Any food-lover will attest that food is art, but when dishes are literally inspired by paintings, the connection is undeniable. The two came together in a three-day exhibition at the JW Marriott Hotel in Chicago’s Loop. The hotel has partnered with Christie’s, the well-known New York auction house, to provide Chicago with a preview of their spring auction season. Examples of work from various eras, from 19th Century European Art to Post-War Contemporary, are available for viewing by the public.
To supplement this feast for the eyes, the JW Marriott’s executive chef Michael Reich has developed special dishes inspired by the featured paintings. Drawing elements from the palette, strokes, and subjects of three highlighted pieces, Chef Reich has created sophisticated dishes that turn the art into a multi-sensory experience.
The exhibition will run through April 18th, and the influenced dishes, displayed below, can be purchased over the course of the show in the Lobby Lounge.
Chanterelle Fava, made with chanterelle mushrooms, fava bean puree, housemade lentil cracker, and tangerine gastrique, as inspired by Edward Hopper’s Kelly Jenness House.
Duck Confit, with a sour cherry reduction, salsify, and mache, as inspired by Leon-Augustin Lhermitte's The Little Goose Girl of Mézy.
Diver Scallops, with ramp pesto, crisp kale, and red pepper oil, as inspired by Childe Hassam’s In a French Garden.
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach’s New Family Staycation Has Luxe Rooms & Kids’ Activities Like Art & Ballet
Parenthood is no easy feat, what with ensuring your family’s health and happiness levels are in check. And the best way to achieve this? With some quality homework-free time, doing activities that you and the kids can take part in together.
If you’ve already ticked off places like the Jewel’s Canopy and Kidztopia off your to-do family list, the Fun For The Whole Family package from JW Marriott Singapore South Beach is a staycay option to consider for an upcoming weekend away from home.
From learning new moves inspired by ballet to exploring unique architectural structures under this new Family by JW programme, here’s what you can expect during your stay:
Luxurious and spacious rooms for the whole family
The Premier Room boasts unobstructed views of Singapore’s skyscrapers
Parents with young ones will understand how hyper kids can be, which is why a spacious room will be much appreciated. The Deluxe Room and Premier Room can fit a king-sized bed or 2 twin single beds, and upon request, a baby crib and a JW Camper, so you’ll get uninterrupted sleep away from your kiddo.
Both room types come with a marble bathroom with a bathtub, which also means tired parents can finally unwind in a bubble bath while the kids get busy with kid-friendly activities – all this with room views overlooking the Singapore cityscape.
Curated hands-on activities like drawing and ballet-inspired moves to keep little ones occupied
To one-up your family staycation from usual hotel stays, the Fun For The Whole Family package is specially catered to kids, with the main goal of keeping them well-entertained throughout their stay with activities the whole family can join in with.
Kids can look forward to a welcome pack upon checking in, which include materials for activities in and around the hotel such an Exploration Map, and even a complimentary JW t-shirt so they can look their best for the stay!
Redeem a free kids t-shirt by Family JW when your kid completes activities in the activity booklet
Get creative with the stickers and stick-on tattoos from the Activity Guide booklet
Quirky tattoos that you can add as a family
Part of the materials received as part of the Adventures in Architecture Activity Book consists of stickers, stick-on tattoo sheets and fill-in-the-blank quizzes and challenges to keep children busy.
Within this booklet, there are also empty spaces for kids to unleash their inner Picasso and doodle architectural structures from their imagination. For inspiration, there are pages within the book that reference structures like the Guggenheim Museum and various spots around JW Marriott Singapore South Beach itself.
Kids can also roleplay as inspectors by joining in the hunt for JW’s pictorial mascots, Billy and Allie, who are cleverly hidden within the pages. Other things they’ve got to look out for: an octopus, a flamingo and a turtle in the crowd.
Stretch and learn ballet-inspired moves while being surrounded by the city skyline
Keeping an active lifestyle shouldn’t be overlooked too. And families can take advantage of the Get Up and Wind Down Turndown Cards to self-learn learn some new moves inspired by ballet together at the poolside or at the rooftop garden.
