So you’re in Thailand this season of festive feasting and partying. Maybe you’re away from your family or loved ones, but besides that there’s no reason to get the holiday blues. Even if Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country, the kingdom today celebrates the holiday season with as much fervor as their Christian counterparts do in the West. They say that for Thais, anything can be an excuse to celebrate and have fun and certainly – this is one thing they wouldn’t just pass off without a bang, especially the New Year’s countdown. Whether you’re in Bangkok or Pattaya, Chiang Mai or Samui, Phuket or Hua Hin, you are sure to enjoy the holidays here as much as back home. If you don’t believe us, just check out some of these hotels – not ranked in any order, and emphasis on “just some,” please) — mentioned here:[wptabs type=”accordion” effect=”fade” mode=”horizontal”] [wptabtitle] Centara Grand Ladprao (MRT: Phahonyothin) [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Enjoy an authentic and inspiring festive season celebrating in the sophisticated surrounds of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. Plan your Christmas and New Year festivities with family and friends at one of their restaurants and prepare for a season of hearty good cheer! Here’s what awaits: On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, Don Giovann: Italian Restaurant is serving a 4- course set dinner with Italian wine pairing (Bt1,600++ per person). Chatuchak Café will serve international buffet with free flow gluhwein (Bt 1,300++ per person) and free flow soft drink (Bt650++ per person). At Blue Sky: Bar & Restaurant enjoy a 4-course set dinner of international cuisine at Bt2,000++ per person.
On Christmas Day, Don Giovanni will serve a 3-course set with Italian wine pairing for lunch (Bt1,200++ per person), and a 4-course set dinner with Italian wine pairing (Bt 1,600++ per person), Christmas lunch at Chatuchak Café is Bt1,500++ (adults) and Bt750++ (children) with free soft drink, while for dinner, it’s Bt1,300++ per person (International buffet with free flow gluhwein) and Bt650++ (with free flow soft drink). The 4-course Christmas set dinner at Blue Sky: Bar & Restaurant is Bt2,000++ per person.
For New Year Eve, Don Giovanni serves a 5-course Italian set dinner with champagne pairing (Bt 2,200++ per person), Chatuchak Café serves International buffet served with unlimited soft drink at Bt 2,500++ (adults) and Bt 1,250++(children). Blue Sky will serve a 5-course set dinner of international cuisine at Bt 4,100++ per person.
For more information, menus and reservations, contact 02- 541-1234, ext. 4178[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Mantra Restaurant & Bar (Pattaya Beach Road) [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] The “Festive Treats Dinner” promotion runs from Dec. 21- to 31. Celebrate the festive season in extravagant style by choosing between six Fine de Claire No.3 Oysters or a a delectable Sushi set, each of which come with a glass of Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne for only Bt1,213 per person.
For the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners, a 6-course dinner including welcome mulled wine and canapés, traditional carol singing and a visit from Father Christmas awaits, ideal for any size of gathering of family or friends. Adults at Bt2,999 and children Bt1,500 per person. The Christmas Day Brunch price is Bt1,999 per person, children at Bt999 per person.
And nothing less than an outrageously extravagant feast and plenty to celebrate await for the New Year’s Eve Glitz & Glamour Celebration on Dec. 31. Price is Bt4,299 (adults); children at Bt:2,200 per person. From 11 p.m. onwards, entrance is Bt550 per person Inclusive of two drinks vouchers.
Call 038-429-591 for more details and reservations.[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Ambassador Hotel Bangkok (Sukhumvit 11) [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Celebrate the holiday season at Ambassador Hotel for great fun full of festive cheers. Start the holidays with a splendid Christmas Dinner Buffet on Dec. 24 at Am café, featuring traditional Christmas treats. Bt1,050 baht net per person
On ChrIstmas Day, enjoy a sumptuous International Lunch Buffet featuring traditional Christmas Specialties, while being entertained by the resident pianist. Bt850 per person.
For reservations, call 02-254-0444, ext. 1582.
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park (Rama 4 ) [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Start your feast as early Dec.5 at Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park where you can enjoy a fabulous Father’s day brunch for only Bt1,899++ per person at Panorama Restaurant. Dinner buffet is Bt1,000++ per person. On Christmas Eve, enjoy a sumptuous buffet with all the trimmings. Price of Christmas Eve dinner is Bt1,000++ per person; Bt99 for children. For New Year’s Eve, a lavish buffet dinner awaits – to ensure an evening of fabulous dining and entertainment. Celebrate in style with the New Year extravaganza, a perfect way to end the year. Unlimited free flow of drinks will make your night even better! During dinner be entertained by our live band, cabaret shows and be amazed when we celebrate the countdown and bring in the New Year with style. Dinner is Bt3,999++ per person, with open bar at Bt5,499++ per person. Cabaret shows throughout the night, live band and New Year’s countdown.
