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The Legendary Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Reopens
Following Nine Month US $140 million Renovation
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HONG KONG - September 28, 2006 – Nine months to the day since it closed for a comprehensive US $140 million renovation, a traditional ceremony has taken place to mark the reopening of the legendary Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Chief Executive, Edouard Ettedgui, the hotel’s General Manager, Peter French, Hong Kong socialite Christina Lee -- who officiated at the hotel’s original opening -- and world-renowned actress and Mandarin Oriental fan Maggie Cheung, cut the ribbon to declare the property officially open.

“The date was selected on the advice of our Feng Shui master, as an auspicious time to begin this historic reopening,” said the hotel’s General Manager, Peter French. “Room by room and floor by floor, every last detail has been put into place in order to ensure its legendary status. Each of our 700 colleagues is looking forward to welcoming our guests back.”

Since its debut in 1963, the hotel has consistently set standards for service in Asia and Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is set to continue its position as one of the world’s legendary hotels. Conveniently located in the heart of Central, the renovated hotel will feature 502 luxuriously-appointed guestrooms and suites, with Mandarin Oriental’s signature guest-centered technology, nine highly individual restaurants and bars, a Shanghainese-inspired holistic Spa, traditional barber, stylish hair salon, sky-lit fitness facility with pool and comprehensive banqueting facilities.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts, currently operating 21 luxury hotels with a further 9 under development in Riviera Maya-Mexico, Hainan Island-China, Barcelona (2007), Boston and Grand Cayman (2008), Dallas, Chicago, Las Vegas and Macau (2009). In total, Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, almost 9,000 rooms in 16 countries with 13 hotels in Asia, 12 in the Americas and five in Europe.

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Contact:

Nicole Hernandez
nicoleh@lhammond.com
Tel: (212) 891-0228

Also See: Mandarin Oriental Selling The Mark, New York, for $150 million / December 2005
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Receiving $140 million Renovation; Designed to Ensure the 40 Year Old Property Maintains Position as One of the World’s Legendary Hotels / November 2005

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