Celebrate with Mandarin Oriental, New York's Holiday Happenings

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Mandarin Oriental, New York announces a festive assortment of holiday offerings to delight and enchant guests of all ages. Packages include I Love a Parade, Hansel and Gretel Holiday Package with the Metropolitan Opera, George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ Holiday Package with The New York City Ballet, Romeo & Juliet Holiday Romance Package, Jingle Tea and Cocoa On-The-Go offerings, and Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve festivities.

Mandarin Oriental, New York is delighted to announce a festive assortment of holiday offerings to delight and enchant guests of all ages.

The hotel's 6,000 square foot Mandarin Ballroom is Manhattan's best kept secret for watching Macy's famous annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. Guests who book the "I Love a Parade" package gain exclusive access to perch 280 feet above the parade's colorful array of floats and balloons passing through Columbus Circle on Thanksgiving morning. Available November 19th-25th, for $809 per night, the package includes:

  • Exclusive ballroom access with Continental Buffet Breakfast and parade views on Thanksgiving Day, November 22
  • Complimentary upgrade to a Hudson River View Room
  • Caramel apples and cider welcome amenity

Mandarin Oriental, New York and the Metropolitan Opera are offering their second annual holiday package. This year, the Met's special holiday presentation is a new production of Engelbert Humperdincks' Hansel and Gretel (sung in English), starring Alice Coote and Christine Schäfer in this beloved story by the Borthers Grimm. The "Hansel and Gretel" package combines prime seating with luxury accommodations at Mandarin Oriental, New York - just steps away from the Met's home at Lincoln Center.

Available December 24, 29, 2007 or January 1, 4, 8, 11, 23, 26, and 31, 2008, the package includes:

  • One night for two adults/two children in a Premier Corner Hudson River View Room with adjoining Superior Room, or one night for two adults in a Central Park View or Hudson River View Room
  • Four orchestra prime seats to the Met's Hansel and Gretel
  • Holiday Afternoon Tea for four in Mandarin Oriental's scenic Lobby Lounge overlooking Central Park

"The Hansel and Gretel Holiday Package" rate for the Corner Hudson River View Room with adjoining Superior Room is $3,550. The package with a Central Park View Room is $1,850 and $1,700 for a Hudson River View Room. This package is subject to ticket and hotel availability. For reservations call +1 (866) 801 8880 or go to http://www.mandarinoriental.com/newyork.

From November 23 - December 30, 2007, Mandarin Oriental, New York is offering a package that includes accommodations and tickets to one of New York City's most beloved holiday traditions - The New York City Ballet's annual production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™. From the moment the lights dim, you'll be transported to a mysterious world of magic and fantasy with marching toy soldiers and the valiant Nutcracker who saves Marie from the Mouse King. With 200 performers, a one-ton tree that magically grows to 40 feet tall, and hundreds of dazzling costumes, George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ is a delight for all. "The Nutcracker™ Holiday Package" includes:

  • One night for two adults/two children in a Mandarin Executive Suite with adjoining Grand Park View Room, or a Corner Hudson River View Room with adjoining Superior Room.
  • Special "Sweet Tickets" to a New York City Ballet performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ which includes premium center orchestra seating, complimentary souvenir book, 10% discount in the gift shop, and a complimentary keepsake photograph with one of the characters from the performance
  • Nutcracker Toy for up to two children ages 12 and under
  • Jacques Torres gourmet chocolate holiday Nutcracker

Package rates range from $2,050 for a Hudson River View Room with Superior Room up to $3,300 for a Mandarin Executive Suite with Grand Park View Room. This package must be booked a minimum of a month in advance and is subject to ticket and hotel availability.

Give the gift of ballet this holiday season with Mandarin Oriental and New York City Ballet's
"Romeo + Juliet Holiday Romance" package. Included are tickets to an encore performance of Peter Martins' new, acclaimed production of Romeo + Juliet with music by Sergei Prokofiev, scenery and costumes by Danish painter Per Kirkeby and danced by New City Ballet and students from the School of American Ballet. This contemporary interpretation debuted last spring to sold-out audiences. Performance dates are January 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, and 15. After the performance, a luxurious night for two in accommodations with complimentary upgrade await at Mandarin Oriental, sited by New York Magazine as Manhattan's most romantic hotel.

