This festive season, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong has prepared an array of celebratory activities, including a charity sale of McDull plush toy, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, as well as themed countdown parties, a dazzling selection of dining offers, gourmet hampers and holiday gifts.
Limited-edition “McDull Christmas Tree” Charity Sale
In collaboration with renowned local illustrator Alice Mak, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong and Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong present the limited-edition “McDull Christmas Tree” plush toy for this year’s fundraising campaign. Proceeds will go directly to Heep Hong Society – one of Hong Kong’s largest service providers of early intervention and education for children with autism and specific learning difficulties. For more information about this charity, please visit www.heephong.org
“We are delighted to celebrate the fourth year of partnership between the hotel and Heep Hong Society with such a well-loved character,” said Wolfgang Krueger, vice president and general manager of Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong. “By supporting this charity sale, guests are not only buying a lovely and limited-edition plush toy as Christmas gift for their loved ones, they are also contributing towards a meaningful Christmas present for children with special needs.”
“I love creating different images for McDull and this time, dressing him up as a Christmas tree. I have placed a lot of colourful ornaments and a comfortable cushion for McDull to sit on. I wish everyone a joyful, comfortable and fruitful Christmas,” Ms. Mak said.
Priced at HK$150 each, “McDull Christmas Tree” is available for sale at both hotels.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
A tree lighting ceremony will be held in the hotel’s lobby on 3 December 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Officiating at the event are Hotel Manager Gabriele Lombardo, the Patron of Heep Hong Society and Hong Kong’s First Lady, Mrs. Regina Leung and Heep Hong Society’s Chairman, Dr. Henry Au Yeung, JP. The Heep Hong Society children’s choir will perform carols in the lobby after the lighting ceremony.
Themed Countdown Parties
On New Year’s Eve, guests can bid a fond farewell to 2013 in one of these themed parties:
Restaurant Petrus, level 56
Gala dinner HK$4,088 per person
Guests will be dazzled by the splendour of “La Belle Époque” - the beautiful era in French history when art, music, literature and haute couture flourished in joy and prosperity. This New Year’s Eve will be reminiscent of this golden age with salon music and classic French tunes at Restaurant Petrus. Under the buoyant atmosphere highlighted by posh decoration and the service team’s new look, guests can take pleasure in an extravagant eight-course dinner prepared by Chef Frederic Chabbert.
Lobster Bar and Grill, level 6
Gala dinner and countdown party HK$2,888 per person
Countdown party (from 10 p.m. onwards) Minimum food or beverage consumption of HK$500 per person
Guests can experience the glamour of cabaret ambiance at Lobster Bar and Grill this New Year’s Eve. They can relax in an enchanting atmosphere with cheerful rhythms by talented musicians, while enjoying the six-course menu prepared by Chef Kevin Lee for the last night of 2013.
Lobby Lounge, level 6
Gala dinner and countdown party HK$2,988 per person
Includes a half-bottle Champagne per person (or one bottle per couple)
The clock winds back 50 years and as guests step into 1960s Hong Kong at the Lobby Lounge this New Year’s Eve and experience the iconic decade that epitomises the “East meets West” culture of colonial Hong Kong. The countdown to the New Year begins with loved ones over Champagne, while sophisticated music performance serenades the chic lounge with golden oldies.
Reservations can be made and tickets purchased from the festive desk located in the hotel’s lobby from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily between 2 and 31 December 2013. For enquiries, please call Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong on (852) 2820 8372 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Direct restaurant enquiries or reservations:
Restaurant Petrus: (852) 2820 8590
cafe TOO: (852) 2820 8571
Nadaman: (852) 2820 8570
Lobster Bar and Grill: (852) 2820 8560
Lobby Lounge: (852) 2877 3838 extension 8224
Summer Palace: (852) 2820 8552
Island Gourmet (852) 2820 8550
All prices are subject to a 10 per cent service charge.
Kindly note that Restaurant Petrus can accommodate children aged six and above.
Gifts for the Holiday Season
Island Shangri-La has prepared a wide range of festive goodies and gift options for guests to delight family and friends.