For the complete festive program and reservations, call 02-632-9000, ext. 4158[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Amari Orchid Pattaya (Beach Road Pattaya) [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] On Dec. 21, at the Garden Area of Amari Orchid Pattaya, join the “Sparkling Wine Experience,” 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Price is Bt850 net per person including some delectable delicacies to go with the wines. On Christmas Eve, a buffet extravaganza is only Bt 2,500 (adult); and Bt1300 (children). The Poolside near Essence Restaurant is venue for the Christmas Day “Seafood BBQ” from 6-10 p.m. where guests can enjoy an evening of delectable seafood, all grilled to perfection and a large selection of starters, side-dishes and a range of desserts to round off the perfect Christmas day, at Bt1,050 (adult); Bt650 (children). On Dec. 29, Tavern by the Sea beefs up its “Brazillian Churrasco Barbecue.” Promotion so feast to your heart’s content! Bt790 (adults) with a complimentary glass of Caipirnha cocktail; Children at Bt550 (kids 6-12 free).
For more details and reservations, call 038-429-591.[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Millennium Hilton (Charoen Nakron Rd) [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] By Dec. 20, the festive a la carte menu starts to be served at the steak restaurant, Prime, and just a day later, a “Festive Buffet Dinner” over at Flow (Bt2,800 a head) and a ‘Picnic Under the Stars’ promotion (Bt1,500) at ThreeSixty, running until Dec. 25. Flow’s “Festive Buffet Brunch” on Dec. 23 is Bt2,800 per person, and the “Festive Buffet Lunch” on Dec. 25 is at Bt2,500 a head.
Enjoy a “Festive Dinner” on Dec. 28, 29, 30, and Jan. 1 (and “Festive Buffet Brunch” on Dec. 30) at Flow at Bt2,800 per head. The excitement continues with the New Year Buffet Indulgence; Bt6,500 per person, including Korean entertainment); and at ThreeSixty (5-course dinner at Bt10,000 per person). Maya will serve a set dinner ( Bt4,999 per person); and Prime, a festive a la carte menu with New Year’s Eve Champagne Menu. And check-out their package including fireworks on the river, and all-inclusive drinks package at ThreeSixty at Bt5,000 per person. Free shuttle boat from River City and the Sathorn pier.
For more information, contact 02-442-2000; or news.hilton.com/Bangkok[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square (BTS: Siam) [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Lavish holiday buffets full of your festive favorites will be served at Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square. At The Square, the Christmas and New Year’s Eve Dinner (Dec 24/ Dec 31) are priced at Bt1,500, inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine per person. Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Brunch (Dec 25/ Jan 1) will be Bt1,200, plus a glass of sparkling wine per person. At Lok Wah Hin, a celebratory a-la-carte menu will be available; and an all-you-can-eat Dim Sum buffet lunch will be served (Bt620++). On New Year’s Eve, enjoy a Thai themed affair culminating in a midnight countdown celebrated with a glass of sparkling wine. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve gala are Bt3,000 net inclusive of welcome cocktail, sparkling and free entry to the Concept CM2 New Year’s Eve Party after midnight. Children under 6 can enjoy the evening’s soiree for Bt700 net (children 6-16, half price). Join any of the festive celebrations and get a chance to win two return tickets to Paris by Etihad Airways, inclusive of 4-nights stay at Novotel Paris les Halles.
For more information, contact Tel: 02-209-8888, ext. the Square/Lok Wah Hin; or visit www.novotelbkk.com[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Windsor Suites (Sukhumvit 20) [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] On the evening of Dec. 25 to enjoy the delicious menu filled with traditional Christmas spread with all the trimmings, plus a Christmas band and special gifts from Santa Claus — only at Windsor Suites Café for Bt729 ++ per person (with a glass of wine).
