Updated: 2013-12-14 07:15
Former professional basketball star Yao ming (right) is warmly welcomed by John o'shea, general manager of The Langham, Xintiandi.
Stephen antram (right), general manager of Sofitel Xi'an on Renmin Square, welcomes Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue as he arrives at the hotel.
Enjoy the cherished moment
The One Executive Suites managed by Kempinski Shanghai is offering Christmas and New Year's Day package from Dec 21 to Jan 6, including a one-night stay in a superior suite, a breakfast buffet for two, and a special menu at IEins Bistro and Lounge. 021-6157-1688
Wound charity train
The Hilton Shanghai's lobby features a Christmas village which the Wound train will whistle its way through. The annual charity train activity has been held for the past 18 years and is sponsored by the Shanghai Sunrise Charity Foundation. Money raised will be donated to aid Shanghai Renji Hospital. 021-6171-0076
Fairy tale party
Raffles Beijing Hotel invites guests to celebrate Christmas Eve at its Fairy Tale Party on Dec 24, featuring an opulent buffet with turkey and seafood. 010-6526-3388
Hope branches out
China World Hotel, Beijing recently launched the Christmas Tree of Hope event to raise funds for a local school that admits the children of migrant workers.
Fundraising for a library
Park Hyatt Beijing initiated a fundraising event at its tree-lighting ceremony to build a library for a local school to help the children improve their reading.
Chengdu's tallest tree
Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu presented the city's tallest Christmas tree on Dec 4.Green LED lights from more than 100 rooms in the hotel were turned on at the same time, forming a gigantic Christmas tree from the bottom of the hotel to its top on the 36th story.
Choir for orphans
This year Regent Beijing paired up with Bethel China, a charitable organization that helps orphans with visual impairments, to stage in a joint choir performance at its Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
Enjoy Christmas celebrations at the St. Regis Tianjin with live entertainment and surprise gifts. Guests are also entitled to win the grand prize draw.022-5830-9959
Celebrate with seafood
The Peninsula Beijing is presenting a gourmet seafood menu for guests to celebrate Christmas Day, featuring an assortment of gourmet Cantonese seafood dishes perfect for the family. It is available at 688 yuan per person, or 588 yuan per person for a table with a minimum of six people. 010-8516-2888 Ext 6707
Teddy bear afternoon tea
The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin is spreading the spirit of Christmas with a teddy bear afternoon tea during December. Two large teddy bears adorn the hotel lobby along with the city's largest gingerbread construction and the hotel's dazzling, recently lit Christmas tree. Guests can take pictures with these adorable teddy bears and enjoy Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea in the company of friends and family. At the end of December, the teddy bears will be sent to the charity that the hotel supports for kids with autism to make their holiday season even more special. 022-5857-8888