Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group and DFS Group to open boutique at T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group and DFS Group to open boutique at T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii

 

MACAU, 2017-Apr-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, (“Chow Tai Fook”), a distinguished jeweller with more than 2,300 POS worldwide, and DFS Group (“DFS”), the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, signed an agreement today, April 24, 2017, to introduce Chow Tai Fook to the Hawaii market this May with its first-ever branded boutique at T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii.

The new Chow Tai Fook boutique is situated at T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii, located on Royal Hawaiian Avenue in the heart of Honolulu, the capital and largest city of Hawaii, and close to the iconic Waikiki Beach and its luxurious resorts. Offering over 140 brands across the retailer’s five pillars of luxury – Beauty and Fragrances, Fashion and Accessories, Watches and Jewellery, Wines and Spirits and Food and Gifts – T Galleria by DFS is a prime shopping destination for travellers seeking leading international luxury brands as well as the very best Hawaiian-made products. Hawaii, known for its stunning landscape, delicious cuisine and unique culture, is also a popular wedding and honeymoon destination and jewellery has fast become a key category for travellers to the islands.

Covering approximately 970 square feet, the Chow Tai Fook boutique will offer a wide spectrum of jewellery products including gem-set jewellery, fixed-price gold products and platinum & karat gold jewellery, in tandem with exclusive collections such as Oriental Blessings and Jardin Magique. Chow Tai Fook’s Hearts On Fire branded diamond and wedding jewellery will also be available in-store, including its premium design-oriented exclusive collections such as Flight of Radiance and Rhythm of Snow.

Chow Tai Fook Managing Director, Kent Wong, remarked, “The signing ceremony marks a key milestone in the partnership between Chow Tai Fook and DFS. We are excited to bring the first-ever Chow Tai Fook branded store to Hawaii, supported by DFS’ extensive retail expertise, in order to capture the vast growth potential of leisure spending in the Hawaii market.”

Philippe Schaus, CEO of DFS Group said, “We are proud to be Chow Tai Fook’s partner in bringing their exquisite collections to travellers in Hawaii. With over 50 years of experience in Hawaii, we are confident that T Galleria’s reputation as the world traveller’s preferred destination for luxurious shopping will attract many new customers to Chow Tai Fook.”

Discover Hawaii’s first Chow Tai Fook branded boutique this May at T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii at 330 Royal Hawaiian Avenue Honolulu, Hawaii.

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DFS Group launches its sixth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits in Singapore

DFS Group launches its sixth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits in Singapore

SINGAPORE, 2017-Mar-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — DFS Group (DFS), the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, launched its sixth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits in Singapore on Saturday, March 25. The highly-anticipated Masters of Wines and Spirits program brings together an extraordinary collection of more than 60 Cognacs, wines and whiskies from over 50 legendary houses. Unveiled at a spectacular gala event in partnership with the Changi Airport Group on Singapore’s historic Tras Street, the curated collection will be exhibited in store and available for sale at DFS, Singapore Changi Airport’s Wines and Spirits Duplexes at Terminal 2 and 3.

Inspired by the world traveler’s desire for discovery, DFS’ team of experts scoured the globe, working hand-in-hand with leading producers of Champagne, Cognacs, whiskies and wines to curate an exceptional collection of extremely rare and one-of-a-kind pieces available only at DFS.

“Each piece in this year’s Masters of Wines and Spirits collection is a testament to the craftsmanship of the brands and our relationships with our customers,” said Philippe Schaus, Chairman and CEO, DFS Group. “We’re thrilled to bring together this fantastic assortment of the world’s leading wines and spirits once again to Singapore and present an unmissable opportunity for connoisseurs to build their collection with DFS.”

At the heart of this year’s gala event was the city and spirit of Singapore – the birthplace of DFS’ Masters of Wines and Spirits. Celebrating the unique heritage of the Lion City, DFS hosted its gala along the historic Tras Street with VIP guests joining the world’s leading brands and their ambassadors for an evening of entertainment amongst iconic shophouses. DFS transformed individual shophouses into celebrations of signature wines and spirits where guests interacted with ambassadors from iconic brands, offering their insight, knowledge and exclusive tastings.

