Alleen Wu Director of Marketing Communications The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong Shanghai ifc 8 Century Avenue, Lujiazui, Pudong Shanghai 200120, China D +86 21.2020.1118 firstname.lastname@example.org
SHANGHAI, CHINA – May, 2018 – The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong and GRAFF are proud to announce a brand new afternoon tea experience that redefines elegance. Intricate master craftsmanship infuses every aspect of this tea service that captures, and yet reinvents, the grandest and most classical traditions of the British afternoon tea. GRAFF and The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong each prides itself on outstanding quality, creativity and intimate customer service, and the result of their alignment is a timeless testimony to artistic excellence.
Impeccable style and design are watchwords for this afternoon tea. The culinary artists of The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong have fully expressed their skills in creating ten meticulously detailed, jewelry-inspired sweets and savories. At the heart of the afternoon tea is an exquisite revolving tea stand created exclusively for this afternoon tea experience. The stand draws upon GRAFF’s expertise in jewellery presentation, and every compartment is specifically designed and shaped to showcase each individual canapé created by the hotel chefs.
The intimate collaboration between the hotel’s chefs and GRAFF’s jewellers is evident in a series of delicacies in honor of GRAFF’s signature butterfly themed jewels. GRAFF’s master craftsmen designed each curve and contour of the piece’s intricate gemstone wings to resemble the movement and silhouette of a butterfly. In creating the Salted Caramel Ruby Butterfly, the Strawberry and Rose Butterfly Earrings, and the Mango Cheesecake Silhouette Collection, the master craftsman of The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong have mirrored the very same design themes in this afternoon tea.
The Scintillating Afternoon Tea represents a unique and unrivalled experience, with classical design and dining origins embodied in GRAFF’s British roots, and an equally stylish contemporary Shanghai embellishment. Mr. Andrew Houghton, the British General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong explained further: “In collaborating with GRAFF to create this afternoon tea, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong is demonstrating its deep commitment to culinary excellence and creating unforgettable guest experiences. By adding the talent, inspiration and quality of GRAFF to our guest offering, we are bringing our guests the fruits of an explosion of creative energy between the outstandingly skilled employees of two genuinely world-class organizations. The results align perfectly with our mission to provide a refined, relaxed guest environment and unforgettable personal service.”
In addition to enjoying the afternoon tea against the backdrop of the stunning views of the Bund and Huangpu River from Aura at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, guests will also be able to learn more about GRAFF’s remarkable history of crafting high-end jewellery. Advisors from GRAFF will be on hand to explain each stage of the creation of GRAFF statement pieces and to offer personalised advice on jewellery styles and selection.
In celebration of London, home to both GRAFF and the traditions of afternoon tea, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong is running a very special joint promotion with British Airways on its WeChat E-shop. All customers meeting the entrance criteria have the opportunity to be entered into a Lucky Draw with the winner receiving two return tickets for flying in British Airways’ Club World business class from Shanghai to London and 3 complimentary nights staying at JW Marriott Grosvenor House. Of course, not only will the winner have the opportunity to take afternoon tea in London, but there will be opportunities to take in some of London’s classic landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, Hampton Court, and even Windsor Castle, venue for the recent Royal Wedding.
For further information on the conditions to enter the Lucky Draw, please visit the hotel’s WeChat E-shop.
The Scintillating Afternoon Tea From 1st June, 2018 Opening Hours: Weekday 14:00~18:00 Weekend 13:00~18:00 Price: RMB 698/Set for Two (subject to 15% service charge)