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Armani Hotel Dubai: in the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building

15 May 2011

It’s not cheap to stay at Georgio Armani’s hotel in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Rooms normally start at around $600 per night, and suites can cost many times that. The 160-room hotel, which is the designer’s first, reflects his minamalist style and offers stunning views of downtown Dubai. The Armani Hotel Dubai will be the first of many Armani and Emaar properties, with hotels and resorts planned for Milan, Marrakech, and Marassi.

The Armani Hotel Dubai is a truly unique experience, melding the eponymous fashion designer’s elegant, understated style with an extreme address in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building at 2,716 feet. For his debut hotel, Giorgio Armani has dressed it in distinctive furnishings, fabric wallpaper and limestone floors.

Entering in the lobby, employees in Armani suits, seemingly recruited from modeling agencies, greet guests. They are struck by the lobby’s dramatic C-shaped leather sectional and Arabic-style arches — grandeur tempered by Armani’s signature subdued color palette — and by the absence of a check-in desk (that drudgery happens out of the public eye).

A host guides the guests to the rooms through futuristic zebrawood-paneled corridors trimmed with lights; the doors are flush with the walls and seem to float. In the 160 guestrooms, Armani’s familiar touch permeates every detail. Kingsize beds are wrapped tightly in checkered bedspreads like a birthday gift. The closets are intriguingly hidden behind panels, and the gently curving walls provide a subtly sophisticated reminder of the sky-high location.

A good cure for jet lag is the hotel’s outdoor pool and 12,000-square-foot spa on the third floor. It’s all a prelude to the on-site nightlife, which includes eight restaurants and a nightclub — at all of which fashion is (naturally) the theme. Global dance beats thump as videos of models in Armani play on a giant LED wall.

Elsewhere, hard-to-get Armani accessories are for sale at the hotel’s boutique, like watches and handbags from the Giorgio Armani Privé collection and an elegant selection of Italian sweets. Each of the restaurants dish out a different cuisine offering visitors a wide choice of culinary options that reflect the cosmopolitan nature of Dubai. Armani/Hashi presents a delectable take on traditional and modern cuisine and offers some of the best sushi in the city. Armani/Amal offers delightful Indian delicacies and a stunning view of the Dubai Fountain, which gives the city yet another superlative — the fountain is billed as the tallest performing one on earth.


Galaxy opens today in Macau!

15 May 2011

The Galaxy Macau, a multibillion-dollar casino resort complex, opened Sunday as Macau aims to draw a broader mix of visitors than the high-rolling mainland Chinese who have helped the city become the world’s most lucrative gambling market.

The casino, with 450 gambling tables and space for up to 1,500 slot machines, is the only one scheduled to open in the southern Chinese city this year. The $1.9 billion complex also boasts a 4,000-square meter wave pool and an artificial beach built with 350 tons of white sand. Guests can stay at three hotels, including one run by Singapore’s Banyan Tree and another by Japan’s Okura, with a total of 2,200 rooms.

Tropical and Japanese gardens, a Japanese tea pavilion, a Scottish-themed whiskey bar, 50 restaurants, a private members’ club and a shopping street are other draws. A nine-screen 3-D movie theater is to open later this year.

The launch of Macau’s 34th casino comes as the city seeks to diversify its economy away from gambling after years of searing growth that helped it overtake Las Vegas as the world’s top casino market.

Macau’s casino profits have been boosted by high-spending gamblers visiting from the Chinese mainland, many of whom travel on short junkets run by companies that lend them money to gamble and then collect debts once they return. The former Portuguese colony aims to develop cultural and entertainment attractions that can draw more middle-class families who will stay longer.

Macau’s economy has boomed since a four-decade casino monopoly was broken up in 2002, opening the way for U.S. and Australian operators to enter the market with local partners. Monthly casino revenues so far in 2011 have grown by at least 33 percent, after surging by more than half last year to $23.5 billion. The Las Vegas strip, in contrast, raked in $5.8 billion in revenue in 2010. Unlike Vegas, Macau has few attractions that don’t involve gambling.

