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Grand Lisboa Hotel celebrates Christmas with a seven-foot-tall Christmas Tree in the lobby

[Macau, For Immediate Release] ─ Grand Lisboa Hotel kicked off the festive season with the opening ceremony of the Hotel Lobby Hamper House, and at the same time, unveiled Macau’s tallest Christmas Tree – made entirely of chocolate – a delicious temptation that stands seven feet tall which fills the whole lobby with an enchanting and sweet fragrance.

The event was attended by hotel patrons and guests, media and local partners. Mr William Visser, General Manager of Grand Lisboa Hotel, gave a welcome speech, followed by a walkthrough on the concept and process of making the tree for the media by Norihito Muranaka, Executive Pastry Chef. Last but not the least, exciting moments of the opening ceremony were led by the officiating guests – Ms Rocana Ho (Assistant General Manager – Marketing Card Business Department of ICBC Bank); Mr William Visser (General Manager of Grand Lisboa Hotel); Mr Henry Kong (Hotel Manager of Grand Lisboa Hotel) and Norihito Muranaka (Executive Pastry Chef of Grand Lisboa Hotel).

Norihito Muranaka, has spent decades perfecting the art of confectionary creation in France and Japan, and to celebrate Christmas this year, he and his team have meticulously handcrafted a 7-foot-tall Chocolate Christmas Tree for the lobby. Chef Muranaka and his team of talented pastry chefs created over 150 pine boughs, drizzled white chocolate ‘snow’ over them and sculpted 100 pieces of chocolate Christmas ornaments to decorate the tree. This deliciously designed tree is made of over 250 pounds of chocolate.

Mr William Visser, General Manager of Grand Lisboa Hotel said, “Grand Lisboa Hotel continues to support the local community and has always been committed to promoting the food culture of Macau. It is our pleasure to bring back traditions and become the perfect location and the best place for local citizens and tourists to celebrate the festive season!”

About Grand Lisboa Hotel

Soaring above the heart of Macau Peninsula’s dynamic cultural, shopping and entertainment district, Grand Lisboa Hotel is an iconic architecture inspired by Macau’s lotus symbol and reflecting the city’s history and heritage. Surrounded by the city’s bestloved attractions, the hotel is only a 15-minute and a 5-minute’s drive away from the Macau International Airport and the Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal, respectively, providing total convenience for both travelling business executives and holidaymakers alike. The hotel has over 400 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, featuring plush interiors and unrivalled views that offer an unforgettable experience of luxury, comfort and style. With a wide variety of dining options, including the three-starred French restaurant Robuchon au Dôme, the three-starred Cantonese restaurant The 8, the one-starred steakhouse The Kitchen, and Casa Don Alfonso, the highest Michelin-rated restaurant in southern Italy. Also a paradise for wine lovers, the hotel boasts an extensive collection of over 16,800 labels, the majority of which are rated over 91 by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. For total relaxation and rejuvenation, The Spa at Grand Lisboa offers a comprehensive range of results-driven treatments using the advanced products. The overall leisure facilities also include a stateof-the-art fitness centre, an outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool and a hair salon.

For more info on Grand Lisboa Hotel, please visit: http://www.grandlisboahotels.com/

For media enquiries, please contact:

Ada Chio de la Cruz
VP – Destination Marketing & Brand Strategy
Grand Lisboa Macau
Tel: (853) 8803 7872
Email: adachio@grandlisboa.com

Grace Tong
Senior Marketing and Communications Manager
Grand Lisboa Hotel
Tel: (853) 8803 7870
Email: gracetong@grandlisboa.com

Odelia Kuok
Senior Public Relations Officer
Grand Lisboa Hotel
Tel: (853) 8803 7872
Email: odeliakuok@grandlisboa.com

  • Macau's Tallest Christmas Tree
  • Welcome Speech from Mr. William Visser, General Manager of Grand Lisboa Hotel
  • Toasting Ceremony for the Chocolate Christmas Tree