TO CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY OR CHINKY NEW YEAR OR INDULGE IN A SECRET LOVE AFFAIR, MANDARIN ORIENTAL KL AND CHIANGMAI NOW OFFERS UNBEATABLE 3 DAY/2 NIGHT STAY!
Mandarin Oriental KL costs around RM 800 ++ per night for a minimum of 2 nights which is dirt cheap for a super 5-star hotel. In December last year I stayed at Hilton Double Tree Marble Arch which by my standard is 3.5 star max! But it cost RM 900++! But then, that was London!
My favourite 2 hotels in the world happen to be in Thailand and both are, by chance or design, Mandarin Orientals! One is the world famous and historically important Mandarin Oriental Bangkok and the other is Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiangmai which was built from the drawing board but resembles an ancient Lannai Kingdom palace. The Mandarin Oriental Chiangmai is the MOST EXQUISITE AND MAGNIFICENT HOTEL on planet Earth and possibly in the entire universe!
If you stay at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiangmai and can swear on the Bible you had a terrible time and deeply regretted having been born so you had to stay there, I will slit my throat.
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiangmai costs a staggering RM 3,200 ++ a night which is exactly 4 times more expensive than its poor cousin the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur! A minimum 3 night stay is required to enjoy this super-duper deal.
But the Thai hotel is so extravagant, exclusive, extraordinary and exotic it makes our Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur seems 3 stars by comparison! Or maybe just 2 stars. But then the KL hotel does not flaunt 60 acres as its backyard!
If you are poor and on a budget (poor dear), the cheapest rate starts from RM 2,200++ which is RM 1,000 cheaper than their Romantic Escape which offers a Deluxe Villa with all the frills, thrills and spills!
You can stay inside Mandarin Oriental Chiangmai for 5 days WITHOUT stepping outside its 60 acres and many guests do just that before venturing outside into Chiangmai! Why bother with the rest when you are in the best!
There is even a Shopping Village, for God's sake! And the prices are normal, not MO's!
The 7,000 sq ft Royal Suite consists of 3 interconnecting villas with 2 pools and lotus pond amid a stunning garden totally enclosed by a high wall so even your fellow guests cannot enter your very own private compound! So you can frolic naked as you jump from one pool to another to the openair jacuzzi.
If you ever wonder how heaven looks like, it should look something like this! RM 25,000 a night but you can invite 8 guests!
A TOUCH OF ROMANCE AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL, KUALA LUMPUR
CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF LOVE AT THE CHARMINGLY ROMANTIC
MANDARIN ORIENTAL DHARA DHEVI, CHIANG MAI
MANDARIN ORIENTAL KUALA LUMPUR HAS BEST LOCATION
MANDARIN ORIENTAL KUALA LUMPUR HAS BEST LOCATION
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur is stunningly located
It is next to KLCC and Petronas Twin Towers in the Golden Triangle. Of course my condo is nearby!
The friendly doormen at MO KL
Romance is in the air year-round as Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur presents a romantic package available until 30 December 2013. Whether it is time for a romantic getaway or simply a celebration of your love for each other, the Romantic Rendezvous is the perfect way to rekindle romance whilst enjoying an array of complimentary benefits with a special someone.
Upon arrival, couples will be greeted with welcome Oriental tea, a special gift and a beautiful hand bouquet for ladies. Further indulgences include chocolates, strawberries and champagne in-room, with views either of the impressive city skyline or the verdant KLCC Park.
The city has a host of activities including shopping at the nearby Suria KLCC Mall and the chance to explore some of the most romantic places in Kuala Lumpur. The Orchid Garden houses 3,000 orchid species from around the world, while the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas; the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, provides a backdrop for a dazzling evening of entertainment. Closer to home, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur also has a range of spa treatments designed to pamper and rejuvenate.
A butler drawn bath with aromatherapy oil is the perfect way to relax and unwind before a romantic dinner for two at the exclusive and contemporary Mandarin Grill which specialises in classic international dishes served with a modern twist. Presided over by Chef de Cuisine, Reto Weber, the menu offers flavourful and fresh cuisine such as Marbled Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Organic Lamb Two Ways served with Tortellini, Celeriac Puree and Balinese Pepper Sauce, Black Angus Beef Carpaccio, Pan Seared River Prawns, Atlantic Cod and the 12-hours Braised Pure Angus Beef Short Rib.
Club Premium City View
Mandarin Club Lounge
The Romantic Rendezvous package starts from MYR 1583++ for a deluxe city view room for 3 days 2 nights’ stay. All rates quoted are subject to 6% government tax and 10% service charge per night.
Spectacular exterior of Mandarin Oriental Chiangmai
Loy Kham Pool Bar has 3 slanting palm trees over the water---I would climb and jump off the trunk, using it as a diving board like I did in my childhood
Lanna Kids' Club; some hotels boast of their own vegetable patch. Mandarin Oriental Chiangmai has its own rice fields using western kids to harvest the grains as free labour! Ok so this is just part of the fun of Lanna Kids' Club
The Royal Residence is truly fit for an Emperor
Meanwhile, one of Asia’s best-loved luxury resorts, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiangmai's 60 acres of tropical northern Thai countryside is an enchanting setting in which to enjoy a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day and throughout the season of love.
The Romantic Escape package offers exactly this, combining stunning villa accommodation with pampering at the world-renowned Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre, an intimate in-villa barbecue dining experience and some delightful additional romance-inspired touches. Valid until 31 March 2013, the package includes:
- Accommodation in a Deluxe Villa
- Breakfast at Akaligo Restaurant
- Welcome fruit, wine and flowers
- Chocolates with turn-down service
- 80 minute Traditional Therapy and 30 minute rose pedal flower bath at The Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre
- Candlelit in-villa barbecue dinner
- Private roundtrip limousine airport transfer
The Romantic Escape rate starts at THB 30,600 +++ per night, subject to 18.5% service charge, applicable government tax and provincial tax and room availability. The package is valid until 31 March 2013. A minimum three night stay is required.