Guests will find the ultimate winter wonderland at Mandarin Oriental, Munich this December as the city’s Christmas markets bring scents of cinnamon, mulled wine and almond biscuits through the beautifully adorned streets. During this exciting and magical time of year guests will be delighted by an array of festive menus and events from Christmas through to the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball. The hotel will be festively decorated from top to bottom by the spectacular creations of distinguished German toymaker, Steiff, and every suite will have its own Christmas tree. The Christmas tree at Restaurant Mark’s will be decorated with Baccarat crystal. Guests celebrating at Mandarin Oriental, Munich during Christmas may dine at Restaurant Mark's and enjoy Michelin Star Chef Tobias Jochim’s sumptuous five-course holiday menus that are sure to enchant even the most discerning palate. A prix fixe menu will be offered from 24 to 26 December 2010 and feature exquisite delicacies such as Chestnut Cinnamon Velouté with Poached Quail Eggs, Saddle of Venison with Ginger Cookie Crust and Poppy Crepes Roulade. Reservations are available at 12:30 p.m., 7 or 8 p.m. and cost EUR 130 (approx £113) per person per evening (24 December for dinner only). New Year’s Eve at Mandarin Oriental, Munich promises all the alluring mystique and grandeur of a luxurious Venetian Masquerade Ball. Guests will enjoy an evening of captivating shows and live music including the band Da Capo, as well as a DJ to keep things lively throughout the evening. At midnight guests will welcome the New Year with a Champagne reception on the hotel’s swanky rooftop terrace that offers a spectacular 360 degree view over Munich. Michelin Star Chef Tobias Jochim has created an opulent six-course New Year’s Eve menu that celebrates the Venetian theme of the evening, including irresistible selections such as Atlantic Lobster Salad on Basilica Cream, Monkfish Medallions on Risotto Al Radicchio and Braised Chianina Filet on Olive Polenta with Artichokes. Reservations for New Year’s Eve dinner at Restaurant Mark’s or the Lobby Lounge are available for 7 p.m. and cost EUR 375 (approx £326) per person including coffee or tea and the rooftop terrace midnight Champagne reception, and to complement dinner with one-half bottle of red and white wine cost is EUR 445 (approx £387) per person. Guests who already have plans in the early evening can experience the Venetian Masquerade Ball at the Mandarin Bar with a bottle of Alfred Gratien Champagne and a gourmet platter of Italian highlights from 9 p.m. onward, followed by a midnight Champagne reception on the rooftop terrace to ring in the New Year under a starry sky. The price for two persons is EUR 245 (£213). About Mandarin Oriental, Munich Quietly tucked away in a side street, yet centrally located near the famed Maximilianstraße, Mandarin Oriental, Munich is an elegant gem of Neo-Renaissance charm, providing the highest levels of personalised service in the city and award-winning restaurant and bars. The newly refurbished 48 spacious rooms and 25 suites offer the finest in contemporary luxury and, along with the stunning roof-top pool, feature views that stretch across the picturesque surroundings of the old town. About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most prestigious hotels, resorts and residences. Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, 42 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 27 countries, with 18 hotels in Asia, 12 in The Americas and 12 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, connected to the Group’s properties. Photography of Mandarin Oriental is available to download, in high and low resolution, in the Photo Library of our Media section, at www.mandarinoriental.com. For further information, please contact: Agency Contact Henrietta Carnegy (henrietta@annscott.co.uk) Ann Scott Associates Tel: 020 7823 9988 Katerina Panayotopoulou (katerina@annscott.co.uk) Ann Scott Associates Tel: 020 7823 9988 Corporate Office Jill Kluge (jillk@mohg.com) Group Communications – Global Tel: 020 7908 7810 Catherine Roberts (croberts@mohg.com) Group Communications – Europe, Middle East & Africa Tel: 020 7908 7812 Hotel Contact Konstanze Ruf (kruf@mohg.com) Sales & Marketing Executive Tel: +49 (0)89 290 98 810 www.mandarinoriental.com/munich