How Hotels Across Asia Bid Farewell To 2021 This Year

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Nothing says great New Year Eve/New Year like an extravagant firework display and a fine feast shared with your loved ones. 

Here’s an event created for the 5 Fs: fun, family, friends, fare and fireworks. Every year, these stellar hotels in Asia wrap up the year with their annual NYE events, featuring luxurious dinners and entertainment programs to make sure guests start the New Year off with the right kind of vibes and the right kind of food. Read to see how each hotel bid farewell to 2021. 

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Banyan Tree Krabi 

Journey back in time while stepping forward to the glorious 2022 with a Retro New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at Banyan Tree Krabi. The evening will be fueled with fireworks, concocted drinks, a scrumptious spread at the buffet dinner and a lineup of entertainments, all by the wave-kissed beach under the star-studded sky of Krabi, Thailand. 

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Banyan Tree Samui

If what you’re after for New Year are the sea and serenity, Banyan Tree Samui will be your haven. Situated in a private bay hugged by lush green in Lamai, the all-pool villa venue is a deluxe dream for sun and sea worshippers. Following their annual NYE tradition, the hotel will hold a “Light Up The Night” gala dinner followed by a beachside Countdown Party, featuring live performances, a fire show and, of course, fireworks to cap off 2021. 

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Raffles Hotel Le Royal

It’s all about food, booze and fireworks on NYE at Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. So apart from diving deep into the rich history and heritage of Phnom Penh, the hotel will take you on a wild culinary ride at all their in-house restaurants and bars during New Year. Take delight in the brasserie-style buffet which comes with a slew of scrumptious items like seafood towers, foie gras and cold cuts at their new restaurant, Le Phnom 1929 or head over to Restaurant Le Royal for a five-course New Year’s Eve Champagne Gala Dinner for a more romantic New Year night out. For partygoers, however, the Cuban Party at the hotel’s Elephant Bar will put you in the right countdown mood with Cuban music transporting you to the streets of Havana, BBQ station to keep you satisfied and Cuban-inspired cocktails to keep you happy until midnight. 

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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

A bar crawl is never a bad idea for New Year. Do it nice and do it well here at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Vietnam. Start the night in style at angelina, the hotel’s cocktail bar and whisky lounge and bid farewell to 2021 at Bamboo Bar set beside the swimming pool. More of a brunch buff? Their in-house French restaurant, A Wonderland by Le Beaulieu, will also throw a palate-wowing brunch packed with succulent items to make sure guests start their first day of 2022 on the right note.  

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Azerai Resorts

You have not made it to Vietnam without staying at Azerai Resorts. Their three top properties dotted throughout the country (Azerai La Residence, Hue, Azerai Can Tho and Azerai Ke Ga Bay) always make sure guests have the best of time during New Year with their annual festive programs. 

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Saunter over to Azerai Ke Ga Bay in Bình Thuận for a delectable sunset New Year’s Eve Dinner and a countdown at midnight followed by a morning Dragon and Lion Dance which is believed to be a symbol of good fortune and prosperity in Vietnam. 

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Meanwhile, Azerai La Residence, Hue set in the alluring history-rich province of Thua Thien Hue will hold a special NYE dinner at the hotel’s brasserie-style restaurant, Le Parfum as well as a New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise along the Perfume River. 

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For something more secluded and serene, Azerai Can Tho in the Mekong Delta should be your move. Situated in the small islet surrounded by Hau River, Azerai Can Tho offers luxury as well as privacy along with rich culture and a vivid waterway lifestyle of the people of Can Tho, a city famed for its floating markets. The five-starred hotel will first start off their NYE celebration with a little warm-up of cocktail sesh at Lounge Bar followed by a flavoursome dinner at The Café which comes with an accompaniment of live music and magic performance to keep you entertained until the countdown. 

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