Mandarin Oriental, Santiago Partners with Acclaimed Chilean Vineyard to Debut “MO” Signature Wine Blends

Mandarin Oriental, Santiago is proud to partner with leading Franco-Chilean vineyard Lapostolle Chile to create two signature wines designed exclusively for the hotel. The two appropriately named wines—MO Carménère and MO Blanc—will make their official debut at the prestigious Descorchados Wine Fair, held at the hotel on December 19.

Mandarin Oriental, Santiago Partners with Acclaimed Chilean Vineyard to Debut ‘MO’ Signature Wine Blends

The wine creation was the vision of Executive Chef Germán Ghelfi, who forged the partnership with the Lapostolle winemaking team, a renowned Franco-Chilean vineyard in the Colchagua Valley. Working in tandem with the vintners, Chef Ghelfi looked to develop blends that reflected Chilean ‘Wine Country’ while also providing a smooth finish to pair well with Mandarin Oriental’s excellent gastronomic quality. The Blanc, the more complex of the two, is created from the vineyard’s Semillon-Chilean varietal grapes, producing a dry, full-bodied white. The Carménère, often referred to as the preferred red of the Chilean people, has hints of warm spice and fruit, pairing perfectly with the more robust cuisine offered at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Senso.

The wine’s label was designed to showcase not only the Mandarin Oriental signature gold fan, but the distinctive bee-hive trellis found throughout the property. Each will be priced at approximately 25,000 CLP and can only be purchased at the hotel.

Mandarin Oriental, Santiago is in the heart of the city’s most important commercial and leisure district, known as Las Condes, home to two luxury shopping malls, restaurants, museums and theatres. It is also close to the exclusive residential neighborhood of Vitacura. The property comprises 310 guestrooms including 23 suites with commanding views of the city and the Andes Mountains, being ideal for a relaxing getaway. Its 25,000-square meter grounds contain a large iconic lagoon-style outdoor pool and landscaped gardens which provide a resort environment for guests. The hotel currently features two renowned restaurants, a renovated new lobby lounge and an English style bar as well as extensive banqueting and meeting space. Additional facilities include also a spa and a fitness center which are now under renovation.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 32 hotels and seven residences in 23 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

For more information about the wines or hotel offerings, please visit mandarinoriental.com/Santiago.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Celebrates the Festive Season Around the Globe

From cities adorned with Christmas lights to beach resorts with glistening waters, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group unveils a variety of holiday escapes and festive offerings at its properties worldwide. This year, Mandarin Oriental will play its part in making each holiday moment a memorable one with activities such as elegant festive dining with loved ones, beautiful in-room holiday decor and magical holiday shopping experiences in some of the greatest cities in the world.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Celebrates the Festive Season Around the Globe

A sampling of this year’s global seasonal offerings can be found below, together with  an overview of additional Mandarin Oriental festive experiences, all of which can be booked online at www.mandarinoriental.com.

ASIA PACIFIC

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei — Although it may seem an unexpected holiday destination, Taipei’s cultural Christmas markets and celebratory firework shows have made this a hot spot for Christmas globetrotters. Mandarin Oriental, Taipei has created a package centered around these indulgences by offering:

  • Classic Christmas treats including traditional Stollen, Christmas Wreath, and a luxurious Christmas hamper at the Mandarin Cake Shop; a “Winter Wonderland” Christmas-themed afternoon tea at The Jade Lounge, with a portion of proceeds donated to a remote Taiwanese aboriginal school
  • The perfect pampering for two with the Spa Indulgence Room Package which includes two 60-minute “Oriental Fusion” treatments and a special “me time” Essentials Gift Set
  • Price: From 13,500 TWD; more information can be found here

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo – Ring in the new year with an appetite, as Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo has prepared a proper feast for its guests this holiday season:

