Mandarin Oriental Announces New Hotel And Residences In Boca Raton, Florida

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a new luxury hotel and branded residences currently under development by Penn-Florida Companies in Boca Raton. Scheduled to open in late 2017, the project provides the Group with a unique opportunity to further extend its reach in this key tourism and business destination in southern Florida.

Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Boca Raton’s warm tropical climate and coastal setting make it a popular tourism destination. There are a range of golf courses, pristine beaches and parks, together with myriad cultural and recreational activities to enjoy. The city is a gateway to Latin America and other international destinations, and is serviced by multiple international airports. With a sophisticated infrastructure, Boca Raton is also renowned as a national corporate and regional business center.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from a well-respected Asian hotel company into a global brand, the Group now operates, or has under development, 46 hotels representing 11,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 21 hotels in Asia, nine in The Americas and 16 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates or has under development, 16 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

Penn-Florida Companies  a full service owner and developer of high-profile real estate for almost 30 years. “Penn-Florida is excited to be partnering with Mandarin Oriental to create a hotel and residences that will set new standards of luxury and sophistication in Boca Raton,” said Mark A. Gensheimer, President and CEO of Penn-Florida Companies. “Via Mizner will be one of the premier mixed-use projects in the country, and the arrival of Mandarin Oriental will raise the bar for hospitality and contemporary living in South Florida,” he said.

The project comprises two adjacent towers located in downtown Boca Raton, surrounded by the city’s most affluent, residential neighbourhoods and a short walk from miles of pristine beaches. The buildings will form part of an upscale mixed-use development that will include 65,000 square feet of luxury lifestyle retail as well as a world-class private club offering social, fitness and championship golf amenities.

Mandarin Oriental, Boca Raton will feature 158 well-appointed rooms and suites, all with magnificent ocean or city views, and designed in a sophisticated and contemporary style, with exacting attention to detail that is reflective of the Group’s oriental heritage. The Residences at Mandarin Oriental will be located in the adjoining tower, connected by sky bridge to the hotel, and will provide 100 of the most luxurious and desirable private homes in South Florida.

SB Architects have been selected for the hotel and residential components of the project, and the design will reflect a sense of sophisticated, urban resort living, that pays tribute to the Mediterranean-influenced architectural heritage of Addison Mizner, for which the city is particularly well-known.

Mandarin Oriental, Boca Raton will offer some of the finest dining in the region including a signature rooftop restaurant with an outdoor terrace and bar affording spectacular ocean, golf course and city views. There will also be a chic lobby lounge, a Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop, and a spacious Club Lounge. Extensive banqueting and meeting space will include an expansive 4,500 square-foot ballroom and a variety of adaptable conference rooms.

In keeping with the Group’s award-winning spa concepts, a spacious Spa at Mandarin Oriental will offer holistic rejuvenation and relaxation, together with a state-of-the art fitness centre and a rooftop pool providing guests with outstanding views.

We are delighted to be opening a new luxury hotel in south Florida’s key tourism and commercial district, and look forward to bringing Mandarin Oriental’s legendary levels of hospitality to this exciting project,” said Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental.This new development complements the award-winning Mandarin Oriental, Miami, and will provide a sophisticated and elegant retreat for guests and residents alike,” he added.

This Black Friday, Old Navy Rings in the Holidays with Best Odds Yet for Becoming an “Overnight Millionaire”

Starting on Thanksgiving, and Extending through Giving Tuesday, Old Navy will Offer Five Days of Incredible Deals and an Opportunity to Give Back

Old Navy is kicking off the holiday season with five full days of incredible in-store and online savings, extended shopping hours, an opportunity to give back and the return of the brand’s popular “Overnight Millionaire” Giveaway.

Old Navy is the ultimate Black Friday destination with on-trend fashion essentials for the whole family, all at incredible prices,” said Steve Stickel, Head of Global Stores for Old Navy. “We can’t wait to greet shoppers with some of the best deals of the season, including special in-store only savings, all in a fun and energizing shopping environment.”

Old Navy. (PRNewsFoto/Old Navy)

Old Navy. (PRNewsFoto/Old Navy)

Special Deals and Extended Shopping Hours for Black Friday

With extended shopping hours and some of the biggest savings of the year, more than 800 Old Navy stores across the U.S. will open at 4 PM local time on Thursday, November 26 and remain open until midnight on Black Friday, November 27 (store hours may vary, check local stores for details).

