The sensory experience navigates guests' palates through fruit, botanical and earthy flavors
DALLAS, June 19, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Omni Hotels & Resorts today announced the launch of its newest brand wide cocktail menu, Flavor Origins. The program features a selection of craft cocktails organized according to three flavor origins: fruit, botanical and earth. The new menu has a non-traditional format, which features a flavor chart, encouraging guests to explore new flavors.
"The Flavor Origins program is all about cocktail discovery," said Devin Burns, vice president of food and beverage at Omni Hotels & Resorts. "This program, like our other food and beverage initiatives, elevates the guest experience and allows them to discover something new that they may not have tried otherwise. We pride ourselves on the creativity of our programs that evolve flavor preferences, so whether a guest is looking for a classic cocktail or interested in exploring new ingredient combinations, this unique menu guides them through the cocktail selection process in a fun and exciting way."
The menu features 24 cocktails, including two non-alcoholic options, highlighting different flavors, styles, aromas and spirits, giving guests the chance to try a variety of combinations. Throughout the menu, guests will find interesting factoids about certain cocktail elements, perpetuating the theme of discovery and learning. The flavor origin of each cocktail is easily determined based on the menu breakdown, but guests can also experiment and explore the options by referencing the flavor chart. Each cocktail's style is visually depicted on the chart with four quadrants that move from light and refreshing to strong and aromatic and again from comforting to adventurous.
A selection of Flavor Origins cocktails with the respective flavor origin and style include:
For more information on Flavor Origins, visit OmniHotels.com/Culinary/FlavorOrigins. Follow Omni Hotels & Resorts at www.Facebook.com/OmniHotels, Twitter.com/OmniHotels and Instagram.com/OmniHotels.
Art of the Wild Comes to Life in Paris at the Extravagant Launch of HyperNature, an Event by Perrier-Jouët
PARIS, June 18, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Until 23rd June, Maison Perrier-Jouët is assembling curious minds to take part in an unprecedented dialogue between champagne and gastronomy, revolving around nature. The launch of this week of events took place last night, with hundreds of special guests discovering HyperNature by Perrier-Jouët, a programme of singular experiences curated by the House.
Creative freedom and an unconventional observation of nature have been at the heart of Maison Perrier-Jouët's identity since its very foundation. This enduring bond with art and nature is expressed today through Art of the Wild: the universe as seen by the House to re-enchant the everyday through the presence of vibrant, unbridled nature.
Among the guests at the HyperNature by Perrier-Jouët launch were a number of the House's Artisans of the Wild, an international community of ambassadors, representing a diversity of creative fields from art and design to fashion and food, who embody the House's values. Last night, fellow Artisans of the Wild model Winnie Harlow, British designer Bethan Laura Wood, Michelin-starred chef Akrame Benallal and French contemporary art gallerist, Emmanuel Perrotin were all in attendance, spreading Maison Perrier-Jouët's free spirit. The evening rounded off with an enchanting acoustic set from French indie duo Brigitte.
The extraordinary rooftop setting of Le Dernier Etage in Paris has been infused with the extravagance of Maison Perrier-Jouët's Art of the Wild. For the coming week, the space has been transformed, with reinvented nature asserting itself at every turn and sweeping panoramic views of the city amping up the ambiance as day turns to night.
Throughout the week, a varied programme of workshops, installations, live music and celebrations connecting art, nature, food and champagne will take place as part of HyperNature by Perrier-Jouët. Among them, Maison Perrier-Jouët Cellar Master Hervé Deschamps will be leading exclusive tastings for guests to (re)discover the floral, intricate style that has defined Maison Perrier-Jouët's champagnes since its foundation in 1811. "HyperNature table by Akrame", a harmonious meeting between Akrame Benallal's gastronomy and Perrier-Jouët cuvées, will be open for lunch and dinner throughout the week. Bethan Laura Wood's dazzling, interactive life-sized tree sculpture will offer up a whimsical new champagne tasting ritual, while the aromas of the Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs cuvée will be revealed with an innovative olfactory experience.
HyperNature by Perrier-Jouët is a unique, multisensory opportunity to discover over 200 years of Maison Perrier-Jouët's heritage and an invitation to step into the Art of the Wild universe.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to Expand Bay Area Portfolio with Addition of Second Hotel in San Francisco
Beginning in 2020, Former Loews Regency San Francisco to be managed by Four Seasons following renovations
TORONTO, June 14, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, has been selected by an affiliate of Westbrook Partners, a privately-owned, fully integrated real estate investment management company, to manage its hotel in the 345 California Center building in San Francisco's financial district. Currently known as the Loews Regency San Francisco, the Hotel will be renamed Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero in 2020 following renovations.