  • A specialty Toshikoshi Soba available via in-room dining and traditionally eaten at midnight as well as a celebratory Japanese Osechi breakfast served in the privacy of each guest’s own room, as well as a buffet breakfast for up to two guests on December 31, 2019
  • Price: From 186,999 JPY; more information can be found here

EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AND AFRICA

Mandarin Oriental, Milan — The most magical time to visit Milan is when the Galleria is full of lights, and travellers can feast their eyes on the commanding Swarovski Crystal Christmas Tree. To extend the celebration, Mandarin Oriental, Milan offers:

  • A scrumptious breakfast for two served daily in-room or in the warm setting of Mandarin Bar & Bistrot
  • Courtesy access to Van Cleef & Arpels’ unique exhibition Van Cleef & Arpels: Time, Nature, Love accompanied by an expert guide, which showcases a collection of more than 400 pieces of some of the Maison’s most unique and beautiful creations
  • Price: From 670 EUR; more information can be found here

Mandarin Oriental, Paris — Spending the holiday season in Paris is perfect for decadent treats, bubbling champagne, and shopping bags aplenty. Mandarin Oriental, Paris offers it all with a package made specifically for those seeking their own Parisian holiday experience:

  • In collaboration with Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, the department store’s new concept store, the package offers guests a VIP shopping experience in the ‘Speakeasy’ at the Galeries Lafayette Champs Elysées with Champagne and French chocolates, topped off with a beauty or wine experience in-store
  • To round out the shopping experience, guests are invited to redeem a credit at The Spa
  • Price: From 1,125 EUR; more information can be found here

AMERICAS

Mandarin Oriental, Canouan – Canouan Island, also known as the “Island of Tortoises,” offers natural beauty, unspoiled beaches, tranquil seas and gentle breezes — in other words, a perfect escape to unwind for the holidays. To honor the festive season, Mandarin Oriental, Canouan offers a variety of unique on-property happenings centered around the holidays:

  • In partnership with Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, guests can witness the release of the critically endangered Hawksbill turtles into the sea, a holiday tradition for the property
  • Looking out over the warm, turquoise waters of Carenage Bay, guests can enjoy a  Canouan Tropical Wonderland complete with events such as guest chef-prepared dinners, sunset cruises, sailing, star-gazing, and a glamorous New Year’s Eve gala dinner to ring in 2020
  • For those looking to enhance their wellness regimen, visiting Crystal Sound Healer Khun Noom will host daily introductory sessions to yoga and massage. Keeping with the holistic approach of The Spa, Kuhn Noom can help alleviate many conditions, ranging from colon-cleansing to mindfulness development
  • Price: From $3,400 USD; more information can be found here.

Mandarin Oriental, New York — New York City embodies the holiday spirit with prominent window decorations and the larger-than-life Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. After running around from various attractions all day long, enjoy a bit of relaxation at Mandarin Oriental, New York with the following holiday offer:

  • A Central Park-facing suite filled with holiday decor including an impressively decorated Christmas tree. Guests can also enjoy treats such as hot chocolate with Grand Marnier, sugar cookies, candy canes, cake lollipops, a gingerbread house and Stollen Cake, all available in-room
  • Price From $2,125 USD; more information can be found here.

All rates quoted are subject to availability, service charge and relevant local tax. For further information and reservations, please visit: www.mandarinoriental.com.

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Mandarin Oriental Announces New Hotel and Residences in Dallas

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a luxury hotel in Dallas, Texas. The project, which will also feature branded residences, is scheduled to open in 2022.

The new development will comprise a 25-storey mixed-use tower located in the exclusive Turtle Creek neighbourhood. The project is within close proximity to the central business district and a number of cultural attractions including the Dallas Theatre Centre and Arts District.

We are delighted to announce a Mandarin Oriental property in this dynamic and sought-after Dallas neighbourhood, together with a premier residential project. We look forward to extending the Group’s presence into one of America’s most important business and leisure destinations,” said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental. “Mandarin Oriental, Dallas and the Residences at Mandarin Orientalwill provide guests and owners with a range of luxurious amenities coupled with world-class service for which the Group is renowned,” he added.

