Phuket, Thailand – Indulge in a festive adventure and discover the charm of the holiday season throughout December at InterContinental Phuket Resort with a luxurious afternoon tea, a scrumptious brunch, an exclusive dinner, and many more exclusive activities devised with the theme of “Himmaphan Forest” in mind.
The forest is featured in Traibhumikatha, a classic and ancient Thai Buddhist cosmology legend. The cosmology is brought to life as the main inspiration behind the resort’s architecture. The legendary forest is situated in Mount Meru where mythical creatures and sacred beings dwell while the sacred Anodat pond lies in the center of the forest and flows out in four directions, giving fertility and abundance throughout the forest. Surrounding the pond are five skyscraping mountains namely Sutatsana, Jitta, Kala, Kantamat, and Krailas, all of which serve as inspiration for the resort’s festive programme as well.
During Christmas and New Year, InterContinental Phuket will fuse ancient Thai imagination with culinary creations and exclusive activities as follows:
“Festive Celebration” (December 1-31, 2021)
The Himmaphan Forest serves as the inspiration for the celebratory meals throughout December (except for December 24, 25, and 31) at Pinto, a Thai restaurant that honors and does justice to local recipes of Phuket Old Town, and Jaras, a contemporary Thai restaurant that is located on the Naga (beachfront) side of the resort. Both will be serving up delicious dishes from fresh local ingredients with a side of liveliness and stunning sunset of Kamala Beach from 12.00 to 22.00.
Luxuriate over some dainties with Himavana High Tea which consists of snacks, sweets, and a premium selection of tea that you can enjoy in the afternoon every day at Devas’ Lounge from 14.00 to 17.00 for the price of B750++ per person.
Rejuvenate your body and soul to usher in 2022 with a fresh start at Sati Spa with “The Secret of Kinnaree Treatment” and “Mythical Himmaphan Promotion”. Restore balance to your body and mind and turn the clock back on your skin through crystal therapy, gentle chakra massage, and other holistic approaches to well-being. Therapists will be pampered with HARNN products, a leading Thai skincare brand, made from natural ingredients to deeply nourish and relax your body and mind in its entirety.
Little guests can enjoy Kids Christmas & New Year Activities at Kids Club such as Christmas tree origami, DIY snowman, gel candle workshop, batik painting, New Year greeting card crafting, or enjoy fun movies on Christmas and New Year with Kids Movie Time.
‘Tis the season of giving, therefore, guests can spread joy to 205 children in Kamala through the collaboration between InterContinental Phuket Resort and Kamala Kindergarten School in Wish Upon A Star! campaign. The children’s wishes have been hung on the Christmas Tree which stands in the resort’s spacious and elegant lobby. Guests can help make their wishes come true by donating gifts to them. The Wish Upon A Star! campaign starts from December 8 to January 2, 2022. The resort will forward gifts to the children on January 2, 2022, in time for them to celebrate Thai Children Day, with big smiles.
On Christmas Day and New Year Day, InterContinental Phuket Resort will offer a celebratory gathering for families and friends to enjoy the best of the year together. Five food events, inspired by five mountains surrounding Himmaphan Forest and sacred Anonat pond. The festive fare that awaits revelers include Seafood on Ice served on an icy mountain with zesty dips, a variety of perfectly grilled and succulent steaks, slow-cooked whole turkey, fresh oysters with chili sauce and acacia, various Thai dishes, and many more favorite dishes. They will be served alongside a beautiful and lively view of Kamala beachfront, groovy music from the DJ station, and free-flow champagne.
The real festivities start on Christmas Eve, December 24, with sharing menus inspired by Mount Sutatsana at Jaras Restaurant or inspired by Mount Jitta at Pinto Restaurant. On Christmas Day, December 25, indulge in Christmas Day brunch inspired by Mount Kala at Jaras with free-flow wine or champagne, which is followed by Boxing Day Brunch also at Jaras to fill your happiness to the brim.
Usher in 2022 in style, on New Year Eve, December 31, at Jaras with a party and international cuisines. The celebratory night will culminate in a countdown party which takes place from 23.00 to 1.00 at Kamala Beach. A spectacular firework will light up the midnight sky to welcome the New Year.
Start the first day of 2022 on January 1, with alms giving ceremony conducted at Heaven Pavilion from 7.45-8.45, and enjoy a special lunch to welcome the New Year in style at Pinto restaurant, inspired by Anonat pond theme.
For those who wish to celebrate the season of happiness with an exclusive experience, InterContinental Phuket offers Rediscover Phuket program. There is a wide range of activities on offer, ranging from a cooking class, a champagne cruise, a barbecue party on a yacht, or a ride on Lamborghini to enjoy the view of Andaman Sea before boarding a helicopter to enjoy Phuket from a breathtaking height. A truly spectacular way to celebrate this festive season and start the New Year with a once-in-a-lifetime touch.
Find more information or make a reservation at https://phuket.intercontinental.com/festive-season or call 076 629 999.