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Hyatt Regency Koh Samui launches its Christmas Countdown

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Hyatt Regency Koh Samui launches its Christmas Countdown - TRAVELINDEXKoh Samui, Thailand, December 13, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / There are multiple reasons to rejoice this festive period at Hyatt Regency Koh Samui as the acclaimed new property unveils a packed schedule of seasonal events.

Countdown to Chrtistmas gets underway on 11 December with a special tree lighting ceremony with sunset cocktails and canapes. And the subsequent weeks until the turn of the new year are filled with eye-catching parties, lavish dining events and plentiful diversion for adults and children alike.

The resort, which is located in North Chaweng — and is less than ten minutes from Koh Samui’s international airport—has been an instant hit with guests since opening in July. Thus far, the resort has largely been limited to clients based in Thailand. But with the Kingdom now open to international travellers, the property is witnessing an uptick in bookings for the months ahead.

All the more reason to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

“We are looking forward to the future with optimism and what better way to bring the year to an uplifting end than to mark it with a series of special festive activities,” said Hyatt Regency Koh Samui general manager Adrian Pulido.

To that purpose, the resort has planned a series of festive activities guaranteed to put guests in a party mood.

The property incorporates around 80 native Yang Na trees (Dipterocarpus alatus) that were once used by sailors and fishermen as navigational landmarks. One of these, the highest, will be the site for a tree lighting ceremony where a live saxophonist will provide the soundtrack for cocktails and canapes.

Enjoying great food and drink is one of the cornerstones of the festive season. And gastronomes will find plenty to savour on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

A Christmas Eve dinner at SESUN, the resort’s buzzing beachfront grill, features a sumptuous BBQ buffet as well as a live band and a fire show. The action shifts to the resort’s main restaurant, Yangna Cuisine, on Christmas Day, which will host a multi-cuisine banquet encompassing traditional festive favourites, Japanese cuisine, fresh seafood and risotto in a cheese wheel.

For New Year’s Eve, Yangna Cuisine hosts a barbecue gala dinner with a live band. The culmination of the festive program, meanwhile, takes place back at SESUN where DJs, live performers and a fireworks display will see out 2021 and usher in 2022 at a lavish countdown party.

The resort has also curated a range of supplementary events over the festive period. These include Christmas cupcake decoration for families, a cocktail-making class and omakase festive cocktails at Kube bar and an appearance by the man himself — Santa Claus — at the resort’s beach pool on Christmas Day.

To make a reservation or for more information contact T +66 77 448 777

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

Metropole Hanoi Celebrates Christmas Season with Festive Meals and More

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Metropole Hanoi Celebrates Christmas Season with Festive Meals and More - TRAVELINDEXHanoi, Vietnam, December 7, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX This Christmas season, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi celebrates “Once Upon a Time” as it transforms into a winter wonderland decorated with classic-style nutcrackers, bringing the holiday to life with renowned French sophistication and joie de vivre.

Marking the holiday spirit in its 121st year, Vietnam’s most storied hotel, now full of festive decorations, turned on 500,000 sparkling lights on Nov. 26, with a towering Christmas tree strewn with red and white ornaments taking center stage at Le Balcon in the Metropole Garden.

Throughout the Christmas and New Year season, the Metropole will host exclusive dining events at its award-winning restaurants Le Club (home to the hotel’s famed Afternoon Tea and evening jazz) and angelina (cocktail bar, whisky lounge and rustic New World cuisine), many of which include optional wine and Champagne pairings. In addition, while Le Beaulieu (high-end French restaurant) is under renovation, the Le Beaulieu menus will be served in the Spices Garden venue overlooking the gardens with a unique Festive wonderland décor.

Christmas Eve. Four special Christmas Eve dinners are on offer at the Metropole on Dec. 24, with prices ranging from VND 3.3 million to VND 6.8 million.

  • Two festive buffet dinner seatings at Le Club (6pm and 8:45pm)
  • A seven-course gourmet French dinner at the Festive Wonderland by Le Beaulieu
  • A six-course set dinner of European & New World cuisine at angelina

Christmas Day. On Dec. 25 the hotel will host a buffet lunch and a series of dinners at three of its restaurants, ranging in price from VND 2.2 million to 5.8 million.

  • A signature festive buffet dinner at Le Club
  • A five-course set dinner of European & New World cuisine at angelina
  • A six-course set gourmet French dinner at the Festive Wonderland by Le Beaulieu
  • A “Magnifique” Christmas buffet lunch at the Festive Wonderland by Le Beaulieu

Boxing Day. On Dec. 26 the hotel will offer three special Boxing Day meals.

