Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Offers Art Stay Package As Official Hotel Partner Of Art Basel’s Hong Kong Show

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has announced that for the fourth year it will be the Official Hotel for Art Basel Hong Kong, which takes place in March 2016. To celebrate this partnership with Art Basel, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will be offering guests a series of bespoke services ranging from an exclusive stay, an art-inspired menu in the Michelin-starred Mandarin Grill + Bar as well as in Pierre, art-inspired chocolates at The Mandarin Cake Shop and cocktails at M bar, a relaxing treatment at The Mandarin Spa to revive the feet after the bustle of the show, and art exhibitions and shows throughout the hotel.

Night exterior view of the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Night exterior view of the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Following a breakthrough 2015 edition – which placed the Hong Kong show squarely in the center of Asia’s international art scene – the upcoming show offers a premier platform for showing works from across the globe, more than half from Asia and Asia Pacific, while providing an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by leading and emerging artists.

Art Basel Hong Kong will be held from 24 to 26 March 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, just a short taxi or Mass Transit Railway ride away from the hotel. Located in the heart of the city, the iconic Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has become the hotel of choice for many leading artists and gallery directors when visiting the city for either business or pleasure.

Mandarin Suite Living Room at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Mandarin Suite Living Room at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

The iconic Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is the epitome of contemporary luxury combined with Oriental heritage. Having delighted guests with award-winning service and impressive facilities for nearly 50 years, it is the much-loved address for those seeking an exclusive sanctuary in the heart of this exciting city. The spacious rooms and suites offer magnificent views of the famous Victoria Harbour and the city skyline. A collection of ten outstanding restaurants and bars, including two with Michelin stars, and a Shanghainese-inspired holistic spa, indoor pool and 24-hour fitness centre, make Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong the recognized home away from home for discerning leisure and business travelers alike.

Captain Bar at Mandarin Oriental, hong Kong

Captain Bar at Mandarin Oriental, hong Kong

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Harbor Room

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Harbor Room

Pierre Restaurant

Pierre Restaurant

Art Stay – 19 to 29 March 2016

As the Official Hotel for the Art Basel show in Hong Kong, guests can enjoy an exclusive Art Stay package that includes:

  • Overnight accommodation in a luxurious room
  • Access for two to Art Basel, including unlimited entrance to the fair, an invitation to the Vernissage, access to the Collectors Lounge and invitations to a series of events
  • Breakfast in-room or in the Clipper Lounge or Café Causette
  • A welcome bottle of ‘R’ de Ruinart Champagne
  • Art-inspired welcome tasty treat on arrival

Room rates start at HKD4,799, subject to 10% service charge per night and subject to availability. Room reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly on + 852 2820 4202 or by visiting the tempting offers page on our website at www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong.

Art Basel stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary works, sited in Basel, (Switzerland) Miami Beach (USA) and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. In addition to ambitious stands featuring leading galleries from around the world, each show’s exhibition sectors spotlight the latest developments in the visual arts, offering visitors new ideas, new inspiration and new contacts in the art world. For further information please visit www.artbasel.com.

Seize the Beauty of Winter with PANDORA’s New Winter Collection of Snowflakes and Sky Blue Hues

PANDORA Introduces Timeless Holiday Pieces Crafted in .925 Sterling Silver and 14K Gold with Help from Celebrity Stylist, Nicole Chavez

This holiday season, PANDORA Jewelry invites women to journey into a winter wonderland of shimmering sterling silver stones and crystals in frosted hues. Craftsmanship techniques are showcased in high-end stone cuts and light-catching facets that capture the beauty and spirit of the season.

