In the heart of Vietnam, Tết, the Lunar New Year, is not just a celebration of history and traditions, but also an immersive journey through time.
Renowned architect and hotel designer, Bill Bensley, is set to redefine the Tết experience at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort with an original art exhibition.
This February, guests will be enchanted by a series of immersive activities that unfold the captivating narrative of Vietnam from the 17th to the 22nd Century.
The Artistic Odyssey: “The History of Vietnam (According to Bill Bensley)”
Embark on a visual journey as Bensley showcases approximately 30 whimsical paintings, specially crafted for this occasion. These paintings, displayed at the Bensley Outsider Gallery, will captivate art lovers, offering a unique perspective on Vietnam’s evolution over the centuries.
From early international voyages in the 1600s to futuristic predictions for 2035, Bensley’s inimitable style breathes life into the rich heritage of Danang and Hoi An.
Time-Honoured Traditions and Culinary Delights
Beyond the canvas, InterContinental Danang invites guests to immerse themselves in time-honoured Vietnamese traditions. From the 10th to the 13th of February, the Barefoot Garden will host a Banh Chung Mastery class, unveiling the secrets of crafting sticky rice cakes.
Additionally, the Spirit House will echo with prayers from the 10th to the 12th, providing guests with a spiritual insight into Tết traditions.
For those seeking culinary adventures, the resort offers a diverse calendar of events. From a beachfront barbecue buffet at Barefoot to a Champagne Sunday brunch at Citron, every dining experience promises to bring loved ones closer together.
The Tết Afternoon Tea at Citron, running from the 1st to the 18th of February, invites guests to share auspicious delicacies in an atmosphere of elegance.
Bensley Art Show: Where Art Meets Charity
Bensley’s artistic odyssey doesn’t just stop at the past; it extends into the future. The exhibition culminates with a glimpse into the year 2035, featuring a temple in Danang designed by artificial intelligence and bold predictions for fashion.
Bensley’s advice for the future echoes in his words, “Get out there!” Encouraging exploration of the countryside surrounding Danang, he urges guests to witness the wilderness before it disappears.
Launching on the 11th of February 2024, the Bensley Art Show at the Sky Level of InterContinental Danang promises a unique blend of art and philanthropy. Visitors have the opportunity to purchase Bensley’s artworks, with proceeds generously contributing to charitable causes, including the Shinta Mani Foundation.
The artist himself will introduce his collection to guests on the 9th of February, offering a personal touch to this artistic extravaganza.
Nestled in 39 hectares of lush jungle across four idyllic levels – Heaven, Sky, Earth, and Sea – InterContinental Danang stands as a testament to Bensley’s architectural brilliance.
Connected by a funicular railway and cascading down to a private bay with a 700-metre-long sandy beach, this resort is a masterpiece that propelled Bensley to international stardom. General Manager, Mr. Seif Hamdy, expresses his excitement, stating, “We are thrilled to host this unique show honouring the history of Vietnam in Bill Bensley’s signature style.”
Conclusion: A Tết Celebration Beyond Imagination
As Tết unfolds at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, guests are not merely spectators of history but active participants in an extraordinary celebration that bridges the past, present, and future.
Bensley’s art, traditions, and culinary delights converge to create an unparalleled experience, inviting all to revel in the magic of Vietnam’s cultural tapestry. This Tết, InterContinental Danang promises an enchanting celebration that transcends time.