For the second year running, a ball featuring Viennese food, music and culture was held at the Hyatt at the Bund hotel in Shanghai, China.
Organized in conjunction with the Austrian consul general, Silvia Neureiter, the ball gave an opportunity for locals to experience Austrian cuisine and 'Gemütlichkeit' (a combination of charm and comfort.)
The Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra performed the music of Franz Léhar, while Austrian ballet performer Gregor Hatala danced.
The Artistic Director for the evening was Matthias Fletzberger – a child prodigy, accepted into the University of Music in Vienna at the age of five – who conducted the orchestra.
"Anyone can make/have a Ball, but it took Hyatt on the Bund to chart the course and organise a true Viennese Ball."
"Before that I did not know what a true Viennese Ball is all about."
"I am so proud that my daughter was a real debutant – thank you Hyatt on the Bund."
"Wow, wow, wow and we will be back next year."
"One can see and feel that no expense was spared to bring an authentic Viennese Ball to Shanghai."
"This was a dinner to die for! Never knew that Austria could make such great wines."
"A great Ball connects with people and you did just that! I am so honored to have been invited to this Ball."
"It is already 5am – I can’t believe it."
"Everyone looked just beautiful."