It’s the best time of year at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta once again. In celebration of Chinese New Year of The Fire Rooster, the five-star hotel will be offering a unique afternoon tea service, signature cocktail, invigorating spa treatment and launching a weekly Dim Sum Sunday Brunch for guests and residents to enjoy. We spoke with Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta’s new food and beverage director Eleanor Parker about the festive celebration and the significance of the holiday.
If you could describe the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta’s Chinese New Year celebration in one word, what would it be, and why?
Festive! It’s a time to celebrate not only the holiday, but for Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta and all of our MOFans to celebrate our heritage, so much of what makes Mandarin Oriental unique and great.
What is your favorite aspect of planning the Chinese New Year promotions?
I love creating food menus, decorating, envisioning parties and events where everyone has a spectacular time and takes something away from the experience.
What makes celebrating this holiday at the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta special?
It’s a part of Mandarin Oriental’s culture, something we respect and honor, and a way of serving our guests and residents that is the epitome of hospitable, elegant and creative.
How can residents enjoy Chinese New Year at the hotel?
RSVP via concierge! We are so excited to see everyone and to have our residents be a part of the celebration.
Is there anything new about this year’s celebration?
This is not only the first time we’re celebrating Chinese New Year with an afternoon tea, it’s the first time that the MO ATL is offering afternoon tea service – something that is such an integral part of luxury hotels food and beverage programs. We’re excited to showcase our version of such a beloved event!