  • A four-course gourmet French dinner at the Festive Wonderland by Le Beaulieu
  • A four-course menu of European & New World cuisine at angelina
  • An extravagant Sunday brunch at Le Club

New Year’s Eve. With prices ranging from VND 3.1 million to 7.5 million, gala dinners will be the order of the evening as the world prepares to usher in 2022, including:

  • A seven-course gourmet French menu at the Festive Wonderland by Le Beaulieu
  • Two signature buffet dinner seatings at Le Club (6pm and 8:45pm)
  • A six-course menu of European & New World cuisine at angelina
  • Tables can also be booked for an exclusive New Year’s Eve countdown celebration at angelina and Bamboo Bar (both from 11 pm onwards).

New Year’s Day. Metropole Hanoi’s culinary team helps kick off the New Year with two special New Year’s Day dinners.

  • French gourmet brunch at the Festive Wonderland by Le Beaulieu
  • A five-course gourmet French dinner at the Festive Wonderland by Le Beaulieu
  • “Tour du Monde” buffet dinner at Le Club
  • A five-course set dinner with European & New World cuisine at angelina

Sunday, Jan. 2. The celebrations roll on for a very special Sunday brunch.

  • Extravagant French gourmet brunch at the Festive Wonderland by Le Beaulieu, priced from VND 3.9 million. With free flow wine (VND 4.7 million) or with free flow Champagne (5.7 million).

Vegetarian and children’s menus are also available on request. Accor Plus members receive normal dining benefits on Dec. 26 and up to 10% off on Dec. 24, 25 and 31, 2021, Jan. 1 and 2, 2022. All prices exclude 5% service charge and 7% Value Added Tax.

Complimentary car parking at Con Coc park will be offered upon arrival.

Traditional festive hampers are also now available at Metropole Hanoi featuring homemade and imported gourmet products (Fauchon). The hotel’s delicatessen and bakery, L’Epicerie, is offering a range of special holiday gifts, such as its celebrated French Christmas log cake, along with roast turkey, caviar, Fine de Claire oysters and even Santa Claus chocolates.

An assortment of delectable holiday biscuits are also available, presented in an elegant decorative box designed to resemble a history book that pays tribute to the Grand Dame of Hanoi’s 120th anniversary.

For more information on holiday dining options, please contact the hotel food and beverage office or the festive reservations desk at +84 24 38266919 extension 8215

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

Christmas Celebrations Across Asia

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Christmas Celebrations Across Asia - TRAVELINDEXBanyan Tree Samui – Nestled into a lush hillside with views overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, Banyan Tree Samui kicks off the Christmas season with the reopening of its signature Saffron Restaurant on Dec.15, followed by a fortnight of festive treats, including a Chef’s Table evening each Monday (Dec 20 & Dec 27: 4-course set dinner 2,890 THB nett per head including wine). An elegant Christmas Dinner (2,900 THB nett per person) is served from Dec 24 – 26, and on New Year’s Eve, all guests and staff will gather for the hotel’s time-honoured “Light Up the Night” event, a gala dinner followed by a Countdown Party by the beach (16,500 THB nett per guest), which will feature performances, live music, a fire show, a lucky draw and fireworks at midnight – an evening not to be missed. Those fortunate enough to be staying at this award-winning resort for both Xmas and New Year will undoubtedly want to book the Festive Package, a culinary journey of delicious dishes with both Western and Thai menus. The Festive Package (19,900 THB each) includes Christmas Dinner, the New Year’s Gala, and an additional Destination Dining experience of the guest’s choice.

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
This Christmas season, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi celebrates “Once Upon a Time” as it transforms into a winter wonderland decorated with classic-style nutcrackers, bringing the holiday to life with renowned French sophistication and joie de vivre. Throughout the season, the Metropole will host exclusive dining events at its award-winning restaurants Le Club (home to the hotel’s famed Afternoon Tea and evening jazz) and angelina (cocktail bar, whisky lounge and rustic New World cuisine), many of which include optional wine and Champagne pairings. While Le Beaulieu (high-end French restaurant) is under renovation, the Le Beaulieu menus will be served in the Spices Garden venue overlooking the gardens with unique Festive Wonderland décor. The festivities kick off Christmas Eve with two signature buffet dinner seatings at Le Club, along with set menus of French gourmet cuisine at the Festive Wonderland by Le Beaulieu and European and New World cuisine at angelina. Christmas Day features an extravagant buffet lunch at the Festive Wonderland by Le Beaulieu, multi-course set dinners at the Festive Wonderland by Le Beaulieu and at angelina, and a buffet dinner at Le Club. Marking the holiday spirit in its 121st year, Vietnam’s most storied hotel has a towering Christmas tree strewn with red and white ornaments at Le Balcon in the Metropole Garden. For more information, contact the hotel’s Festive reservation desk at +84 24 3826 6919 ext. 8215

