On warmer days, the coveted spots are on Amoy’s sun-soaked terrace overlooking the pool and the marina. For romantic seclusion, book one of the 12 private dining spaces at Xia.
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The first thing you’ll notice as you walk into Amoy is the way the airy expanse is enhanced by the light installation surrounding the room, and the floor-to-ceiling windows that show off the views across the bay. But the food is the star: the emphasis here is on local seafood, prepared with a bright Mediterranean twist, so expect paella, baked tiger grouper, and spaghetti alle vongole. Xia – a cathedral to traditional Chinese cooking – has a more rarefied air and sources fresh, local ingredients to create beloved Canton, Sichuan and Fujian classics. If you want the Peking Duck (you’re going to want the Peking Duck), the kitchen needs 24 hours’ notice.
Sleek and sexy, the aptly named Long Bar stretches from the front desk all the way through the grand-scale lobby; it’s the best vantage point for people-watching and appreciating the lobby’s artwork by Chinese artist Lu Fusheng. It’s an all-day destination offering coffees and haute snacks like black-pepper macaroons with smoked salmon and cream cheese, but as night falls, opt for the Ume Collins with oolong-infused vodka or a Singapore Sling. In the adjacent library, they offer tastings of heady Chinese teas (green teas and black teas and oolong, oh my).
Amoy is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7am to 10pm. Xia serves lunch and dinner from 11.30am to 9.30pm.
All-day snacks – soups, salads, appetizers, Chinese dishes and desserts – are available through room service.