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City Discoveries

Find the peace, privacy and pampering you deserve at these Mandarin Oriental hotels

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Mandarin Oriental hotels provide both the perfect refuge and a gateway of exploration to experience the delights of a major metropolis. And where better to get away to than in one of the four glittering cities featured here – London, Hong Kong, New York and Madrid – thriving centres of culture, gastronomy and sport, each with hidden hot spots to discover. Through Mandarin Oriental, take a break in these fascinating urban hubs – and thanks to its Fantastic Offer extending Centurion members a complimentary night’s stay at properties across the globe, enjoy spending even more time on the things, and with the people, that matter most.


Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London


In terms of location, it’s hard to beat this exceptional property in the heart of the British capital. Situated between the green paradise of the royal parkland and the fashionable haunts of Knightsbridge, the hotel has been reimagined with 181 rooms and suites reinvented for the 21st century by renowned designer Joyce Wang, with the emphasis on reflecting the natural beauty of Hyde Park. Complementing this are an award-winning spa and dining options that include Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, a two Michelin-starred homage to “typically British quirky history and linguistic playfulness”, and an izakaya, The Aubrey. The hotel also offers an audio tour of the local area, including the park, historic palaces, world-famous museums and the nearby luxuriant department stores.


Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong


The brand’s original hotel may date back to 1963 but it is replete with all the mod-cons and cutting-edge technology for the 21st century. The 499 rooms are decorated in one of two distinctive styles – the more Eastern Tai-pan or Verandah, which has its origins in the West. For food and drink, visitors are spoilt for choice, led by the Michelin-starred Man Wah, serving prime Cantonese fare, and complemented by The Aubrey, a Japanese izakaya, the British-themed The Chinnery and more. On the hotel’s doorstep the thriving metropolis of Hong Kong is abuzz, yet if an escape from the throng of the city is desired, Mandarin Oriental has the answer – a three-hour hike in the Victoria Peak Garden, a hidden gem and a beautiful green space near the Peak Tower, with gorgeous views and a serene setting.


Mandarin Oriental, New York


With views over the Hudson River and Central Park, this 244-key hotel is a perfect location to enjoy the many charms the Big Apple has to offer. The spacious, luxurious rooms are a haven in the city that never sleeps, while the MO Lounge, which serves an all-day menu of local contemporary cuisine and delightful cocktails, and a world-class spa showcase the hotel’s first-rate amenities. Beyond the hotel, of course, New York has so much to explore, and the hotel team can direct you to discover the city’s hidden speakeasies, so you can get a glimpse of the Roaring 20s and the unique bars of the Prohibition Era. In the most modern of cities, it’s a chance to travel back to a time cloaked in glamorous mystery.


Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid


Inspired by the great Ritz hotels in London and Paris and ideally situated in the centre of the Spanish capital (the Prado Museum is just a short walk away), this storied hotel owes its reputation to its celebrated beginnings and a more recent complete restoration. The lobby evokes the majesty of the Belle Époque era, while the 153 rooms and suites add 21st- century comforts to their inimitable style. The mix of past and present is also reflected in the two Michelin-starred restaurant Deesa, which features “historical” and “contemporary” tasting menus, while refined dining can be enjoyed all day under the crystal canopy of Palm Court. To truly experience the city’s charms, the hotel offers a wonderful opportunity to sample the footballing atmosphere in the VIP area at Atlético Madrid, taking in a tour of the historical museum along with a full match-day experience.


Spend even more time on the things, and with the people, that matter most with a complimentary night from Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.


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