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This Christmas, UK party planners are saying out with the old and in with new


Sep 26, 2011 | Blog

Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts has seen an increase in demand for unique, themed events rather than the standard three-course Christmas dinner with DJ.

Manju Goel, UK Director of Sales & Revenue at Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts, said: “We’ve found that people are looking for something a bit different this year. They’ve done the same party year after year and now want to offer their clients or staff a new, fresh experience.”

To answer that demand, the contemporary hotel group developed a variety of unique party options. Park Plaza Riverbank London is offering Bollywood Christmas Party Nights by teaming with Madhu’s, one of the UK’s favourite South Asian catering companies, to offer a Bollywood theme, private room hire and three-course themed menu as well as a DJ.

In keeping with its unique Baker Street theme, Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes hotel is offering Murder Mystery Dinners where guests join with professional actors to solve a light-hearted, Victorian-era “who-dun-it.”

Or, for those who want to create their own unique event, Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts’ professional event planners can help create a wholly unique, themed event in private function space with capacities for up to 1,400 guests.

“We haven’t forgotten the traditionalists either,” Goal said. She said for those who favour an event steeped in English Christmas tradition, each of Park Plaza’s 10 UK hotels are also still offering a choice of traditional dinner dance parties to festive team lunches.

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