In grand style

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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, has marked its tenth anniversary in grand style by winning the prestigious 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards with triple Five Star distinction across all categories – for hotel, spa and restaurant – making it one of only three hotels in Hong Kong with 15 stars.

Torsten van Dullemen, General Manager of the hotel, commented, “These outstanding achievements reflect our commitment to consistent service excellence, which could not have been possible without the efforts of my knowledgeable and passionate team here at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental. In line with Mandarin Oriental Group’s service philosophy, we will continue to bring the highly personalised service we are known for to ever-higher levels.”
The hotel is favoured by the luxury fashion crowd for its perfect location in the heart of Hong Kong’s fashion, entertainment and shopping district, and for being one of the most stylish and sophisticated boutique hotels on the island.

The designer responsible for some of the public areas of the hotel including the lobby, bar and signature restaurant on the seventh floor, is the acclaimed Adam Tihany, who drew his inspiration for the hotel from Hong Kong’s geography, along with its sense of mobility and internationalism. He explained, “I love Hong Kong. Everything about the city fascinates me and fires my imagination. I have designed an abstract boat-like feature to greet guests when they enter the hotel, which is inspired by the classic Hong Kong sailing junk. The combination of Italian marble and the architectural language of the lobby and reception areas pay homage to contemporary trade and fashion.”

Clinging to its luxury roots, the hotel offers guests excellent service and comfort, with a choice of 113 spacious rooms and suites. In addition, they are equipped with state-of the-art technology.

Amber, the hotel’s exquisite modern French restaurant, has been awarded for the sixth consecutive year two Michelin stars by the Michelin Guide for Hong Kong and Macau 2014. The hotel’s culinary director, Richard Ekkebus, won the acclaimed Golden Chef’s Hat for Young Chef of the Year in his native Holland and has worked with some of the most acclaimed three-star chefs in France.

The spectacular MO Bar is a popular haunt with locals, especially for its sublime lobster Sunday lunch and afternoon teas. In the evenings the room transforms into a bar meet club, serving the best cocktails in town. Renowned internationally for its unplugged concerts and Masters of Mixology events, this awesome two-level bar is the night-time location of choice for both guests and residents alike.

The outstanding Oriental Spa is also one of Hong Kong’s favourites, offering an oasis of tranquillity within the heart of one of the world’s busiest cities. Using a holistic approach to therapy, the spa offers a uniquely personalised experience and makes for the perfect urban escape. Exclusive to Hong Kong, the spa utilises a range of performance products and signature treatments by Sodashi, the acclaimed chemical-free spa and skincare range from Australia.

Facilities offered within the spa include a “pedi:mani:cure” studio by Bastien Gonzalez, an authentic Turkish Hammam, a holistic spa area, a high tech fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool. Not surprisingly, the Oriental Spa also earned the coveted Best Spa award at the Travel & Leisure 2014 Annual Travel Awards.

If luxurious surroundings, attention to detail and service above-and-beyond the realms of expectation is what you are looking for when visiting Hong Kong, then rest assured, this is where you will find it.

by Amanda Bernstein

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