The Conrad Centennial Singapore will be unveiling a brand new collection of exquisite French chocolate tartlets which will be available for purchase from 22 September 2017 (three-day advanced order is required). One of the five flavours that have been created is done in collaboration with home-cook @HoneyBeeSweets.sg to marry local flavours and French pastry techniques. Each box of the Conrad Treasures come with five flavours (one piece per flavour) - Sensation, Pure Gourmandise, La Royale, Violette, and Chendol.
The rooms and suites in the property are also currently undergoing refurbishment and it is expected to complete in January 2018. Conrad Treasures (S$22+) can be ordered online at www.connoisseur.sg/conrad-treasures or at The Terrace but do note that a three-day advanced order is required. Each box of the Conrad Treasures Chocolate Tartlets come with one piece from each of the following flavours:
- Chendol (Limited Edition) - In collaboration with @HoneyBeeSweets.sg, this local-inspired tartlet has a roasted coconut and white chocolate shell filled with gula Melaka and chendol jelly bits, topped with a 35% Ivory white chocolate and coconut dome.
- Sensation - A chocolate-lovers delight of a chocolate streusel base with 64% Manjari chocolate ganache and Hawaiian black salted caramel.
- Pure Gourmandise - This tartlet made with Organic eggs, almonds and 70% chocolate, is an almond sablé biscuit with chocolate crémeux, topped with a macaron.
- La Royale - Our signature Hazelnut Royal Crunch reinvented into a modern tartlet with an almond shell filled with crunchy hazelnut praliné feuillantine and 72% Araguani chocolate mousse.
- Violette - This berry-licious tartlet is an almond streusel crunchy base with 72% Araguani chocolate crémeux and mixed berries violet pâte de fruit.
In an exclusive study conducted by YouGov for Samsonite, Tokyo (16%) and Bangkok (14%) have come out top on the list of favourite business destinations for business travellers in Singapore - these two destinations are also top on the list for preferred leisure destination choice!
Save up to 40% off all participating hotels' Best Available Rate with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts' Super Vacation Sales! Simply make your reservation before the end of 10 October 2018 and complete your stay before 30 June 2019 to save more - you will also get up to 3,000 bonus Wyndham Rewards points with this promotion!
I have always been an advocate for Chope since it allows you to not only make reservations on-the-go but also rack up plenty of Chope-Dollars which you can then use for dining vouchers or even KrisFlyer miles. There are no fees involved in using Chope so there is really zero reason for you not to - especially the last thing you want to experience is being turned away at a restaurant that you have already travelled down for.
The latest Hyatt Centric property to join the ever-growing portfolio is Hyatt Centric Midtown Atlanta this is also the first Hyatt Centric-branded property in Atlanta and it was rebranded from the Hyatt Midtown Atlanta recently. The hotel is situated in the heart of Atlanta’s prominent business, residential and dining district to offer a growing segment of savvy explorers seeking curated, yet authentically local experiences.
The SO Sofitel Singapore has only quite recently unveiled the latest destination rooftop cocktail bar and pool in the hotel's iconic heritage building. Occupying the previous HI-SO space, 1927 is named after the neo-classical building which was built in the year 1927. The new bar in the Central Business District of Singapore introduces an exclusive collection of contemporary equatorial cocktails that are inspired by the cosmopolitan character and tropical essence of Singapore.
Following the success of the first Chef's Table at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore's Shang Palace, Chef Mok Kit Keung will be holding the second one on 10 September 2018. This is an opportunity to indulge in a distinctive private dining experience where the menu is specially tailored according to the seasonal produce and inspiration of Executive Chinese Chef.
Japan's very first Hyatt beach resort property has just opened on the private Seragaki Island of Okinawa. The Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa is connected via a bridge to the main island of Okinawa and it offers a stunning view of the East China Sea from all 344 guest rooms. Blending local culture, warm hospitality and thoughtful service, the Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa enables guests to feel refreshed and reconnected to who and what matters to them most.
Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) now operate under one set of unified benefits and one currency that spans across the entire portfolio of 29 brands - in case you have not realised, you can now merge your SPG and Marriott Rewards account into a unified account so you can get to your next elite status level quicker! Marriott International is also providing members with another way to earn more points (even without a stay) - members are able to earn points across 2,200 participating restaurants and bars in Asia-Pacific. More importantly, members are also awarded with an exclusive F&B discount (up to 20%) based on the status level in the unified Marriott Rewards program.
The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is a 18-storey hotel that has two floor above ground and 16 floors below the ground (this includes two floors underwater!). Slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2018, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is poised to welcome guests with an amazing landscape in a deep pit of a former quarry in southwestern Shanghai.
If you are planning to travel to the US next year, it may be a good idea to lock-in attractive USD/SGD rates well before your trip - especially when the DBS Multi-Currency Account (MCA) is offering a promotional interest rate of 2.50% p.a. from September to December 2018 on eligible fresh funds deposited in the account. The MCA comes with a range of different benefits, so if you are expecting to transact in USD in the year ahead, you will probably want to take advantage of this promotion to lock-in the attractive interest rates and save up for your upcoming expenses in the meantime.