HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - Sep 19, 2014) -  The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong has long been associated with fine art, and is home to an extensive collection of art pieces. The Kowloon hotel's lavishly designed space, decorated with impressive contemporary artworks and statement furniture from internationally renowned and emerging artists, provides the best interpretation of the term "ultra-luxury." To celebrate art appreciation, in conjunction with the Fine Art Asia Fair opening on October 4, the luxury hotel is partnering with MasterArt Society to present an enchanting evening on October 2, featuring a private art exhibition and a lecture of interest, followed by an elegant dinner prepared by Michelin-starred chef, Pino Lavarra. 

Exclusively available on a limited basis to a limited number of couples of The Ritz-Carlton Rewards program, this bespoke event will take place in the Diamond Ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. The highlights of the event will be a private exhibition of carefully selected masterpieces brought by MasterArt Society and an art sharing by renowned art connoisseurs, Mr. Floris van der Ven and Ambassador Eduardo Ramos-Gomez. Floris, prominent Asian-art dealer, has 25 years' experience in art and antiques from China and Japan, with an emphasis on Chinese ceramics and works of art. Eduardo is the Managing Partner of Duane Morris's Asian offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore, with an international and corporate law practice spanning more than 30 years. He is an accomplished art collector and a Board Member of the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore. 

The event will be followed by an elegant four-course dinner prepared by Italian Michelin-starred chef, Pino Lavarra, of the hotels Tosca restaurant. Two-starred Michelin chef Pino's culinary talents have earned him prestigious global recognition, including "One of the Best Chefs in the World" by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Tosca was also honored with one Michelin star only eight months after he took over as director. The menu of the evening will feature his signature dishes, together with wine selections for each course. Members will also receive exclusive VIP cards, which include access to the Fine Art Asia Fair preview on October 3. Hosting 100 of the world's most renowned galleries, the Fair is recognized in the art world as the most influential annual fine-art fair in the region.

MasterArt Society brings together renowned art professionals, affluent collectors and investors, as well as the world's leading entrepreneurs -- bound together by a passion of beauty, an interest in prestigious cultural events, and an unrelenting desire to acquire the very finest in art. The event will provide a unique opportunity for the art lovers to meet and exchange views. Special package with accommodation is priced at HKD 8,888 per couple plus 10% service charge and includes:

  • Invitation to a private art exhibition and conference talk organized by MasterArt Society
  • Access to the invitation-only preview at the Fine Art Asia Fair on October 3
  • Complimentary daily admission to the Fair and access to VIP Lounge overnight
  • Accommodation in a Deluxe Harbour View Room at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong with buffet breakfast for two
  • Four-course dinner for two prepared by Chef Pino Lavarra of Tosca Restaurant
  • Fine wine selections with each course

A dinner-only experience is available for HKD 5,000 plus 10% service charge per couple.

Rewards Members may secure reservations by calling Ms. Karen Li at +852-2263-2089 or email rc.hkgkw.ers@ritzcarlton.com. To become a Ritz-Carlton Rewards Member, visit ritzcarlton.com/rewards.

Terms and Conditions:
Package is subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Advance reservations are required and rates do not apply to groups. Rates listed are per room, per night, double occupancy, and exclusive of service charge. Guaranteed reservations will be accompanied by a one night room rate, or dinner-only rate, with deposit received 24 hours after booking. Cancellations must occur ten days prior to arrival in order to receive the deposit refund.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Occupying floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre in Kowloon, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is the highest hotel in the world. The 312 guest rooms all providing spectacular city and harbour views. With six dining venues including state-of-the-art designer Italian restaurant Tosca, Michelin-starred Chinese Restaurant Tin Lung Heen and The Lounge and Bar that serves a signature afternoon tea. The rooftop bar Ozone is a truly stunning venue at 490 meters above sea level. For those wishing to relax and indulge, The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA located on 116th floor features nine deluxe treatment rooms and two couple's suites, re-defining the urban spa experience in the city and across Asia. The hotel features a fully-equipped fitness centre and an indoor pool on the 118th floor with a 28m x 7m LED screen on the ceiling. The hotel also boasts one of the largest ballrooms in the city at 870sqm. Complemented by an additional four meeting rooms, it has fast become the new social centre for Hong Kong and has set the benchmark for events in the region. For more information, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/hongkong.

Contact Information:

Vivian Li
Director of Public Relations
Tel: (852) 2263 2280
Fax: (852) 2263 2094

Sylvia Lee
Assistant Public Relations Manager
Tel: (852) 2263 2360
Fax: (852) 2263 2094

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
International Commerce Centre
1 Austin Road West
Kowloon, Hong Kong