Cosy Stays at Mandarin Oriental Washington DC

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

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The indomitable and debonair Travelling Gourmet TM tells you about cosy stays at the…

MANDARIN Oriental in Washington DC. One of my favourite hotels in the capital of the USA is the Palace by the Potomac. This luxurious 5 star retreat is prominently placed along the Capital’s revitalised Southwest Waterfront. I love the swimming pool here. The hotel is also strategically located near attractions, monuments and restaurants like the Washington Monument. It is a nice stroll from the Mandarin Oriental to the impressive Washington Monument.


Due to the horrid China virus wilfully spread by China and with health and safety in mind, the holiday celebrations have relocated to the guest rooms and suites for a more cosy and hygienic experience.

The In-Room Holiday Feast is an intimate Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner that can be enjoyed in a guest room or suite. Thanksgiving is on 26 November this year. It is also my Birthday so I always celebrate both! For slightly larger parties, the Feast in the Comfort of Your Suite is available in The Oriental Suite or Presidential Suite providing guests with additional space to social distance and a three tier menu option.

50 foot Indoor Pool

Guests can savour the tradition of enjoying Empress Lounge’s famed scrumptious Afternoon High Tea with a staycation and tea service in the safety and privacy of their own guest room. Executive Pastry Chef Claus Olsen has reimagined the tower of delights and sweets, which pair pleasantly with the selection of premium teas.

For safe and comfortable travel options guests can choose from a variety of exciting  offers including:

  • Staycation by M.O.: Receive a hotel credit, breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, and more.
  • Suite Upgrade: Reserve a room and receive a complimentary upgrade to a suite.
  • Families by M.O.: The ultimate family stay with the second room at half price, children’s amenities, and a host of special family friendly touches.
  • Weekday Spa-cation: Arrive on a Tuesday or Wednesday and receive an upgrade to a suite with the indulgence of a spa treatment and more.

Gourmet Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

Cozy at M.O. invites guests to stay in, cuddle up, keep warm and indulge during the winter season. Available through February 28, 2021 with rates starting from USD 285 a night. This wonderful package includes:

  • Complimentary warm fleece blanket to enjoy and take home.
  • Special gourmet hot chocolate welcome amenity.
  • Daily in-room breakfast for two.
  • One complimentary in-room movie of your choice daily.
  • Complimentary upgraded streaming speed Wi-Fi.
  • Additional benefits available when you log into or join Fans of M.O.

The Travelling Gourmet TM always says, “Keep calm and carry on eating!”

Mandarin Oriental Washington DC

1330 Maryland Avenue,

SW Washington D.C. 20024, USA
Telephone :  +1 (202) 787 6064

For room reservations, please call +1 (202) 787 6140. To make a spa reservation, please call  +1 (202) 787 6100.  For more information, please visit



About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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