It has been a great first quarter here at Jori White PR. Not only did Jori White retain her position in PR Week’s UK Power Book of the top five most influential players in hospitality comms, but she also featured in the inaugural Luxury Power 30, a new initiative launched by PR Week and the Luxury Communications Council (LCC) to recognise the comms and marketing talent that now exists within this crucial sector to the UK economy
Below you will find details of what some of our clients are up to this month.
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- OLLIE DABBOUS AND HEDONISM WINES OPEN HIDE
Ollie Dabbous and Hedonism Wines open their new restaurant, HIDE, this month. Located at 85 Piccadilly, and with incredible views over Green Park, it will offer a relaxed and holistic setting in which to savour seasonal cooking at its best, complemented by the UK’s most comprehensive wine list. Connected by a striking spiral staircase, HIDE will be set over three floors, each as thrilling as the other.
- COLICCI AND MIZZI STUDIOS ANNOUNCE MAJOR NEW ROYAL PARKS PROJECT
Historic green spaces Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Victoria Tower Gardens are to be enhanced by a family fleet of 20 Colicci kiosks. These striking new sculptural structures, created by the multi award-winning Mizzi Studio, will pioneer the next generation of kiosk design. Opening from 1 October 2018 onwards, the 20 sites will include ten freestanding mobile kiosks and three refurbished Colicci kiosks. Set to enrich the everyday life of all Londoners and the city’s countless visitors, they will be complemented by six vintage ice cream trucks.
- DESERT HEART’S AFRO DISCO A ROARING SUCCESS
On 17th March guests flocked to the fabulous Omeara near London Bridge. Not only was a good time had by all, but the event raised a fabulous £14,000 for the Save the Rhino Trust. Looking forward to next year’s event already!
- RAISE A GLASS TO INTERNATIONAL GIN & TONIC DAY AT MAY FAIR BAR
Gin lovers rejoice! With International Gin & Tonic Day just around the corner – and as our obsession with the juniper-based spirit shows no sign of abating – this is the perfect time to try some creative cocktail concoctions. To celebrate the nation’s favourite tipple, May Fair Bar’s team of mixologists have created an exquisite Gin and Tonic Flight. Priced at £35, The Mediterranean, Smokey G&T and Stratton Street G&T will be available from 6 -14April.
- ADRIAN HOUSTON’S A PORTRAIT OF THE TREE TO OPEN AT NEW UNIT GALLERY
Renowned photographer Adrian Houston’s latest exhibition, A Portrait of the Tree, will be held at Unit Gallery’s brand-new space in Hanover Square this autumn. Easily the most ambitious project of his career, Adrian has spent the last four years travelling the world photographing trees that hold a special meaning for an extraordinary group of people, from Tony Kirkham, Head of Arboretum at Kew Gardens, to actress Goldie Hawn.
- BOB BOB RICARD CELEBRATING A DECADE OF DECADENCE
Always at the forefront of innovation, whether it’s the Press for Champagne buttons which grace every table or its much publicised decision to introduce the concept of ‘off-peak’ pricing, Bob Bob Ricard has been making headlines since it opened its doors in Soho back in 2006. This year sees the iconic Soho destination getting ready to celebrate its 10th birthday – so expect the unexpected!
- MNKY HSE PRESENTS A DINNER DATE WITH LANNKA
13 April is a must date in the diary for anyone who wants to get lost in music. Back in the HSE is the amazing Lannka, founder of the Bercana Music label and whose sets and residencies have taken him to some of the world’s most respected clubs and venues, from London to Ibiza and beyond. This Athens born and raised DJ and producer made his name on his home turf, starting out at the tender age of just 14! Consolidating his reputation on the legendary isle of Mykonos, his melodic, atmospheric and emotional sounds soon made him a global favourite.
- SPRING INTO ITALIAN MASTERY WITH NOVIKOV’S LATEST MASTERCLASSES
Join Novikov this month as its Italian Restaurant brings some much-needed springtime warmth and colour to Mayfair with its latest masterclass. Pasta is the ultimate go-to dish, but if you want to turn this staple into a show stopper then sign up for the tutorial on 28 April. With the focus on classic golden homemade fresh pasta, you’ll get the chance to explore an array of adventurous shapes, from Ravioli Spinach & Ricotta with Butter & Sage to Beef Tortelli in Brodo.
- RICHMOND TO KISS THE HIPPO THIS SPRING!
Kiss The Hippo, a new wave of speciality coffee shop, will make its debut in leafy Richmond, south west London, this spring. Pledged to source the finest quality, most interesting and most sustainably sourced beans from around the world, each batch will be obsessively tasted and tested to achieve the perfect brew. Offering a clean, minimal and stylish design aesthetic, Kiss The Hippo will be a comfortable and convenient space in which to work, hold impromptu meetings or relax with friends and family over a luxurious cup of coffee.