“We are happy to follow the Macau government’s development strategy and build new momentum not driven by gaming culture,” said Galaxy Chairman Lui Che-woo, a Hong Kong-based billionaire who built his fortune on property and construction. The company expects a third of visitors to be high-rollers while the rest will be the so-called mass market, said Galaxy Vice Chairman Francis Lui, who is Lui Che-woo’s son.

Galaxy is hoping to attract visitors from other Asian countries such as Japan who will stay at least two days, half a day longer than average, Francis Lui said. The average length of stay for Las Vegas visitors is 3.6 days.

Francis Lui added that the casino has capacity to add another 150 gambling tables, depending on demand.

Galaxy Entertainment operates five other casinos in Macau, a special administrative region of China and the only place in the country where casinos are legal. It competes with market leader SJM Holdings Ltd., as well as Las Vegas Sands Corp., Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts and Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd.

Macau’s leaders have taken steps to prevent unrestrained casino expansion and encourage the city’s development as a tourist destination. The government last year announced it would withhold approval of new projects and cap the number of gambling tables until 2013. Last year, more than 80 percent of its 25 million visitors were from Hong Kong and mainland China.


Galaxy Macau™ to open on 15 May 2011

8 May 2011

15th May 2011 – Grand opening for Hotel Galaxy Macau.

Eagerly awaited destination resort projected to be a major attraction for millions of Macau visitors every year

Galaxy Entertainment Group announced that Galaxy Macau, the newest and most eagerly anticipated integrated destination resort in the Cotai entertainment area, will open on 15 May, starting the countdown toward Macau’s biggest opening for 2011.

Over 97% of Macau’s almost 25 million visitors in 2010 were from Asia, according to Macau Government Tourist Office statistics. Visitors from mainland China and Hong Kong, which are considered the primary feeder markets in the immediate term, together totaled 22 million or 81% in 2010.

Accommodation at Galaxy Macau will be provided by three iconic Asian hotel brands: It will include the 250 suites and 10 floating villas of the Banyan Tree Macau; the 500-room Hotel Okura Macau; and the 1,500-room Galaxy Hotel, which will become GEG’s flagship Cotai hotel. The three hotels will be available to guests on the opening day. Galaxy Macau also marks the entry into the Macau market for both the Singapore-based Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts and Okura Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Japan’s most prominent hotel company.

Banyan Tree also brings with it the first Banyan Tree Spa in the Pearl River Delta. At 2,800 square meters, the Banyan Tree Spa Macau – the biggest in the Banyan Tree group – will include 21 treatment rooms as well as a private spa floor for its hotel guests.

Of the more than 50 restaurants and bars found at Galaxy Macau™ a number of them are attractions in their own right. Here the exquisite tastes of Japanese Kaiseki contend with Michelin recommended Cantonese offerings. Just across the gardens and around the corner guests can enjoy the best Korean barbecue to be found outside of Seoul. These are only but to name a few of the treats awaiting our guests.

At a total investment of HK$14.9 billion, the 550,000-square-meter Galaxy Macau is the first truly integrated resort property of its kind because it is the only one in Macau with real resort features. Most prominent of these is the property’s spectacular 52,000-square-meter Grand Resort Deck, where a 350-ton white sand beach frames the 4,000-square-meter Skytop Wave Pool – the world’s largest of its kind – generating waves that will reach as high as 1.5 meters. Several pools, tropical and Japanese gardens, a traditional Japanese tea pavilion and private cabanas will dot the Grand Resort Deck area, making it perfect for private and corporate functions.

Upon opening Galaxy Macau will feature more than 50 international dining outlets. True to its focus on providing an authentic Asian resort experience, more than half of them will serve Asian cuisines, making it the widest such selection in Macau under one roof. The selection makes it possible for visitors to eat at Galaxy Macau once a week for a year and never eat at the same restaurant twice.

Rounding out Galaxy Macau’s resort offering will be extensive in-house entertainment across multiple live stages and clubs including the ultra-exclusive China Rouge, a hybrid private membership club, performance theatre, bar and restaurant conceptualized by renowned Hong Kong designer Alan Chan to evoke a modern vision of 1930s Shanghai. It is anticipated that China Rouge will instantly become one of the trendiest nightspots in Macau, drawing discerning clientele from around the region. Of particular note, Galaxy Macau is proud to announce its plans for a 9-screen, 3D, multi-function cinema theatre to follow later this year. Open to Galaxy Macau guests and the local community, the theatre will be state-of-the-art and the first of its kind in Macau. The property will also feature a retail boulevard offering a unique shopping experience of Asian as well as international brands.