Created by professional dancers from The Joffrey Ballet, these cards provide instructions on movements like the Pike Stretch, Saute (jump) and the Butterfly Stretch. They might sound intimidating, but they’re easy enough for kids from as young as 4 years old to execute.
We recommend enjoying this activity at Flow 18, an outdoor deck with views of Singapore’s stunning skyline. For the best backdrop to your family stretching, head up during sunrise or sunset for a truly memorable and mentally rejuvenating experience together.
International breakfast buffet spread and optional DIY pizza
No stay is complete without feasting like royalty! Start the day right with a luxurious buffet spread at Beach Road Kitchen, which offers various cuisines from Japanese to Indian to Western. You’ll also find local delights like dim sum, otah and nasi goreng.
And weekend stays are extra special. Opt in for the Sunday Brunch buffet ($118++ per adult / $59++ per child) where children can get creative by creating their very own pizza from scratch, right from rolling the dough to choosing their toppings.
There are also 3 live stations with an on-site chef that’ll prepare your dishes just the way you like them.
At the Noodle Soup Bar live station, take as much of your favourite ingredients and pass your bowl over to the chef, and decide between a chicken or fish-based broth.
For something sweet, you’ll find The Waffle Iron live station, where you’ll have warm toasty waffles and pancakes made on the spot for you. Top it off with a selection of over 10 condiment types and sauces.
Interact with art displays around the hotel
Spot the many art and installations around the hotel space itself, making it almost seem like a museum of its own.
The video wall by the entrance was an eye-catcher. It featured a huge floor-to-ceiling screen that glowed with rainbow-coloured waves that constantly swept across the screen. We couldn’t leave without capturing a stunning photo with this hypnotising backdrop.
The lifts will also change colours when you’re inside, which was a nice touch that made for a perfect Boomerang moment on the way up to the room.
Stay fit with family-friendly facilities like the infinity pool and 24-hour gym
Make full use of your hotel stay by dropping by the kid-friendly infinity pool. Located under shelter, you can still get some laps in even if it’s pouring outside.
While the kids take a dip, parents can lounge at the nearby dining area on the pool itself, so you can keep a watchful eye over your little ones’ safety.
There’s also a Spa by JW and a 24-hour gym too, if you’re planning to squeeze in some serious pampering time or work up a sweat.
Central location near MRT stations and shopping centres and museums
Once you’ve explored all the hotel has to offer and intend to head outdoors, JW Marriott Singapore’s central location also makes getting out and about extra convenient. The hotel is right outside Esplanade MRT station and is also a stone’s throw away from mega malls like Suntec City and Raffles City.
There’s no better feeling than being able to walk back to your abode for the night!
Staycations at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
Having a dream getaway doesn’t always involve flying to far-flung countries. Sometimes, all you need for a good break is to be surrounded with your loved ones and that’s exactly what JW Marriott Singapore South Beach offers with their Fun For The Whole Family package.
From just $420 a night, you can look forward to a relaxing stay with breakfast for two adults and one child at Beach Road Kitchen, coupled with unique Family by JW activities like ballet and yoga-inspired stretching.
Combining art visuals, culinary experiences and outdoor adventures JW Marriott Singapore is an ideal reward for you and your kids filled with well-deserved TLC.
Book your family staycation with JW Marriott Singapore here
This post is brought to you by JW Marriott Singapore South Beach.
Photo credit: Pichan Cruz
Vegan Omnipork Revolutionizes Chinese Cuisine at JW Marriott’s Man Ho Restaurant
June marks the official launch of Right Treat’s Omnipork, the new groundbreaking vegan pork product that is setting out to disrupt the meat market in Asian countries. David Yeung, the founder of Hong Kong’s Green Mondays campaign, just announced one of the product’s first partners – Man Ho, the JW Marriott’s Chinese restaurant.
In a post on LinkedIn, Yeung explained the importance of this specific partnership. He wrote, “By all means Asian cuisines have ignored the vegetarian population for the longest time, so this menu guarantees to impress – amazing culinary satisfaction, while wayyy healthier, greener and more humane.”
Within the past few decades as standards of living has drastically improved, Asian cuisine has incorporated more meat into its dishes. China alone, with over 1.4 billion people, is the world’s largest consumer and producer of meat. Pork makes up a significant portion of both the consumption and exportation of meat in Asian countries. Omnipork is on a mission to change this.
