And now his autobiography brings us full circle back to film, with a feature-length documentary directed by Luca Guadagnino and presented at the Venice Film Festival.
and includes four kinds of tea pastries and savouries, scones with jams, a fruit plate and coffee or tea. To heighten the enjoyment, a glass of Veuve Clicquot Brut, NV Champagne is available when ordering the tea set at an additional price of HK$128.
Travel + Leisure today announced the results of its annual World’s Best awards, honoring Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® and nine properties within its distinguished portfolio. 2020 marks the sixth consecutive year that Rosewood has received recognition as part of the awards’ “Best Hotel Brands” category, demonstrating its strong positioning within the ultra-luxury hospitality industry. In addition to the brand-level honor, nine individual properties in the collection have been recognized as “Top Hotels” in their respective destinations including Rosewood Beijing (Beijing, China); The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (New York, New York); Rosewood Hotel Georgia (Vancouver, British Columbia); Las Ventanasal Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort (Los Cabos, Mexico); Rosewood London (London, England); Rosewood Mayakoba (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Rosewood Miramar Beach (Montecito, California); Rosewood Sand Hill (Menlo Park, California) and Rosewood San Miguel de Allende (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico).
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ continued presence as part of Travel + Leisure’s prestigious awards program is a testament to the brand’s promise to provide today’s travelers with extraordinary experiences and services that speak to their personal preferences and priorities. Rooted in a guiding philosophy of A Sense of Place®, wherein the local sensibilities of a destination are woven into the identity of its respective hotel, as well as a notion of Relationship Hospitality, which maintains that true hospitality springs from the building and nurturing of genuine connections with the cultures and communities of the world, Rosewood is renowned for its deliverance of authentic and transformative travel experiences that leave a lasting impression on guests, associates and locals alike.
“Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best list is one of the most trusted resources in the industry, and it is a great to have Rosewood Hotels & Resorts recognized at both the brand and property level by the magazine and its sophisticated readers,” said Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “These incredible achievements are a testament to the commitment of our associates around the world to positively impact each and every one of our guests, and we thank them for their dedication to the brand as well as to the travel and hospitality industry at large.”
This year, Rosewood and Rosewood Beijing both earned spots on the awards program’s coveted “Top 100 Best Hotels in the World” list, garnering rankings of 56 and 82, respectively. Both properties also achieved additional accolades in their respective regions, with Rosewood Beijing receiving the highest in the “Top Hotels in Beijing” category, as well as a number nine ranking within the “Top 15 Asia City Hotels” list, and Rosewood placing second in the “Top 25 Resort Hotels in Mexico” segment.
2020 marks the inaugural year that Rosewood Miramar Beach has been recognized as part of the program, placing among the “Top 15 Resort Hotels in California” and the “Top 25 Resorts in the U.S. That Are Perfect for Families.” It is also the fifth year that Rosewood San Miguel de Allende and Las al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort have been included on the lists of the “Top 5 City Hotels in Mexico” and the “Top 25 Resort Hotels in Mexico,” respectively. Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s position as number two on this year’s list of the “Top 10 Canada City Hotels,” marks the hotel’s seventh consecutive year in the awards.
Additional of note include The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel’s seventh place ranking in the category of the “Top 15 Hotels in New York City;” Rosewood London’s tenth place spot on the “Top 10 City Hotels in London” list; and Rosewood Sand Hill’s recognition as number eleven in the “Top 15 Resort Hotels in California” category. On a brand-level, beyond Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ placement within the “Best Hotel Brands” category, the company also achieved recognition among “Hotel Brands that Offer the Most Bang for Your Buck.”
The World’s Best awards are determined by a survey developed by the editors of Travel + Leisure, in association , that compiles the top travel experiences across the world for readers to rate. For four months, readers were invited to participate through Travel + Leisure’s print magazine, tablet edition, newsletters, social media and website. Respondents were asked to rate a wide range of hospitality brands and offerings on several characteristics, selecting a rating of excellent, above average, average, below average, or poor across each category, which were then accumulated and averaged to determine the final scores.
Those wanting to make a few wishes while gazing up at the shooting stars can get ready to put together a long list over the coming weeks. This is because between 17 July and 24 August 2020 the sky will put on a spectacular light show: the Perseid meteor shower will illuminate the night skies with a myriad of shooting stars over the middle latitudes. The pinnacle of the shower will be on 12 August, when it is expected that 100 meteors will be visible each hour. When making your wishes, you could hope for a watch that commemorates this astronomic event like no other: the SAXONIA THIN with a copper-blue dial.
