August 2019 – Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), today unveiled the “Top 52 Restaurants and Bars by Marriott Bonvoy”, a curated F&B list showcasing the best of the best, one-of-a-kind dining experiences at unforgettable destinations across the Asia Pacific region. Throughout each week from 7 August 2019 to 16 February 2020, the top restaurants and bars of Marriott International hotels in Asia-Pacific will feature dining experiences, workshops, chef’s tables and other events to provide inspirations for food lovers to pack their bags for exciting, food & beverage-focused getaways.
“The astounding diversity of great cuisines here in Asia Pacific reflects the cultural importance of great, authentic food in this vibrant part of the world. At Marriott International, we are proud to be part of the incredible food landscape of Asia with our distinguished, talented chefs and bartenders, who are really the secret ingredients behind every restaurant and bar,” said Bart Buiring, Chief Operations Services Officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “We nurture the outstanding talent of our chefs and bartenders and provide them a platform for our guests access to truly memorable dining experiences.”
From the urban capitals of Bangkok and Shanghai to the tropical paradise islands of Bali and Phu Quoc, food lovers are invited to experience the exceptional flavors, breathtaking design and distinguished chefs and mixologists that make each place truly unique.
At The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, diners will discover secrets of mixing signature cocktails at a Mixology Masterclass at Ozone Bar, or learn how to make authentic dim sum with chefs at its two Michelin-starred restaurant, Tin Lung Heen. At Wan Hao at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, the art of fine Scottish whiskey will be elevated in masterful pairings with classic Cantonese cuisine. A hands-on cooking demo will deepen diners’ understanding about Nikkei cuisine at Henshin at The Westin Jakarta. Another not-to-be-missed experience is the Beef Omakase event at The Margaux Grill at JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, which explores the essence of wood fire grilling with premium beef or fresh seafood.
“Good travel is not complete without good food, and nowhere in the world is better suited for gourmet travel than Asia-Pacific.” said Peggy Fang Roe, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “We are very delighted to present the Top 52 Restaurants and Bars by Marriott Bonvoy, a curated compilation of the best dining and lifestyle where members can savor year-round dining privileges and earn points at over 2,800 participating restaurants and bars even without a stay.”
Timeless inspirations in China
With the Top 52 Restaurants and Bars by Marriott Bonvoy, travelers will be inspired to pack their bags for exciting destinations such as Shanghai and sip signature cocktails at Canton Disco, with its décor transporting guests to a bygone era at The Shanghai EDITION. At JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central, Man Ho serves timeless Cantonese cuisine for a classic dining experience. Dinner at two Michelin-starred Tin Lung Heen in The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong will be the highlight of an unforgettable trip to this city.
New discoveries off the beaten track
The Top 52 Restaurants and Bars by Marriott Bonvoy also showcases treasures such as the romantic Kubu, nestled on the banks of the scenic Ayung River at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort in Bali, with its six- to eight course dégustation menus of light Mediterranean and European cuisine. At JW Marriott Phu Quoc in Vietnam,the paradisiacal Pink Pearl is a luxury farm-to-table French restaurant set within a backdrop of sparkling emerald seas and fuchsia sunsets. Another enchanting destination on the list is the sublime Kayuputi at The St. Regis Langkawi, an elegant venue with fabric-draped high ceilings and seashell chandeliers perched over the waters of the beautiful Andaman Sea.
Incredible flavors in India
The diverse choices on the list will also take adventure-seeking foodies across to India, to discover the subcontinent’s colorful flavors in Bukhara at ITC Maurya, A Luxury Collection Hotel in New Delhi. The breathtaking Mohan Mahal at JW Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa in Jaipur is illuminated only with soft flickering candlelight, setting the scene for an unforgettably special and romantic evening.
Exquisite offerings in Japan and Korea
With the inimitable offerings of the Michelin-starred Azure 45 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, or Tempura Mizuki at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, getting immersed in the beauty of Japanese culture is also a delicious journey of culinary discovery. In South Korea, connoisseurs will be delighted to discover some of the finest cuts of meat in the world at The Margaux Grill at JW Marriott Hotel Seoul.
Elevated experiences in Southeast Asia
Beach Road Kitchen at JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach celebrates Asian and international fare with live cooking stations for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. At Yao Rooftop Bar on the top floor of Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse, even the most seasoned travelers will have their breaths taken away with al fresco dining surrounded by the spectacular nightscapes of Thailand’s vibrant capital. The sophisticated A Bar at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park transports guests back in time with its classic Victorian decor, and serves handcrafted cocktails overlooking a wonderful view. In Jakarta, the singular Henshin at The Westin Jakarta is a destination in itself, located 270 meters above street level and framed by the bright skyline. Here, an elevated fusion of Japanese and Peruvian flavors results in a symphony of sensational flavors, aromas and presentations.
Divine dining Down Under
Silvester’s in Sydney Harbour Marriott takes diners into a truly immersive experience with front-row seats to an open kitchen, where the culinary team orchestrates its creative magic with contemporary Australian cuisine. Australia’s unbeatable seafood and amazing wines await at Three Blue Ducks at W Brisbane, and the best of modern Aussie-Italian cuisine can be found in Garum at The Westin Perth.
Experiential travel with Marriott Bonvoy
The Top 52 Restaurants and Bars by Marriott Bonvoy promises to be a gourmand’s guide to amazing and experiential travel. For more information, visit www.marriottbonvoyasia.com/top52. Members enjoy Marriott Bonvoy R+B Benefits with every experience at all destinations. For more information, visit https://marriottbonvoyasia.com/R+B
Win dining certificates with Top 52 social media contest
From 5 August 2019 to 16 February 2020, visitors to participating Marriott Bonvoy Top 52 Restaurants and Bars will get the chance to win a USD250 dining certificate simply by sharing their favorite dining experiences publicly on Instagram or Weibo and captioning what made them special. Posts must include the hashtags #DiscoverTop52 and #MarriottBonvoy and should tag @marriottasiafb. Participants posting to Weibo may post with the following hashtags: #探索Top52 #万豪旅享家.