Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley Welcomes the Year of the Rabbit 2023 with a Roaring Lion Dance

To mark the Year of the Rabbit - known as the luckiest animal out of all twelve Chinese zodiac signs - Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley unveils select auspicious experiences for sharing good fortune and blessings
January 9, 2023,
Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, U.S.A.

Lunar New Year is a time to celebrate tradition and joyful family reunions with a grateful spirit. Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley welcomes the Year of the Rabbit with celebrations and unique Hotel experiences throughout January 2023.

The Hotel will offer guests themed, personalized in-room amenities during the Chinese New Year designed to provide them with memories, plus a traditional lion dance, and a themed hand-crafted cocktail in Quattro Bar.

Lunar New Year Cocktail

Discover a unique Lunar New Year handcrafted cocktail by the mixologists at Quattro bar that is a delectable concoction of fig-infused Hendricks, cranberry juice, St-Germain, and truffle honey.

Lunar New Year in Room Pastry Amenity

Special in room amenities from pastry chef Guillermo Soto Torres include a themed, red colour sugar cookie envelope filled with chocolate gold coins, strawberry verbena macaron, and chocolate bonbon.

Auspicious Traditional Lion Dances to Start a New Year

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley will officially welcome the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit with the awakening of the lion performances. Hotel guests will gather to watch the colourful Chinese New Year festivities and to celebrate auspicious new beginnings. On Friday, January 27, 2023 at 5:00 pm, Adora Manalo, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto; Lisa Yarborough-Gauthier, Mayor of East Palo Alto; Jeff Liu, Acting Chief of Police at East Palo Alto; and Michelle Goudeaux, Director of Property Management-University Circle will officiate the lion eye-dotting ceremony to celebrate the start of a prosperous new year ahead. More than a dozen energetic lion dance performers trained to the renowned Yau Kung Moon discipline will dance to the beat of gongs and drums, while weaving their way through the Hotel’s courtyard and march down the palm-treed front drive, dancing around the fountain, and marching towards the Hotel’s entrance. With strength, gracefulness, and speed, the lions shall perform stunts to collect lettuce, a symbol of wealth and good luck, sharing blessings of good fortune and luck with guests.  

East Palo Alto’s newly elected Mayor Lisa Gauthier shared her excitement about the event and said, “We are thrilled to bring in the Lunar New Year alongside our Asian and Pacific Islander brothers and sisters. A new year means a new opportunity to accomplish great things together. We are looking forward to a prosperous year and are delighted to take part in this wonderful event. The City of East Palo Alto wishes everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year abundant blessings and a year of good health, prosperity, and happiness."

On this occasion, Adora Manalo, General Manager of the luxury hotel says, “The team at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley and I send our warmest wishes to all those who will be celebrating the Lunar New Year this year on, January 22, 2023.  Here in the Bay Area and around the world, people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent will welcome the Year of the Rabbit. In the Chinese culture, the rabbit is known to be the luckiest out of all the twelve animals. It symbolizes mercy, elegance, and beauty – attributes that I hope will continue to guide us as we work towards serving our guests and the community.”

She further adds, “To everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year, we wish you joy, good health and prosperity.”