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The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong and GRAFF announce a brand new afternoon tea experience

Encounter GRAFF at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
2018-06-01 09:00 1838

SHANGHAI, June 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

The Scintillating Afternoon Tea
The Scintillating Afternoon Tea

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. 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 canape created by the hotel chefs.

GRAFF’s signature butterfly themed jewels dessert
GRAFF’s signature butterfly themed jewels dessert

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 Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

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)

*For any enquiries or reservations, please call: +86-21-2020-1717
or e-mail: restaurantrsvn.pudong@ritzcarlton.com

About The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong is located in Shanghai ifc, at the very heart of the Lujiazui financial and entertainment district. The hotel complex is the masterpiece of world famous architect, Cesar Pelli, and occupies the top 18 floors of Shanghai ifc Tower I. With interior design by Richard Farnell, the style of the hotel is contemporary with new interpretations of 1930's Shanghai Art Deco to complement the magnificent sweeping views over The Bund, the largest intact collection of Art Deco architecture anywhere in the world.

About Ritz-Carlton Rewards
The Ritz-Carlton Rewards is the loyalty program of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., which currently operates over 90 hotels and resorts in 31 countries and territories. Members can earn and redeem points at participating The Ritz-Carlton and Marriott International properties worldwide. Members of Marriott Rewards® - which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® - can link their accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for expanded benefits including instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer across portfolios. For more information, or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:  MAR).

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., currently operates more than 90 hotels and 40 residential properties in more than 30 countries and territories. The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in the industry's award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR)

About GRAFF
GRAFF is synonymous with the most fabulous jewels in the world. GRAFF jewellery is exceptional; the quality, style and workmanship are the best in the world. From the founding of the company in 1960 to the present day, it has always been a family business.  The vertically integrated business model allows the Graff family members leverage on their expertise and excel in every process.  With over 55 salons worldwide, GRAFF is one of the world's preeminent jewellery brands. From famous diamonds, unique jewels, to classic collections, and luxury watches, all portray GRAFF's exceptional craftsmanship and passion in diamonds and gemstones.

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About British Airways
British Airways' route network currently serves more than 200 destinations around the world. The airline has been flying to mainland China for over 35 years and offers 10-per-week flights from Shanghai and daily flights from Beijing to London. Customers can also book flights on ba.com to travel to the UK and Europe from Chongqing, Chengdu, Changsha, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Nanjing, Sanya, Wuhan, Guangzhou and Xiamen via Beijing or Shanghai on Air China, China Eastern Airlines or Hainan Airlines or via Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific or Cathy Dragon.

British Airways has recently boosted its network between China and the UK with code-sharing agreements with China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines. British Airways customers flying to London and Europe from Kunming, Xian, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Chongqing can now fly on China Eastern Airlines with British Airways' flight numbers added to the sectors. Moreover, British Airways customers can now book seats on China Southern Airlines from four additional cities in China, namely Shenyang, Harbin, Changchun and Dalian where customers from Shenyang and Harbin can now connect to London through Shanghai, and customers from Dalian through Beijing, whilst customers from Changchun can connect through either Shanghai or Beijing.

Recently, British Airways has improved catering for both Western and Chinese options, introduced High Life China, a Chinese-language inflight magazine, and opened two new cabin crew bases in Beijing and Shanghai to recruit and train Chinese cabin crew, demonstrating its dedication and ability in offering bespoke services for Chinese customers.

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