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The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong gets into the Easter spirit by asking the age old question--which comes first--the chicken or the egg?
To be honest, we prefer not to get into such debates. Instead, we'll focus on the cute as hell eye candy brought to you front-and-center from the hotel's delectable Mandarin Cake Shop.
Sing it now, "rubber ducky, your the one..." What, you don't know this song? Gah! To the corner with ya!
[Photo: Instagram/Mandarin Oriental Hotels]
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Nobody does a holiday better than a hotel but the Peninsula Chicago has really gone out of its way for Easter again this year.
The luxury hotel on North Michigan Ave has decorated a MINI Cooper with bunny ears, a pink nose and whiskers and a poofy tail. The bunny mobile will ride around Chi-town with Peter Cottontail and the Peninsula mascot Peter Bear passing out candy and toy Peninsula bears (dressed up in their Easter finest) to kids throughout the city. So parents, if a car pulls up with a bunny and a bear looking to give your kid some candy, it's actually ok to let them.
Back inside the hotel, the Lobby restaurant and The Children's Lounge will feature children's activities and of course, an Easter egg hunt. Looking for a last minute room at the hotel this weekend? Rates start at $350 a night.
It's happened again, another holiday's snuck upon you. Perhaps you didn't realize it was Spring Break because hey, you still have to work! But that time-off usually coincides with Easter, and guess what? that's this Sunday! Crumbs.
We applaud you early-planners who've got their baskets bought, eggs dyed, and hams glazed, but many of us fall in the "Oh crap!" category and need to book something to-do this weekend quick, fast, and in a hurry. So from family-friendly Easter-Egg hunts and Brunches to adult-friendly weekend getaways we've got 8 Easy Easter Brunch and Tea Options that'll have you hopping with joy.
Barclay Bar & Grill at the InterContinental New York
The Deal: On March 31st the hotel is serving a Brunch Buffet of mostly local, natural and organic items (New York Farm artisanal local cheeses, Amish free-range chicken breast, Pennsylvania Dutch bacon, and natural apple chicken breakfast sausage will be on the menu). Young guests will enjoy festive 'mock'tail beverages, a children’s menu and a visit by the Easter Bunny donning holiday chocolate gifts. Grown-ups get to pick from a selection of wines, brunch cocktails and the Barclay’s signature Organic Bloody Mary Trio.
Book It: Cost is $80 per adult and $40 per child under 12 years old. Tea and coffee are included, other beverages, tax and gratuity excluded. Seatings are from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Reserve through http://www.opentable.com/barclay-bar-and-grill, or by calling 212-906-3144.
Winvian, Morris, Connecticut
The Deal: For a more grown-up experience, head to this cozy luxury inn for an “Enchanted Easter” getaway. Your weekend will include two-nights stay in a cottage of your choice with American Breakfast daily, two 50-minute Swedish massages, and a three- course Easter Brunch on Sunday for two. Oh, and they promise a special chocolate amenity at turndown—we’re crossing our fingers it’s a huge bunny or egg, after all, there’s still a little kid in all of us.
Book It: Package for cottages begin at $1,675 and valid only weekend of March 31st. Reserve at 860-567-9600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"Eggstravganza" at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta on Peachtree Street is offering a simple, affordable Easter package starting at
$99 a night $169 that includes accommodations, breakfast for two and reduced valet parking. The hotel's signature restaurant, Sway, is also offering an all-you-can-eat PIE buffet while at the Twenty Two Storeys restaurant you can build your own burger or chow down on beer cheese nachos. You will not go hungry here, that's for sure. Go here to book and use the promo code ATLEGG.
An Expensive “Easter Escape” in Los Angeles: Both the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel-Air are offering an Easter package that includes a one-night stay, a $150 dining credit ($300 if you book a suite) and a seasonal welcome amenity. Rates at the Bel-Air start at $580 while the Bev Hills Hotel starts at $660 (Woooeee.) The package is available from March 25-April 7th. Go here to book.
EGGcellent Egg Hunt in DC: The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel is celebrating both Easter and it's 88th birthday with an Easter Egg Hunt. Eighty-eight decorative Easter eggs will be hidden in randomly selected guest rooms. If you find an egg, you will get to draw a prize from either an adult or kid-friendly Easter basket. Prizes include Marriott Rewards Points, a complimentary cocktail at the new Edgar Bar & Kitchen, a milk and cookie turndown, bag of candies and chocolates and more. But if you find one of the golden eggs during your stay, you will earn a complimentary two-night weekend stay! Rates start at $159 a night from March 24-31 and include a breakfast buffet for two at the Edgar Bar & Kitchen. Go to book.
