KARACHI: Two-week Thai food festival will start on Wednesday here at Beach Luxury Hotel which is expected to be attended by many foreign diplomats posted in Karachi, besides a
large number of local food lovers. The timing will be 7:30 P.M. to 10:30 P.M, says a Press release.
Thai Consul General in Karachi will inaugurate the festival organized by Avari International Hotels Group in collaboration with Royal Consulate Thailand and Thai Airlines. It is one of the series of events being held to celebrate 70th anniversary of Beach Luxury Hotel and on getting the status of four-star hotel after its renovation and up-gradation, said General Manager Beach Luxury, M. Azeem Qureshi at media briefing there, on Tuesday.
Honorary Trade Adviser to Thailand Government in Pakistan, and President Pak-Thai Business forum, Arif Suleman, Media Coordinator of Avari Hotels, Ms. Madiha Owais, Mobin Ansari, Imran-ul-Haq were also present.
M. Azeem Qureshi said the celebrations were kicked off, by holding basant-food mela two weeks back.
He said Avari Hotels had been holding various cultural and other entertainment programmes including food and literary festivals, and basant mela. Earlier, Pakistan, Chinese and Sri Lankan food festivals were held and after the month of Ramadan, Turkish food festival was scheduled. Beach Luxury was one of the hotels which always focused on authentic cuisines for the foodies.
He said Avari Hotels Group through different initiatives had always been working to portrait green and clean Pakistan.
M. Azeem Qureshi said that after Lahore, the dining out culture had reached this mega city of Karachi. Thai food festival also would see a large number of food lovers.
He informed that after China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) hotel business had witnessed 40 percent increase and now one would hardly find a vacant room in four-star and five-star hotels in Pakistan. The increasing occupancy had forced the hotel chains for expansion. Avari International Hotels Group had also come up with a big expansion plan titled Avari Express Hotels. Recently, one had been set up in Multan and soon others would be set up in Faisalabad,
Lahore, Rawalpindi and Koh Marri.