Christmas is coming, and this year nowhere exceeds the feasts and fun of Fusion, Vietnam’s wellness-inspired luxury hotel group.
Fusion Resort Cam Ranh
This beachfront resort in south-central Vietnam is offering a 5-course set menu for Christmas Day including wine pairings and a welcome cocktail. The first course options are: duck confit; lobster & tiger prawn tortellini; or pea & truffle agnolotti, while mains include porchetta or braised oxtail pie. Desserts include sticky toffee pudding and Christmas berry cheesecake. Many of these ingredients come from the on-site Fusion Farm, where guests and children are welcome to collect eggs, and pick their own fruits and vegetables. Meanwhile, those seeking solace after a large Christmas dinner may opt for a re-energizing “natural living” experience at the Maia Spa. On Dec 31, the hotel will host a New Year’s Eve Buffet followed by a Masquerade Ball. Beverage packages include free-flow beer and wine, promising that this will be a countdown party to remember.www.fusionresortcamranh.com
Maia Quy Nhon – A Fusion Resort
With a range of masterfully curated culinary experiences and activities, Maia reflects the distinctive gastronomic identity and true holiday charm of this beautiful coastal town. An exclusive Chef’s Table Christmas Dinner and Christmas afternoon tea experience can be complemented with a Festive spa package and personalized yoga classes, along with an exciting daily children’s programme from Dec 24 to Jan 1. The Chef’s Table Christmas Dinner is priced at VND 1,290,000++/guest inclusive of a Christmas welcome drink, while Sommelier-selected wine pairing is priced at VND 490,000++/guest. A week later, the resort’s New Year’s Gala Dinner will feature live food stations and a selection of artisanal champagnes.www.maiaresortquynhon.com
Fusion Original Saigon Centre
With views across the city, the 24th-floor Miss Thu Restaurant is offering a Christmas Eve Dinner Brunch Buffet starting at 6:30pm, accompanied by live entertainment. And on Dec 25, starting from noon and lasting well into the evening, a Christmas Day Menu will feature a starter of beetroot-cured kingfish, followed by Argentinian beef tenderloin Rossini.
Miss Thu will also host a fabulous New Year’s Eve Dinner. Book the 6-course degustation menu from 18:30 – 22:00 on 31 Dec. The price of VND 1,700,000++ per person is inclusive of non-alcoholic drinks and live entertainment. Detail at https://saigoncentre.fusionoriginals.com/
Fusion Suites Saigon
This Christmas, Fusion Suites Saigon has chosen wood as its showpiece decorative material. From Christmas trees to snowmen and reindeer, everything is meticulously handcrafted from wood – which is also the primary material used in each hotel room to create a comfortable space for guests. A special Christmas menu and specially prepared drinks will be available at Fresh Restaurant, which will also host Christmas cookie decorating sessions for guests.
On Dec 31, Fresh features live music and a countdown party to welcome in 2024, and Champagne will be served to all guests to mark the occasion. www.fusionsuitesaigon.com
Fusion Suites Vung Tau
Located two hours southeast of Ho Chi Minh City on the tip of a peninsula, Vung Tau is a port famed for its seafood, and as such Fusion Suites will be kicking off their festive programme with a sumptuous seafood buffet on Christmas Eve accompanied by a serenading live acoustic band. Those seeking a special celebration for New Year might consider Fusion Suites Vung Tau, where a gourmet buffet with live saxophone performance and lucky draw precedes a fantastic Countdown Party with fireworks at the rooftop bar from 9pm till late. Special Year End Party Packages are optional, including a Sky Pool Package with exclusive access to a private pool on your very own floor. www.fusionsuitesaigon.com
Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion
For those visitors seeking a tranquil retreat with a view to sustainability and nature this Christmas, look no further than Alba Wellness Valley by fusion, situated on the outskirts of the Imperial City of Hue. Forest-themed dinners on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve will feature an authentic Christmas tree and homemade decorations, while the Christmas Day fun will include a Secret Santa. Guests will be invited to join the fun in decorating the scene with natural materials such as wood and stone. Beyond the Christmas celebrations, visitors to Alba will relish the spa and wellness activities, including unlimited access to a natural hot spring, and the opportunity to discover another side of Vietnamese culture at a local artcraft village. www.albawellnessvalley.com
Ixora Ho Tram by Fusion
Seasonal festivities at this southern coastal resort begin on Friday, Dec 22 with stone painting, face painting and gingerbread decorating for kids, followed by Christmas carols in the evening. On Dec 24, a full itinerary of children’s activities are scheduled, before the resort’s restaurant, The Grand Bistro, hosts a set menu turkey dinner. Similarly, a set Christmas dinner on Dec 25 will feature pumpkin soup; truffle & foie gras mousse; barbecue turbot; roast turkey breast; rounded off with a delicious chestnut & maple creme buche.
