Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s 140th Anniversary Festivities

  • The Grand Royal Suite room.

    The Grand Royal Suite room.

  • The interior of the Author's Suite.

    The interior of the Author's Suite.

  • The exterior of the Author's Wing building.

    The exterior of the Author's Wing building.

  • Le Normandie restaurant after its renovation.

    Le Normandie restaurant after its renovation.

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The year 2016 marks 140 years since Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok welcomed its first guests in 1876 and the property has emerged fresher than ever thanks to the completion of renovation efforts at its Authors’ and Garden Wings. Its grandest upgrade would be the launch of its six-room Grand Royal Suite earlier this year, which comes with a private elevator, two living rooms, and a lounge, among others, and can accommodate up to 12 guess, although at the Garden Wing, the 12 Garden Suites are no less luxurious with their own lounge and a private balcony and views of the garden as well as the Chao Praya River.

But the celebration extends beyond the exquisite renovations as a slew of special events will also be making its way to the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, ranging from culinary sessions to art exhibitions. On June 23 to June 26, guests will have the chance to participate in an exclusive dining session with two Michelin-starred chef Jose Avillez and three Michelin-starred chef Diego Oka at the Lord Jim’s restaurant, while a session with chef Alain Soliveres will follow at the hotel’s newly  Le Normandie restaurant on July 4 to 9. Later during the holiday season, foodies will also find themselves treated to the fine creations of three Michelin-starred chef Sebastian Bras from December 12 to 17.

Accommodating to the art aficionados, the hotel will turn the spotlight to works by local artists in an exhibition titled “Thailand Eye: Contemporary Thai,” inspired from a book with a similar title, and later in the year will launch an exclusive week-long exhibition displaying the gowns of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit in the Author’s Lounge, popular for its traditional afternoon tea.

For those looking to spend the night, a special anniversary deal starts at US$425 for two nights, inclusive of daily breakfast at The Verandah and an afternoon tea session at Author’s Lounge for two people. Guests will also get to take home a commemorative homemade jam as a memento from their stay during the hotel’s special occasion.

For more information, visit Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

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