- MICHELIN-STARRED CULINARY MAESTROS UNITE AT RESTAURANT JAMES SOMMERIN
Monday 21 May will be a very special date on the Welsh culinary calendar as chef James Sommerin joins forces with fellow Michelin starred chef patrons Bryan Webb (Tyddyn Llan in Llandrillo); Stéphane Borie (Checkers in Montgomery); Shaun Hill (The Walnut Tree near Abergavenny) and Stephen Stevens (Sosban & The Old Butchers Restaurant, Menai Bridge), to prepare a gastronomic extravaganza without parallel. Held at Restaurant James Sommerin in Penarth, and priced at £150 per person, tickets will include wine with each course and a glass of champagne on arrival.
- WILDE APARTHOTELS TO OFFER THE PERFECT BOLT HOLE
Officially opening on 24th April, with the ribbon cut by Oscar Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland, Wilde Aparthotels fuses superior design, a dash of Irish wit, state-of-the-art facilities and an unrivalled location on The Strand to curate the perfect bolt hole for curious travellers to escape the ordinary. Destined to be the first in a new premium collection by award-winning Dublin-based brand Staycity, this design-led 106 room aparthotel offers guests a totally unique space in which to chill, refuel and work.
- ENJOY 50% OFF FOOD AT CHOKHI DHANI DURING THEIR SOFT LAUNCH
Opening on 12 April in the heart of Battersea, Chokhi Dhani London will showcase the same mix of fine food, vibrant atmosphere and exceptional service that entrances all who visit its venues in Rajasthan – but with a contemporary twist. To celebrate the launch of the legendary hospitality brand’s first overseas outpost, all those who use Bookatable to make their reservation at Chokhi Dhani London during the soft launch period (from now until 11 April) will receive 50% off their food – just book here!
- THE OLD CURIOSITY DISTILLERY PARTNERS WITH M&S
It’s not just gin – it’s The Old Curiosity gin – as the sensational new Edinburgh-based brand partners with Marks & Spencer to launch two new tipples with a difference this month: British Rose and British Lavender. The gins are 100% naturally distilled and infused using florals and other botanicals. They are also free of chemicals, sugars, fruit extracts or flavour compounds. Find yours at your local M&S for £25.00.
- HAVE LUNCH ON HANKIES
Hankies Marble Arch is offering all businesses registered under the W1H postcode a free three-course taster menu throughout April. Whether for a work meeting, or a simple lunch break with colleagues, Hankies Marble Arch, located in the luxury Montcalm Hotel, is the perfect place to enjoy authentic Indian street food with an upscale twist in a tranquil and stylish atmosphere. A business card or a document proving the company is registered in the same postcode area is all you need show to make the most of this tempting offer! What are you waiting for?
- GET CARRIED AWAY BY ADAM WILLIAMS’ LATEST COLLECTION
He is the acclaimed talent behind such renowned pieces as the iconic Icicle Table. Now sculptor and designer Adam Williams has been inspired by something very different for his latest chair collection – classic cars. Taking the aerodynamic bodywork and sculptural air vents of these models as his starting point, designs commissioned and completed to date include the Cobra Daytona, Ford GT40 and a 1950’s Bentley Continental. All chairs are made to order with a lead time of 12 to 14 weeks. Prices start from £6,500, dependent on car model and materials.
- NAMMOS VILLAGE – THE HEIGHT OF FASHION
Officially launching on 30 June and built a stone’s throw from one of Mykonos’ most beautiful beaches, Nammos Villagefeatures a collection of the world’s most exclusive fashion and shopping brands. This 12,000 square metre paradise, with its beautiful landscaping and stunning water features, complemented by bespoke artwork, is the epitome of luxury. The Village is part of world famous beach resort Nammos, which has been making the headlines for over 15 years.
- ALBERICO PENATI TO HEAD UP THE KITCHEN AT SAN CARLO
It is one of the UK’s most dynamic hospitality brands with 20 restaurants across the UK, the Middle East and Thailand. Now the San Carlo Group is all set to launch an eponymous new site in one of London’s most stylish neighbourhoods – and what’s more has recruited one of the world’s most celebrated chefs to head up the kitchen. The 130-cover San Carlo will open on Regent Street St James’s in May presided over by internationally renowned Italian chef Alberico Penati, whose illustrious career includes Ristorante Carpaccio, the first Italian restaurant in France to win a Michelin star.
- BLACKGANG CHINE CELEBRATES 175 GLORIOUS YEARS
Blackgang Chine, the UK’s oldest theme park and one of our most iconic and best loved tourist destinations, commemorates its 175th anniversary this year with a host of fun-filled celebrations. Join new characters – a mischievous pirate from a bygone era and an eccentric, scatter-brained inventor – as they soar through time on a mission to collect magical fuel for their enchanted time-travelling vessel. This mismatched duo and their equally curious timeboat will appear at key events across both Blackgang Chine, and its sister venue Robin Hill, throughout 2018, events that will take them from prehistoric times to the Wild Wild West and beyond.