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Hotels in HCMC kick off festive season with many attractive programs
Monday,  12/10/2018, 17:38 

Hotels in HCMC kick off festive season with many attractive programs

By Minh Tuan

Christmas decorations at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers - PHOTO: COURTESY OF SHERATON SAIGON HOTEL & TOWERS

HCMC - Many hotels in HCMC have kicked off the most exciting season of the year with a host of exciting programs.

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

In the spirit of joyfulness, the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers organized a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 30, turning its lobby into a “Winter Wonderland” with glittering lights, seasonal decorations of red and gold themed colors, a life-sized Christmas train and carriage with gingerbread house, and especially a magnificent Christmas tree.

This annual event was to give thanks to the hotel guests, business partners and media friends who have supported the hotel over the year.

The hotel also welcomed 90 kids from SOS Children’s Village Go Vap to enjoy the Christmas festivities together with the hotel management and associates. There was a range of excited activities, fun games and a fabulous dinner buffet with mouth-watering dishes specially prepared and served to the kids by associates from the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon and Le Méridien Saigon.

The hotels are calling for donations of gifts to the charity program called “Wish upon A Star” with which they invite the children from SOS Children’s Village Go Vap writing their gift wishes on stars that will be spread across the three properties and placed upon the Hotel Christmas Trees. Starting from now until December 21, 2018, the meaningful gifts donated by hotel guests and associates will be collected at each hotel and delivered to the orphanage on December 21, 2018.

Le Méridien Saigon

The Le Méridien Saigon kicked off the festive season themed “Celebrate Chic” with its dazzling Christmas tree lighting ceremony on December 1. The ceremony took place at the hotel lobby with the witness of in-house guests, media friends, corporate partners and other luminaries.

“As other Le Méridien hotels across the globe, we want to provide guests with the element of discovery, deliver better value and more personalized experiences to guests. […] We hope this special time of the year will bring abundant joy, happiness and peace to you and your loved ones,” said Robert Conte, the hotel’s manager.

At the event, all the guests were treated with delectable Festive delights and drinks while immersing themselves in a miraculous Christmas medley. The Le Méridien Saigon also provided exciting lucky draw prizes to fire up the celebratory experience of the ceremony.

People gather at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Le Méridien Saigon - PHOTO: COURTESY OF LE MÉRIDIEN SAIGON

In keeping the spirit of Christmas which everyone would share the message of love and giving not only with friends and families, but also with those in need in the community, the hotel had partnered with the Operation Smile to help children with facial deformities and bring the smiles to them this festive season. Guests were encouraged to donate a minimum amount of VND20,000 and get a box of crayons as a gift in return. The total amount of donation was given to Operation Smile after the Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

This year, violet, silver and gold were chosen as theme colors for Christmas at the hotel. These colors were adorned in the hotel lobby alongside with a giant ginger bread house, where people could visit and purchase from a list of festive goodies, delightful chocolates and premium hampers available until December 25.

The Le Méridien Saigon offered a wide range of festivities and a sense of gathering with traditional food and drinks, joyful music and a whole lot of cheers at Latest Recipe and Bamboo Chic on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year's Day.

Pullman Saigon Centre

The Pullman Saigon Centre will host a New Year’s Eve countdown party complete with free flow of drinks, DJs and dancing at the Rooftop Bar on the 31st floor or at the exclusive Maddie’s Terrace on the 30th floor on December 31, from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

The countdown party costs VND1,300,000 net per adult at Maddie’s Terrace and VND1,500,000 net per adult at Rooftop Bar.

Fresh seafood served at the Pullman Saigon Centre - PHOTO: COURTESY OF PULLMAN SAIGON CENTRE

Food ConneXion on the third level of the hotel is a perfect destination for Christmas with festive brunch or dinner, kid’s entertainment and live music.

On December 22 and 23, guests can enjoy an early weekend dinner buffet with their beloved ones, decorate their ginger bread cookies while kids play at their own playground.

The festive spirits will keep going on Christmas’s Eve on December 24 and Christmas Day on December 25 with traditional roasted turkey, festive ham and an extravagant seafood dinner buffet.

The restaurant also offers an extravagant seafood buffet on New Year’s Eve and New Year's Day. Guests can enjoy a variety of seafood, a delicious carving station and a delectable dessert counter.

Urbane Lounge on the ground floor is making sure it’s on Santa’s nice list with this month’s signature Big Santa burger made with tender duck breast and delicious foie gras, combined with brie cheese and beetroot buns. A combo of Big Santa Burger with one side of French fries and one Tiger beer draught or one local beer bottle costs VND420,000 net.

