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