"With a rich cultural landscape, unmatched culinary experiences and a market strengthened by the region's renowned tech boom, San Francisco is one of the country's most dynamic, thriving cities. Due in large part to these strong market conditions, we're excited to offer guests a second Four Seasons experience, enhancing our portfolio in the Bay Area," says Bart Carnahan, Executive Vice President, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
Carnahan continues: "We have a longstanding, successful relationship with Westbrook Partners, who are also our partners in the existing Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, Four Seasons Hotel Miami, and the forthcoming Private Residences at 706 Mission Street. We look forward to building on this strong partnership as we collectively work to enhance the luxury hotel and residential offerings in this great city."
"We are proud to partner with one of the world's most esteemed luxury brands, solidifying our position as the leading luxury lifestyle option in the city," says Paul Kazilionis of Westbrook Partners. "San Francisco is a world-class city that continues to grow at a remarkable pace, and we continue to show our belief in this market and the strength of the Four Seasons brand as this new hotel will be our third Four Seasons branded asset in San Francisco. We also currently own the Four Seasons hotel on Market Street and we are in the process of building and delivering one of the best luxury residential products on the west coast with the new Four Seasons Private Residences coming to 706 Mission Street in 2020."
Housed on the top 11 floors of the 48-storey building (the city's fourth tallest), the Hotel's 155 rooms and suites afford enviable skyline views including the Coit Tower and Transamerica Building, and sweeping views of the Bay, including landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Once renovations are complete, the Hotel will also offer an all-day restaurant and bar and a well-equipped fitness centre including treatment rooms. With an entrance at 222 Sansome Street, the Hotel is centrally located in the city's financial district and walking distance to Union Square, SoMa and San Francisco's tallest building, Salesforce Tower.
Renovations will include all rooms and suites, corridors and other public areas, in addition to a new fitness centre. The current hotel will undergo renovations, following which the hotel will be unveiled as a Four Seasons experience in 2020.
Westbrook Partners purchased the hotel from Loews Hotels & Co in May 2019. Loews will continue to manage the hotel throughout 2019.
Four Seasons in San Francisco and the Bay Area
Four Seasons has long set the standard for luxury hospitality in the Bay Area, beginning with the opening of Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, which includes Private Residences, in the Yerba Buena arts district in 2001, followed by the opening of Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto in 2006, and, coming in 2020, the company's first standalone residential project in the city, Four Seasons Private Residences at 706 Mission Street, San Francisco.
In addition, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, 90 minutes north of San Francisco in California's legendary wine country, is scheduled to open later this year.
About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Founded in 1960, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Currently operating 115 hotels and resorts, and 42 residential properties in major city centres and resort destinations in 48 countries, and with more than 50 projects under planning or development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world's best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveller reviews and industry awards. For more information and reservations, visit fourseasons.com. For the latest news, visit press.fourseasons.com and follow @FourSeasonsPR on Twitter.
WOODSTOCK, N.Y., May 23, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- A handsome estate nestled on more than 12 private acres with inspiring views of New York's Ashokan Reservoir and Catskill Mountains will soon find its new owner. The luxury property, which was previously on the market for $4.5 million, is scheduled to be sold to the highest bidder at a live auction held on the property site on June 1st, 2019. The luxury auction® will be held without reserve, meaning the highest bidder will prevail – regardless of the price. Luxury real estate auction house Platinum Luxury Auctions, which specializes in multimillion-dollar home sales on behalf of their wealthy owners, was retained by the property owner to conduct the auction sale, which will be held in cooperation with listing brokerage Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties. Listing agents Harris Safier and Jeff Serouya are representing the brokerage in the transaction.
Affectionately named Ashokan House by its owners (due to its location on the Ashokan Reservoir), the estate sits on 12.5 acres and includes a main residence and separate carriage house. In addition to beautiful views of the calm reservoir waters, the property's mountainside location provides vistas of the Shawangunk, Mohonk and Slide Mountains (the latter being the Catskills' highest peak).
"This is one of those beautiful homes that simply makes one scratch his head as to why it has not yet sold," said David Ashcroft, Platinum's managing director. "It's just such a tastefully done property and a perfect retreat from the city. Our marketing department won't stop talking about wanting to live there," he joked.
First built in 1950, the property was meticulously renovated by its current owners in 2004-2008. The tri-level main residence offers 5 beds, 6 full and 2 half baths throughout 11,000 sf, while a separate, two-level carriage house adds 2 beds, 1 bath and 2,500 sf, in addition to a lower-level garage with six vehicle bays.