The lounge is also offering the Holly Jolly Christmas milkshake made with Oreos and vanilla cream and topped with whipped cream, M&Ms and sprinkles at VND140,000 net per glass.

For more details or reservation, contact +84 (0)28 38388686 or H7489@ACCOR.COM.

Sofitel Saigon Plaza

Guests can savor the taste of quintessential Christmas flavors this festive season at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza’s L’Olivier restaurant, where the culinary team adds an irresistible touch of French flair to the classic holiday dishes.

The six-course menu dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on December 24 and 25 is priced at VND1,850,000++ per person.

L’Olivier also offers a sumptuous New Year’s Eve 6-course menu from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on December 31, 2018 and January 1, 2019, costing from VND1,850,000 ++ per person.

The stunning Christmas tree at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza - PHOTO: COURTESY OF SOFITEL SAIGON PLAZA

Mezz Restaurant on level 2 is an ideal venue for a classic and luxurious Christmas celebration with a festive and gastronomical buffet featuring traditional favorites.

The Christmas Eve buffet dinner will be served on December 24, costing from VND1,850,000++ per person. The restaurant will also serve Christmas Day brunch and buffet dinner on December 25, costing from VND1,650,000++ per person.

To welcome in the New Year 2019, diners can indulge in an extravagant and tantalizing buffet with an array of delicious dishes from the interactive cooking stations.

The New Year’s Eve buffet dinner at Mezz is priced from VND1,850,000++ per person while New Year brunch and New Year dinner cost from VND1,288,000++ and VND1,190,000++ per person respectively.

Guests looking for an ideal treat during the festive season can enjoy festive afternoon tea served in the charming ambience of Boudoir Lounge on the lobby level while listening to the joyous Christmas melodies with their beloved friends and family.

The afternoon tea party, served from 3-6 p.m. on December 31, 2018 and January 1, 2019, is priced at VND300,000++ per person.

Visiting S Pool Bar & Dining located on the Rooftop with stunning city views on December 31, partygoers will enjoy a perfect combination of an exhilarating live entertainment, a full drinks bar and a midnight toast to remember. The party costs VND800,000 per person, including one glass of welcome drink.

In addition, a sumptuous selection of tempting treats at Gourmand Shop on the lobby level will make ideal gifts for business partners, family and friends for this season of sharing and giving. The shop is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Reverie Saigon

The Reverie Saigon’s dinning outlets will all feature special festive menus and holiday treats for guests to enjoy all the magic of the festive season with their family and friends.

Through December, Café Cardinal on level 6 offers a sumptuous six-course French-themed set dinner. The dinner is available until December 30, excluding December 24, costing VND1,588,000++ per person.

For a touch of refinement this Christmas, the Christmas Afternoon Tea offers the chance for guests to partake in a delightful selection of finger sandwiches, smoked salmon and caviar mini turkey burgers accompanied by home-made pastries, Christmas Stollen, Christmas pudding, Christmas cupcakes as well as freshly-baked scones served with clotted cream, strawberry jam and whipped cream. The Christmas Afternoon Tea is served until January 1, 2019, from 3-5 p.m., for VND648.000++ per person.

On Christmas Eve, from 6-11 p.m., guests can delight in an extravagant Christmas buffet of the season’s best including a three-course set menu made-to-order from the kitchen priced at VND2,388,000++ per person.

The restaurant will also host a spectacular celebration on December 31 from 7 p.m. to welcome the New Year with a buffet feast and countdown party, costing VND2,788,000++ per person.

The Reverie Saigon’s Café Cardinal has launched a number of special festive menus and holiday treats - PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE REVERIE SAIGON

From now until December 30, excluding December 24 and 25, guests will enjoy a bountiful set-menu dinner of traditional Italian dishes costing VND1,488,000++ per person at R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant on the Ground & Mezzanine level.

The restaurant also offers a Christmas five-course menu priced from VND2,188,000++ per person on December 24 and 25. The stand-out dishes include poached Nha Trang lobster, USDA beef consommé, six-cheese ravioli, imported red snapper fillet and a Christmas dessert selection.

On December 31, a special five-course menu will be served, accompanied by the “Colors of Jazz” countdown with singer Brenda Vaughn. The event costs from VND2,188,000++ per person.

The city’s longest bar, The Long at Times Square, features live musical entertainment from 7-11 p.m. followed by a DJ set all the way through to 2 a.m.

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