Hyatt Regency Kinabalu ushers in 2018 Christmas Celebration with “The Polar Express” themes Christmas Tree lighting ceremony


Marking the beginning of the festive season, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu hosted the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony held in the Lobby Lounge. Hyatt Regency Kinabalu unveiled its Christmas theme for this year, “A Journey to the North Pole”, as a salute to the popular 1985 children’s book written by Chris Van Allsburg – “The Polar Express.”







The Board of Directors, restaurant diners, in-house guests and media friends were in attendance to witness the luminous lighting ceremony. The ceremony began with a lovely speech by the hotel’s General Manager, Thor Gervasi, followed by the official lighting of the Christmas tree, the climax of the event.

The hotel lobby was transformed into a wonderland with a 10-foot Christmas tree featuring train tracks and spectacular fairy lights. The hotel also showcased the engine of a steam locomotive train in The Lounge, train station signage in the car porch area and various white-and blue-themed decorations to show the spirit of the season and centered on the wonder of “The Polar Express”, all were made with recycled items.

“Christmas is all about giving, love and care. At Hyatt, we truly want to share the joy of Christmas with those who are less fortunate than us. This year, we are collecting Christmas presents for the children from the orphanage homes of Care for the Future Malaysia, Good Shepherd and Care Haven. We can make a difference in the lives of the orphans with our simple act of generosity,” remarked Thor Gervasi, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Kinabalu.






Visit Hyatt Regency Kinabalu for the unique Christmas experience from 1 December onwards and join in the various activities organized for in-house guests, as well as patrons, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Listen to the mesmerizing Christmas carollers serenading The Lounge from 22-24 December 2018, from 7:30 PM-8:30 PM.


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