In honor of the Mandarin Oriental Group’s Asian heritage, the Forbes five-star rated Mandarin Oriental, Miami invites guests to celebrate Chinese New Year with a series of special Year of the Metal Rat programs from January 25 to February 3, 2020.
During this time the hotel’s lobby will be adorned with over 100 red lanterns and a giant lucky kumquat tree. Guests will receive a Chinese New Year welcome amenity of traditional red envelopes to hang from the branches of the kumquat tree to bring good fortune. Other festivities range from unforgettable dining experiences including a new exquisite Dim Sum experience to a colorful Chinese Lion Dance performance and unique Spa treatments.
Year of the Metal Rat Celebration
To begin the new year guests are invited to view an exciting Chinese Lion Dance which will take place in the hotel’s lobby on January 25, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be accompanied by beating drums, cymbals and gongs. True to tradition, rousing lion dance performances are a colorful spectacle that capture the spirit of the season, and are said to bring good luck to the households and businesses they visit.
Chinese New Year Dining
MO Bar + Lounge will serve a traditional Dim Sum buffet nightly from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring delicacies such as spring rolls and Shu Mei paired with sweet chili sauce and lemongrass. Dim Sum is USD25 per person and is available January 25 to February 2. Guests can also toast to the Lunar New Year with a “Good Fortune” cocktail made with mandarin orange vodka to symbolize the good luck that oranges are said to bring at this time of year.
La Mar by Gastón Acurio, the hotel’s high energy Peruvian restaurant will serve Asian-inspired specials in honor of Chinese New Year. Sumptuous dishes include pork and shrimp wonton with tamarind sauce and steamed brazino with fermented soy beans sauce, Chinese mushrooms, vegetables and fried rice.
Escape the Rat Race at the Spa
Spa enthusiasts will usher in the Year of the Metal Rat in a calm and harmonious state with unique treatments at The Spa. The “Escape the Rat Race” tension-busting massage uses custom-blended oils and movements inspired by traditional Asian therapies to treat stress that is often held in the back, neck and shoulders.
Rats represent fertility in China, and The Spa will offer a maternity and prenatal massage treatment delivered by specially trained therapists for soon-to-be mothers to help alleviate stress. Spa treatments begin at USD 165.
Guests can also pay homage to the Year of the Metal Rat with a nail art manicure that includes metal designs featuring tokens of good luck.
A “Tray of Togetherness” platter with symbolic candies, fruits, nuts, and coins that is traditionally shared with friends and family at Chinese New Year, will be available at The Spa’s relaxation area for guests to enjoy.
Contemporary in design and with a prominent waterfront location, the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Miami – launched in 2000 – features 326 elegant guest rooms and suites – offering dramatic views of the bay and the Miami skyline. Amenities include two high-energy restaurants, waterfront Peruvian punch cocktail lounge YAKU by La Mar, MO Bar + Lounge – a sophisticated cocktail lounge and martini bar, an award-winning tri-level spa, luxury boutique Karma Gift Shoppe and extensive meeting and business facilities.
For reservations, please visit www.mandarinoriental.com or contact the hotel directly on +1 (305) 913 8383, toll free (866) 888 6780.