Yeung posted the new Man Ho menu at the restaurant’s Hong Kong location on Instagram. He elaborated on the significance of this plant-based product, writing, “Amazing Omnipork menu at JW Marriott, opening a milestone chapter of redefining how Chinese cuisines can offer healthy plant-based options and join the global sustainable food movement.” Diners can now look forward to dishes featuring deep-fried Omnipork cakes stuffed with mushrooms and lotus root, braised Omnipork stuffed with king oyster mushrooms in a miso sauce, and steamed Omnipork stuffed in a winter melon with assorted “fungus.” Yeung hopes that the chef will also incorporate his latest creation, Omnipork Fried Rice, as pork-fried rice is a classic dish beloved by many consumers worldwide.
Right Treat created Omnipork to be an extremely versatile plant-based protein, just like pig-based pork. Made from a proprietary blend of pea, non-GMO soy, and shiitake mushroom proteins, the product looks, tastes, smells, and feels like pork without the environmental impact or ethical concerns associated with pig factory farming. Yeung goes so far as to call it a “superfood” due to its clean ingredients. He claimed, “Omnipork offers high-quality complete vegan protein fulfill our body. It is also cholesterol-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, cruelty-free, and 71% lower in saturated fat and 62% lower in calories than real pork while offering much higher fiber, 233% higher in calcium and 53% higher in iron.”
Staycation: JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong’s Eatcation
Despite COVID continuing into the new year, hotels in Hong King have created some stay-worthy packages for those looking for some R&R away from home. In Admiralty, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong might be all business on weekdays, but it is family friendly at the weekend, filled with a diverse range of restaurants to try.
Last month, I tried the hotel’s Eatcation package (on until 31 March 2021), which comes with the following:
- A room priced at $2,180 per night, which includes a connecting room with a view for private, in-room dining
- The in-room dining has three options to choose from (valued at $1,388): Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant Man Ho (six courses), al-fresco Fish Bar by the pool (four courses) or modern grill Flint (four courses)
- Breakfast buffet for two at JW Café
To complete your experience, you can also add the following:
- A one-hour photoshoot ($1,500) with a professional photographer, to include 30 images and customised in-room decorations
- A bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne, bouquet of 33 roses and customised in-room decorations($1,500)
- An additional connecting room with one or two double beds($988, comes without dining credit)
I have stayed at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong a few times, and the most memorable takeaways I had from the rooms were always the bed (soft but supportive, with the fluffiest quilt and pillows), the relaxing Aromatherapy Associates bath products and the plush bathrobes. Checking into a King Harbour View Room, the first thing I did was drop my bags and take a moment to admire the view. Being right on the water, a lot of natural light flooded into the room.
JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong completed major renovations in 2018 and 2019. Moving away from its older shades of red and mustard, the rooms are now tastefully decorated in a neutral colour scheme, showcasing the hotel’s statement blue chaise longue. The bathroom may be simple in design, but the lighting is fantastic.
Within minutes of arriving, I was also greeted with a beautifully light and floral welcome tea to help me to settle in and relax. Such a nice touch!
Private in-room dining: Fish Bar
Due to COVID restrictions at the time of my stay, all dine-in at bars, cafés and restaurants had to stop at 6pm. The hotel put in a lot of effort to make dinner possible with its in-room dining. By clearing the connecting room, a private space was created, complete with harbour views. During normal times, I would have headed down to the pool to eat at Fish Bar (the pool is not to be underestimated at JW – it’s gorgoeus and one of the only pools in Hong Kong that catches the sunlight rather than being shaded by buildings), but instead we were served a luxurious in-room seafood menu.
I’ve never been disappointed by the food at Fish Bar. The menu is value for money, with the kitchen’s cooking techniques highlighting the natural flavours of the fresh catches. The prawns and smoked salmon were particularly generous in portion. Other highlights included the pot of mussels in garlic and white wine sauce, which was simple and savoury without overpowering the mussels. The flaky grilled barramundi came with smooth, creamy mashed potato and huge sides of vegetables. This dish was perfect for sharing.
