One of Singapore's oldest (and definitely my favourite!) Italian restaurant, Pete's Place (located within the Grand Hyatt Singapore) has just gotten a brand new Chef de Cuisine - Chef Cataldo Chiloiro who has over 25 years of culinary experience under his belt. A newly-refreshed a la carte menu has also unveiled as part of this change.
Chef Cataldo Chiloiro who began cooking when he was eight in the town of Taranta in Puglia, Italy will be featuring authentic Italian produce from his hometown like burrata cheese, truffles and extra virgin olive oil. Signature dishes from Chef Cataldo include the Parmigiana di Melanzane (fried eggplant slices with tomato sauce and covered in melted Italian cheese), pizza burrata and risotto funghi – risotto being one of his favourite Italian dishes.
The new menu features a Parmigiana di Melanzane (S$22++) and Chef Aldo’s special 48-hour pizza dough. Created in-house, the dough’s recipe allows the yeast to settle more evenly, which creates a lighter, more flavourful crust. This 48-hour dough is used for every handcrafted pizza at Pete’s Place, all of which are prepared in our brick oven that is fired with sustainably sourced Jarrah wood from Australia.
Embracing Hyatt’s global philosophy of “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served”, Chiloiro works with his culinary team and local purveyors to source and serve sustainable produce all year round, bringing guests of Pete’s Place a truly “Italiano” experience in the heart of Orchard Road.
The 1865 Membership by Langham Hotels & Resorts has just been refreshed with some improvements (alongside a name change). The newly-refreshed 1865 Privilege will now allow qualification (and renewal) by eligible room nights instead of just eligible stays. The names of the different tiers are staying the same but travellers are now rewarded for staying longer.
The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) introduced Business Rewards back in 2015 which allows users and professionals to be rewarded for booking accommodations as well as meeting spaces for others. The Double Play Double Points promotion which is currently running (between 01 January 2017 and 15 April 2017) allows users to earn up to 6 IHG Rewards Club points (instead of 3) per US$1 for events and stays up to 31 August 2017.
This Valentine's Day, indulge in the spirit of love as you enjoy a carefully-presented spread at the Pan Pacific Singapore's Edge. Begin the dinner with a Champagne toast and a stalk of beautiful red rose (compliments of Pan Pacific Singapore) before indulging in the impressive spread across all seven live food theatres.
One of the most highly-anticipated hotels that are opening in 2017 has finally been unveiled over the last week along Robertson Quay - The Warehouse Hotel (from the folks behind The Lo & Behold Group) has a room inventory of 37 across six different categories. This beautiful hotel is designed by the homegrown agency Asylum and is reminiscent of the building’s original life as a ‘godown’ during the height of Singapore’s spice trade.
Following the announcement of AccorHotels' 600th property and the US$38 Million makeover, The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel is set to excite travellers with a refreshing experience with its unique F&B concepts, state-of-the-art meetings facility and innovative hotel lobby design.
AccorHotels has just unveiled a brand new MGallery by Sofitel property in one of Thailand's most celebrated beaches - Patong Beach. The Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong MGallery by Sofitel is the perfect hideaway for families and couples seeking tranquil island adventure. The hotels 150 rooms and suites feature Thai-inspired décor which utilises local woods and natural stones.
Keyaki at the Pan Pacific Singapore will be presenting three kaiseki presentations between 15 January 2017 and 15 February 2017 that is centered around showcasing seasonal delicacies from Hokkaido, Japan. Each one of these masterfully-crafted presentations by Master Chef Hiroshi Ishii (石井博史) is available for lunch and dinner and diners will be able to select from Hokkai, Donan or Hakodate (from S$170++).
Joining the Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur and Japamala Resort in Tioman Island, Samadhi Retreats is set to unveil the group's third property in Singapore - Villa Samadhi Singapore. Slated to open on 05 January 2017 (with impressive opening rates of up to 40% off!), Villa Samadhi Singapore is housed in a heritage 20th century colonial garrison and is set amidst the lush greenery of the Labrador Nature Reserve.
If you are looking for the perfect reason to stay out this New Year's Eve (2017), check out the Orchid Club New Year's Eve Room Offer at the PARKROYAL on Pickering which comes with two invites to the PARKROYAL on Pickering’s New Year’s Eve Orchid Club Countdown Party, one night stay at this beautiful property and full Orchid Club privileges which include Champagne breakfast, evening cocktails and all-day refreshments. You can even sleep in on New Year's Day with a late check-out at 4pm.
Two-time award winner of British Baking Awards’ esteemed Continental Pâtissier of the Year French Master Pattisier Éric Lanlard will be presenting an exclusive Afternoon Tea experience at The St. Regis Singapore's Brasserie Les Saveurs from 03 January 2017 to 08 January 2017. Chef Éric Lanlard has an impressive list of clientele which includes Elizabeth Hurley, David and Victoria Beckham, and the Queen Mother.