Seize the Beauty of Winter with PANDORA's New Winter Collection of Snowflakes and Sky Blue Hues (PRNewsFoto/PANDORA Jewelry)

Seize the Beauty of Winter with PANDORA’s New Winter Collection of Snowflakes and Sky Blue Hues (PRNewsFoto/PANDORA Jewelry)

Pulling inspiration from snow falling from the sky, PANDORA‘s new Crystalized Blues Series embrace winter’s biggest trend of embellished accents. Snowflake inspired charms, earrings and rings are encrusted with clear and blue cubic zirconia stones. A new abstract openwork charm is introduced with two bead-set rose-cut sky blue crystals, 48 bead-set clear cubic zirconia and cut out heart details. A beautiful, faceted iridescent Murano glass charm adds a fun pop of color styled on a PANDORA Moments charm bracelet or bangle.

PANDORA looks to the stars with a series of .925 sterling silver jewelry that taps into the season’s celestial trend. As magical as the midnight sky, petite earring studs twinkle brightly with cubic zirconia stones, stars collide on a stone studded band ring and a modern take on the solitaire ring is introduced with a single star shaped stone accent.

The new winter collection also includes PANDORA’s Classic Holiday series to celebrate the joys and wonders of the season with a variety of pieces including a Red-Nosed Reindeer, Christmas Stocking, an Angel and Sparkling Surprise gift charms in .925 sterling silver, 14k gold and red enamel.

PANDORA Ambassador And Celebrity Stylist, Nicole Chavez, also shares some of her tips for dressing up for the holiday season:
WHITE IS ALWAYS RIGHT FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Whether it’s a minimalist shift dress or jumpsuit, pair it with an icy or cool blue tone. she love the Crystallized Blues collection from PANDORA – the bright blue hues and stone-encrusted glittering stones make your look pop.
VELVET IS BACK. The revival of this trend can be a bit tricky, but it’s perfect for the holidays. Try a coat in rich tones like plum or burgundy. If you’re not completely sold, try a simple velvet accessory like a scarf.
DAY OR NIGHT, THE COLOR OF THE SEASON IS RED. Pair this holiday hue with a PANDORA Classic Holiday Collection charm bracelet to make a bold and festive fashion statement.

Seize the Beauty of Winter with PANDORA's New Winter Collection of Snowflakes and Sky Blue Hues (PRNewsFoto/PANDORA Jewelry)

Seize the Beauty of Winter with PANDORA’s New Winter Collection of Snowflakes and Sky Blue Hues (PRNewsFoto/PANDORA Jewelry)


Pandora Has The Perfect Holiday Present With Two Gift Set Options:
A GLISTENING WONDER BRACELET GIFT SET that includes a sparkling .925 sterling silver charm bracelet with a signature clasp embedded with clear, cubic zirconia stones, styled with one Radiant Bloom charm and two Layers of Lace clips for a retail value of $195
DELICATE SENTIMENTS GIFT SET that includes an elegant and chic necklace with a pendant of a feminine bow adorned with a luminous white culture pearl and a set of earrings to match for a retail value of $150
Check out some additional gifting ideas on our e-commerce site to give a gift as unique as she is.

The winter collection is now available in stores, and jewelry pieces start at $35. Self-creators are encouraged to share their Winter PANDORA style with hashtag #ArtOfYou and #PANDORAstyle on their social channels and shop the collection online at www.PANDORA.net.

Delight in Holiday Offers from Mandarin Oriental Hotels in the U.S. This Winter

Mandarin Oriental invites travelers to experience a wide range of festive delights at the Group’s U.S. properties. From enticing getaway packages to stylish offerings to ring in the New Year, guests will enjoy special moments this holiday season.Mandarin_Oriental_Hotel_Group_gold_logo

Plan for a sunny holiday escape at Mandarin Oriental, Miami. The hotel’s Miami Holiday Fun package includes private beach cabana service, a cookie decorating workshop, daily American breakfast and special nightly holiday treats. Additionally, lavish menus paired with sweeping bay and city views will be available at acclaimed Peruvian restaurant La Mar by Gastón Acurio and Five-Star Azul.

In Las Vegas, guests can celebrate New Year’s Eve at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire with an exclusive dining experience with Chef Pierre Gagnaire. Enjoy a private six-course dinner and champagne toast with the three Michelin-starred chef. The six-course menu is priced at USD 525 per person and a wine pairing is available at an additional USD 200. Reservations are required.

