Blogged by @Lan for Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
“The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas Trees are perfect.”-Charles N.Barnard
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu initiated the season’s festivities at the hotel with a choral performance by 15 children from Kinabalu International School. A Christmas tree lighting ceremony with about 70 invited guests held simultaneously provided an appreciative audience for the children who filled the air with magical tunes of Christmas Carols and 25 #deafjam performers who did a sign language flash mob at The Hub, lobby level.
Lead by Charmaine Ku, the school’s music teacher, the children performed 2 sessions of carols which lasted about 25 minutes each. They performed songs such as Santa Claus is coming to Town, Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells and many more, much to the crowd’s delight. The children, aged 6 to 10 years old, had spent about 3-4 months practising their singing prior to the evening and enhanced their repertoire with violins, flutes and a saxophone.
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu and Tapuk- Tapuk, a non-government creative collective, collaborated and brought 32 students, teachers, volunteers and hotel associates together for a sign language mini workshop and sign language flash mob. The sign language mini workshop and a Deaf Jam Flash Mob took place after the tree lighting ceremony.
The cocktail also gave guests the opportunity to appreciate holiday decorations in the hotel’s recently renewed public spaces and be updated on the various dining and socializing hour promotions for the season.
Festive Dining Highlights
Create captivating experiences at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu and enjoy the magic of the festive season. The hotel is offering a Christmas Eve and Day dinner buffet at Latest Recipe with a show-stopping roast lamb and turkey to complement such holiday favourites such as prime rib, fresh live seafood, fresh cherries and more at RM158 per person. Celebrate the holidays with family and friends on Christmas Day at Latest Recipe’s festive lunch buffets filled with season specialties at RM128 per person (lunch). Favola Italian Restaurant is offering a 5-course Set Menu with US Roasted Turkey with Apple and Chestnut Stuffing at RM288 per person.
On New Year’s Eve, feast from the city’s best buffets with family and friend with fresh live seafood, oysters shucking station, Mexican specialties, ice pan ice cream complements the spectacular dinner buffet of international specialties at Latest Recipe, at RM198 per person. Favola Italian Restaurant is offering a 5-course Set menu with Australian Veal Tenderloin with Truffle Sauce at RM288 per person.
Azure Pool Bar and Cafécelebrate with a New Year’s Eve Party that you won’t want to miss. Get excited and dance into the New Year with DJ Rachel B and curated drinks by our mixologists at RM50 per person inclusive of 1 complimentary drink. Drink in the vibrant sights and sounds of Kota Kinabalu city’s nightlife at New Year!
Adding value to the holiday feasting at Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu, children aged 5 years old and below dines for free and children aged 5 – 12 years old dine at 50% less. SPG members also enjoy a 15% discount on food. Early bird can enjoy further discounts. Prices are inclusive of 10% service charge and 6% goods and services tax. Other terms and conditions apply.
Guests can discover more or make reservation at festive desk at T: 088 322 238 or visit lemeridienkotakinabalu.com/festiveoffers.
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About Le Méridien
With more than 100 Hotels & Resorts worldwide and the strongest, most globally diverse portfolio in its history, the Paris-born Le Méridien brand connects the curious and creative-minded traveller to unexpected and engaging experiences within their destination. With its brand promise of “Destination Unlocked,” Le Méridien has transformed numerous guest touch points through global partnerships with creative minds such as illy, Johnny Iuzzini, GrayMalin, and Nouvelle Vague. Plans call for dynamic portfolio expansion within the next five years in some of the world’s most exciting destinations, concentrating on markets in Asia-Pacific and the Americas. For more information, please visit LeMéridien.com or follow us on social media – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.