Hong Kong, 18 February 2014 – Mandarin Oriental, Miami
is delighted to announce the opening of MO Bar + Lounge
on 26 February 2014. Offering a cosmopolitan nightlife experience unique to the prestigious Brickell area of Miami, the new space will showcase the hotel’s panoramic skyline and water views. Natural woods, leathers and polished metals will create a warm setting which complements the elegant lounge seating. Guests can enjoy an innovative selection of classic cocktails and modern mixology offered alongside a menu of light plates. MO Bar + Lounge will also host nightly jazz and international Latin performances.
“We are delighted to bring a stylish and lively bar experience to Mandarin Oriental, Miami,” said Jorge Gonzalez, Area Vice President and General Manager. “There are many exciting additions to the hotel this year from a refreshed design and new cuisine at Azul to our new Peruvian restaurant, La Mar by Gaston Acurio, which will open in early March. These new offerings paired with the opening of MO Bar + Lounge will allow us to remain at the forefront of Miami’s dynamic culinary industry.”
The cocktail menu at MO Bar + Lounge will be prepared with fresh, house-made ingredients, herbs, syrups and only the finest premium liquors. The hotel has tapped expert mixologist, Angelo Vieira, formerly of The Florida Room and Sunset Lounge, to create an atmosphere of sophisticated showmanship and style at the bar. Vieira, who has a wide range of experience in fine and rare spirits, as well as with classic bar tools, is a mastermind with homemade infusions and fresh fruit liquors. Cocktails will range from timeless classics with a fresh twist, such as the French Martini with vodka, crème de framboise, fresh pineapple, fresh lime and raspberry to the more intriguing variety, such as the New York Sour with whiskey, lemon, simple syrup, egg white, and red wine float.
With its relaxing yet polished atmosphere, MO Bar + Lounge will feature a 14-seat formal bar and 76-seat lounge, complementing the 30-foot floor-to-ceiling bay and city views. Highly-trained bartenders will practice their craft with gold-plated mixing tools and special ices, chipped from an ice block displayed at the main bar. Cocktails will be served using solid square ice cubes, allowing the ingredients’ concentration to remain undiluted while chilling.
With a sophisticated sound system and stage lighting, MO Bar + Lounge will transform each night into an intimate performance venue with a lively city atmosphere. The exciting entertainment line-up includes jazz and Latin sounds from international artists, live instrumentalists and singers.