Mandarin Oriental Hotel du Rh™ne, Geneva is offering an interesting weekend package during the month of December based on the 17th century tale of the “Escalade”.
Legend suggests that 400 years ago, the Duke of Savoy wanted Geneva to become part of his territory. His plan was to take the city by night on the darkest night of the year, December 12, 1602. This did not go as smoothly as planned. On the night in question, Mère Royaume, a resident of the city was cooking soup in the middle of the night for her sick husband. When she saw the enemy approaching, she took her pot of boiling soup and poured it over the soldiers as they passed beneath her window.
Many celebrations now take place based on this tale and in honour of the event, Mandarin Oriental Hotel du Rh™ne, Geneva has developed a unique weekend package valid throughout December. The package is available at the special rate of approximately £155 (SFr.360) per night and includes:
? Accommodation in an executive room, single or double occupancy
? Buffet breakfast for two
? Traditional vegetable soup of the “Mère Royaume”
? “Escalade” chocolate pot
? Fruits and flowers in your room
? Newspaper of your choice
? Complimentary access to fitness centre
? Complimentary parking
For further information or reservations, please contact Estelle Zanetti, Reservations Manager on telephone +41 (22) 909 00 01, fax +(41) 22 909 00 10 or e-mail [email protected] or Mandarin Oriental’s on-line reservations service, www.mandarinoriental.com/geneva
A living example of Swiss hotel tradition as its best, Mandarin Oriental Hotel du Rh™ne is ideally located on the River Rh™ne, sitting within the heart of Geneva’s business, shopping and historic districts.
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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 three additional hotels under development, including New York (opening late 2003), Washington D.C. (opening 2004) and Tokyo (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.