Mandarin Oriental Blooms in Washington

  March 2004 will herald the arrival of the Washington’s beloved cherry blossoms, as well as another highly anticipated event: the opening of Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.  Internationally recognized for its distinct brand of gracious Asian hospitality, Mandarin Oriental’s luxurious new hotel is poised to set a new standard of excellence in both product and service.Situated in the heart of Washington, D.C.‘s monuments and museums with breathtaking views overlooking the Potomac and the city, this urban resort will feature 400 elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, two chic restaurants and a lobby bar, a ballroom accommodating up to 900 and additional function space.  To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Mandarin Oriental will offer the following exclusive packages:

Washington’s renowned National Cherry Blossom Festival is a much adored city tradition taking place March 27 - April 11, with more than 50 events staged throughout the district.  This package offers guests an exclusive opportunity to join the festival proceedings at the opening ceremony, held this year at Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.  Available only on the weekend of March 26, this package includes two night’s accommodation, valet parking, a $200 dining credit, and two highly sought-after tickets to the festival’s opening event on March 27.  Cherry Blossom Package pricing is as follows:

Water Deluxe   $1350   //    Water Deluxe Club   $1550   //    Water Executive Suite   $3050   //    Water Deluxe Suite   $3650

Available from opening through August 31, guests will enjoy one complimentary night accommodation in conjunction with one or more paid nights on all water view guest rooms.  The offer is valid on weekends (with the exception of March 26 - 28) and weekday stays, subject to space availability, and advance reservations are required.  The rates are as follows:

Water Deluxe   $545   //    Water Deluxe Club $645   //    Water Executive Suite $1,400   //  Water Deluxe Suite $1,700


Rates of the above packages are subject to availability and are exclusive of tax and service charge.

Guestrooms and suites at Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. will delight visitors with décor marrying Asian elegance with stylish traditional touches, set against a backdrop of breathtaking water and city views.  Rooms also will feature luxurious Fili D’Oro linens, customized furnishings, high-speed Internet access, three dual-line phones with voicemail, flat screen televisions, Aromatherapy Associates bath amenities and lavish marble bathrooms, many with views from generous soaking tubs.  Guest rooms range from a minimum of nearly 400 square feet to more than 700 square feet.  At 3,500 square feet, the two-bedroom Presidential Suite offers panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows; the additional 50 spacious luxury suites feature a variety of configurations and amenities, and all offer exclusive Club privileges.

Guests of Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. also will enjoy the 10,400-square-foot Spa at Mandarin Oriental, offering distinctive Time Rituals which immerse spa goers in a personalized spa journey.  The hotel’s innovative dining concepts include two restaurants and an elegant lounge.  The 8,300-square-foot ballroom and lawn terrace are the centrepieces of the property’s facilities for social and meeting groups, which will be complemented by sophisticated technology and exceptional service.

Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly on (800) 526 6566 or through Mandarin Oriental’s worldwide sales and reservations offices of the Group’s direct on-line reservations service,

With sophisticated oriental style that reflects its powerful and prominent waterfront locale, the 400-room Mandarin Oriental is destined to set a new luxury standard in the nation’s capital.  As part of the Portals development project in the Southwest section of the District of Columbia, the hotel overlooks the Potomac Tidal Basin and the Jefferson Memorial, offering unprecedented panoramic views from Georgetown to Old Town.  In addition to exceptional accommodations and gracious service, the hotel will feature outstanding meeting space, dining, spa and fitness facilities.

Mandarin Oriental is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts.  In total, the Group operates 18 luxury hotels in key business and leisure destinations, with four additional hotels under development in Washington, D.C. (opening spring 2004), Hong Kong (opening 2005) as well as Tokyo and Boston (opening 2006).  Mandarin Oriental now operates some 7,000 rooms in eleven countries with nine hotels in Asia, six in The Americas and three in Europe.