Chicks Night Out in Seattle: The Hotel Vintage Park has combined a ladies getaway with Easter offering 15 percent off their best available rate, valet parking, a box of Peeps Marshmallow candies and the usual complimentary wine hour at night. The deal is good from March 28-April 2 only. Rates start at $143 a night for a queen bed and $152 for two beds. Go here to book and use code PPEEPS. The deal is also available at all of Kimpton's Pacific Northwest hotels.
This Sunday is Easter Sunday and if you can't get to London to sit in an egg chair, never fear. There are several hotels to hop to this weekend for brunch. Here are our picks:
1. The Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa
Spend the day in the East Bay of San Francisco at the grand Claremont Hotel in Berkeley which is hosting an Easter egg-stravaganza perfect for families. From 10am to 4pm, guests can dig into a special seasonal buffett from executive chef Josh Thomsen featuring dishes such as roasted prime rib of beef, Atlantic salmon, classic eggs benedict, roasted spring leg of lamb, Sonoma chicken and of course a maple glazed ham. There's even a traditional Chinese Dim Sum station too.
After you fill up, burn off the calories by taking the kids around to visit Peter Cotton Tail, partake in egg painting, a children's petting zoo, an inflatable bounce and face painting with live piano music. The cost is $89.00 per person with kids 12 and under are half off. Room rates are still available for $189 a night as well.
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Not all of your Easter plans have to involve chasing down sugar-crazed tykes, who are in turn chasing down the Easter Bunny, who is in turn looking for the nearest dive bar. You could instead pack for an overnighter and take a much-deserved getaway to one of the first class rooms on the seventh floor of Radisson Bloomsbury in London.
While technically all of the rooms in all Radisson Blu Edwardian London hotels this month are offering a free chocolate Easter egg, free full English breakfast and free room upgrade for an Easter package starting at £135/night, only room 7007 in the Radisson Bloomsbury contains what might be London's coolest piece of hotel furniture: the hanging egg chair.
Angry Birds FTW! This might be one of our favorite hotel pastry concoctions ever.
The pastry chef at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, Calif. created a special Easter display in honor of Angry Birds, the addictive iPad and iPhone
time-waster app and video game. Considering that this hotel is in the shadow of Palo Alto and Silicon Valley, the Angry Birds were very apropro.
The birds were put out for the hotel restaurant's, Madera, Easter brunch where ducks, chickens, dwarf goats, turkeys, sheeps rabbits and yes, pot-bellied pigs frolicked on the lawn out front. Although the display is made of edible ingredients, guests were not allowed to get the Golden Egg, er, we mean, eat it.
Our favorite Easter candy is Cadbury Mini Eggs—no, not the nasty fake yolk-filled eggs, but the little chocolate nuggets of bliss. But this year, the Four Seasons Aviara, North San Diego came up with a way bigger and better Cadbury egg replacement.
The hotel has cooked up some ginormous chocolate Easter eggs, all of which are carefully decorated to look like objets d'art. Forget lame dyed eggs; we want one of these in our Easter baskets.
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The Taj Boston will serve a view with Easter brunch.
Here's what's fun about Easter: bunnies, holiday candy and good eats. What's not so fun about the holiday is cooking said good eats and, even worse, doing the dishes. This year, get out of the kitchen and let someone else do the Easter cooking.
We rounded up five places you can get a tasty hotel brunch, so that you can focus on chillaxing with family and friends rather than cooking and cleaning.
Easter in London for half price? Yes please. Guoman Hotels are being quite proactive about getting bums on quilts at the moment, and their latest fad is the simply named 50 percent off this Easter deal.
Expect exactly what the title suggests – half price rooms over the Easter period, with no pesky minimum stay or anything like that.
The only snag? Three of the four hotels have already sold out of availability for the package, but The Cumberland still has room.
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One of our favorite parts of Easter was the egg hunt. We'd love searching for the colorful eggs and beating out our brother for the big prize. The Joule is making its own Easter Egg hunt for adults, but instead of getting tucked away in your backyard, the eggs will be hidden across nine different cities. Plus, the prize is better than the $5 mom and dad gave us.
The hotel will hide one oversized golden egg in Atlanta; Austin; Houston; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; New York, Washington, D.C.; and Dallas. Successful egg hunters in each city will win a night in one of the hotel's suites, two cocktails from PM Nightlife Lounge, breakfast in bed, dinner at Charlie Palmer, and a $200 American Express gift card to help with airfare.
The Dolder Grand in Zurich is known to do things up big, like their opening party featuring Mary J. Blige and their Grand 100 Suite inspired by the Rolling Stones.So why should Easter be any different?
The hotel has constructed a giant Easter egg made out of 16,834 Chrysanthemums, standing over 8 feet tall and weighing over 2,200 lbs.
Now, if only someone could make an Easter egg out of that much chocolate for us.