International Women’s Day Celebrations Across Asia
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi – Metropole Hanoi is offering several exclusive dining options to mark International Women’s Day. Wonderland by Le Beaulieu, home to fine French cuisine, is serving a special four-course set menu (VND 2.1 million), with an optional wine pairing (VND 3.5 million). At angelina cocktail bar, whisky lounge and New World restaurant, the exclusive Women’s Day set menu features a three-course meal and a special welcome cocktail (VND 2 million). And Le Club Bar, which overlooks the hotel’s garden courtyard, is offering two exclusive buffets: a lunch buffet (VND 2 million) and a dinner buffet (VND 2.2 million). For more information on these special menus in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, or to make a reservation, contact Metropole Hanoi’s food and beverage department at Tel: 024 3826 6919 ext. 8200
Azerai La Residence, Hue
In Vietnam’s former imperial capital, Azerai La Residence, Hue is marking International Women’s Day with a special menu for couples on March 8. The four-course meal priced at VND 550,000 per person starts with a bowl of French onion soup, followed by Iberico ham, tropical fruit salad, mini mozzarella and carrot jam. The main course offers a choice of pan-fried salmon with teriyaki sauce, radish stew and sauteed baby broccoli or a grilled rib-eye steak, pear potato au gratin and morel sauce. Dessert is a coffee crème caramel. Parties of 10 or more people who order the set menu receive one voucher for a spa treatment at Le Spa (valued at VND 1,360,000), and all guests in the group will receive a free party cocktail. For more information, or to make a booking, contact the hotel directly at +84 (0) 234 3837 475
Alma Cam Ranh
A high heel competition, live music, and movie night under the stars are among the festivities to be staged at Alma Resort to pay tribute to International Women’s Day on March 8. Pink milk tea and cake will be served from 5pm-10pm at the resort’s hip and happening new street style venue Chill’s Snack & Bar featuring two American style food trucks to a backdrop of the resort’s vast amphitheater. Entertainment includes live music by the resort’s resident singer Engie and an acoustic guitarist and competitions such as a high heel competition and a separate high walking competition, with prizes including dessert and discounts on the bill. From 8pm – 10pm Captain Marvel will be screened at the amphitheater under the stars. For more information, or to make a booking, call +84 258 399 1666
Banyan Tree Samui
In honor of the myriad remarkable accomplishments of women around the world, Banyan Tree Spa Samui has introduced a special spa offer throughout the month of March. Any guest or visitor booking a one-hour facial treatment will receive an additional 30-minute complimentary massage of their choice. In addition, a 20% savings applies for any 60-minute journey through the resort’s award-winning hydrotherapy facility, The Rainforest, where they will alternate between saunas, sprays, showers, and a series of water jets, ensuring a rigorous but rejuvenating full-body experience. Ladies are also invited to consider Banyan Tree Samui’s “Tailored for the Senses” promotion, whereby they can create their own wish-list of relaxing spa treatments (90 mins 6,500 THB; 120 mins 8,000 THB; 150 mins 9,500 THB) from the following blissful options: body massage; body scrub; facial; calming bath; and body conditioner. For reservations, call: 077-915-333.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh
The city’s most historic hotel is rolling out a veritable bouquet of events for International Women’s Day, beginning on March 6 from 11am – 3pm with Le Royal’s “Women’s Day Swim & Brunch” which will be hosted poolside and will include a barbeque, Bloody Marys, Champagne, and Lillet Spitz cocktails ($55++ brunch only, $80 with drinks; and $100 with Champagne), as well as pool access. Then, on March 8 from 6pm – 10pm, visitors are invited to a curated menu inspired by the visit of former US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1967. Welcome cocktails will be served to all ladies, and the 4-course dinner set costs just $US58 per head (additional $32 with wine pairings). Meanwhile, in the iconic Elephant Bar, a line-up of female artistes will perform from 7:30pm every evening from March 8pm – 11pm. Promotions include French oysters (US$3 each), and free-flow Mojo wines and Prosecco ($22 for 2 hours). For reservations, call (+855) 23 981 888.