From mastering authentic Royal Khmer cooking to specially curated art experiences, below is a sampling of some of the bespoke experiences these luxury brands provide.
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor – Siem Reap
The Experience: Master the art of Royal Khmer gastronomy
Showcasing ancient Royal Khmer cuisine that has been handed down over the centuries, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor offers guests the opportunity put on their chef’s hats and discover the secrets to preparing this authentic Cambodian cuisine style. Through the hotel’s Royal Khmer Cooking Class led by the hotel’s pristine culinary team, participants will shop for the ingredients in the local market, then cook and taste their very own creations inside the famed Raffles kitchens.
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac – Quebec City
The Experience: Sample one of the largest varieties of top Quebec Cheeses in Canada
Reflecting heritage while keeping up with the latest culinary trends, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s 1608 Wine & Cheese Bar welcomes guests to sample selections from its unique Cheese Room, coupled with top wine offerings the world has to offer. As patrons put their trust in the bar’s expert and knowledgeable staff, to craft ideal tastings, they can enjoy exquisite views overlooking the St. Lawrence River while admiring the rich history of this iconic castle.
Fairmont Peace Hotel – Shanghai
The Experience: Discover the history of one of the world’s most famous hotels
Originally opened in 1929, Fairmont Peace Hotel has stood as a Shanghai landmark for over eight decades and has hosted distinguished guests from all over the world, including politicians, financiers, entrepreneurs, celebrities and Chinese officials. Guests can experience an exclusive glimpse at this rich history through a visit to the in-house Peace Museum, which features a dazzling array of collected items and memorabilia of the hotel. A series of heritage programs are also available, including History Tours, High Tea & Tales and Heritage Salons.
Fairmont Pacific Rim – Vancouver
The Experience: Indulge in one of the world’s rarest and finest spirits
Guests grabbing a cocktail at Fairmont Pacific Rim’s popular Lobby Lounge are afforded the opportunity of sipping on Canada’s only bottle of Balvenie 50-year-old single malt Scotch whiskey. Regarded as one of the most prestigious luxury spirits in the world, guests can savor a perfect one ounce pour for $2,600 CAD in their own handcrafted and specially numbered ‘collector’s edition’ Baccarat crystal glass.
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris
The Experience: Get an insider’s look at Paris’ vibrant art scene
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris is the epitome of Parisian vibrancy and elegance, and an oasis for the culturally inclined. Within the hotel is the ‘Art District,’ Gallery that is the hub of the artistic and cultural life for the hotel. Here, guests will discover stunning rotating works of art by Paris’ most talented artists.
The Art District gallery is also complete with its own Art Concierge, who stands at the ready to connect guests with the best the city has to offer.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal – Phnom Pehn
The Experience: Delight in a famed afternoon tea experience in an iconic setting
A trip to Phnom Penh is not complete without a visit to the famous Elephant Bar at Raffles Hotel Le Royal. An institution in the city, which Jacqueline Kennedy herself once visited, here is where guests can experience the famous Raffles afternoon tea. The bar also has one of Asia’s largest selections of gin with over 30 different varieties.
Swissôtel The Stamford – Singapore
The Experience: Savor Singapore’s Signature culinary delicacies
A wealth of culinary delights is on offer at Swissôtel The Stamford including at the hotel’s signature Kopi Tiam restaurant, a favorite among locals and tourists for the authentic multi-cultural flavors of Singapore it presents. Here, guests will discover true regional specialties such as Hainanese Chicken Rice, Chili Crab and all-time favorites like Fish Head Curry and Laksa, as well as specialty curries such as Devil’s Curry and Vindaloo.