Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Honoured As The Hotel Of The Year In Virtuoso® 2013 Best Of The Best Hotel Awards

Hong Kong, 19 August 2013 – Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong was named the Hotel of the Year by Virtuoso® in its Best of the Best Hotel Awards 2013. The iconic hotel was recognised for excellence out of Virtuoso’s extensive collection of more than 983 hotels, resorts, villas and private island-retreats in 100 countries.

Now in its seventh year, the annual Virtuoso® Best of the Best Awards honour the properties and individuals worldwide that best exemplify Virtuoso’s commitment to delivering exceptional experiences. While the editors of Virtuoso Life magazine, the network’s award-winning publication, combed through hundreds of options to determine the nominees, it was Virtuoso’s travel advisors who ultimately decided the winners in each category.

“A Best of the Best Hotel Award is a true honour. We are delighted to be recognised by Virtuoso’s travel advisors, who are some of the most valued professionals in the industry, and who demand excellence for their discerning clientele,” said Jonas A Schuermann, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. “It is an acknowledgement that we hold high, especially for 2013, which marks the hotel’s 50th anniversary. We have been delighting guests with our award-winning service and impressive facilities for 50 fantastic years, and are looking forward to the next 50 years in the heart and hearts of Hong Kong.”

About Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s 50 Fantastic Years
The iconic Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has been delighting guests with its award-winning service and impressive facilities for 50 fantastic years and, after thorough renovations in 2006, offers guests 21st-century luxury combined with Oriental heritage. Throughout 2013, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will be celebrating its “50 Fantastic Years” with a host of special promotions to honour this milestone achievement. These year-long offerings will commemorate the famous hotel’s 50-year history, as well as initiate the hotel’s second 50 years in the heart and hearts of Hong Kong.

About Virtuoso
Virtuoso® is the industry’s leading luxury travel network. This by-invitation-only organisation comprises over 340 agencies with more than 7,200 elite travel specialists in 20 countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, as well as over 1,700 of the world’s best travel providers and premier destinations. The network’s member agencies generate over USD9.6 billion annually in travel sales, making the group the most powerful in the luxury travel segment. Their relationships with the finest travel companies provide the network’s affluent clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. For more information, visit www.virtuoso.com. To view Virtuoso’s latest videos, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/VirtuosoTraveler.

About Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

The iconic Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is the epitome of contemporary luxury combined with Oriental heritage. Having delighted guests with award-winning service and impressive facilities for nearly 50 years, it is the much-loved address for those seeking an exclusive sanctuary in the heart of this exciting city. The spacious rooms and suites offer magnificent views of the famous Victoria Harbour and the city skyline. A collection of ten outstanding restaurants and bars, including two with Michelin stars, and a Shanghainese-inspired holistic spa, indoor pool and 24-hour fitness centre, make Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong the recognised home away from home for discerning leisure and business travellers alike.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from a well-respected Asian hotel company into a global brand, the Group now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing close to 11,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 20 hotels in Asia, ten in The Americas and 15 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates or has under development, 15 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

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Edwina A. Kluender
Director of Communications

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