TRENDINGHAPPENINGSNew Year’s Eve Celebrations at Hotels Across Asia

New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Hotels Across Asia

From fireworks to gala dinners, river cruises and more, here is a look at some of Asia’s most exclusive places to usher in 2022.

Banyan Tree Samui

On New Year’s Eve, all guests and staff will gather for the hotel’s time-honoured “Light Up the Night” event, a gala dinner followed by a Countdown Party by the beach (16,500 THB nett per guest), which will feature performances, live music, a fire show, a lucky draw and fireworks at midnight – an evening not to be missed. Those fortunate enough to be staying at this award-winning resort for both Xmas and New Year will undoubtedly want to book the Festive Package, a culinary journey of delicious dishes with both Western and Thai menus. The Festive Package (19,900 THB each) includes Christmas Dinner, the New Year’s Gala, and an additional Destination Dining experience of the guest’s choice.

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Meliá Koh Samui

Meliá Koh Samui

On the final evening of 2021, Meliá Koh Samui will host a gala dinner buffet under the stars before ringing in 2022 with live music, a DJ spinning tunes and a riot of colour as fireworks light up the skies. The buffet, to be held on Choeng Mon Beach, on the resort’s sun deck and around its two-level infinity pool from 7.30pm – 10.30pm, will be complemented by live entertainment and fire dancing.  The buffet’s selection of Mediterranean and local Thai cuisine will include a ‘Spanish Corner’ offering paella and tapas and ‘Charcoal Grill Station’ with tiger prawns, fish of the day in banana leaf, grilled rock lobster and grilled local squid.  In addition to the Raw Bar’s fresh seafood and an ‘Artisan Pasta Station’, other highlights include a whole roast pig, Beher Jamón Ibérico “Pata Negra”, Australian lamb shoulder and baked salmon. After the gala dinner, priced from THB 2,990++ (USD 91++) per person and THB 1,495++ (USD 46++) per child, guests will descend on the beach for the countdown party. To contact Meliá Koh Samui or to make a reservation, please call +66 77 938 899 or email [email protected]

Banyan Tree Krabi

Banyan Tree Krabi

Welcome 2022 in style at Banyan Tree Krabi with an evening of live entertainment, cocktails, a sumptuous buffet dinner, and fireworks. Step back into the 1980s with a Retro New Years Eve Gala Dinner, which will feature a glamorous buffet dinner (THB 15,000 per person). And at midnight, toast in the New Year with dancing under the palm trees and a spectacular fireworks display on the hotel’s exclusive beach, capping off an unforgettable night.

Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Phnom Penh’s premier venue is hosting a parade of events this New Year, with something to suit everyone’s personal taste. The hotel’s new restaurant, Le Phnom 1929, will be throwing a festive brasserie-style buffet featuring seafood towers, cheeses, charcuterie, foie gras and cold cuts on Dec 31 from 7pm till midnight. The resident DJ will offer a glass of Champagne for countdown in the Elephant Bar Garden (US$98++ per person including free-flow wines; plus $30 for unlimited GH Mumm Champagne Cordon Rouge). Meanwhile, next door at Restaurant Le Royal, a New Year’s Eve Champagne Gala Dinner will include a sensational five-course dinner with caviar, scallops, and premium cuts of beef (US$138++ per person, plus $58++ for Champagne pairing). And finally, a Cuban Party will be in full swing at the iconic Elephant Bar from 9pm till 2am, featuring BBQ and live stations in the garden. The Havana Nice Band will make sure Countdown is memorable (US$80++ including signature wines, beers and Cuban cocktail). You can also reserve a New Year’s Day Recovery Breakfast or Set Dinner for Jan 1.

For inquiries and reservations T +855 23 981 888 | Email [email protected] 

angelina at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

On New Year’s Eve, the Metropole Hanoi is offering two buffet seatings at Le Club (the first seating is at 6pm, the second at 8:45pm), along with a gala dinner at the Festive Wonderland by Le Beaulieu and a set dinner at angelina. Metropole Hanoi offers two memorable venues for the midnight countdown: angelina and Bamboo Bar near the courtyard swimming pool will both welcome revellers from 11pm onward (table reservations required). On the first day of 2022, Metropole will host a New Year brunch at the Festive Wonderland by Le Beaulieu, a special New Year Tour du Monde buffet dinner at Le Club, and New Year set dinners at both angelina and the Festive Wonderland by Le Beaulieu. The hotel will also offer an extravagant Sunday brunch at the Festive Wonderland by Le Beaulieu on Jan. 2. For all meals, vegetarian and children’s menus are available upon request. While Le Beaulieu (high-end French restaurant) is under renovation, the Le Beaulieu menus will be served in the Spices Garden venue overlooking the gardens with unique Festive Wonderland décor. For more information, contact the hotel’s Festive reservation desk at +84 24 3826 6919 ext. 8215 or [email protected].

Azerai Can Tho
Azerai Ke Ga Bay

Azerai Resorts

The holiday celebrations at Azerai Resorts’ three properties in Vietnam—Azerai La Residence, Hue in the former imperial capital, Azerai Can Tho in the Mekong Delta, and Azerai Ke Ga Bay on the beautiful southeastern coastline—roll on through New Year’s, with memorable dinners on Dec. 31 created specially for the occasion by the resorts’ award-winning chefs. As midnight draws near, guests can enjoy party music along with a glass of sparkling wine to raise in toast as the world ushers in 2022. A special dinner at Azerai La Residence, Hue will be held in Le Parfum restaurant (VND 490,000 per person) and a New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise with cocktails and canapes will be hosted aboard the hotel’s stylish boat on the Perfume River (VND 500,000 per person). Azerai Ke Ga Bay’s New Year’s Eve Dinner will include a Western set menu, live music and more (VND 2.5 million per person). Azerai Can Tho will kick off celebrations at the Lounge Bar before moving to a memorable dinner at The Café (VND 2.5 million per person). The New Year is sure to get off to an auspicious start with traditional dragon dances, special brunches and more. For complete details on festive season plans at Azerai Resorts, please visit

Azerai La Residence, Hue

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