Singapore – Kempinski’s Ladies in Red are recognised for their remarkable elegance and personalised service embodying the brand’s signature European luxury hospitality. Now in its 14th year, the brand’s iconic ambassador continues to provide insightful expertise, with a particular focus on savoir vivre, culture, beauty and gourmet–elements that make the luxury brand recognisable to every guest.
For the month of January, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel rolls out the red carpet, celebrating all things Lady in Red with a series of exciting collaborations. Centred on art, fashion and culinary experiences, including an exclusive collaboration with renowned Chef Artist Janice Wong, guests can look forward to celebrating the exceptional hosts with curated immersive experiences.
EXCITING COLLABORATIONS AND HIGHLIGHTS
Let It All Begin
In conjunction with this special occasion, Singapore’s very own renowned Chef Artist, Janice Wong, will be presenting edible art pieces inspired by the Lady in Red on Tuesday, 23 January 2024, to mark the beginning of the week-long celebration. The collaboration also sees The Bar at 15 Stamford, helmed by Bar Manager Edriane Lim, presenting a specially curated ‘Lady in Red’ gin-based cocktail, paired with Janice Wong’s exquisite chocolate bonbons, available at SGD 25++ each from 23 to 28 January 2024. A three-course lunch will be also made available at 15 Stamford for S$48++ per person from 22 to 27 January 2024.
An Afternoon Soiree of Art and Fashion
Join a captivating afternoon where guests can ignite their senses by exploring a curated world of art and fashion, featuring a specially commissioned artwork by Terence Tan, alongside fashion collaborations with Aymée by jewellery designer Nadia Sukova and fashion designers Esther Tay and Lisa Bohrer, who are behind The Girl with a Hat–all presenting their creations inspired by the Lady in Red. The afternoon tea experience will also highlight themed sweet and savoury treats by the hotel’s team master chefs, featuring delicate sweet and savoury treats, including Hazelnut Choux, Earl Grey Jivara, Red Velvet Cake and Janice Wong’s chocolate bonbon.
The Afternoon Tea Experience provides up-close-and-personal interactive sessions with all partners. It is inclusive of tea pairing and one ‘Lady in Red’ cocktail or mocktail. Limited seats are available at the Lobby Lounge on Thursday, 25 January 2024, from 14:30pm to 17:00pm at SGD 68++ per person. Book here.
Food Meets Art
With the Lady in Red celebration centred on art, fashion and culinary experiences, the highlights continue with the exclusive Pure Imagination Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Appreciation Workshop, a Singapore-based bean-to-bar chocolate company led by Chef Artist Janice Wong. It is a multi-year journey that seeks to create true Singapore tree-to-bar chocolates. This workshop brings guests on a hands-on journey to learn about the processes of chocolate, taste the different stages and origins of cocoa and take home a 40g bar of Pure Imagination™ single-origin bean-to-bar chocolate.
The workshop is inclusive of the ‘Lady in Red’ themed three-course set lunch at 15 Stamford. The scrumptious lunch starts with a choice of a refreshing Norwegian Salmon with Roselle or luscious Pan-Seared Foie Gras, followed by a juicy Iberico Pork Belly or a Pan-Seared Wild Snapper with tangy Red Curry Emulsion as main course. End the meal on a sweet note with a Strawberry Mousse or a Roselle Cake. Limited to 10 seats only on Saturday, 27 January 2024. The workshop will take place in The Private Room from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Lunch will be served at 15 Stamford Restaurant. SGD 128++ per person. Book here.
End the celebration on a sweet note at 15 Stamford. Be treated to an indulgent Tropical Sunday Brunch featuring a delightful array of Lady in Red-inspired desserts. There will also be a flower workshop during the Sunday Brunch for guests to showcase their creative flair and take home their very own creations. Sunday, 28 January 2024, 12:00pm to 15:00pm. Limited seats. From SGD 188++ per person. Book here.
Lady in Red Room Package
The Lady in Red, sophisticated and charming, provides guests with memorable stay experiences in every Kempinski Hotel around the world. This exclusive room package features themed experiences including two ‘Lady in Red’ cocktails, paired with chocolate bonbons by renowned chocolatier Janice Wong, in-room ‘Lady in Red’ celebratory Afternoon Tea and up to 20% off Best Flexible Rates. Bookable until 31 January 2024 for stays until 30 June 2024. Book here.
THE LADY IN RED’S NEW ENSEMBLE
Inspirations Behind the New Uniform
In conjunction with the 14th birthday of Lady in Red, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel is also launching a new uniform for its brand ambassadors. Specially commissioned by esteemed Singaporean fashion luminary Esther Tay, the striking all-red ensemble draws inspirations from heritage, art and modernity, paying homage to Singapore’s rich cultural tapestry while reflecting Kempinski’s commitment to impeccable hospitality. Crafted from exquisite satin in the iconic Kempinski red, the design infuses tradition with contemporary hostess flair. An elegant Mandarin collar exudes grace and hospitality, paired with a belted waist tailcoat draped over an intricate red lace knee-length skirt to bring out the Peranakan identity.
18K Gold Vermeil Earrings By Aymée Jewelry
Made of dainty pearls and yellow gold–both symbolising prosperity in the Peranakan culture, the stud earrings are specially designed to complement the new Lady in Red uniform and, at the same time, serve as a tribute to the Lady in Red’s commitment to preserving the rich heritage and tradition of Singapore.
Throughout the week, a myriad of activities will be taking place in the hotel, providing in-house guests with enriching experiences during their stay.
Kempinski’s ‘Rhapsody in Red’ on Guzheng and Pipa
Two additional theme variations, one for the Middle East and one for Asia, are recorded to respect Kempinski’s belief in cultural diversity while keeping the same melody. The Asian version uses pipa and guzheng as the main melody instruments. Faizal, Singapore’s first Malay guzheng player, will be performing alongside Chin Yen Chien, who began his musical journey with the Pipa at the age of 10, at the Lobby Lounge on Friday, 26 January 2024, from 19:00pm. For in-house guests only.
A ‘Lady in Red’ Walking Tour
The Lady in Red, together with the hotel’s heritage curator, Jean, will be bringing guests on an immersive walking tour that showcases hidden gems, historic landmarks and cultural highlights that make the civic district of Singapore a truly remarkable destination. End the tour with a specially crafted ‘Lady in Red’ cocktail at The Bar at 15 Stamford. Saturday, 27 January 2024, 16:00pm to 17:30pm. For in-house guests only.
A Tale of Two Cities
Apart from Singapore’s very own Lady in Red at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, this week-long celebration also welcomes the Lady in Red from the iconic Kempinski hotels–The Apurva Kempinski Bali.
About Lady in Red
The Lady in Red will be easily recognised by guests as a permanent presence across Kempinski Hotels, reflecting European hospitality in all properties, with small modifications in dress to respect the local customs. As Kempinski’s First Lady and ambassador, the Lady in Red represents the European character and personalised service associated with Kempinski Hotels. The Lady in Red will be present in the lobby of each hotel and will provide guidance to guests while simultaneously taking note of their preferences. In town for the first time? The Lady in Red will offer advice regarding sightseeing and popular restaurants according to guests’ needs. Celebrating a wedding anniversary? She will go out of her way to organise something special, such as organising a memorable dinner at each guest’s request, all aimed at pampering in a classic and sumptuous manner.