Rosewood Hong Kong Celebrates Its Inaugural Holiday Season with an Array of Winter Festivities

November 22, 2019

Rosewood Hong Kong, the vertical estate on the majestic harbour, is immersed in Christmas cheer this holiday season and beckons with a sparkling repertoire. The ultra-luxury hotel dons its first festive holiday mantle and it invites guests to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with indulgent Christmas and New Year’s Eve menus, delectable sleepovers and fun for beloved friends and family.

Sumptuous Festive Feasts at Holt’s Café 

From 21 December to 31 December, the hotel’s cha chaan teng-inspired eaterie Holt’s Café plays home to an alluring holiday experience with set lunch and dinner menus. Diners can toast a magnificent end to the year with a signature blend of local and international cuisine featuring gourmet highlights throughout. For a personalised, bespoke experience, private dining for up to 36 guests is also available at the restaurant’s semi-private dining room.

On Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, the hotel serves a celebratory feast for the ages at Holt’s Café’s Festive Set Dinner with unlimited delights from the kitchen, and a choice of a variety of main courses. Guests can expect holiday favourites including Traditional Christmas Turkey, Lobster Thermidor and Seared Carabineros Prawns gracing the dining tables, paired with a selection of impeccable wines handpicked by Area Wine Director Nicolas Deneux. The indulgent holiday repast includes traditional Yuletide favourites plus all the trimmings – a merry and mouthwatering delight.

Festive Afternoon Tea and Beyond at The Butterfly Room
The gilded interiors of The Butterfly Room offer a gorgeous retreat to enjoy two deluxe festive afternoon teas from 1 December to 1 January. Visitors can celebrate the holiday with Rosewood’s glamorous and festive progression of refined savoury bites, seasonal favourites and warm scones followed by classic pastries and decadent confections, including Christstollen, a classic German festive speciality, and Pistachio and Cherry Yule Log. 

One step further is the “Ultimate” version of the Festive Rosewood Afternoon Tea, which features lavish items including Oscietra caviar avocado espuma, a selection of white truffle sandwiches, and a 24-carat gold signature chocolate cake to further glamourise the festive afternoon tea offerings. For a rich and creamy pairing, Krug Grand Cuvée Champagne can accompany either of the Festive Afternoon Teas.

The skill and creativity on display in The Butterfly Room continues with holiday set dinner menus that blend contemporary inspiration with nostalgic flavours on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. 

Holiday Nibbles and Tipples at DarkSide
An enviable selection of rare aged spirits and flawless tipples awaits at DarkSide this festive season. Sophisticated yet stirring, DarkSide’s year-round enticements are further enhanced during the holidays by an inviting chocolate table and Christmas-inspired cocktails. Festive Fizz (HKD140) made with Riesling Wine, Cognac, Dried Fruits and Spices is a re-interpretation of the traditional mulled wine but served cold and fizzy. On New Year’s Eve, guests can look forward to caviar and Krug Champagne packages, VIP table bookings and live entertainment to truly define merrymaking, from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. 

Seasonal Delights at The Legacy House
On Christmas and New Year’s Eve, The Legacy House’s set menus pay homage to refined Shunde cuisine. Blessed with sweeping harbour views and seven private dining rooms, The Legacy House offers an intimate and spectacular setting for holiday gatherings.

Available on each festive day, set dinner menus feature authentic dishes with premium ingredients such as Double-Boiled Sea Whelk Soup with Matsutake Mushroom and Fish Maw, Bird’s Nest in Pumpkin Broth with Crab Claw and Tofu, and Braised Yoshihama Abalone in Oyster Sauce, for a nourishing and delectable winter feast with family and loved ones. 

A Healthy Celebration at Asaya Kitchen
Diners can end the year on a deliciously healthy note with Asaya Kitchen’s creative, pristine set menus. Available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, these wellness-focused experiences showcase a lighter side to mindful holiday feasting, featuring a range of nutrient-rich, flavourful and natural food prepared with passion and delicate complexity, with a nod to Mediterranean influences. Events can be tailored for up to 20 guests at the Asaya Glass House with a minimum spend of HKD30,000.

