Indulge in a Feast of Art and Gourmet as Niccolo Chongqing Launches the Art Afternoon Tea

CHONGQING, China, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — From 1 May to 30 June 2020, Niccolo Chongqing invites guests to indulge their senses with the sweet ingenuity of the Niccolo Art Afternoon Tea. Since opening in September 2017, Niccolo Chongqing has become a cherished city landmark, winning numerous awards and leading the contemporary chic lifestyle from the city’s most fashionable address at the heart of dynamic Jiangbeizui Central Business District.

‘Beijing Girl’ – Zhang Xiangming

Niccolo Chongqing celebrates world-renowned local and international artists, sculptors and designers with an exceptional collection of artworks on display throughout the hotel and Chongqing International Finance Square (Chongqing IFS). Inspired by these traditional and modern artworks, the Niccolo Art Afternoon Tea is a delectable new interpretation of the hotel mantra ‘New Encounters. Timeless Pleasures’.

Niccolo Art Afternoon Tea
Niccolo Art Afternoon Tea

Combining classic English style and traditional Chinese tea sets, diners will delight in the intersection of cultures and the infusion of artistic essence in each photo-worthy creation. Almond Apricot Dome is drawn from the symbolic art piece ‘LOVE.FOUND.’ in Chongqing IFS representing the city flower, the camellia, and the giant panda. Red Gallant Moist Cake and Strawberry Pop Rocks Chocolate Balls are respectively inspired by the ‘Colourful Clouds’ of Sawada Studio at the Sky Lobby and ‘The Power of Growth’ of Gelsey Sun Flower Studio on level 4 of the hotel. Diners can also find the stunning ‘Beijing Girl’ portrait by contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Xiangming recreated as a gorgeous Pistachio Raspberry Mousse.

Niccolo Chongqing - The Tea Lounge
Niccolo Chongqing – The Tea Lounge

The impressive Niccolo Art Afternoon Tea is created by Niccolo Chongqing’s new Pastry Chef, Johnny Xu. With a career spanning more than 20 years in prestigious luxury hotels, Johnny has appeared on CCTV’s TV program ‘Greatest Chefs’ and FHC events authenticated by WACS (World Association of Chefs’ Societies). The team led by Johnny also served U.S. President Bush during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Chef Johnny Xu is tasked with delivering best practices and standards and bringing inspiring culinary experiences to Niccolo Chongqing.

Niccolo Art Afternoon Tea is priced at RMB 328* per set including one bottle of San Pellegrino or Acqua Panna, or RMB 468* per set including two glasses of Niccolo Prosecco. It is served daily from noon to 9 pm. Reservations may be made at +86 23 6558 7088, or via Guests may also follow the official hotel WeChat (Niccolo_Chongqing) and book directly through the hotel WeChat mall.

Remark: *All prices are in RMB and are subject to 10% service charge plus any government and value-added taxes payable.

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About Wharf Hotels
The Spirit of Discovery

Emanating the spirit of discovery, Wharf Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, is based in Hong Kong SAR of China, and currently operates 17 owned or managed hotels under Niccolo or Marco Polo Hotels in China, Hong Kong and the Philippines.  Niccolo Hotels was added to the group’s portfolio in 2015 as the new luxury collection, positioning the brand as contemporary chic.  The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, opened in January 2018 as the brand’s flagship hotel, with one new Niccolo hotel currently under development in China following successful openings in Chengdu, Chongqing and Changsha.  Marco Polo’s international deluxe hotels in established locations within mainland China, Hong Kong and the Philippines maintain their ethos to explore, discover and experience a destination, drawing on the philosophies of their namesake, Marco Polo: an adventurer, a traveller, an entrepreneur and a connoisseur of culture – just as Marco Polo’s modern travellers are today. Further details are available at

About Niccolo Hotels
New Encounters. Timeless Pleasures.

Niccolo is a collection of four contemporary chic hotels inspired by luxury fashion, all with desirable, highly prized addresses. Underpinning the brand is the desire to make life effortlessly luxurious for guests. At heart, as discoverers and re-discoverers of luxury experiences, styles and tastes, Niccolo Hotels are modern sophisticated spaces. The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotels, opened in January 2018 as the brand’s flagship, with one new Niccolo hotel currently under development in Suzhou, China, following successful openings in Chengdu, Chongqing, Hong Kong SAR and Changsha. Further details are available at

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