Mandarin Oriental, New York Celebrates Chinese New Year with a Symbolic Afternoon Tea of Togetherness

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In celebration of Chinese New Year, Mandarin Oriental, New York invites guests to enjoy what has become an annual tradition at the hotel during the Chinese New Year -- the "Afternoon Tea of Togetherness."

Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea of Togetherness at the Lobby Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, New York

In celebration of Chinese New Year, Mandarin Oriental, New York invites guests to enjoy what has become an annual tradition at the hotel during the Chinese New Year -- the "Afternoon Tea of Togetherness".

Served in the scenic Lobby Lounge, the Afternoon Tea of Togetherness features a selection of dim sum made with foods symbolizing togetherness and all good things for the new year ahead. The Jade Vegetable Dumpling signifies happiness, good fortune and liveliness. An Emperor Pork and Watercress Wonton symbolizes strength, wealth and close family ties, while the Mandarin Shrimp and Mango Roll represents togetherness and good luck. The Year of the Dragon Duck Wrap symbolizes cleverness, prosperity and joy. This selection of Chinese New Year dim sum is deliciously paired with traditional Chinese tea cakes, Mandarin Oriental, New York's signature ginger scones and your choice from a collection of teas.

The Afternoon Tea of Togetherness is served daily from January 23 – February 5, 2012 from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm in Mandarin Oriental's Lobby Lounge on the 35th floor and is priced at USD 48 per person, excluding taxes, gratuities and additional beverages. For reservations or more information please call +1 212 805 8800 or visit http://www.mandarinoriental.com/newyork.

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.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most prestigious hotels and resorts. Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, 41 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 26 countries, with 18 hotels in Asia, 12 in The Americas and 11 in Europe and Middle East. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 12 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

Photography of Mandarin Oriental is available to download, in high and low resolution, in the Photo Library of our Media section, at http://www.mandarinoriental.com.

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