The joy of leisurely afternoon indulgence is integral to all luxury travel experiences, whether for work or play. To inspire new travel ideas for 2024, General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM), the inimitable creator of stylish hotels and resorts worldwide, presents its medley of afternoon delights across The Chedi Hotels and Resorts.
Located in the world’s most alluring destinations, The Chedi’s afternoon tea experience is a celebration of artistry and flavour. It features a selection of handcrafted beverages deftly paired with an assortment of delectable pastries, finger sandwiches and savoury treats. Each culinary team takes pride in thoughtfully curated menus that seamlessly blend local traditions with innovation, promising a journey of gastronomic delight.
The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah, UAE
The Chedi Al Bait invites discerning guests to experience an elevated standard of indulgence with its signature afternoon tea, a culinary masterpiece that surpasses traditional offerings. Utilising liquid nitrogen, it adds a theatrical flair, crafting visually stunning and delicious moments. An unforgettable culinary journey is ensured by the perfect fusion of Mexican, Asian, French, and Italian influences, striking a harmonious balance between savoury and sweet flavours.
Highlighting its commitment to quality, the curated tea selection from the renowned Dammann offers flavours like hibiscus, red currant and lemongrass. Nestled in the historic heritage house of Bait Majlis Ibrahim Al Midfa, featuring the only remaining circular wind tower in the UAE, the location adds a touch of charm and history to this sophisticated gourmet experience.
The Chedi Al Bait’s afternoon tea at The Café is a journey through flavours, aesthetics and history. Available daily from noon to 9 pm, the exquisite afternoon tea experience is priced at AED 115 for one person or AED 205 for two persons, inclusive of an inspired drink.
Indulge in the oasis of luxury offered by The Chedi Al Bait’s Winter Extravaganza, meticulously crafted for the discerning traveller seeking an extended escape. Immerse yourself in the lavish comfort of Chedi Grand Rooms & Suites, where every detail is tailored to enhance the guest experience.
This exceptional offering includes designated internal credits for F&B and Spa services, ensuring a truly opulent experience throughout the stay. Enjoy daily hotel credits ranging from AED 200 to AED 800, carefully curated for exceptional dining experiences or rejuvenating spa treatments, complemented by the exclusive inclusion of a complimentary one-way trip to the iconic Dubai Mall (Suite Inclusions).
The Chedi Muscat, Oman
The Chedi Muscat invites guests to savour the charm of traditional afternoon tea in the charming ambience of The Lobby Lounge, nestled within lush gardens that provide the perfect backdrop for a delightful gourmet experience.
Guests can relish an array of delectable treats, ranging from savoury delights such as Smoked Turkey, Cranberry, Orange Relish Mini Baguettes, Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, and Cucumber Sandwiches, to sweets like Chocolate Tartelettes and Scones with Clotted Cream, Strawberry Jam, and Orange Marmalade.
The Lobby Lounge exudes an intimate vibe for both locals and international visitors. Sink into the plush European furniture surrounded by Arabic décor and enjoy the view of manicured gardens and the sapphire Gulf of Oman. The ambience is further enhanced by the presence of Omani antiques, creating a sumptuous environment for an unforgettable afternoon.
Available daily from 3 pm to 6 pm, at OMR 19.50 for two persons.
The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland
The Chedi Andermatt unveils a refined afternoon tea experience that promises to elevate the art of gourmet indulgence. It showcases the epitome of local Swiss culture, inviting guests to immerse themselves in a culinary journey that marries tradition with sophistication.
The opulent setting of The Lobby provides a glamorous backdrop, perfect for celebrating special occasions or simply savouring life’s moments. Immerse in a selection of intricately assembled sweets and savouries, complemented by teas sourced directly from the herb garden. Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, this afternoon escape is the ideal après-ski indulgence. For those seeking a more spirited option, the award-winning team at The Bar crafts gin-based cocktails, adding an extra layer of decadence to the affair.
The hotel celebrates individuality with its signature “Breakfast No!Groni.” A masterpiece that caters to diverse tastes, this distinctive beverage offers a harmonious blend of rich coffee and the bold essence of a negroni. Be it for an aficionado of caffeine or a lover of aperitifs, the afternoon tea experience delivers a truly tailored experience to suit the palate.
The afternoon tea is served from 2 pm to 5 pm daily at The Lobby, priced from CHF 45. To enhance the experience, order a special drink featuring The Chedi Gin & Sennara Mountain Tonic for an additional CHF 28.
The Chedi Katara Hotel and Resort, Doha, Qatar
Bringing culinary excellence to life, Le Blanc Afternoon Tea is a celebration of the colour white and promises to be an unforgettable sensory treat. The highlight of this artistic yet delicious experience is the magnificent chocolate tree, which stands gracefully as the centrepiece, mirroring the ancient tree at the hotel’s entrance. Meticulously crafted, its branches extend a welcoming invitation to explore enchanting flavours, creating a symphony of tastes that intertwines with The Chedi’s ethereal beauty.
Le Blanc Afternoon Tea has quickly become a cherished tradition at The Chedi Katara, embodying refined elegance and culinary artistry. The tea set includes an array of sweets, such as Tropical Fruit Crémeux with Gold Leaf and Yuzu Gel, Schwartzwald Torte, Tiramisu and Madagascar Vanilla Macaron. The savoury menu boasts delights, such as Mozzarella and Pesto Bao, Corn-fed Chicken Sous Vide, and Shrimp Tempura Uramaki, creating a harmonious balance of flavours.