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The allure of Asia draws travelers from around the world. It is a continent of contrasts; of tiny, rural villages lost in time and cosmopolitan mega-cities poised for the future. Streets swirl with color and sound. Enticing aromas tempt the taste buds with exotic flavors. Cool jade and shimmering silks, trinkets and treasures fill Asian markets. Serenity synthesizes with sizzle.
When seeking a hotel in Asia, seasoned travelers typically choose a hotel that offers a sense of place. Sophisticated travelers also have high expectations for surroundings and service. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group collection of 16 five-star hotels in Asia, 13 hotels in the Americas and 8 European properties reflect the best of the cities they call home. Expectations are consistently exceeded. Mandarin Oriental guests become avid fans. Hence, the internationally recognized Mandarin Oriental fan logo symbolizes the delicate balance, elegance, image, hospitality and originality. Each Mandarin Oriental hotel creates its own exclusive fan reflecting what is unique about their location.
Rooms and suites at Mandarin Oriental hotels, such as the flagship Mandarin Oriental – Hong Kong, are spacious and elegantly appointed. An array of amenities includes touches like sumptuous bedding with high-count linens, designer bath products, fresh flowers and the latest technology and entertainment systems. Every member of Mandarin Oriental teams in Asia is poised to say “my pleasure” to personal requests and needs. Personal butlers/concierges have the connections it takes to score hard-to-get dining reservations and arrange yoga or culinary classes, handle local transportation and private tours. Mandarin Oriental spas are havens of serenity and wellness. And, dining at Mandarin Oriental restaurants is a feast for the senses.
Excellence does not go unrecognized. Mandarin Oriental Hotels and Spas consistently draw awards from leading travel publications. For example, the Condé Nast Gold List cites the Mandarin Oriental-Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental-Kuala Lumpur and The Oriental Bangkok and The Oriental Singapore among the best hotels in the world. Zagat commends the “impeccable service” and “idyllic surrounding” of Mandarin Oriental Hotels. Global Traveler recognizes Mandarin Oriental as the Best Asian Hotel Brand.
In Asia, look for Mandarin Oriental Hotels in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Chiang Mai, Jakarta, Macau, Manila, Singapore and Tokyo. Mandarin Oriental Hotels are also in development in Sanyo and Beijing (2008) in Macau (2009) and in Taipei and Guangzhou (2010).
|Sheri Ann Richerson|