Luke Elder has been appointed executive chef of Grand Hyatt Shenyang.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was welcomed by Brice Pean, general manager of Sunrise Kempinski Hotel in Beijing, during his stay at the hotel last week. Renowned pianist Lang Lang was welcomed by Uli Altrichter, director of sales and marketing at Regent Beijing, during his stay in the hotel. Lang gave a piano lesson at the Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts in mid-August, as part of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of its Classical Art Lectures series. Popular Japanese model and actress Kiko Mizuhara was welcomed by Chris Tsoi, general manager of The St. Regis Shanghai Jing’an, when she visited the newly opened hotel.
BRITISH POLO DAY
Nuo Hotel Beijing served as the official hotel partner to British Polo Day China on Sept 3, as the BPD Global Series returned to Beijing’s Tang Polo Club for the seventh time. The hotel deployed its team of culinary professionals to create multi-course catering fit for the occasion. Its sponsorship also provided exclusive accommodation for the BPD’s select group of VIP guests, including members of the nobility and high society, celebrities, business titans, food connoisseurs and luminaries from the worlds of fashion and entertainment.
The Metropark Lido Hotel is offering a BBQ dinner buffet with a live band performance at its Fountain Piazza from 6:30 pm to 10 pm on Fridays. The promotion price is 158 yuan ($24) per person and the offer is open until Oct 1. For groups that each consist of more than 20 people, reservations need to be made two days in advance. The dining time can be adjusted as required. 010-6437-6688 Ext 1275/1542 To celebrate the MidAutumn Festival, which will fall on Oct 4, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing has launched three types of mooncake gift packages. The seasonal treats are available at the hotel until Oct 5.