OFFICIAL HOTEL SPONSOR, NUO HOTEL BEIJING, HELPS BRITISH POLO DAY PIONEER BRITISH BRAND PLATFORM IN CHINA
On Sunday 13th September, the ever-growing British Polo Day Global Series – presented by Land Rover – returned to Beijing’s prestigious Tang Polo Club for the fifth British Polo Day China and Official Hotel Sponsor, NUO Hotel Beijing, was honoured to play an integral role in the day. Kindly hosted by Owner of Tang Polo Club and China’s most esteemed polo player Mr Shilai Liu, some 500 guests and VIPs including HRH SAR Samdech Preah Mohessara Chakrapong Norodom, HRH Norodom Ravichak, British Defence Attaché to Beijing Brigadier Simon Levey, couturier Grace Chen, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue China Angelica Cheung and Chinese presenters BeiBei and Valen came together to celebrate the best of British craft and heritage.
The proceedings commenced with British Polo Day China’s guests and VIPs arriving in chauffeur-driven Land Rovers to watch the Brompton Bicycle Polo Exhibition Match, before the British Polo Day China players took to the field for the official Opening Ceremony. Following this, the NUO Hotel British Exiles/China team, comprised of Shilai Liu, Adriano Agosti, George Meyrick and Nacho Gonzalez took on home side, the Royal Salute Tang Polo Club in The Land Rover Tang Dynasty Plate. After a tight battle the home team emerged triumphant over the NUO Hotel British Exiles/China team with an 8 1/2 to 5 win. The second match of the day, The Hackett China Cup, saw the RJI Capital British Schools team take on their Chinese counterpart resulting in a 7 to 4 1/2 victory to the RJI Capital British Schools polo team.
Off the field, the stakes were high with General Manager of NUO, Adrian Rudin winning Hackett’s ‘Best Dressed’ prize. Mr Rudin then presented magnificent grey mare Grey Girl with NUO Hotel Beijing’s ‘Best Playing Pony’ award.
"It was an unexpected privilege to be awarded Hackett’s ‘Best Dressed’ prize and a great pleasure to present the ‘Best Playing Pony’ award, after a wonderful day where all involved contributed to make every aspect of the event a wonderful success,” said Adrian Rudin, General Manager of NUO Hotel Beijing. “The entire NUO Hotel Beijing Team are absolutely thrilled and very honoured to have played an active partnership role as the Official Hotel Sponsor of British Polo Day China during their fifth anniversary.”
Pitch-side, guests were treated to the time honoured and delicately crafted whisky – Royal Salute – at the bar and NUO Hotel Beijing deployed its team of world-class culinary professionals to create a sumptuous, multi-course catering event for over 500 people. The spectacular offerings ranged from a whole giant 80kg tuna, smoked salmon cones, limoncello shooters and salmon caviar to scampi, sashimi and beef rib-eye with roasted potatoes and thyme gravy. A traditional afternoon High Tea was also received with great acclaim.
During the British Polo Day China, which marked the fifth time that the British Polo Day Global Series had returned to Beijing, NUO Hotel Beijing celebrated a day of superb amateur polo sportsmanship highlighting the historical ties that exist between China and Great Britain. The hotel's sponsorship of the event included exclusive accommodation for the event's select group of distinguished VIP guests, members of the nobility and high society, celebrities, business titans, tastemakers and luminaries from the worlds of fashion and entertainment.
About NUO Hotel Beijing
In June 2015, China's capital welcomed the first NUO Hotel, the 438-room flagship by Chinese homegrown five-star hotel brand, NUO Hotels. A contemporary lifestyle design and experiential showcase celebrating the golden age of Ming Dynasty heritage literature, art and culture, NUO Hotel Beijing, located in advantageous proximity to the city’s 798 Art District, also heralds the emergence of contemporary Chinese art on the world stage via its own dedicated art gallery and extensive in-house art collection curated by iconic Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi. Mr. Fanzhi, hailed by global art collectors as "China's greatest living artist" and known for the record-breaking sales of his artworks at international auctions, custom-created four masterpieces for NUO Hotel Beijing and also serves as the hotel's honorary art consultant.
