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ARAO Finds A New Home at The Day Spa of The Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong


Pampering and pearls make a pairing unlike any other. At The Day Spa’s gift shop, located at The Ritz Carlton in Kowloon, treatments and retail therapy come with panoramic views of Victoria Harbour. This was especially true for special guests and loyal patrons of ARAO who gathered last November 2023 to celebrate the brand’s much-anticipated arrival at The Ritz. 



 ARAO Founder Mirabel Rosar


L-R: Monique Cheung, Jenn Cheung, Teodora Lazarova, Stacey Courtmanche, ARAO's Woman of Pearl, Bianca Salonga



During the intimate event, the city’s well dressed headed to the 116th floor of Hong Kong’s tallest hotel for cocktails and pearl shopping at sunset. Several patrons of the spa had booked massages before heading to the shop to discover their favourite pieces from ARAO. It was an ideal way for them to wrap up a day of self-love.



Cecil Ravelas, Woman of Pearl and Interior Designer


L-R: ARAO Creative Director Luis Espiritu, Jhosh Ledesma, Johannes Pong and ARAO's Man of Pearl, JJ Acuna


Also true to form, the growing community of women (and men) of pearls took time from their busy schedules to celebrate another milestone for the brand. As they browsed the shop’s curated selection of artisanal wellness finds, the conversation on #EverydayLuxury began to explore the joys wearing pearls bring. For many a believer in the healing properties of gems, pearls are regarded as conduits of relaxation and balance. 



L-R The Ritz-Carlton Spa patrons with Amy Jong, The Spa Manager (far right)




In putting together pieces for the shop at The Ritz’s Day Spa, ARAO Founder Mirabel Rosar shares: “I thought about the kind of clientele that The Ritz caters to–they are fashion forward, discerning, and well traveled. Their jewellery choices are typically evolved, always unique, and impeccably made. So I hand picked classic pieces and mixed in some statement jewellery from the best-selling Paradox collection as well as our ARAO by Alchemy.” Since establishing its presence at The Ritz’s Day Spa, patrons of both the brand and the wellness destination have enjoyed a new kind of self-love: pampering and pearls–but with a priceless view. 



L-R Gloria Yang, Till Rosar and Sarah Song



L-R Luis Espiritu, Ning Espiritu with friend Pauline (foreground), ARAO's Woman of Pearl, Karrie Bitanga and Xyza (foreground), Time Out's Tatum Ancheta, Stacey Courtmanche, Mirabel Rosar and JJ Acuna