Mandarin Oriental Announces New Luxury Hotel In Taipei

Hong Kong, 8th February 2007 - Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has today announced that it will manage a new 300-room luxury hotel in the heart of the Taipei’s central financial and business district.

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei will be a key component of a five-acre mixed-use luxury lifestyle and entertainment complex which is being developed in the city. The 1.25 million sq ft complex will also house over 200,000 sq ft of internationally-recognised luxury retail. The development is located on Dun Hua North Road, one of the city’s most cosmopolitan areas, home to many company headquarters and with easy access to transport links

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei will be designed with a contemporary, elegant interior style reflective of the Group’s oriental heritage. The generously appointed guestrooms will be among the largest in Taipei and will enjoy spectacular views of the city. All guestrooms will feature state-of-the-art entertainment and customer-centric technology systems, a hallmark of Mandarin Oriental hotels worldwide.

An expansive 20,000 sq. ft spa will offer holistic rejuvenation and relaxation in a tranquil, meditative setting. Incorporating the most comprehensive range of wellness, beauty and massage treatments in Taipei, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental will feature life-enhancing signature programmes that are exclusive to the Group as well as significant water and heat therapies. A sophisticated fitness centre and outdoor swimming pool will also be available.

The hotel will feature four exceptional restaurants and two bars including authentic Cantonese and Italian cuisine served in stylish surroundings. A Mandarin Oriental signature gourmet Cake Shop will also be a prominent feature of the property. Extensive banquet and conference facilities will be ideally suited for meetings and private functions.

The overall project is owned by Mandarina Crown Hotel Co. Ltd. The renowned hospitality design consultants, Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo, have been appointed as the design architect.

“We are delighted to be bringing Mandarin Oriental’s legendary hospitality to this exciting development and look forward to creating the city’s most luxurious hotel in the heart of Taipei’s dynamic and sophisticated centre,” said Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental.

“The entry of such a prestigious luxurious hotel operator into the Taiwanese market is indeed a milestone, and we look forward to working with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group on creating Taipei’s most vibrant central development,” said Mr. Lin Ming-Chun, Chairman of Mandarina Crown Hotel Co. Ltd.

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, 44 hotels representing close to 11,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 20 hotels in Asia, ten in The Americas and 14 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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