The swinging sixties will be the theme for a series of special dishes in the hotel’s restaurants, like Baked Alaska or a Julia Child-inspired Beef Bourguignon in the Krug Room. If dinner at one of the ten restaurants at the hotel isn’t enough, a “Food Safari” evening allows you to sample three Michelin-starred chefs in one go.
A number of celebrity chefs will visit the hotel during the year, the first being Daniel Humm, of Eleven Madison Park New York, from March 13 to 17. A photography exhibit in the Clipper Lounge will showcase historic images of the hotel, both on the walls and in the afternoon tea cakes.
Festivities will begin in earnest during Chinese New Year (which falls on February 10). A “Golden Celebration” package is available from February 1 and includes overnight accommodation, bottle of sparkling wine, $50 spa credit, and special 50th anniversary gift. Rates start from HK$4,399 ($568) for a minimum of two nights in a Superior room. A view of the harbor is about HK$900 ($116) more.
[Photos: Mandarin Oriental]