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Hospitality News – January 2020

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Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Style at Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake


Celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year at Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake with the very best this wonderful festival has to offer with friends and family.

“The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in China and a very special time to bring families together,” says Michael Branham, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake. “The feeling of joy around the table with family makes the journey of the New Year rush worthwhile for every Chinese. The richness and tradition of Chinese culture makes the festival even more unique. We would be delighted to welcome you as you celebrate this Spring Festival gathering.”


Flavours of Chinese New Year

  • January 24, 2020 from 5:30 to 10:00 pm
  • Jin Sha Chinese New Year Eve’s Dinner: CNY 998* per person at Dining Hall; Set Menu for 6-15 persons per table from CNY 6,888* to CNY 13,888* per set
  • WL Bistro Chinese New Year Eve’s Dinner: Family Style Set Menu for 4-5 persons, CNY 3,888* per set

Dining in the award-winning Jin Sha is the perfect place to get the New Year off to a perfect start. Chef Wang Yong has created an unforgettable menu.


Exclusive Spa Offer

  • January 1 to 31, 2020 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • The Spa New Year Revival Package: 90/105 minutes, CNY 1,780*/1,980*

Visit The Spa where guests will be taken on an exclusive journey of renewal and rejuvenation with this specially designed New Year package.

The package includes:

  • 60/75 minutes Full Body Massage
  • 30 minutes Hydrating Mask Mini Facial
  • Bulgari Hair Care Gift Box


Lion Dance Performance

  • January 25, 2020 from 9:18 to 9:30 am
  • In front of Hotel main entrance
  • Complimentary for Hotel guests

The Lion Dance is one of the most widespread folk dances in China. The lion is regarded as a mascot, which can bring good luck in Chinese tradition. The dance has a recorded history of more than 2,000 years.

Traditional Handicrafts

  • January 25 to 29, 2020 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Hotel Lobby
  • Complimentary for Hotel guests

Enjoying a variety of traditional activities, including making one’s own Chinese knot, lantern or clay doll under the guidance of experienced local craftsmen. These activities area perfect reflection of the charm of Chinese culture.

Discover Local Culture with Four Seasons

Plum Blossom Bursts into Bloom

  • January to March 2020
  • Lingfeng Peak, in the Hangzhou Botanic Garden, five minute walk away from Hotel
  • Ticket Price: USD 1.50 per person

Compared to other plants in chilly winter, the plum blossom welcomes this season as its best time of the year. To appreciate this flower, don’t forget to visit the Lingfeng Peak, which covers an area of more than 133,200 square metres (1.4 million square feet) and is home to more than 5,000 plum trees. The 200 square metre (2,150 square foot) platform called Yao Tai, half way up the peak, is the best vantage point in which to view this spectacular scene.

Temple Fair

  • January 24 to February 8, 2020 from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Qinghefang Historical Street & Chenghuang Pavilion, 20-minute drive away from Hotel

During the Chinese New Year, Temple fair is one of the most important activities, and a traditional cultural event where all kinds of Chinese folk arts such as a lantern exhibition and acrobatic performances can be experienced, and as well as authentic local snacks. Wushan Temple Fair has more than 800 years history since the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), which welcomes thousands of visitors annually to its celebrations.

For all inquires contact the hotel via Four Seasons Chat from Mobile App or email or call 86(571) 8829-8888

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Executive Pastry Chef Keng Seng Mak Debuts Seasonal Berries Dessert Collection at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou


Executive Pastry Chef Keng Seng Mak artistically presents a new collection of cake and desserts with seasonal berries and fresh fruits at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, immersing guests in a twist of classic and creative sweet flavours in the upcoming season.

Having worked in China for a couple of years, Malaysian native Chef Mak knows the Chinese’s tastes well. “Nutritious, healthy and tasty berries are the perfect partner for dessert. Foodies are fond of cakes with berries due to their colourful fantastic appearance.” Compared to the previously popular strawberry shortcake, the new one has been totally upgraded. A fluffy vanilla sponge cake is filled with layers of whipped cream and then fresh juicy strawberries are added on top. The blueberry cheesecake is also a new must-try item. For a softer texture, based on his experience, he changed the baking process of the blueberry cheesecake to a lower temperature.

