Last April the 29th at Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts made an announcement about their global partnership with a French Bosa Nova band, Nouvelle Vague to create a 24-hour soundtrack for every Le Méridien hotels all around the world, including the one we have here, in Kota Kinabalu. But, that wasn't the only thing exciting happening at the Le Méridien hotel. Coinciding with the global partnership, they also launched Le Méridien brand's new global beverage program, Le Méridien Sparkling, inspired heavily by its European culture.

To celebrate all of these great things, and more great things to come, Le Méridien hotels around the globe will be hosting an event called, Santés, which means, 'to cheer' and the first Santé took place at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur. The first event featured a live performance by Nouvelle Vague. Other Le Méridien hotels will then host Santé events over the next 24-hours as the sun begins to set in their destinations.

Additionally, Nouvelle Vague will embark on a global tour of select Le Méridien hotels and resorts throughout 2014. Following their performance at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, the band will travel to Le Méridien Abu Dhabi on May 8, followed by exclusive performances at Le Méridien Shanghai and Le Méridien New Delhi later this year. The performances coincide with the launch of new Hubs in these destinations. For a full list of tour stops, visit www.lemeridien.com/music or click http://goo.gl/sBzSBv for a sneak peak of Nouvelle Vague’s 24-hour hotel soundtrack.

Signature brand cocktails available at Le Méridien hotels worldwide include: String of Pearls, blueberry and lemon infused Grand Marnier, topped with sparkling wine and garnished with lemon peel strips and blueberries soaked in Grand Marnier; Aperol + Raspberry Spritz, Aperol and homemade raspberry and vanilla soda topped with Prosecco and garnished with a raspberry; and Peaches, Vanilla + Prosecco, peach puree, lime juice, and homemade vanilla syrup topped with Prosecco and garnished with vanilla bean shaving. Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu will also feature a variety of destination inspired sparkling beverages such as Crushed Emerald Projito, Lychee Bellini, Enliven Payato Sling, Fresh Rosemary, Twisted Red Velvet and Oceanus Breeze.