Mandarin Oriental, Dallas will have 176 guestrooms and suites, four restaurants and bars including an all-day dining option, a lobby lounge, MO Bar and speciality restaurant. There will also be extensive meeting and function facilities and a spacious spa offering the Group’s award-winning signature wellness programmes. Other recreational facilities include a fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool.

The tower will also house 100 luxuriousResidences at Mandarin Oriental located on the upper floors of the building, all with city or park views. These will be designed as some of the most exclusive homes in the city. Owners will enjoy Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service and direct access to the hotel’s facilities. In addition, there will be a range of private and bespoke resident amenities including an outdoor pool, club lounge and private gardens.

The owners and developers of the project are JMJ Development, LLC, a real estate company that engages in the development of real estate projects in the United States, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates.

We’re proud Mandarin Oriental is now part of our luxury portfolio,” said Timothy L. Barton, CEO of JMJ Development. “This development will be a welcome addition to the prestigious Turtle Creek neighbourhood and will set a new standard for luxury service in Dallas. It will offer a preferred choice to clientele who demand the finest accommodation.”

2019 Holiday Travel: Christmas Shopping, Dining and Accommodation Offers at Mandarin Oriental, Paris

To celebrate Christmas and New Year, Mandarin Oriental, Paris is offering a special accommodation package with the Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées. Available from 22 November 2019 to 8 January 2020, the Festive Shopping Season in Paris package includes a private session with a personal stylist, champagne and other treats for guests. The palace will be the place to be this party season, with festive menus and winter pop-up bar in its garden.

Mandarin Oriental, Paris Exterior Courtyard

Guests booking the Festive Shopping Season in Paris offer will receive spa credit, champagne, tasty Christmas treats and VIP shopping benefits at the Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées. The famous retailer recently opened a concept store on the ‘world’s most beautiful avenue’ offering the latest fashion, lifestyle and beauty collections created by an exciting selection of top designers, ranging from emerging talents to iconic luxury brands.

Mandarin Oriental, Paris Hotel Entrance

Priced from EUR 1,125 per night, the Festive Shopping Season in Paris package includes:

Mandarin Oriental, Paris Royale Suite

  • Luxurious accommodation in a guestroom or suite
  • Daily breakfast for two people
  • A Spa credit of EUR 150 per stay
  • A bottle of champagne, seasonal treats and a scented candle from Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées offered in guests’ room upon arrival
  • Private session with a dedicated fashion stylist at the new Galeries Lafayette department store on the iconic Champs-Élysées. Also includes one-way transfer to the store, private shopping session in its ‘Speakeasy’ VIP lounge with champagne and French chocolates, and either a beauty treatment or wine tasting at the store, and hands-free shopping
Mandarin Oriental, Paris Cabochons Suite Terrace
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Mandarin Oriental To Acquire Namesake Boston Hotel

Mandarin Oriental International Limited announced that it is to acquire the freehold interest in the property that houses Mandarin Oriental, Boston together with its hotel business (the ‘Hotel’) for US$140 million.28a4f352-fb86-4bdd-8379-3686ac15cfe2

The 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, 47 hotels representing 11,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 21 hotels in Asia, 10 in The Americas and 16 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates or has under development, 17 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

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Exterior of the Mandarin Oriental, Boston Hotel

Mandarin Oriental has managed the 148-room Hotel, which is situated on Boylston Street in Boston, under a management contract since its opening in 2008. The Group also manages 85 privately owned Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to the Hotel.

