® has been selected by RLH Properties, a company listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange and owner of Hotel Villa Magna in Madrid, Spain, to manage the iconic property following a thoughtful enhancement that will be undertaken by RLH Properties. This will be the brand’s first hotel in Spain and fourth operation in Europe, where Rosewood is also expanding into other prime locations.
Situated in the heart of Madrid, on the revered Paseo de la Castellana, a grand boulevard lined with renowned and architecturally impressive restaurants, shops and attractions, the beloved property will debut as Rosewood Villa Magna following a refurbishment, during which the property will remain open, that will incorporate a contemporary design, displaying an inspired interpretation of Spain’s capital city. The hotel is centrally located, immediately neighboring the prestigious Serrano shopping district, and other well-known nearby landmarks such as the Golden Triangle of Art, home to the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofía Museums. Villa Magna is currently closed as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19 and will reopen on September 1, 2020 operating independently until Rosewood assumes management once the refurbishment works have come to an end towards late 2021.
“As one of the world’s most alluring cultural capitals, Madrid is an ideal destination in which to raise the Rosewood flag, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to join together with our valued partners at RLH to breathe new life into one of the city’s most prolific properties, Villa Magna,” said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “A mecca for arts, culture and cuisine that perfectly balances the old with the new, Madrid offers the perfect canvas for our guiding A Sense of Place®philosophy. We look forward to bringing our differentiated approach to ultra-luxury hospitality to Spain with this special hotel.”
With a refreshed contemporary sense of style and service that speaks to today’s travelers, Rosewood Villa Magna will feature 150 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms and suites, distinct dining experiences and an inspired Sense, A Rosewood Spa.
“The iconic Villa Magna plays an important part in Madrid’s history, and as such we are proud to embark on this new journey with our exceptional team at the Villa Magna and together with Rosewood Hotel Group towards enhancing this unique asset that enjoys an irreplaceable location and taking it to the next level of luxury. We are excited to add our third Rosewood property to the RLH portfolio, alongside sister resorts Rosewood Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico and the upcoming Rosewood Mandarina in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico,” said Borja Escalada, CEO of RLH Properties.
Rosewood Villa Magna will add to Rosewood’s network of distinctive European properties, which currently includes Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany, Rosewood London and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris. Additional properties set to open within the next three years include Rosewood Vienna (2022), Rosewood Munich (2023), Rosewood Venice (2023) and Rosewood Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London (TBD). For more information on Rosewood Villa Magna, please visit.
MoMA Design Store Hong Kong handpicks a selection of products for the outdoors, sustainably produced accessories and tableware, and exciting new seasonal arrivals to brighten up your summer. With the aim of reaching people’s daily lives through creativity and inspiration, the store offers a well-edited selection of products to highlight the latest in design-concepts from around the world.
Embrace the Outdoors
Prepare for rooftop parties and weekend camping this summer with lightweight outdoor furniture, portable lamps and the special edition IZIPIZI for MoMA sunglasses.
Sustainability & Good Design
This summer, MoMA Design Store highlights its sustainable, eco-friendly items for you and your home- from delightful tote bags handcrafted with recycled plastic to elegant tableware made with bamboo and recyclable thermoplastic.
First collaboration with legendary American artist Raymond Pettibon, David Zwirner gallery, and THE SKATEROOM, MoMA Design Store Hong Kong will exclusively offer two iconic limited skateboard editions exploring surfer themes.
THE SKATEROOM has also collaborated with The Estate of Keith Haring to design the whimsical Keith Haring Untitled Skateboards.
MoMA Design Store Address:
Shop 135, 1F, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon, Hong Kong
7-eleven always intends to surprise their customers. The new concept store is launching with Carlsberg. This is their first concept store, located in Discovery Bay.
Hence 3 new beers are presenting: 、 which only for sale in this concept store.
The pandemic in Hong Kong has been fluctuating this past month, while it is still in the air how long it will last, Hong Kong people are starting to ease into this lifestyle as the ‘new normal’. Thus, dining out while being conscious of their surroundings have been what people are opting for. On the other hand, Laclary has been running its gears helping restaurants get certified with the brand new ‘Hygiene Care for Diners’ program.
Restaurants like GyuGyu ShabuShabu and Farmhouse have been one of the certified restaurants, making the first wave of confirmed restaurants list more than 25 impressive and reputable restaurants in Hong Kong. With the continuous help of Laclary’s ‘Hygiene Care for Diners’ program, one can search and dine in any of the certified restaurants with most ease. What are steps that one has to take in order to get themselves to a Laclary-certified restaurant? Which are the confirmed restaurants that one can go? How will Laclary help businesses in Hong Kong once the pandemic is over?
Once a restaurant is certified with Laclary, it will be added onto the online dashboard, while Laclary also develops a unique digital platform page for the restaurant to showcase attributes like basic restaurant information, daily real-time cleaning records, promoted signature dishes and such. Consumers may go on to Laclary’s website by computers, tablets or phones to access the website and browse for the information about the specific restaurants he or she is interested in going.
After one inspects all the details available on the platform and decides to go to the restaurant, they can also easily scan the QR code available at the entrance of the restaurant to once again check out the real-time updates then. The steps are simple, easy to follow and one does not need any added- on software except an online device to check out the state of cleanliness of a restaurant.
Address : Level 1, Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2252 5237
During the second half of 2019, two British pilots circumnavigated the world in a Spitfire for the first time in the history of aviation. The main partner of the “Silver Spitfire - The Longest Flight” expedition, IWC has now created an exceptional pilot’s watch to honour the record-breaking flight of Steve Boultbee Brooks and Matt Jones.
On August 5, 2019, Boultbee Brooks and Jones took off from the Goodwood Aerodrome in the south of England in a beautifully restored “Silver Spitfire”. On their four-month-long record flight around the world, they covered more than 43,000 kilometres and made stops in more than 20 countries.
The Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Spitfire Edition “Mission Accomplished” (Ref. IW510506) is limited to 500 pieces. A unique engraving on the case back commemorates the successful completion of the “Silver Spitfire - The Longest Flight” expedition, which IWC supported as the primary sponsor and “Official Timekeeper”.
This version of the Big Pilot’s Watch in the Spitfire design has a green dial and a case made of bronze, a material which develops a unique patina over time. The large- digit date at “12 o’clock” is represented by a double date ring, one for the 10s and a second one for the 1s.
The hand-wound, IWC-manufactured 59235 calibre offers a power reserve of 8 days. The power reserve indicator is located on the back of the watch and is visible through a porthole in the titanium case back.
A soft-iron inner cage effectively protects the movement from the effects of magnetic fields on the watch’s accuracy. The front glass is specially secured against any sudden drop of air pressure in the cockpit.
Treat yourself to a well-deserved break away from the hustle and bustle, and bask in a city oasis of comfort and convenience at Gateway Hotel.
From now until 31 July 2020, guests can stay at Gateway Hotel for a full 24 hours from check-in, starting from HK$688 per room per night, with an early check-in at 2pm and late check-out at 2pm the next day.
Rate includes the following privileges:
● Guaranteed early check-in at 2pm
● Guaranteed late check-out at 2pm
● Complimentary in-room mini-bar (replenished darling