LONDON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
-Hong Kong hotel brings together world class ingredients to revolutionise the global hotel menu staple-
Setting customers back a mouthwatering £40 (HKD480), the culinary creation may be more expensive than those in Geneva, which topped the annual Club Sandwich Index at an average of £19.96, but it includes some of the most expensive ingredients from across the world.
Nestling between the crustless, lightly toasted three slices of bread, hungry travellers will find Beluga Caviar, A5 Wagyu beef, Balik salmon, sliced black pork bacon, Iberico ham, Belgian figs, sliced Roma tomato, Romaine lettuce, cucumber, French chicken, Italian organic egg, mayonnaise, mesclun salad and green asparagus.
Peter Lee, Executive Sous Chef at Hullett House, said, "For customers to experience how deluxe a club sandwich can be, we included premium ingredients, such as Beluga caviar, which is one of the most expensive caviars in the world, A5 Wagyu beef and Balik salmon, which costs around £107 (HKD1300) per kilo."
Alison Couper from Hotels.com added, "The Club Sandwich frequently appears on hotel menus across the globe, but the creation from Hullett House shows how you can transform a staple into a work of art with a few luxurious ingredients! We started the Club Sandwich Index in 2011 as a perfect spending barometer, helping tourists factor into their travel plans the everyday cost of simple items such as food and drink. The beauty of the CSI is that we are able to offer travellers a simple price comparison to show how far their money may stretch in each country."
The luxury Club Sandwich is available at The Parlour at Hullett House for £40 (HKD480) from 15 June until 31 August, 2013.
The Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index uses the classic chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce and mayonnaise sandwich as a barometer of affordability, offering holidaymakers an indication of the cost of living associated with their destination of choice. The CSI average price is calculated from the real prices paid by guests for a Club Sandwich in 30 hotels in the capital or an important tourist city of each country surveyed, across five, four and three star categories. In total, 840 hotels globally were canvassed.
The Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index (CSI) 2013:
Average Club Sandwich Ranking Price Ranking held in (GBP) in in 2013 Country / City Average Club Sandwich Price (GBP) in 2013 2012 2012 1 Switzerland - Geneva GBP19.96 2 GBP20.10 2 France - Paris GBP17.99 1 GBP20.43 3 Norway - Oslo GBP17.51 3 GBP18.83 4 Sweden - Stockholm GBP15.15 7 GBP13.67 5 Denmark - Copenhagen GBP14.64 9 GBP11.65 6 Italy - Rome GBP14.59 5 GBP14.95 7 Japan - Tokyo GBP13.57 4 GBP17.07 8 UK - London GBP13.53 10 GBP11.55 9 Australia - Sydney GBP13.46 8 GBP12.20 10 Hong Kong GBP12.98 11 GBP11.33 11 Finland - Helsinki GBP12.94 6 GBP13.99 12 South Korea - Seoul GBP12.16 12 GBP11.15 13 USA - New York GBP11.48 15 GBP10.45 14 Russia - Moscow GBP11.06 17 GBP10.11 15 Netherlands - Amsterdam GBP10.92 16 GBP10.27 16 Germany - Berlin GBP10.44 13 GBP10.97 17 Singapore GBP10.11 21 GBP9.13 18 Canada - Toronto GBP10.00 19 GBP9.91 19 Ireland - Dublin GBP9.87 20 GBP9.61 20 Spain - Madrid GBP9.68 18 GBP10.00 21 Brazil - Rio De Janeiro GBP9.44 14 GBP10.97 22 China - Beijing GBP8.27 22 GBP8.94 23 Argentina - Buenos Aires GBP7.79 24 GBP6.61 24 Thailand - Bangkok GBP7.74 n/a n/a 25 Colombia - Bogota GBP7.48 23 GBP8.70 26 Taiwan - Taipei GBP7.45 n/a n/a 27 Mexico- Mexico City GBP6.91 25 GBP6.29 28 India - New Delhi GBP5.97 26 GBP5.91
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