Buffet breakfast at JW Café
My last meal was breakfast downstairs at bustling JW Café. I must have come at peak time because almost all the tables were full, with people going for seconds or even thirds. The staff were on top of clearing the tables while helping and maneuvering guests around at the same time.
The breakfast covers the basics and contains a statement, four-sided buffet station – a side lined with dim sum, one offering classic Chinese rice dishes and congee, Western breakfast options covering the likes of hash browns, bacon, sausages and roasted tomatoes and a compact omelette station.
Surrounding the space, JW Café comes complete with a counter of cold cuts, a customised noodle bar and a section for pastries, which kept rolling out of the kitchen to be refilled. For those who are more health conscious, there’s a juice bar with a tonne of freshly cut fruit and a salad bar.
I’ve always viewed JW Marriott as a good hotel for business trips, but this staycation has made me realise that it’s a relaxing and modern choice for a staycation too. Guests are welcomed into a lobby filled with energy and a lot of natural light. The management and staff are super attentive and prompt in immediately answering to guests’ needs. With a nice selection of restaurants, there are a lot of great places to try within the hotel. I recommend opting for one or more of the add-on services for the ultimate staycation experience.
This write-up is based on a complimentary media staycation provided in exchange for an honest review and no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed here represent the author’s.
Man Ho 萬豪金殿
Recently refurbished, the new Man Ho has stepped up its game in more ways than one. Chef Jayson Tang has hit his stride as the accomplished driver of the culinary team, ensuring that the quality of the classic Cantonese dishes are upheld and then some. Only in his early thirties but boasting years of kitchen experience, Tang isn't afraid to take risks and push the boundaries a little with traditional recipes, and so you'll find whimsical touches such as a trio of appetisers that highlight the icons of Hong Kong: signature char siu, along with a delicate roasted crispy suckling pig "sandwich" with foie gras, and a tiny orange-hued cuttlefish stuffed with preserved vegetables in a nod to local Chiuchow culture. Indulge in the slow-cooked soups such as milky fresh fish soup with fish maw and assorted seafood, which boasts incredible depth of flavour from quality ingredients given their time under fire. Or try elegant creations such as oil-poached garoupa fillet with seaweed sauce, served on beautiful crockery inspired by lotus leaves.
What To Order
- Baked whole dried South African abalone puff, wild mushrooms is beautifully-crafted with a rich buttery shortcrust and embellished with a warm, braised abalone.
- Steamed egg with flathead lobster, dried fish roe and saffron matches meaty crab claw with a creamy egg yolk sauce, enriching the seafood dish packed with umami.
- Braised pork belly in sweetened vinegar sauce is a beautiful revamp of the classic pork knuckle in sweetened vinegar sauce, where a tangy black vinegar sauce cuts the richness of the Japanese pork.
Aside from chef Jayson Tang's reinvented Cantonese cuisine, Man Ho's homely dishes such as scrambled eggs with prawns and double-boiled soups are nourishing hidden gems that whet appetites.
What It’s Like to Take a “Workation” at a Top San Antonio Resort
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is a workcation oasis.
The resort includes the Riverbluff Water Experience, which is a 9-acre waterpark including 4 pools, five slides, and a lazy river. (Courtesy of JW Marriott)
The JW Marriott San Antonio Resort also has TPC San Antonio's on-site two 18-hole PGA tournament golf course available nearby. (Courtesy of JW Marriott)
The JW Marriott San Antonio Resort also has TPC San Antonio's on-site two 18-hole PGA tournament golf course available nearby. (Courtesy of JW Marriott)
The back porch offers tons of space to socially distance and enjoy a fire pit and cocktails.
Five waterslides are open to kids (and adults) as part of the Riverbluff Water Experience.
Cabanas are available to reserve as well by the pool.
Breakfast at Cibolo Moon is a part of the Work, Learn, and Play Package at JW Marriott San Antonio.
Have a fine dining experience at 18 Oaks, which overlooks the golf course, on Wednesday through Saturday evenings.
Sports bar High Velocity is open every night for more casual fare and offers sports on the big screens.
Latana Spa is also open from Thursday to Sunday if you want to add-on a relaxing treatment.
