Mandarin officially opens in Prague

The Golden City celebrated the official launch of Mandarin Oriental, Prague yesterday with a lavish event attended by some 400 celebrities, dignitaries and society guests. The list of attendees included Czech President, Vaclav Klaus, international musician and Mandarin Oriental fan, Vanessa-Mae and Mary McCartney, Mandarin Oriental’s official photographer of its award-winning advertising campaign. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Chief Executive, Edouard Ettedgui and General Manager, Clemens Hoerth welcomed guests to the gala which began in the hotel’s elegant Monastery Lounge.

In keeping with the luxury hotel group’s oriental origins, yet reflecting Mandarin Oriental, Prague’s strong sense of place, the reception featured entertainment from traditional Shanghainese mask performers and music from renowned Ondrej Havelka & His Melody Makers.

The festivities also included a lavish dine-around experience, and guests were invited to explore the Spa, signatureEssensia restaurant and chic Barego bar before trying their luck at winning a weekend for two at Mandarin Oriental, Prague or the celebrated Mandarin Oriental, New York.

Housed in a former 14th century monastery, Mandarin Oriental, Prague, is set to define a new standard of luxury in the Czech Republic. Superbly located in the Mala Strana district, the 13th century “Little Quarter” and the heart of Prague’s rich historic centre, the 99-room hotel is within easy walking distance of the Golden City’s major tourist attractions. Adjacent to the museum of music and only a five minute walk to the beautiful Charles Bridge, Mandarin Oriental, Prague offers the best of the location with a unique Oriental flair.