New York, New York (PRWEB) September 14, 2009
Mandarin Oriental, New York is delighted to announce its partnership with Staglin Family Vineyard to feature exclusive bottlings of "SALUS" Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon in the private bars of all rooms and suites. Mandarin Oriental, New York is the only hotel in the United States to have these wines available for guests to enjoy in their rooms. Profits from the "SALUS" bottling helps underwrite costs for the Staglin annual Music Festival for Mental Health, which has raised over $90 million in support of mental health research.
Envisioning the wines as a perfect complement to in-room amenities, Mandarin Oriental, New York's Wine Director Annie Turso worked with Staglin to make the "SALUS' bottlings available for the hotel's private bars. Turso, Manhattan's "Sommelier-in-the-sky", was drawn to the combination of quality and integrity in working with Staglin Family Vineyard. "Staglin not only produces wines of quality and prestige, but commits itself to giving back to the community. We are proud to feature their wines and have them to offer to our guests," said Turso. The 375ml bottles of "SALUS" (pronounced "Sah-loos), named after the Roman goddess of health and well-being, are crafted to represent a distinct, immensely enjoyable Californian style, with pristine fruit flavors and silky tannins.
Staglin Family Vineyard, located in the heart of the Rutherford bench, is a small, family-owned Napa Valley winery devoted to producing great wines for great causes. Staglin Family Wines are 100% estate grown and farmed organically, certified by CCOF. The "SALUS" Chardonnay is crafted in a Burgundian, low malolactic, moderate oak style, while the Cabernet is aged in 100% new French oak for 20-24 months and imparts a "Rutherford Dust" tannin characteristic, unique to that specific part of Napa Valley.
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, resorts and residences. Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, 41 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 17 hotels in Asia, 14 in The Americas and 10 in Europe and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, connected to the Group's properties.
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