F or the past six months, I’ve been trying to figure out where to take a trip to give myself a break from the all-consuming stress that comes with living through a pandemic. Destination ideas jumped from West Texas to Colorado, but I didn’t yet feel completely comfortable flying or being that far away from home during this time. Then, one day I came across a spacious resort about 30 minutes north of downtown San Antonio — the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.
Complete with a 9-acre waterpark, spa, 18-hole PGA Tournament worthy golf course (which I would never use, but still cool), tennis and basketball courts, and several on-site restaurants, the hotel seemed like a great option to escape the Groundhog Day scenario I was living out in Dallas for a bit.
The resort includes the Riverbluff Water Experience, which is a 9-acre waterpark including 4 pools, five slides, and a lazy river. (Courtesy of JW Marriott)
We arrived at the resort on a Tuesday afternoon, spent a couple of hours by the pool with a cocktail from the outdoor bar, floated along the 1,100-foot lazy river, had dinner at High Velocity (which offers a crazy appetizer platter of brisket nachos that was completely worth it), and went to sleep early. I felt safe the entire time. The families and other visitors I saw roaming around were also wearing masks indoors, and even when they were in close proximity to others outside. There was more than enough space to keep our distance while still feeling that intangible benefit of being around other people that we’ve been lacking for so long.
During our stay, we took part in the new Work, Learn, and Play package that the JW Marriott San Antonio is offering — or “workcation” package. Meant for a family or group, we had more than enough room to spread out and set up an office of sorts in our suite with a connecting guest room. It was nice — one of us could take a nap while the other worked from their laptop or took phone calls at the large, eight-seat dining table in the adjoining room. The package also comes with a complimentary breakfast buffet at Cibolo Moon, making it easy to get energized for a day of work or lounging by the pool. Also, a $50 per night credit comes with the package to apply towards any food and beverage spot on-site, including High Velocity, 18 Oaks, Cibolo Moon, Crooked Branch, Rivertop Grill, and Starbucks.
The rain tragically came on our second day, so we couldn’t make it out to the pool. Thankfully, San Antonio’s Pearl District was just a 30 minute drive south. The historic grounds of Pearl Brewery, which was open from 1883 to 2001, is now a go-to for great dining and shopping. And though we couldn’t enter the Hotel Emma lobby since we weren’t guests (COVID-19 protocol), we got a glimpse of the boutique hotel while dining at Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery. You can see photos from when PaperCity‘s Courtney Dabney went to the hotel last month here. Southerleigh makes their own beer and is a great spot to try out some brews with quirky names like “Space Versace” or “Darwinian IPA.” They also sell cans to-go.
Later on, we also swung by a hole-in-the-wall wine bar in Stone Oak called Copa Wine Bar, as we were in Hill Country after all. Only about 20 minutes southeast of the JW Marriott San Antonio, Copa is an intimate spot for wine, cheese, and bites like pizza and Italian sandwiches. A lot of the local wineries and vineyards are temporarily closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, but this was a great spot to have a similar experience with wine flights. There are 10 flights to choose from ranging from “Sweet Tooth” wines to “Pinot Envy.” They each come with four kinds of wine in 2 ounce pours.
If you’re looking for other rainy day, indoor activities, the Natural Bridge Caverns, the Witte Museum, and McNay Art Museum, and San Antonio Museum of Art are also nearby.
Overall, the trip was a success and gave me the confidence to take another in the near future. Just seeing how well the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is handling COVID-19 and the precautions they have in place gave me the assurance I needed to consider traveling again. For more information on the Work, Learn & Play Package, which can come with either one or two King beds, check out this link. The discount code “P91” can be used at checkout.
‘Royal Food Fest’ a gastronomical delight for Bon Vivant at JW Marriott
NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Close your eyes and try imagining a royal luncheon or dinner. Do you visualize a huge dining table adorned with an array of exotic delicacies in an opulently decorated dining room inside a huge palace? Well, a visit to JW Marriott Chandigarh might just transport you to one such royal epicurean delight.
