Mandarin Oriental, Miami re-opens fully today following the lifting of Hurricane Warnings associated with Hurricane Frances.
As part of its detailed Hurricane Preparedness Plan, Mandarin Oriental, Miami had scaled down its operations at the end of last week as Hurricane Warnings were posted. Following a mandatory evacuation order for parts of Miami, the hotel concluded an ordered re-location of all its hotel guests to inland or out of state hotels and assisted guests leaving early for the airports.
“I have been immensely proud at the way in which all our hotel colleagues worked diligently to assist all our guests last week ahead of our forced hotel closure on Friday. The comfort and well-being of our guests are always paramount and we responded well in assisting guests and in securing the hotel building ahead of the storm”, commented Jorge Gonzalez, general manger, who, along with a few of the hotel’s senior management, remained on property throughout the Hurricane Warning period.
“I am pleased to report that the hotel sustained no damage. Our well rehearsed plans have enabled us to swiftly clean-up and I am delighted that our hotel, spa and restaurants will fully re-open today”. Mr. Gonzalez added. The hotel has extended its summer promotional rates until September 30, 2004 to accommodate any local residents who may need temporary accommodation or guests who wish to re-book their disrupted plans for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Rates start from $219+tax per room per night.