KARACHI: Beach Luxury Hotel is hosting two-week long Thai food festival which kick starts today, 4th April, and is expected to be attended by many foreign diplomats posted in Karachi along with the city’s elite and a large number of local food lovers. The inaugural ceremony will take place at 7:30 in the evening.
Thai Consul General in Karachi will inaugurate the festival organized by Avari International Hotels Group in collaboration with Royal Consulate Thailand and Thai Airlines. It is one of the series of events being held to celebrate 70th anniversary of Beach Luxury Hotel and on getting the status of four-star hotel after its renovation and up-gradation, said General Manager Beach Luxury, M. Azeem Qureshi at media briefing there, on Tuesday.
Honorary Trade Adviser to Thailand Government in Pakistan, and President Pak-Thai Business Forum, Mr. Arif Suleman, Media Coordinator of Avari Hotels, Ms. Madiha Owais, Mr. Mobin Ansari and Imran-ul-Haq were also present.
Mr. Qureshi said the celebrations were started off by holding a Basant-Food Mela two weeks back.
He said, “Avari Hotels has been holding various cultural and other entertainment programmes including food and literary festivals, and a Basant Mela. Earlier, Pakistan, Chinese and Sri Lankan food festivals were also held. Beach Luxury is one of the hotels which always focus on authentic cuisines to cater to the foodies around the nation.
- Azeem Qureshi stated that after Lahore, the dining out culture has reached the mega city of Karachi. The Thai food festival is also expected to see a large number of food lovers.
He further added, “After China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) hotel business have witnessed a 40 percent increase and one would hardly find a vacant room in four-star and five-star hotels in Pakistan. The increasing occupancy has forced the hotel chains for expansion. Avari International Hotels Group has also come up with a massive expansion plan titled Avari Express Hotels. Recently, one has been set up in Multan and soon others would be set up in Faisalabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Koh Marri.”