Thursday, March 5, 2009

Location Spotlight - Mandarin Oriental DC, who knew?

Burnt out from a busy work week, I decide to take time to have lunch at the Mandarin Oriental DC, meet a few of the team members and learn more about the award-winning luxury hotel to see how welcoming it would be for girlfriend getaways. So, I hop in a cab and off I go – in search of luxury, elegance and to be honest, a distraction from work. I already have my own impressions of the hotel from an office project months ago and I’ve heard from friends how fabulous the Mandarin DC and Spa is. Soooo, I strut into the beautiful lobby area that is designed to mimic the neighboring Thomas Jefferson memorial and wait for “Fabulous”….

….and Fabulous it is. But who knew that it’s so FRIENDLY as well!

The Mandarin Oriental DC is absolutely a friendly location for a girlfriend getaway! They’ve built packages created with us in mind - whether we simply need a change of scenery and want to relax or want to check out the district’s hottest shopping boutiques, they have the perfect package.

Here’s a taste of what the Mandarin Oriental DC has in store for Spring getaways:

Sublime Time
Mandarin Oriental has wrapped up all of a diva’s favorite indulgences into one convenient package! Spend precious time with a gal pal or family member in a plush hotel room, all while enjoying snacks and watching your favorite chick-flicks from their in-house video library. Wake up refreshed and enjoy breakfast served in the room. If that isn’t tempting enough, a private sedan is at your command for 4 hours to shop at the hottest district boutiques! Shop till you drop and return to the hotel to enjoy a fun flair on traditional afternoon tea, ‘Savories and Sweets’. They’ll even throw in a special take away Spa gift!

Cherry Blossoms Bloom Package
2009 marks the 97th celebration of the original gift of the 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, DC and for 2 weeks, the city will bloom with life and color around the Tidal Basin in a sea of pink and white. You and your friends can enjoy the blooms while pampering yourselves in luxurious accommodations with a water view. The package also includes an American breakfast in Café MoZU, cherry truffles, commemorative Cherry Blossom Guide AND a Cherry scrub from The Spa. Heaven, I tell you!

Don’t limit yourself to these packages – make a reservation to catch up on gossip at Five Diamond restaurant CityZen, book a fantastic treatment at The Spa, or just hang out at the heated pool.

And to think, I thought the Mandarin Oriental DC was just for dignitaries and stuffy businessmen? I stand corrected - The Mandarin can be the backdrop for a fabulous girlfriend getaway. Who knew?!

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