How to Celebrate the Holiday Season in Style?



December 17.2022


Tis the season. The holidays are here. There is no escaping or hiding from them, so embrace them and make the most of it, because holidays are the perfect time to go all out and enjoy what this year has to offer. If you’re not sure where to book your next vacation or holiday activities, why not look into Luxury hotels serving up a glamorous way to brighten up the festive season, whether for an overnight stay or an elegant afternoon tea? These hotels are worth a closer look for a few hours of sipping tea and admiring Christmas decorations, for a spur-of-the-moment escape or a future holiday splurge and of course you can book ’em all right TF now!



A Cornucopia of Christmas Delights in Ho Chi Minh City




The festive season at The Reverie Saigon promises enchantment and beauty, whimsy and spectacle, much as guests have come to expect from the bold and extravagant 286-room hotel that epitomizes the best of Italian design. Ice sculptures, crystal trees, polar bear doormen, and the silver castle of the Snow Queen bring the hotel’s winter wonderland theme to life.





A cornucopia of delights is on offer this year, from traditional French favorites at Café Cardinal to exquisite Cantonese cuisine at The Royal Pavilion and Michelin-star-caliber Italian fine dining at Da Vittorio Saigon. Offerings include a special festive season menu (served from Nov. 28-Dec. 30, excluding Dec. 24-25), a classic Christmas Day brunch (11:30 am-2:30pm), and La Fête de Noël (a Christmas feast accompanied by fine French wines and champagne available on Dec. 24 and 25), in addition to holiday high tea service and festive dining enjoyed at home. To book culinary experiences at The Reverie Saigon this holiday season, please call +84 (0) 28 3823 6688 or email



Celebrating the Yuletide in Vietnam’s Capital




This Christmas season, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi once again transforms into a winter wonderland with elegant, classic-style nutcrackers, bringing the holiday to life with renowned French sophistication and joie de vivre.





Throughout the holidays, 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), Angelina (cocktail bar, whisky lounge, and rustic New World cuisine), and the recently renovated modern French fine dining restaurant Le Beaulieu. Many of these special meals include optional wine and Champagne pairings. The festivities kick off Christmas Eve and continue through into the New Year. Marking the holiday spirit in its 122nd year, Vietnam’s most storied hotel will display a towering Christmas tree strewn with colorful ornaments at Le Balcon in the Metropole Garden. For more information, please contact the hotel’s Festive reservation desk at +84 24 3826 6919 ext. 8215 or



Alma Resort Unveils Giant Gingerbread House For Christmas




A giant gingerbread house and glittering winter wonderland display, a Christmas choir involving youngsters from a local orphanage, and an artists-in-residence program will be among a broad spectrum of festivities at Alma. The 30-hectare beachfront resort will host events including Christmas and New Year’s Eve cocktail parties and dinners, as well as champagne breakfast, wine, and cheese tasting, and buffets from Dec. 15, 2022, until Jan. 1, 2023. The festive program’s activities for children will range from baking, singing, dancing, and piano classes to face painting, Christmas craft-making, and a kite-flying competition, topped off with Christmas movies at Alma Cinema and visits by a gift-toting Santa Claus, colorful clowns and Alma’s teddy bear mascot. Visit, call +84 258 399 1666, or email






Santa Claus is Coming to Vietnam’s Ho Tram Beach




A Christmas tree lighting ceremony, photos with Santa, a beach bonfire and marshmallow roast, and ‘lobster, prawn and steak’ nights are among Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort’s array of celebrations this festive season. The resort’s festive program kicks off on December 18 with the tree lighting ceremony accompanied by cocktails and canapes and a visit from Santa. Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve buffets anchored with fresh seafood, Asian specialties, and traditional Christmas favorites will be served at Sasa restaurant. Breeza Beach Club will host its ‘Ho Tram Seafood Market’ feast on Christmas Eve, the lobster, prawn, and steak night on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, a steak night on December 30, and a countdown party on New Year’s Eve. In addition to the beach bonfire and marshmallow roast on Christmas Eve, craft workshops will be held throughout the program. Visit, email or call +84 (0) 254 3789 000.






‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly on Cam Ranh Peninsula




The Anam Cam Ranh will welcome the festive season with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Christmas choir performances, wine and cheese tastings, cocktail parties, festive movies at an outdoor cinema, and more. Following the tree lighting, event, and choir performance accompanied with mulled wine, fruit punch, hot chocolate, and cookies in the resort’s lobby on December 23.





The Colonial restaurant will host exquisite French five-course and seven-course dinners on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve respectively. Lang Viet Restaurant and Bar will serve a buffet dinner brimming with fresh seafood on December 24, and an authentic slice of Vietnamese culture on December 31 with “Mama’s Cooking”, whereby mothers of the staff cook timeless Vietnamese classics as if they were cooking for their own families. In addition to the general manager’s early evening cocktail parties on the resort’s lush lawn on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, tapas and cocktails will be served at the Saigon Bar during the festive program. Visit, email or call +(84) 258 398 9499.



Fusion Gets Festive Throughout Vietnam


Hotel Fusion Phu Quocq


From cookie decorating classes in Saigon to wreath making in Hue, Fusion Hotels and Resorts around Vietnam are rolling out a range of Christmas-themed activities for guests. At Fusion Suites Saigon, in addition to cookie decorating for all ages, there will be a free-flow canape afternoon and a festive set menu for the holiday. Fusion Suites Vung Tau will be offering a special Seafood & Roast Carvery buffet accompanied by live music, a lucky draw, and Christmas surprises. Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion, a hot spring resort surrounded by forest, is making the most of its location with a forest laurel wreath session. The resort is also offering free gifts for children and will host an indulgent buffet on Christmas.





Fusion Resort Phu Quoc’s festive gifts come in the form of special on-site offers with stays booked over the Christmas period including an on-site F&B credit of VND 1,000,000 per room per night in addition to daily breakfast anytime, anywhere, and a daily spa treatment. GLOW, which comes under the Fusion umbrella, is also offering stay perks with up to 15% discount off the best rate and 20% off F&B with the code FHGNY23TH at the time of booking (see website for dates). Maia Resort Quy Nhon, the newest member of the Fusion family, has several days’ worth of activities including a gingerbread house and Christmas tree decoration, in addition to a Christmas buffet and chef’s table. The beachfront property, Fusion Resort Cam Ranh, will host a three-course menu with wine pairings to celebrate the day. Visit the website of each property from here.
















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