Holiday Happenings at Mandarin Oriental, New York

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Make spirits bright and celebrate 2013 in true New York City style at Manhattan’s celebration destination, Mandarin Oriental, New York. Guests of all ages will enjoy the hotel’s festive assortment of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and winter happenings.

Make spirits bright and celebrate 2013 in true New York City style at Manhattan’s celebration destination, Mandarin Oriental, New York. Guests of all ages will enjoy the hotel’s festive assortment of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and winter happenings.

Mandarin Oriental, New York’s New Year’s Eve Gala
Still searching for the perfect way to ring in 2013? Mandarin Oriental’s annual New Year’s Eve Gala Monday, December 31, 2012 brings back the essence of the iconic Manhattan New Year’s Eve parties in the hotel’s stunning 36th floor ballroom with one-of-a-kind spectacular Central Park and city skyline views. This elegant black-tie evening begins at 8:00 pm with an open bar cocktail hour, Louis Roederer Brut NV champagne and an array of delicious butler passed hors d’oeuvres. The evening includes a gala dinner with gourmet delicacies followed by an incredible dessert buffet display. Surprise entertainment and dinner show acts will delight guests throughout the evening. After dinner, live music with New York City’s legendary Hank Lane Orchestras will have everyone dancing their way into the New Year.

Tickets to Mandarin Oriental, New York’s New Year’s Eve Gala begin at USD 1,250 per person, plus tax and service charge. Tickets for groups of six or more begin at USD 1,000 per person, plus tax and service charge. For gala tickets please call +1 (212) 805 8858 or email NewYearsEveNYC(at)mohg(dot)com.

Thanksgiving Turkey-To-Go Dinner
This year, enjoy a holiday family gathering without the work with the Thanksgiving Turkey-to-Go Dinner from Mandarin Oriental, New York. A ready-made gourmet spread begins with a traditional-style Slow Roasted Natural Farm-Raised Turkey with sage pan gravy. Accenting the meal is an array of sides including baby beets, chicory, endives, roasted grapes and verjus, buttermilk mashed Yukon potatoes, country sourdough bread stuffing with leeks and roasted chestnuts, baked homemade macaroni with three cheeses, Japanese sweet potatoes with honey, roasted heirloom squash with brown butter, caramelized brussel sprouts with pickled onion, artisan bread and bread rolls with organic butter and cranberry-orange relish. Decadent dessert choices include pecan pie with chantilly cream and pumpkin pie with a ginger snap cookie. Turkey-To-Go is available for guests and non-guests of the hotel. Turkey-To-Go is priced at USD 60 per pound with a minimum of eight pounds that serves two to four guests. Orders may be placed beginning October 24, 2012 by calling +1 (212) 805 8800 ext. 8321 through Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Thanksgiving Turkey-To-Go-Dinner is available for pick-up on Thanksgiving Day.

Nutcracker Afternoon Tea
The 35th floor Lobby Lounge showcasing snowy Central Park and the glittering Manhattan skyline is the perfect location to celebrate the holiday season with the annual afternoon Holiday Nutcracker Tea. The tea service begins with a choice of elegant Tealeaves teas and savory sandwiches including Winter Truffle Egg Salad with frisee and shaved truffles on pumpernickel, Smoked Salmon with Japanese cucumbers and lemon dill mousse on rye, Crisp Watercress with roasted chestnut crème and ginger snap crunch on brioche and Cracked Pepper Turkey with fig onion jam on cranberry-walnut bread. Sweet holiday delicacies finish off a lovely afternoon with Linzer Star Cookies, Fruit Cakes, Coconut-Spiced Chocolate Snowballs, Caramel Toasted Pecan Pie and Eggnog Panna Cotta.

The Holiday Nutcracker Tea is available from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm daily in the Lobby Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, New York from November 23 – December 25, 2012 and is priced at USD 48 per person. For more information or reservations, please call +1 (212) 805 8800 extension 8266.

Holiday Cheers
Mandarin Oriental, New York’s Lobby Lounge is the perfect place to take in the city’s holiday lights while sipping on a seasonal cocktail. Guests and visitors alike are welcome to unwind and celebrate the season with one of the many holiday libations including Spiced Pumpkin Pie, Fall Equinox, Santa’s Nightcap and Madam Peppercorn. For reservations contact Lobby Lounge at +1 (212) 805 8800.

Rejuvenating Facial Collection
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York’s Rejuvenating Facial Collection is the perfect pre- and post-holiday recovery regimen for the skin and an ideal holiday gift. Book three 80-minute facials from The Spa’s Facial Collection and receive 10% off the retail price. The series is available for any of The Spa’s customized, high-performance 80-minute facials including the Vitamin Infusion Facial for repairing and renourishing fatigued skin, or the Nature’s Radiant Facials for all natural, chemical-free skin care.

With the 10% discount, rates for the Rejuvenating Facial Collection begin at USD 959 which includes three facials of the same type. Full payment for the entire series and facial appointments are required in advance. The Rejuvenating Facial Collection is available through January 31, 2013 and must be used within six months of purchase. For more information, or to purchase, please call The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York at +1 (212) 805 8990.

Pampered by Appointment
This season guests can take holiday shopping to the next level with Mandarin Oriental, New York’s exclusive Pampered by Appointment program. Guests will receive exceptional service in the city’s finest shops and boutiques with a VIP greeting upon arrival in stores like Bally, Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Burberry and Diane Von Furstenberg. Purchases made by the guest will receive priority tailoring services and complimentary courier to the hotel for select items.

Pampered by Appointment is available through the Concierge team by calling +1 (212) 805 8890. Pampered by Appointment requires an advance appointment for certain services.

Give the Gift of Mandarin Oriental
Give friends and family the ultimate in luxury with a Mandarin Oriental Gift Card. The Mandarin Oriental Gift Card is available in denominations ranging from USD 50 to USD 10,000 and can be redeemed for hotel accommodation, indulgent spa treatments, dining and more. Mandarin Oriental Gift Cards can be purchased year round online at and at Mandarin Oriental, New York’s Spa and Spa Boutique. There is no expiration date, and the cards can be used at any participating Mandarin Oriental hotel regardless of the place of purchase.

About Mandarin Oriental, New York
A stunning fusion of modern design with stylish Oriental flair, Mandarin Oriental, New York features 244 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. The Group now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing 11,000 rooms in 28 countries, with 19 hotels in Asia, 13 in The Americas and 13 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 14 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

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For further information, please contact:

Hotel Communications Office
Gina Galatro
Director of Public Relations
Mandarin Oriental, New York
+1 (212) 805 8820

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