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Dr Cem Kinay and Oguz Serim Sign the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
to Manage its Flagship Development in Dellis Cay, a Private Island
in the Turks and Caicos
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Hong Kong, November 27, 2006 – Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group today announced that it will manage an exclusive hideaway and residences currently under development on Dellis Cay, Turks and Caicos, in the British West Indies. The private island retreat is scheduled to open in late 2009. 

Mandarin Oriental Dellis Cay, Turks and Caicos will be located on an unspoiled 35-acre beachfront site on the scenic south western shore of the island, surrounded by pristine white sands, sheltered coral reefs and protected mangrove reserves. The secluded hideaway will offer an array of luxurious leisure experiences as well as unparalleled opportunities for exceptional home ownership.  

The hideaway will feature 25 exclusive suites, 17 private stand-alone villas and 78 multi-roomed apartments. Blending with the local environment, all accommodations will be designed with expansive outdoor terraces and balconies providing panoramic views of the ocean and beachfront. The renowned Italian architect, Piero Lissoni, has been retained to create a chic, contemporary style with delicate Asian touches in keeping with the luxury hotel group’s oriental origins. 

The project is being developed by The O Property Collection (OPC), a luxury real estate development group, formed in 2005 by Dr. Cem Kinay and Oguz Serim.  "We are delighted that Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, one of the most recognized luxury hoteliers in the world, will help bring the vision for the Dellis Cay property to life. Our group seeks to establish an unprecedented level of design and service excellence across a variety of geographic territories," said OPC Chairman and CEO Dr. Kinay.  "The impeccable architecture and design, together with the legendary service of Mandarin Oriental, will ensure that Dellis Cay becomes one of the most exclusive destinations in the world.”  

The apartments and villas will be managed as Residences at Mandarin Oriental, for private use or to be included in the inventory of the hideaway’s accommodation.

Exceptional landscape design will be a major focus of the hideaway with infinity-edge swimming pools, sun decks, tennis courts, a beach club, a well-equipped reading library and resort boutiques. A choice of innovative cuisine will be featured at each of the four restaurants and bars in a variety of dining settings. As with all Mandarin Oriental hideaways, the comprehensive Spa at Mandarin Oriental Dellis Cay will focus on a holistic approach to wellness with rejuvenating experiences to soothe, restore and revitalize.  Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has been commissioned to create the dramatic 22,000 square foot spa, which will be built over a tranquil lake. The spa will feature 15 individual rooms and VIP couples suites, state-of-the-art heat and water treatments, and an outdoor Watsu pool.  

“The idyllic location and spectacular design of this development provides Mandarin Oriental with another unique opportunity to showcase the Group’s hideaway concept to those in search of a private sanctuary. This will be a remarkable retreat, offering all the luxury quality and attention to detail for which our Group is renowned,” said Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

The Turks and Caicos Islands are located 575 miles south of Miami, Florida, and comprise eight major islands and numerous uninhabited and protected cays. Featuring the third largest coral reef system in the world, the surrounding pristine waters are the playground of humpback whales, dolphins, turtles and manta rays, and are a haven for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. 

Dellis Cay, adjacent to Parrot Cay, is accessible by private boat from the main international airport on Providenciales on the main island of Turks and Caicos.  Direct flights are available from Miami, New York, Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Toronto and London.

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 11 under development in Riviera Maya-Mexico and Hainan Island-China (2007), Barcelona, Boston and Grand Cayman (2008), Dallas, Chicago, Las Vegas, Macau, Marrakech and Dellis Cay (2009). In total, Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, almost 9,000 rooms in 18 countries with 13 hotels in Asia, 13 in the Americas and six in Europe and North Africa.


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Contact:

Danielle DeVoe (ddevoe@mohg.com)
Tel: (212) 399-3938, ext. 27
www.mandarinoriental.com

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Also See: Fairmont to Take Equity Interest in the Wight Group's Hotel and Condo Development in the Turks & Caicos / January 2006
St. Lucia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands Leading the Caribbean Trend for Mixed Use Resort Development - Projects Containing Timeshare Units, Villas and Traditional Hotel Rooms / September 2006


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