Ring in the New Year in grand style with the New Year’s Eve Celebration package from Mandarin Oriental, New York. The ultimate finale to 2015 begins upon arrival to a luxurious guestroom or suite featuring views of the Manhattan skyline. The festivities begin on Thursday, December 31, 2015 with the annual New Year’s Eve Gala in the Mandarin Ballroom on the hotel’s 36th floor. The chic black-tie evening features an open bar cocktail hour, a multi-course gourmet dinner and live performances.

Explore Atlanta’s 2015 Home for the Holidays Show House, a beautifully decorated English Manor featuring décor by national and locally renowned interior designers while basking in luxurious accommodations at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. The hotel’s Atlanta Design package starts from USD 355 per night and is valid from November 20 through December 13, 2015. For reservations, please contact the Reservations Department at +1 (404) 995 7555 or moatl-reservations@mohg.com.

At the Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Boston, guests can enjoy the luxurious comforts of home with the Home for the Holidays package. Connected to The Shops at Prudential Center and surrounded by the fashionable boutiques, art galleries and restaurants on Newbury Street, the hotel’s convenient Back Bay location is ideal for exploring the city’s festive performances, local shops and historic streets aligned with sparkling holiday lights.

For those looking to indulge during the holidays, head to Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC where culinary delights abound. Empress Lounge will be offering Holiday Afternoon Tea Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Highlights include a three-tier stand with green apple & cinnamon tartlets, lemon scented madelines and pumpkin cheesecake. In addition, the tea service will feature specialty drinks including the Hot Toddy, Peppermint Martini and Ganache Hot Chocolate with assorted toppings tableside. Holiday Afternoon Tea is priced at USD 38. A special children’s afternoon tea with mini-chocolate chip sandwiches, cake pops and more is available for USD 19.

Marbles: The Brain Store Joins Macy’s Holiday Arcade This Season

Gifting Shops In Select Locations Offer Customers An Eclectic Assortment Of One-Of-A-Kind Games And Activities For The Whole Family


This season, Macy’s will add Marbles: The Brain Store to its Holiday Arcade, an in-store gifting shop in select locations offering customers unique and playful options for everyone on their shopping list this year.

Marbles: The Brain Store specializes in one-of-a-kind games, gifts and gadgets that stimulate the brain and challenge the whole family. Within Holiday Arcade shops that include Marbles, Macy’s shoppers can test out every game and gift on display. Sales associates, known as BrainCoaches, are trained to provide personalized recommendations based on strengths and areas for improvement. Marbles: The Brain Store can be found at Macy’s Holiday Arcade in New York City (Herald Square), San Francisco (Union Square), Chicago (State Street) and McLean, VA (Tyson’s Corner)MarblesLogo1

By adding Marbles: The Brain Store to our Holiday Arcade, Macy’s is offering our customers another avenue for unique holiday gifts that are engaging for the whole family,” said Dustin Jones, Macy’s senior vice president of Fashion and New Business Development. “We are always exploring ways to surprise and delight our customers, especially during the holiday season, and Marbles fills a niche for educational gifts we know they will enjoy.” 

Marbles: The Brain Store offers hand-picked, expert-tested products designed to strengthen and stimulate the brain including games, gifts and gadgets. All items are reviewed and pre-approved by scientists, neurologists, therapists and other brain health experts. For a full list of locations and more information, please visit www.marblesthebrainstore.com.

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Macy’s is a top destination for both shoppers and tourists taking in the sights and sounds of the city during the holidays,” said Lindsay Gaskins, CEO of Marbles: The Brain Store. “We are thrilled to share our top holiday bestsellers and brand new favorites with Macy’s shoppers from coast-to-coast. We hope Marbles makes their holiday shopping experience even more enjoyable, whether it’s finding the perfect gift or improving their own brains with our hand-picked and expert-tested items.” 

