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8th December 2017

Waldorf Astoria Beijing partners with VERA WANG to Unveil Katherine Themed Afternoon Tea

New Afternoon Tea Set Offered at the Waldorf Astoria Beijing Featuring Legendary Red Velvet Desserts Inspired by the Vera Wang's Red Katherine Dress

 

BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - December 8, 2017 - Two of the world's most iconic luxury brands, Waldorf Astoria and VERA WANG, are collaborating to present a luxury wedding experience for Chinese brides in Beijing. In line with this partnership, a Katherine dress themed afternoon tea set will be available from December 9, 2017 to March 11, 2018 at Waldorf Astoria Beijing's Peacock Alley as part of the luxury wedding offer, following by a launch event hosted on December 3, 2017 at the hotel's Hutong Villa.



 

The exquisite VERA WANG Afternoon Tea Set available at Waldorf Astoria Beijing is offered in the stylish and relaxing confines of the Peacock Lounge. Priced at RMB 468 per set plus 15-percent service charge, it features a delicate assortment of scones, savouries, and pastries that will be sure to satisfy the most discerning clientele. With a distinctive red theme among the offerings, the set includes iconic dishes such as classic cranberry scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, beetroot crêpes with succulent roasted Beijing duck and crispy spring roll skin with red caviar, mayonnaise and strawberry. The desserts on offer take inspiration from the fashion designer Vera Wang's red Katherine dress. Among the desserts are a handful of variations of the classic red velvet cake including lipstick NY red velvet cake, mini raspberry macaroons, raspberry chocolate truffle, and bride in red dress cookies that draw heavily from Vera Wang's gown designs.

 

"We are extremely fortunate to be able to welcome such a respectable and critically-acclaimed fashion designer label as that of Vera Wang", said Brian Tong, Waldorf Astoria Beijing's General Manager, on the Katherine themed afternoon tea launch event.

 

The red theme is prominent in every aspect of the afternoon tea set. Red is a colour that embodies both the legacy of the Waldorf Astoria brand, and the elegant VERA WANG Katherine dress. The globally renowned Red Velvet Cake was invented in New York City's Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1959 and has been served at festive holidays such as Christmas and Valentine's Day all over the world for more than five decades. At its heart, privilege, and romance are expressed in the red tinge and fluffy texture of this recognisable dessert that is enjoyed by global travellers. For the Katherine dress, red is the symbol of love, fortune, and joy that signifies the VERA WANG brand. The design of the dress is known for its royal and romantic expressions, whilst still exhibiting a modern, graceful and contemporary impression.

 

The romance, royalty and privilege that are symbolic of the Vera Wang's Katherine Afternoon Tea makes it the ideal setting for brides and brides-to-be to share their wedding plans as they prepare for their upcoming nuptials and the prospect of marrying the person they love. A chance to relax in Peacock Alley over afternoon tea, brides can converse together about their wedding plans while enjoying the delightful refreshments as they plan one of the most important days in their lives.  

 

For reservations at Waldorf Astoria Beijing, please call +86-10-85208989 or visit www.waldorfastoria.com/beijing.

 

Let the Beijing Waldorf Astoria Hotel together with the spirit and style of VERA WANG help you to create a wedding reception to forever be remembered. Whether it be a modern luxurious affair or an elegant more regal and romantic event, our professionals will help you achieve your dreams of a unique and truly customized wedding reception in true Waldorf Astoria style.


Venues include the dramatic bronze main building and a unique Hutong Courtyard. The contemporary design featuring traditional Chinese elements creates a discreet and exclusive environment in the main building and the Hutong Courtyard sits in a separate wing that provides a unique environment for elite weddings.  A large variety of art collections provide guests with the most luxurious and memorable experience.

 

At Waldorf Astoria Beijing, this big day is central to your love story. Our professional and caring team will help you expand that journey -- from the wedding rehearsal to the birth of your children and many more anniversaries to come.

 

WALDORF ASTORIA · TIMELESS WEDDING - RMB 10,880

  • One night's stay in Deluxe Suite at Waldorf Astoria Beijing
  • Romantic wedding room setup
  • Breakfast for two guests in the following morning at Brasserie 1893 by Addison
  • 18% off Best Available Room Rate for friends and families on the wedding day
  • Tailor-made deluxe wedding dress from White by VERA WANG

 

WALDORF ASTORIA · GORGEOUS WEDDING - RMB 12,880

  • One night's stay in Premier Suite at Waldorf Astoria Beijing
  • Romantic wedding room setup with one bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne
  • Breakfast for two guests in the following morning at Brasserie 1893 by Addison or the in-room-dining service for the choice of Continental Breakfast
  • 18% off Best Available Room Rate for friends and families on the wedding day
  • Tailor-made superior wedding dress from White by VERA WANG

 

WALDORF ASTORIA · MEMORABLE WEDDING - RMB 15,880

  • One night's stay in Premier Suite at Waldorf Astoria Beijing
  • Romantic wedding room setup with one bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne
  • Breakfast for two guests in the following morning at Brasserie 1893 by Addison or the in-room-dining service for the choice of Continental Breakfast
  • 18% off Best Available Room Rate for friends and families on the wedding day
  • Tailor-made premier wedding dress from White by VERA WANG

 

*Price listed above is per table of 10 guests and subject to 16.6% service charge and tax

For more information and reservation, please contact us at

+86 (10)8520 8988 or email at Chloe.Yin@waldorfastoria.com


About Waldorf Astoria Beijing

Opened February 21, 2014, Waldorf Astoria Beijing marks the second Waldorf Astoria hotel in China and the brand's continued international expansion. Standing as a dramatic bronze building, the hotel is a landmark in the heart of the Wangfujing district, and an icon where time transcends through the rich Chinese tradition to today's sophisticated affluent lifestyle. The hotel features 169 luxuriously appointed guestrooms including 37 suites and nine with furnished terraces in the main hotel tower and a Waldorf Astoria Hutong Courtyard Villa, plus three Hutong Courtyard Suites and a Hutong Courtyard Two-bedroom Suite  in two beautifully constructed (to original specifications) Hutong Courtyards. Waldorf Astoria Beijing features three unique restaurants, including Peacock Alley, Brasserie1893 and Zijin Mansion, 796 square metre function space, a spa and fitness centre with heated indoor swimming pool.  The hotel is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by China Oil & Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO). Guests of Waldorf Astoria Beijing also enjoy the unparalleled benefits of the Hilton.

 

About Vera Wang

VERA WANG has created a unique aspirational world that alludes to sensuality and youthful sophistication. Exquisite details, intricate draping and a nonchalant sense of style characterize the VERA WANG aesthetic.

 

In 1990, VERA WANG opened her first flagship store on Manhattan's famed Madison Avenue, introducing fashion to the bridal industry with revolutionary designs and refined detailing. Since then she has expanded her collections to include ready-to-wear, footwear, eyewear, fragrance, flowers, china and crystal, silver and gifts, bedding, fine papers and her first book, VERA WANG on Weddings.

 




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