Jeremy Gillon, Audace, Unlisted Collection Singapore

Chef Jeremy joins the Unlisted Collection group, formerly from LeMontana where he was Executive Chef of three of the hotel’s restaurants for eight years. Under his leadership, the hotel’s Restaurant L’Epicurien received its first ever Michelin Star in 2015 and retained it for the second year running in 2016. Chef Jeremy has also worked for a long list of coveted chefs and restaurants in France, including 2 Michelin Star restaurants Alexandre in Garons and Le Chabichou in Courchevel. Now in […]

Golden Peony launches new signature dishes and renews commitment for sustainable seafood

From 4 September 2017, the award-winning Cantonese Restaurant, Golden Peony launches new additions to its menu. “Chef Ku Keung’s Signature”, one of the new additions to the a la carte menu, introduces individually plated specialty dishes from Executive Chinese Chef Ku Keung. Dishes includes creative new items such as Pan-Seared New Bedford Scallops with jelly fish, passion fruit and chilli sauce garnished with local edible flowers and Baked Iberico Spanish pork collar wrapped with pancetta served with black pepper sauce. Another new and noteworthy […]

BlackBookAsia x Savour BlackBookAsia x Sky Grande Prix

BlackBookAsia and Savour BlackBookAsia is excited to announce our partnership with Sky Grande Prix once again returning for its sixth instalment during Singapore’s F1 season. At this year’s Sky Grande Prix, partygoers can expect five nights of glamour, mingling, champagne and delectable food. Expect nothing less as each night presents a different themed party — from the debut of international resort wear label Peppermint Avenue, the launch of Dunhill Icon Racing Green fragrance and an all-day gourmet pop-up. Taking place […]

Sofitel Singapore City Centre Launching Soon

Sofitel Singapore City Centre will add 223 luxury rooms to Singapore’s vibrant hotel scene. The Sofitel is inspired by the rich botanic history of the city and will feature Singapore’s first Nespresso Lounge and TWC Tea Bar, a 30m outdoor swimming pool, and the green oasis of the Lawn where yoga classes and outdoor performances will take place. Also developed by Guocoland, guests can enjoy access to the Virgin Active gym next door as well as a private So Fit […]

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Australia Expanding Presence in Asia Pacific

Boasting spectacular views over the Sydney CBD and harbour, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will host 590 rooms and suites that blend stylish French aesthetics with ultra-contemporary design. Situated alongside the new International Convention Centre, this five-star property will feature a stunning infinity swimming pool, Sydney’s most spectacular Champagne bar, a Club Millesime executive lounge, several restaurants and bars and easy access to Sydney’s best attractions. Its 28-storey glass façade will be lit up at night, creating a new landmark in […]

Sebastian Hindrichs, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, New Zealand

Born in Cologne, Germany, Sebastian’s passion for cooking began at a young age. After finishing a three year apprenticeship in Cologne, he worked at the Michelin-starred restaurant Lärchenhof before embarking on his international culinary career to Switzerland. “When I was a teenager I discovered how much I enjoyed cooking for friends and family and how fascinating food can be. To me, cooking is so much more than a job, it’s a way of life. Nothing makes me happier than to […]

Pullman Shenyang, China Opening October 2018

Located in the heart of the celebrated old city of Shenyang, the Pullman Shenyang Ginza will boast 317 contemporary rooms (including 50 long-stay suites), a conference centre for up to 1200 guests, a gym, spa, heated indoor pool and six restaurants and bars. Shenyang is a city rich in attractions including the Shenyang Imperial Palace, which is of great historic and artistic significance and is considered by many to be second only to the Forbidden Palace in Beijing in terms […]

Sofitel Wellington, New Zealand Exclusive Preview

Sofitel Wellington will feature 129 guest rooms with panoramic views of the surrounding hillsides and Botanical Gardens when it relaunches in October 2017. The luxury boutique hotel is themed around the Wellington and Luxembourg Gardens and facilities include The Green Room which offers a relaxed and private atmosphere with a fire pit in a sheltered alfresco courtyard, rooms decorated in vintage gold and bronze tones and the Jardin Grill. With a prime location on Bolton Street in the centre of […]

Reza Kurniawan, Shinta Mani Hotels Group, Siem Reap

A charming and personable young Indonesian National who loves to travel, Chef Reza Kurniawan, Executive Chef for the upscale boutique Shinta Mani Hotels Group has 13 years of international experience, in Asia, the United States and the Middle East.  He started his culinary career in the pastry section at the Ambhara Hotel in Jakarta in 2001.  His international career began in 2003 when he moved to Dubai with the pre-opening team at Four Seasons Hotel & Resort Doha and at the Grand […]

AccorHotels etched a new benchmark in the Maldives

Located in Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Mercure Maldives Kooddoo is set to welcome savvy travellers from 20 August, 2017 onwards to the island renowned for its lush greenery and pristine beaches. Conveniently situated adjacent to Kooddoo domestic airport, the hotel is the first beachfront property directly accessible via a 55-minute flight from Male without the need for a speedboat journey. Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer for AccorHotels, Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia said, “We are delighted to offer one of the […]