Apart from the berry desserts, a couple of mini cakes are specially designed. Dolcetto welcomes back the lemon meringue tart on the dessert list. To make it lighter, Chef Mak tried to make the frosting in a more Italian way, mixing egg white with syrup. Meanwhile, the tiny mango yuzu cake is a creative twist of sweet and sour flavours, which brings some fresh summer vibes to the cold winter season. More than just a cake, Chef Mak adds a fantastic presentation: a glossy mango cream over the almond cake makes it look like a reflective mirror. Originating from Australia, the chocolate layered hazelnut crunch cake has gained popularity all over the world with its crunchy taste.


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Chef Keng Seng Mak has more than two decades of experience in the pastry industry. Before joining Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, he worked in several international luxury hotels including Mandarin Oriental and Shangri-la. Hailing from Malaysia, Chef Mak won Gold and “The Best Pastry Chef of The Year” award in the well-recognised Sugar Show Piece Competition. Moreover, under his leadership, the China team won fourth place in the World Pastry Cup at Las Vegas in 2012. Having stayed in China for more than a decade, he loves discovering the trends of Chinese taste and local pastry during his spare time. “It’s getting more and more challenging for pastry in China. Guests may know much more than a pastry chef does, which really drives me to think out of the box. Both aesthetics and nutritional value really matter a lot in a dessert nowadays,” says Chef Mak.

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Celebrity Chef Dato’ Fazley Elevates Wedding Feasts and Celebrations at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur


The team at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur knows that exceptional dining is the heart and soul of any unforgettable celebration. With this in mind, they are delighted to welcome aboard celebrity Chef Dato’ Fazley Yaakob, whose culinary expertise takes Malaysian cuisine at Four Seasons to a new level.

“We want to offer our guests the perfect blend of superbly executed Malaysian favourites and tasteful new creations,” explains Vinod Narayan, Hotel Manager of the property. “No-one can do that better than Chef Dato’ Fazley!”

Chef Dato’ Fazley

Starting January 17, 2020, Chef Dato’ Fazley’s signature creations are set to enhance weddings and other celebrations at Four Seasons. Chef Dato’ Fazley has created a selection of exclusive Malaysian-fusion set menus. For a highlight that’s sure to be talked about for weeks and months to come, enquire about the popular celebrity chef to make a special appearance and interact with guests.

Chef Dato’ Fazley will also be curating bespoke Malay menus at Four Seasons, including his own carefully crafted recipes. Guests can sample these delectable dishes at Curate and The Lounge at Four Seasons, and as part of in-room dining, not to mention the fabulous events lined up for the new year including Raya Celebrations (April 23 – May 23), Malaysia Day (September 15-16) and exciting collaborations with guest chefs (stay tuned for details).

“Malaysians are very discerning about food because it’s a vital part of our culture,” explains Chef Dato’ Fazley. “Eating together is a meaningful experience, even more so at weddings and special occasions. That’s why it’s important to get every dish just right. I also love to meet and talk with diners to set the tone for festivities. Ultimately, my goal is to put a smile of delight on the face of every guest.”

Known for his exceptional talent in the kitchen since his student days at Le Cordon Bleu (Paris), Chef Dato’ Fazley began his star-studded career by winning MasterChef Celebrity Malaysia in 2012. This was followed by a number of other milestones, including the Most Distinguished Le Cordon Bleu Alumni (Paris) and the Golden Chef Award at the Malaysia International Gastronomy Awards.

For more info, contact the Four Seasons Catering Team at

Telephone: +603 2382 8888




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About Tim Chew

Managing Editor and Founder of MHB Digital - More than 15 years of media, marketing, and management experience with various media owners and publishers.

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