The solid silver dial is coated with an ultra-thin layer of shimmering copper-blue goldstone. Thousands of copper-oxide crystals integrated within the material liven up the deep blue with their playful reflections and sparkle like a captivating starry night sky, just like with the meteor shower in summer, whose name is derived from the Perseus constellation. This is the supposed starting point of the Perseid meteors. In fact, the meteors don’t come from a faraway galaxy, but instead from a neighbouring planetary system. As it orbits the sun, the earth collides every year in summer with fragments of the 109P/Swift–Tuttle comet, which is just 26 kilometres in diameter. The particles burn up when they enter the atmosphere, thereby creating countless shooting stars.
The technical name of the comet sounds almost like a calibre designation. The calibre of the SAXONIA THIN is L093.1 and it conceals the flattest movement from A. Lange & Söhne. With a diameter of 28 millimetres, the manually wound calibre that is finished to the highest standards and assembled twice is just 2.9 millimetres high. The 39-millimetre-wide white-gold case is also relatively flat at 6.2 millimetres high. The thin hands and appliques made of rhodiumed gold match the colour of the case material, and a dark-blue leather strap with solid white-gold buckle rounds off the elegant look.
The dial allows you to see the wonderful starry sky, even if there is a lot of light pollution or clouds. Weather permitting, it is recommended to watch the Perseid meteor shower from a dark location – preferably in the countryside. The hill overlooking the watchmaking town of Glashütte in the sparsely populated eastern Ore Mountains is where Ferdinand Adolph Lange founded his pocket watch manufactory 175 years ago and is the perfect place to catch a glimpse of the shooting stars.
IWC was the first Swiss luxury watch brand to reference these global best-practice standards in 2018. The company reinforced its commitment to transparent, responsible business practices by setting targets for 2020 that address sustainability. It is now delivering on its commitment to report biennially.
The publication of this report marks IWC’s progress in integrating sustainability into decision-making and managing its social and environmental impacts to add value to society.
AN INDUSTRY LEADER IN SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING
IWC leads the luxury watch industry in its transparent and collaborative approach towards sustainability. As makers of finely-crafted watches built to last for generations by combining centuries-old techniques and cutting-edge technology, long-term thinking has always underpinned IWC’s approach to pursuing excellence.
Having set its first sustainability targets for 2020 in 2017, IWC Schaffhausen is proud to have successfully:
• Achieved its environmental targets, reducing greenhouse
gas emissions by 10% and average packaging weight and
volume by 30%
• Achieved its targets to reach gender equality in training,
double its annual corporate volunteering hours, and reduce the absence rate by 10% by promoting health and wellbeing
• Achieved Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) Code of Practices recertification
FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
IWC applies long-term thinking in its approach to handcrafting timepieces and in holding itself to the highest standards of sustainability. It was the first luxury watch brand to meet the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)’s revised 2019 Code of Practices standards, which includes stronger provisions for responsible business practices and supply chain management. IWC was recognised by the RJC to have adopted good practices beyond legal requirements including sourcing, employer responsibility, and investment in local communities.
IWC also works at global and local levels in its ongoing management of environmental impacts – from designing sustainable mechanisms in its state-of-the-art Schaffhausen Manufacturing Centre, to sourcing 100% renewable electricity worldwide, both within the past two years. The company also invests in its local community as an employer, and was the first luxury watch brand to receive a ‘Great Place to WorkTM’ certification in Switzerland – 90% of colleagues said they were proud to be a part of the IWC family.
“When we published the watch industry’s first sustainability report to GRI standards two years ago, we provided a window into our world, which had never before been offered by a Swiss luxury watch company. Living up to our commitment to transparency has brought us closer to our customers, suppliers, communities and colleagues in ways we had not anticipated. It has been a truly inspiring journey and I am proud of IWC’s momentum so far. Acting sustainably is a collective, continuous and collaborative effort with no end state, so we are the first to recognise that even more progress can be made. We will continue holding ourselves accountable in having a positive impact, driven by the same pioneering spirit as our founder in 1868,” explains Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.
TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Increasing transparency will be an ongoing endeavour, as will implementing circular economy principles beyond those already pursued, which include reusing heat generated by production processes, recycling gold, and developing sustainable new materials.
