Atlanta hotel hosts Chinese New Year celebration - CBS46 News

Atlanta hotel hosts Chinese New Year celebration

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

It's the year of the horse.

People came out to celebrate Chinese New Year at an event Wednesday night at Mandarin Oriental, a luxury hotel located in Buckhead.

Guests were greeted with a real horse from Chastain Horse Park. Once inside the hotel, they enjoyed Asian cuisine and entertainment. They also had a chance at winning a free trip to Hong Kong.

"It actually is the largest holiday in China," said Robert Lowe, general manager of Mandarin Oriental. "So, we obviously want to embrace oriental heritage and bring to the city of Atlanta the celebration that is worldwide."

A portion of the sales from the event will benefit the Chastain Park therapeutic and outreach programs. The programs work with inner city and at-risk children.

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