Roast Vermont turkey, 4kg (before cooking) HK$680
Roast Vermont turkey, 6kg (before cooking) HK$980
Honey glazed ham (per kg) HK$240
Turkey stuffing (per 100g) HK$60
Extra side dish (Brussels sprouts, mixed vegetables HK$200
and mashed potato)
Gourmet Hampers – Traditional Selection
• Merry Berry Hamper HK$1,488
McDull charity plush toy, home-made Christmas cookies, home-made Christmas stollen, panettone, amaretti, Shangri-La chocolate bars, jam, organic orecchiette, tea, red wine
• Holly Hamper HK$2,388
McDull charity plush toy, home-made Christmas cookies, home-made Christmas stollen, panettone, amaretti, Shangri-La chocolate bars, jam, white asparagus, goose foie gras mousse, black truffle olive oil, organic orecchiette, tea, red wine, white wine
• Golden Circle Hamper HK$2,688
McDull charity plush toy, home-made Christmas stollen, amaretti, Shangri-La chocolate bars, home-made caramelised hazelnuts, candy walnuts, organic marmalade, organic honey, organic orecchiette, Shangri-La tea, Tattinger Champagne
• Winter Wonderland Hamper HK$3,188
McDull charity plush toy, home-made gingerbread, home-made Christmas stollen, Christmas pudding, Shangri-La chocolate bars, chocolate powder, white asparagus, bloc of goose foie gras, black truffle paté, organic pesto sauce, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, organic orecchiette, tea, red wine, Taittinger Champagne
• White Christmas Hamper HK$4,888
McDull charity plush toy, home-made gingerbread, home-made Christmas stollen, Christmas pudding, Shangri-La chocolate bars, caramelised almonds, jam, organic honey, bloc of goose foie gras, black truffle paté, extra virgin olive oil set, aged balsamic vinegar, Himalayan pink salt, tea, premium red wine, Dom Perignon Champagne
Gourmet Hampers – Oriental Selection
• Santa's Hamper HK$1,888
McDull charity plush toy, home-made Christmas stollen, Shangri-La chocolate bars, home-made caramelised hazelnuts, caramelised almonds, jam, premium shitake and porcini gift box, black olive paté, Chinese tea, red wine
• Mistletoe joy HK$3,688
McDull charity plush toy, home-made Christmas stollen, amaretti, Shangri-La chocolate bars, home-made caramelised hazelnuts, caramelised almonds, jam, organic honey, can of abalone, mushroom, porcini gift box, Summer palace X.O. sauce, black olive paté, premium Chinese tea, tea, red wine
• Imperial Hamper HK$6,388
McDull charity plush toy, home-made Christmas stollen, Shangri-La chocolate bars, home-made caramelised hazelnuts, caramelised almonds, bird nest, can of abalone, fish maw, mushroom, porcini gift box, Summer Palace X.O. sauce, premium Chinese tea, premium red wine, Dom Perignon Champagne
Delivery service to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories can be arranged for HK$150, HK$200 and HK$300, respectively.
Christmas hampers are available from 17 November 2013. To place orders, please call Island Gourmet at (852) 2820 8551 or e-mail email@example.com.
This season for giving, the perfect gift for friends this Christmas is a stay at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong. Available between 15 December 2013 and 6 January 2014, guests can enjoy luxurious accommodation starting from HK$4,790 and the following privileges wrapped in Island Shangri-La comfort:
• One-way transfer to Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong from the airport or within Hong Kong
• A 90-minute aromatic massage at the Health Club for two people
Terms and conditions:
• The daily rate is subject to a 10 per cent service charge
• The daily rate is applicable to single or double occupancy
• The rate and benefits are subject to a minimum stay of two consecutive nights
Please quote the booking code “FES” when making reservations via telephone number (852) 2820 8333 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, visit www.shangri la.com/island.
About Alice Mak
Alice Mak is the illustrator of the McMug and McDull characters. In 1990, she created the McMug and McDull series with co-creator Brian Tse and licensed a series of related products. With the great popularity of the characters, she ventured into animation films known as My Life as McDull, McDull, Prince de la Bun and McDull – Kungfu Ding Ding Dong, which all gained strong and reputable recognition in local and overseas markets. Ms Mak has just finished the fifth McDull movie, McDull, The Pork of Music, with a musical theme. The film was released in August 2012.
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