The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Celebrates 50 Fantastic Golden Years with a Host of Special Offerings and a Red Carpet Event

Photographs by George Apostolidis

In celebration of “50 Fantastic Years,” The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will host a red carpet event on October 17, 2013. Notable guests will attend from Hong Kong and around the world, including a number of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s international celebrity fans. Guests will include Helen Mirren, Maggie Cheung, Bryan Ferry, David Tang, Frederick Forsyth, Caterina Murino, Vivienne Tam, Karen Mok, Darcy Bussell, Olivier Krug, Pierre Gagnaire, Michelle Reis, Hins Cheung, Michelle Wai, Ray Lui, Ankie Beilke, Moses Chan, Aimee Chan and Peter Lam as well as other celebrities, local socialites, leading politicians and influencers. The star-studded gala will feature several special events, including live performances by Bryan Ferry and Karen Mok. The evening will also include a charity auction led by the President of Christie’s Asia, François Curiel, which will raise monies for The Hong Kong Red Cross, MINDSET and Hong Kong Cancer Fund. The gala will take place in the hotel’s elegant lobby and mezzanine floor, and will include a large 3D spectacle projection over the 26-story façade of the hotel and many other delightful surprises.

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The 50th anniversary is a special milestone in the history of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, which has been part of the social fabric of Hong Kong since opening in 1963. “The Mandarin,” as it is often referred to by locals, has been embraced by royalty, heads of state, celebrities, leaders of finance and industry—and by its sophisticated guests from all over the world. When the hotel completed its renovation in 2006, the hotel was completely transformed, but was careful to preserve its much-loved character and soul. In a city that is changing so rapidly, the long-standing history and heritage of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is one of its greatest assets – which make this celebration so special.

The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong - Exterior View at night

The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong – Exterior View at night

And as the year draws to a close The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will offer guests a festive Golden celebration leading into early 2014:

FESTIVE CELEBRATIONS

Steaming mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, children’s ballet performances, a visit from Santa Claus and a festive chamber choir — these are the elements that will make it the perfect place to celebrate the festive season. Also, award-winning restaurants, luxurious rooms and legendary service, along with a magical array of decorations, will create a treasured experience. For more information, please view our Festive Celebrations brochure, or call +852 2820 4202.

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FESTIVE STAYS

Celebrate in style and enjoy a luxurious stay with loved ones, friends or family by booking one of the Festive Family Celebration or Golden Celebration accommodation packages. For information or reservations please call +852 2820 4202 or email mohkg-reservations@mohg.com.

FESTIVE DINING AT MICHELIN-STARRED RESTAURANTS

Michelin-starred chefs have created a range of tempting menus at each of the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and bars. Try innovative French cuisine at Pierre, traditional dishes with a contemporary twist at Mandarin Grill or Cantonese specialties at Man Wah. Also, Café Causette, Clipper Lounge and the Connaught Room provide the ideal setting when celebrating with the family. For more information, please view the Festive Celebrations brochure, or call us at +852 2825 4828, or email mohkg-restaurants@mohg.com.

The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong - Clipper Lounge

The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong – Clipper Lounge

FESTIVE HAMPERS

If you are not sure what to give a loved one this festive season, then the celebrated Christmas Hampers are the perfect option. These distinctive and renowned hampers brim with tasty, festive goodies from The Mandarin Cake Shop. Alternatively, guests can select one of the luxurious hampers from The Mandarin Spa that provides a calming, restorative air to the busy season. For information or reservations please call +852 2825 4008 or email mohkg-cakeshop@mohg.com or download the Hamper Order Form.

As famous for food as they are for service, the hotel’s legendary restaurants will offer a host of exceptional dining experiences to celebrate 50 Fantastic Years.

