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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Type Public (SGX: M04 LSEMDO)
Industry Hospitality, tourism
Founded 1963
Headquarters Causeway Bay Hong Kong Island
Number of locations 28
Key people Simon Keswick, Chairman
Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive;
Stuart Dickie, Chief Financial Officer;
Michael Hobson, Sales and Marketing Director;
Terry Stinson, Development Director and President, The Americas
Products Hotel
Revenue US$404 million (2006)
Operating income US$122 million (2006)
Net income US$80 million (2006)
Parent Jardine Matheson
Website www.MandarinOriental.com

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) (Traditional Chinese: 文華東方酒店), a member of the Jardine Matheson Group, is an international hotel investment and management group with luxury hotels, resorts and residences in Asia, Europe and the Americas.[1]

History[edit]

The Group began with the opening of The Mandarin, in Central District Hong Kong Island in 1963,and the group second opening of The Exclsior Hotel in Causeway Bay in 1973. In 1974, Mandarin International Hotels Limited was formed as a hotel management company, with the intention was to expand into Asia. That year, the company acquired a 49% interest in The Oriental, Bangkok, resulting in two "flagship" hotels for the company.[1]

In 1985, the Company combined the two hotels under a common name, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. In 1987, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group was floated on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong under the name of "Mandarin Oriental International Limited." Mandarin Oriental International Limited, is incorporated in Bermuda, and listed in London, Singapore and Bermuda. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Limited, which operates from Hong Kong, manages the activities of the Group’s hotels.[1]

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group operates, or has under development, 41 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 27 countries, with 18 hotels in Asia, 12 in The Americas and 12 in Europe and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, connected to the Group’s properties.[1]

Hotels[edit]

As of 2014, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group operates hotels in Hong Kong (3), Taipei, Bangkok, Tokyo, Jakarta, Macau (2), Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sanya, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Bodrum, London, Paris, Munich, Geneva, Prague, Barcelona, New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Miami, Boston, Atlanta and Bermuda.[2]

Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta[edit]

Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is a five-star hotel in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. The hotel's 127 rooms and suites are housed in a 42-story skyscraper designed by American architect Robert A. M. Stern. Occupying floors 25 to 42 are The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, homes managed by Mandarin Oriental.[1][3]

Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok[edit]

Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, is a five-star hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, == on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The original structure was the first hotel built in Thailand when it opened The Oriental in 1879. Today, the hotel is one of two flagship properties of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.[1][4]

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona[edit]

The group hotel in Barcelona, Spain, is located on Passeig de Grácia, regarded by some calculations as the most "expensive" street in Spain.[5][6] Previously the location of the Barcelona head office of the Banco Hispanico Americano, the avant-garde hotel has 98 guestrooms and suites, a 1,000 m2 (11,000 sq ft) spa and fitness center with an indoor lap pool, a restaurant, a rooftop terrace with a dipping pool, and private function rooms.[6][7]

The entrance to Mandarin Oriental, Boston as a pace truck for the 2013 Boston Marathon passes by.

Mandarin Oriental, Boston[edit]

Mandarin Oriental, Boston, located on Boylston Street in the Back Bay neighborhood, opened in October 2008. A Forbes five-star and AAA five-diamond hotel, it features 136 guestrooms and 12 suites, and a Forbes Four Star Restaurant.[8] and the M Bar & Lounge. In addition to the guestrooms and suites, the hotel operates 50 condominiums and 35 apartments, each with access to hotel amenities such as housekeeping, in-room dining, a concierge, and a 16,000 sq ft (1,500 m2), Forbes Five-Star Spa & Fitness Center.[9]

Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou[edit]

Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou, designed by interior designer Tony Chi, opened in January 2013. Located adjacent to TaiKoo Hui, the Mandarin Oriental hotel has 263 guest rooms and suites, four restaurants and bars, a specialty cake shop and an expansive spa.[10]

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong[edit]

The hotel opened its doors in 1963 as "The Mandarin".

Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong[edit]

Located in The Landmark office and shopping development in Hong Kong, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is a Forbes Five-Star hotel with 113 of the largest guestrooms and suites in Hong Kong with an average size of 540 sq ft (50 m2). In addition to the rooms, the hotel operates the 25,000 sq ft (2,300 m2), Forbes Five-Star Oriental Spa, the MObar and the Michelin two-starred Amber restaurant.[11]

The Excelsior, Hong Kong[edit]

Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta[edit]

The Mandarin Oriental in Jakarta, Indonesia, is on the city's main roundabout, exactly opposite the Grand Hyatt and beside the Kempinski & Pullman. It features 272 rooms, renovated in 2008–09.[12]

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas[edit]

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, a Forbes triple Five-Star hotel, opened December 4, 2009. Located on the Las Vegas Strip, at the entrance to CityCenter, the 47-story, non-gaming hotel features 392 guestrooms and suites, a 27,000 sq ft (2,500 m2) spa and fitness center, and 12,000 sq ft (1,100 m2) of function space. Also located on property are the signature restaurant, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, MOzen Bistro, the Tea Lounge, and Poolside Café adjacent to the outdoor pool.

