Breaking news: Fire destroys Mandarin Oriental Beijing

9 Feb 2009 by Mark Caswell

The forthcoming Mandarin Oriental Beijing has been destroyed by fire, according to reports by the Reuters news agency.'s sister site was among the first to report the news (click here to visit the site), and videos of the fire have already started to appear on You Tube.

The 241-room hotel had been due to open later this year. It is understood that the adjacent China Central TV headquarters has not been damaged by the fire.

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