This year’s event also featured hands-on master classes and educational tastings for select VIP guests. At The Dalmore house, Master Blender Richard Patterson hosted a bespoke tasting to showcase The Dalmore’s rich heritage and artistry. Frederic Dezauzier, Global Brand Ambassador of CAMUS introduced guests to the smallest and rarest cru in the Cognac region, Borderies, providing a unique tasting experience featuring a selection of CAMUS Borderies Single-Cru Cognacs, including a Borderies Vintage and an exclusive Borderies blend that has never been released. Château Margaux’s Regional Ambassador Thibault Pontallier conducted a vertical tasting across decades of the brand’s history.

Guests were also given an opportunity to meet key whisky brand ambassadors brought together by DFS’ very own The Whiskey House – an exclusive and interactive whisky retail concept available to travelers at DFS, Singapore Changi Airport. Moderated by DFS Group’s Director of Spirits Frederik Vanden Bulcke, The Whiskey House provided guests with an interactive discussion and guided tasting with Brendan McCarron of Glenmorangie, Brian Kinsman of Glenfiddich, David Stewart of The Balvenie and Mike Miyamoto of Hibiki, all sharing their thoughts on heritage and innovation in the whisky industry.

“Returning to our traditional gala format, this year’s Masters of Wines and Spirits created an intimate and curated experience, tailored for our customers,” said Brooke Supernaw, DFS Group’s Senior Vice President Wines, Spirits, Tobacco, Food and Gifts. “Each piece in the collection was selected with our customers in mind, bringing together a spectacular array of the world’s finest and rarest wines and spirits right in the heart of historic Singapore.”

2017 Masters of Wines and Spirits Collection

The 2017 collection includes 27 Cognacs and whiskies and over 25 vintage wines and Champagnes, many of which are exclusive to DFS. Highlights include:

·         Bruichladdich Special Release

·         CAMUS 65 Year Old

·         Château Mouton Rothschild 18 Vintages Vertical

·         Château Lafite Rothschild 1982 Vintage Imperiale

·         Château Margaux Pyramid Set of 1990 Vintage

·         Dom Pérignon Malle P2

·         Glenmorangie Pride 1974

·         Hibiki Arita-yaki 2016, Kutani-yaki 2016

·         Martell Grand Champagne 1920

·         Masi Amarone Vertical Set with Watch

·         Penfolds Bin 707 Boeing 6L

·         Louis XIII Le Mathusalem

·         The Dalmore Richard Paterson 50 Year Old

·         The Macallan Fine & Rare Treasury Collection

 

Participating Brands at 2017 DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits

Aberlour, AmuseBouche, Araujo Estate, Bowmore, Brora, Bruichladdich, CAMUS, Chabot, Château Beychevelle, Château Cheval Blanc, Château Clerc Milon, Château Ducru Beaucaillou, Château Haut Brion, Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Léoville Barton, Château Léoville Las Cases, Château Margaux, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Palmer, Château Pontet-Canet, Continuum, Courvoisier, Dom Pérignon, Gaja, Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie, Graham’s Port, Grands Vins De Bordeaux, Hardy, Hennessy, Hibiki, Janneau, Karuizawa, Lokoya, Louis XIII Cognac, Luce, Martell, Masi, Moutai, Otard Collection Du Roi, Pappy Van Winkle, Penfolds, Perrier-Jouët, Prunier, Pétrus, Ridge, Royal Salute, Tesseron, The Balvenie, The Dalmore, The Glenlivet, The Macallan, William Larue Weller, Wolf Blass

Following the Masters of Wines and Spirits gala event on March 25, the Masters of Wines and Spirits curated collection will be available for travelers and shoppers at DFS, Singapore Changi Airport’s Wines and Spirits Duplexes at Terminals 2 and 3.

DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits is part of the DFS Masters Series, a signature program of exhibitions that also includes the highly-anticipated Masters of Time set to take place in Macau this December. The Masters Series is a showcase of the pinnacle of DFS’ leadership and innovation in curating and creating exceptional experiences across its five pillars of luxury: Wines and Spirits, Beauty and Fragrances, Watches and Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories, and Food and Gifts.

SOURCE: DFS Group Limited

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DFS Group to showcase uniquely curated collection of rare wines and spirits at the sixth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits in Singapore

DFS Group to showcase uniquely curated collection of rare wines and spirits at the sixth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits in Singapore

This event will showcase a uniquely curated collection of rare wines and spirits, many of which are DFS exclusives that celebrate the world’s finest craftsmanship and expertise.

HONG KONG, 2017-Mar-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — This March, DFS Group (DFS), the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, in partnership with Changi Airport Group, will host its sixth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits in Singapore. The most celebrated event of its kind in the industry, Masters of Wines and Spirits showcases DFS’ global travel retail leadership, innovation and unique ability to assemble bespoke collections of wines, spirits and their leading producers, as well as the expertise of its own in-house specialists.

