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A star-studded festive line up unveiled at Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius

A star-studded festive line up unveiled at Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius

Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius has unveiled its greatly anticipated festive season highlights, all of which are stylishly blended into a bohemian reverie theme. This year, the resort will host internationally renowned celebrities and DJs, including BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw, The X Factor favourite, Christopher Peyton and global nomad Scarlett de la Torre, to further cement the resort’s highly anticipated White party on 29 December and New Year’s Eve gala as an exclusive events in the Indian Ocean. Over the festive season, guests will enjoy bespoke gourmet experiences and world class performances both under the stars and on the sands of the beautiful Trou d’Eau Douce Bay.

The festive season at Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok is ignited by the annual tree lighting ceremony of the Banyan Tree. Guests are invited to gather around the tree and raise a toast to the upcoming festivities whilst carols are sung by a local choir. Guests staying at the resort from the 8th December can also enjoy a series of culinary delights across the resort at each of the fine dining and contemporary restaurants, from a seafood buffet at Le Bazar, private dining at Republik Beach Club & Grill hosted by Executive Chef Emmanuel Pauliat to a bespoke Winemaker Dinner offering different vintages of Dom Pérignon complemented by a five course menu that includes caviar, oysters, pata negra ham and fresh lobster.

In the bohemian of atmospheres, guests are invited to sip sundowners each evening at Republik bar to the sound of cool beats courtesy of international DJ superstar, Scarlett de la Torre. For Christmas Day, guests can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime Christmas experience on the resort’s private island, Ilot Mangénie, as the hotel is set to prepare a festive barbeque on its pristine sands.

To dispel post-Christmas blues, Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa will host a spectacular calendar of events to be attended by the jet set from the 29th December 2017 to 7th January 2018:

Under the Stars 

29th December: White party at Republik Beach Club & Grill
On the 29th December the resort will transform into a chic beach bohemian paradise with white decorations and glamorous cabanas draped elegantly and spectacularly across the resort. Epitomising laidback luxury, the resort’s signature white theme works in harmony with the island’s white sands and contrasts beautifully against the glistening backdrop of the Indian Ocean. As the sun sets, whilst guests are sipping on the champagne, international renowned DJs will take centre stage with Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw, taking to the decks from 9pm.  Internationally acclaimed vocalist Christopher Peyton, resident at Blue Marlin Ibiza, will join Grimshaw on stage to complete the truly memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

31st December: New Year’s Eve Gala
New Year’s Eve under the stars will start with a mouth-watering culinary feast at Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa which will see guests indulge in wonderfully lavish cuisine from all corners of the world including Japanese and Indian specialties. On the menu, delicacies will include pan-fried foie gras, salmon cooked in salt crust and a magnificent seafood display with the resort’s famed lobster smoked with cognac. Meanwhile, at the resort’s trendy Republik Beach Club & Grill, a five-course set menu will be on offer serving the chef’s specialities such as a seafood platter, duck and foie gras shawarma and a flamboyant baked Alaska for dessert. Republik Beach Club & Grill will also showcase live music with the songs from the 70s and 80s.

As the stroke of midnight approaches, guests are invited to celebrate New Year with the stars with the ‘Disco Glam’ party at the Belvedere (the main stage for the evening festivities). Inspired by Studio 54, the main lobby as well as restaurants Le Bazar, Safran and Kushi, will be transformed into a massive dancefloor complete with retro decorations and vintage motifs. Nick Grimshaw will once again take to the stage and ring in the New Year with an extravagant countdown for a celebration not to be missed. A champagne bar serving vintages from Veuve Clicquot to Dom Pérignon will also be displayed in the hall throughout the night.

For the exclusive New Years’ experience, guests of Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa have the option to privatise the hotel’s secluded island, Ilot Mangenie, for an intimate dinner under the stars. An entirely bespoke menu, including homemade pasta with fresh lobster and local sea urchins, wagyu beef tenderloin with truffles, and 20 year old rum flambéed Victoria pineapple with caramelized sugar, will be on offer. Moreover, a Dom Pérignon butler will be on hand to serve chilled, vintage Champagne throughout the evening whilst the special guests enjoy a spectacular fireworks display along with a private DJ set to play the guests’ own curated playlist for a truly personal and paradisiacal New Year’s Eve. When guests wish to return to reality in the early hours of 2018, a private speedboat will be waiting to escort them back to the main island.

On the Sands 

1st January: Private Island Getaway
Recover from the night before in complete seclusion on the resort’s private island Ilot Mangénie. Reserved exclusively for guests, the 3.5-kilometres of white sand and lush vegetation is a great tranquil hideaway for the first day of the New Year. Guests can book one of the five private beach cabanas, all of which are nestled in a secluded area on the island, for the day with their loved ones. Each of the cabanas has a personal butler on hand to take care of guests every needs and book tailor-made experiences. Beneath one of the island’s elegant cabanas guests can enjoy a gourmet showcase with delicious truffle pizzas and refreshing tropical salads.

3rd January: Island Rehab beach party
New Year celebrations continue on the sands with ‘Island Rehab’ - a non-stop 12 hour party on Ilot Mangénie which will see international stars and the local talents perform from noon to midnight. Dance music vocalist and one of The X Factor 2016’s favourites, Christopher Peyton, will be bringing an Ibizan vibe to Le Touessrok as he jets in from Blue Marlin to perform live. Winner of two MTV Music Awards including “Best Instrumental” in 2011, Nebat Drums, will take to the decks to spin an eclectic mix of Afro House and Tribal Electro and impress guests with his world class battery skills on the drums. After dark, the talented French DJ, Simon Sims, will play an unforgettable house music set, swiftly followed by DJ, David Jay. One of the highlights of the event will be a “Burning Man” themed fashion show as organised by Scarlett de le Torre; the resident DJ of Burning Man. The ‘Island Rehab’ event will embody decadence, creativity and self-expression against the breath-taking crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean.

For those wanting to detox further and start the New Year in complete relaxation, CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa is set to offer new festive treatments, for example, guests can start the new year younger with CARITA’s new Neomorphose anti-wrinkle facial which sees long lasting results from the first treatment. Alternatively, CHI, The Spa’s new aroma body massages combines aromatic application techniques with manual pressures and varying rhythms to encourage the release of stress and encourage deep revitalisation – great for post New Year partying.