City experiences personalised for you

sleep February 21, 2019 01:00

By The Nation

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has partnered with leading luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent to provide guests with a variety of curated experiences when they stay at selected Mandarin Oriental hotels worldwide.

Offers range from culinary tours and fashion insights to art, adventure and sport experiences. Each is designed to give guests unique access to local experiences, such as a bespoke street food tour in Bangkok, enjoying prime seats for a New York Knicks game and meeting their star players, or following in the footsteps of royalty with a private tour of the Palace of Versailles.

“We are delighted to partner with Abercrombie & Kent to offer our guests innovative ways to enhance their stay. A&K is a renowned global travel brand and these are unique experiences curated by them and exclusive for Mandarin Oriental’s guests,” said Kristin Ruble, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s senior vice president of Brand and Experience Marketing.” 

For suite bookings in Bangkok, the operator can arrange a helicopter tour from Bangkok to the old capital of Thailand – Ayutthaya – to explore the ancient city alongside an acclaimed archaeologist. In Hong Kong, A&K experts, Yim and Fung Ming-Chip, will lead guests on a tour of the cultural history and Chinese arts. 

Art lovers will enjoy a private viewing of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ before sitting down to an exclusive dinner within Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan or get the VIP access through the iconic glass pyramid into Louvre, one of the world’s most prestigious art museums, with art historian sharing deep knowledge of the ubiquitous masterpieces on display. In Barcelona, take the best seats in the house with a VIP visit to FC Barcelona’s famous Camp Nou stadium, and dine with one of their legendary players.

“A&K and Mandarin Oriental are old friends. For decades our guests have stayed at Mandarin Oriental properties around the world – enjoying its exemplary hospitality in the best locations,” Geoffrey Kent, chief executive, chairman and founder of Abercrombie & Kent commented. “This natural partnership will allow guests to experience the A&K difference – insider access that nobody else can provide, creating memories that last a lifetime.”

For more information on the combined room and experience packages, visit