This December, the LN Garden Hotel has the pleasure to host the elite international athletes and VIP delegates for the iconic badminton sporting event, the “2018 HSBC BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Tour Finals.” This marks the first time that the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals have been held in Guangzhou, and from December 12-16 the world’s top international badminton athletes will battle to the finals. The LN Garden Hotel is the official catering service provider for the tournament and the host hotel for the athletes and VIP delegates during the week-long tournament.
For any professional athlete, one key to an amazing performance is a healthy meal. By offering selections that are both nutritious and delicious, the hotel’s service team takes pride in helping the athletes fuel up before their important matches. All the menus are prepared and executed in accordance with strict food quality standards and balanced nutrition. A healthy diet consisting of plenty of fruits and vegetables (especially green leafy vegetables), and high-quality proteins (such as lean meats, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds, and legumes) is a part of the tailor-made breakfast, lunch and dinner menus for athletes which is being offered on all the tournament days. Since this is the first time the event has ever been held in Guangzhou, the hotel took this as an opportunity to introduce the distinguished guests attending the tournament and VIP delegates from HSBC and BWF federation to some signature Cantonese dishes including the Barbecued Pork Puff Pastry, Steamed “Siu Mai”, Fried Rice with Preserved Meat and many more.
The Hotel’s service team is enthusiastically executing the responsibility over the consecutive tournament days despite cold weather conditions prevalent in the city, and is offering world-class hospitality and three healthy meals a day for the athletes and VIP delegates during their stay.
On December 10, a ‘Fun Dim Sum’ Workshop was organized an hour before the finals’ draw announcement, which was intended to help release some pressure from the players while providing an experience with Cantonese cuisine and culture. The workshop was led by the hotel’s head Dim Sum Chef Ben Chen, who has over 30 years of culinary experience. Later that evening, an elegant Gala Dinner was organized at the Hotel’s Grand Ballroom which was attended by athletes, HSBC and BWF’s VIP guests and the mayor of Guangzhou. The hotel’s professional chefs and service team expertly executed this elaborate feast for over 350 guests.
This is the second time that the LN Garden Hotel has provided this kind of service for HSBC; the first was an extravagant outside catering for over 5000 guests in 2015. Guangzhou has a storied badminton tradition, having produced eight world champions and two Olympic champions and hosted many important badminton events; hosting the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals is another milestone event for the city. The LN Garden Hotel has a proven track record of hosting large-scale, iconic events for renowned organizations, and has been the strategic venue partner for prestigious international events, including the 2010 Guangzhou Asia Games. In December of 2017, the LN Garden Hotel added a new milestone in its outside catering service by successfully hosting the Gala Dinner for the 2017 Fortune Global Forum, presenting authentic Cantonese and international gourmet dishes to more than 1000 distinguished guests. In September of 2018, the hotel executed outside catering service for the more than 2500 delegates of the 24th World Route Development Forum in Guangzhou, and in the same month also executed the Gala dinner for the 12th Summer Davos Forum in Tianjin. The LN Garden hotel has been a forerunner in executing outside catering for numerous government and international events.