HONG KONG, Sept, 2002 - The elite readers of financial publication Institutional Investor have chosen several Mandarin Oriental hotels to be among The Top 75 Hotels in its 22nd “best hotels in the world” annual survey.
The Oriental, Bangkok took one of the list’s top positions within The Top 75 Hotels list in the fourth position, while Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco and Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong surged ahead of their 2001 rankings to the 11th and 13th positions respectively. Making their debut on the prestigious list included Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London and Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.
The survey results were compiled from the responses of more than 100 senior financial executives from 31 countries who spent an average of 61 nights per year in hotels. The scores were based on service, location, ambience, décor and fitness facilities, in addition to security, spacious working area, Internet connections, generous selection of in-room movies and outstanding restaurants offering options for specialized menus. To qualify, hotels needed a minimum number of votes and points scored for inclusion in the poll’s tabulation process, and greater weight was assigned to the responses of more frequent travelers.
Mandarin Oriental is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts. In total, the Group operates 18 luxury hotels in key business and leisure destinations, with three additional hotels under development, including New York (opening late 2003), Washington D.C. (opening 2004) and Tokyo (opening 2006). Mandarin Oriental now operates some 7,000 rooms in eleven countries with nine hotels in Asia, six in North America and three in Europe.