For more information, call 02-262-1234, ext. 1407[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Eastin Hotel Makkasan Bangkok (Makkasan Road) [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] The Glass House located on the 7th floor, is offering an extravagant “Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner” with an extensive selection of International menus featuring a fresh seafood display, sushi and sashimi, Western and Asian favorites and cooking stations preparing dishes a la minute plus some new recipes created especially for this occasion plus a mouthwatering Christmas dessert selection for only Bt1,100 net per person include free flow house wine for two hours from when you arrive. At Attica Sky Lounge on the 23rd floor, enjoy a bird’s eye view of Bangkok at night with a special 5-course “Christmas Eve Set Dinner (Bt1,450 net per person including a glass of complimentary red or white house wine). On Dec. 25, The Glass House restaurant serves a “Christmas Buffet Lunch” (Bt590 net per person including coffee or tea). On New Year’s Eve, choose from three outstanding dining venues for your New Year’s Eve celebrations at Eastin Hotel Makkasan Bangkok and ring in 2013: The Glass House restaurant located (Bt799 net per person or Bt999 net per person including free flow house wine for two hours0; Attica Sky Lounge at Bt1,850 net per person includes a glass of complimentary red or white house wine.
For more holiday happenings on the hotel or reservations, call 02-651-7600.[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Banyan Tree Bangkok (South Sathorn Road) [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] At Vertigo, the 5-course Set Dinner on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day is priced at Bt4,900, inclusive of a glass of Bubbly. At Baiyun, indulge in an authentic Cantonese Dim Sum galore with the legendary Bai Yun all-you-can-eat dim sum lunch at Bt1,250 (kids, 50% off) including noodles and soup on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. At Romsai, rediscover the pleasures of a traditional Christmas celebration. Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet is Bt1,800; Christmas Day Brunch Buffet at Bt2,500. Or, sail along the ancient and charming waterway of the Chao Phraya River, for a most memorable and elegant Thai Christmas experience with the Apsara River Cruise. Thai set dinner at Bt2,800.
On New Year’s Eve, Vertigo is bringing yet again something truly spectacular. Indulge in a world-class 7-course degustation menu Price: Bt18,000 inclusive of a welcome glass of Champagne. Meanwhile, Bai Yun offers a window into a bygone era and a bird’s eye view of the fireworks from its vantage point on the 60th floor, along with a delectable 7-course menu, a jazz band, and a surprise live — all for Bt4,200.
For more of the festive program, call 02-679- 1200[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Centara Grand @ CentralWorld [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Dining options on Christmas Eve include: a special Deluxe Christmas Fare Buffet at The World and Ginger, prepared by The World’s Executive Chef, and Ginger’s Chinese Chef Leung Yuen Kun together with their team, Price is Bt1,790 ++ per person (Includes free flow of selected wines and eggnog). For New Year’s Eve celebrations, The World and Ginger is the perfect setting for a Grand Deluxe Buffet (Bt2,399++ per person includes free flow prosecco and selected wines. Fifty-Five Restaurant serves a grand menu Champagne Buffet style is Bt8,555 ++ per person and RedSky, a six-course New Year’s Eve dinner degustation menu at Bt11,955++ per person.
For the complete festive offerings, contact 02-100-6255.[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Peninsula Bangkok (333 Charoennakorn Road) [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] On Christmas Eve, The Peninsula Bangkok will abound with yuletide spirit and seasonal traditions, including an assortment of tempting menus created by Executive Chef Mike Peter Wehrle. At The Peninsula Lawn and River Cafe and Terrace a gala dinner buffet, with live music from a 12-piece orchestra and contemporary Thai performances, will be served from 7 p.m. onwards. At Thiptara, there will be a s6-course Thai set menu in a traditional Thai setting, with contemporary Thai dances. The Lobby Terrace will offer a six-course western set menu, accompanied by live performances from a 12-piece orchestra. Dinner is priced at Bt4,990 per person at The Peninsula Lawn, River Cafe and Terrace, and Thiptara. For The Lobby Terrace, the price is Bt7,590 for adults per person on food only, and Bt11,990 per person including unlimited soft drinks and wine.
On Dec. 31, The Peninsula Bangkok is a spectacular location in which to welcome the New Year, and guests will be able to give the old year a thunderous send-off as they welcome 2013 with a dazzling fireworks display above the majestic Chao Phraya River. At The Peninsula Lawn and River Cafe and Terrace a gala dinner buffet will be accompanied by delightful live music from a 23-piece orchestra. Dining is priced at Bt15,990 for adults and Bt,995 for children under 12. At Thiptara, a six-course Thai set menu will be enlivened by contemporary Thai dance performances, priced at Bt13,990 per person. The Lobby Terrace will offer a six-course.
