Grosvenor, the prestigious British property group, celebrated 20 years of being in Asia last week, partnering with fellow Brits Timothy Oulton, Christie’s auction house and Rolls Royce for an exclusive event in Hong Kong.
The Grosvenor family has a long and distinguished history that can be traced back almost 1000 years to the time of William the Conqueror. The seeds of their property business were sown in 1677 with the land that came into the family following the marriage of Mary Davies and Sir Thomas Grosvenor. 300 acres of London land remain in the Grosvenor estate today, including Mayfair and Belgravia. Today, the family is headed up by the 6th Duke of Westminster, who is Chairman of the Trustees, and the property group are present across the globe in some of the world’s most dynamic cities. Their rich British heritage and innovative approach makes for a perfect partnership with Timothy Oulton.
Over 300 top VIPs from across Asia attended the Shaw Studios venue for the anniversary event, in its beautiful hillside setting in Tseung Kwan O. Guests were welcomed into the lounge and bar area, furnished by Timothy Oulton, to enjoy an aperitif before the mouthwatering dinner.
In the British themed surrounds, champagne and traditional gin and tonics were served with a Union Jack napkin while guests made themselves at home in the comfort of the Tribeca Tufted sofas, Aviator Tomcat and Mars chairs. Timothy Oulton’s military-inspired Blackhawk coffee table and Drum side table – partly influenced by Tim’s father who served in the British Army – seemed a fitting salute to the 6th Duke of Westminster’s decorated career as a Major-General. The Spitfire clad bar was enlightened by a large Atom chandelier overhead, looking spectacular in the company of a sparkling white Rolls Royce parked on display next to the bar.
As the guests finished their drinks the curtains were drawn back to reveal the dining room, and everyone was seated to enjoy a magnificent meal by British Michelin star chef Tom Aikens.