Hong Kong residents would rejoice to this news. Others would rush to book air tickets (private jet owners excluded). The Landmark Mandarin Oriental has teamed up with French luxury bakery Ladurée to welcome the winter revelry. The inventor of double-decker macarons is decking up the haute hotel not only with its indulgent confections but also with an exclusive Platinum Mandarin Macaron from 1 December to 7 January 2014.
MO Bar’s already famous afternoon spread that featured Jimmy Choo themed goodies earlier will get its own Platinum Mandarin Macaron as the ultimate tea luxury. The macaron-de-résistance will accompany additional delectable treats by Chef Richard Ekkebus and his culinary team. The confected Christmas doesn’t end here. The hotel will become home to a towering macaron spectacle, courtesy French craftsmen from the Ladurée laboratory.
They will fly to Hong Kong all the way from Paris to give the region its first Ladurée macaron Christmas tree. This 3-metre stunning tree will form part of the hotel’s festivities and capture connoisseurs’ attention from its place in The Landmark lobby.
As for your place in an afternoon (or ten) of indulgence, the three-tier tea set with a scrumptious cake buffet and a choice of JING tea or coffee is set to complete the fabulous afternoon fare for $37, Monday to Friday and $40 on Saturdays and Sundays, topped with a weekend dessert buffet. Along with the tea set, guests will receive a Ladurée X Landmark Mandarin Oriental key ring, which is a special edition from the worldwide popular Ladurée Secrets Collection, worth $50.
But if you’re the luxe lover looking for more than a memorable afternoon, suites at The Landmark start at $580 a night and go up to $1,200 (approx.) for the plush L900 Landmark Suite. There is also the breathtaking Presidential Suite; so exclusive one must contact the hotel to check rates directly. Although, one could say that it would be worth every penny. After all, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental has been named the World’s Top Hotel in the recent Institutional Investor’s “World’s Best Hotels” list, its perfect score of 100 being very rare in the survey’s history.