05 May, 2020

The Upper House Embraces Homegrown Brands Presenting Pop-Up and Café Gray Deluxe Afternoon Tea with Cookie Department

Hong Kong, 4 May 2020 – The Upper House launches its latest collaboration with homegrown brand, Cookie Department, to host its newest pop-up location and deliver an indulgent afternoon tea with Café Gray Deluxe.  Serving up their iconic baked goods from now until 30 August, fans can sample the brand’s signature cookies as well as much sought after limited edition flavours. 


Founded by Wil Fang in 2018, Cookie Department was born from a yearning for home and family. Wil discovered there was a lack of traditional American baked treats in Hong Kong, and so began his curiosity of American-style cookies that reminded him of his childhood. Originally launched on Instagram, Cookie Department quickly gained a huge following for its generously sized, chewy cookies.


“Working with Cookie Department evokes wonderful feelings of cheer, and childhood delight. Collaborating with this fellow homegrown brand integrates our sense of playfulness while pursuing authenticity, quality and deliciousness.” said Yvonne Cheung, Director of Restaurants of The Upper House.


"As a frequent traveller, I've always admired Swire Hotels. Their service, hospitality, attention to detail, and commitment to customer service have continued to inspire me. Now I have the opportunity to collaborate with The Upper House and work with the Café Gray Deluxe team, it just feels natural.” Wil Fang, Founder of Cookie Department.


Cookie Department Pop-Up, Level 6 – from now until 30 August

The brand’s classic creations including Brownie Filled Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Funfetti as well as freshly brewed coffee and lemonade are available daily from 11am – 7pm. Throughout the duration of the pop-up, Cookie Department will also make surprise announcements for a variety of limited edition flavours, including an Earl “Gray” Cookie, designed especially for The Upper House. Guests can devour the home-style comfort cookies in the lush surrounds of The Lawn all summer.

The Grand Opening of the Level 6 pop-up on 4 May marks Cookie Department’s second anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, which also falls on Star Wars Day, a limited-edition cookie, Baby Yoda, was created.


Café Gray Deluxe x Cookie Department Afternoon Tea – 1 June until 31 July

Cookie and Afternoon Tea lovers will rejoice in the heavenly Afternoon Tea which features three creations from Cookie Department including Earl “Gray” Cookie, Sabatino Black Truffle Cheddar Biscuit, and Mini Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting, as well as delicate pastries from Café Gray Deluxe such as Beef and Black Garlic Choux, Yuzu-Coconut Gateaux and Peach Verrine.


The Café Gray Deluxe x Cookie Department Afternoon Tea will be served from 1 June until 31 July from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Priced at HK$285 per person and HK$480 for two, the afternoon tea also includes a choice of Jing tea or illy coffee.


Guests who book the afternoon tea with the promotion code “TUHCookieDPT” will receive a special gift from Cookie Department. Available while stock lasts.


For Café Gray Deluxe reservations, please contact +852 3968 1106, email info@cafegrayhk.com or visit www.upperhouse.com.


All prices are subject to a 10% service charge.


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For more information, please contact:


Jacqueline Matthews

Head of Communications

Tel: +852 3968 1023

Email: JacquelineMatthews@swirehotels.com



Lili Chu 

Assistant Communications Manager

Tel: +852 3968 1098

Email: LiliChu@swirehotels.com

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