Night market a hit
The Samoa Hotel Association (S.H.A.) first ever Hotels Night Market proved to be a hit with locals and tourists alike on Friday 5th May at the S.T.A. Cultural Fale.
Avid foodies were treated to a wide selection of delicious dishes by S.H.A. Member hotels; Amoa Resort Savaii, Bayview Resort, Moanalisa Hotel’s Palusami Restaurant, Tanoa Tusitala Hotel and the Taumeasina Island Resort.
Samoa Beverage Company was also on board to provide the crowds with their refreshing range of beverages.
Amoa Resort Savaii General Manager Elisabeth Siaosi commended the S.H.A. for organizing the event; "It was a wonderful experience to bring our famous Mongolian B.B.Q. to the people of Apia and our team had a lot of fun showing everyone what Amoa Resort Savaii is all about.
Our Mongolian B.B.Q. is not a traditional Samoan style of Samoan cooking however all our diners were able to sample some of Savaii’s freshest ingredients including Palmalau from Satupateia & organic lamb from Lalolamalava.
We also sold homemade Coconut & Manioka Slice and Misiluki Cream Pie which was very popular + organic Savaii niu! We hope to support more events like this and thank you to the S.H.A. organizing team for giving us the platform alongside with Bayview Resort hotel cuisine from Savaii".
Aside from raising awareness and promoting what the local hotels have to offer; the S.H.A. Hotel Night Market is one of many initiatives that the association have created in the hopes to raise funds to implement their Marketing and Events plans whereby main objectives are to increase activities, increase destination appeal and increase occupancy rates.
Attendees were also treated to a special performance from the World Hip Hop and Australia’s Got Talent finalists the ‘Academy of Brothers' as well as serenaded throughout the evening by the famous Sinalei Reef Resort String Band.
S.H.A. wishes to thank their partners Samoa Tourism Authority, Savaii Samoa Tourism Association, Aga Reef Resort, Jetz Rentz, Orator Hotel Le Tatau Spa and the Ministry of Police.
Congratulations to the Grand Prize Winner Kevin Hartin of Asaga Savai’i who won 2 nights stay at the Aga Reef Resort, 2 day car rental from Jetz Rentz and a spa voucher for 2 from the Le Tatau Spa Orator Hotel.
Look out for the next Hotels Night Market in June!