“We are thrilled to return to Singapore for our sixth Masters of Wines and Spirits this March and deliver another exceptional collection of the world’s finest and rarest wines and spirits,” said Philippe Schaus, DFS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s exclusive collection has been globally sourced and carefully curated by our expert merchants at DFS to inspire and excite both novice and seasoned collectors. At the core of this portfolio lies an unwavering passion for the intricate composition of a bottle and for the unforgettable moments each offering is sure to create.”

More than 60 of the finest Cognacs, wines and whiskies from over 50 legendary houses will be unveiled during the Masters of Wines and Spirits private event, to be held at selected shophouse venues along Singapore’s historic Tras Street on Saturday, March 25, 2017. As well as being the first to view the collection, VIP guests will be given the opportunity to interact with brand ambassadors while delving into the creation of each bottle in a master class format which will take them around the world in a virtual experience.

“The collection captures the heritage and craftsmanship of our selected brands, and is a true reflection of DFS’ long-standing relationships with these exceptional houses. Masters of Wines and Spirits provides access to prominent producers and their in-depth knowledge, and of course their limited edition products, many of which are extremely rare or one-of-a-kind exclusives to DFS that represent the ultimate expressions in Cognacs, wines and whiskies,” added Brooke Supernaw, Senior Vice President Spirits, Wines and Tobacco, DFS Group.

Master Class Event

The Masters of Wines and Spirits event will feature four exceptional master classes to inspire and enrich the experience for guests. In honor of his 50th year in the whisky industry, Richard Paterson, Master Blender of The Dalmore will host a bespoke tasting showcasing The Dalmore’s rich heritage and artistry. Frederic Dezauzier, Global Brand Ambassador of CAMUS, will introduce guests to the smallest and rarest cru in the Cognac region: Borderies, providing a unique tasting experience featuring a selection of CAMUS Borderies Single-Cru Cognacs, including a Borderies Vintage and an exclusive Borderies blend that has never been released. Then, travel through time with Thibault Pontallier, Château Margaux Asia Ambassador, who will conduct a vertical tasting across decades of Château Margaux, including the 1990 vintage of Château Margaux.

The fourth Master Class will be a Whisky Panel by The Whiskey House, entitled Innovations of Today Shaping the Heritage of Tomorrow. The theme of heritage in the world of whiskies will be discussed with Brian Kinsman, Malt Master at Glenfiddich, David Charles Stewart, Malt Master at The Balvenie, Mike Miyamoto, Global Brand Ambassador for Hibiki, and Brendan McCarron, Head of Maturing Whisky Stocks at Glenmorangie. This will be moderated by DFS’ own Director of Spirits, Frederik Vanden Bulcke.

The Collection

Twenty-seven Cognacs and whiskies include the LOUIS XIII Le Mathusalem, which showcases the world’s first 6L crystal decanter for cognac, CAMUS Rarissimes 65 YO, an exclusive blend for DFS that is composed from the finest eaux-de-vie, Martell Grand Champagne 1920, a very rare first time release since The House of Martell was founded in 1715.

Making its official debut outside Japan for the first time is the Hibiki 35 YO Arita-Yako and Kutani-Yaki limited editions, a blend of carefully selected malt whiskies aged from 35 to 54 years, and grain whiskies aged over 35 years. From the world of Scotch Single Malts, the Bruichladdich Special Release showcases some of the brand’s oldest and finest whiskies, Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1972, a sublime and precious 44-year old malt (hand-picked for DFS’ Masters of Wines and Spirits), Glenmorangie Pride 1974, Glenmorangie’s rarest, oldest and deepest whisky, carefully selected from the oldest whisky stocks, The Dalmore 50 YO, a commemorative bottling uniquely finished in Champagne casks, and The Macallan Fine & Rare Treasury Collection, a rare collection of  30 vintages in a bespoke cabinet created exclusively for DFS.

