Renaissance Hotels, part of Marriott International today announced its exciting collaboration with award-winning singer-songwriter, Tanya Chua across Asia Pacific. As the brand’s Ambassador, Tanya Chua sets the stage to continually inspire the spontaneous global traveler for unexpected discoveries through Renaissance hotels across Asia Pacific. The collaboration was unveiled at the new Renaissance Suzhou Taihu Lake Hotel, featuring an exclusive performance by Tanya.

“Our guests long for unscripted moments and inspiring experiences that are worth retelling,” said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand and Marketing Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “Joining hands with artistes that thrive in spontaneous elements cements the Renaissance Hotels’ brand’s mantra of setting the scene for “off-script” moments, giving guests a fantastic travel experience that is truly authentic to the local neighborhood.”

Marking the first collaboration with the brand, Tanya will evolve Evenings at Renaissance, an on-property discovery platform to activate the ‘5-to-9’ evening time with as much vigor as guests spend their ‘9 to 5’. The line-up will step up Shake Up the Unusual’, the brand’s Asia Pacific cocktail program that invites guests to discover a city through local flavors of 20 cocktails inspired by major cities in Asia. Tanya has handpicked four cocktails representing Bali, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai – destinations that have fueled her music. These four cocktails will specially feature throughout 2018 across all Renaissance hotels in Asia Pacific.

(Left to Right) Andy Kong, Director of Brand & Marketing, Asia Pacific Marriott International and Tanya Chua, the newly appointed Brand Ambassador for Renaissance Hotels & Resorts in Asia Pacific

The collaboration will also see Tanya develop a dessert called Breathe, to be introduced on menus for The Navigator’s Table – a dinner series that reflects the brand’s focus on unexpected moments across Renaissance Hotels in Asia Pacific also within this year. Showcasing her hidden passion and talent for creating desserts, Breathe is Tanya’s take on the traditional Mont Blanc dessert, demonstrating how she believes that inspiration is natural and an essential part of life, just like breathing.

“We are thrilled to team up with an inspiring artiste like Tanya Chua,” continued Andy Kong, Director, Brand and Marketing Asia Pacific, Marriott International, “There is always an opportunity for inspiring spontaneous discoveries with the Renaissance. Tanya is fueled by creativity especially at night as she reflects on each passing day; and converts her travel explorations, new perspectives and discoveries into pure artistry whether through music or her unexpected flair for culinary.”

“My life has been a journey of discoveries, touring the world and constantly being faced with fascinating experiences. Untried food, distinctive culture and unanticipated scenery – they all become my muse of creation when I unwind at the hotel at night,” said Tanya Chua. “I identify myself with the Renaissance brand as they embrace this passion and serve to be the vessel for unstaged moments.”

Singaporean Tanya Chua is a spunky singer-songwriter renowned across most of Asia. Since her debut in 1997, Tanya has released more than 16 albums in Mandarin and English and has written over 80 songs for her fellow Mandarin pop singers. Tanya was awarded Best Mandarin Female Singer in 2006, 2008 and 2012 at the Golden Melody Awards – considered the Grammy awards in the Chinese-speaking world; and Best Local Artist twice at the Singapore Hit Awards in 2008 and 2009. Her talent does not only stop at music. Not known to many is her passion for desserts, even completing a three-month course at a boutique cookery school in Paris.

Guests can learn more about Tanya’s journey with Renaissance Hotels on the video available in-room at all Renaissance hotels across Asia-Pacific. Click here to watch the video online.