New Year’s Eve will feature both lunch and dinner set menus, plus the on-site Rosy Nightclub will take guests through till 2am with a fun-filled party atmosphere. Parents will be grateful to note that there is a full programme of kids’ activities on Jan 1. www.ixorahotram.com
Fusion is a leader of wellness-inspired hospitality brands in Vietnam, managing 22 properties in Vietnam and Thailand and expanding to open new hotels and resorts in both countries.
|A WELLNESS GETAWAY: Showcasing some of Vietnam’s most idyllic beaches, Fusion Resort is the epitome of a relaxing beach getaway. Sophisticated accommodations with all-spa inclusive therapies, and breakfast anywhere, anytime, served by a team of Fusionistas.
|REJUVENATE YOUR MIND AND SOUL: Creating the next level in rejuvenation escapes, Fusion Retreats specialise in providing sanctuaries to support both the mind and soul. With a deeper focus on wellness and wellbeing, guests experience recovery and indulgent programmes that include meditation and medical treatment to support their specific needs. Whether it be stress-recovery, supporting injuries and strains to detoxification. All treatments are tailor-made to ensure revitalisation and revival.
|A PLACE FOR THE DARING: No two are alike! Each select property represents the brand with its own individual design and services – original thinking leading to original experiences. Fusion Originals are unique and have bold styles for the discerning traveler. Set in prime locations in Vietnam’s city centres, guests enjoy creative and unexpected spaces along with Fusion’s signature high-quality services.
|BRANDED RESIDENCES by fusion: Fusion Homes’ branded residences elevate developments to an exclusive offering, infusing character & uniqueness through its iconic designs and special character
|URBAN RETREAT: Fusion Suites combines urban locations with a resort experience in the city. With spa or reflexology treatments, breakfast anywhere, anytime options and Fusionistas bespoke service, Fusion Suites provides guests a real retreat from the city.
|A CULINARY ADVENTURE: A focus on culinary experience in special destinations. Maia Resorts offer getaways, filled with exceptional culinary journeys along with bespoke spa treatments. Whilst surrounded by coastal landscapes, guests are exposed to regional and thoughtfully crafted cuisine with local touches and the freshest ingredients.
|A TOUCH OF THE INDIVIDUAL: Located in idyllic destinations in Fusion’s collection, comes original resort experiences with their own feel to fit their surroundings, Hotels by fusion offer truly one-of-a-kind experiences with accommodations and facilities under the management of Fusion Hotel Group.
|BUSINESS WITH HOME COMFORTS: Designed with the business and leisure traveller in mind, HIIVE by fusion provides comfortable accommodations for both long and short-term travelers. Situated in prime business locations, each hotel is created for commercial guests to be productive, with well-deserved home touches.
|COMFORTABLE MIDSCALE IN PRIME LOCALES: GLOW Hotels & Resorts is for travellers seeking avant-garde experiences. Enjoy a simple brand with core services at an attractive price point – without compromising on service or standards. Unique properties in exciting urban locations or exclusive seaside destinations. Don’t just live, GLOW!