (HK$26 million / US$3.4 million). The top lots for each sale were Romanée-Conti 1989 (1 methuselah - 6 liters) which sold for HK$875,000 / US$112,179 (Est. HK$500,000 - 800,000 / US$65,000 – 100,000), and Hermitage La Chapelle, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 1961 (6 bottles) which fetched HK$735,000 / US$94,231 (Est. HK$280,000 – 380,000 / 35,000 – 50,000) respe … [Read more...]

From Warhol with Love

From 12 to 24 September 2013, Sotheby’s Hong Kong will host a selling exhibition of Andy Warhol works, From Warhol, With Love, from S|2 - the private sale and gallery arm of Sotheby’s global Contemporary Art department, offering exceptional works of art through unique and important exhibitions throughout the world.  Primarily devoted to the artist’s works on paper, this exhibition presents a rare opportunity to see a wide range of works that act as a window into the mind of the Pop genius.  From … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s to Present Finest & Rarest Wines

Sotheby’s is pleased to announce the second auction of its September Wine Sale Series - Finest and Rarest Wines, Including Hermitage La Chapelle 1949 - 2010 And Château La Lagune 1958 - 2010 Direct From The Cellars - to be held on 7 September at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, immediately following the sale of an important private collection, Only DRC – A Private Cellar Of Domaine De La Romanée-Conti, on the same day (see separate release). The sale totals 760 lots estimated at HK$15 – 22 million / … [Read more...]

Conrad Bali Appoints New Director of F&B and Culinary Operations

The culinary family at Conrad Bali is warming up as globe-trotting gastronaut David Laval settles in as the resort's new Director of Food & Beverage and Culinary Operations. Laval has hit the beach running with a warm and inspired remix of the menu at Conrad's Bali flagship confidently relaxed beachfront fine dining restaurant, Eight Degrees South. He introduces a new a la carte concept called 'Small Tastings'; a light tropical take on tapas designed to be shared, with an emphasis on … [Read more...]

Emirates Takes Home 2013 ‘World’s Best Airline’ Award

Cementing its place as one of the world's leading international airlines, Emirates has been awarded the highly coveted 'World's Best Airline' award, presented by Skytrax at the 2013 World Airline Awards. In addition to winning 'World's Best Airline', Emirates scooped up a further two awards including 'Best Middle East Airline' and for a record ninth year in a row, 'World's Best Inflight Entertainment'. The awards were collected on June 19, 2013 by Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline at th … [Read more...]

TNT Express Appoints the First Local Leader

Tomy Sofhian has been named managing director of TNT Express Indonesia, replacing Ivan Siew who left the company for a new position in TNT Hong Kong. Tomy’s appointment indeed marks a history, as he is the first Indonesian to lead TNT Express Indonesia ever since the company started to establish its presence in the archipelago 34 years ago. Tomy has joined TNT Indonesia for more than 11 years, with the last two years leading the Sales & Marketing department. “It has been immense to … [Read more...]

TNT Express & Carrefour Hold A Tree-Planting Program

Today TNT Express Indonesia, in collaboration with PT Trans Retail Indonesia (Carrefour) and in conjunction with the World Environment Day, planted its first fruit tree to symbolize the commencement of a 500 tree-planting partnership program to be conducted at 12 primary schools in the Greater Jakarta area. The first tree of orange was planted at one of the Carrefour Beneficiaries Schools, Madrasah Ibtidaiyah At-Taqwa Cikarang, at a ceremony this morning, which was graced and witnessed … [Read more...]

Tour de Singkarak stirs international enthusiasm

After having successfully held the annual event for five consecutive years, Tour De Singkarak is set to climb higher in the realm of international cycling sport event. Jean-Etienne Amaury, president of Amaury Sport Organization (ASO), an event organizer giant that has scored numerous successes organizing internationally acclaimed events such as Tour De France and Paris-Dakar Rally, expressed his surprise and delight on how Tour De Singkarak is held. “It’s my first time to be here. I’m indee … [Read more...]