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Shinta Mani Foundation Fundraiser for Conservation with USD11,000 Grand Prize at Bensley Collection

In line with its total commitment to the protection of the forest and wildlife in the South Cardamom National park, Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild and the Shinta Mani Foundation work tirelessly to fund the team of 8 Wildlife Alliance Rangers and the ranger station at the luxury tented camp, supporting their important mission to protect the 865 acres of national park forest from illegal logging and wildlife poaching.

Wildlife Alliance was founded in 1996 by Suwanna Gauntlett who has dedicated her life to wildlife protection around the world.  The partnership between Shinta Mani Wild and Wildlife Alliance is paramount to the camp's ethos.

Some of Cambodia's, and the world's most endangered species still call the Cardamom mountains home, including 54 animals on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List. As the forest cover disappears, so does the wildlife. It will take major conservancy of the tropical forest for these fabulous residents to thrive again, but that is the goal of Shinta Mani Wild and Wildlife Alliance.  

A statistics board at the camp shows the number of various items confiscated and animals saved and is updated daily.  As of December 2020 it includes 3757 snares removed, 10 fires put out, 208 chainsaws, 1,767 pieces of illegal timber and 11 guns confiscated, 423 illegal fences dismantled, 82 turtles and 10 civet cats rescued as well as several other species.

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club Adds Twenty-Eight Atlantic to Its Five- Star Legacy in Forbes Travel Guide's 2021 Star Awards

Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas, today announced its 2021 Annual Star awards.  Wequassett Resort and Golf Club's signature restaurant, twenty-eight Atlantic, was awarded the esteemed Five-Star rating. The Resort has also proudly held the Five-Star distinction for six consecutive years.

A Cape Cod tradition for generations, Wequassett is an exquisite hideaway spanning 27 pristine waterfront acres surrounded by lush gardens overlooking tranquil Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic beyond.  Accommodations are housed in 27 buildings of Cape Cod-style architecture and include 120 luxurious guest rooms and suites reminiscent of comfortable seaside residences.  Amenities include two magnificent pools, two private beaches, four tennis courts, five diverse restaurants, boating and sailing, children's programming, and championship golf at the prestigious Cape Cod National Golf Club.

The resort's signature restaurant, twenty-eight Atlantic, housed in an 18th century sea captain's home overlooking Pleasant Bay is one of the most stunning settings in New England.  The décor of the restaurant incorporates many fine features such as an exposed wine rack, beautiful fireplace, rich wood paneling, period lighting fixtures and marine art.  Noted Executive Chef, James Hackney, helms the kitchen and relishes the region's fresh native seafood and indigenous ingredients from artisanal farms.  Chef Hackney is passionate about creating exquisite seasonal tasting menus with superb wine pairings.

Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned expert in genuine Five-Star service, and Wequassett's signature restaurant, twenty-eight Atlantic is the latest addition to its illustrious annual Star Rating list.  Properties were inspected prior to the pandemic and when regional restrictions allowed for the safe return of guests.

To view the new Star Award winners, visit ForbesTravelGuide.com.

Café East Extends “Buy-Two, Get-One-Free” Buffet Offer and Launches “Japan-Korea Double Excitement” Dinner Special

Café East at New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel is extending its popular “Buy-Two, Get-One-Free” lunch, weekend afternoon tea and dinner buffet promotion, available exclusively for Epicure members from now until 30 April 2021, In addition, the restaurant is also launching its “Japan-Korea Double Excitement” dinner offer, featuring authentic delights from both countries to tickle diners' taste buds.

With the spotlight on Japanese and Korean specialties, diners can enjoy intense Korean flavours balanced with delicate Japanese recipes. Cold dish highlights include chilled Korean poached vegetables, Korean chicken and glass noodle salad, seared scallop with mentaiko, Japanese wasabi with tuna tartar, Sakura prawns with crispy seaweed, and crab miso with egg. For hot dishes, Korean fried rice cake, braised beef ribs, seafood pancake, robatayaki, clam with sake broth, and more await. Diners with a sweet tooth will not be disappointed with the freshly baked honey castella cake, Japanese dark chocolate-mocha cookies, and many more popular Japanese desserts.

