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Recipes from Acclaimed Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa

Does Soil Soup sound like it might be just the thing for dinner? You’d be surprised — Yoshihiro Narisawa, the Japanese chef at the top of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List for 2013, shares his exclusive recipe for this dish and more with Fine Dining Lovers. Narisawa’s focus is on local and seasonal food with…

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4 June 2013 10:18 am
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Blog, Restaurants & Bars

Shinta Mani: Open Doors, Open Hearts

We’ve described the variety of social responsibility initiatives taken by hospitality brand Shinta Mani; now, take a minute to immerse yourself in the serene beauty and design of acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, featuring its 39 contemporary designed rooms and public areas in a Khmer-inspired design. Transport yourself to this tranquil corner of Cambodia.

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30 May 2013 7:41 am

Beautiful, Intriguing, Sustaining Salt

Salt has a long and wonderful history with humanity — from basic survival to the ubiquitous seasoning to food preservation to its use in artwork (depicted in the beautiful and touching video below), it is a mighty mineral that we may take for granted. Take a closer look at salt through the eyes of Fine…

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21 May 2013 9:29 am
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Jason Michael Lang: Explorations of Traditional Luxury

From Savile Row in Mayfair, known for its traditional men’s bespoke tailoring and celebrated clientele — everyone from Winston Churchill to Jude Law — to Turnbull & Asser, favored clothier of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, Jason Michael Lang uses his photographic talents to explore the traditions of luxury. Enjoy an inside look at…

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18 May 2013 2:58 pm
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Uncategorized, Blog, People

How to Take Care of Your Human Capita?

While the hospitality industry has always maintained that their employees are their most valued resource, the simple lack of available and qualified human capital caused by the rapidly growing hospitality industry, as well as quick turnover, is a very real issue for brands to tackle. So how do you find and retain good employees? On the “hardware”…

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11 May 2013 7:31 pm
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Flourishing Wineries of Australia’s Gold Coast

365Playground’s own Akino Nourdine (Corporate Business Development, Sales & Marketing & Training) guest blogs about her new home Queensland, Australia and its flourishing wine industry. Queensland Australia enjoys 300 sunny days a year and a year-round temperate climate as a way of life! And as one of new Queenslanders, I am thrilled to share one of…

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9 May 2013 11:07 am
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This Year’s Hot List Predictors from Condé Nast Traveler

From within the hotel industry come some of the key trends the world lives to experience. Every year Condé Nast Traveler’s releases their Hot List Predictor, highlighting the world’s top hotels and the experts who work within them to let us in on what the next big trends in spa wellness, food, interior design and architecture…

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7 May 2013 3:51 pm

Celebrity Chefs Elevating Room Service to the Next Level

Ordering room service is one of those lovely indulgences that can make your stay in a hotel all the more comfortable, especially if you’re coming off a long trip and just getting settled. While most notable hospitality groups have some truly delicious offerings, a special few rise above the rest with signature creations from some…

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29 April 2013 1:41 pm
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Blog, Restaurants & Bars

365Playground Partner Gregory Burns Inspiring the Next Generation

Olympic champion, international artist and 365Playground partner  Gregory Burns during an inspiring motivational talk to the new generation at an international school in Hong Kong. Over the past decade, Gregory has been invited as artist-in-residence to over 20 5-star resorts around the world and motivate countless people. During these residencies, he’s been able to live and paint in…

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24 April 2013 11:42 pm
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Japan’s Season of the Flowering Cherry Tree

365Playground’s own Akino Nourdine (Corporate Business Development, Sales & Marketing & Training) guest blogs about her trip to Japan, her home country, during the season of the flowering cherry tree. Being back in Japan in the season of the flowering cherry tree touches my heart every time. No matter how many times I see sakura, it is…

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22 April 2013 12:48 pm
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