Diwali is India’s most celebrated festival that resonates with the diaspora around the world and falls on the November 12 this year.
London’s Taj Hotel has designed a special Dazzling Diwali package, including spectacular hampers, limited edition menus, accommodation offers, an exciting partnership with Bicester Village and a glittering fireworks display.
Guests can unwind and take in the beautiful surroundings and bright lights of Diwali by settling into the hotel’s traditionally decorated spaces. The Dazzling Diwali Stays package is bookable for both Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences and St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel in the heart of London. The accommodation offer includes 15 per cent off rooms and the special Diwali dazzle runs until November 19. Guests will enjoy an additional 10 per cent discount on food and drinks at the hotel’s popular TH@51 and Kona restaurants too.
For families visiting on November 11 and 12, the hotel will be hosting a magical lantern decorating workshop for children to embrace the celebrations and show off their creativity. This offer is one not to be missed and on the evening of Diwali itself, Taj will be lighting up the courtyard with a glittering firework display to mark the official day of the Festival of Lights.
Guests who are looking for an extra special experience, can book the Dazzling Diwali Package, which includes complimentary dining in TH@51 as well as a 10 per cent discount on the Jasmine Afternoon Tea – Diwali edition, and 10 per cent off any J Wellness Circle treatments. The hotel is partnering with designer shopping outlet Bicester Village for an exclusive Diwali experience. Guests will receive VIP passes to the unique open-air Village, which is home to 150 luxury fashion and lifestyle boutiques and can enjoy a private shopping experience.
The Taj Hotel said: “Food is at the heart of the celebration and this year the hotels will be offering a limited-edition version of its iconic Indian Jasmine Afternoon tea with a menu crafted especially to celebrate the festival of lights.
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“Inspired by the traditional afternoon tea but with its roots firmly in Indian dining culture, guests and visitors to the hotel can indulge in beautifully crafted Diwali themed pastries and delicious savoury treats. The hotel’s restaurant TH@51 will be serving up a menu of Indian Thalis to celebrate Diwali exploring the enchanting flavours of India with North and South regional Thalis, as well as the traditional Satvik and vegetarian Thalis.”
Exchanging gifts is an important part of Diwali as a way of expressing love, gratitude and giving thanks. The hotel will have a selection of carefully curated hampers available to purchase and gift to loved ones. Presented in a gorgeous keepsake hamper, prices start from £30 and will be filled with exciting delights such as artisan chocolates, a traditional Indian sweets Mithai Box, crystal handmade diyas and scented candles – to name just a few.
This year, Taj is the official hospitality partner for the annual Diwali on the Square festivities, taking place in Trafalgar Square on October 29. The team will be preparing elements of the stunning Diwali edition Indian Jasmine Afternoon Tea for over 200 distinguished guests including diplomats, ministers, peers and mayors of different London boroughs at the iconic celebrations.
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Diwali on the Square 2023 is set to see over 35,000 people come together to celebrate the Festival of Lights.
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