TAYLOR’S INTRODUCES AN EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION 1963 SINGLE HARVEST TAWNY PORT AT THE CHINNERY

The year 1963 was a very special one for the hotel as it was when it first opened its doors and it was also the year that produced one of the finest port harvests of the last century. To celebrate the hotel’s 50th Anniversary, Taylor’s has introduced an exclusive, limited edition 1963 Single Harvest Tawny Port for guests to enjoy or purchase. The Chinnery will be offering guests a special Port flight, including that from 1963, whilst stocks last. For further details or to book a table, please call +852 2825 4009 or email mohkg-chinnery@mohg.com.

The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, Krug Room

The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, Krug Room

EXPERIENCE THE 1960S IN THE KRUG ROOM

Executive Chef Uwe Opocensky will offer exciting adaptations of 1960s’ dishes with a 21st century twist in the exclusive Krug Room. Guests can expect the unexpected with amazing and sense-stimulating creations such as “Fruit Loops 2013,” Julia Childs-inspired “Beef Bourguignon”, “Baked Alaska” and “Ich bin ein Berliner”. This special menu will be available until October 2013 and afterwards on request. For reservations please call + 852 2825 4014 or email mohkg-krugroom@mohg.com.

THE CHINNERY TO OFFER GUESTS AN EXCLUSIVE 1963 GODET COGNAC

As part of the hotel’s celebrations, The Chinnery will offer guests a special 1963 Cognac Godet that displays a true sensory fullness having aged for 42 years in oak barrels. For further details or to book a table, please call +852 2825 4009 or e-mail mohkg-chinnery@mohg.com.

PIERRE GAGNAIRE RETURNS TO MICHELIN-STAR PIERRE TO OFFER A 1963 MENU

To celebrate Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s 50th anniversary, legendary chef Pierre Gagnaire will return to his Michelin-star restaurant, Pierre, to offer a special menu of 1963 French dishes. This seven-course 1963 set menu will include some of Chef Gagnaire’s favorite dishes from this era and will showcase his extraordinary creative talent as he takes these dishes back in time. Guests will enjoy dishes such as Roasted Rack of Lamb Maxim’s and Nantua Pike Quenelle, along with a 1963 Dessert Buffet. Chef Gagnaire will be present for both lunch and dinner from 12 to 19 October. His 1963 menus will be offered until 26 October at HKD1,963* for a seven-course dinner and HKD1,063* for a four-course lunch per person.  For further details or to book a table, please call +852 2825 4001 or e-mail mohkg-pierre@mohg.com.

The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong - Pierre Restaurant

The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong – Pierre Restaurant

LEGENDARY MARTINI EXPERT, ALESSANDRO PALAZZI, VISITS THE CAPTAIN’S BAR

To celebrate the launch of the hotel’s new silver martini glasses, Alessando Palazzi, world-renowned martini expert will jet in from London to spend a week in Residence at the Captain’s Bar. Between 21 and 26 October, Alessandro will craft a series of exclusive and classic martinis for guests to enjoy. On 26 October, martini enthusiasts will have the chance to attend a martini-making event. For further details or reservations please call +852 2825 4006 or email mohkg-captain@mohg.com.

The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong - The Captain's Bar

The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong – The Captain’s Bar

DA DONG ROAST DUCK RESTAURANT RETURNS TO MAN WAH

Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant in Beijing will return to Man Wah from 24 to 31 October, presenting a series of special menus showcasing Da Dong specialties. On 1 November, Mr Da Dong will host an exclusive Gala Dinner, paired with Château d’Yquem wines in the Connaught Room. Guests will enjoy a traditional Chinese ensemble music performance and will have a chance to meet the chef – each couple will receive a signed copy of his latest cookbook. For further information or to book a table, please call +852 2825 4003 or email mohkg-manwah@mohg.com.

