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If you’re considering a stay at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, there are some attributes of this stylish, luxurious hotel to keep in mind. Here’s a short list of five things you should know about Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong:
1. Room styles vary. The 26-story hotel has rooms with two distinct types of decor: one that is more feminine and Western (called Veranda rooms) and one that is more masculine and Asian (called Taipan rooms). Both styles of room offer the same amenities, from the comfortable pillow-topped beds to the upgraded in-room technology.
2. The hotel has a dress code. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel has a sense of occasion, and so guests here should dress accordingly, which means no flip-flops in the lobby and no T-shirts in the restaurants. When packing for your stay at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, think elegant and formal.
3. The Chinnery, the hotel’s English pub, used to be for men only. When Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong opened in 1963, its bar was a clubby, masculine space off-limits to women. The feel of the pub is still as cozy and old school as ever, but now anyone can visit and settle in with a cool beer or one of the more than 120 different kinds of whiskey.
4. The Krug Room is one of Hong Kong’s most exclusive dining experiences. Tucked away behind the hotel’s kitchen, this intimate restaurant is where up to 12 guests can experience chef Uwe Opocensky’s exquisite, contemporary food and a selection of Krug champagnes unrivaled elsewhere.
5. The Mandarin Salon is a Hong Kong favorite for its expert pedicures. Locals line up to put their feet in the care of technician Samuel So and experience his take on the Shanghainese pedicure. If there’s a waiting list, get on it.