Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Celebrates Chinese New Year with Special Promotions

Travel News Asia 3 February 2005

The Mandarin Oriental hotel group is offering travellers the opportunity to experience the vibrancy of Chinese New Year, not only in Asia, but worldwide as it celebrates the auspicious occasion in the Chinese lunar calendar. The luxury hotel group is hosting a series of energetic Chinese New Year celebrations and enticing offers to usher in the Year of the Rooster from 9 February 2005.

Spectacular lion dances, Chinese opera costume parades, acrobats, noodle-cooking martial arts and palm reading are just a selection of the activities on offer, from Hong Kong to Miami and London.

The following packages and events to celebrate the occasion are available at eight of the Groups properties:

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Lunar Celebration Package includes deluxe accommodation and breakfast in a harbour view room or suite valid from 4-13 February 2005.
A traditional homemade Lunar New Year Candy Box
Guaranteed views of the Lion eye-dotting ceremony on the 1st day of the Lunar New Year and traditional Chinese activities

The Excelsior, Hong Kong

A Chinese New Year room package will be offered from 8-12 February 2005

A lai see packet with HK$288 food and beverage dining vouchers per stay for guests staying from 8 to 12 February, inclusive, plus a host of other benefits. Includes admission to the Fireworks Rooftop Party for two persons on 10 February, 2005)

Mandarin Oriental, Macau

Chinese martial arts performance in the hotel lobby on 9 February 2005.
Lion dance parade throughout all restaurants and the resort on 9 February 2005.
God of Fortune will distribute traditional lai see packets to diners on the first three days of Chinese New Year, 9 to 11 February 2005.
Traditional Chinese candy box as welcome amenity in every guest room.
Traditional Chinese goodies are available at The Cake Shop.

Mandarin Oriental, Manila

Prosperity parade and lion dance on the streets surrounding the hotel led by city officials
Chinese New Year special menus and giveaway items available from 24 January until 24 February

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

The Auspicious Spring Awakening room package is valid from 28 January to 28 February 2005, whilst award-winning restaurant Lai Po Heen welcomes the Year of the Rooster with various attractions.

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

A lavish Chinese New Year event will be held on 10 February, 2005:
Leaping flames at the entrance of the hotel welcoming over 400 guests to the exclusive Chinese New Year party 
Live cooking demonstrations with noodle-makers 
Traditional dragon dance, palm readers, calligraphy and Chinese acrobats

Mandarin Oriental, Miami

A sumptuous culinary celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year to be held on 10 February, 2005:
Unforgettable dining experiences in Azul, Miamis only AAA Five Diamond restaurant, and at Caf Sambal, the elegant waterfront restaurant.
Champagne reception in the hotels Lobby Lounge on 10 February
Captivating lion dance performance, lively Oriental-style music and Asian artistry

Mandarin Oriental, Washington

Guests can celebrate the Year of the Rooster at Mandarin Oriental, Washington with a Chinese New Year room package that features a traditional lai see and New Year candy.

A food and beverage or spa credit to be used in the hotels dining outlets, including CityZen, Caf MoZu, Empress Lounge and In-room dining or towards a treatment in the spa. Valid daily February 9 24, 2005.

Prices of the above packages are subject to availability, service charge and tax where applicable.

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