For the complete holiday festivities’ program of the hotel, call 02-626-1919 or E-mail: email@example.com[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Shangri-La Bangkok [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Christmas Eve Dinner at NEXT2 Café means an international buffet featuring traditional Christmas favorites and goodies (Bt3,500 for adults). At Salathip, celebrating guests can explore the flavors of a Thai set menu along with traditional music and graceful classic dance performances. (Bt2,800 adults). Angelini’s Chef Ugoletti creates a special Italian set menu for guests to enjoy while listening to live music from Lilibeth Antonio. (Bt3,500, adults). Or, join the Horizon Cruise and enjoy a festive international buffet and live entertainment on Christmas Eve. (Bt3,500, adults).
On New Year’s Eve, a Poolside Gala Dinner under the “Blast from The Past” theme, features a gala buffet dinner and a welcome flute of champagne, entertainment by a live band and special performances. Guests can join the countdown to 2013 while watching the grand fireworks display and have fun with all-night dancing. (Adult: Bt9,800); NEXT2 Café will serve a special international buffet including a welcome cocktail and watch the live entertainment that is taking place on the main stage from the large television screens, plus a fireworks display. (NEXT2 Terrace: Adult Bt6,800/ NEXT2 Café: Adult Bt5,800); Salathip presents a Thai set menu to celebrate the special day and the holiday mood is enhanced (Adult: Bt5,800) and at Angelini, Italian Chef Ugoletti creates a gourmet set dinner complemented with views of the fireworks by the river. (Adult: Bt7,200). The Horizon Cruise New Year’s Eve dinner is at Bt6,200 (adults).
For more on their festive happenngs, call 02-236-9952 or 02-236-7777, ext. 6205-6, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Pathumwan Princess (BTS: National Stadium) [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] For a memorable celebration, Pathumwan Princess tempts guests with its offerings. On Dec. 24, Citi BiSTRo presents a buffet extravaganza of traditional holiday fares plus sumptuous desserts. Price is Bt 2,500 net per person, Bt1,250 net for children. At Loop Terrace and Restaurant, a Christmas Set Menu will be served at Bt2,500 net, inclusive of three glasses of top Italian wines. New Year’s Eve highlight will be the Poolside Celebration on the 8th Floor, The glittering party is priced at only Bt5,500 net (adults) and Bt2,750 net (children). For those who just want to party, the drink and dance package is only Bt750 net per person, inclusive of one selected drink, live music, and fireworks show.
For more details and related information on the hotel’s holiday happenings, call 02 216-3737.[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Conrad Bangkok (Wireless Road) [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] This festive season, Conrad Bangkok offers you and your family all that is traditional and fun. On Dec. 24, Café@2’s (Tel: 02-690-9211) Christmas Eve dinner features a sumptuous buffet feast: Christmas turkey with traditional stuffing, lavish Asian and Western favorites, including festive desserts. Price is Bt2,890++ per person (including a glass of prosecco). The Christmas Dinners at Liu (02 690-9255) features an eight-course set dinner prepared in the finest of Chinese traditions at Bt 1,980++ per person. At KiSara (02-690-9233) , enjoy a Christmas Eve Premium All-You-Can-Eat Dinner at BT4,800++ per person (inclusive of a glass of wine). On Dec. 31, a seven-course dinner rings in the New Year at Liu (Bt2, 380++ per person), while exceptional food and great company at KiSara (Bt 4,800++ per person (inclusive of a glass of wine). On Jan. 1, you are invited to experience “Osechi,” the Japanese New Year feast that is enjoyed in special obento-style boxes for lucn and dinner (Bt1,550++ per person).
For the complete details of festive happenings at the hotel, call 02-690-9999.
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Indus (Sukhumvit 26) [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Every year, Indus puts on a really grand celebration to ring in the New Year. This year will be extra specials as Bangkok superstar DJ Xunny Dey, who has performed along Bollywood’s biggest names: Atif Aslam, Juggy DJ, and DJ Speed will be the star of the night from 11:30 p.m. till the wee hours. Featured are an international buffet alogn with live cooking stations, free flow beverages, a midnight countdown, a dazzling fireworks display and more. Lucky draw prizes include two roundtrip tickets to Europe. Tickets at Bt2,900 for buffet, free flow drnks, countdown and party (Bt1,500 for kids) from 8 p.m. onwards; and Bt1,200 for free flow drinks, countdown and party from 11:30 p.m. upwaards.
For more details and reservations, call 02 342-1765// email@example.com