IWC has set clear targets for 2022 focussed on environmental sustainability and diversity. These include achieving Equal Pay certification, doubling the share of women in management compared to a 2017 baseline, developing and implementing a Green I.T. strategy, and implementing a blueprint for sustainable events.
Franziska Gsell, Chief Marketing Officer and Sustainability Committee Chair said: “Our ongoing and consistent dialogues with stakeholders help us continuously improve how we manage our social and environmental impact across the value chain. Our commitment to publishing Sustainability Reports biennially is one of the ways in which we are holding ourselves accountable towards managing our impacts responsibly, and we are determined to make further progress in integrating sustainability into our decision-making on an ongoing basis.”
Exhilarate your senses as K11 MUSEA presents the all-new pioneering POP FICTION art experience to Hong Kong this summer. Sharing positive impact through art, K11 MUSEA continue their mission to inspire and create shared value in the community with their first #ShareToInspireBid online charity art barter bidding. This project unites 10 global talents including celebrity Carina Lau, singer-songwriter Leah Dou and internationally celebrated artist Philip Colbert, to design exclusive Snow Angel Mickey artworks for public barter bids from 26 July -7 August 2020. From 25 July, these exclusive creations will be shown at the Gold Ball on the second floor of K11 MUSEA. Proceeds of the winning barter bids from the public and proceeds donated by K11 will go to Make-A-Wish Hong Kong to help grant life-changing wishes to children.
“I am excited to join the creative force behind K11 MUSEA's #ShareToInspireBid campaign to help Make-A-Wish Hong Kong fulfill wishes for children with critical illnesses. Titled “Love me, Love me not”, my design is about pursuing your dreams and love, to seize your chances and opportunities. - C arina Lau on K11 MUSEA #ShareToInspireBid campaign
A Snow Angel is the outline of an angel, formed by swinging its hands and feet to form an angel in the snow. Snow Angel Mickey is inspired by the popular children's game, representing the innocence and imagination of children enjoying themselves. Designed by art platform APPortfolio, this dynamic character brings art, culture and trending elements together in a cross-cultural expression.
K11 MUSEA #ShareToInspireBid to realize wishes for Make-A-Wish Hong Kong
This summer, K11 MUSEA is re-inventing the online art scene with a ‘Money Can’t Buy’ public online barter bid designed to inspire and create shared value in the community. Held in partnership with Make-A-Wish Hong Kong, the K11 MUSEA #ShareToInspireBid creative charity barter bid grants life-changing wishes to those in need.
From 26 July to 7 August 2020, K11 MUSEA will open barter bids to the public for special Snow Angel Mickey artworks created by 10 international artists & celebrities - including not-to-be-missed exclusive designs by Carina Lau; Leah Dou; multimedia artist and designer David Flores; British contemporary pop artist Philip Colbert; Hong Kong artists Kristopher Ho, Bao Ho, Messy Desk, Parents Parents; Guangzhou graffiti artist Satr, and Make-A-Wish Hong Kong Wish Child Kina Fan (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma recovered patient) with a dream of becoming a costume designer. The process will unfold as follows:
1. View the bidding topics set by Make-A-Wish Hong Kong and Snow Angel Mickey design on #ShareToInspireBid minisite (https://bit.ly/3iUK6ET) . Every day from 26– 30 July 2020, the artists will also introduce their Snow Angel Mickey (30cm) design inspiration via livestream on K11 MUSEA channel.
2. To bid for the figurines, participants must upload their creative offer on Instagram, #ShareToInspireBid, and tag the artist*. Approved Instagram posts will be uploaded on #ShareToInspireBid minisite. *Instagram account must be set to public.
3. The artist and Make-A-Wish Hong Kong will select the most innovative and creative barter bid that fulfills the children’s wishes as a winner.
4. The winner will donate their creative bid to Make-A-Wish Hong Kong. K11 will also donate HK$20 to Make-A-Wish Hong Kong for each approved bid submission on Instagram.
5. After Make-A-Wish Hong Kong receives the donation, winners will receive a Snow Angel Mickey figurine of the topic they successfully bid for.
The winning bids from the 10 Snow Angel Mickey artworks designed by the esteemed prominent artists and celebrities will directly go to Make-A-Wish Hong Kong who will allocate these bids among their patients to fulfill their wishes.
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