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KOWLOON Shangri-La in Hong Kong.

Complimentary tickets to the Marco Polo German Bierfest

The award-winning outdoor Oktoberfest in Hong Kong, Marco Polo German Bierfest will be back from 17 October at Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel. Thousands of guests will fly in to join the party under the giant open-air marquee – the only place in the world where you can experience authentic Bierfest fun, food and beer alongside the stunning Victoria Harbour. This year, guests booking their stay at Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, Gateway Hotel or Prince Hotel can enjoy free admission to the highly-anticipated event.

Book your stay with the “Bed and Bierfest” package from now until 10 November and receive maximum two complimentary entrance tickets. Guests will also enjoy late check-out and other special privileges.

Hong Kong’s longest running outdoor beer festival showcases traditional German bites, an extensive selection of German beers including the famous Erdinger Weißbräu, plus all-night dancing and good times against the panoramic backdrop of Victoria Harbour. Bierfest wouldn’t be complete without traditional tunes and entertainment, and German musical group The Notenhobler band is a beloved part of Marco Polo’s festivities. Dressed in authentic Oberkrainer clothes, their hearty folk music and games such as the Alphorn-blowing contest, Chicken dance and drinking competitions, make the beer festival even more memorable.
For reservations or further information, visit marcopolohotels.com.

HERITAGE Hotel Manila’s new F&B manager, Flory Malonzo.

New F&B manager

The Heritage Hotel Manila introduces the newest member of its growing family. Taking the challenge of being its new Food and Beverage Manager is Flory “Jojo” Malonzo.

As a seasoned food and beverage professional with over 20 years of local and international hotel industry experience, he will be responsible to the overall restaurant, banquet and catering operations from planning and controlling of purchases to the management of the entire F&B team. He’s also expected to provide leadership and motivation skills to attain high customer satisfaction and departmental profitability.

Prior to his appointment, Malonzo was the food and beverage director for DoubleTree by Hilton in Tanzania for almost three years. Spending most of his career overseas, he was also formerly affiliated as OIC-general manager for Parkyard Hotel in Jiaxing, China, food and beverage director for Palm Hotels in Mumbai, India, Food and beverage manager for Pandanus Resort in Vietnam and assistant F&B manager for Sheraton Oman Hotel in Yemen.

He’s also an artist by heart with several commendations as Banquet Artist in the early years of his career. Jojo, as he is fondly called, decided to go back to the Philippines early this year to be with his family and to impart his internationally-attained knowledge and skills to the local hospitality industry.

Explore Tsim Sha Tsui’s cultural heritage and community

Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong presents carefully selected examples of Tsim Sha Tsui’s culture heritage and the community’s iconic people who have lived in the district for 40 to 70 years. The hotel offers a beautifully bound commemorative publication, video clips and a Cultural Heritage Package, with a three- to four-hour guided walking tour to see and feel the living cultural history. Due to popular demand, the special room rate of the offer has been extended until 30 December.

As the very first hotel to open in the reclaimed Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon Shangri La, Hong Kong pioneers a project to unearth some off the beaten paths and unbeknown interesting facts “hidden” in the Tsim Sha Tsui areas for decades or even a century.

The hotel’s publication, video clips and newly created room package all capture the sights of the past and present and some untold stories. The sights include the city’s oldest military facility, the first Catholic church on Kowloon peninsula, the primary school attended by kung fu master Bruce Lee and buildings that have received Unesco Asia-Pacific Heritage awards, to name a few.

The Cultural Heritage Package is priced from HK$3,800 ($488) plus 10 percent per room, per night with several inclusions. For reservations, book online at www.shangri-la.com/kowloon or contact Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong at (852) 2733-8787, by email at reservations.ksl@shangri-la.com or through its worldwide reservations office on (852) 2331-6688.

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