Banyan Tree Macau

The world-renowned Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts brings its exquisite “Sanctuary for the Senses” philosophy to the Galaxy Macau™. Taking its name from the strong and graceful banyan tree—a centuries-old symbol under which one finds peace of mind and internal harmony—Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts is consistently listed among the top hotels of Asia.

Banyan Tree Macau is an exclusive resort comprising 250 suites and 10 pool villas. It is the first high-rise urban resort in the world to feature private indoor relaxation pools in all of its expansive suites, and the only luxury hotel in Macau with full-sized resort villas amidst private gardens with a private swimming pool.

Each opulent suite and villa is a tribute to Oriental design, with high ceilings and ornate furnishings, complemented by auspicious vermillion red accents.

All guests receive a myriad of top-of-the-line comforts, including LCD TV, stereo system, mini safe, mini bar, bathrobes and turndown service in the evenings. Villa guests can also enjoy Banyan Tree’s famed Asian hospitality through a dedicated butler service provided by the exclusively appointed Resort Host.

Hotel Okura Macau

The legendary Okura Hotels & Resorts brings its signature blend of modern comfort and tradition to the Galaxy Macau™, providing a distinctly Japanese interpretation of “World Class, Asian Heart” hospitality for guests at this spectacular resort. Leisure and business travelers at Hotel Okura Macau can choose from opulent suites or luxurious guest rooms that offer the highest-quality relaxation through Okura’s harmonious combination of function and comfort. Okura was founded on the principle that its hotels must consistently offer the best accommodation, cuisine and service … a complete experience that visitors to Macau may now experience for the first time, only at Galaxy Macau.

Galaxy Hotel

The Galaxy Hotel’s 1,500 rooms and suites represent an evolution of resort accommodations. Luxurious and beautiful, these contemporary rooms offer five-star amenities throughout and stunning views that stretch to the city or water landscape. They also afford guests a level of deep comfort that conveys a kind of respect that only a host with true Asian Heart can present.

Banyan Tree SPA
The renowned award-winning Banyan Tree Spa offers a myriad of Asian health and beauty treatments and therapies as well as Banyan Tree Gallery products, which helping make the Galaxy Macau™ the most complete holiday destination in the city. Discover a Sanctuary for the Senses amidst more than 2,800 square meters of treatment rooms and facilities, staffed by gracious and professional therapists and framed by twin tropical pools. It’s World-Class relaxation delivered with Asian Heart only at Galaxy Macau.

Grand Resort Deck
The Galaxy Macau’s amazing Grand Resort Deck makes it Macau’s first true resort, offering guests all the pleasures of a tropical holiday. Swim in the world’s largest skytop wave pool, build a sandcastle, or simply pull up a lounge chair and sunbathe along 150 meters of shoreline.


Spaccanapoli, the best pizza in Sanremo (Italy)

6 May 2011

Do you want to eat a real Neapolitan pizza? The answer is in Sanremo in the Riviera di Fiori near the beautiful city of Imperia and the restaurant is Spaccanapoli.

The pizzeria is Spaccanapoli Sanremo, Via Nino Bixio a short walk from the centerand the Piazza Brescia, the square where the nightlife takes place in San Remo. Family run, as you can tell from the name of the owners are from Naples and in addition to being Spaccanapoli pizzeria also serves as a restaurant. The restaurant has only one room and a conservatory which in total has around forty-five covered. Specialty pizzas are the restaurant’s French fries, fried and stuffed the pants closed, and the delights of Sorrento, the lemon cake with cream, of course, made ​​withlemons from the Amalfi Coast. The closing day of the pizzeria is on Monday. Reservations are recommended during the week the room being small.

