Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok Presents The Kingdom’s Ultimate Valentine’s Weekend Offer

Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok‘s legendary Oriental Suite has played host to royalty, heads of state and international celebrities, and this Valentine’s weekend romantics at heart will have the opportunity to fall in love here all over again, with the Kingdom of Thailand’s ultimate exclusive offer.  Costing THB 440.000* and limited to one couple only, the Valentine’s Weekend Oriental Suite offer is valid for a two-night stay from 13 to 15 February 2016.


Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Built in 1876 and ideally located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, has been an inspiration to a host of world-renowned writers from Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham to Wilbur Smith and John Le Carre. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok boasts an international reputation for splendid service, style and grace and facilities including eight restaurants. The hotel’s private teakwood shuttle boats provide daily access to the world famous Thai Cooking School, the hotel’s Thai restaurant, the award-winning Oriental Spa and Health Centre located across the River; as well as the nearest skytrain station (SaphanTaksin) and River City Shopping Centre.


Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok – Oriental Suite Living Room

With floor to ceiling windows and two spacious balconies affording spectacular views of the River of Kings, the two-bedroom, 300 square meter grandiose Oriental Suite’s charm lies in its timeless elegance and space and also features large separate living and dining rooms, pantry and a guest powder room.


Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok – Oriental Suite Bedroom

The Valentine’s Weekend Oriental Suite offer includes a private butler, return transfers with the hotel’s bespoke BMW 7-series chauffeur drive service and a daily bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne.  Guests can choose to enjoy a sumptuous al fresco breakfast on the banks of the river, or in the luxurious comfort of their suite.


Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s acclaimed Le Normandie Restaurant

On Friday, 13 February Chef de Cuisine Arnaud Dunand Sauthier will present a delectable menu of seasonal tastes and flavours from his native Normandie and Brittany regions at the acclaimed Le Normandie, paired with premium French wines.  A private romantic in-suite Valentine’s dinner on Saturday, 14 February comes complete with a violinist and cocktails expertly created by The Bamboo Bar’s award winning mixologist.  The exclusive dinner will be accompanied by Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne and premium wine pairings.  Spectacular fireworks over the Chao Phraya River will provide a festive end to a memorable evening.


Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s Lobby

The couple can also enjoy a Champagne afternoon tea in the beautifully restored Authors’ Lounge, and can relax in the luxurious haven of the award winning Oriental Spa with a four-hour treatment that includes a candlelit romantic rose and milk bath, a four-hand massage and a QMS Medicosmetics Instant Radiance treatment.

For more information about Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s Valentine’s Weekend Oriental Suite offer or to make a reservation, please email or call +66 (2) 659 9000 ext. 7401.

For information on other Valentine’s Day events at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, please email or call +66 (2) 659 9000.

*Quoted rate is inclusive of 17.7 percent service charge and applicable Government taxes.

UGG Australia Announces the Second Annual Glitterati Challenge II

Winner Receives Custom Pair of UGG® Classic Tall Boots Adorned With Swarovski Crystals Valued at $4,900

The UGG® brand is kicking off the new year by once again launching the Glitterati Challenge II with Swarovski, an exclusive in-store contest to give away the year’s most coveted pair of Classic Tall boots.Classic_Tall_Rocks-Beauty-Black-3

Commencing today, participants can take part in the contest within 31 UGG® retail locations nationwide. In addition to the grand prize of frosted UGG® boots embellished with Swarovski crystal rocks, the brand will also award a $500 gift card to the second place winner and a $250 gift card to the third place winner.Classic_Tall_Rocks_black_detail-1

To participate, customers need only to enter their guess of how many Swarovski crystals are on the displayed UGG® Classic Tall in navy boot. The entrant guessing the closest number without going over wins the custom 2016 Swarovski embellished UGG® Classic Boot in navy — a prize valued at just under $5,000. The boot features innovative crystal rocks fabric with double-pointed chatons in an irregular arrangement, creating some of the most dazzling effects in Swarovski’s product range. The crystal maison has inspired creative talents from the worlds of fashion, jewelry, accessories, interior design and lighting with its brilliant crystal innovations for over 120 years. Born out of a passion for detail and high-precision cutting, these luxurious ingredients impart refined glamour to everything they embellish.  Classic_Tall_Rocks_black_detail-2

The Glitterati Challenge II will run from January 18th – January 31st and there is no purchase necessary to participate. For a participating store near you, please visit

Mandarin Oriental To Acquire Namesake Boston Hotel

Mandarin Oriental International Limited announced that it is to acquire the freehold interest in the property that houses Mandarin Oriental, Boston together with its hotel business (the ‘Hotel’) for US$140 million.28a4f352-fb86-4bdd-8379-3686ac15cfe2

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from a well-respected Asian hotel company into a global brand, the Group now operates, or has under development, 47 hotels representing 11,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 21 hotels in Asia, 10 in The Americas and 16 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates or has under development, 17 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.


Exterior of the Mandarin Oriental, Boston Hotel

Mandarin Oriental has managed the 148-room Hotel, which is situated on Boylston Street in Boston, under a management contract since its opening in 2008. The Group also manages 85 privately owned Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to the Hotel.


Mandarin Oriental Boston – Oriental Suite Living Room

Mandarin Oriental has exercised its right under its long-term management contract to acquire the Hotel from CWB Hotel Limited Partnership. The Hotel had been offered for sale by auction, and a number of bids had been received. Under Mandarin Oriental’s management contract, it has the right to acquire the property for a sum equivalent to the highest bid. Completion of the sale and purchase of the Hotel, subject to final court approval of the terms agreed at auction, is currently expected to take place in the first quarter of 2016.


Mandarin Oriental Boston – Oriental Suite Bedroom


Mandarin Oriental Boston – Oriental Suite Bathroom

Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive, said, “We are delighted to acquire the property that houses our luxury hotel in the heart of Boston. This acquisition ensures the continuity of our position in Boston, and we look forward to maintaining our award-winning service in this key gateway city.”

Mandarin Oriental’s total investment of US$140 million will be funded through a mixture of existing cash reserves and debt. The acquisition of the Hotel is anticipated to have a positive impact on the Group’s earnings. For the year ended 31st December 2014, the Hotel generated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (‘EBITDA’) of US$5.0 million. For the same period, the Group received management fees and other contributions of US$2.3 million, which were charged against the Hotel’s EBITDA.

Mandarin Oriental International Limited is incorporated in Bermuda and has a standard listing on the London Stock Exchange as its primary listing, with secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore. It is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.