Over 25 prestige wines and Champagnes are showcased in this year’s collection. Amongst these are outstanding bottles from the Champagne and Bordeaux region such as the Pyramid of Château Margaux 1990 Vintage, a collection of four bottles from the year’s vintage earning the coveted 100 points score from Robert Parker. Recently released from the Château cellar in 2016, the Château Lafite Rothschild 1982 Vintage Imperiale is a unique wine offering with an extraordinary nose of caramelized herbs, smoke and cedar, available in a 6L format. Château Mouton Rothschild 18 Vintages includes extraordinary vintages from 1994 to 2012. Only three series were produced exclusively for Masters of Wines and Spirits, and they are specially packed in individual one bottle cases. Dom Pérignon Malle P2 offers the full history of the Sécond Plénitude of Dom Pérignon – the ultimate collection of the ultimate Champagne. With two bottles from each of the 10 vintages, the buyer will also receive an invitation to a private tour of Hautvillers in Champagne, where Maison Dom Pérignon is located.

Available for the first time for sale by a retailer, Masi 5 Vintages of Amarone Costasera is a presentation case of five vintages of Costasera Amarone Classico, Masi’s flagship wine, along with a beautifully designed timepiece made with 100-year old wood once used for maturing Costasera wine. Penfolds 2012 Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon Imperial brings an opportunity for oenophiles and aviation enthusiasts to own 10 limited edition bottles released to commemorate Boeing’s 100th year.

Following the Masters of Wines and Spirits gala event on March 25, the Masters of Wines and Spirits curated collection will be available for travelers and shoppers at DFS, Singapore Changi Airport’s Wines and Spirits Duplexes at Terminals 2 and 3.

DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits is part of the DFS Masters Series, a signature program of exhibitions that also includes the highly-anticipated Masters of Time set to take place in Macau this December. The Masters Series is a showcase of the pinnacle of DFS’ leadership and innovation in curating and creating exceptional experiences across its five pillars of luxury: Wines and Spirits, Beauty and Fragrances, Watches and Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories, and Food and Gifts.

SOURCE: DFS Group Limited

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DFS Group unveils the newly expanded T Galleria by DFS, City of Dreams in Macau

DFS Group unveils the newly expanded T Galleria by DFS, City of Dreams in Macau

 

MACAU, 2017-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, unveiled the final phase of T Galleria by DFS, City of Dreams in Macau today (FEBRUARY 8, 2017), marking the culmination of a year-long expansion and delivering a strategically designed, exclusive and eye-opening lifestyle luxury shopping experience in the heart of Macau.

“T Galleria by DFS, City of Dreams brings travelers the breadth of a luxury shopping mall with the personalized service of a high-end department store. This innovative and audacious take on the retail experience is the final piece in what has been a spectacular year of excitement for DFS and our customers,” said Philippe Schaus, DFS Group Chairman and CEO. “T Galleria by DFS, City of Dreams has raised the bar in Macau, providing a curated and modern product selection across the major luxury categories and we look forward to delighting visitors to Macau with the DFS experience.”

Originally opened in 2009, T Galleria by DFS, City of Dreams expanded throughout 2016 to over three times its current size. Stretching across 173,000 square feet, the expanded T Galleria by DFS, City of Dreams is the fashion destination in Macau and introduced T Galleria by DFS’ first shoe hall globally. With over 50 men’s and women’s shoe brands across two floors, including exclusive-to-Macau brands such as Aquazzura and Rupert Sanderson, the shoe hall is the largest shoe floor in Hong Kong and Macau and a destination unto itself.

For fashion-lovers the experience continues with over 40 fashion and accessories brands, including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Prada, Miu Miu and Fendi. Men can also enjoy a dedicated multi-branded, lifestyle area that mixes ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, watches and grooming all in one space to allow shoppers to complete a head-to-toe look with ease.

Beauty shoppers will love the expanded beauty offering, with two wings across 23,000 square feet and nearly 70 beauty and fragrance brands, making T Galleria by DFS, City of Dream’s beauty hall the largest in Southern China. Highlights include popular Korean brands Sulwhasoo, Laneige and HERA.

An expanded jewelry offering was also unveiled in December, bringing key luxury jewelry brands Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels to T Galleria by DFS, City of Dreams as well as new watches boutiques from Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin.

T Galleria by DFS, City of Dreams is one of four T Galleria stores in Macau, including T Galleria by DFS, Shoppes at Four Seasons; T Galleria by DFS, Studio City; and the standalone beauty hall T Galleria Beauty by DFS, Galaxy Macau. The new T Galleria by DFS, City of Dreams store builds upon DFS Group’s recent expansion strategy which included the opening of T Galleria by DFS, Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia in June 2016 as well as DFS Group’s entry into Europe with the opening of T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS in Venice, Italy in October 2016.

