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Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai The Official Hotel For The Shanghai International Film Festival And Shanghai Tv Festival

Hong Kong, 17 June 2014 - Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai welcomed some of the world’s brightest stars of film and television this June. The award-winning landmark on the Pudong riverfront is the Official Hotel for the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) and the Shanghai TV Festival, taking place from 9-22 June.

On 14 June, the hotel’s glittering Mandarin Ballroom hosted the star-studded SIFF Opening Cocktail Party, bringing together Hollywood and Asian cinema stars, directors, producers and leading entertainment industry figures.

Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai is accommodating the majority of the international stars and jury members attending both festivals, including Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Lin Chi Ling. The hotel is also providing venues for festival parties, press conferences and other activities throughout the festival.

The 17th Shanghai International Film Festival, held from 14-22 June, aims to promote the development of China’s film industry and is the country’s only non-specialised competitive international film festival accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). This year’s festival is the biggest in the event’s history with a record 1,099 (competition) and 1,808 (exhibition) film entries, and 35 cinemas screening nearly 900 SIFF movies.

The 20th Shanghai TV Festival, held from 9-13 June, recognises and promotes television excellence and provides a forum for communication and cooperation. The 2014 jury comprises renowned directors, producers, filmmakers, scriptwriters and actors.

Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai is part of Harbour City, a new 25-hectare mixed-use development comprising office towers, residences, high-end retail and dynamic entertainment, plus extensive landscaped gardens. It is ideally situated within walking distance of corporate offices and tourist sites, and has direct access to the Huangpu riverside promenade and Shanghai Metropolitan Marine Yacht Club, enabling guests to enjoy sunset cruises along the river.

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, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

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