An Epicure members exclusive, the “Buy-Two, Get-One-Free” promotion is applicable to lunch, afternoon tea or dinner buffet bookings with a minimum of two paying adults. The promotion is valid from Monday through Sunday, including public holidays, from now until 30 April 2021. Advance reservation is required and bookings are subject to availability and confirmation. The promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount and promotion. Non-members of Epicure can apply for membership on-the-spot for free and enjoy the promotion instantly; or apply in advance by downloading and submitting the application form from the hotel website: https://newworldmillenniumhotel.com/en/promotions/promotions-dining/can-order-buffet-2/

The lunch buffet is available from noon to 2:30 p.m. at HKD378 per adult and HKD268 per child from Monday to Thursday; and HKD468 per adult and HKD328 per child from Friday to Sunday and during public holidays. The afternoon tea buffet is available from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at HKD388 per adult and HKD238 per child from Friday to Sunday. The dinner buffet is available from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at HKD628 per adult and HKD408 per child from Monday to Thursday; and HKD698 per adult and HKD468 per child from Friday to Sunday and during public holidays. Children's prices apply to children aged 3 to 11. All prices are subject to a 10 percent service charge.

For enquiries or reservations, please call +852 2313 4222.



Pueblo Bonito Resorts Voted to Travel + Leisure 500 Best Hotels in World List

Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa in Mazatlán and Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort in Los Cabos have been voted to the roster of the 500 best hotels around the globe by the readers of Travel + Leisure, the prestigious consumer travel magazine.

Fronting a magnificent 2.5-mile stretch of pristine beach, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort in Los Cabos is an enchanting oasis at Land's End.  Set back from the place where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, the resort was designed to showcase the exquisite beauty of the Baja Peninsula's mountain-desert-ocean ecosystem. Tranquil and romantic, this adults-only, all-inclusive hotel, featuring the wellness-inspired Armonia Spa, is situated within the exclusive residential development of Quivira Los Cabos. Peninsula, the resort's signature restaurant, features eclectic Baja cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients from land and sea.

The Towers at Pacifica, a deluxe “resort within a resort,” features 47 elegant Club suites and rooms and unparalleled personalized services and amenities, including 24-hour butler service. Pacifica is located 15 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas, a deep-sea fishing capital known for its world-class marina and vibrant nightlife; and five minutes from the spectacular Jack Nicklaus Signature course at Quivira Golf Club, which offers exclusive access to Pueblo Bonito guests. 

Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa in Mazatlán is a deluxe all-suite, all-inclusive hotel set above a gorgeous crescent beach in a vibrant resort area on the sun-splashed Pacific coast. Nestled on 20 acres overlooking the sea, Emerald Bay offers its own private beach, lush tropical gardens dotted with koi ponds, a pair of oceanfront swimming pools with swim-up bars, and neoclassical architecture inspired by Old Mazatlán. The suites offer an ideal hideaway for families in a natural setting that includes habitat for wildlife, including swans, peacocks and flamingos.

For additional information or to make reservations, access the web site at https://www.pueblobonito.com.

La Table French Brasserie Presents Caviar Delight Set Dinner

Dine like royalty with La Table French Brasserie's five-course Caviar Delight Set Dinner from now until the end of April 2021 – where each dish pairs perfectly with the culinary “black gold” from France, culminating in an experience of gastronomic opulence.

The five-course set dinner starts with Cauliflower Panna Cotta, a creamy appetiser complemented with sea urchin, lobster jelly and caviar; followed by Lightly-smoked Warm Charcoal Salmon with dill crème fraiche, crispy capers, red onion jam and ikura, all infused with a hint of smoked cherry wood. Next on the menu is Squid Ink Linguine with Scallops, Cottage Cheese and Caviar, a rich combination of tastes and textures; and the Baked Atlantic Cod Fish with Herbs-cured Egg Yolk, Chickpea Purée and Caviar, which brims with buttery flavours. Last but not least, a Fresh Berry Gratin with mango pearl caviar vol-au-vent dessert rounds out a memorable journey of complex flavours.

The Caviar Delight Set Dinner is available from Monday to Saturday (except public holidays) and is priced at HKD1,388 per person. Guests can also opt for a wine-pairing option for an additional HKD428 per person. All prices are subject to a 10 percent service charge. For reservations, please call +852 2313 4222 or book online via https://newworldmillenniumhotel.com/en/dining/la-table/

With freshly refurbished interiors and a relaxed ambience, La Table French Brasserie is the only hotel French casual dining restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui East. It features exquisitely authentic culinary creations from all corners of France with most ingredients directly imported from the country. Whether in the modern main dining area or within the intimacy of the 10-seat private dining room, perennial classics inspire “bon appétit” for every diner.



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