Guests staying at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong between 27 May and 10 June, will be able to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s sixty year reign, and the Diamond Jubilee in style, with a quintessentially British Diamond Jubilee ‘Royal Afternoon Tea’ and a rare viewing of a range of royal artwork and photography.
The hotel’s iconic Clipper Lounge will form the backdrop for 27 works of art by HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH Queen Victoria and Prince Albert along with photographs by Lord Snowdon, in conjunction with the Belgravia Gallery in London. The Royal Collection of Art will be for sale and buyers will receive a gift certificate entitling them to a guided tour around HRH The Prince of Wales’s private gardens at Highgrove, followed by a champagne tea.
To complement the lithographs, photographs and etchings by members of the Royal Family in Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental’s Executive Chef Uwe Opocensky, who cooked for HM The Queen and HRH Prince Philip’s 50th anniversary dinner, will offer a truly Royal British Afternoon Tea using the finest of British ingredients.
Offerings will include Rhug Estate Coronation Chicken (created for Her Majesty’s Coronation 60 years ago) and Poached Scottish Salmon Sandwiches; Mini Yorkshire Pudding Roast Beef, Horseradish and Watercress and even Salmon Wellington and Mini Organic Pork Pies. Royal Victoria Sponge (named after Queen Victoria) and Battenberg Cake (rumoured to be one of HM Queen’s favourites) will be part of the sweet treat offerings and no Royal Afternoon Tea would be complete without warm scones, clotted cream, home-made jams and a choice of 17 different teas.
For guests wishing to make the Diamond Jubilee a truly memorable experience, where they too will be treated like Royalty from the moment of arrival at the airport where they will be met, then Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s Suite Temptation offers the ideal stay. With rates from HKD7,800, guests will also enjoy a complimentary third night, a spa credit, daily breakfast and a VIP gift.