Landmark Mandarin Oriental Set for August

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, a new contemporary luxury hotel in Hong Kong has set the month of August 2005 for its eagerly anticipated opening date.
The hotel, located in Hong Kong’s premier shopping and commercial district - Central, will offer 113 of the largest guestrooms and suites in Hong Kong, designed by Peter Remedios, with an average size of over 540 square feet. Every aspect has been carefully planned for pure sensory indulgence, from the avant garde objets d’art and the stunning glass-walled bathrooms to the 400 thread-count linen. The latest in-room guest entertainment includes widescreen plasma televisions in every room, and communication technology delivered via broadband Internet networks.

“During the last few weeks, the anticipation and excitement has continued to build as we prepare to open our doors to guests next month,” Susanne Hatje, General Manager said, adding that the hotel will “establish a new benchmark for luxury, elegance and dedicated service, combined with state-of-the-art technology and the latest in contemporary design.”

Eminent interior designer Adam Tihany is responsible for the innovative public areas and interiors, the restaurant, Amber and the ultra-hip MO Bar.

Hotel guests seeking rejuvenation and luxurious pampering will be able to head to The Oriental Spa at The Landmark, which occupies 21,000 square feet over two floors of the hotel, and features calming and relaxing materials such as bamboo, natural stone and gold leaf. An oasis of tranquility, this state-of-the-art facility aims to become the premier urban spa in Asia, delivering signature treatments created exclusively for Mandarin Oriental.

A highlight will be vitality pools, amethyst crystal steam rooms, ‘experience’ showers, Turkish Hamam baths and 15 private deluxe treatment rooms, as well as pilates and yoga studios with soothing water features.

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An exact date for the opening is yet to be confirmed, but opening is scheduled for end August 2005. Standard room rates at the hotel start from US$514 per night.
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