DC’s Mandarin Oriental is planning to sizzle this summer with an array of special offers and activities

Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. is hoping to change up summer vacationing in the nation’s capital by reinviting the typical city hotel stay. Its Summer x MO promotion is a collection of accommodation packages, experiences, and special events designed to provide guests with a resort-style experience.

Summer x MO also highlights the hotel’s many amenities including the Panda Club, the city’s only hotel children’s club, a refreshing indoor swimming pool, Forbes Four-Star Spa and Wellness Center, plus walkable access to The Wharf and the many surrounding monuments, memorials, and museums.

Summer x MO experiences and special events include:

Family Fun

  • Bring the kids for family-friendly Monday Night Movies on the big screen in the Empress Garden complete with movie theatre-style popcorn and candy.
  • The whole family can delight in an afternoon of lawn games in the Empress Garden.
  • Visit District Wharf for an afternoon of shopping, live music, dining, and water adventures with the FanMObile.


Executive Chef and Director of Culinary and Food & Beverage Moosah Reaume debuts his summer series of culinary delights and tasteful cocktail creations.

  • Business travelers can create a community with their fellow road warriors at the Executive Social, Monday – Wednesday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Adult guests will enjoy an evening of Tequila & Ceviche in Empress each Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Experience the sights, operations, and flavors of the country’s oldest continuously operating open-air fish market with The Fish Market Tour. Guests join an expert member of the culinary team to learn to select and prepare fresh fish every Wednesday – Friday at 9:00 a.m.
  • Join Executive Chef Moosah Reaume for a summer Magic Pig Roast. Featuring the Caja China method utilizing a distinctive wood box in which the pig roasts for multiple hours, resulting in a magical tasting tender flavorful pork. Every Thursday from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Fridays Fried & Uncorked combines the juicy and crispy taste of Korean fried chicken with the sweet bubbles of sparkling winemaking for a delicious way to end the week. Fridays from
    5:00 – 9:00p.m.
  • Empress hosts Gin & Jazz every Saturday from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. with the cool sounds of live jazz accompanied by a range of artisanal gins and cocktails.


  • The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. invites guests to reconnect with the mind, body, and spirit through Wake-Up Wellness, a variety of group morning yoga, meditation, and stretching sessions. All classes begin at 8:00 a.m. every morning in the Empress Garden for registered hotel guests who are members of Fans of MO.
  • Build Your Own Scrub Bar from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Summer Packages

Family Connection – Treasure time together with connecting rooms.

  • Deluxe or deluxe Water View King room connected to a Double Queen room, or a suite with a second bedroom.
  • Family-friendly welcome amenity.  
  • Breakfast for four, daily.
  • One complimentary in-room family movie.
  • Complimentary upgraded streaming speed Wi-Fi.
  • Overnight valet parking for one vehicle each night of the stay, with unlimited in and out privileges.
  • Rates start at $1,195 per night.

Kids Stay and PlayBook a play session for your little ones in our Panda Club.

  • Offer includes a credit of three hours at the Panda Club for one child aged 3-10, per night.
  • Little Fans welcome amenity.
  • $50 dining credit, once per stay.
  • Overnight valet parking for one vehicle each night, with unlimited in and out privileges.
  • Guaranteed late check-out at 2:00 p.m.
  • Rates start at $580 per night.  

For a full schedule of Summer x MO events, pricing, package details, and reservations, please visit our website or call (202) 554 8588.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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