Everyone is hoping to get the Chinese rich to spend.
With the upcoming Lunar New Year, luxury hotels in China are putting together ultra-exclusive dinner experiences to help their high-end customers celebrate the New Year.
The luxury Crowne Plaza South in Suzhou offers a super deluxe Chinese Lunar New Year dinner package for 388,888 yuan (US$59,080).
Considered one of the most expensive New Year’s Eve dinners in the country, it includes dinner for eight on Feb. 2, traditional Suzhou entertainment during dinner, one night’s stay in the presidential suite, and the use of a Hummer.
The 10-course gastronomy includes exotic and fancy dishes like Ah Yat Abalone, braised white truffle with shark fin and stewed wild honeycomb with bird’s nest.
The hotel has received a number of inquiries and a customer who is likely to book the package is already in contact with hotel catering.
These ultra-expensive New Year’s Eve dinners are also being offered by other hotels in China.
Landison Plaza Hotel Hangzhou in Zhejiang has a similar dinner package for 199,000 yuan (US$30,215). It includes a luxury dinner, stay in the presidential suite and traditional performances that reflect Hangzhou culture, such as a tea ceremony and music played on traditional stringed and woodwind instruments.
“The package is exclusive and only available to regular guests who have certain requirements,” said Lao Xiaoxian, a marketing executive at the hotel.
Regular New Year’s Eve dinner at the hotel is priced from 518 to 998 yuan (US$79 to US$152) per person.
photo credit: crowne plaza suzhou