A takeover, a new build and a refurbishment define some of the key spring 2019 openings for Mandarin Oriental
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group awaits three key openings in the spring of 2019: a takeover and rebranding of a 19th century villa property on Lake Como, a debut in the heart of historic Beijing and a refurbishment in Hyde Park, London.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has taken over management of CastaDiva Resort & Spa, an existing resort on Lake Como, Italy. The property will be rebranded as Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como in spring 2019 following a refurbishment of facilities. This will be Mandarin Oriental’s first resort in western Europe and will complement the group’s Milan hotel.
Located on the shores of Lake Como, and surrounded by lush botanic parkland, the resort is a landmark of historic importance, comprising 76 spacious rooms and suites housed in nine villas, dating from the 19th century. Two of the villas will be bookable in their entirety giving guests their own private retreat. Almost all accommodation has lake views that can be enjoyed from either a balcony or terrace. The resort features four restaurants and bars, including a lakeside terrace for al fresco dining, a large spa with an indoor swimming pool and an outdoor floating pool on the lake. There is also a variety of social and meeting facilities in the resort’s grounds.
Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, located in the heart of historic Beijing, with spectacular roof-terrace views of the Forbidden City, will open its doors in early 2019, the first Mandarin Oriental property in China’s capital. It will be positioned as the city’s most luxurious boutique hotel and will feature the group’s core pillars of chic design and architecture, exceptional dining facilities and a Spa at Mandarin Oriental, offering the latest wellness and beauty facilities. Above all, guests will be treated to the exceptional levels of legendary service for which Mandarin Oriental is renowned.
The 73-room boutique hotel is located on the upper two floors of WF CENTRAL with rooms that are a minimum of 55 sqm, which will be among the largest in Beijing, many with views towards the magnificent Forbidden City.
The design is tailored specifically towards the sophisticated needs of the contemporary traveller, deftly combining residential style and luxurious amenities. A fresh and bright colour palette, floor-to-ceiling windows, the latest technology, and sumptuous, marble-tiled bathrooms enhance the elegance.
This December, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London will welcome guests into all its public areas, restaurants and event spaces. It will also unveil the renovated and enlarged Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London.
In spring 2019, the hotel will re-open in its entirety, unveiling all new guest rooms and suites, including two expansive penthouse suites. Most accommodation offers exceptional views of leafy Hyde Park and the London skyline.
Two Michelin star restaurant, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, and Bar Boulud, London will open for lunch and dinner service from December 4. The Rosebery will unveil its festive afternoon tea and welcome this year’s Harrods Christmas Bear, Oliver, for all young Fans of Mandarin Oriental to enjoy this holiday season. New York designer Adam D Tihany, has overseen the redesign of the next-generation Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London. In keeping with the fresh new look, the extensive spa menu has also been enhanced to include exclusive partnerships with some of the most sought-after health and wellness experts in the world. The event spaces are also open, in all their glory, to host weddings, social and corporate events alike.
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