Connecting You to our Destinations! Experience local festivities with Amari – Festivals bring people from all walks of life together and are great ways to learn more about the culture of a community. To help immerse guests in what makes our locations special, Amari is excited to introduce the various celebrations and festivals held across our destinations throughout the first half of 2017, to help travellers with their vacation planning.
For those who might have missed celebrating the New Year in January, there’s still a chance do it in April!
Songkran in Thailand – Amari offers great locations to join in the Thai New Year festivities!
Songkran is the coolest celebration in Thailand, taking place from 13 to 15 April. For the Thai New Year, water symbolically represents a fresh start. On the streets, people swing their water buckets and aim their water pistols at everyone in their sight to celebrate the festival. This three-day festival is ideal to have fun with friends and family. Whether exploring Songkran in the vibrant cities or at the beach destinations, guests can stay at Amari Watergate Bangkok, Amari Koh Samui, Amari Hua Hin, Amari Vogue Krabi, or Amari Phuket. Amari is now offering the ‘Super Saver Package.’ Enjoy complimentary room upgrades, discounts on food and beverage and spa treatments, round trip transfers, late checkout and much more! Price starts from THB 5,850++ per night (approximately USD 167).
Pohela Boishakh in Dhaka – Experience the colour of the Bengali New Year at Amari Dhaka
In Bangladesh, Pohela Boishakh marks the first day of the New Year in the Bengali calendar. It is celebrated on 14 April with full glory and a riot of colours. Put on a traditional costume, taste Panta Ilish, a popular rice-based dish, enjoy the local rhythm, visit the fairs and be amidst an ocean of colourful processions and parade of cultural sculptures. If you’re the type of traveller who wants to experience the authenticity of a city with the comforts of a great hotel, Amari Dhaka is the place to be. From now until 30 December 2017, guests will get a complimentary upgrade to the next room category at Amari Dhaka, only when they book directly with Amari.com. Price starts at USD 150 ++ per night.
For those who want to experience unique events like no other, Buriram and Phuket are calling with their festivities!
Amari Buriram United introduces the phenomenal Phanom Rung Historical Park Festival
3-5 April marks the dates to experience an event like no other as the sun rises on spectacular Khmer style temple, Prasat Phanom Rung. During these specific days, witness the awesome spectacle of the rising sun shining through the 15 aligned doorways to create a perfect line of rays along the sanctuary architecture, revered by locals to be the ’gateway to heaven’. Make a trip to Buriram even more memorable with a stay in the only football-themed hotel in Thailand, Amari Buriram United. When reserving directly on Amari.com guests will enjoy a complimentary room upgrade. Package price starts from THB 3,195++ per night (approximately USD 92).
Amari Phuket introduces the rare and exotic Baba (Peranakan) Wedding Festival
Known in Phuket and Southeast Asia as Baba, the Peranakan, descendants of Chinese immigrants who came to work on the island’s tin mines back in the 19th century, has an age-old tradition called the Baba Wedding. To conserve this heritage and tradition, the Phuket Baba Wedding Festival is revived annually in the middle of June. With the vintage Sino-Portuguese mansions in the Old Town as a backdrop, experience the colourful celebration and see the brides and grooms in striking traditional costumes, a lively carriage and parasol parade, and the exchange of wedding vows. Amari Phuket’s Uncovered Package will make the experience more enriching with a 3-night stay in a Superior Ocean Facing room, a special welcome gift, half-day guided tour of Phuket Old Town, private cooking class, 20% discount at restaurants and Breeze Spa, late check-out until 16:00 and a farewell gift. Package price starts from THB 28,424++ (approximately USD 811).
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