Monday 28 October 2013

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong And Nicholas & Bears Attempts A Guinness World Records Title

Record Breaking Tea_600The festive season is the time we gather together to celebrate with those we love. While we reflect on all that we are thankful for, it is also a good time to give back to the community and with our guests’ participation, attempt a Guinness World Records achievement for Longest line of teddy bears on December 30, 2013.

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong in conjunction with the leading international children’s fashion brand Nicholas & Bears, together with the participants will attempt a record – Longest line of teddy bears.  Thousands of teddy bears will gather together during the timeless tradition of the teddy bear afternoon tea and the proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish, spreading love and holiday spirit to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

This quintessential teddy bear afternoon tea experience will bring smiles to the faces of children and grown-ups through an assortment of savory and sweet delights, including cashew nut bear macaroonsbear chocolate lollipopsbear cupcakesteddy smiles sable cookiesprosecco gummy bears and much more. In order to form the longest line of teddy bears, Nicholas & Bears has specially designed a limited edition stuffed bear which are all planned for fundraising purposes and guests are welcome to purchase them at the event with proceeds go directly to Make-A-Wish.

Record Breaking Tea_500During the event, all Nicholas & Bears’ teddy bears will line the circumference of the entire 102nd floor at 420 meters above sea level, and guests are encouraged to buy a personalized bear at the event to join hands with the rest in an attempt to create a Guinness World Records title. An official Guinness World Records adjudicator will travel to Hong Kong to verify the world record attempt.

In addition, all guests are invited to join young Kerry at her art exhibition on the same day at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong.  She will be showcasing 30 pieces of her works of which some teddy-bear themed pieces were drawn specially for the event.  Kerry has just been through brain tumor surgery and her wish to Make-A-Wish is to showcase her talent in art by hosting an exhibition.  Tin Lung Heen restaurant’s private dining room will be transformed into a beautiful gallery decorated to her liking where guests have the chance to buy her art work and Nicholas & Bears will match the value and donate the full amount generated to Make-A-Wish.

General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong Pierre Perusset said, “At The Ritz-Carlton, one of the key roles for all our ladies and gentlemen is embracing Community Footprints and creating The Ritz-Carlton Mystique. As a current Guinness World Records record holder of the highest hotel in the world, we are proud to partner with Nicholas & Bears, to create another record that will benefit the well-being of children in need, but more importantly inspire people to positively impact the lives of others, especially during the joyful season when everywhere is surrounded by love.”

Joey Tong, Chief Operations Officer of Nicholas & Bears commented, “Having a nice afternoon tea with the most teddy bears and the most spectacular view of the Hong Kong skyline, we hope every participant will enjoy the meaningful event, which conveys the message of caring for the unattended groups in society around the world.”  Joey continued, “This is the Guinness World Records achievement for Hong Kong, and for all those kids who are in desperate need, for the more care you show, the more love they can get. So let’s join hands, spread the message to all, this is our record, our Guinness World Records achievement for our kids.”

The record-breaking teddy bear afternoon tea will be served on the entire 102nd floor with spectacular views of the city and Victoria Harbour. It will be served between 3:00pm and 6:00pm on December 30, 2013 and priced at HK$498 + 10% per person (including one mini-sized limited edition stuffed bear designed by Nicholas & Bears).

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