31, Via Nino Bixio – 18038 Sanremo (IM) – Italy
tel: : +39 0184 542669


The best Indian restaurant in Bangkok: Rang Mahal at Rembrandt Hotel

29 April 2011

This truly exceptional Indian restaurant offers exquisite cuisine in an elegant sophisticated setting. Live music, candle light reflecting the warm ambiance of the room, mixed with the luscious colors of India make this a unique experience of fine dining. Rang Mahal’s enchanting main dining room is festive and perfect for a large group and socializing. There are also quiet corners and a slightly separate room for soft conversation or a bit of romance. You will find a sophisticated crowd of Thai, Indian and Western patrons enjoying the Rang Mahal experience. Come and join us. Bon Appetit!

It is rare for an ethnic restaurant in a hotel to achieve the status of “most authentic,” but this is precisely what the Rang Mahal at the Rembrandt Hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 18 has done. Ask a member of Bangkok’s Indian community for the name of the city’s best Indian restaurant and the answer will most likely be “Rang Mahal.”

The reason for the success of the restaurant lies with the ownership of the Rembrandt Hotel; this large and impressive independent hotel is owned by Thai nationals of Indian descent. Although all of the hotel’s restaurants are excellent, the owners are proud of their heritage and make a special effort to ensure that the Rang Mahal is of signal quality. Located on the top floor of the 26-storey hotel, the popular dining spot is spacious, heavily carpeted and elegantly decorated in a style that communicates it is Indian without the artificial excesses found in many ethnic restaurants.

Blessed with enormous windows, many of the tables at Rang Mahal offer spectacular views of the city and the nearby Queen Sirikit Convention Centre. One of the tables, described by the restaurant’s manager as the “Honeymoon Table”, is located where two seamless windows form a corner with a view that is probably the most spectacular offered at any restaurant in Bangkok. The table, which is extremely popular, must be reserved well in advance and has a special menu available featuring champagne.

Another unique element of the Rang Mahal is the private dining room, which is a great place for a private party or company meal, as the terrace, which is directly attached to the room, provides an impressive setting for cocktails while viewing Bangkok’s spectacular skyline. For those who simply prefer cocktails and Indian snacks while enjoying a stunning view, the terrace can be used without reserving the private dining room. There are also two other private dining rooms available.

The tables without views are in the middle of the restaurant near the group of Indian musicians who perform authentic and relaxing Indian music six nights a week. The musicians, have been flown in from the Indian subcontinent and add immeasurably to the restaurant’s intriguing ambiance.

The Rang Mahal features food from northern India and this means the tandoor oven plays a role in much of what is served. The Rang Mahal possesses two of these ancient charcoal-fired clay ovens and they turn out a wide selection of breads and other delicious items. If you have never seen a tandoor oven in action, ask the manager to show you the kitchen. He will proudly describe the ovens and what is cooked in them.

During our visit, we particularly enjoyed the murgh tikka; tender pieces of boneless chicken marinated and cooked in the clay oven and the tandoori prawns; jumbo prawns marinated in Indian spices and finished in the charcoal oven. The tandoor is known for the flat breads it produces and those served at Rang Mahal are spectacularly good. Our party also thoroughly enjoyed the roganjosh kashmiri; pot-roasted mutton cooked in thick onion gravy with selected Indian spices and the palak aap ki pasand; creamed spinach with cottage cheese. In fact, everything we ate was delicious and we are sure the other items on the menu are just as good.

There are numerous vegetarian items on the menu, including some outstanding kebabs and some delicious vegetable curries. There are vegetarian and non-vegetarian set menus available at both lunch and dinner. One of the most popular lunchtime meals is the special Vegetarian Thali Lunch.

The Rang Mahal is open daily for both lunch and dinner. On Sundays from 11:00-14:30 there is a popular buffet brunch with live music and over 60 different items on offer. If you have never eaten Indian food before, the buffet provides a marvellous introduction to this unique and delicious cuisine. At only THB 510++, it represents great value for money.

For Indian food at its finest, served in an elegant and sophisticated setting, the Rang Mahal is the place to go when in Bangkok. Reservations are a must at this popular restaurant. The number to call is 0-2261-7100.