Rates range from $1,245 for one night in a Hudson River View Room, to $3,075 for one night in a Central Park View Suite. Additional nights may be booked at prevailing rates. This package is subject to ticket and hotel availability. For reservations, call +1 (866) 801 8880 or go to http://www.mandarinoriental.com/newyork.

Feeling Festive? Create a special holiday memory with Mandarin Oriental, New York's Holiday Jingle Tea. Your private horse and carriage awaits you at the hotel for a jingle bells tour around Central Park. After dashing through the snow, you and your guests will return to Mandarin Oriental, New York for a deliciously decadent Holiday Afternoon Tea in the Lobby Lounge with stunning, scenic 35th floor views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. The Holiday Jingle Tea accommodates up to four people and is priced at $450. It is available to both guests and non-guests of the hotel. Reservations are required and bookings must be made at least one week in advance. For reservations call the concierge desk at +1 (212) 805 8890.

Throughout the holidays, guests can savour the flavor of the season with Mandarin Oriental, New York's signature Jacques Torres cocoa in Traditional, White Hot or Wicked Chilli flavours to-go in sleek keepsake thermoses that will keep guests toasty warm while shopping, carriage riding through Central Park, carolling in Rockefeller Center or seeing the city's array of holiday sites and window displays.

Delicious and festive holiday happenings at Mandarin Oriental and restaurant Asiate provide a variety of options for celebrating the holidays in New York City style. Launch the holiday season this year with restaurant Asiate's Thanksgiving Day Brunch and its mouth-watering array of gourmet dishes. Three seatings are available for adults at $95 and $55 per child.

Enjoy a prix fix, five-course feast in restaurant Asiate on Christmas Eve with the first seating beginning between 5:30pm-6:30pm and the second seating starting between 8pm-9pm for $115 per person. For feasting earlier in the day, Asiate's indulgent five-course, prix fix Christmas Day Brunch will be served from 11:30am-2:30pm.

Ring in 2008 with live music and dancing on the 35th floor Lobby Lounge with passed hors d'oeuvres, mini desserts and New Year's Eve party favors. The cover charge is $150 per person, not inclusive of beverages. There is no cover charge for hotel guests or New Year's Eve guests of restaurant Asiate.

In Asiate, Chef de Cuisine Nori Sugie will craft a grand finale meal to bid farewell to 2007. The first seating starts between 5:30pm-6pm and features a three-course prix fix dinner for $95 per person. The second seating serves a seven-course prix fix menu showcasing Chef Nori's finest creations and includes champagne at midnight - all for $275 per person. The second seating begins between 9pm-9:30pm.

For holiday reservations in restaurant Asiate, or reservations for New Year's Eve in the Lobby Lounge, please call +1 (212) 805 8881.

About Mandarin Oriental, New York
A stunning fusion of modern design with stylish Oriental flair, Mandarin Oriental, New York features 248 elegant guestrooms and suites -- all with breathtaking views of Manhattan and Five-Star hospitality. Luxurious amenities include Asiate, the hotel's elegant restaurant; MOBar created by noted interior designer, Tony Chi; the Lobby Lounge with dramatic views of Central Park; a 14,500-square-foot, Five-Star Mandarin Oriental Spa; and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a 75-foot lap pool. In addition, there is premium meeting and event space, including a 6,000-square-foot pillar-less ballroom with three walls of windows overlooking Central Park. Located in Columbus Circle's Time Warner Center, Mandarin Oriental, New York is in an idyllic location just steps away from world-class dining, shopping and entertainment, including the Broadway Theater District, Lincoln Center, Central Park, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Time Warner Center's collection of upscale retail shops and restaurants.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most prestigious hotels and resorts, currently operating 20 luxury hotels with a further 17 under development in Riviera Maya, Mexico (2007), Beijing, Boston and Hainan Island, China (2008), Barcelona, Chicago, Costa Rica, Dallas, Las Vegas, Macau, Marrakech, and Turks and Caicos (2009), Grand Cayman, Guangzhou, Milan, Paris and Taipei (2010). In total, Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development over 9,800 rooms in 22 countries with 16 hotels in Asia, 13 in The Americas and eight in Europe and North Africa.

Photography of Mandarin Oriental, New York is available to download, in high and low resolution, in our online Photo Gallery.

For further information, please contact:
Tammy Peters
Director of Communications
Telephone: (212) 805 8820


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