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London[edit]

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London is located on Hyde Park in Knightsbridge, opposite Harvey Nichols department store. Originally opened as The Hyde Park Hotel in 1902, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group purchased the property in 1996 and re-opened it as the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, in 2000. Today, the hotel contains 198 rooms and suites, and operates a spa and the two Michelin-Starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.[13]

Grand Lapa, Macau[edit]

Formerly the Mandarin Oriental Macau, this flagship property was purchased by Stanley Ho who renamed it the Grand Lapa Hotel, Macau. The five-star hotel was operated by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group until January 31, 2014.

Mandarin Oriental, Manila[edit]

Formerly The Mandarin Manila, the hotel opened in 1976 in Makati City, and was renamed Mandarin Oriental Manila in the 1980s. The hotel has more than 450 rooms. The hotel will close in September 2014. A new Mandarin Oriental Manila is scheduled to open in 2020 at a different location in Makati.[14]

Mandarin Oriental, Miami[edit]

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s property in Miami, Florida, is located on Brickell Key, a 44 acres (18 ha) island in Biscayne Bay, and operates 326 guestrooms and suites with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. The hotel also features the Azul and LaMar restaurants, a MoBar + Lounge, private beach and the only Forbes Five-Star spa in the state of Florida.[15]

Mandarin Oriental, New York[edit]

Mandarin Oriental, New York, is a Forbes Five-Star located in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. Set more than 280 feet (85 m) above ground in the north tower, the hotel's 202 guestrooms and 46 suites all have views of Central Park, the Hudson River and New York City's Upper West Side. The hotel operates Asiate restaurant, the Lobby Lounge, MObar and one of only two Forbes Five-Star spas in New York.[16]

Mandarin Oriental, Paris[edit]

Mandarin Oriental, Paris, is a luxury hotel in Paris, France. The 138-room hotel opened in June 2011 in a restored Art Deco government ministry building. The hotel has two restaurants and bars – including two establishments by Michelin star-winning chef Thierry Marx – as well as The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Paris.

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco[edit]

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, occupies the top 11 floors of the 48-story 345 California Center office in the financial district of San Francisco, California. The twin towers of the 151-room hotel are situated at 45-degree angles relative to the rest of the building, with two glassy skybridges that offer views of the San Francisco Bay Area.[17]

Mandarin Oriental, Sanya[edit]

The group's first property in Mainland China, Mandarin Oriental, Sanya is located in Hainan, China's southernmost island province. Opened in January 2009, the 12 hectares resort operates 297 guestrooms, suites and villas. The hotel features five restaurants, four bars, three landscaped outdoor swimming pools and a 3,200 square metres (34,000 sq ft) Spa Village.[18]

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore[edit]

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, is one of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s largest hotels, with 527 guestrooms and suites. The property is located in Marina Centre. The hotel has five restaurants, two bars, a spa, fitness center, grand ballroom and thirteen individual meeting rooms. The hotel opened in 1987; it underwent a renovation completed in 2005.[19]

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo[edit]

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, in Japan is located between the 30th and 36th floors of the 38-story Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower, has 178 guestrooms and suites overlooking the Tokyo Imperial Palace garden to the West and Tokyo Bay to the Southeast. The hotel operates eight restaurants, a bar, lobby, tea corner and retail cake shop. Among the restaurants is the Michelin-starred Sense, serving modern variations of Cantonese cuisine.[20]

Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C.[edit]

Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

The Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C., is located in the Southwest quadrant of the city. Many of the 347 guestrooms and 53 suites feature views. Eric Ziebold's CityZen, the hotel's main restaurant, is one of the city's nosebag options. The more informal Café MoZU was replaced by Sou'Wester in 2009.[21] Sou'Wester was in turn replaced by Muze in 2013.[22]

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei[edit]

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei, opened in June 2014 and is located in the heart of the city on Dunhua North Road, Taipei’s main boulevard.[23]

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum[edit]

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, opened in July 2014 and located in south-west of Turkey, in Bodrum City at Heaven Paradise Bay. With 109 rooms and 98 villas and 116 residences featuring to the hotel side. This complex is least wonderful resort on the earth. Two beaches, one inside and one outside swimming pool, two bar and totally has eight restaurants and in room dining.[24]

Incidents[edit]

2009 Beijing fire[edit]

On February 9, 2009, the unoccupied and not yet completed Mandarin Oriental, Beijing caught fire due to unauthorized fireworks celebrating the Chinese New Year. The structure was severely damaged but did not collapse and is now under repair. One fireman died from the incident.[25][26]

Under development[edit]

As of 2014, hotels are under development in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Doha, Chengdu, Chongquing, Costa Rica, Denpasar/Bali, Dellis Cay, Dubai, Grand Cayman, Istanbul, Maldives, Manila, Marrakech, Marbella, Milan, Moscow and Shenzhen.[27]

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