Meliá Koh Samui
With the season to be jolly approaching, beachfront resort Meliá Koh Samui will host an array of festivities including a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, exquisite dining experiences, a visit from Santa Claus, fireworks and more. After kicking off the festive program with the tree lighting ceremony amid a choir performance on Dec. 17, the resort overlooking Choeng Mon beach will stage a four-course Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day buffet brunch. On Dec. 24 award-winning executive chef Azizskandar Awang will serve a Western-themed four-course dinner with optional paired wines at the Power Lounge priced at THB 1,600++ per person and THB 3,000++ per person with paired wines. The resort’s delectable buffet brunch on Dec. 25, priced from THB 2,400++ per person and is THB 1,200++ per child aged 5 to 12, will brim with all sorts of indulgent options at a series of stations to a backdrop of live entertainment. The ‘Raw Bar’ will offer poached rock lobsters, imported French ‘Fine de Claire’ oysters, Koh Samui blue swimmer crabs and poached tiger prawns and the ‘Carving Station’ will feature honey-glazed Christmas ham, whole roast turkey, Australian grass-fed beef rib eye steak, Italian pork porchetta and Australian leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary.

Raffles Le Royal, Phnom Penh
Come celebrate a carvery for Christmas in Cambodia. Phnom Penh’s most iconic and historic venue, Raffles Hotel Le Royal, will be hosting two magnificent feasts, starting on Christmas Eve with a special five-course set dinner, which includes smoke-house fish, prime imported meats, and the hotel’s signature cheese trolley, all prepared tableside by immaculate knife-wielding butlers. (US$78 per person, plus $38 with wine pairing). Then, on Dec. 25, as you enter the grand lobby of this recently restored 1920s’ hotel, you’ll be met with a Christmas fir tree, accompanied by gingerbread houses, ballerina performances and much more. Restaurant Le Royal will host a Christmas Day Brunch from 12pm to 3pm — a lavish spread of artisan cheese, charcuteries, foie gras, terrines, and a French oyster and seafood bar. The brunch will also include a live carvery counter with mouthwatering wagyu beef, turkey and ham, and lamb roast. (US$125 per person, plus $30 for unlimited GH Mumm Champagne Cordon Rouge). You’ll also discover a colorful Christmas Market taking place on the grounds of the hotel, making this a special festive season to remember.

Azerai Resorts
Celebrate Christmas in style at any of Azerai Resorts’ three distinctive properties in Vietnam: Azerai Can Tho in the Mekong Delta, Azerai Ke Ga Bay on the white-sand beaches of the southeastern coast, or Azerai La Residence, Hue in the former imperial capital. Festivities include special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals—with a visit from Santa Claus—as well as exclusive activities for the family, such as live music, cultural performances, holiday afternoon tea experiences, local blessing ceremonies and much more. Christmas Eve dinner kicks off with a cocktail reception and canapes served at the sunken lounge poolside at Azerai Ke Ga Bay, in the garden at Azerai La Residence, Hue, and at The Lounge Bar at Azerai Can Tho. The Christmas Eve Gala Dinner at Azerai La Residence, Hue is priced at VND 1.5 million; at Azerai Can Tho (VND 1.7 million); and at Azerai Ke Ga Bay (VND 1.2 million). Christmas Day options include a special BBQ buffet at Azerai Ke Ga Bay (VND 1.7 million), a market-style dinner at Azerai Can Tho (VND 900,000, with dishes including baked scallops with peanut and chili, grilled marinated fish wrapped in banana leaves, and more), and a Christmas buffet brunch at Azerai La Residence, Hue (VND 250,000).