The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong - Man Wah

The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong – Man Wah

FANTASTIC AND 50

To help celebrate their 50th birthday, The hotel is offering a series of special accommodation packages that will make you part of their special historic celebration. Are you celebrating your 50th birthday? Do you wish to spoil someone you love? If so, the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is pleased to launch the ultimate 50th anniversary Fantastic and 50 accommodation package, which includes highlights of their celebrations. From the moment you arrive at the airport, you will be escorted the entire way to your luxurious Oriental Suite. This special package includes, for you and your guest, a champagne breakfast, the unique 21st-century 1963 dinner menu at the Michelin-star Mandarin Grill, 1963 port flight in The Chinnery and Golden Sparkling Body Treatment. You will also both be given your own silver tankard, engraved with your initials. This two-night package will be available until 29 December with rates from HKD19,888* for the first night and HKD9,888* for the second night. For further information or to make a reservation please or telephone +852 2820 4202 or email mohkg-reservations@mohg.com

Celebratory Spa: Treat yourself or a friend to a pampering treatment or consultation with one of our acclaimed Wellness Consultants.

THE ROYAL MEN’S FACIAL IN THE MANDARIN BARBER

The Mandarin Barber launched a special facial that will detoxify and prevent the ageing process all within an hour. Chilled stones and a 24-carat gold mask will dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines. Guests will also enjoy cranio-reflexology and a soothing neck and shoulder massage. This 60-minute facial costs HKD1,300. For further details or reservations please call +852 2825 4088 or e-mail mohkg-barber@mohg.com.

Mandarin Barber

Mandarin Barber

GOLDEN SPARKLING BODY TREATMENT IN THE MANDARIN SPA

The Golden Sparkling Body Treatment will be available from 1 September in The Mandarin Spa. This luxurious 90-minute treatment starts with a full golden body scrub leaving the skin fresh and soft, and is followed by a soothing massage using a Golden Shine massage oil for glistening results. The cost starts from HKD1,600. For further details or reservations please call +852 2825 4888 or e-mail mohkg-spa@mohg.com.

Spa Reception

Spa Reception

Spa Treatment

Spa Treatment

GOLDEN UTOPIA FACIAL IN THE MANDARIN SPA

Experience our new and exclusive anti-ageing “Golden Utopia Facial”. This fantastic treatment focuses on the rejuvenation of the face, eyes and neck areas, using state-of-the-art Gaylia Kristensen products and a brilliant new 24 Carat gold natural collagen infusion mask. 120-minute facials from HKD 2,400 + 10% service charge. For reservations or further information please call +852 2825 4888 or e-mail mohkg-spa@mohg.com.

Mandarin Oriental, Hing Kong Spa

Mandarin Oriental, Hing Kong Spa

GOLD FINGER MANICURE IN THE MANDARIN SALON

Treat yourself to a luxurious Gold Finger manicure where you will enjoy a gold and sea salt exfoliation followed by a shimmering Gaylia Kristensen White Magic serum massage. Add a sparkling 24-carat gold collagen hand mask to boost collagen and the results will be dazzling. This 75-minute manicure costs HKD 500. For reservations or further information please call +852 2825 4800 or e-mail mohkg-salon@mohg.com.

Mandarin Salon

Mandarin Salon

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Spa

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Spa

Following the success of the Golden Utopia Facial, Gold Finger Manicure and The Royal Men’s Facial, The Mandarin Spa is pleased to now offer its guests a Golden Sparkling Body Treatment as part of the hotel’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The luxurious treatment starts with a full body exfoliation using a golden body scrub blended with sea salt, sunflower and vitamin E oil to leave the skin fresh and silky soft. This is followed by a soothing massage using Golden Shine massage oil, which is rich in lavender, tangerine, petitgrain and orange with sparkle essence. This treatment guarantees to leave you feeling relaxed and your skin fresh, smooth and hydrated with golden, glistening results. The cost of this relaxing 90-minute treatment will start at HKD1,600*.

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. The Group has grown from a well-respected Asian hotel company into a global brand and now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing over 11,000 rooms in 26 countries, with 20 hotels in Asia, 11 in The Americas and 14 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties. For more information on the 50th anniversary of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, please visit http://www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong/fifth-anniversary

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