Mandarin Oriental lights up Christmas with 20-meter tree

The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Mandarin Oriental, Taipei yesterday put up a sparkling Christmas tree at The Arcade entrance on Dunhua North Road.

The tree is 8 meters wide and 20 meters tall and features 28 candy-shaped LED lights. The unconventional decorations of the Christmas tree and the glowing indigo lights that lined its silhouette transformed the place into a dreamy and festive wonderland, the hotel said. From Dec.2 to Dec. 28, any guest who takes a picture beside the one-of-a-kind Christmas tree, follows the hotel’s official Instagram page, posts a picture with the hashtag “2016MOTPEXmas” and checks in to Mandarin Oriental, Taipei has a chance to win a one-night stay in the luxurious Deluxe room, classic spa treatment and afternoon tea for two at The Jade Lounge. The Mandarin Cake Shop of the hotel specially designed a “Love Share” Charity Panda featuring a limited-edition Mandarin Oriental signature panda stuffed toy and one bag of handmade festive cookies. An adorable cloak worn by the “Love Share” Christmas Panda is exclusively handmade and sewn by the hotel’s housekeeping staff.

There’s a limited supply of 200 sets. All proceeds go to Qin-Ai Elementary School in Nantou to purchase musical instruments for children, according to the hotel.