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Gastronomy And Great Spas: Four Hotel And Resort Spas With Luxurious Culinary Tie-Ins

Gastronomy And Great Spas: Four Hotel And Resort Spas With Luxurious Culinary Tie-Ins Aug 30th, 2012 at 5:00PM: Spas have long been mixing natural and food-quality ingredients into their treatment offerings, but spa cuisine menus have often been relegated to the true destination spa resorts - the Miravals and Canyon Ranches of the travel world. While these spots are lovely, travelers often don't have time to get away for a week of relaxation. Today, however, more and more hotels are offering healthy cuisine...

Atlanta loses a Rosewood, gains a Mandarin Oriental

Atlanta loses a Rosewood, gains a Mandarin Oriental Mar 14th, 2012 at 2:00PM: Atlanta is losing its signature Rosewood hotel, the Mansion on Peachtree, and gaining Mandarin Oriental when the hotel changes management in May of this year. The hotel will be rebranded and operated by Mandarin Oriental, but no major overhauls of the hotel are planned. The hotel will now be called The Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. The Peachtree area hotel is primed to get new restaurants (Del...

Luxury travel: Presidential Suite at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

Luxury travel: Presidential Suite at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC Feb 11th, 2011 at 4:00PM: There's no denying that power is the top player in Washington DC. From the White House to the Capitol Building to the endless red leather, cherry wood restaurants that have housed heads of state for martini lunches over the years. Still, Washington DC has a few hidden gems worthy of an ambassador or two. Mandarin Oriental Washington DC's recently renovated presidential suite is anything but...

Chinese New Year: Fun ways to celebrate the ancient tradition

Chinese New Year: Fun ways to celebrate the ancient tradition Feb 1st, 2011 at 3:00PM: Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. Known as "Spring Festival," the festival begins on the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar and ends with Lantern Festival, celebrated on the 15th day. This year, the year of the Rabbit, is said to be a more peaceful and placid year offering a nice break from the fast-paced year of the...

Daily Pampering: Mandarin Oriental's ultimate car package in Munich

Daily Pampering: Mandarin Oriental's ultimate car package in Munich Jan 10th, 2011 at 4:00PM: Feel the need for speed? Mandarin Oriental, Munich, has a package just for you. The luxury hotel group put together this ultimate dream package for car enthusiasts which includes four days' use of a sleek Mercedes Benz to tour the scenic areas of Southern Germany, plus visits to some of the world's most important car museums and factories: Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Porsche. The world famous...

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong closes out 2010 with 'quirky' stats from spa, restaurants

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong closes out 2010 with 'quirky' stats from spa, restaurants Dec 31st, 2010 at 12:00PM: There's more to hotels than guest rooms and bars. The people behind the scenes - from the food and beverage staff to the spa therapists and general management - work to make your stay special. But did you ever stop to wonder just what they do when they're planning their daily guest check-ins? I checked in with my friends at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, to see how their year shaped up and...

Travel to Macau: See, sleep and eat your way through Macau's top tourist spots

Travel to Macau: See, sleep and eat your way through Macau's top tourist spots Nov 5th, 2010 at 3:30PM: This piece was written by Red Room contributor Jenny Block. Macau, it's not your modern-day Las Vegas. Yes, Macau does have a number of casinos from the classic Lisboa to the enormous and glamorous Venetian. And, yes, it has gobs of neon, killer entertainment, great shopping, and over-the-top hotels. But that's just a glimpse of what really comprises Macau. There are also serene temples,...

Get 178 Mandarin Oriental Tokyo rooms, keep the neighbors away

Get 178 Mandarin Oriental Tokyo rooms, keep the neighbors away Oct 14th, 2010 at 1:00PM: There's nothing worse than being in a hotel room that's filled with the sounds of your neighbors. It has to get pretty bad outside your door for some out-of-control moron to be loud on your side of it, but let's face the reality: some hotel neighbors are awful. You can solve this problem easily, as long as you have close to three quarters of a million dollars on hand per single night of bliss. ...

Mandarin Oriental signs celebrities for hotel ads

Mandarin Oriental signs celebrities for hotel ads Sep 21st, 2010 at 12:00PM: Would you stay at a hotel because Harry Connick Jr. told you to? Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group thinks you might, and is launching a series of new global print ads featuring Connick, as well as Hélène Grimaud and Sa Ding Ding, two internationally known musicians. The ads will star the three celebs as part of the ongoing campaign dubbed "He's a Fan/She's a Fan." The premise? Each...

