Hong Kong, 13 April 2012 – Ideally located on Passeig de Gràcia, at the very centre of the city’s shopping and cultural district and with its own Manolo Blahnik and Tiffany flagship stores, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona's new Friends for Life shopping package provides the perfect fashionable getaway.
Ideal for those who want to bond while exploring the city’s best shopping hotspots; guests who book the Friends for Life package are welcomed with a specially created energising cake and smoothie before being whisked away by a multilingual Personal Shopper to indulge in some retail therapy at Barcelona’s vast array of boutiques; many offering specially negotiated discounts, amenities or out of hours shopping.
Offering a choice of two bespoke tours, friends can either stroll through old neighbourhoods and enjoy visits to hidden gems only a local insider would know, or choose to visit some of the city’s high end designer stores. As an introduction to the best of Barcelona, the personal shopper will take guests to explore some of city’s most fascinating shops where guardians of tradition and quality have stood the test of time. This tour includes a visit to the city’s oldest shop, Cereria Subirà founded in 1761, which offers the widest selection of candles set in the shop’s original decor as well as vintage and antique textile specialist L’Arca de l’Àvia, espadrille workshop La Manual Alpargatera and boutiques specialising in art deco jewels, delicatessens and antique shops.
Alternatively, for guests looking for the best in international luxury, the personal shopper will take friends on a bespoke tour of Barcelona’s wide choice of renowned stores, including Valentino, Hermès, Chanel and Chopard, fabulous Spanish designers such as Loewe or Suárez, as well as multi-brand boutiques Santa Eulàlia and Serra Claret for some serious retail therapy.
After a day of shopping-till-you-drop, a specially created relaxing foot massage to revive and recharge tired legs awaits at the hotel’s award winning Spa. This relaxing toe to knee massage focuses on regaining muscular flexibility, blood circulation and skin elasticity.
Rates for the Friends for Life Package start from EUR 850 and include*:
*Valid year-round. Rooms are subject to availability. Other Terms & Conditions Apply.
- One night’s accommodation in a Deluxe Twin Boulevard room on a Bed and Breakfast basis
- Energising welcome amenity
- Four hours Personal Shopper assistance (English, French, German or Spanish)
- Two Relaxing Foot Massages of 35 minutes