Hotels Across Vietnam Ring in the Year of the Tiger
Alma Resort Cam Ranh – Family resort Alma will ring in the Lunar New Year with a six-day program filled with merriment, and transform its vast lobby into a traditional “Tet Village.”. The celebrations, to be held from Mon. Jan. 31 until Sat. Feb. 5, will be anchored by the lantern-adorned “Alma’s Tet Village” featuring six huts brimming with traditional snacks and drinks from 4pm-8pm daily. Kite flying competitions, performances by the resort’s resident pianist and singer Ben and Engie, lively singalongs with the Alma Choir at Alma Lounge, and Tet movies at an outdoor cinema on Long Beach are also among the program’s daily fixtures. Dragon dancing, calligraphy giving, and Tet games including ‘pick the lucky envelope’ and bamboo dancing will be staged at the lobby to mark the first day of the Year of the Tiger, Tues. Feb. 1. The following day’s festivities include competitions such as walking on stilts and watermelon-smashing. On Friday, Feb. 4, Alma’s beachfront restaurant Atlantis will host a Tet buffet from 6-10.30pm complemented by dragon dancing, fire twirling and live music.
Celebrate Tet with family-fun activities at Azerai Can Tho in the Mekong Delta, Azerai Ke Gay Bay on the southeastern coast, and Azerai La Residence, Hue in the former imperial capital. Festivities at Azerai Can Tho include a special Afternoon Tea featuring Vietnamese specialties, scenic river cruises in the Delta, food tastings for children and exclusive dinners to ring in the New Year, among other events. The schedule of activities runs from Jan. 29 to Feb. 7. In central Vietnam, Azerai La Residence, Hue is offering a special Tet stay package between Jan. 27 and Feb. 13, including discounts on Tet menus and more. Other activities to mark the New Year at the historic hotel in Hue include a class to make traditional Vietnamese sticky rice cake (banh chung), a Tet dragon dance, leisurely boat cruises on the fabled Perfume River, and much more. Or usher in the “Year of the Tiger” at Azerai Ke Ga Bay with sports near the white sand beach, including kayaking, kite-flying, windsurfing and much more. The oceanfront resort promises a relaxing escape, with meals spotlighting fresh seafood served in hot pots, grilled platters and BBQ buffets.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Thankful to be done with the year of the Ox and all that plagued those many months, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is rolling out the red carpet for the Tiger and ringing in the Lunar New Year with a special package offering unique guest benefits and exclusive holiday offers. A dragon dance troupe will kick off celebrations on the first day of the Lunar New Year, while traditional activities will entertain guests throughout the week. A special Tet decorative set up with a local floral boutique will be on display in the Metropole Wing lobby as a special photo booth or Instagram moment for visitors. At the same time, boughs of pink peach blossom, potted shrubs of kumquats laden with orange fruit as well as bonsai trees will grace the lobby of the historical hotel. On the first day of the Lunar New Year, guests can look forward to a special Tet menu, including traditional holiday delicacies such as banh chung and bun cha.
Guests’ health and safety are always the hotel’s top priority. Metropole Hanoi will practice social distancing concerning seating arrangements and safety protocols following ALLSAFE’s standards. For more information, please contact (+84) 234 826 6919 (ext. 8200)
Maia Quy Nhon
Maia Resort Quy Nhon knows that the journey to any traveler’s heart often requires a detour through the stomach. The gastronomically-driven all-villa resort, along Vietnam’s southern coast, is ringing in the year of the Tiger with stay packages that will leave no bellies growling. The resort is rolling out four different Tet offerings, ranging from 1-5 nights, that immerse guests in the culinary offerings of this oceanfront property. The three night option includes the choice of one of the resort’s signature culinary experiences: Once Upon a Table at ad hoc restaurant, Barefoot Destination Dining, a Privately Curated Dining Experience, Afternoon High-Tea, or Gastronomy by Maia. For guests who are more spa-inclined they can opt instead for a personalized wellness journey with the choice of two spa therapies from their unique selection: Infrared sauna therapy session, Body Rejuvenation, Healing Therapy, and Anti-ageing facial care. Other highlights of a three-night stay include a daily treatment at Vela Spa, the choice of a family style lunch or dinner at Vi Restaurant overlooking Quy Nhon Bay, and a one-time complimentary upgrade to daily half board.