Boston hotels waive bottled water charges while city remains in a water emergency

Boston hotels waive bottled water charges while city remains in a water emergency May 3rd, 2010 at 10:30AM: Two million people in the Boston area remain without water today following a catastrophic pipe rupture this weekend. While state officials work to repair the pipes and restore normal water usage through Boston and its surrounding 29 counties, Boston hotels are handing out freebies on what is usually a hot hotel room commodity: bottled water. What would normally cost visitors upwards of $3 from...

Daily Pampering: Mandarin Oriental Prague takes the spa to a spiritual level

Daily Pampering: Mandarin Oriental Prague takes the spa to a spiritual level Mar 26th, 2010 at 4:00PM: Few places in the world combine pampering and prayer, but the Mandarin Oriental, Prague figured out a way to do it. If you're seeking complete harmony between mind, body and spirit, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Prague might be the best starting point. It's the only spa in the world located in a former Renaissance chapel and preserves the remnants of its Gothic church under a glass floor. ...

Luxury hotels still discounting in 2010

Luxury hotels still discounting in 2010 Feb 25th, 2010 at 5:00PM: If you didn't book a luxury trip last year, don't worry; you didn't miss your big opportunity. Without a doubt, 2009 was hell on the luxury travel market. It was rough on just about every luxury business, frankly. And while the economy looks like its taking a step in the right direction this year, it's not doing so fast enough for luxury travel providers. Look for another year of discounts,...

Mandarin Oriental ventures to the Middle East

Mandarin Oriental ventures to the Middle East Feb 11th, 2010 at 9:30AM: The Mandarin Oriental is taking luxury to a new island. Abu Dhabi Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) signed an agreement with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to manage Mandarin Oriental's first Middle East luxury resort on Saadiyat Island, scheduled to open in 2013. Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences, Abu Dhabi will feature 160 guestrooms and suites, the famous Mandarin...

Daily Pampering: A night with Sir Elton John, courtesy of Mandarin Oriental

Daily Pampering: A night with Sir Elton John, courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Feb 4th, 2010 at 4:00PM: How much does it cost to see Elton John in concert at one of the Seven Wonders of the World in the Riveria Maya, Mexico? The Mandarin Oriental Riveria Maya has priced the 4-night package for two at $13,000. That's right, the Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya has put together a luxury experience to celebrate Grammy-winning legend Elton John's live concert in Mexico on Saturday, April 3, 2010....

Daily Pampering: Mandarin Oriental's Signature Spa Therapies

Daily Pampering: Mandarin Oriental's Signature Spa Therapies Jan 14th, 2010 at 4:00PM: Simple pleasures are a blessing. Some people indulge in food and wine, others treat themselves to uninterrupted beach time, and some head for a day at the spa. Earlier this week, my colleague Annie brought you the Cabana Pedicure at the Four Seasons and Tom followed with luxury shopping in Los Cabos. Today, I offer you this pampering pleasure: the Mandarin Oriental's Signature Spa Therapies...

10 new and notable luxe hotels to visit in 2010

10 new and notable luxe hotels to visit in 2010 Jan 8th, 2010 at 10:00AM: Travel took a hit in 2009, but with a new year brings new opportunities. The silver lining of 2009's travel industry was hotels - rates dropped, and new properties like CityCenter took center stage just as travelers closed out their year-end budgets and found a few extra dollars in the bank. Analysts have predicted that hotel prices are on the rise in 2010, so the sooner you book the better...

Unfinished Mandarin Oriental hotel in Beijing is on fire

Unfinished Mandarin Oriental hotel in Beijing is on fire Feb 9th, 2009 at 12:30PM: What was supposed to be the flagship hotel of the Mandarin Oriental chain in China, has turned into a 40 story inferno. The fire has lit up the Beijing skyline, and took place in the final hours of the Chinese Lunar New Year - when many people are setting off fireworks. The Mandarin Oriental Beijing is located next to the new headquarters of China Central Television, but that building is said to...

Condé Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards 2007

Condé Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards 2007 Nov 1st, 2007 at 10:30AM: If "only but the best " is one of your adages, this month's issue of Condé Nast Traveler lists the best of everything from hotels to cities to airlines. The Readers' Choice Awards are based on reader votes. With 100 bests, perhaps you've been fortunate to have enjoyed one of them. I'm feeling a bit puffed up because I've been to 9 of the top 10 cities--even if a couple were only a quick...

The Top 100 Hotels in the World

The Top 100 Hotels in the World Jul 16th, 2007 at 5:30PM: As odd as it was to have some of the most extreme poverty I'd ever witnessed co-existing with the most grandiose luxury, it was no coincidence that the nicest hotel I'd ever been to was in India. I didn't have the privilege of staying at the JW Marriot on Mumbai's Juhu Beach (I was there for a wedding reception), but I did spend plenty of time getting lost in the lavishly decorated hallways...

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