Santa brings you a Christmas to remember at Mongkok, Hong Kong

by Cecilia Wong - Date: 2007-01-19 - Word Count: 790 Share This!

Hong Kong, 11 November 2006 - It doesn't matter whether you've been good or bad this year, you're invited to celebrate with us at Langham Place Hotel. From a spectacular children's chocolate fashion show to yuletide buffets and exciting New Year's Eve parties, you'll be certain to have fun in style. Santa will also be making a special appearance so make sure you come and say hello!

Chocolate on Parade - Celebrate the start of the festive season with Hong Kong's first chocolate haute couture parade conceptualised and orchestrated by Langham Place Hotel's culinary team. Featuring over 160 kilos of exquisite Lindt chocolate melted and shaped into all sorts of hats, bags, shirts, trousers and dresses and modelled by the children of Mongkok, this parade will both amaze and delight. Chef Teddy will sell home baked ginger Christmas Tree cookies at $20 with proceeds going to the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children.

White Christmas - If you've been dreaming of a white Christmas then celebrate the season at The Backyard where a snowy winter wonderland awaits!

The Backyard comes alive with traditional yuletide treats like Gluhwein, Alpine chocolate fondue and eggnog; perfect to savour while rejoicing the season. Enjoy the freshest seafood and the hottest festive barbecue in town. With an excellent selection of wines, the customary Christmas puddings and fairytale surrounds, The Backyard creates a white Christmas to remember.

Festive Voices - The festive season would not be complete without the wonderful voices of our carollers, Resonance Chanters: Praise U Christian Choir, formed by the students of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. On Christmas Day come to see the choir sing all your favourite Christmas carols and songs to share the joy and peace of the festive season.
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Christmas Cookies - Fresh home-baked Christmas cookies: the perfect gift for the festive season. With a pre-order time of only one day, Chef Teddy will customise your individual giant cookie gift and present it to you in a specially designed gift box.

Post a Letter to Santa - Santa will set up a special post box in December so that children dining at The Place for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner can write a letter to him at the North Pole. Every letter mailed receives an instant prize from Santa's sack. Santa himself will also announce three lucky winners on 24 December (Sun) for great prizes including a Nintendo Game Boy, mountain bike and a $1000 voucher from Toys R Us.

Traditional Festive Fare - Merry Christmas from Chef Lorraine & Teddy and their culinary teams as they dish up a spectacular and sumptuous buffet of yuletide treats. Enjoy all the festive trimmings with fresh baked ham and turkey, roasted vegetables, fruit mince pies, Christmas cake and pudding. During each seating Santa and Santarina will visit The Place with delicious home-made gifts from the pastry shop.

Christmas Dim Sum - Award-winning Chef Tsang has created a Chinese inspired Christmas menu in the spirit of the season. Featuring six flavoursome choices his menu will delight the palate and excite the senses.

Please refer to the attachment for the details of programmes and festive buffets.

The Backyard is located on Level L of Langham Place Hotel Reservation: 3552 3200
The Place is located on Level L of Langham Place Hotel Reservation: 3552 3200
Portal - Work & Play is located on Level 5 of Langham Place Reservation: 3552 3232
Ming Court is located on Level 6 of Langham Place Hotel Reservation: 3552 3300

About Langham
Langham has a legendary hotel heritage dating back to 1865 when the The Langham Hotel in London originally opened as Europe's first Grand Hotel. For 140 years, this flagship hotel has been at the forefront of sophisticated and gracious hospitality. Today, all Langham Hotels worldwide inherit the same philosophy that reflects elegance, continuous innovation and genuine hospitality creating a truly unique hotel experience

About Langham Hotels International:
Langham Hotels International (LHI) features six properties with over 2,700 rooms in five gateway cities across the four continents, namely, London, Boston, Hong Kong (2), Melbourne and Auckland. In each city Langham Hotels is associated with the prestigious "The Leading Hotels of the World" group which represents some of the world's finest luxury hotels.

LHI is wholly owned by Great Eagle Holdings Limited a publicly listed company (HKSE: 41) which was founded in 1963 and was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972.

Cecilia joined Langham Place Hotel in June 2006. Prior to her appointment she was Public Relations Manager at the Intercontinental Grand Stanford in Hong Kong for 2 1/2 years. She has also worked in marketing and research roles within the travel industry and for marketing agencies and financial institutions. Cecilia holds a Master of Commerce in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and is a graduate of The University of New South Wales, Australia.

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