Enabling its patrons to enjoy a mystical voyage through the legacy of authentic cuisine of royal houses of India, Saffron at JW Marriott Chandigarh is set to host a one-of-its-kind ‘Royal Food Festival’ where Royals will cook for you.
For the first time in the region, from March 4th to March 13th , Kunwarani Vijaya Singh Sirmaur & Kunwar Shivraj Singh Limdi will take charge of the kitchens of Saffron at JW Marriott Chandigarh. On the platter will be an array of rare and authentic royal dishes which have adorned the dining tables of Maharajas and Maharanis of the royal houses of India.
“The Royal Food Festival at Saffron at JW Marriott Chandigarh will give our patrons a rare glimpse into the past and an opportunity to experience an art of cooking which was confined to the royal kitchens of yore. The ancient recipes which our patrons can relish were safeguarded and passed down from generation to generation by royal cooks of Maharajas and Nawabs to help keep them exclusive. With Kunwarani Vijaya Singh Sirmaur & Kunwar Shivraj Singh Limdi personally taking up the cooking duties, our Royal Food Festival will be a thoroughly authentic royal food fest, the likes of which haven’t been witnessed in the region before,” said Pallav Singhal, Director Food and Beverages, JW Marriott Chandigarh.
A sumptuous menu has been carefully crafted for the ‘Royal Food Festival’ where choicest delicacies have been hand-picked by Kunwarani Vijaya Singh Sirmaur & Kunwar Shivraj Singh Limdi. Patrons of JW Marriott Chandigarh will get to savour mouth-watering preparations like the Mughal specialty ‘Keema Biryani’, the Nepalese specialities ‘Sekhwa Charu’ and ‘Sandheko’, the Kashmiri specialities ‘Kabargah’ and ‘White Urad Dal’ and the special ‘Nabab’ from Madhya Pradesh and many more.
Sharing his cooking secrets, Kunwar Shivraj Singh Limdi says, “The fundamental backbone of my recipes remains unchanged which is, impeccable seasonal ingredients accurately cooked and brought together on a palate in harmonious and elegant manner which also satisfies a grumbling tummy. Picking up the nuances of royal cooking from a young age, one key point which I learnt was the need to ensure authenticity. Most people today buy curry powder for their curry base and use it in so many of their dishes. I make my own, based on my learnings during my formative years and therefore my cooking reflects recipes of my family. With traditional dishes, authenticity is priority and I have ensured it reflects in the delicacies which we are serving during the Royal Food Fest”.
Kunwar Shivraj Singh Limdi carries forward a royal lineage of the Limdi family of Gujrat. It was his love for cooking that made him learn the recipes from various places they travelled to. Kunwarani Vijaya Singh Sirmaur, born in the royal family of Jhabua, MP has been influenced by the cuisines of Jhabua and her grandmother who belonged to the Rana dynasty of Nepal. Her recipes are also inspired from the Sailana region of MP. Being married in the royal family of Sirmour, she has expertise in various recipes from different regions.
Cooking for royalty was never an easy task. The kitchens of royal India were nothing but lavish. In some palace kitchens, global cuisines were frequently experimented with local herbs! Beneath the crystal chandelier on the dining table, there would be a spread of unusual delicacies which were exotic. Promising the essence of that uniqueness and exoticness in the menu of ‘Royal Food Fest’ at JW Marriott Chandigarh, Kunwarani Vijaya Singh Sirmaur says, “We are serving dishes based on recipes which have been perfected with passion and an eye for detail using age-old techniques to deliver nothing short of an enchanting experience. Through Royal Food Fest at JW Marriott Chandigarh, I will be presenting dishes which are unique in flavour and unusual yet delicious in taste.”
A meal for two will cost around Rs 1575/- for a Non Veg menu and Rs 1300/- for a Veg menu both inclusive taxes. The set menu for dinner is available every night between 7.30pm to 11.30pm till March 13, 2016 . To savor the authentic royal flavours head to Saffron and you can also reserve your table at 0172-3955555.
Recreation & Fitness
Sky Gardens & Swimming Pools
Nourish the soul at the Ebb6 Sky Garden & Swimming Pool featuring views of Singapore&aposs iconic cityscape.
