25 May 2016

Renaissance Global Day of Discovery digs deep on local experiences

Source: Renaissance Hotels. Light spectacle.
Source: Renaissance Hotels.
Renaissance Hotels, the global lifestyle brand known for helping travellers make the most of their life on the road, will host its fifth annual Global Day of Discovery on June 16, 2016. In bringing Renaissance Hotels’ Business Unusual brand promise to life, nearly 170 Renaissance Hotels worldwide will help guests discover genuine local experiences in and around Renaissance hotels.

Global Day of Discovery activities are as diverse and intriguing as the locations. Covering all facets of local culture, the evening events range from a themed party in a Beijing hutong, to an art installation and a hotel lobby transformed into a floating market. To discover local hotspots, Renaissance experts called Navigators will bring guests to discover the neighbourhood. As varied as the experiences are, they will all invite guests to taste the most authentic flavours in the city.

Source: Renaissance Hotels. A musical performance.
Source: Renaissance Hotels.
Some of the Global Day of Discovery events taking place at Renaissance Hotels in Asia include:

Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel: The hotel will replicate Bangkok’s famous Amphawa Floating Market in the lobby, transforming the space into an interactive hub of activity. Guests can indulge in Thai delicacies, including pad thai and som-tum (papaya salad). While local artists sketch caricatures and demonstrate the traditional skills of glass blowing and fruit carving, Bangkok DJs Burin and Gift OKB will lift the party mood.

Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel: Chinese gastronomy and glamour are on offer at the One Night in Beijing event. Blending classic and contemporary cultures, guests will discover one of Beijing’s famous hutongs within the hotel and experience authentic cuisine and the best in live entertainment. A runway show will also highlight emerging local artists and the latest fashions.

Renaissance Tianjin Lakeview Hotel: A lakeside setting, hot music, cool drinks and local cuisine come together to create Tianjin’s Endless Summer party. Aside from a picture-perfect setting, guests can look forward to DJs, live acts, and culinary surprises as well as popup shops promoting locally-made art and crafts.

Renaissance Suzhou Hotel: In partnership with Suzhou Village, a retail haven and a city landmark, Renaissance Suzhou Hotel has planned an intriguing evening of prizes and surprises. The lineup includes live painting demonstrations from Suzhou-based artists as well as performances from local bands and DJs. Guests can sample traditional dishes, participate in a Village-wide puzzle game, find inspiration at a Red Guard fashion show, or engage with traditional craftsmen using centuries-old techniques to make popcorn and intricate figures from sugar and dough.


Explore the full Global Day of Discovery lineup

Watch highlights from last year’s event
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