Mandarin San Francisco Gets High Marks

San Francisco, June, 2003 - Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is the top-rated hotel for service in San Francisco and among the top five hotels in the continental U.S. and Canada, according to the World`s Best Service Readers` Survey 2003 featured in the June “Hotels” issue of Travel + Leisure Magazine. Winners of the seventh annual World`s Best Service awards were selected based on readers` evaluations of the quality of service at cruise lines, airlines, and hotels around the world.

Sal Abaunza, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco says, “It’s an honor to have our hotel distinguished for such an award, as Mandarin Oriental hotels around the world have long been recognized for their legendary service. To have the prestigious readership of Travel + Leisure confirm our mission is a true testament to the dedication and caring of my colleagues. I am proud and honored to be associated with them all.”

Located in the heart of the city, the 158-room Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco offers panoramic views of the city from the top 11 floors of San Francisco’s third tallest building, 345 California Center. The luxury hotel is the recipient of Mobil Travel Guide’s coveted Five-Star Award for four consecutive years, in addition to being accorded by Institutional Investor the 11th position worldwide for the world’s top hotels in 2002.

Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel`s toll free reservations number at (800) 622-0404, or through Mandarin Oriental’s worldwide sales and reservations offices at (800) 526-6566.

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 five additional hotels under development, including New York (opening late 2003), Washington D.C. (opening 2004), Hong Kong (opening 2005) and Tokyo and Boston (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.