The Asian luxury hotel chain has two hotels in the same neighbourhood, a few metres from each other. Both differ greatly in terms of look and feel. The Landmark, Mandarin Oriental, with its business chic appeal, enjoys pride of place at the heart of Central Hong Kong. This hotel is unapologetically luxurious, with rooms packed with amenities, and is frequented by locals for its great F&B options.
What’s It Like
The lobby feels cosy and stylish, just as you would expect of a luxury business hotel. The decor is decidedly oriental in its inspiration with rich colours and elegant pieces of art dotting the space. The hotel’s signature Asian hospitality is visible throughout, and guests are consistently addressed by last name. The hotel’s 109 rooms and suites are plush and comfortable, laden with amenities.
Where is It?
It doesn’t get any more central than this. Located at The Landmark, which is a major luxury retail hub, and on Queen’s Road, which is one of Hong Kong’s main shopping thoroughfare. The MTR station is just below the hotel and the IFC building is within walking distance.
I stayed in the L600 Premier room category, which features a large living room, a bedroom and a massive bathroom on the corner of the building. The bathroom also features a marble spa bathtub and you can ask the butler to prepare a spa bath ritual for you, just before you get back to your room in the evening. The pantry is packed with snacks, a Nespresso machine and gourmet tea. Other perks include a smart TV, bluetooth speakers and ample charging stations. Plush bed and bath linen are added benefits.
Restaurants and Bars
The dim sum breakfast spread at Amber, the hotel’s signature dining restaurant is worth a mention. Similarly, MO Bar is open all day and serves breakfast, cocktails and dinner. The latest addition to the hotel is PDT, the speakeasy style bar, the Hong Kong outpost of New York’s Please Don’t Tell. Step behind a curtain, pick up a mock telephone, dial 1 and a sliding door opens, giving you access to this bar, which no one would spot from the outside.
The Entertainment Suite is one of Hong Kong’s most lavish and largest, at 166 sqm. The living room features separate counters for wine on tap, a pop corn machine, a barista coffee counter and a cocktail station, a cinema screen, and a DJ booth, in addition to a massive bedroom and sprawling bathroom.
The Oriental Spa at the hotel is spread across two floors and includes a VIP Sanctuary Suite for couples, a traditional Turkish hammam and a manicure-pedicure studio. There is also a fully-equipped gym.
A great option for a business trip as most office buildings are a short walk — or cab ride — away.
The Landmark, Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong.