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30 September, 2019

The Upper House Marks Its Milestone 10th Anniversary

This year, The Upper House celebrates 10 years of unparalleled personalised service and understated luxury. To commemorate the occasion, The Upper House invites guests to share in its remarkable journey and experience what makes it extraordinary with “Our 10 Year Journey” room package. Café Gray Deluxe presents a Wine Pairing Celebration Menu featuring a range of 2009 vintages to complement a specially curated four-course menu.

In 2009, Swire Hotels opened the doors to its second House of The House Collective, with the goal to create a highly individualised small luxury hotel that would break convention. This has been embodied in the sophisticated and modern design reminiscent of an Asian inspired residence, and the passionate team members who continue to redefine hospitality. The team’s dedication has been awarded with international recognition, most recently Trip Advisor 2019 Travellers’ Choice Award Winner – #1 Top 25 Luxury Hotels China, #3 Top 25 Luxury Hotels Asia, and Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2019 Winner – Best Hotel in China.

General Manager, Marcel Thoma, who also celebrates a decade with The Upper House, shares his sentiment, “Many colleagues have been with us since pre-opening and it is such an honour to share this milestone together. They have contributed so much to the company’s success and seen their own professional growth. I am so grateful to have such a fabulous team. We believe our team members are what defines a luxury experience.”

Our 10 Year Journey Room Package
Guests can experience the best of The Upper House with Our 10 Year Journey* room package, available from now until 31 December 2019 with rates from HK$5,700 per night for a Studio 80. Stay for a minimum of two nights to enjoy a three hour Hong Kong Cultural Safari, a private excursion led by the Guest Experience team, daily breakfast at Café Gray Deluxe for two persons, HK$1,010 House credit per stay, round trip airport transfers, A complimentary bottle of 2009 vintage from Café Gray Deluxe, exclusive welcome gift by MATCHESFASHION.COM and preferred reading material by TASCHEN.

To further elevate the experience, upgrade to an Upper Suite stay with rates from HK$11,500 per night to enjoy additional benefits including HK$1,010 House credit per day, as well as a complimentary dinner for two at Yardbird, a modern izakaya that is a favourite of The Upper House guests.

Guests can choose from five Hong Kong Cultural Safari excursions led by the most knowledgeable Guest Experience team member: The Food Guru, The Adventurer, The Cultural Connoisseur, The Shopping Diva or The Local, and enjoy the 3-hour journey in a House car. Designed to appeal to the most discerning travellers, each excursion can be further curated to guests’ interests or expectations. Edward Tang, Director of Guest Experience and The Food Guru at The Upper House says, “We need to understand our guests’ personalities in order to make suitable recommendations instead of providing them with cookie-cutter suggestions from guidebooks. I enjoy exploring a variety of traditional, new and alternative dining experiences in my personal time so that I can make the right recommendation.”

Café Gray Deluxe – Wine Pairing Celebration Menu
Available from 1-31 October 2019, Café Gray Deluxe will present a special four-course dinner Celebration Menu paired with a selection of wines from 2009, priced at HK$1,260 per person. The dishes include Hokkaido Scallops, Grilled Red Snapper, or Slow Braised Veal Cheek and Chocolate Délice to finish.

Wine improves with age and dining experiences improve with wine. Award-winning Chef Sommelier, Leo Au, has handpicked four 2009 vintages to complement the dishes on the Celebration Menu. Leo says, “2009 was not only a good year for our hotel’s opening, but also for wine. With optimal weather in Europe throughout the year, 2009 wines are one of the most opulent vintages.”

To toast this occasion, we have partnered with pioneering English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber for our 10th anniversary Celebration Menu. Upon arrival, each guest will receive a glass of Nyetimber’s world-renowned Classic Cuvee Multi Vintage – an elegant start to the evening.

Those reserving a table for 10 people or more will also receive an exclusive preview of the world’s first Prestige Cuvee English Sparkling Wine, Nyetimber 1086 Rosé in magnum, available for the first time in Hong Kong. Nyetimber’s most prestigious wine, 1086 is the ultimate expression of owner Eric Heerema’s vision and his confidence in England’s ability to produce world-class sparkling wines. 1086 is made of a selection from a precious treasury of over 90 exceptional wines superbly crafted by Head Winemaker Cherie Spriggs.

Café Gray Deluxe – 10 Year Wine list
Wine lovers can also delight in the Café Gray Deluxe 10 Year Wine List. The wine list features a range of 2009 vintages from established brands that show a glimpse of what happened in the vineyards the same year The Upper House opened its doors. On the second part of the wine list, Leo meticulously chooses a diverse selection of hidden gems from up-and-coming vineyards that are worth looking out for in the next ten years, including pioneering English sparkling wine producer, Nyetimber, as well as wine from Portugal, China and Bulgaria. The wine list is available from now until 31 December 2019.