The best of Asia is yours. Enjoy a seven-night adventure into China courtesy of Langham Hotels and Resorts and United Airlines. Capture the essence of new and old China as you explore and experience the centuries of culture from Shanghai, known as the ‘The Paris of the East,’ to Hong Kong, ‘The Pearl of the Orient’. This luxury package includes four nights’ stay in Grand Rooms at The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai with complimentary daily breakfast and four-90 minute Chuan Spa Signature Treatments as well as three nights’ stay in Grand Langham Rooms at The Langham, Hong Kong.
United Airlines, The Joffrey Ballet’s official and exclusive airline, will provide business-class air travel to and from Hong Kong and Shanghai.
While in Shanghai, Huffman Travel has arranged for a shopping tour from one of the best, most exclusive tour operators, Imperial Tours. After a long day of shopping, enjoy an evening out at the Shanghai Ballet: see this world-class company perform and after the performance, tour backstage and meet the dancers.
Prior to your trip, award winning celebrity chef, Tony Hu, will prepare a traditional Chinese dinner for four in the winner’s home with music provided by David Rothstein Music. Chef Hu is one of the Ambassador Chefs of Chicago with more than 20 years in the Chinese food industry. His restaurants have garnered many top awards and he has just been awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Time Out Chicago magazine.
The internationally respected artists, the Zhou Brothers: Shan Zuo and DaHuang, will guide you on a private tour of their Bridgeport compound which includes their residence, private studio, two galleries and a sculpture garden featuring a selection of their wood and bronze works. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails prepared by Thalia Spice during your guided tour. The Zhou Brothers are two of the most famous artists living outside mainland China and are two of the most accomplished contemporary artists in the world today, renowned for their unique collaborative work.
Herbert Migdoll, Director of Special Projects for The Joffrey Ballet and accomplished painter is pleased to present the winning bidder with an edition of four digitally painted images on canvas from the series Chinese Conjurer. The Chinese Conjurer is in the ballet Parade which premiered in 1917 and was recreated by the Joffrey in 1971. This is one of the costumes designed by Picasso for the ballet, along with the sets. Migdoll divided the dancer into three vertical segments: the head with hat representing a pineapple, the fruit of the earth; the torso representing the clouds and the sun; the legs representing the waters of the earth. The figure embodies the universe.
The Chicago Mandarin Chinese Center has donated Mandarin lessons to prepare you and your guests for the trip of a lifetime.
Chicago-based Primitive has donated the Chinese “bi,” a beautiful sculptural piece to commemorate your trip.
And travel in style by visiting top retailer, Paul Stuart, to redeem merchandise credits before you jet off to Asia!
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