For Christmas, Mandarin Hyde Park Serves a Slice of Harrods
The holiday season is in full swing with tree lighting ceremonies and decorations popping up everywhere. Last week, the folks at London's Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park have decked the halls with more than boughs of holly featuring a holiday inspired package. The luxury hotel has gone all out with a partnership in more than decorations with the city's legendary department store, Harrods.
The festive decor was unveiled this week and we applaud them for waiting after Thanksgiving to the delight of both children and adults. A contemporary clay color scheme with pops of red and cream with help from poinsettias and custom, handmade baubles will get guests in the holiday spirit. Of course there's a Christmas tree and it dons Nordic-esque decorations and will act as the centerpiece for all holiday activities.
The youngest guests will think they stepped into Santa's workshop with a Confectionery Tree inspired by the Toy Kingdom located just down the block at Harrods. With VIP tickets to meet Father Christmas at the Harrods Christmas Grotto, the kiddies will be in toy heaven. The young-ones will also receive a 2012 Harrods Bear and delicious chocolates from the store's artisan sweet shop, Papabubble. The entire family will have to opportunity to see the kitchen and watch the chocolate being made in perfect 'Wonka' fashion.
Don't worry, the adults can get in on the holiday fun with a holiday themed cocktail at the Mandarin Bar. The MO Rumble featuring, dark rum, Pernod,
whole star anise, maple syrup, lemon juice and cinnamon will be the perfect cocktail after fighting the crowds to finish up last minute gift-shopping.
And, as if a drink wasn't enough, each couple gets a special gift from Harrods and a holiday candle from London perfumery, Ormonde Jayne.
Rates for the Christmas package start at 365 GBP ($585) per night and includes breakfast overlooking Hyde Park, but if you're just looking for a room, rates start at 295 GBP ($474).
[Photo: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park]