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.