On April 7, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel channeled turn-of-the-century glamor for a charity dinner to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s doomed maiden voyage.
On April 15, 2012, the RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg 600km south of Newfoundland, Canada. Five days earlier, it set off from Southampton for New York with 1,320 passengers, 907 crew members, and a reputation as an “unsinkable” ship.
To recreate the feeling of a first-class dinner aboard the Titanic, organizers at Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel included details like:
- A boarding pass for admission to the dinner
- A 1912 “cruise elegant” dress code
- Pre-departure drinks
- A promenade deck (complete with string quartet)
- An eight-course meal inspired by the first class menu served 100 years ago
Other highlights included a live band, dancing, auctions, and lucky draw prizes. Those wishing to stay in a “first class cabin” were also given the option to stay overnight at the hotel.
All proceeds went to Operation Smile, an international humanitarian organization that provides reconstructive surgery to kids and young adults affected by cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial deformities.
All photos courtesy of Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel