Sun, Sea and “Swissmas” in Asia with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Warm Christmas Getaway Options in Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines.

24 November 2016 – For those in search of some winter sun this Christmas, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has planned a range of celebratory activities tailored for the whole family during the ‘Swissmas’ season. Guests can look forward to a host of happenings from Santa Claus visits to traditional feasts, live entertainment and beautifully decorated Christmas trees with the ultimate ‘Swiss’ touch.

With the ease of daily direct flights and a range of hotels and resorts across Asia, including Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines, the hardest part is choosing which destination. Guests can experience a sunny Christmas getaway along the white beaches of Cebu, lounge next to a pool or lush garden at Karon Beach, or indulge in fine dining in the city centre of Hanoi.

Andrew Langdon, Senior Vice President Asia at Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, said, “We want our guests to feel that they are staying at a home away from home. Adding a certain Swiss touch with our unique ‘Swissmas’ offerings, our hotels and resorts welcome families and friends to enjoy a taste of Switzerland in Asia.”

At Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, the Swissmas Eve buffet dinner at Pacifica Restaurant includes a range of traditional holiday dishes, such as roast turkey with stuffing and freshly baked mince pies. Parents can kick back with the free-flow drink package, and enjoy dinner with live entertainment and carols to get into the Christmas spirit. Kids can join in on a range of special activities, including face painting and Christmas decoration crafts. The resort itself is located amidst lush tropical gardens and just steps away from the pristine sands of Karon Beach, which makes the perfect backdrop for a winter sun getaway for the whole family.

There’s no ‘Swissmas’ without a beautiful Christmas tree and moreish gingerbread men. Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi is hosting a tree lighting ceremony on December 2nd with a giant Christmas tree and gingerbread house display. The ceremony will include Christmas Carols from the hotel’s choir and guests can sip on some Swiss mulled wine and nibble on home-made cookies. On Christmas Eve, the hotel will hold an enchanting night starring a master illusionist and a live string quartet performance. Santa Claus will be making a special appearance to give gifts to the children. The Kid’s Corner will have a balloon artist and Christmas movies on the big screen to ensure that the kids are never bored.

Ideally located along a white sandy beach, Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is offering a range of leisure activities for kids and parents at the Kid’s Club, including making Santa socks and Christmas stars, as well as decorating gingerbread men and crafting lanterns to take away and enjoy a little Swissmas at home. On Christmas Eve, Santa Claus will be visiting the kids, whilst parents can look forward to a ‘Swissmas’ Eve Dinner with free-flow mulled wine, sangria and fruity punch. A bubbly brunch will be prepared for Christmas Day with a performance of Christmas carols from the local children’s choir to set the holiday mood.