HONG KONG --
Promising an entirely new look to hotel rooms in Hong Kong, the
soon-to-debut Landmark Mandarin Oriental is now taking reservations
for Sept. 1, according to a hotel spokeswoman.
modern entry occupies 15 floors of a reconstructed office building
around the corner from the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong.
The Landmark is
the third Mandarin property in Hong Kong. The other is the
Mandarin Oriental follows the chains change in direction toward
fewer rooms and more cutting-edge design.
described it as a small-size, intimate hotel with large, dramatic
It will serve an
important, underdeveloped niche in the Hong Kong luxury hotel
market, she said.
The Landmark will
be the first five-star hotel of its size to open in the heart of
the citys banking and fashion district. Landmark refers to the
trendy shopping arcade that occupies the ground floor of the
Landmark Atrium at this Gloucester Tower location, including the
largest Armani store in Asia and the upmarket fashion and food
retailer Harvey Nichols first store outside the U.K.
The office tower
is owned by Hongkong Land, which invested $210 million to
rejuvenate the core of Central Hong Kong. The hotel will be managed
by Mandarin Oriental.
A strategic step
in the growth of the Mandarin brand is the creation of luxury
20,000-square-foot Spa at Mandarin Oriental will have 17 treatment
rooms covering two floors. Treatments include wet heat developed
from bathing cultures in the Middle East and Europe plus Asias
first rasul, a skin detoxification treatment. Couples will have
their own 700-foot VIP Sanctuary with steam sauna and plunge pool.
The spa also will have two Pilates and yoga studios and a Spa
guest room is 500 square feet, and the largest of the 12 suites is
1,800 square feet. All rooms have broadband access (wireless in
meeting rooms) with connections for MP3 players. Rooms/suites are
$500 to $1,500 per night.
call (800) 526-6566 or go to www.mandarinoriental.com.
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