There’s history here for the asking. Step inside, and you will be transported back to colonial times; the Orient of old; the salubrious and affluent era of British Hong Kong. Beautifully maintained, this grandiose property has a strong sense of place.
Sister hotel, The Landmark, Mandarin Oriental and this one are worlds apart in terms of design and style. Just five minutes away on foot, they each have a distinct personality. Simply put, this hotel is a classic and timeless beauty; the other, a catwalk model.
An example. While here, I enjoyed a cup of coffee one morning at The Mandarin Cake Shop, one of ten food and beverage outlets at the hotel, and within no time at all, the place filled up with office crowds, families and groups of friends, all here to grab lunch or a sandwich to go. At The Landmark, because of its size, there’s no space for a buzz like this.
This hotel’s real culinary story, however, is that it has three Michelin-starred restaurants, offering greatness along with value and variety. There’s a total of four stars under this one roof: the Pierre has two, Man Wah, and The Mandarin Grill and Bar each have one.
Opened in 1963 as The Mandarin, it was then the tallest building in town, and along with the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, the first true five-star hotel in Asia. The two joined forces, and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group was born.
What’s nice is that this property is very much a part of the folklore of many local families. Many generations have married and celebrated significant moments at the Mandarin Oriental, making the hotel an integral part of the tapestry of life.
And still today, you can buy a diamond or pearl trinket or two in one of the gorgeous boutiques; have a suit or dress made for dinner that night; get the shave of a lifetime in the Barber Shop (women can visit the hair salon); meet friends for drinks in some of the best watering holes in town; and dine in style thereafter.
- Daily breakfast for two
- Room upgrade upon arrival
- Subject to availability
- Hotel credit
- US$100 or equivalent food and beverage or Spa credit (one credit per stay)
- Early check-in / Late check-out
- Subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
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