NUO Hotel Beijing also features an Executive Club Lounge and six Restaurants and Bars where ingredients from the hotel’s partner organic local farms & producers are creatively prepared by a team of global culinary experts. The Chinese tradition of tea is a significant highlight with the Yuan Tea Pavilion serving the finest teas in China, all sourced exclusively by NUO direct from the plantations, while the stunning NUO Spa offers treatments based on ancient Chinese medical philosophy.
NUO boasts one of the city's largest and most sophisticated special event venues, including an impressive 1,600 square metre Grand Ballroom. NUO is committed to being green and smart, and has achieved gold-level certification of green building standards from the world-renowned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The comfort and wellbeing of guests is also a top priority, so a high performance air purification system with ‘F8 classification’ recognized by European Committee for Standardization (CEN), completes this contemporary sanctuary of style.
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About NUO Hotels
NUO Hotels derives its name from the Chinese characters “诺金“(Nuo Jin) meaning “the golden promise”. In pioneering Chinese luxury hospitality as one of the country’s first homegrown five-star hotel brands, NUO Hotels interprets its “golden promise” by drawing inspiration from the country’s 5,000 years of history and heritage and its commitment to serving as a custodian of traditional Chinese culture. NUO’s brand identity is symbolised by a Chinese vase, representing hospitality, prosperity and commitment to a bright future.
Inspired by China’s rich heritage, NUO Hotels’ core philosophies, as fully exemplified in the group’s properties, are encapsulated by four key brand pillars: Chinese, Luxury, Contemporary and Green. At the same time, NUO Hotels is equally focused in promoting contemporary Chinese art and promises to offer a full range of modern luxurious travel experiences with NUO Travel, whilst retaining characteristics of “low-carbon green intelligence” in all its hotels. In addition to opening the flagship hotel in Beijing, NUO Hotels has development plans in other parts of the China as well as in key global destinations.
With a mission to “build a Chinese national brand, forge an international path”, NUO Hotels stands as a pioneer in symbolising “The Chinese Dream” for the hotel industry. Entirely owned by Beijing Tourism Group (BTG), NUO Hotels represents the novel lifestyle and attitude of modern China, while honouring its cultural heritage. For more information, visit www.nuohotel.com
About British Polo Day
British Polo Days are a celebration of craft and heritage in a polo events network that spans the World. British Polo Days have become an unparalleled platform for elite engagement and business in emerging and growth markets.
Having held over 40 events in 15 countries since 2009, the British Polo Day Global Series has grown to encapsulate 10 annual events, spanning Abu Dhabi, Australia, China, Dubai, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Singapore, Sumba Island (Indonesia), Thailand and the US.
The success of the British Polo Days has been largely down to word-of-mouth endorsement from many guests and supporters including key figures in government, the aristocracy, diplomats, military, fashion, art and popular culture. In addition, British Polo Days have hosted members of 12 royal families, 100 independent billionaires and leaders in world innovation including Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk among others. Over 20,000 guests have enjoyed British Polo Days since inception.
The British Polo Day team is also very proud of its philanthropic efforts. In countries all over the world, polo has a long history of raising significant funding for worthy causes. Wherever possible, British Polo Day is entirely committed to bringing to bear the full weight of its partners, network and creative talent to this end. In 2015, the cumulative running total of amounts raised for good causes broke through the US$1.8m threshold and keeps on rising.
The British Polo Day team continues to thrive within the British and international craft sector, as they have become a trusted source for purchasing decisions by international elites. British Polo Days have become an irresistible means for the top polo teams and players to come together for competition globally. Additionally British Polo Day will continue to innovate and pioneer unique platforms for craft and polo associated brands. The recognition of the establishment of the British Polo Day Brand was evident in June 2013 when the UK Intellectual Property Office registered British Polo Day as a trademark.