EASTIN Hotel Penang took its corporate clients back to ancient Greece as a sign of thanks for their longstanding support.
The crowd of around 200 found themselves amongst flickering torches, giant columns, stone statues and toga-clad hotel staff.
Smartphones clicked incessantly as selfie after selfie was taken with the themed setup for the Corporate Appreciation Night 2018.
Social medias profiles updated, the guests helped themselves to the mouth-watering buffet with Greek and Mediterranean flavours.
Dishes such as Spanakopita and Gyros - or spinach pie, and meat wrapped in flat bread respectively - proved as popular as the freshly made seafood pasta laced with chili and olives.
General manager Justin Chew thanked the guests for helping make Eastin one of the leading business hotels in Penang.
Those present were administrative personnel of various companies who had supported the hotel in room bookings, dinners and functions.
“Our RM25mil refurbishment was completed last year and we hope you enjoy the new features.
“You were our treasured partners yesterday, and will continue to be today and tomorrow,” he added in his speech.
Sales and marketing director Choo Chan Chan then lighted up a giant torch alongside senior sales managers Tengku Badli Tengku Mansor, Nornazia Kamaldin and Nicholas Lim to launch the event.
Guests were kept entertained with various activities, including a costume-changing routine that had outfits disappearing in the blink of an eye.
A gold dust painting demonstration saw a local artist transforming a black board into a glittering portrait of the hotel.
There was also Greek dancing, and several rounds of stage games where guests challenged each other in three-legged races, toga tying and staying as still as a statue to win prizes.
The night was capped off by a lucky draw where some took home flight tickets, room and meal vouchers, attraction tickets and other goodies.