Offering a 360-view of Singapore, our hotel gym features a Ciclott bicycle, treadmills, weights and refreshments the perfect respite after a long-day of business meetings and sightseeing in Singapore.
Designed to address four core benefit states: Calm, Indulge, Invigorate and Renew. Step into our signature Spa by JW. In addition to a variety of luxurious treatments, we also offer a relaxation room, express treatments and a steam room. Day passes are available for facilities only.
Spa by JW - Treatment Room
From traditional recipes to modern and luxurious spa treatments, SPA by JW therapies will take you on a journey to unfold the time-kept mysteries of local therapeutic cultures. Our on-site spa offers a full-range of treatments such as relaxing facials, massages and therapy baths.
Spa by JW - Couple Treatment Room
Restore your well-being with a full menu of massage, beauty and couples therapies at our hotel spa, a tranquil retreat in the heart of Singapore, located within the Marina Bay precinct.
Spa by JW is our onsite spa featuring two private and two express treatment pods along with one couple and five single treatment rooms.
Celebrate “Year of the Dog” with Dashanzi at JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu
Mumbai: As Dashanzi braces itself for the big day, the festive feeling, the aromas of authentic dishes and the traditional Lai See envelopes have kicked in.
Yet again, Dashanzi at the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu is delighted to celebrate the Chinese New Year with its patrons and offer unmatched hospitality experiences.
The progressive modern Asian cuisine restaurant under the expert guidance of Chef Cheang Chee Leong is bringing more to the table with introducing new signature recommendations for this festival that starts from 16 February onwards.
Most of the dishes are symbolic and Chef Leong has curated an unforgettable degustation of traditional recipes which will leave you spoilt for choice with a menu comprising of delicacies dating back to archaic traditional Chinese preparations known to bring good luck and prosperity.
The 19 dishes curated to commemorate the Chinese New Year will boast of preparations marinated and hand-crafted in homemade sauces and aromatic spices.
The guests will be in for a lavish treat as they choose from a variety of hors d&rsquooeuvres like Jiao Zi Chicken, Lamb and Vegetable Dumplings, Crispy Chicken Tossed with Sesame Peanut Sauce, Wok-Fried Morel Mushroom with Prawn, Wok-Fried Egg Plant with Cumin & Spring Onion and many more mouth-watering appetizers. Whilst the main course will range from Stir-Fried Scallop with Asparagus XO Sauce, Steamed Pork Belly with garlic, fragrant Chilly & Rice Vinegar amongst many more.
While the vegetarians can dig into preparations like the Stir- Fried Pumpkin & Shimeji Mushroom, Braised Tofu with Asparagus & Shiitake, Wok-Fried Glass Noodle with Mushroom & Bamboo Shoot in Dou Ban Jiang and the signature Wok-Fried Hakka Noodle with Bean Sprouts, Shiitake & Chinese Chives.
To complement our chef&rsquos delectable reveries, mixologist, Bensan Varghese will spin off a selection of fine cocktails, each inspired by the five elements of Nature i.e. Earth, Water, Fire, Wood and Metal. Bring in the cheer as you sip on some of these sumptuous concoctions specially crafted for the occasion!
Speaking of this celebratory promotion Chef Leong says, &ldquoWith the Year of the Dog, we hope to give our beloved patrons an indulgent experience of originality and simplicity of the much&ndashtouted flavours of China. We are sure that our guests will be delighted with the wide spread of offerings and surprises we have in store for them.&rdquo
JW Marriott Chandigarh’s Baisakhi Festivities Bring Amritsar Di Galiyan To Tricity
When it comes to Punjabis and their fondness for food, no other place epitomises it better than Amritsar, which together with Lahore, served as the gastronomical capital of Undivided Punjab. Known for its typical street food grilled in tandoors, which are a mainstay of every Amritsari household, and dipped in dollops of desi ghee, Amritsar continues to carry forward the Punjabi food legacy characterised by traditional flavours and recipes with a distinctive Punjabi touch down to the very last bite.
