Dubai (United Arab Emirates), 17 September 2014 – Famed for Swiss excellence and exceptional customer service, the upscale hotel group Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, has used their culinary expertise to develop unique gastronomic experiences that will add something special to every guest’s stay. To make every visitor feel welcomed and relaxed, each hotel maximises exposure to their surroundings and culture to ‘cook up’ diverse foodie activities. From cocktails to chocolate there is something to cater for all ages, with varying interests and passions. Some of the delectable experiences that can be enjoyed across different hotels in Asia-Pacific are:
Sentosa puts ‘The WOW’ into Whisky
The finest whiskies and gastronomic flavours are now available at the exclusive The WOW by Waldhaus am See St. Moritz – the first Asian outpost of the famed Devil’s Place at hotel Waldhaus am See, St. Moritz. Guests at Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa can learn about and taste from a choice of over 350 fine single malt whiskies. A new five-course dining experience with whisky pairing presented by the in-house whisky consultant, is now available for all guests to enjoy.
Sweet Treats at Chocolate Hour
As Switzerland is famed for its chocolate, Mövenpick brings ‘Chocolate Hour’ to a number of hotels in the region, a dedicated hour during the afternoon where guests can enjoy complimentary sweet treats as selected by in-house chocolatiers. Treats include homemade éclairs, brownies and truffles as well as chocolate fountains and intricate chocolate displays. Chocolate Hour is available at locations including Hanoi (4.00 pm to 5.00 pm), Saigon and Sentosa (both from 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm).
Cooking Classes in Thailand
With a personalised approach to cooking classes, the Executive Chef at Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket sources the best ingredients before he prepares, cooks and serves food in the comfort of the guest’s private suite. In addition, Mövenpick Resort Karon Beach Phuket also offers cooking classes from Monday to Friday with the resident chef. Guests can learn to make a selection of traditional Thai dishes in the beautiful outdoor surrounds and then enjoy them with the chef as a group at the acclaimed Pacifica Restaurant.
Cebu Cocktails at Sunset
Executive Club Lounge guests at Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island can experience Cebu from the water with a complimentary two-hour boating experience. Enjoying a bespoke journey on a native ‘Banka’ boat that circles the bay, guests enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres while listening to chill-out tunes and drinking cocktails by sunset.
Pamper Little Guests with Power Bites
A special ‘Power Bites’ menu for children has been unveiled across a number of Mövenpick’s Asian properties, including Mövenpick Hotel Saigon and Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi.
The ‘Power Bites’ make mealtimes fun for kids and offer nutritional surprises, as well as delighting diners through fun presentations. Dishes come to life when Action Man toys prepare to dive into bowls of mixed fruit, rice dishes are works of art with animal faces made of vegetables and tomato sandwiches look like tasty millipedes with cucumber feet.
The five-course dining experience at The WOW by Waldhaus am See St. Moritz with whisky pairing starts at SG$248 per person. At Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket, the in-residence chef experience prices start from THB 2,000 per hour per person. Mövenpick Resort Karon Beach Phuket’s cooking classes with the resident chef are THB 999 per person.
A successful global brand with over 7.3 million guests per year in 81 hotels across 25 countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is committed to delivering a personalised, relaxed and enjoyable guest experience.