The handsome stone and slate exteriors of the living structures are complimented by copper roofs and various terraces and balconies. Interiors are bright and airy, and feature special touches such as lofted plaster ceilings with reliefs by Italian plaster artist Frank Mangione. Custom wood paneling and accents – primarily in cherry and mahogany – exist throughout. The interplay between these exterior and interior styles creates an atmosphere of relaxed elegance and comfortable luxury.
The main residence's entry opens to an exquisite great room with soaring 14-ft ceilings, beautiful fireplaces, and elegant woodwork accents. This space houses living, dining, and recreation areas, and is brightened by a multitude of picture windows and French doors that "bring in the outdoors." There are two kitchens, one for family use and another with professional-grade, stainless-steel appliances - perfect for catering galas or charity events (the property has in fact hosted weddings on-site).
Other features include a garden room, mahogany-paneled study, atrium, cherry-paneled game parlor with dual fireplaces, and oversized master and "junior master" bedroom suites.
The private grounds – surrounded by lush foliage – have been professionally landscaped with a low-maintenance ethos. Xeriscaped gardens (which require very little irrigation and maintenance), a "stone-scape" pond, three fountains and a charming gazebo add character to the premises, along with gently meandering pathways paved in bluestone and various stone staircases.
Deal-seeking luxury homebuyers should also pay attention to the timing of the sale: the transaction will occur before New York's new property tax hikes go into effect. On July 1st, both the "mansion tax" and the state transfer tax will be increased, levying more fees upon the buyers of properties in excess of $1 million.
Additional literature on the property and luxury auction® terms can be found online at WoodstockLuxuryAuction.com. Interested parties may also contact Platinum's project manager, Leslie Rose, at 800.853.2101. Open house previews of the property are scheduled each day between the hours of 12 and 4pm local time, until the auction.
About Platinum Luxury Auctions
Platinum Luxury Auctions is responsible for developing the luxury auction® model for high-priced real estate auctions and owns the trademark rights to the term "luxury auction." The firm specializes in the non-distressed sale of multimillion-dollar properties within and beyond the United States. Platinum's team has closed more than $841 million in luxury real estate auction sales to date, while consulting on more than $2.5 billion in additional luxury properties worldwide.
FAR HILLS, N.J., May 15, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- This Saturday, May 18th, a luxury home on 10 acres in Far Hills, New Jersey will be offered for sale at a live auction. Previously on the market for $4.75 million, the property will now be sold to the highest bidder who meets or exceeds the auction's $2.075m reserve bid. Luxury real estate auction house Platinum Luxury Auctions is handling the sale in cooperation with New Jersey listing brokerage Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby's International Realty.
Located just one hour from central Manhattan and surrounded by dense foliage, the estate strikes an excellent compromise between rural serenity and proximity to the Big Apple. "The Far Hills area is an excellent choice for those who work in or often visit the city, but still want that sense of suburban peace and privacy at home," noted David Ashcroft, Platinum's managing director. "We've fielded quite a few inquiries from buyers with this type of profile."
The home's unique architecture is influenced by the mid century modern style, and features a soaring, three-story atrium as its centerpiece. The atrium creates an interplay between the home's interiors and the surrounding, natural landscape. It houses natural tree plantings with custom under lighting, which gives the space an enchanting glow in the evening.
Three living levels combine to offer approximately 14,000 sf, with 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half baths. An open floor plan, large rooms and an array of floor-to-ceiling windows enhance the architecture of the home and allow it to be filled with natural light. Exposed brick, various woods and stone accents throughout the interiors further emphasize the indoors-meets-outdoors theme of the home.
The residence also features an indoor pool with an overhead skylight, ample deck space and stylish accents such as a "floating" fireplace that is semi-encased in glass. Additional features include a wine cellar, sauna, fitness center, home theater and a large kitchen with an adjacent fireplace surrounded in stone. The master suite offers a spacious bath, oversized walk-in closet and private balcony, as well as two distinct rooms that can be designed as dual sleeping quarters or as a master bedroom with adjacent sitting room.
Additional details on the luxury auction® can be found online at NewJerseyLuxuryAuction.com, or by contacting Platinum's project manager for the sale, Tawny Wolf, at 800.939.1672. Open House previews of the property are being held daily between the hours of 12 and 5pm local time, until auction day.
This luxury auction® will follow that of a midtown Manhattan condominium that Platinum has scheduled for the preceding evening of May 17th. The condo was previously asking $13 million but will be offered with a reserve of only $4 million.