Along with Marbles, specialty toy and novelty gifts feature a variety of items, including the return of plastic and traditional train sets from Lionel®, carefully detailed baby dolls from Madame Alexander and holiday-themed dog-friendly gifts from Harry Barker, in addition to a wide variety of finger and hand puppets, officially licensed soft plush Felix The Cat toys by GUND, and Micro Kickboard scooters for little ones on the go. 

Build-A-Bear Workshop® shop-in-shops at seven Macy’s locations will allow customers to take part in the full Build-A-Bear Workshop experience inside a Macy’s store. To help shoppers get into the PEANUTS® holiday mood, special merchandise displays at eight locations will feature an exclusive assortment of PEANUTS product. From a miniature version of the famed Charlie Brown Christmas Tree to books, lunch boxes, totes and tees, a perfect PEANUTS-themed gift awaits the fan in your family at Macy’s. 

In addition to five locations opened last year at Macy’s Union Square (San Francisco), Macy’s Dadeland (Miami), Macy’s State Street (Chicago), Macy’s Herald Square (Manhattan, NY) and Macy’s Center City (Philadelphia), Macy’s Holiday Arcade will host a selection of holiday gifts at Macy’s Del Amo (Torrance, CA), Macy’s Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, CA), Macy’s Brea (Brea, CA), Macy’s Minneapolis (Minneapolis), Macy’s Lenox (Atlanta) and Macy’s Tyson’s Corner (McLean, VA). 

American Girl Brings Girls And Their Families Together For A Holiday Season Filled With Kindness And Generosity

American Girl logo (PRNewsFoto/American Girl)

American Girl logo (PRNewsFoto/American Girl)

American Girl, a premium brand for girls and subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., has a long-standing commitment to helping children and families in need. The company is proud to support a wide range of causes to alleviate issues affecting millions of individuals, and works with leading charitable organizations to help make the world a brighter place. In an effort to bring more joy and friendship to thousands of girls and their families in need this holiday season, American Girl is launching several new charitable programs as part of its “Together We Make the Holidays” giving campaign.

Kicking off the season is American Girl’s “Get a Friend. Give a Friend” Campaign. From now to 30, American Girl will match any 18-inch doll purchase made online, in-store, or via phone with a second doll donation (up to 1,000 dolls each day). Working with the Children’s Hospital Association, the doll donation–worth nearly $3 million–will help bring comfort and cheer to thousands of young girls receiving care in any of the Association’s 200 U.S. member hospitals in approximately 50 states.11254053_1003926249650535_15027524800155476_n

Additionally, with the help of generous, thoughtful girls across the country, American Girl is asking fans to continue to “bake a difference” through the company’s For Goodness, Bake! initiative in support of No Kid Hungry®, a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength®. From November 1 – December 31, American Girl will match dollar for dollar (up to $50,000) girls’ holiday bake sale proceeds to No Kid Hungry. Originally launched on January 1 to celebrate the 2015 Girl of the Year Grace, For Goodness, Bake! has raised more than $450,000–the equivalent of 4.5 million meals for hungry kids!

To further spread the joy of the holidays to even more girls, American Girl is contributing to NBC’s TODAY Show‘s 22nd annual Holiday Toy Drive for the second consecutive year. On Monday, November 23, the brand will announce a donation of dolls and books worth half a million dollars to benefit thousands of young girls via the following TODAY show nonprofit partners: Boys and Girls Club of America, Kids in Distressed Situations, Kids in Need Foundation, and National Head Start Association.12234952_1005276056182221_5199771026656894404_n

Finally, to capture the magic and emotion of the season, fans are encouraged to share pictures and videos of their special American Girl holiday moments–from cute #usies (a counter trend to selfies) to photos of holiday fun–on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #Joy2EveryGirl.

To learn more about American Girl’s 2015 “Together We Make the Holidays” campaign, visit www.americangirl.com, Facebook (www.facebook.com/americangirl), Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/agofficial/), or Instagram (http://instagram.com/americangirlbrand).