Address: Sukhumvit Soi 18 – Bangkok – Thailand
c/o Rembrandt Hotel Top floor – 26th floor
About halfway between Asok and Phrom Phong BTS stops

For reservations, please contact: +66 2 261 7100 ext 7532

Opening hours:
Daily for lunch from 11.30 – 14.30 hours
Daily for dinner from 18.30 – 23.00 hours
Sunday brunch from 11.00 – 14.30 hours each Sunday

Thailand Tatler Thailand’s Best Restaurants 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011
Bangkok’s Best Restaurant Awards 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007


Zanotti Italian restaurant in Bangkok

29 April 2011

Zanotti ‘Il Ristorante Italiano’ has imposed itself as an expression of the finest Italian Dining in Bangkok.

Zanotti’s unique atmosphere is immediately noticeable from the moment you enter the restaurant. You will be met by an artistically engraved brass bull, a powerful symbol of Torino, the home town of Chef Zanotti, and the symbol of our restaurant and its specialty cuisine.

The impeccable attention to detail, encompassing the décor of Zanotti’s and the committed service that we provide, lends itself to the full enjoyment of our cuisine and wines. The final outcome of this marriage of ambience, service and food is what our customers call, “The Zanotti Experience”.

Whatever the purpose of your visit to Zanotti’s, whether it be business, a family event or romantic soirée, we aim not only to satisfy your needs, but to excel and raise your standards.

The diverse menu will satisfy the most discerning of palates and for those looking something a little different, our ‘Specials’ will never fail to disappoint.

All of our ingredients are of the highest quality and many rare and special products, difficult to find even in Italy, are specifically imported to tempt the most refined of tastes.

Whatever will be your dining: romantic, business, family event, we will not only satisfy your need, but uplift your standard.

More than 600 labels of wine are available from our reserve, with a wide selection of Spirit, and Cigars to attract the most “aficionados”.

Il Ristorante Zanotti was founded 11 years ago in the Silom and Sathorn area, one of Bangkok’s most cosmopolitan and elite districts.

From the very beginning, and under the careful supervision of Chef Gianmaria Zanotti, the restaurant positioned itself at the highest level in terms of Italian cuisine on the international scene.

Zanotti, distinguished by the quality of service and of its’ products, and guided by the renowned talents of Chef Gianmaria, immediately became a familiar brand representing quality Italian food.

The determination of Chef Gianmaria, who never compromises the classical Italian taste to better suit the Oriental palate, coupled with his ability to educate the clientele as to the quality of typical Italian products, immediately reaped rewards.

Throughout the years, the success of Zanotti has been driven in part by the ever growing demand from both Thai and international consumer for products of the highest quality. Chef Gianmaria’s achievements have affirmed Zanotti’s position in the uppermost echelons of international restaurants, regardless of the nationality of the cuisine.

Address : 21/2 1st Floor, Saladaeng Colonnade Condominium,Silom Rd., Silom Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Tel. : +66 2 636-0002 ,+66 2 636-0266 Fax : +66 2 636-0221



Gianni finest Italian restaurant in Bangkok

29 April 2011

Gianni Ristorante cuisine is based on the three main principles of Mediterranean style, modernity and top quality raw ingredients. It is Mediterranean because its origins are steeped in the culinary traditions of Italy, which the interpretation of Gianni Favro then freely interprets and modifies. It is modern thanks not only to the extensive use of extra-virgin olive oil instead of other fat, meats to fit a more up-to-date lifestyle, but also to the use of the most advanced cooking techniques and technologies available. But the essential building block of our cuisine is the availability of the highest quality raw materials: for ten years we have sought out Italian artisan food producers and found the best way to be shipped to Bangkok bi-weekly in order to have the freshest and most fragrant ingredients like at any morning market in Italy.

The wine cellar is unique, 250 labels of the most representative wines, rigorously all from Italy representing – not only for the extensive collection of great wines, but also for the importance given to the temperature that houses them. All the wines are stored in air-conditioned or refrigerators because we believe that wines should get as little temperature shocks as possible and . Inside, the temperature is perfect for the ‘king’ Barolo, the bubbles of Franciacorta, the big super-Tuscan and rising stars of the southern part of Italy.

Address: 34/1 Soi Tonson Ploenchit Road – Bangkok 10330
Telephone: +66 2252-1619

Gianni’s restaurant is situated in the heart of the city. Soi Tonson is near Chidlom BTS Station and is facing Central Department Store in Chidlom.

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