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Kempinski Vienna Ball Beijing 2018 - And the Waltz Goes On

From Left: Ambassador Friedrich Stift’s meeting with Mr. Torsten Dressler, Managing Director of Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center

From Left: Ambassador Friedrich Stift’s meeting with Mr. Torsten Dressler, Managing Director of Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center

Mr. Friedrich Stift,  the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria, speaks at his Residence

Mr. Friedrich Stift,  the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria, speaks at his Residence

From Left: Mr. Torsten Dressler, Ms. Tanya Wang - Artistic Director and founder of  ZENWIN.

From Left: Mr. Torsten Dressler, Ms. Tanya Wang - Artistic Director and founder of ZENWIN.

And the Waltz Goes On

And the Waltz Goes On

Austrians have two main obsessions – classical music and local food

Austrians have two main obsessions – classical music and local food

Beijing, March 13, 2018 – Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center brings a jewel of Austrian history and lifestyle to China - a truly Viennese Ball in the magnificent setting of one of Beijing’s most remarkable hotels. We are proud to announce that the fourth glamorous Kempinski Vienna Ball will be held at Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center on April 21, 2018.

"Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center is deeply rooted in the European legacy. Our first concept of a Beijing Vienna Ball was made possible because there are very special things in Europe that highlight Austrian history and lifestyle like the Opera Ball hosted in the city of Vienna." said Mr. Torsten Dressler, Managing Director of Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, "The Kempinski Vienna Ball is held with the support of the auspices of Mr. Friedrich Stift, the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the People´s Republic of China." For us, organizing such a Vienna ball and with the endorsement of the Austrian Embassy and City of Vienna we believe this is a perfect match in our understanding of European culture as it’s a part of a culture exchange. The Kempinski Vienna Ball has already become a yearly highlight in the calendar of many people! There is a genuine interest in this timeless piece of elegance. Beijingers - choose to join us because the ball shows a side of European culture that is not as easily accessible even in Vienna. We've established our credibility and created memorable moments following the success of previous Vienna Balls, and we're delighted to see how this wonderful night develops into friendships. Kempinski Vienna Ball Beijing would not be possible if it was not for the generous support of our sponsors, contributors and media partners. We would like to thank Tanya, for her wonderful input and lovely dresses and FREYWILLE, whose showcase designs are also fast becoming a new highlight of our ball, adds Mr. Dressler.

“As partner of the Kempinski Vienna Ball Beijing 2018, we have the great pleasure of welcoming you to this year´s Ball! I was very much looking forward to my first Vienna Ball in Beijing of which I have already heard many enthusiastic accounts from people who attended this glamorous event in the past years. My sincerest thanks go to Managing Director Torsten Dressler and his hard working team, to the City of Vienna and to all the other sponsors who have made this prestigious event possible again this year. The Kempinski Vienna Ball has become “a must” in the social calendar of many people. The Kempinski Vienna Ball 2018 brings Viennese lifestyle, hospitality and tradition to Beijing and gives us the opportunity to spend an evening together in such an elegant setting while enjoying Austrian gourmet food and waltzing through the night to famous tunes performed by the “Original Strauss Capelle Wien”. Following a long and beautiful tradition, the Ball will be opened by a young debutantes committee”, says Mr. Friedrich Stift, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the People´s Republic of China.

A sensational, elegant evening with extraordinary, surprising highlights

A sensational and elegant evening with extraordinary and surprising highlights like live music by the renowned Original Wiener Strauss Capelle, an exclusive set dinner with the most exquisite gourmet food from the land of music and waltz, a selective young debutantes committee, a Viennese Coffee House and many more surprises.

Austrians have two main obsessions – classical music and local food. Kempinski Hotel Beijing shares this cultural characteristic with all ball guests and complements its culinary entertainment with an exceptional musical highlight and one of the greatest operetta talents in Vienna: the opera singer Ms. Marcela Cerno. Marcela Cerno has been praised as an extremly versatile artist. She will conduct a very special performance for the opening act.

At this glamorous and dazzling gala, guests will enjoy live music by the renowned Original Wiener Strauss Capelle while dancing to the tunes of Strauss and Mozart. On the culinary side, Kempinski Hotel Beijing offers an exclusive set dinner with the most exquisite gourmet food from the land of music and waltz. It’ll be a perfect combination to dance the night away and spend a delightful evening with outstanding live entertainment.

An essential part of every Austrian ball is the quadrille. Kempinski Hotel Beijing brings true Austrian traditions to Beijing. Former principal dancers of Vienna State Opera Ballet will stand as the art directors at the scene. The celebrated dance instructor and former state opera solo dancer Heinz Heidenreich will lead the guests to perform this very special dance. For those who want to try by themselves, Heinz Heidenreich will also teach every step of the amusing quadrille.

But that’s not all: Another highlight of the evening includes one of China’s most influential designers and rising fashion stars, Tanya Wang, who will be the official outfitter of the ball. All the debutantes’ ball gowns are created by her.

The Kempinski Vienna Ball Beijing 2018 will continue the tradition for the ball society of Beijing and act as an important bridge builder for arts and cultural interests between these two outstanding cities.


Highlights:
The Gourmet Gala Dinner
Kempinski will serve you the most delectable gourmet food from the land of music, waltz and gallantry.

Viennese "Heuriger"
Taste the best of Austrian premium wines and unwind in our vineyard, pergola and grass fields.

Vienna Coffee House
Have a classic coffee – a brewed specialty in our authentic Vienna Coffee House.

Charity Raffle Tickets
Feeling lucky? Buy our raffle tickets for a chance to win exclusive prizes! All proceeds will go to our charity project Sunvillage.

Performances
Live classical orchestra from Vienna - Original Wiener Strauss Capelle
Opening Act and Quadrille led by Mr. Heinz Heidenreich

In cooperation with
Austrian Embassy Beijing
City of Vienna, Austria

The Program

6:00 PM-7:00 PM Cocktail Reception

7:00 PM-11:00 PM Door Opens
- Gala Dinner
- Opening Act with debutantes
- Performances
- Vienna Coffee House
- Viennese "Heuriger"
- Charity Raffles

11:00 PM-11:30 PM Quadrille
11:30 PM-3:00 AM After Ball Party


Kempinski Vienna Ball Beijing 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Regular Ticket RMB 1,480
Reserve your table now!
+86 10 6410 4072
catering.beijing@kempinski.com
Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center
50 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang, Beijing 100125, China

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