Mandarin Oriental Macau soft opens at the end of June with 213 rooms and suites, a smaller inventory in a town brimming with mega hotels.
Forming part of the mixed-use One Central complex, which also consists of serviced apartments, high-end residences and a retail component, it is mintues away from the Macau Ferry Terminal and airport and adjacent to the Vegas-type casinos.
Its intimate size will be this Mandarin Oriental’s prime unique selling proposition, said general Martin Schnider. “We can do more in a smaller operation like pay greater attention to the guests and be more creative in service like our F&B presentations.
“We’re also not a casino hotel, meaning our rooms are not specifically reserved for gamers but for all travellers.”
Besides panoramic views of Nam Van Lake, Sai Van Lake and all three bridges linking Macau to Taipa Island, guestrooms boast state-of-the-art as well as user-friendly entertainment and telecommunications systems. Said Schnider: “Let’s say a couple or family visits and one of them goes to the casino, the other(s) will have no problem enjoying the room.”
Those “left behind” will also be able to enjoy other facilities such as the signature Vida Rica Restaurant and Bar, offering all-day dining and a menu comprising Chinese, Japanese and contemporary Western cuisine in a setting made up of a main hall and four semi-private rooms and a bar with three interactive counters; the Lobby Lounge open from 11am to 12am; the cake shop; and The Spa, measuring 8,900sq ft with eight treatment rooms, gym and outdoor temperature controlled swimming pool.
Event planners will have a 320 square-metre ballroom, two meeting rooms and one boardroom with large sea-view windows and a pre-function area to play around with.
For more details, visit www.mandarinoriental.com
Margie T Logarta