Waldorf Astoria Beijing Announces Annual Charity Ball 2017
Waldorf Astoria Beijing presents the Waldorf Astoria Beijing Annual Charity Ball on October 28, 2017. Inviting ladies and gentlemen to witness the ebb and flow of the passing of time and be transported from the gilded age of old New York to the bustling 21st century that is the new Beijing. Timeless luxury and true classics are just as true today at Waldorf Astoria Beijing as they were when they originated in New York so long ago.
At the end of the 19th century, the first Waldorf Astoria Hotel opened in New York city, two luxury locations, side by side that became known as the "Hyphen". "Meet me at the Hyphen" became the rallying cry of the ultra-wealthy and high society, a place to be meet and be seen and where the world aspired to be. It became a symbol of that wonderful golden age.
October 28, 2017 6 pm to 10 pm
Beijing Waldorf Hotel, second floor
RMB 2,388 / person
RMB 1,988 / person (booked before October 15)
First Movement: Witness a new Guinness Book of World Records
The Waldorf invented it and the world has loved it ever since, Red Velvet is a signature of the Waldorf Astoria and to celebrate the Beijing Waldorf Hotel team of chefs will work with guests to create a 2.2-meter "Red Velvet" Macaroon Tower, challenging the existing Guinness Book of World Record, a 2.07-meter-tall Macaroon Tower in 2014 in Japan.
Second Movement: Transporting guests though time and space, two centuries intertwined and connected by a time tunnel from the golden age of New York through to the bustling bright and modern luxury of Beijing. From the 19th Century to the 21st Century, two eras of beautiful luxury and accumulation of modern light.
Third Movement: International Michelin starred chef's customized dinner
Hong Kong's Michelin Starred Chef Olivier Elzer, known for his French cuisine, creates a custom six course culinary voyage of Michelin quality dishes. Guests will taste Hokkaido fresh sea urchins with salmon and black truffle, Alaskan king crabs, abalone and imported beef with foie gras. Each dish paired with a perfectly chosen fine wine to showcase and highlight the flavors and elegance of each course.
Fourth movement: Peking Opera and Broadway perfectly paired
Peking opera is the crystallization of the traditional Chinese artistic ideal; it has a long history and a unique artistic value. When the quintessential Peking opera and the charm of a New York Broadway classic musical combine brilliantly to create a truly East Meets West and old meets new experience.
Fifth movement: Foreign Jazz Dance Band
The New York Waldorf Astoria Hotel was famous for many galas and balls, dancing has always been a part of its allure and history, made even more famous by being depicted on screen in many classic films. The most famous being "Scent of a Woman" the Oscar winning movie starring Al Pacino. He plays a blind Colonel who dances a most impressive Tango at the hotel. Guests can create their own moment and dance the night away.
Sixth movement: Charity Auction
With sponsors that include Louis Vuitton, WECOUTURE and PLAY-LOSOPHY, the prizes up for auction are elegance personified. The vision is also the vision of the global Hilton family, one of giving back to local and global non-profit organizations who need support. Mr. Conrad Hilton said: "Let the world be filled with sunshine, so that we feel the warmth of warmth, which will also continue to be our responsibility." All proceeds from the evenings activities will be supported to International Found of Animal Welfare (IFAW) whose mission is to rescue and protect animals around the world and Right to Play a global organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty.
Seventh movement: Lucky Draw Prizes
Guests have a chance to win luxury hotel stays, airline tickets or a Luxury Cruise
Beijing Waldorf Astoria Hotel has teamed up with its luxury travel partners to provide lucky winners with the best of travel adventures.
An evening of magical time travel through the age of elegance at the Beijing Waldorf Astoria Ball. A chance to dine and dance in two great eras, two great cities and two great countries. Truly a night to remember in 2017.
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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 Hutong Courtyard Villa, 3 Hutong Courtyard Suites and a Hutong Courtyard Two-bedroom Suites in two beautifully constructed (to original specifications) Hutong Courtyards. Waldorf Astoria Beijing features three unique restaurants, including Peacock Alley, Brasserie1893 and Zijin Mansion; 796 sqm function meeting space, a spa and fitness center with heated indoor swimming pool. Guests of Waldorf Astoria Beijing also enjoys the unparalleled benefits with Hilton.
About Right To Play
Established in 2000, Right To Play is a global organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty. Right To Play have pioneered a unique play based approach to learning and development which focuses on quality education, life skill, health, gender equality, child protection and building peaceful communities. We operate in over 20 countries, advocating for children's rights and transforming the lives of more than one million children each week using play and sports, both inside and outside of the classroom.
About International Found of Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Founded in 1969 in Canada and in the UK in 1981, the International Fund for Animal Welfare saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it's dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters. We also advocate saving populations from cruelty and depletion, such as our campaign to end commercial whaling and seal hunts. IFAW's mission is to rescue and protect animals around the world. We rescue individuals, safeguard populations, and preserve habitat.