Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced an exclusive partnership 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.
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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 are 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.
“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, CEO, 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 please visit the Mandarin Oriental website, or call Abercrombie & Kent at +44 (0)1242 546 620.
Packages and participating hotels are as follows:
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Discover the ancient capital
Indulge your inner Indiana Jones and embark on an archaeological adventure. Guests will travel by helicopter from Bangkok to the old capital of Thailand – Ayutthaya—and explore the ancient city alongside an acclaimed archaeologist.
Sample Bangkok’s signature street food
Discover a treasure trove of traditional Thai cuisine. This exclusive tour is guaranteed to kickstart your senses.
Bespoke art adventure
Delve into the absorbing world of Chinese art with our celebrated connoisseurs. A&K experts, Yim and Fung Ming- Chip, bring the cultural history of Hong Kong to life.
Set sail in style on hand-crafted junks
Step aboard one of Hong Kong’s most exquisite wooden junks to enjoy a new perspective of this iconic city from the waters of Victoria Harbour.
Dine with da Vinci
Dine in the presence of a masterpiece. 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.
Retail therapy in the fashion capital
Indulge your passion for shopping and style in the fashion capital of the world. With the city’s top designers on speed dial, A&K’s fashion expert will help you refresh your look.
Exclusive tour of The Louvre
Enjoy VIP access through the iconic glass pyramid into one of the world’s most prestigious art museums. A&K’s art historian will share his knowledge of the ubiquitous masterpieces on display.
Discover the secrets of Versailles
Enjoy a visit to the Palace of Versailles. A&K’s history expert will lead you on a private tour where you’ll walk in the footsteps of royalty.
Fiesta of football and food
Enjoy 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 tapas tour with private guide
There is no more Spanish a way of spending an evening than to stroll in search of dinner in a few of Barcelona's most interesting "tapas bars".
Dine with an astronaut
Count down to an out-of-this-world experience at the Kennedy Space Centre. Learn about the moon landings and life in space during your day of discovery here.
Graffiti art tour
Discover Miami’s vibrant new hot spot. Wynwood Arts District has exploded onto the scene with its street art to create an outdoor gallery you won’t want to miss.
Hold court with the New York Knicks
The hottest tickets in town will give you VIP access to meet the stars of the New York Knicks before taking your exclusive courtside seats.
After-hours art odyssey
Come face-to-face with Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ during a private tour of New York’s iconic galleries. A&K’s expert curator will provide an insider perspective on the priceless masterpieces you view.
About Abercrombie & Kent
Abercrombie & Kent was founded in 1962 by Geoffrey Kent when he headed out into Kenya's bush country with little more than a tent, his mother's silver ice bucket and a Land Rover adapted to provide refrigeration. These early trips formed the blueprint for African safaris, and the tone for every A&K journey that followed. Today, fifty-five years on from that first safari in East Africa, you can experience the A&K difference in more than 100 countries on all seven continents. With a network of 54 offices around the world and a family of more than 2,500 travel experts, A&K is in a unique position to ensure that every aspect is arranged with exacting precision for a stylish, seamless and safe journey. There is travel, and there is travel with A&K.
ABOUT Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 31 hotels and six residences in 22 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.
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