Sunday , February 25 2024

Discover ‘A Brief History of Vietnam’ and celebrate Tet at InterContinental Danang


A display of 30 original artworks during the Tet holidays will transport guests on a journey through the past, present and future of Danang and Hoi An at InterContinental Danang.

Tet is an enchanting time of the year to experience the rich history and cultural traditions of Vietnam. At InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, maverick architect and hotel designer Bill Bensley will enable guests to traverse time with an original art exhibition.

A series of immersive and innovative activities at InterContinental Danang will delight adults and children alike this February. Photo courtesy of InterContinental Danang

A series of immersive and innovative activities at InterContinental Danang will delight adults and children alike this February. Photo courtesy of InterContinental Danang

“A Brief History of Vietnam (According to Bill Bensley)” from the 17th to 22nd centuries will feature 30 whimsical paintings that Bensley has created especially for this occasion.

Visitors can discover the time-honored Vietnamese tradition of making sticky rice cakes with a Banh Chung Mastery class in the Barefoot Garden from Feb. 10 to 13, and Prayers at the Spirit House will immerse guests in the spiritual traditions of Tet from Feb. 10 to 12.

Every day from Feb. 1 to 18 the Tet Afternoon Tea at Citron will come with a selection of delicacies.

Travelers can unwind in elegance, watching the ocean, at the L_o_n_g Bar and sip handcrafted Vietnamese Dynasty cocktails.

One of the paintings that will be exhibited at the InterContinental Danang this February. Photo  courtesy of InterContinental Danang

One of the paintings that will be exhibited at the InterContinental Danang this February. Photo courtesy of InterContinental Danang

There will be a full calendar of culinary occasions and celebrations ranging from an upbeat barbecue buffet dinner on the beach at Barefoot to a sparkling champagne Sunday brunch at Citron.

For the full list, see the English version of the resort’s Tet brochure here.

Tet art lovers can discover the rich heritage of Da Nang and Hoi An through Bensley’s collection of vibrant contemporary paintings.

From the early international voyages to Vietnam in the 1600s to the start of trading with Europe and Korea in the 1700s, ships venturing as far as southern Chile in the 1800s, and the departure of the French in the 1950s, this artistic history is depicted in Bensley’s irreverent and inimitable style.

The exhibition then offers a glimpse 100 years into the future with a temple in Danang designed by AI and a bold prediction for fashion.

The Bensley Art Show will be launched at the Bensley Outsider Gallery, a dedicated exhibition space on the top floor at the InterContinental Danang, on Feb. 11 to coincide with the Lunar New Year, and will run until April 30. Photo courtesy of InterContinental Danang

The Bensley Art Show will be launched at the Bensley Outsider Gallery, a dedicated exhibition space on the top floor at the InterContinental Danang, on Feb. 11 to coincide with the Lunar New Year, and will run until April 30. Photo courtesy of InterContinental Danang

Visitors will be able to buy the artworks with the proceeds going to charitable causes, including the Shinta Mani Foundation, of which Bill is the co-founder and biggest supporter.

The artist will also host an exclusive talk titled “The Light-Hearted Works of Bill Bensley” at the Moulin Rouge on February 9.

Seif Hamdy, the resort’s general manager, said: “We are thrilled to host this unique show honoring the history of Vietnam in Bill Bensley’s signature style. Our resort strives to give our guests unique, authentic and entertaining experiences that also communicate the richness of Vietnam’s culture, and this show delivers on all fronts.”

Nestled in 39 hectares of lush jungle across four levels – Heaven, Sky, Earth, and Sea – all connected by a funicular railway and cascading down to a private bay with a 700-meter-long sandy beach, InterContinental Danang was the architectural project that propelled Bensley to international stardom.

It is also one of Vietnam’s most acclaimed beach resorts and an enchanting place to stay and celebrate Tet in 2024.

For more information and to enjoy a Lunar New Year escape at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, contact 0236 393 8888 or click here.

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