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Mandarin Oriental Boston – Oriental Suite Living Room

Mandarin Oriental has exercised its right under its long-term management contract to acquire the Hotel from CWB Hotel Limited Partnership. The Hotel had been offered for sale by auction, and a number of bids had been received. Under Mandarin Oriental’s management contract, it has the right to acquire the property for a sum equivalent to the highest bid. Completion of the sale and purchase of the Hotel, subject to final court approval of the terms agreed at auction, is currently expected to take place in the first quarter of 2016.

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Mandarin Oriental Boston – Oriental Suite Bedroom

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Mandarin Oriental Boston – Oriental Suite Bathroom

Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive, said, “We are delighted to acquire the property that houses our luxury hotel in the heart of Boston. This acquisition ensures the continuity of our position in Boston, and we look forward to maintaining our award-winning service in this key gateway city.”

Mandarin Oriental’s total investment of US$140 million will be funded through a mixture of existing cash reserves and debt. The acquisition of the Hotel is anticipated to have a positive impact on the Group’s earnings. For the year ended 31st December 2014, the Hotel generated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (‘EBITDA’) of US$5.0 million. For the same period, the Group received management fees and other contributions of US$2.3 million, which were charged against the Hotel’s EBITDA.

Mandarin Oriental International Limited is incorporated in Bermuda and has a standard listing on the London Stock Exchange as its primary listing, with secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore. It is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

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.

Delight in Holiday Offers from Mandarin Oriental Hotels in the U.S. This Winter

Mandarin Oriental invites travelers to experience a wide range of festive delights at the Group’s U.S. properties. From enticing getaway packages to stylish offerings to ring in the New Year, guests will enjoy special moments this holiday season.Mandarin_Oriental_Hotel_Group_gold_logo

Plan for a sunny holiday escape at Mandarin Oriental, Miami. The hotel’s Miami Holiday Fun package includes private beach cabana service, a cookie decorating workshop, daily American breakfast and special nightly holiday treats. Additionally, lavish menus paired with sweeping bay and city views will be available at acclaimed Peruvian restaurant La Mar by Gastón Acurio and Five-Star Azul.

In Las Vegas, guests can celebrate New Year’s Eve at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire with an exclusive dining experience with Chef Pierre Gagnaire. Enjoy a private six-course dinner and champagne toast with the three Michelin-starred chef. The six-course menu is priced at USD 525 per person and a wine pairing is available at an additional USD 200. Reservations are required.

Ring in the New Year in grand style with the New Year’s Eve Celebration package from Mandarin Oriental, New York. The ultimate finale to 2015 begins upon arrival to a luxurious guestroom or suite featuring views of the Manhattan skyline. The festivities begin on Thursday, December 31, 2015 with the annual New Year’s Eve Gala in the Mandarin Ballroom on the hotel’s 36th floor. The chic black-tie evening features an open bar cocktail hour, a multi-course gourmet dinner and live performances.

Explore Atlanta’s 2015 Home for the Holidays Show House, a beautifully decorated English Manor featuring décor by national and locally renowned interior designers while basking in luxurious accommodations at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. The hotel’s Atlanta Design package starts from USD 355 per night and is valid from November 20 through December 13, 2015. For reservations, please contact the Reservations Department at +1 (404) 995 7555 or moatl-reservations@mohg.com.

At the Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Boston, guests can enjoy the luxurious comforts of home with the Home for the Holidays package. Connected to The Shops at Prudential Center and surrounded by the fashionable boutiques, art galleries and restaurants on Newbury Street, the hotel’s convenient Back Bay location is ideal for exploring the city’s festive performances, local shops and historic streets aligned with sparkling holiday lights.

For those looking to indulge during the holidays, head to Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC where culinary delights abound. Empress Lounge will be offering Holiday Afternoon Tea Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Highlights include a three-tier stand with green apple & cinnamon tartlets, lemon scented madelines and pumpkin cheesecake. In addition, the tea service will feature specialty drinks including the Hot Toddy, Peppermint Martini and Ganache Hot Chocolate with assorted toppings tableside. Holiday Afternoon Tea is priced at USD 38. A special children’s afternoon tea with mini-chocolate chip sandwiches, cake pops and more is available for USD 19.

