26 – 31 Jan 2019
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
This Lunar New Year, Vietnam’s most storied hotel captures the spirit of old Hanoi with a specially-constructed model tram and a bustling Tet market featuring dozens of stalls selling traditional holiday foods, designer clothing and local handicrafts. This year’s six-day Tet bazaar will be open to the public from 11am to 8pm from January 26 to 31.
The first stop on this year’s Tet market journey at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is the “jingle tram”, located outside L’Epicerie du Metropole, and modelled after one of Hanoi’s iconic bygone trams from the early 19th century. For the first time, visitors can stroll through the wings of the hotel, each of which will be decorated as a different tram stop representing old Hanoi, including “Hanoi Old Quarter”, “Dong Xuan Market” and “Long Bien Bridge.”
More than 15 vendors will take part in this year’s bazaar including Valenciani, Le Thanh Hoa, SHE, Bonpoint, Liti Florist, Nature Queen, Viet Culture, Vivy handicraft, Three tree Jewellry, Huong Jewellry, C-Brewmaster, Fargreen, Orfarm, Truong Hao food, Dai Nam Thai Y Vien and Da Loc.
In addition, a wide range of Tet activities will be on offer such as
• From 11.15 am to 11.30 am on 26 Jan: chung cake workshop with artist Nguyen Duc Toan from Thanh Oai province
• From 11.30 am to 1 pm on 26 Jan: Tet flower arrangement workshop with Liti florist
• From 1 pm to 4 pm on 27 Jan: Tet painting workshop with renowned artist Van Duong Thanh
“We’re looking forward to welcoming guests to our special tram-themed Tet bazaar this year,” said Mr. William J. Haandrikman, General Manager of the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. “Our annual Lunar New Year market is a great place to stock up on gifts and traditional foods before the big day, or just have a browse and soak up the festive atmosphere.”
Tet is the most important holiday in the Vietnamese calendar, marking the arrival of spring and new beginnings. During the seven-day celebration locals practice an array of customs including cooking traditional foods, cleaning out their homes, donning new clothes, visiting relatives, and giving li xi or lucky money to children.
For additional pricing and more information, please contact +84 24 3826 6919 or email [email protected].
| Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi|
15 Ngo Quyen Str, Hanoi
Tel: +84 24 3826 6919