Mandarin Oriental Munich welcomes the Chinese New Year, with Dragon style grand party

Munich’s leading hotel, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel hosted this evening its annual traditional gala evening event to mark the Chinese New Year. Over 500 guest, including German celebrities and VIPs attended the event in a beautiful Asian inspired decor throughout the entire hotel. The highlight of the evening was the allegorical dance staged by two 3 meter long dragons, who would spell their good luck charm on attendees.

All guests were given a ”good luck” envelope, which traditionally at the Chinese New Year needs to include money - a 10 Yuan real blll in each envelope. The entire team of the Mandarin Oriental headed by Mr Lars Wagner wore genuine Chinese costumes.

Probably most impressive about the entire evening was that the hotel team would know personally almost each single guest, recreating a very warm, family atmosphere. Congratulations for such an amazing achievement, hotels rarely being able to be equally loved by foreign travellers and locals, who are both regular guests of the hotel, whether for accommodation, lunch or dinner at the hotel’s Michelin starred restaurant The Mark, The Mandarin Bar or the Bistro MO.

This weekend also marks the end of the winter season at the Mandarin Oriental Munich, whose incredibly creative team are now dismantling the roof top chalet (The Alm) which recreated a perfect mountain chalet with the best panoramic views of Munich, to prepare for the Spring Summer season with a beautiful swimming pool emerging on the roof top, together with a beach style bar.

Congratulations to the entire team at Mandarin Oriental Munich!

Oliver Petcu in Munich