Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a new, luxurious hotel planned for development in the heart of Hong Kong’s fashion, entertainment and shopping district. The 118-room property will be housed in The Landmark, one of Hong Kong’s most successful commercial complexes.
The new property, owned by Hongkong Land, will be called The Landmark Mandarin Oriental and is due to open in mid 2005. A deluxe, intimate hotel with a contemporary design and stylish oriental flair, the property will provide exceptional facilities and Mandarin Oriental’s renowned service quality. Chic and elegant guestrooms and suites are being designed in generous proportions at over 50 square metres, and will feature highly sophisticated entertainment systems. Mandarin Oriental’s signature spa concept will be an integral part of the development with a 1,650 square metre, fully personalised spa.
The new hotel will complement the Group’s flagship property, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, with its classic, Chinese-influenced elegance. One of Hong Kong’s best-loved institutions, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is celebrating 40 years of award-winning service in 2003, and remains one of the Group’s best performing hotels. The property continues to be recognised as one of the world’s leading luxury hotels by the readers of influential publications.
“We are delighted at the prospect of operating two luxurious hotels in our home city of Hong Kong. The attributes of both hotels will complement one another, and the new property will serve an under-developed niche in this market. We look forward to working with Hongkong Land on creating a new level of excellence in hotel design,” said Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
The Landmark complex, also owned by Hongkong Land, is home to flagship boutiques of many famous international fashion names. Connected by a footbridge network to other retail centres and most of Hong Kong’s Financial District, it is a short covered walk from the Airport Express station with its fast and frequent connections to Hong Kong International Airport.
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 and in addition to this new property, it has a further three 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 The Americas and three in Europe.