Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

MO Reads Opens The Cover On Its Next Book In Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco’s Book Club

Press Release   •   Nov 24, 2011 11:57 +08

MO Reads, an innovative book club for guests at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, opens the cover on its next book – Pink Princess Party Cookbook – the newest offering from children’s cooking expert Barbara Beery.

This is the final book MO Reads will feature in 2011. Hotel guests receive a complimentary copy of the book, admittance to Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco Book Club on, and a chance to enter the “Don’t bother me, I’m reading” contest.

Hotel guests throughout the winter will receive a complimentary hard cover copy of Pink Princess Party Cookbook along with a beautiful book mark encouraging them to join MO Reads at to share their thoughts, questions and insights. They can also enter the monthly contest by submitting a photograph of them reading the book in the hotel to Hotel staff will select the ‘best’ photo; prize is a one-night stay with breakfast for two – a USD450 value.

About the Book
In the Pink Princess Party Cookbook, the newest offering from children’s cooking expert
Barbara Beery, parents have recipes and party tips to create a perfect event for little ones. The book includes six themes to celebrate the whimsy of childhood. All six themes offer both recipes and party favors designed to satisfy the princess in every little girl. The book not only has plans for great parties, but the recipes are kid friendly so parents and children can share in the cooking aspect as well.

About the Author
With a degree in elementary education and a passion for cooking, Barbara Beery is the quintessential kids’ cooking instructor extraordinaire. Barbara founded the business Batter Up Kids Inc in Austin, Texas 21 years ago and since that time has taught thousands of kids to cook. As a bestselling children’s cookbook author and entrepreneur, Barbara has combined her hands-on cooking experience with kid-friendly, innovative cooking supplies to offer tips, tricks, and tools to successfully teach kids to cook up some fun.

About Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco
Located in the heart of the city, the 158-room Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco offers panoramic views of the city and bay from the top 11 floors of San Francisco’s third tallest building, 345 California Center.  Consistently ranked among the world’s top hotels by leading authorities, Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is featured in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Business Hotels 2011, the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List and Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 and Institutional Investor’s World’s Best Hotels 2010. Silks Restaurant has also earned a 2010 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and garnered top marks in the 2011 Zagat Survey.

Mandarin Oriental is best defined as a family of individual hotels and resorts, each with their own distinct personality yet inherently linked to their exotic oriental roots. Our luxury brand strives to delight our guests by providing service that is gracious and sincere and steeped in the values of the orient.