Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai Partners With World-Famous Golf Instructor, Cindy Reid

Hong Kong, 30 September 2013 - Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai announces an exciting new partnership with the Cindy Reid Golf Academy. Guests and residents of the hotel and Executive Apartments can benefit from exclusive five-star instruction and VIP privileges at Shanghai’s premier golf academy. The CRG Academy Privilege Card is the latest initiative bringing the finest Shanghai lifestyle to guests and residents of Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai.

Guests and Executive Apartment residents can contact their Butler or the hotel Concierge to make a reservation at the CRG Golf Academy. With Mandarin Oriental Privilege Card access, they will automatically become VIP guests of the Academy and enjoy special discounts on private classes, plus exclusive access to the best local and foreign expert PGA golf instructors, usually reserved for professional players, to help them dramatically improve their game. Guests can choose to book hourly golf sessions or a package ranging from 10 to 120 hours of tuition, with different options available for Adults and Juniors.

Cindy Reid is a PGA of America member and is renowned as one of the world’s best golf instructors, with a 26-year career as a professional golfer, teacher, author and television personality. She was the first female to coach a player on the men’s US PGA Tour, and her PGA Tour students have included Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk, Rocco Mediate, Fred Funk and LPGA players Sophie Gustafson and Deb Richard.

Cindy Reid has also achieved great success in training young golfers. An internationally respected teaching philosophy coupled with her engaging style has seen her coach more than 75 ranked juniors. Her students have won many prestigious junior golf tournaments around the world, including the Junior Futures Masters in the    

United States and the Jack Nicklaus Junior Championship at Mission Hills China. Cindy Reid also appears regularly on television in China and the United States.

Designated a Class “A” Member of the PGA of America for 13 years, Cindy is now committed to bringing the benefits of her experience to Asia and wants to develop champions that can compete on a world stage. Founded in 2007 at the Mission Hills Resort, the Cindy Reid Golf Academy has received the ‘My Favorite Golf Academy’ award by China Golf magazine for three consecutive years.

The Cindy Reid Golf Academy is located in a brand new facility at the fully renovated Shanghai Qizhong Garden Golf Club in Minhang District, a convenient 40-minute drive from Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai. It is the first of four planned driving range academies in China offering the best PGA golf instructors, five-star facilities and exceptional services to members and guests.

Rates at Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai begin from CNY 750 for Adults and CNY 600 for Juniors age 10 – 17 and CNY 500 for Juniors aged 9 and younger. Please visit www.mandarinoriental.com or call +86 (21) 2082 9964.

About Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai

Located on the east bank of the Huangpu River, amidst the dramatic skyline of the Lujiazui financial district, Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai redefines luxury waterfront living in Shanghai. With an unrivalled location, legendary service and world-class facilities, the 362-room hotel and 210 fully serviced executive apartments are poised to become Shanghai’s most desirable address.

The hotel features 318 spacious guestrooms and 44 suites and is also home to the largest and most expensive Presidential Suite in Shanghai, spanning 788 square metres with a sky garden terrace and magnificent river views. The 210 luxury furnished apartments – from studio to three bedrooms – are Shanghai’s only fully serviced riverside residences, and  are designed to offer the ultimate in luxury and comfort.

Chef Richard Ekkebus of the two-Michelin starred Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, will preside at the hotel’s Fifty 8° Grill, and Shanghainese celebrity chef Tony Lu will be at the helm of Chinese restaurant Yong Yi Ting. All-day kitchen Zest, Qi Bar, Riviera Lobby Lounge and The Mandarin Cake Shop complete the essential dining options for business and leisure.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai offers guests Mandarin Oriental’s renowned signature therapies and advanced beauty and holistic wellness treatments within a soothing Zen oasis. Additional recreational facilities at Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai include a fully equipped Fitness & Wellness Centre with a Kinesis wall and Maya Fit virtual trainers; a 25-metre indoor swimming pool; and a thermal bathing facility.

The hotel is also perfectly placed for exclusive meetings and conferences in Shanghai. A selection of multi-functional event spaces includes a Grand Ballroom hosting 500 guests, an Oriental Ballroom for 250 guests, plus eight versatile meeting rooms.

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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