Celebrating Punjabis’ love for food on the occasion of Baisakhi, JW Marriott Chandigarh is bringing “Amritsar Di Galiyan”, a food festival inspired by the traditional recipes and flavours handpicked from the streets of Amritsar, to The [email protected], its all-day dining restaurant. “Amritsar Di Galiyan”, which started on a delicious note today and will go on till April 29 , is not only reminiscent of the warm hospitality and rich culinary heirlooms of Amritsar but also evokes nostalgia of an era gone by.
Adding a distinct Punjabi flavour to Baisakhi festivities this time around, the master chefs at JW Marriott Chandigarh are recreating the magic of Amritsari cuisines to make the Punjabi New Year celebrations truly special. After all, indulging in and celebrating with food comes naturally to Punjabis, who simply love hearty meals that go with their hearty spirits.
An integral part of Amritsar’s cultural essence, the passion for food remains ingrained in its people. Moreover, the holy city is visited by thousands of pilgrims from all over the world every year who identify the city with The Golden Temple on one hand and its delicious food offerings on the other. So much so, the local favourite food haunts have gained popularity which extends much beyond the city’s borders.
“For us, Baisakhi signifies celebrations and the upbeat spirit of Punjabis. Since celebrations in Punjab invariably revolve around food, this Amritsar food festival emerged as a natural choice. Amritsar offers an insight into the rich Punjabi culinary culture like no other city can. That’s precisely the reason why some cuisines have an Amritsari tag to it, Amritsari machchi, Amritsari kulcha and Amritsari papad-wadiyan, to name a few. From a complex recipe like Bhatti ka Murg to a simple yet sumptuous Amritsari Khoya Phirni, our sumptuous spread will have all the star dishes inspired from the holy city itself. The festival will also introduce quirky yet famous snacks from the streets of Punjab which are household names and with which we have experimented for the first time, such as Amritsari Kulcha, Aam Papad Ki Chaat or a Pithi Poori,” said Chef Naveen Handa, Executive Chef, JW Marriott Chandigarh.
When a food festival proudly declares that it is celebrating Punjab, we have every reason to be ready for the world-famous spicy aromatic ‘dal’. For this reason, Amritsar Di Galiyan will feature the Amritsari staple ‘Langar waali dal’ in the menu. For meat lovers, the chefs have given an Amritsari twist to Lamb Chops to suit the Punjabi palate by preparing them on a tawa. Live counters, much like the ones we have in the streets of Amritsar, will feature traditional street favourites like Pithi Poori, Aloo Launji and the quintessential Jalebi with Rabdi.
Another highlight of this food festival are the handpicked dishes of Amritsari papad and waddiyan sourced from the century-old Paparan Bazaar, which claims to be preparing papads and waddiyans based on recipes passed on from generation to generation. Amritsar Di Galiyan will feature delicacies made from Waddiyan, a spicy mixture of urad dal and spices such as whole peppercorns and crushed red chillies, like the Amritsari Wadiya Paneer Ki Shammi and the Amritsari Wadiyon Ka Pulao. A sumptuous highlight of the condiments section will be the famous Pudina Chutney made with tamarind and Amritsar special anardana powder.
A team of JW Marriott Chandigarh, including the hotel’s General Manager, Mr Dilpreet Bindra, and Chef Naveen Handa, themselves explored the street food of Amritsar and sourced the best available condiments for the food festival, including waddiyan, papad and aam papad, and came back with a host of traditional recipes for this food festival.
“We picked up the finer nuances of cooking by observing the famous specialities being made live in the city. Most of the recipes in their menu are heirlooms passed on from generation to generation, which is what makes them timeless. There is no written word on the measure of spices, ghee and other ingredients used in the dishes. The ingredients are added with an instinctive estimate, which is something inherent in these masters of Amritsari cuisine,” said Mr Dilpreet Bindra.
So, here’s an opportunity to celebrate this Baisakhi with the sumptuously exquisite and authentic food of Amritsar at JW Marriott Chandigarh. This delicious meal can be enjoyed for dinner at The [email protected] from 7:30 pm onwards at INR 1956/- inclusive of taxes and for lunch on Saturday and brunch on Sunday between 12.30 pm to 4 pm at INR 1416/- and 1770/ (inclusive of taxes), respectively. You can also call at 0172-3955555 or +91 998 889 8309 to reserve your table at The [email protected] at JW Marriott Chandigarh.