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Updated: 2013-02-08 06:26
A special start to the Snake Year
The Sheraton Macau wants to spring guests into the Snake Year in style. The hotel at Cotai Central is the newest and largest hotel in Macao. Along with a Michelin-starred chef on staff, they have a host of promotions for the Lunar New Year and Valentine's Day holidays. Sheraton's seafood restaurant, Xin, will offer a "Prosperity Hotpot Set" (MOP 468 - $58 - per person). The hotel's international restaurant, Feast, will introduce special seasonal delicacies (Feb 10-13) yee sang, cold poached seafood, and lok lok, whole roasted Xinjiang lamb, among other treats. Palms Lounge will offer a special "Year of the Snake Tea Set" (MOP 268), featuring mini Mantau with suckling pig (available Feb 9-15). When Valentine's Day comes around, the Sheraton's three signature restaurants - Bene, Xin and Feast - will each offer special spreads. Devoted lovers may spoil their beloved before/after meals with the hotel spa's Shine Spa Valentine's Day Package (MOP 1,500 per person).
Discover love and luck double happiness
Grand Hyatt Macau has holiday plans to entertain and bring good luck and love to you. The hotel has prepared a week of gourmet banqueting and traditional celebrations, beginning with a firework celebration at midnight on Feb 9. Dragon and lion dancing will occur throughout the holiday and guests will have a chance to receive blessings from the Fortune God with lai see - red packets filled with lucky charm inscriptions. The Lobby Lounge will offer a Chinese New Year special set and special la carte dishes.
The Grand Hyatt Macau's two ballrooms and private salons are also hosting a Spring Dinner Package. With Valentine's Day (Feb 14) coinciding with the Lunar New Year holiday, it's double reason to share a romantic evening at the Grand Hyatt. Chefs have planned a selection of intimate gourmet dinners, enhanced with red roses and gifts. Any Romeo might be tempted to pamper his Juliet with special treatment at Grand Hyatt's Isala Spa or a night's stay overlooking the lights of Macao.
Another reason to indulge in Macau
Hotel Okura Macau at the Galaxy Macau makes for a fun visit on any day. The upcoming Valentine's Day and Lunar New Year holidays have given chefs another excuse to tantalize visitors' senses. Executive Chef Chin has specially prepared Chinese New Year puddings at the Nagomi Lobby Bar and Lounge from Jan 18-Feb 9. Diners seeking a unique twist to Lunar New Year feasting can enjoy the Surf & Turf buffet lunch with succulent grated Lobster Tail and Wagyu Beef Cheek accompanied by an abundant choice of appetizers, salads, desserts and Chinese specialties. From Feb 9-14, a specially designed eight-course Valentine's Day menu, with two glasses of sparkling wine at the Terrace Restaurant, is going for MOP 988. Guests at the Crystal Piano bar can enjoy vocal and piano performances while sipping on the "Valentine's Endless Love Cocktail" at MOP 75.
Free champagne on Valentine's Day
If you're still considering how to celebrate this Valentine's Day, maybe complimentary champagne could help you decide? BP International, situated beside Kowloon Park and the heart of Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui, is offering a Valentine's Buffet for $HK398 ($52) per adult (and HK$298 per child) at its Caf by the Park. Each guest will receive a free glass of house champagne this Valentine's Day (Feb 14). Of course, the champagne is for guests of legal drinking age only.
(HK Edition 02/08/2013 page1)