Agra, December 2022: DoubleTree by Hilton Agra ushered in the celebration of Christmas with its Christmas tree lighting ceremony with luminaries, guests, and business partners from the city.
The Christmas Tree at DoubleTree by Hilton Agra is unique and carries a collection of local artifacts which is completely handmade. The tree has been made in collaboration with Uttar Pradesh Tourism which helped the hotel connect with about 150 antigens from financially challenged backgrounds despite the amazing talent and art they have. These families have lived on these handicrafts for generations and that’s how the skill is passed upon.
Shyam Kumar, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Agra said, “ At Hilton, we always believe in spreading the light and warmth of Hospitality in the communities we live and work around. The revenue generated from selling these products on the tree directly helps the artisans with no middlemen. Please join us in this noble mission of making a difference in their lives and recognizing their much-deserved talent.”
To spread cheer and welcome the season of joy, the culinary experts at the hotel have also built a larger-than-life Gingerbread house and set the table with Christmas delights ranging from stollen bread, and plum cakes to varieties of festive cookies and mulled wine.
The event kicked off with carols sung by a very talented band of little kids followed by the welcome speech from the General Manager Shyam Kumar to the tree lighting. Soon after Santa Claus entered with a bag filled with chocolates and gifts which excited the bunch of children. Gourmet Christmas feasting was curated by Executive Chef Ameet Rane and his team for the event, displaying an array of delicacies for high tea.