The Mandarin suite at the Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is backed by nearly 50 years of storied sophistication, and you can feel the history from the moment you step inside the 3,143-square-foot space. Because the suite is sprawled across the top floor of the hotel in Hong Kong’s Central District, taking in views of the city and Victoria Harbour is easy — just peer out the double-height floor-to-ceiling windows, or take a step onto the private balcony that extends the entire length of the suite on two sides.
Since the Mad Men era (it opened in 1963), the hotel has maintained its sterling reputation, and the suite features restored furniture from the original Mandarin suite, mixed with high-tech gadgets and modern decor. The dining room melds a sleek feel with retro touches — a long glass-topped table is flanked by 12 chairs and highlighted by a trio of crystal chandeliers. Murals by artist Gerard D’A Henderson hang on the airy living room’s wood-paneled walls, and have hung there since the hotel opened. The Asian-inspired artwork melds with intricately carved Chinese furniture — two chairs by the windows have been there since the beginning — and more modern seating. Step into the marble bathroom and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a spa. Here, you can detoxify in the steam room and soak in the jetted tub that sits next to windows looking out at the city. In the mood for an actual spa treatment? The Mandarin suite connects to an entire couple’s spa suite, so you’ll barely have to budge to get the best of the hotel’s Five-Star Mandarin Spa.
Once inside the moody bedroom, your eyes will be drawn to the silk runner on the king-sized bed and the matching silk-upholstered wall. An entertainment room and kitchenette finish the elegant suite. A floor butler is on call during your stay in the hotel’s trademark service-focused style. Needless to say, the crème de la crème of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong comes with a rich price — a night costs around HK$62,000 or US$7,968.
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