Phuket, Thailand – 1 February 2010 – JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa celebrates the year of the Tiger with a three-day culinary celebration worthy of this most regal creature.
Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is sometimes called the “Lunar New Year” by English speakers. Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Lunar Calendar. The origin of Chinese New Year is itself centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Ancient Chinese New Year is a reflection on how the people behaved and what they believed in the most.
On February 14th it all begins with a Lion Dance at noon (12:00 pm) at the Main Pool, big enough for the exciting dance shows, please have your red envelope ready to feed the lion and ensure good fortune in the year ahead. The red color of the envelope symbolizes good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits.
The amount of money contained in the envelope usually ends with an even digit, in accordance with Chinese beliefs; for instance 88 and 168 are both lucky numbers.
After blessing, then prepare yourself for our fabulous feasting at Marriott Café.
The Chinese Noodles, Dim Sum and Tea Buffet at Zest locate at Marriott’s Mai Khao Beach from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. THB 520*/person
February 14th, 15th
The grand Chinese New Year Dinner Buffet at Marriott café from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. THB 1,300*/person.
February 14th, 15th, 16th
The Chinese Noodles, Dim Sum and Tea Buffet at Marriott Café from 12:30pm – 3:00pm. THB 750*/person
* The above prices are subject to service charge and applicable government tax.
For more information and reservations, please contact the Restaurant Reservations Desk +66 7633 8000 ext. 3748.