December Hotel YangonDécembre Hotel Yangon
Holidays offers announced by a hotel
As Christmas and New Year's Eve are coming up, Myanmar hotel owners have been announcing room prices and festivities to attract Christmas-goers. The Traders Hotel in Yangon offers discounts for local and foreigners on 24th and 25th December and 31st December and 1st January.
The price is US$79 for a singleroom and $109 for a twin room, the prices includes one overnight stay in a luxury room, breakfasts, use of the fitness centre and indoor pools and a Christmas or New Year cafe. For those who do not take part in the discount, the Christmas or Christmas buffets are available on December 24th or 25th for $35 each.
New Year' s Eve buffets will also be available on December 31 for $40. Diners can add $10 to join the Myanmar Ballroom Late Night Country Partys. Featuring appearances by Chan Chan Chan Chan and a DJ as well as a happy drawing and a free river of home wines, keg beers and refreshments, the $55 fare for those who don't join the bar starts at 7pm.
Traders Hotel communication director Daw Win Pa Pa Pa Aung said the celebration will have a "Black and White" topic. "No-one may change colour at the show. On 24 December Chatrium Hotel will host a Red Christmas at the pool for $40 per guest, which includes an internationally renowned bar, beers, wines and software-beverages.
Chatrium's Head of Sale and Distribution, Daw May Myat Mon Win, said the show will begin at 7:30 pm and will include Christmas carols, entertainment by the Rainbow Band and DJ Thaw Thaw and Christmasst. Super hero Batman is the subject of a New Year's Eve celebration at the Sedona Hotel in Yangon, starting December 31st at 7pm.
The Sedona Hotel also offers a pool meal for $30 and a Christmas Day lunch for $25 at the Brasserie Restaurant. The Parkroyal Hotel Yangon is hosting a "Christmas in Disneyland" diner on December 24 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm for $40 (tennis court) and $35 (pool). Included in the prices are a westerly bar and a glas of champagne, as well as a free river of free brews and beverages.
The celebrations also included a competition, the Philippine musical group, the percussion player Junny and Friend and Myanmar hits from the best singers Myanmar superstar. The Parkroyal Hotel Yangon hosts a New Year's Eve Oscar Supper in the Grand Ballroom. It is $55, includes an internacional competition and bid.
Parkroyal Christmas Eve room packs are $83 for single and $121 for double rooms, while New Year's Eve packs are $100 for single and $155 for two-person. "Included in the pack are an overnight stay in a luxury room, a formal receptionist' restaurant and an internatonal breakfastbuffet, and the Christmas Eve pack contains a 30-minute pedicure at the hotel's Zen foot," said Daw Thinzar Myat Mon, a communications manager at Parkroyal.
The MiCasa Hotel Apartments offers vacation packs for local and expatriate guests, effective from December 20 to January 1. First price is $52 for two persons and include one night's lodging, breakfasts and use of the fitness studio and indoor use. Included in the $70 pack is a packed luncheon for two persons.
"On 24 December, a Christmas party will take place at the Tapas Bistro, beginning at 6:30 pm and ending at 11:00 pm. Included in the prize is a refreshment bar, soundtrack, dancing, show, games and a kids' area. The MiCasa also offers a New Year's Eve snack in the Tapas Bistro on 31 December from 7:30 pm to noon.
Prices are $30 for grown-ups and $15 for kids, with entertainment and raffles included. Meanwhile, the Thande Beach Hotel in Ngapali has launched two-night/three-day package for December. It is $216 for a foreigner and $205 for a local, inclusive of accommodation with breakfasts, return flight and transfer between hotel and university.
The hotel's ASM Daw Su Su Su Mon said that the Thande Beaches Hotel will offer dinner on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve at a price of $40 each, which includes puppeteering. Ngwe Saung Emerald Sea Resort also introduces three package deals for two nights/three days stay, valid from December 7th to January 7th.
Packages of K65,000 to K90,000 per capita and silver packages of K60,000 to K75,000 are also available. The Amara Resort in Kalaw, Shan State, is hosting a New Year's Eve party on December 31 for $48 per guest, which includes a cocktail, gift, lucky drawing, Shan dance and barbecue dinner.
The Le Planteur offers menus for 69 dollars on Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and New Year's Eve. It also offers Christmas and New Year Brunch for $22.