Spend Christmas Getaway At The Excelsior, Hong Kong

With the lead-up to Christmas well underway, The Excelsior, Hong Kong (A Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group property) launches an enticing festive package for those looking to indulge in Hong Kong’s glittering Christmas lights and exciting holiday atmosphere.

 The Excelsior, Hong Kong (A Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group property)

The Excelsior, Hong Kong (A Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group property)

Situated in the heart of Causeway Bay, the shopping center of Hong Kong Island, The Excelsior, Hong Kong is only a five-minute drive from the city’s central business district and 40 minutes by MTR from Hong Kong International Airport. The hotel features five exclusive Executive Floors with a private lounge, a fully equipped business centre, a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre featuring advanced fitness equipment and dedicated spa facilities, as well as extensive meeting and banquet facilities.

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West Night View

Executive Floor Side Harbour View Room

Executive Floor Side Harbour View Room

Book the hotel’s Christmas Getaway Package from HKD 2,180* for a two consecutive nights’ stay to enjoy the following:

  • One night’s accommodation in a Superior Side Harbour View Room
  • Complimentary daily breakfast for two at Café on the 1st
  • Festive welcome amenities and a bottle of red wine upon arrival
  • Exclusive The Excelsior Christmas gift
  • Complimentary in-room Internet access and local telephone call
  • Priority reservations in all hotel restaurants
  • A special supplement of HKD 200 for an upgrade to a Deluxe Harbour View Room

Rates are valid from 18 December 2015 to 3 January 2016 and subject to availability. All bookings must be guaranteed by credit card.

In addition, the hotel’s other restaurants will be offering a number of celebratory dining options for guests to choose from.

ToTT’s and Roof Terrace

On New Year’s Eve, ToTT’s and Roof Terrace will be hosting a Countdown Gala Dinner, priced at HKD 2,388*, including one glass of champagne upon arrival and a countdown party with live music entertainment.

Café on the 1st

Guests can savour the Seafood Buffet Dinner starting on Christmas Eve, featuring an array of appetizers, freshly shucked oysters, hot dishes and a sumptuous choice of desserts. Prices start at HKD 588*.

*Prices are subject to 10% service charge.

Room reservations can be made by contacting the hotel’s reservations hotline at +852 2837 6840, by e-mailing exhkg-reservations@mohg.com or through the hotel’s direct online reservations service at www.mandarinoriental.com/excelsior. Restaurant reservations can be made by contacting +852 2837 6787 or e-mailing exhkg-xmas@mohg.com.

The 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.

Mandarin Oriental’s Star-Studded Restaurant Line Up Honored by 2014 Michelin

Mandarin Oriental hotels have long been renowned for their excellence and innovation in food and beverage, and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s passion for creating memorable dining experiences has once again been recognized, with ten restaurants being honored in the 2014 Michelin Guides, bringing the current total number of restaurants in the Group’s portfolio to 11 with 16 Michelin stars. This is more than any other hotel group in the world.

In Europe, Moments restaurant, headed by the renowned chef Carme Ruscalleda and chef Raül Balam retained its two Michelin star status in the 2014 Spanish Guía Michelin. A testament indeed to the enthusiasm and passion of this dedicated culinary team.  Dinner at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London where Heston Blumenthal and Executive Chef, Ashley Palmer-Watts, serve historic gastronomy with a 21st century twist, was delighted to be honored with its second Michelin star in the 2014 guide.Mandarin_Oriental_Hotel_Group_gold_logo

At Mandarin Oriental, Geneva Rasoi by Vineet, the first fine dining restaurant in Geneva to offer contemporary Indian cuisine, also maintained its coveted one star status in Michelin’s 2014 Guide for Switzerland. In Munich, Restaurant Mark’s under the direction of Executive Chef Simon Larese, also retained its one Michelin star status.

