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Thursday, 23 October 2008

Opulent Gourmet Festive Season at The Nam Hai

Stylish Christmas & New Year on Vietnam's Famous China Beach

(Hong Kong, October 22, 2008) - Vietnam's most exclusive oceanfront resort, The Nam Hai, is celebrating Christmas and New Year in decadent style with gala dinners of gastronomic cuisine and premium wines.

The 5-star spa resort starts a season of unsurpassed festive opulence from Christmas Eve, celebrated with mulled wine, stollen and mince pies with carols performed by The Da Nang Church Choir in The Bar and a surprise appearance by Santa to delight youngsters.

Christmas specials are served in The Restaurant, with the resident pianist performing live and a gala Vietnamese buffet is served at The Beach Restaurant priced at US$55++*.

Christmas Day features an exquisite festive dinner paired with prestige wines at US$175++* or US$130++* without wine. Appetiser of river king prawn tartare with caviar introduces the feast, matched with Prosecco Special Cuvee Zonin. Baby red mullet or Parma ham and grilled peach salad follows, with St. Hallett Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2007.

Main course choices are spice roasted organic goose or venison loin on braised root vegetables, with Terrazas, Alto Malbec 2006. Dessert is traditional Christmas pudding with Margan Botrytis Semillon 2006 or a selection of fine European cheeses served with Noval Tawny Port.

Alternatively, a Christmas gala buffet is served at the Beach Restaurant, priced at US$100++*, or US$145++* with free flowing house wine.

New Year's Eve starts in The Open Lounge, with a cocktail party hosted by The Nam Hai, followed by a gala dinner priced at US$175++*, or US$220++* paired with fine wines.

The menu is introduced with Tasmanian Oysters 'Martini' with champagne vinegar and caviar, matched with Taittinger,Brut Réserve NV. Next is seared sea scallop salad or Angus beef tartare with Green Point, Chardonnay 2005.

Main course is roasted lobster tail with pan-fried duck foie gras, or veal tenderloin, paired with Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2006. Dessert is Frangelico & Apricot Bombe Alaska with Varlhona white chocolate crème brulee and sugar roasted plums, with Margan Botrytis Semillon 2006, or Blue Stilton & Pont Leveque with toasted artisan breads, apple calvados jelly, grapes & date compote, served with Noval Tawny Port.

The resident pianist will perform guest's favourite songs throughout the evening along with a saxophonist. The Beach Restaurant alternatively features a gala buffet priced at US$115++* or US$160++* with a bottle of wine of guest's choice from the hotel's special selection.

ARB Band will entertain the guests with their live music and dancing through the night from late hours of 2008 until early hours of 2009.

Amid the unique culture of Central Vietnam, The Nam Hai is in landscaped tropical gardens overlooking the South China Sea, along a kilometre of famous China Beach, voted by Forbes magazine as one of the world's ten most beautiful beaches.   

Just 10 minutes away is picturesque Hoi An, an ancient 'Silk Route' trading port with a rich multi-cultural history and nostalgic streetscapes.

The Nam Hai is managed by GHM, one of the world's leading creators and operators of award-winning, distinctive luxury hotels and resorts, throughout Asia and the USA.

*All dishes are subject to 5% service charge and 10% government tax.

For more information on The Nam Hai Resort and for reservations, visit:

About General Hotel Management Ltd

Established in 1992, General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) is a market leader in conceptualising, developing and operating an exclusive group of hotels and resorts worldwide. With a total of 14 properties in its portfolio and six more in the pipeline, GHM prides itself in providing guests with a distinctive lifestyle experience that is unrivalled. Every GHM resorts and hotels is one of a kind, possessing distinctive concepts and design elements.

GHM's portfolio of properties comprises The Setai, The Datai, The Saujana, The Legian, The Strand, The Nam Hai, Carcosa Seri Negara, The Andaman, The Chedi Club - Ubud, The Chedi - Milan, The Chedi - Muscat, The Chedi - Phuket and The Chedi - Chiang Mai. The Company also provides a full range of hotel management services. For more information about our company, please visit

The Nam Hai Bar overlooking three swimming pools towards idyllic China Beach

The Nam Hai Restaurant

The Nam Hai Pool Villa

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