Young travelers are invited to tailor their own adventure and explore the Big Apple with Mandarin Oriental, New York’s MO Panda Club. Launched in July 2016, this exclusive kids program features Pocket Panda, a whimsical paper cutout character inspired by MiniMO the Panda. Younger fans ages four to 16 can embark on a sightseeing and photography quest alongside Pocket Panda, and enjoy a selection of welcome amenities, immersive on-property experiences as well as access to some of the city’s top attractions.
Discover the Big Apple with Pocket Panda
Created to inspire a sense of exploration and to capture moments around the city, each child will receive a Pocket Panda upon check-in. Younger fans will also get a list of must-visit attractions to take their photo with him, which is curated seasonally with Art Smart, designers of personalized museum tours. The first 100 children in the MO Panda Club this summer will receive a limited-edition Pocket Panda with points of interest specially selected for the program’s launch. These locations include The NBC TODAY Show plaza where they will be challenged to take a photo with one of the television hosts, as well as Tom Friedman’s “Looking Up” sculpture on Park Avenue. Guests are invited to share their photos at Mandarin Oriental, New York and around town with the program’s designated hashtag, #MOPandaClub. Younger fans are also encouraged to bring their Pocket Panda on future stays to receive a special stamp and be treated to surprises on milestone visits.
Exclusive Experiences for Younger Fans
At Mandarin Oriental, New York, children and teens alike will delight in an array of special amenities and immersive activities created especially for them.
Whimsical Welcome Treats and In-Room Amenities
Following a personalized VIP check-in experience with the Guest Relations team, younger fans will be welcomed to their guestroom or suite with a selection of MO Panda Club-themed treats, MiniMO the Panda stuffed animal, New York City guidebook, children’s robes and slippers, special toiletries or bathtub toys, exclusively-designed t-shirts and more.
A Tailored Experience with New York City Adventures
Once settled in, families can work hand-in-hand with the hotel’s Concierge team who will further enhance the New York City experience. Guests may choose to explore Central Park with a horseback ride along the bridle path, uncover the secrets of Grand Central Terminal during an underground tour, snap a selfie with Theodore Roosevelt at the American Museum of Natural History alongside an Art Smart guide or taste the city’s countless cuisines during a food tour, all upon request for an additional cost.
Special Children’s Menus and Family-Friendly Swim Hours
Following a fun-filled day in the city with Pocket Panda, children can reenergize with a New York City-inspired dish from the children’s menu or a refreshing mocktail just for teens at Restaurant Asiate or the Lobby Lounge. Afterwards, children and parents alike are invited to rejuvenate with an afternoon dip in the 36th floor lap pool overlooking the Hudson River during the hotel’s family-friendly swim hours from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.daily. Private swimming lessons with one of The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York’s certified instructors are also available for children of all ages upon request.
Mini Manhattan Family Package
Families are invited to create the perfect weekend getaway with the Mini Manhattan offer. Enjoy floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of Central Park, the Hudson River or the Manhattan skyline from one of the property’s spacious guestrooms or suites. Delight in a quintessential New York City experience with a complimentary horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park that begins with pick-up at the hotel’s doorstep; choice of two gift cards valued at USD 50 each upon arrival; USD 100 daily food and beverage credit; complimentary internet access for the duration of stay; and more. Families may choose to tailor their visit by selecting from an array of experiences at an additional cost, including a guided tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the American Museum of Natural History led by an Art Smart guide as well as tickets to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Additionally, guests seeking extra space for their family may add a second guestroom available at a special two-night rate in conjunction with the package.
The Mini Manhattan offer is available until December 31, 2016 with rates beginning at USD 995 per night plus applicable taxes and gratuities. The package is based on a family of four, including two adults and two children under 12, for a minimum of two nights. For reservations, please call +1 (212) 805 8800 or visit www.mandarinoriental.com.