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Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong can be described as many things, but here’s our list of the most fitting:
1. Storied. Since the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel opened its doors in 1963, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has been the benchmark for luxury on Hong Kong Island. The hotel’s sense of history is artfully maintained in venues such as Clipper Lounge, Captain's Bar, Man Wah and The Chinnery bar, without making the place feel stuffy or stodgy.
2. Central. Besides having a location in Hong Kong’s Central neighborhood, this luxury hotel is close to just about anything you might want to do while in town, from business meetings to shopping, sightseeing and dining. Its proximity to the Central MTR station and waterfront ferries also makes it easy to access Kowloon and the New Territories.
3. Modern. Although the hotel dates back to the ‘60s, the property underwent a $140 million renovation in 2006 that saw the guest rooms upgraded with cutting-edge technology, the public spaces freshened up and the addition of new dining venues such as The Krug Room and Pierre restaurant, the French dining room under the direction of star chef Pierre Gagnaire.
4. Cozy. Despite having more than 500 guest rooms, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong manages to feel intimate in scale, thanks to the impeccable service delivered by its polished staff. Don’t be surprised if the staff remembers your name and greets you as an old friend from the moment you check in.
5. Professional. The hotel is hands-down the place to be if you’re a solo traveler in town for business. The hotel’s Clipper Lounge is filled throughout the day with locals holding power lunches, and the bars are a favorite meeting spot for local office workers.