The Lunar New Year is just around the corner and hospitality professionals have prepared specials for those who are celebrating it. The W Hotel in Singapore has a feast that is worthy of this special holiday. Called Yee Sang From the heart, the main dish includes trout and sea uni in addition to five other dishes such as Fortune Poon-Choy, Steamed Fresh Red Garoupa on Lotus Leaf Ham and Flower Mushroom and other choices. The meal is available for guests who would like to dine in or take their meals to-go to enjoy at home with friends and loved ones. This Lunar New Year Meal is offered from January 20 to February 15 2014. Singapore’s  Fullerton Hotel has a luxury Lunar New Year Package with a courtyard room, an American breakfast, and heritage tours. The package is valid from January 24 to February 8 2014. From Jade, the Fullerton’s Chinese restaurant, champagne jelly, Eight Happiness Gold Rush Yu Sheng and other Chinese culinary treats will be sold from January 10 to February 14.

Fan Dance at the Grand Canal Shoppes in Vegas, photo courtesy of Grand Canal Shoppes

Las Vegas Gift Bags and Lunar New Year Ceremonial Dance

 In the United States, Las Vegas’ Venetian and Palazzos will have a parade and drummers featuring the dragon dance. They will perform throughout both of the resorts. There is also a Year of the Horse display at The Waterfall Atrium & Gardens of The Palazzo. The display will be available until February 16. The Venetian and The Palazzo will feature the theater performance Panda. The show is directed by An Zhao of Beijing. Two shopping centers, Fashion Show and Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo will offer a gift bag to visitors who have a UnionPay card. Asian tourists to America use the bankcard for purchases, and many of these travelers are likely to visit Vegas.

San Francisco Festivities

Festivities for the Lunar New Year or the Chinese New Year, as some people refer to it, will take place in San Francisco as usual. The Lunar New Year Parade has taken place annually since the late 1800’s. It’s held in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The Omni San Francisco Hotel is offering a Chinese New Year package  that includes two bleacher tickets to see the parade. The hotel is only a couple of blocks from the parade route. The package offers guests breakfast for two and free valet parking as well. It lasts from February 14 to February 16 for a rate of $380 a night.