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30 Jun, 2015

Mandarin Oriental to manage second luxury property in Beijing

Hong Kong, 29 June 2015 (Mandarin Oriental media release) – Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage its second luxury property in the heart of Beijing, scheduled to open in 2017, in the Wangfujing district of the capital city. Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing will be located in the new premier mixed use centre ‘WF CENTRAL’ being developed by Wangfu Central Real Estate Development Company Limited, an affiliated company of Hongkong Land.

Located on the top two floors of WF CENTRAL, the hotel will command views of several famous landmarks in the capital. The hotel is designed by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox, and will feature garden terraces intended to capture the intimacy of a grand courtyard residence, ideal for guests to socialize, entertain and relax in. Many of the  74 luxurious guestrooms and suites will have excellent views of the Forbidden City. Mandarin Oriental’s customer-centric in-room entertainment systems will be a prominent feature.

The two restaurants will have access to a rooftop garden terrace, while the bar will be connected to a private courtyard. Other facilities will include an all-encompassing Spa.

WF CENTRAL is located on Wangfujing Street, a prime commercial and retail destination in the city. The hotel is within easy reach of Beijing’s major tourist attractions, with both the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square within walking distance.

“Beijing continues to develop in stature as one of the world’s leading destinations. We look forward to collaborating again with Hongkong Land to create another iconic property,” said Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental.

“With WF CENTRAL being Hongkong Land’s debut flagship commercial development in Beijing, we look forward to working with Mandarin Oriental again to create a truly exceptional lifestyle experience, following our inaugural partnership on The Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong,” said Y K Pang, Chief Executive of Hongkong Land.

Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing will be the Group’s second hotel to open in the city. Mandarin Oriental will also manage a luxury 241-room hotel as part of the CCTV project, which is scheduled to open in 2016.