Christmas & New Year’s Eve In Chiang Mai

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Skip the beaches and head straight to Thailand’s cultural heart this festive season with a stay at the akyra MANOR Chiang Mai. With December one of the best times to visit the region, bask in a warm Christmas at the city’s newest and most hip 5-star, all-suite hotel – the ideal destination to celebrate in style. Have a holiday to remember with family and friends by exploring the city’s buzzing markets and coffee shops, discovering the culture of the nearby hill tribes, or trekking through the city’s surrounding jungle.

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Rest and relax back to the newly opened hotel to enjoy delicious holiday menus at the innovative ITALICS restaurant, and to welcome the New Year with a bang – an elevated evening with exceptional dining and entertainment on the rooftop terrace.

AKYRA MANOR CHIANG MAI, CHRISTMAS EVE

Enjoy the celebratory atmosphere this Christmas Eve with sunset Christmas cocktails and complimentary canapes at RISE rooftop bar. Mark the occasion with friends and family, while listening to the comforting sound of holiday music and carols sung by children from the local Mae Rim Orphanage, to which a charitable donation will be made in support of community projects.

An inspired festive four-course buffet menu specially created will delight the palate. Guests begin with a section of cold cuts and roasted turkey, followed by pan fried foie gras with sparkling wine jelly, pear & brioche toast, and truffle wild mushrooms velouté, served with lobster ravioli. Among the entrees are grilled lamb rack with risotto truffle, baby carrot and raspberry sauce and roasted snow fish with chestnut.

Capping off the menu are decadent desserts ranging from Yule chocolate log, vanilla soufflé a la minute, chocolate fondant, and apple butter pie.

The Christmas Eve festivities costs £52 per person, plus taxes and gratuities.

Room rates for Christmas Eve start at £130, based on double occupancy in a Deluxe Suite.

AKYRA MANOR CHIANG MAI, NEW YEAR’S EVE

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The countdown to 2016 at akyra MANOR Chiang Mai presents an enchanting flurry of vibrant sights and sounds. The city’s most sophisticated New Year revelers can celebrate the evening enjoying a wide selection of fine-dining dishes, and dancing the night away with a stunning fireworks display from Rise rooftop bar.

Guests can extend the celebration with an overnight stay, to start their new year in style. In a festive celebratory buffet from ITALICS restaurant, choose from a section of Fine de Claire Oysters, Tiger Prawns, Blue Crab and more served on the terrace. The Show Kitchen will feature a selection of freshly sliced Italian cold cuts, an assortment of savory French and Italian cheeses accompanied with condiments, premium Norwegian smoked salmon and smoked tuna, pan-fried foie gras. Among the entrees are New Zealand lamb rack, Australian rib eye steak, and Canadian lobster.

Capping off the menu are decadent desserts ranging from Classic Tiramisu, Pana cotta with tropical fruit topping, and an assortment of Thai sweets.

Ramping up the fun will be ITALICS celebration, where dinner will be served and a live jazz band will encourage a full dance floor from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. After dinner, guests can head to the rooftop for a full view of the city skyline and fireworks as they ring in 2016.

The New Year’s Eve celebration is £63 per person.

Room rates for New Year’s Eve start from £108 per night, based on double occupancy in a Deluxe Suite.

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