In Asia, the Group’s flagship property, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, now has three Michelin-starred restaurants. Pierre, which features the bold cuisine of multi award-winning, three Michelin starred chef, Pierre Gagnaire was awarded a second Michelin star in the 2014 guide. Man Wah, the hotel’s Cantonese restaurant offering exquisite local and regional specialities was also awarded one Michelin star,  while the Mandarin Grill + Bar, a Hong Kong dining institution, where artistic Executive Chef Uwe Opocensky serves a modern interpretation of grill classics and the city’s finest seafood, retained its one Michelin star for the fifth consecutive year.

In addition, Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, also maintained its coveted two Michelin star status. The restaurant features the innovative and exhilarating cuisine of talented Chef Richard Ekkebus.

Finally, at Mandarin Oriental, TokyoSignature serving contemporary French cuisine maintained its single star status for the seventh time, and Sense, featuring contemporary Cantonese cuisine set against the city’s dramatic skyline, achieved one-star Michelin status.

At Mandarin Oriental, Paris, the hotel’s signature restaurant Sur Mesure, under Chef Thierry Marx stewardship, was awarded two Michelin stars in the 2013 Michelin Guide, bringing the current number of Michelin starred restaurants in the Group’s portfolio to eleven, and the number of stars to sixteen.

We are truly delighted to once again receive these prestigious accolades,” said David Nicholls, the Group’s Corporate Director of Food and Beverage. “It reflects the dedication to fine dining excellence that Mandarin Oriental hotels offer around the world.

Michelin has been in the business of evaluating and recommending restaurants and hotels for over a century. They employ full-time professional inspectors who anonymously visit restaurants and hotels, and evaluate them on a range of criteria, using an evaluation process that has been honed over time to identify consistently high-quality establishments to suit a range of budgets and across a range of styles and cuisines.

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.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Wins 2013 International Award At The Hong Kong Business Awards

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group was honored to receive the 2013 International Award at the prestigious Hong Kong Business Awards ceremony held recently in the city. Established in 1990 by DHL and the South China Morning Post, the Hong Kong Business Awards aims to encourage and sustain the region’s entrepreneurial spirit and recognize excellent standards of corporate management and governance. The awards honour individuals and companies who are maintaining and expanding the economic viability and international stature of Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta.

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the Hong Kong-based award-winning operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, Mandarin_Oriental_Hotel_Group_black_logoresorts and residences around the world and was chosen as the 2013 International award recipient on a number of counts, including having achieved significant increases in revenue and profitability from successfully developing new markets, thereby enhancing Hong Kong’s international reputation. The Group was also commended for sound business understanding and effective risk management.

Over the years, 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.

We are delighted to receive this award, particularly as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our flagship hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.  Over the years, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has grown from a well-respected Asian-based hotel company into a truly global brand,” said Stuart Dickie, Chief Financial Officer for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, who accepted the award on the Group’s behalf. “We believe these awards reinforce the reputation of Hong Kong as a leading world city for international business,” he added.

The Group’s parent company, Mandarin Oriental International Limited, is incorporated in Bermuda and has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange, with secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Limited manages the activities of the Group’s hotels.

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French Michelin-Starred Chef Christopher Hache to Guest-Chef at Vida Rica Restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental, Macau

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MACAU presents the renowned French chef, CHRISTOPHER HACHE as guest chef at VIDA RICA RESTAURANT from 20 to 24 November 2013. Chef Hache is from the Michelin-starred restaurant, LES AMBASSADEURS at the HÔTEL DE CRILLON in Paris.

The MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MACAU is ideally situated in the heart of Macau’s business, entertainment and high-end retail

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CHRISTOPHER HACHE

districts, offering easy access to all major tourist sites and transport hubs. Both MACAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT and the Macau-China border are only 10 minutes by car, while the HONG KONG-MACAU FERRY TERMINAL is just a short five-minute drive away. From here, Hong Kong’s airport can be directly accessed by ferry in 45 minutes and Central Hong Kong in just one hour. Designed with a tasteful blend of East and West, VIDA RICA RESTAURANT is an all-day dining destination that highlights exquisite French cuisine created by Dominique Bugnand, Director of Culinary Operations and Food & Beverage. Various dim sums, Chinese specialties and Portuguese delicacies are also served to delight. Vida Rica Restaurant is open from 6:30am to 10:30pm daily.

CHEF HACHE was determined to become a chef from a very young age, influenced by his grandmother who cooked for a family-run guesthouse and encouraged by his father who ran a restaurant in the Parisian suburbs. After receiving rigorous academic training in culinary techniques, he began his career working with some of the most outstanding French Michelin-starred chefs, including ERIC BRIFFARD, ALAIN SENDERENS, ERIC FRÉCHON and FRÉDÉRIC ROBERT.

Whilst learning the fundamentals of fine cooking from Chef Eric Briffard at the ELYSÉES DU VERNET, he was inspired by the top-quality, highly creative cuisine served at PALACE DE LA MADELEINE under the reins of Chef Alain Senderens. Later with Chef Eric Fréchon’s team, where his skills were further enhanced, he participated in the tremendous challenge of earning a third Michelin star at LE BRISTOL PARIS. Most recently, he worked alongside Chef Frédéric Robert at the GRANDE CASCADE where he took charge of banquet menus and restaurant development, as well as learnt about management and essentials of profitability.

With his exquisite and diversified culinary creations that have constantly won applause from the most discerning diners, Christopher Hache was only 28 years old when appointed as Head Chef of the centuries-old Hôtel de Crillon. The talented young chef was awarded his first Michelin star one year after he and his team reopened the hotel’s prestigious restaurant, LES AMBASSADEURS in 2010, making him one of the most promising chefs on the global culinary scene.

To indulge in the full range of Chef Hache’s legendary creations, guests can enjoy a six-course degustation set priced at MOP1,288 per person including one glass of MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE. The exceptional dining journey includes dishes such as SEA BASS CARPACCIO MARINATED IN TAHITIAN VANILLA BEAN OLIVE OIL WITH BAMBOO CLAMS, GREY SHRIMPS AND CRISPY FENNEL, WARM ABALONE CRUSTED WITH OYSTER TARTAR, ROASTED BRESSE PIGEON WITH CARAMELIZED YOUNG ONIONS and QUINCE AND CRISPY HAZELNUT BISCUIT WITH MILK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE AND BANANA-LIME ICE CREAM. Continue reading

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Introduces Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access For Loyal Guests Of The Brand

Exclusive new benefit for guests who create an online profile and book via mandarinoriental.com

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (www.mandarinoriental.com) announced today that it will offer its exceptional high-speed internet service on a complimentary basis to guests who create an online profile and book published rates through the luxury hotel company’s website www.mandarinoriental.com.

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Creating an online profile ensures that guests’ preferences and needs are better met across the portfolio. Booking accommodation at rates published on www.mandarinoriental.com also benefits guests, as the Group promises that rates offered online are the best available anywhere. If a better rate can be found it will not only be matched, but guests will receive a further 10% reduction.

In return, guests can enjoy complimentary access to exceptional on-line connectivity via superior bandwidths for up to six personal devices at every participating Mandarin Oriental hotel worldwide.

At Mandarin Oriental we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service, and in this digital age, we understand that fast internet connections are essential. With the added benefit of being able to seamlessly connect up to six devices in the comfort of their room, our guests can work comfortably and efficiently,” said Michael Hobson, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s Chief Marketing Officer.

As an extension, guests who book Mandarin Oriental’s Best Available Rate via selected travel agency partners will also receive complimentary high-speed internet access.