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DFS Group opens its doors at T Fondaco dei Tedeschi in the heart of Venice

Venice, Italy, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, opens its doors on October 1 at T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS in the historic heart of Venice, on the Grand Canal, within a landmark building once famed as a center of commerce between East and West. T Fondaco dei Tedeschi offers an exceptional collection of the most desired luxury products from Italian and international brands across 7,000 square meters of retail space, in the categories of fashion and accessories, watches and jewelry, wines and spirits, and beauty and fragrances, alongside a carefully curated selection of locally handcrafted artisan products and premium food. In addition, the store will provide a new cultural hub for the city of Venice, promoting events and exhibitions that complement the city’s annual calendar of activities.

For over 55 years, DFS, which is privately held and majority owned by the world’s largest luxury conglomerate Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), has provided global travelers with luxurious and inspiring shopping experiences in some of the most iconic travel destinations around the world, from Los Angeles to Sydney, Honolulu to Okinawa, Hong Kong to Singapore, and Bali to Siem Reap. Now, the company once again draws on its unparalleled expertise, as well as its deep relationships with some of the world’s best-known brands, to curate a one-stop lifestyle department store unlike any in Europe.

“It is an enormous privilege for DFS to be able to make its first European foothold in Venice, the center of global trade for many centuries and now one of the most popular travel destinations in the world,” said Philippe Schaus, DFS Group’s Chairman and CEO. “T Fondaco dei Tedeschi will be much more than a shopping venue, combining international, Italian and local products, culture and entertainment together with all the experiences of an incredible historic setting.”

Located on the Grand Canal, a few steps away from the famous Rialto Bridge and within walking distance from St Mark’s Square, the new store occupies one of the city’s most venerated buildings, the 800-year old Fondaco dei Tedeschi, which began its life as a place of exchange for northern merchants and was used for centuries to trade spices, silk and other goods between the Orient and Europe. The renovation of the building was entrusted to the eminent architect and urbanist Rem Koolhaas who, with his architectural firm OMA, has meticulously restored and transformed it into a grand trading emporium spanning four stories. Inside, a sumptuous interior design by architect Jamie Fobert celebrates the traditional elements, textures and shapes of Venice to produce a truly spectacular store bridging tradition and modernity.

On the ground floor level, originally a bustling medieval courtyard, T Fondaco dei Tedeschi presents the Gucci and Bottega Veneta concept boutiques on the Grand Canal as well as a range of Italian fashion accessories and jewelry. In addition, a carefully selected assortment of food, wine and gifts celebrates local craftsmanship and the Italian zest for life.

The first floor, accessed by a rich red-hued escalator designed by OMA, features women’s fashion, jewelry and accessories from brands including, among many others, Bulgari, Damiani, Fendi, Lanvin, Max Mara, Tiffany & Co and Valentino. The second floor introduces Venice’s only multi-brand luxury watch area, with a large offering of brands like Cartier, Hublot, Omega and Panerai, along with a curated selection of men’s fashion and accessories brands including Brioni, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Moncler, Ermenegildo Zegna and many more. On the third floor, Venice’s most exclusive designer women’s shoe salon and largest offering of beauty and fragrance products offers customers the added pleasure of gazing out through the arching arcades that line the floor’s inner terrazzo corridor. Featured brands on this floor include the likes of Aquazzura, René Caovilla, Jimmy Choo and Giuseppe Zanotti in the magnificently designed shoe salon, and for the beauty world, a large array of Italian and international brands including Acqua di Parma, Dior, Estée Lauder, Lancôme, and The Merchant of Venice.

Above the retail space, T Fondaco dei Tedeschi features an entire floor dedicated to events and exhibitions that will be open to the public, creating a vibrant meeting place and cultural venue for Venetian residents and travelers alike and opening onto a rooftop terrace with a unique and breathtaking panoramic view of Venice, reaching from the Grand Canal to the Venetian Lagoon and beyond to the peaks of the nearby Italian Alps. The first exhibition, a video installation entitled “Under Water” by internationally renowned Italian multimedia artist Fabrizio Plessi, will debut with the opening of the store on October 1.

“Each of our downtown department stores reflects DFS’ passion for travel, quality merchandise and exceptional customer service and experience,” said Philippe Schaus. “With T Fondaco dei Tedeschi, we are proud to set a new global benchmark in the world of luxury department stores and to re-establish the connection between commerce and culture in the historic heart of Venice.”

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DFS Group opens its doors at T Fondaco dei Tedeschi in the heart of Venice
DFS Group opens its doors at T Fondaco dei Tedeschi in the heart of Venice

 

Source: DFS Group