Indian travellers celebrating the Diwali Hindu New Year in
Queenstown will feel right at home when Novotel Queenstown
Lakeside celebrates the five-day festival of lights from
Sunday. The hotel's lobby and restaurant will be decorated
with candles and rangoli motifs.
Indian sweets, such as rava ladoo, gajar ka halwa and besan
ladoo, will be offered at breakfast time.
Guests will also receive a personalised welcome card from
general manager Jim Moore, as well as a small platter of
Novotel introduced translations of welcome kits, menus and
business cards, Indian meals in the restaurant, Indian
adapter plugs, television channels and newspapers, and staff
learn basic Indian greetings and cultural practices.