Hyatt Regency Koh Samui
There are multiple reasons to rejoice this festive period at Hyatt Regency Koh Samui as the acclaimed new property unveils a packed schedule of seasonal events. The property incorporates around 80 native Yang Na trees (Dipterocarpus alatus) that were once used by sailors and fishermen as navigational landmarks. One of these will be the site for a tree lighting ceremony where a live saxophonist will provide the soundtrack for cocktails and canapes. Enjoying great food and drink is one of the cornerstones of the festive season. And gastronomes will find plenty to savour on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  A Christmas Eve dinner at SESUN, the resort’s buzzing beachfront grill, features a sumptuous BBQ buffet as well as a live band and a fire show. The action shifts to the resort’s main restaurant, Yangna Cuisine, on Christmas Day, which will host a multi-cuisine banquet encompassing traditional festive favourites, Japanese cuisine, fresh seafood and risotto in a cheese wheel. For New Year’s Eve, Yangna Cuisine hosts a barbecue gala dinner with a live band and magician shows. The culmination of the festive program, meanwhile, takes place back at SESUN where DJs, live performers and a fireworks display will see out 2021 and usher in 2022 at a lavish countdown party.

To make a reservation or for more information contact +66 77 448 777

 

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

Aloft Bangkok Unveils 2021 Christmas and New Year’s Offers

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Aloft Bangkok Unveils 2021 Christmas and New Year's Offers - TRAVELINDEXMarriott International’s Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 today launches its 2021 Christmas and New Year’s culinary offers for guests to celebrate the upcoming holiday season in the heart of Sukhumvit area in Bangkok.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebration | Friday 24 – Saturday 25 December 2021

Offering many types of delicious cuisines, guests can satisfy the appetite with a variety of fresh seafood displayed on cold station including crabs, prawns, rock lobsters, oysters, mussels. From the hot kitchen, guests can indulge with fresh pasta and signature dishes prepared live by the chefs. In addition, guests can also enjoy a selection of grilled meat cuts, steamed salmon and signature Thai dishes, desserts and many more at this special Christmas seafood buffet dinner at Crave restaurant from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at THB 1,699 net per person including soft drinks, drinking water, herbal tea, coffee and tea.

New Year’s celebration | Friday 31 December 2021

Celebrate New Year in style at Crave restaurant with not only all you can eat style but the ‘All that glitters’ special New Year’s Eve seafood themed buffet dinner at Crave restaurant from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at THB 1,899 net per person including soft drinks, drinking water, herbal tea, coffee and tea

Saturday 1 January 2022 | New Year’s Day seafood buffet dinner at Crave restaurant

Kick off the year in a sassy and yummy way with this talk-of-the-town seafood buffet dinner at Crave restaurant from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at THB 999 net per person including soft drinks, drinking water, herbal tea, coffee and tea

Featuring stunning view of Bangkok skyline in one of Sukhumvit’s busiest areas, Crave restaurant is Aloft Bangkok’s dining destination on soi 11 in Bangkok and is calling for all-you-can-eat seafood lovers to enjoy buffet dinner on the coming festive season with joy and plenty of time to unplug this holiday season in Bangkok.

Aloft Bangkok’s prime location on Sukhumvit road places the excitement of Soi 11 at the doorstep; guests can also take advantage of free hotel shuttle to the Nana BTS SkyTrain and MRT subway stations for easy access to celebrated attractions. To book, please call 02 207 7000

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Meliá Koh Samui Celebrates Christmas with Merry Events

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Meliá Koh Samui Celebrates Christmas with Merry Events - TRAVELINDEXKoh Samui, Thailand, December 3, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / With the season to be jolly approaching, beachfront resort Meliá Koh Samui will host an array of festivities including a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, exquisite dining experiences, a visit from Santa Claus, fireworks and more.

After kicking off the festive program with the tree lighting ceremony amid a choir performance on 17 December 2021, the resort overlooking secluded Choeng Mon beach will stage a four-course Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day buffet brunch and New Year’s Eve gala dinner and after party.

On December 24, executive chef Azizskandar Awang, who has won a string of coveted awards during his 21-year career including the prestigious Chef Hotelier of the Year award at the Hotelier Awards Asia, will serve a Western-themed four-course dinner with optional paired wines. Staged at the Power Lounge from 7pm – 10pm, the dinner is priced at THB 1,600++ (USD 47++) per person and totals THB 3,000++ (USD 89++) per person with paired wines.

To mark Christmas Day on December 25, the resort will stage a delectable buffet brunch brimming with all sorts of indulgent options at a series of stations to a backdrop of live entertainment. The ‘Raw Bar’ will offer poached rock lobsters, imported French ‘Fine de Claire’ oysters, Koh Samui blue swimmer crabs and poached tiger prawns.

