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  1. The feel-good factory

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Written by John Cremer Director of a luxury spa enjoys helping people turn from 'an ugly duckling into a swan' Some people's memories seem to malfunction when they are asked ... of vanity,' said the director of Spa at the InterContinental Hong Kong. 'I was quite self-conscious growing up and wanted to get some knowledge about grooming and beauty to make myself look good ...

  2. Open season on recruitment draws thousands

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Seasons Hong Kong decided to run a three-day recruitment fair last month to fill 975 positions, it was confident of getting a good response from both first-time and experienced job seekers. What ... of assessing close to 11,600 candidates. William Mackay, vice-president and general manager of the new luxury hotel, which is scheduled to open in Central in September, admitted to being ...

  3. Watchmaker withstands the test of time

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... efficiencies. In what was now a 'trendy business', with many people having a classic watch for working days, a sporty watch for weekends, and a more luxury look for big functions, Mr Lau said ... developments may be on the way,' he said. The other essential for the company to keep forging ahead is to realise there is no substitute for having good quality staff. For this reason there has ...

  4. Heritage is key to creating a 'world city'

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... tower blocks and pollution, or find yourself competing with somewhere like Dubai.' He said Singapore provided a good example in the way it had protected its older shophouses. And, while ... be on the way, but it is unnecessarily slow in coming. It also appears to be driven more by the 'economics of being green'- what looks good in a marketing brochure or sounds good ...

  5. The writing's on the wall

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... with HSBC, was similarly forthright in his assessment. 'It is very simple: Hong Kong will slip into recession this year,' he said. 'You had the good times in the past few years; you ... partner of recruitment firm Korn/Ferry International. Generally, there is a good supply of teachers and a good pool of candidates. Hong Kong is still very committed to education and the funding ...

  6. A vigilant eye on the sky

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... 'For instance if you are sleeping odd hours you have to make allowances to see your kids and have meals with them or tend to their schooling needs. 'You won't always have the luxury ... accordingly,' he said. He added that being able to attend weddings or other social occasions was simply a matter of good forward planning. If such events couldn't be arranged for a regular day off ...

  7. Catnaps add counterpoint to violinist's busy career

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... which look good but are not too expensive. Then, if they get ripped or anything, you can just bung them in the bin after a couple of weeks and not worry about it. On a tour you really have ... the chance to settle in. Therefore, when I do get a chance for a holiday, I insist on having at least two weeks and staying in just one place. The biggest luxury for me is having two days just ...

  8. Chef earns just desserts

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... of regional cuisine. The menus there made full use of seasonal vegetables and forest berries, and there were daily visits to the market to select the finest local produce. Sleep became a luxury since, ... but there was an opening at Michel Roux's The Waterside Inn, west of London. The chance was too good to miss. Packing his bags and a new English dictionary, Mr Avitabile duly set off the following January ...

  9. New strategies on the cards

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... is the number, not the value, of transactions- banks are charged a small fee for the global co-ordination of daily settlements on a real-time basis- the key is to give customers good reasons and new ways ... brands, for instance, are now part of a Hong Kong 'luxury week' offering access to catwalk events and exclusive shows, while selected mass-market retailers and hotel chains are tied ...

  10. Carrying the torch

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... of good old-fashioned business and political contacts, particularly with senior mainland officials since the mid-1980s, as a prime reason behind winning extensive development projects in Wuhan, ... Xintiandi and the adjacent Taipingqiao are fast transforming into an area of luxury housing, hotels and office space, and Mr Lo is happy to spend hours walking the streets with architects ...




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