Enjoy the Holidays at Asaya
Well-being is optimised this holiday season at the newly launched Asaya Hong Kong with exclusive programmes for individuals and their friends to create fun festive traditions that honour health, self-care and loving community. Progressive, integrative wellness arrives in a destination setting, offering innovative, personalised solutions and tailor-made retreats to create the foundations for optimal performance and urban living.

Friends can gather for a private half or full-day experience at Asaya Social House, tailored for an intimate circle to enjoy Asaya private treatments, lounge time, hydrotherapy, the private steam room and vitality pool. The bonds of friendship are strengthened in an urban wellness setting with Asaya’s expert practitioners, who will create a personalised workshop complete with delectable nibbles from Asaya Kitchen. 

Revellers can get party season ready with Asaya’s advanced skin care treatments. A booking of a Rosewood 360 EviDenS de Beauté facial includes a 50% discount on a Radio Frequency treatment to heighten the results. Guests can also be pampered with the Asaya One Day Wellness Programme to indulge in loving self-care while experiencing the core of Asaya’s integrated philosophy. For an ultimate experience, programmes can be upgraded with a luxurious overnight stay in one of the Asaya Lodges, including a wellness-inspired breakfast at Asaya Kitchen.

Private Gingerbread Making Class 
Rosewood’s youngest guests can craft their very own Christmas gingerbread house for a hands-on holiday experience. Youngsters enter Rosewood’s private kitchen for a fun class to create the ultimate magical Yuletide classic: a fragrant gingerbread house with decorative touches. Parents can also enjoy festive drinks and refreshments during the class. Available on 30 November, 7, 14 and 21 December, this seasonal experience has something for the entire family to enjoy.

A Jubilant Stay at Rosewood Hong Kong
Guests forge unforgettable memories this holiday season at Rosewood Hong Kong with its indulgent Festive Escape room package, available from 25 December to 3 January. Draped in seasonal décor, Rosewood’s sumptuous surroundings are more enticing than ever – a magical transformation featuring a thrilling repertoire of Yuletide-themed pleasures. 

At Holt’s Café, exquisite set lunch and dinner menus with local and international favourites await a delicious celebration. The Festive Escape also grants guests access to Manor Club, Rosewood’s private sanctuary set on the 40th floor, which boasts panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and plush interiors, personalised service and premium fare – an exclusive setting to toast the end of the year in high style.

Guests ring in 2020 in Sumptuous Style with Rosewood’s indulgent New Year’s Eve room package, tailored to bid adieu to 2019 with flair from one of Hong Kong’s most prestigious destinations. The evening begins with an exquisite five-course New Year’s Eve dinner at Holt’s Café featuring gourmet ingredients fit for the occasion. Diners feast on lobster, caviar, foie gras, Cardinal prawns, wagyu beef and more, while enjoying a selection of the finest wine and Champagne. 

The indulgences continue in-room, where fine French Champagne – Duval-Leroy Fleur de Champagne Brut Premier Cru – plus an array of handcrafted confections await. As the city celebrates new beginnings, guests toast the arrival of the New Year with a front-row seat from the privacy of one of Rosewood’s harbour-facing rooms.

K11 MUSEA x Rosewood Hong Kong Shopping Day

This holiday season, shopaholics are indulged with Rosewood’s ultimate shopping experience. Guests are immersed in the unique atmosphere of K11 MUSEA, the new cultural-retail destination on Victoria Dockside, with a complimentary KLUB 11 Gold Card Membership, 10,000 KLUB Points and access to their exclusive private club lounge, Gentry Club.

In the afternoon, guests can unwind in The Butterfly Room with Rosewood’s Ultimate Festive Afternoon Tea together with a glass of Krug Grand Cuvée Champagne followed by a 60-minute Aroma Atelier massage treatment at the newly launched Asaya Hong Kong, rounding out a full day of indulgence.

Festive Gifting at Butterfly Patisserie

Impeccable festive hampers and gifting experiences at Rosewood Hong Kong deliciously celebrate the season. A wonderful gift or self-indulgence, Butterfly Patisserie’s desserts are an iconic representation of our award-winning Area Executive Pastry Chef Holger Deh’s talents. To honour the holidays, he has crafted an array of limited-edition creations, ranging from traditional German Christstollen to festive season-exclusive Butterfly Kisses to end the year on a sweet, spectacular note. 

For more information: rosewoodhkshop.com

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