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 @ 我的旅遊筆記  香港JIA   給你一個家  中國時報 2004-06-17  E4       旅遊共和國       

    From a recent article in the newspaper I learned that the famous French designer Phillipe Starck completed re-design of his first stylish hotel in Asia. Not too long ago JIA was opened at Causeway Bay in Hong Kong.  The hotel was designed and personally decorated by Mr. Starck.  I was very excited so decided to stay at the hotel for a couple of days.
     An old traditional apartment building was totally transformed by the Master's renovation and sophisticated design.  Everything is there for you.  A microwave, cooking utensils, and silverware - everything you need - is provided for you in your hotel suite.  Even the television is set on a 360 degree revolving stand so you can watch movies or your favorite program from the comfort of your sofa or bed. Most conveniently you can bury yourself in the huge sofa bed while enjoying the magnificent view as you do your laundry in the out door laundry area located on the second floor deck.
     The hotel provides a complimentary breakfast.  Complimentary wine, tea, and snacks are served in the afternoon for hotel guests.  The lobby is not spacious but it is elegant enough to host your visitors.  The bar is located in a corner of the lobby and features sleek and trendy furnishings.  All designed by the Master himself the chairs and bar can be enjoyed as pieces of art by themselves.
     It will cost you a bundle to have the comforts of home the hotel brags about.  Somehow, I think the money spent refurbishing the hotel was not spent wisely.  Its obvious the design work was expensive, but I couldn’t find a green plant or bouquet of fresh flowers anywhere in the building.
What   fly in the ointment these omissions were!!
     Phillipe Starck  designs include everything.  The Felix restaurant on 28th floor of Peninsula Hotel.  You can also find his 360 degree rotating glasses in a glasses store in Lan Kwai Fong in Central District.  

  Translated by Rosa Ma    2004-6-30

 

 

 

 昆明 探 段王子- (05-29~5-31) 

 .   白族王子伉儷 -段王子是大理「段王爺」的後人,也是「雲南民俗村」首任總經理,民俗村從建村的一草一木開始,他即參與。

 ..   笻竹寺-笻竹寺始建於元代,寺內有清朝黎廣修雕塑的五百羅漢,唯妙唯肖,依山而建的古寺花木扶疏,是休閒消暑的好去處。

 ...   笻竹寺石碑-位於昆明玉案山,寺內有古碑多方,提供了研究元代歷史、語言與雲南宗教、民俗的寶貴資料。

 ....  過橋園、滇禧園-過橋園以過橋米線聞名;滇禧園則是雲南各少數民族飲食的大會串。

                    小解,謝謝您請客,讓我們在此大開眼、飽胃之福!!!

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        -2004-8-8

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    -2004-8-10

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