Mandarin Oriental Announces Luxury Residences in Taipei

HONG KONG, 24 July 2008 -- Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced an agreement to brand and manage 26 luxurious residences that will be developed on a site adjacent to the planned Mandarin Oriental, Taipei in the heart of the city’s central financial and business district. This is the Group’s first residential project in Asia, bringing the total number of branded Residences at Mandarin Oriental around the world to 13.

The project is designed to become the most exclusive private apartments in Taiwan. As with all Residences at Mandarin Oriental, apartment owners will be offered an exclusive extension to the brand’s luxury hotel experience with bespoke services and amenities to complement their lifestyles.

Housed in an elegant 14-storey building, designed by award-winning local architectural firm, CY Lee & Partners, The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei will enjoy superb views overlooking a landscaped park and the commercial heart of the city. An exclusive range of leisure facilities are being designed within the residential development. These comprise a rooftop swimming pool with landscaped gardens, outdoor and indoor resident’s lounges, a comprehensive library and an elegant full service dining room. The project will also feature a private, underground car park, exclusively for residents. Mandarin Oriental, Taipei will provide management services for the whole development, as well as tailor-made services for individual residents.

In addition, owners of The Residences will enjoy easy access to the luxurious facilities of the adjacent 300-room Mandarin Oriental, Taipei. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei will incorporate the most comprehensive range of wellness, beauty and massage treatments in the city, offering holistic rejuvenation and relaxation in a tranquil, meditative setting, with life-enhancing signature programmes that are exclusive to the Group. The hotel will also feature a sophisticated fitness centre, four exceptional restaurants, and a Mandarin Oriental signature gourmet Cake Shop. The hotel and residences will also enjoy easy access to over 200,000sqft of internationally-recognised luxury retail.

The project is being jointly developed by Mandarina Crown Hotel Co. Ltd., the owner of Mandarin Oriental, Taipei, and Da Cin Development Company.

“The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei will the first of its kind in the city. We are confident that Mandarin Oriental will provide exceptional service to the owners of these beautiful apartments and we look forward to working with the Group to create Taipei’s most luxurious residential offering,” said Mr Wang Jen Chi, Chairman of Da Cin Development.

“We are delighted to be introducing The Residences at Mandarin Oriental to this exciting and vibrant city, and look forward to bringing Mandarin Oriental’s legendary hospitality to this extraordinary development. Together with our partners, we aim to create the most sophisticated lifestyle offering in the heart of Taipei’s cosmopolitan centre,” said Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

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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