Mandarin Oriental, Munich’s Pop-Up Rooftop Chalet Set to Reopen This Winter

Back by popular demand, Mandarin Oriental, Munich is reopening its fantastic pop-up rooftop wooden chalet styled restaurant, The Alm. Set on the hotel’s rooftop, the specially designed wooden chalet will serve warming local Bavarian cuisine in style, with spectacular views overlooking the majestic Alps, the sparkling winter scenery of Munich and the city’s iconic Frauenkirche church

Quietly tucked away in a side street, yet centrally located near the famed Maximilianstraße, Mandarin Oriental, Munich Mandarin_Oriental_Hotel_Group_gold_logois an elegant gem of Neo-Renaissance charm, providing the highest levels of personalized service in the city and award-winning restaurant and bars. The newly refurbished 48 spacious rooms and 25 suites offer the finest in contemporary luxury and, along with the stunning roof-top pool, feature views that stretch across the picturesque surroundings of the old town.

Traditional, cozy and inviting, the chalet is a true winter retreat in the city with rich wooden interiors and waiters dressed in traditional Bavarian Dirndl and Lederhosen. An indulgent three course menu can be enjoyed at the special price of EUR 59 per person including specialties such as a traditional Bavarian platter or Vienna organic chicken and schnapps.  The Alm’s unique setting also makes this the perfect venue for unforgettable Christmas and winter parties, such as champagne or mulled wine receptions. With seating for up to 65 people, the chalet is also perfect for holiday gatherings and can be booked exclusively for both lunch and dinner.

The Alm will be open for dinner from Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. between 1 November 2013 and 31 January 2014. Reservations are recommended.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group www.mandarinoriental.com is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts. The Group 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.

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is an international hotel investment and management group with deluxe and first class hotels, resorts and residences in sought-after destinations around the world. The Group 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. The Group has equity interests in a number of its properties and net assets of approximately USD 2.9 billion as at 30th June 2013.

The parent company, Mandarin Oriental International Limited, is incorporated in Bermuda and has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange, with secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group International Limited, which operates from Hong Kong, manages the activities of the Group’s hotels. Mandarin Oriental is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group. The Group’s express aim was, and still is, to concentrate on the development and operation of deluxe and first class hotels worldwide.

World-Renowned Chef Thierry Marx in Residence at The Mandarin Oriental, Geneva

The MANDARIN ORIENTAL, GENEVA is delighted to host an exclusive ‘THIERRY MARX’ CULINARY WEEK, featuring the guest Chef himself, at the hotel’s Le Sud restaurant from 28 October to 3 November 2013. One of France’s most distinguished chefs, Thierry Marx is the Executive Chef at Mandarin Oriental, Paris where he established and now supervises both the brasserie-style Camélia, and Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx, the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant which was awarded two Michelin stars in 2012.

 Chef Thierry Marx

Chef Thierry Marx

Executive Chef and F&B Director for Mandarin Oriental, Paris, Thierry Marx supervises the hotel’s two restaurants, Bar 8, the Room Service, the Cake Shop and catering for events. One of France’s most distinguished chefs, Thierry Marx trained in some of the country’s best restaurants including Ledoyen, Taillevent and Robuchon. He was awarded his first Michelin star in 1988 at Roc en Val in Tours, and another at Cheval Blanc in Nîmes in 1991. He spent ten years at Château Cordeillan-Bages, a Relais & Châteaux in Gironde, where he held two Michelin stars since 1999. In 2006, Thierry Marx was elected Chef of the Year by Le Chef Magazine as well as by the GaultMillau guide.

In his role as Executive Chef at Mandarin Oriental, Paris, he is responsible for creating unforgettable and very different experiences for each of the restaurants, with menus which have been crafted over for months in his Paris Food Lab. An aesthete with an eye for detail, Thierry Marx also worked closely with Agence Jouin-Manku to create an exclusive dinner service for Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx, the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant. Continue reading

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. Continue reading