Gouman Hotels' Royal Horseguards Property Celebrates National Chocolate Week

By Guoman Thistle Hotels, PRNE
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

LONDON, October 13, 2010 - Guoman Hotels' five star Whitehall hotel The Royal Horseguards has
created an unashamedly decadent treat to challenge even the most ardent
chocoholics for National Chocolate Week.

The Royal Horseguards' indulgent Chocolate Afternoon Tea has been
designed by the hotel's resident pastry chef Joanne Todd. Todd joined The
Royal Horseguards in 2010 as a Pastry Chef after wowing the hotel with her
talent and has proven herself to be imaginative, ambitious, reliable and
trustworthy, showcasing an eye for detail and a passion for food, hospitality
and customer satisfaction.

Utilising incredibly delicate techniques that take many hours to craft,
the special menu created by Joanne is a veritable cocoa heaven.

The chocolate treat starts with a deliciously spicy chocolate foam shot
created with Xocomeli, a luxe dark chocolate, and garnished with peppered
berry salsa. This is presented with an accompanying almond streusel and a
guanaja chocolate tarte with slow roasted pineapple and liquorice.

A hot chocolate or tea is served with a selection of coffee and cocoa
macaroons, an ivoire white chocolate cupcake filled with orange curd, and an
orange blossom-infused Chantilly further compliments the menu.

Guests at the luxury London hotel (
www.guoman.com/en/group/find_a_hotel.html) can finish their chocolate
indulgence with butterscotch pear compote garnished with rich velvety
Caramelia ganache cremeaux and liqueur truffles with Baileys, Cointreau and

The tea, available from 11th to 24th October, is served in the hotel's
ultra-comfortable lounge area - the perfect way to spend a chilly autumn's
evening in the Capital.

About Guoman Hotels

Guoman Hotel Management Limited operates two hotel brands within the UK
market; Guoman Hotels, an exclusive collection of deluxe, luxury UK hotels
(www.guoman.com/en/group/find_a_hotel.html) located in central London
that includes hotels near Buckingham Palace (
and Oxford Street hotels (
, and Thistle Hotels, a chain of quality full service hotels in the UK's
major cities.

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Guoman Hotels in the UK consists of four landmark properties; Charing
, The Cumberland, The Royal Horseguards and The Tower. Whilst each hotel
in the portfolio is different with its own unique identity and style, each
provides the very highest levels of comfort and service to its guests.

In 2010, Guoman Hotels launched internationally, with its luxury Shanghai
hotel. A property in Beijing is to follow in 2011. In the UK, The Grosvenor
Victoria property will join the collection in the near future.

Guoman Hotel Management Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
GuocoLeisure Ltd, part of the Hong Leong Group which has hospitality and
leisure businesses across the globe with hotels in Europe, USA, Australasia
and Asia.

    PR contact:
    Kymberley Hill
    Head of Public Relations
    Guoman & Thistle Hotels
    The Grosvenor
    101 Buckingham Palace Road
    SW1W 0SJ

PR contact: Kymberley Hill, Head of Public Relations, Guoman & Thistle Hotels, The Grosvenor,
101 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0SJ, +44(0)20-7868-6322

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