The Year of the Dog will be celebrated at AccorHotels across Australia this February. The festivities will include special menus and hotel decorations so that guests can make the most of the celebrations.
AccorHotels Chinese New Year celebrations are an extension of the Optimum Service Standards program which enable hotels to better cater for the growing Chinese inbound travel market. The Optimum Service Standards program includes training for AccorHotels staff in cultural differences, Mandarin speaking staff, translated welcome kits, Chinese dishes included on menus and mini-bar products, Chinese location maps, newspapers and television channels. UnionPay is also accepted at a number of AccorHotels to enable guests to conveniently settle their room account with their domestic debit banking card.
New South Wales
Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
Guests will be delighted by the menu that Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour's Executive Chef Joshua Davidson has created for Chinese New Year 2018, inspired by the flavours of China. Available from 16 February at Q Dining and Hacienda, dishes on offer include Prawn Har Gow, Pork & Prawn Siumai and Roast Duck Spring Rolls. Designed to be enjoyed alongside regular menu options, this special selection of menu items gives guests the opportunity to experience the tastes of China in the heart of Sydney. Guests who dine on 16 February will also have unbeatable views of fireworks and light displays on Sydney harbour to mark the celebrations. Q Dining and Hacienda will boast beautiful decorations to celebrate the occasion. To book, visit www.pullmanquaygrandsydneyharbour.com.
Mercure Sydney is inviting guests to celebrate the Lunar New Year with an Asian influenced buffet at the hotel's Four Elements Restaurant. The buffet will include appetizers, seafood, Chinese specialties, salads, a noodle station and a tempting dessert station. Available on 15 February from 6pm until 11pm, the buffet is priced from $69 per person, and just $59 for Accor Plus Members. Bookings are essential, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 9217 6708. Conditions apply. For more information, visit www.mercuresydney.com.au.
Novotel Sydney Parramatta
Guests are invited to make the most of Lunar New Year by celebrating the Year of the Dog at Parramatta's Lunar New Year festival, followed by an overnight stay at Novotel Sydney Parramatta priced from just $144. Parramatta's Lunar New Year festival is set to include a range of interactive activities including a Lantern Garden, delicious food stalls, calligraphy workshops, lantern building and cooking classes. There will also be traditional and contemporary performances, firecracker displays, lion dances and a fireworks finale. To book accommodation at Novotel Sydney Parramatta, call (02) 9630 4999, email email@example.com or visit novotelparramatta.com.au. Conditions apply and subject to availability.
Sebel Sydney Chatswood
Sebel Sydney Chatswood is welcoming guests who are celebrating the state of the Year of the Dog this Chinese New Year with overnight rates from $249.00. Chinese New Year Celebrations in Chatswood will be held on February 24th in Chatswood Mall and the Concourse. The entertainment program for the day includes the traditional Lion and Dragon Dances, Chinese Kung Fu, magic show, acrobatics, folk dances and more. Sebel Sydney Chatswood is the perfect destination to relax after enjoying the local festivities whether it be in the hotel's outdoor heated mineral pool or in the large spacious apartments. To book, call (02) 9414 1600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Conditions apply and subject to availability.
Chinese New Year at Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
Guests are in luck this February at Pullman Sydney Hyde Park. To celebrate Chinese New Year 2018, the hotel is offering a Taste of Asia at Bar Rendezvous from 16 until 28 February 2018. The specially curated tasting plate includes classics such as duck spring rolls, pork bao, chicken dim sum, and a mouth-watering prawn and sesame roll served with red wine vinegar, shallot and ginger puree. It wouldn't be a celebration without a cocktail, and the tasting plate is served with a Singaporean favourite, the notorious Singapore Sling which combines gin, cherry brandy and pineapple juice. The Taste of Asia tasting plate and cocktail is priced at $25 and is available from Bar Rendezvous. For more information visit pullmansydneyhydepark.com.au.
ibis Styles Hobart
ibis Styles Hobart will be hosting a number of events at Mr Good Guy in celebration of the Year of the Dog. The program kicks off Friday 16 February with a banquet, priced from just $75 per person which will showcase both traditional and contemporary Chinese cuisine, combined with the best Tasmanian produce. On Sunday 18 February, the restaurant will a modern take on a Yum Cha. Plus, from Tuesday 20th thought to Thursday 22nd February, all of the Good Guy favourites will be served in the hotel's laneway. For more information and to book, visit www.mrgoodguyhobart.com.au.
Sofitel Brisbane Central
Lychees were introduced into Australia in the 1870s by Chinese gold seekers. In Chinese tradition, lychees are offered as a New Year good-luck charm as they are regarded as a symbol of romance. The team from Sofitel Brisbane Central have used this delicious fruit to create a special Lychee Martin. Available daily over the Chinese New Year celebration period, the cocktails are $20 each and are served daily from 4-6pm at the hotel's Cuvee Lounge. For more information, visit www.sofitelbrisbane.com.au.
Novotel Surfers Paradise
In conjunction with the Chinese Culture Association, Novotel Surfers Paradise will have two performers, the Face Mask and Wealth God, direct from China performing at the hotel daily from 15th – 18th February which will be decorated to suit the occasion. Plus, all guests arriving on the 15th and 16th February will be receive red envelopes with gold chocolate coins inside. Hanlan's restaurant will have Chinese food items available for breakfast from 12th until 18th February. Plus, on 16th February Hanlan's Restaurant will host a Chinese themed dinner, including a selection of fresh seafood such as prawns and oysters. To book accommodation, meals or to find out more about performance times, visit: www.novotelsurfersparadise.com.au.
For more information about AccorHotels Chinese Optimum Service Standards and special offers visit www.accorhotels.com