Director of Public Relations
The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou
3 Xing An Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District
Telephone: +86 20 3813 6688 ext. 8315
Direct Line: +86 20 3813 6827
Fax: +86-20-3813 6698
The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou participates in the Smile Asia Week for the fourth year
After the overwhelming success of Smile Asia Week in the past three years, from May 8 to 10, 2017, The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou will be participating in the program once again with other Ritz-Carlton hotels in the Asia Pacific to raise funds for the Smile Mission for the fourth year now. To make the event more meaningful and more -interactive with the local community, The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou is partnering with a local art studio, Yunzi Artistry, to host the “Smile Again” painting campaign.
Yunzi Artistry offers a smile painting workshop, available at a special price to guests who purchase the cake. The drawing is specially crafted and designed by artists for Smile Asia Week 2017. Part of the proceeds from the painting class will go to the Smile Mission. Guests are also invited to make DIY smile cards, which will be displayed at the Pearl Lounge, and take smile photos to share on their social media channels.
Calvin Sia, the Executive Pastry Chef of The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou, recommends this specially prepared cake. The Valrhona chocolate banana cake features a delectable taste that is sure to delight taste buds. The flavor evokes images of children laughing and jumping in happiness. Customers can order cakes for the coming Mother’s Day or have them delivered to their families or close friends to pass on their act of goodwill. The cakes are sold through the website www.smileasiaweek.org, or at the Pearl Lounge of the hotel. All proceeds go directly to the charity and will be used to send medical volunteers on surgical missions across Asia.
Volunteer ladies and gentlemen from The Ritz-Carlton Asia-Pacific area utilize the skills they normally use in their day-to-day work providing guest services across all departments, taking their attitude and values to serving in these remote and impoverished areas. Their talents are used to support the primary care teams with setting mobile surgery stations, patient registration and the numerous tasks required to aid the success of each Smile Asia medical mission.
“The Ritz-Carlton has always had a cornerstone guiding principle of striving to make a difference in the communities where we operate. Smile Asia Week is an annual signature event and is just one way our Ladies and Gentlemen can share their skills and knowledge to lift up communities in Asia and inspire our guests to join us in this sustainable effort,” said Matthias Vogt, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou. “I am delighted that Smile Asia is able to change so many lives with our contribution.”
To date, the funds raised in three years totaled $ 1,250,154 to support almost 1,515 operations. This year alone, 14,876 cakes were sold in the space of a week with all profits going directly to the medical charity.