Go back to the e-newsletter >The Venetian Macao is embracing the festive season and welcoming 2016 with Seasons of Wonder in addition to a range of New Year’ s Eve activities for all the family.The outdoor lagoon area of The Venetian Macao will be transformed into a winter fairyland, complete with artificial snow, when Seasons of Wonder returns to The Venetian Macao this December. The 3-D light and sound spectacular will project seasonal images on the 43,000-square-feet façade of The Venetian Macao. Powered by digital video mapping technology, the free-admission show will run every half an hour from 6 pm-10 pmOn 31 December The Venetian Macao will welcome guests and visitors to ring in the New Year in style with a free outdoor countdown celebration. The New Year’s Eve Countdown will take place at the outdoor lagoon area of The Venetian Macao with festivities beginning at 8:30 pm with live music from Andy Frasco and the UN and Blue Note who will entertain visitors with their lively blues rock tunes.For the final minutes of 2015, the Venetian Macao will transform into a New Year’s Eve special 3-D light and sound spectacular countdown so everyone can count down together.Go back to the e-newsletter >
Perched atop the Keangnam Landmark72 from the 62nd to 71st floors, InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 is now welcoming guests to enjoy one of its 359 rooms.The capital’s newest hotel is within the wider Landmark72 complex, which comprises retail, commercial and entertainment offerings, including a variety of meeting spaces ranging from 70 to 920 square metres. It is situated close to some of Hanoi’s major landmarks and attractions such as Hanoi Museum, Vietnam National Convention Centre, Garden Shopping Centre and the headquarters of many Vietnamese multinational corporations. The hotel is less than 40 minutes from Noi Bai International Airport.The hotel’s rooms include 34 suites, all offering views of the city skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows from the 62nd to the 70th floors. Club InterContinental guests can also enjoy exclusive access to the Club InterContinental Lounge on the hotel’s 71st floor, one of the largest in South East Asia. Club InterContinental guests can start the day with à la carte breakfast, enjoy all day refreshments, take an afternoon tea service as well retreat for evening canapés and drinks while soaking in the view of Hanoi from over 300 metres above the city.Commenting on the hotel opening, Leanne Harwood, Vice President, Operations, South East Asia and Korea, IHG, said: “Hanoi is truly a booming travel destination in the region, with double-digit year-on-year growth in international arrivals and attracting over four million visitors in 2016 alone. Opening our second InterContinental hotel in Hanoi puts us in even better position to offer top-notch luxury accommodation for travellers in the country.”“The launch marks an exciting time for IHG and for the InterContinental brand as we have made history by welcoming guests to the highest hotel in Vietnam. The InterContinental brand has been offering luxury travel for over 70 years, and we are looking forward to our guests experiencing the sophistication of the InterContinental life at the new InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72,” she said.MICE boostHarwood added that the capital’s MICE profile is boosted by the new hotel opening. The new hotel’s MICE offering comprises of meetings spaces, totalling 2861 square metres with eight function rooms ranging from 70 to 920 square metres. The hotel boasts one of Hanoi’s largest pillar-less ballroom that accommodates up to 1000 people, which is complemented by the largest ballroom foyer (1020 square metres) in Hanoi.Sky-high diningThe hotel’s enviable sky-high location has rocketed Hanoi’s restaurant and bar scene to new heights. Located on the 62nd floor are the hotel’s showpiece restaurants and bars including 3 Spoons, Hive Lounge, Q Bar and Stellar.John Kim General Manager, InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72, said: “The InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 is one of the most impressive InterContinental hotels in the region. Our position at the Landmark72 lets us offer the finest facilities and amenities for both business and leisure travellers to truly experience the glamour of the InterContinental life and we are confident that the hotel will soon become one of the city’s icons of modern luxury travel.”Furthermore, InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 guests will benefit from IHG’s latest connectivity offering, IHG Connect, which makes its regional debut in Vietnam. Recently launched in the US, IHG Connect delivers a faster and more reliable hotel Internet guest experience by combining increased bandwidth and cloud-based Wi-Fi technology. A key component of IHG Connect is the auto recognition feature for IHG’s loyalty members, where guests only need to sign in once to access hotel Wi-Fi at all IHG Connect-enabled hotels. They will automatically be connected for all future visits.