How to… embrace the Olympic spirit!
As the athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games battle it out for the final medals this week, we’re ready to help celebrate Team GB’s incredible success (so far, with more to come!) Each of Team GB’s 373 incredible athletes has done our country proud and the Mango team has been drawn in time and again by the contagious Olympic spirit.
Though the Olympics draw to a close this weekend, we’ve got some top tips for continuing to embrace the Olympic spirit, raising a Brazilian cocktail or two to Team GB – at home and around the world…
Best for carnival atmosphere… Food Fiesta at the Abbey Hotel, Bath
The Abbey Hotel’s summer terrace is the place to be in Bath this summer. The hotel’s food fiesta has been changing each month, with August dedicated to Brazil in honour of Rio 2016. Head to the Abbey Hotel to cheer on the last of the action with a Caipirinha or Brazilian Old Fashioned and enjoy the most irresistible Brazilian inspired street food perfected by the wonderfully creative Chef Chris Staines.
Best for getting into the spirit… The Merrion Hotel, Dublin
It’s all about Rio – and staying cool in the Irish summer sunshine – at the Merrion Hotel, Dublin. The Merrion’s Olympic Cocktail, being served in No.23, the hotel’s intimate cocktail bar, is a delicious blend of tropical fruits and Cachaça, Brazil’s national spirit, made from sugarcane. It will, quite literally, get you in the spirit…
Best for far-flung competition… Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
The Maldives isn’t all about lying back on white sand beaches and relaxing in the pristine Indian Ocean… this August sees Cheval Blanc Randheli challenging guests to Beach Volleyball competitions and the Randheli Marathon around the island. Younger guests will be entertained with obstacle relays on the beach and a Medals Atelier. After the action, guests can disappear to the Spa for sports massages tailored for athletes, while a Caipirinha – with a signature Ranheli spin – awaits to toast success.
Best for foodies… Fairmont The Palm, Dubai
Throughout August, attention at Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, has turned to Frevo, it’s Brazilian restaurant. Traditional Brazilian dishes are the stars of the show, with delicious skewered meats and plenty of Coxinha de Frango Tradicional – fried potato dumplings – all washed down with a Caipirinha, perfect for staying cool in the midsummer heat.