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No One Does Brunch Like the Fullerton Bay's Annual Belle Epoque Brunch

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  Site Where: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore, 049326
May 15, 2015 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

The Landing Point, where it all begins

Las Vegas, stand down. Your obscene panoply of buffets is nothing in comparison to just one buffet in Singapore: the annual Belle Époque Odyssey Brunch at the Fullerton Bay Hotel.

The Fullerton Bay is already one of the more sprawling hotels in Singapore – low of rise but long of spread. Afternoon tea in the Landing Point lounge/hallway is already hugely popular, but the Belle Époque takes things several steps further, with a 60-meter brunch buffet spread all the way across the Landing Point, the waterfront terraces, three “floating event pods” usually reserved for meeting spaces, and restaurant La Brasserie and its outside deck.

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Overturning The Plates at The Langham Hong Kong’s Wedgwood Afternoon Tea

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  Site Where: 8 Peking Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
April 10, 2015 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

Are we the only ones who steal a glance at the brand of chinaware used in a hotel, and make a quick judgment of the overall experience based on the label embossed under a tea cup?

During a recent afternoon tea at Palm Court in The Langham in Hong Kong, this contributor did exactly that. The chinaware is designed by Wedgwood exclusively for The Langham hotels worldwide, which says something about this hotel brand’s attitude towards afternoon tea.

Those who know their Langhams will know that the original Palm Court is at The Langham London, which has been serving English afternoon tea as early as 150 years ago. The Palm Court at The Langham in Hong Kong is inspired by its London cousin. It was launched in September 2014 as part of the hotel’s $30 million renovation program, which also covered 230 rooms and suites and the completion of Artesian Bar, another concept inspired by The Langham London.

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Most Provocative OpenThread: Should Breastfeeding Be Allowed at Claridge's?

December 31, 2014 at 8:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's that time of year again: the 2014 HotelChatter Awards! Today and tomorrow, we'll be showcasing the best (and worst) of hotels over the past year. But we couldn't do it without you! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or shoot us an email. And the Award goes to...

OpenThreads are our way of handing over the microphone to you, dear readers. We put forth a topic, a dilemma, a question, a preference, or an opinion and you let us know how you really feel.

Past provocative OpenThread discussions have involved the travails of tea-making, the glories of good service, and evil minibar pricing, but the one that proved most provocative this year was the recent Claridge’s breastfeeding incident.

Was it right of London’s grande dame to ask this mother to cover up with a “ridiculous shroud” while she fed her baby?

She said no. The women who staged a mass “feed-in” protest outside the hotel agreed with her. The internet was split.

But you, HotelChatterers, were unanimous. Claridge’s were entirely within their rights to ask her to cover up.

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Claridge's Made This Woman Cover Up While Breastfeeding. Were They Right?

December 2, 2014 at 8:59 AM | by | Comments (8)

Afternoon tea at Claridge’s is a London institution. Afternoon tea at Claridge’s in the run-up to Christmas is a global institution. Seats are like gold dust: even when we stayed overnight a couple of years ago in December – in a posh suite, for goodness’ sake! Costing over a thousand pounds! – there was no room for us for tea.

So when Louise Burns turned up for tea with her mother, sister and newborn baby, it was obviously a long planned, much longed for treat.

But then it soured when she started breastfeeding and the hotel brought over a napkin and asked her to cover up.

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Don't Go Alone To the Tea of Togetherness At Mandarin Oriental New York

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  Site Where: 80 COLUMBUS CIRCLE [map], New York, NY, United States, 10023
January 18, 2012 at 11:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

Chinese New Year rolls around on Monday, and the Mandarin Oriental is feelin' festive. The hotel's annual Tea of Togetherness is all about good fortune, well-being, and—of course—togetherness, but as major dim sum fans ourselves, we're just stoked to get our snack on.

Everyday starting at 2:30pm, dumplings, rolls, cakes, and scones will all pop up in the hotel's 35th floor Lobby Lounge, where a more traditional Afternoon Tea is normally served during the rest of the year. But instead of Devon clotted cream and marmalade, over the next two weeks you'll find things like Jade Vegetable Dumplings, Pork and Watercress Wontons, Shrimp and Mango Rolls, Dragon Duck Wrap, Chinese tea cakes, and ginger scones.

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