During these special shopping hours – from 4 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving until stores close on Black Friday – customers will enjoy in-store only savings of 50 percent off their entire purchase. The deals don’t end on Friday, with 40 percent off the entire store on Saturday and 30 percent off the entire store on Sunday and Monday.

The deals don’t stop in store; starting at 9 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, November 25 through 9 PM Pacific Time on Friday, November 27, will offer doorbuster items at 50 and 60 percent off, and 40 percent off everything else. On Saturday, November 28, all outerwear will be half off, with 30 percent off everything else online. This year’s Cyber Sunday and Monday deals will be the brand’s best to date, with deals and exclusive items customers won’t want to miss.

This year offers the ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, featuring a Santa’s Helper tool that allows shoppers to answer questions about those on their list in order to select perfect, personal gifts. The guide also highlights the top “it” items making it easy to select the key holiday gifts for all on your list.

Giving Tuesday

In celebration of Giving Tuesday, Old Navy is offering customers two ways to give back. From December 1 through December 7, customers are invited to snap a selfie or a photo of friends and family doing good deeds, then share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #UNSelfie and tagging @oldnavy. Each photo will trigger a $1 donation from Old Navy that will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, up to a $25,000 donation.

Additionally, when customers shop with their Old Navy (or other Gap Inc. brand) credit card at Old Navy stores on Giving Tuesday, the brand will donate 1 percent of customers’ total spend to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America, up to a $75,000 donation.

Old Navy is a brand that believes in giving back and we are thrilled to participate in the #GivingTuesday movement, as well as celebrate all the good our customers are doing to help others this holiday. The fact that all of these good deeds will also benefit the Boys & Girls Club is a wonderful bonus,” Stickel concluded.

Best Odds Yet for Becoming an Overnight Millionaire

For the third year in a row, when Old Navy opens its doors for Black Friday shopping, those in line will be given the chance to win a $1 million jackpot* making the holiday season extra bright for one lucky shopper. With the best odds of winning to date, the first 50 people to line up at each Old Navy store in North America will receive a game card giving them a chance to win. The Overnight Millionaire winner will be randomly selected on November 27, 2015 at 7 PM Eastern Time.

Last year, Overnight Millionaire winner Karen Crider‘s life was forever changed after a last-minute, Black Friday shopping trip to Old Navy. Since winning last year, the mother from Salem, Oregon has moved into a larger home and bought a new car to accommodate her growing family with her partner and their combined six kids, as well as take two much anticipated family vacations to Disneyland and Legoland.

Winning Overnight Millionaire has been a dream come true,” said Crider. “Before we were a household of eight living in three bedrooms, but now everyone has their own space and we can travel together as a family in one car. It has been an amazing, life-changing event for my family. “

Overnight Millionaire Scott Rowe has continued to feel the impact since winning in 2013. An 11-year military veteran, Rowe was able to quit his overseas job to pursue his dream of becoming a police officer in Central Texas, build a college fund for his daughters, and invest in real estate. In the last year, Rowe has pursued his passions further by opening Patriot Coney Island, a local family-style restaurant and bar in Belton, Texas.

I am so thankful for this blessing,” said Rowe. “The prize money gave me the opportunity to change my family’s life. Now I’m enjoying things I hadn’t been able to in years, like spend more time with my kids and pursue business ventures that had previously only been a dream.”

We’ve had the opportunity to change the lives of two special customers with our Overnight Millionaire giveaway in recent years, and we’re thrilled to offer this jackpot again this holiday season,” continued Stickel.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C. + Puerto Rico) AND CANADA 18 AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 11/27/15 at 7:00 p.m. ET. For Rules, and complete details, visit If Canadian resident, mathematical skill-testing question must be correctly answered to win. 1 Grand Prize (approximate retail value $1,000,000 USD) available to be won. Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to 30364 to opt out and to discontinue further participation in the Sweepstakes. Text HELP for information. If you receive the URL via text-messaging, you will receive 1 text message in response from an automated system. Consent is not required to buy goods and services. To view the Sponsor’s Mobile Privacy Policy, visit To view the Mobile Terms and Conditions, visit Sponsor: Old Navy LLC.

**Source: 2013 NPD Group research