10 September 2010
The partnership announcement comes at the same time as the award-winning Hong Kong retreat celebrates its first birthday.
The stylish and unique Mira, located just off busy Nathan Road, overlooks Kowloon Park in Tsimshatshui, one of Hong Kong’s premier boutique-lined shopping districts.
The interior architect behind The Mira, Miami-based Charles Allem, said he was inspired by Hong Hong’s expansive skyline, natural environment and historical architecture in the design of The Mira’s interiors.
"Each facet of this exquisite diamond, set in the heart of Hong Kong, is designed to fascinate and mesmerise. My vision has been to leave an indelible mark on the mind, body and soul," Allem said.
As part of the birthday celebrations The Mira is opening Vibes, a new al fresco terrace lounge, and welcoming the new chef William Girard to its already established European restaurant WHISK.
Frenchman Girard is a former chef at the Burj Al Arab’s Al Mahara restaurant in Dubai and will be unveiling his new menu this week, showcasing signature French cuisine, including fresh produce from his home region in the Pyrenees.
"My cooking is contemporary French: it has classical roots with an Asian twist. I pay particular attention to the product by not mixing more than three flavours in a dish. Real cooking is the product of simplicity, the star of a dish is always its ingredients," Girard said.