Hong Kong, 26 April 2012 – Ms Mok was presented with a signed copy of her photograph for the campaign, taken by the Group’s renowned portrait photographer, Mary McCartney who photographs each celebrity in a location of their choice which, for them, best represents a feeling of well-being.
“We are particularly delighted to welcome Karen, a Hong Kong born, internationally renowned performer here at our flagship hotel and the birthplace of Mandarin Oriental’s brand. Her phenomenal talent and grace is well known and she will be an asset to our award-winning campaign, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2010. By focusing on celebrities who clearly appreciate the finer things in life, we have been able to show the quality of our hotels in a far more interesting way than traditional hotel advertising”, said Jill Kluge, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s Director of Brand Communications.
For Mandarin Oriental’s campaign, Karen Mok was photographed in Milan, outside the historic Casa Degli Omenoni. Karen has been a big fan of the city ever since she was a student there, and has expressed her delight that Mandarin Oriental is opening a hotel in the city in 2013. Her favourite hotel in the Group currently is Mandarin Oriental, Paris.
The campaign is designed to raise Mandarin Oriental’s brand awareness globally, and simply and elegantly connects Mandarin Oriental’s well-recognized symbol - the fan - with international celebrities who regularly stay at the Group’s hotels. In appreciation of their support, the Group makes a donation to each celebrity’s individual choice of charity. Karen Mok’s charity of choice is Animals Asia Foundation.
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Karen Mok joins Mandarin Oriental's 23 existing fans: Kevin Spacey, Christian Louboutin, Sophie Marceau, IM Pei, Lance Armstrong, Michelle Yeoh, Jane Seymour, Kenzo Takada, Jerry Hall, Vanessa Mae, Vivienne Tam, Barry Humphries, Frederick Forsyth, Darcey Bussell, Bryan Ferry, Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Maggie Cheung, Sigourney Weaver, Sir David Tang, Harry Connick Jr., Hélène Grimaud and Sa Ding Ding.
About Karen Mok
Multi-award winning actress and singer Karen Mok has enjoyed phenomenal success in Asia since making her debut in 1993. Internationally recognized, Karen has appeared in nearly 40 films including Shaolin Soccer, one of the highest-grossing films in Hong Kong’s history. Mok has recently completed filming Ekachai Uekrongtham's English-language thriller The Coffin which opened at No.1 at the Box office in Thailand.
In the field of music, she was the first female artist from Hong Kong to win Taiwan's prestigious Golden Melody Award (equivalent to the Grammy Award in the Mandarin music market), and is an accomplished recording artist, with 14 albums released to date.
More information about Mandarin Oriental’s fans can be found on the Group’s website at www.mandarinoriental.com.