The brunch’s ‘Carving Station’ will feature honey-glazed Christmas ham, whole roast turkey, Australian grass-fed beef rib eye steak, Italian pork porchetta and Australian leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary. In addition to Japanese and Spanish stations, the feast will include a traditional Christmas platter and trimmings, Massimiliano charcuterie board and cheese collection. Yule Log cakes, mince pies, Mazapán de Toledo, Italian panettone, Christmas pudding with brandy cream, and croquembouche are among the desserts.

Santa Claus will give the children gifts and wish them a Merry Christmas at the brunch, to be held from noon until 4pm at The Breeza Beach Restaurant & Bar. The brunch starts from THB 2,400++ (USD 71++) per person and is THB 1,200++ (USD 36++) per child aged 5 to 12.

On the final day of 2021, December 31, the resort will host a gala dinner buffet under the stars at the beach, on the sun deck and around the infinity pool from 7.30pm – 10.30pm with live entertainment and fire dancing show. The buffet’s selection of Mediterranean and local Thai cuisine will include a ‘Spanish Corner’ offering paella and tapas and ‘Charcoal Grill Station’ with tiger prawns, fish of the day in banana leaf, grilled rock lobster and grilled local squid. In addition to the Raw Bar’s fresh seafood and an ‘Artisan Pasta Station’, other highlights include a whole roast pig, Beher Jamón Ibérico ‘Pata Negra’, Australian lamb shoulder and baked salmon. The gala dinner starts from THB 2,990++ (USD 89++) per person and is THB 1,495++ (USD 44++) per child.

Afterwards, guests will descend on the beach to ring in the new year with live music, a DJ spinning tunes and a riot of colour as fireworks light up the skies.

To contact Meliá Koh Samui or to make a reservation, please call +66 (0) 77 938 899

The four-course Christmas Eve dinner is THB 1,600++ (USD 47++) per person, and totals THB 3,000++ (USD 89++) with paired wines. The Christmas Day buffet brunch starts from THB 2,400++ (USD 71++) per person, and is THB 1,200++ (USD 36++) per child aged 5 to 12. The New Year’s Eve gala dinner starts from THB 2,990++ (USD 89++) per person and is THB 1,495++ (USD 44++) per child. Prices are subject to 10% service charge and applicable taxes.

About Meliá Hotels & Resorts
Meliá Hotels & Resorts is the best-known international brand in the portfolio of the Meliá HotelsInternational company; it has more than 100 city and resort hotels in the main leisure and business destinations of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The brand offers exemplary meetings and events facilities in all important business cities as well as in exotic locations, catering to the ever-expanding conference and incentive travel market. As part of its innovation philosophy and new positioning, Meliá Hotels & Resorts has reinvented itself to cater to every aspect of the guests’ wellbeing. Unique experiences are created for guests and are defined by relaxation, quality time and personalised services. For a balanced lifestyle, Meliá Hotels & Resorts instinctively understands the guests’ needs and lifestyle expectations, which is an integral part of its redefined identity.

About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International operates more than 380 hotels (portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries, under the brands Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, INNSiDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and TRYP by Wyndham. The Group is one of the leading companies in resort hotels worldwide, while also leveraging its experience to consolidate the growing segment of the leisure-inspired urban market. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led the Group to become the most sustainable hotel company in Spain and Europe in 2020, according to the SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). It also has ranked seventh in the Wall Street Journal’s list of the 100 most sustainably managed companies in the world (and the leading travel company) and is the only Spanish travel company included in the list of “Europe’s Climate Leaders 2021” by Financial Times. Meliá Hotels International is also included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market index and it is the Spanish hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco Ranking).

About AWC
Asset World Corporation (AWC) is Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group, a member of TCC Group, one of Thailand’s most prominent conglomerates. AWC’s core focus of real estate development and management projects encompass two business groups: Hospitality helping Thailand become the top destination for sustainable tourism with hotels in key locations in Bangkok and popular destinations throughout Thailand serviced by management teams from internationally acclaimed hotel groups such as Marriott, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Okura, Banyan Tree, Hilton, and Sheraton; Retail and Commercial Buildings (covering retail, and wholesale facilities with mixed-use properties and office buildings) providing well-balanced and unique offerings a best-in-class customer experience that meet business and modern lifestyles with high-quality and innovative real estate development projects overseen by a qualified and experienced management team to build long-term value for stakeholders.

AWC succeeded in listing the company on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in the real estate and construction industry under the property development category on October 10, 2019. AWC’s market capitalization was the highest in the history of the SET (According to Bloomberg Database). AWC recognizes the importance of operating with a focus on sustainability – incorporating the needs of stakeholders, the environment, society, and contributing to ongoing improvements in Thailand’s economy with a purpose of building a better future.

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News