BEIJING, SHANGHAI, GUANGZHOU and SHENZHEN, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Building on the success of past China Restaurant Week editions where major cities Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou held their Restaurant Weeks simultaneously, the brand new fifth edition, with the newcomer, Shenzhen, is yet again right on food loving China’s doorstep. In more than 260 top restaurants across China’s major dining cities, the Fifth Official China Restaurant Week will be held from September 4-14, 2014, presented by DiningCity and Citibank Credit Card.
Online reservations will be only available online via the official booking’s website www.restaurantweek.cn, starting from 10 A.M, August 26, 2014. Nevertheless, Citibank credit card members can enjoy exclusive priority online booking from 10 A.M. on August 21, 2014.
As the organizer of the event, the leading worldwide online dining guide, DiningCity, has become the top choice of those who want to dine out. This well-known international event generates extensive media coverage from outlets including but not limited to Haibao.com, City Weekend, Wallstreetcn.com, Forbes China, CBN weekly, Openrice and Ricebook APP, encompassing both traditional and new media. Through multi-platform interaction and various events, DiningCity will add more mystery guests this year to bring a better dining experience to the users. It should also be noted that DiningCity WeChat followers can enjoy booking one day in advance for this edition.
Citibank, the first global bank to issue a proprietary credit card in China, is always keen on building better life quality and a rich experience for its members. Citibank has partnered with DiningCity.com China for the second consecutive year. For this edition, Citibank card members not only get to enjoy an exclusive 5-day priority booking privilege but also get the chance to win lucky draw prizes by paying with Citibank credit cards at participating restaurants during China Restaurant week.
Responding to the great success at the beginning of this year and the strong demand for more, DiningCity China has devoted itself to preparing for the 5th edition. Apart from new restaurants and carefully selected courses, DiningCity’s official website has also been updated. With the server moved from Holland to China, the website has become more user friendly and now you can find the Restaurant Week countdown marked as one special highlight on the top of the page as well as the previous winners on the left without wasting any effort searching.
"After 4 successful editions of China Restaurant Week, DiningCity China enters its 3rd year and will try again to impress the local food loving community for the next edition, which boasts more restaurants, and more seats available than ever before. Because of the enormous popularity the one week dining feast will now be extended to 11 days. We have enhanced our online booking website and it now features a better booking system and improved presentation of the menu’s," says Mr Onno Schreurs, DiningCity’s Managing Director, "Whether it is website design, event mechanisms or the control of resources and marketing, we are fully prepared to face the new challenges and opportunities."
Some of the returning restaurants include China Restaurant Week last edition’s winners Nougatine by Jean George (Shanghai), The Cut (Beijing), EBONY (Guangzhou), but also restaurants with fantastic reputations like 3 on the Bund and Hakkasan in Shanghai, Four Seasons and Matta in Beijing, Shangri-la and Hilton in Guangzhou, and many more. – Foodies in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen are offered a formidable variety of cuisines to choose from.
(Please check the detailed participant list at www.restaurantweek.cn)