Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong night view 2012.jpg
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is located in Hong Kong Island
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Location on Hong Kong Island
General information
Location5 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°16′53″N 114°9′27″E / 22.28139°N 114.15750°E / 22.28139; 114.15750
Opening1963; 59 years ago (1963), reopened in 2006 after a complete renovation
OwnerMandarin Oriental Hotel Group
ManagementMandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Technical details
Floor count25
Design and construction
ArchitectLeigh & Orange[1]
Other information
Number of rooms501
Number of suites67
Number of restaurants10
Website
www.mandarinoriental.com/hong-kong/victoria-harbour/luxury-hotel
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Traditional Chinese香港文華東方酒店
Simplified Chinese香港文华东方酒店

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is a five-star hotel on Connaught Road Central in Central, Hong Kong, owned and managed by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

Mandarin Suite living room at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Mandarin Suite living room at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Originally called The Mandarin, the hotel was built in 1963 on the former site of the colonial Queen's Building on the waterfront in Central Hong Kong.[2] The cost of construction was HK$42 million, and HK$66 million was spent on interior decoration. Leigh & Orange architectural firm designed the building while the interior was designed by Don Ashton.[3] The Mandarin opened in 1963, and at 26 storeys, it was the tallest building in Hong Kong. It was the first hotel in Hong Kong to have direct dial phones and the first in Asia to include a bath in every guestroom.[4] The Mandarin was originally adjacent to Victoria Harbour, but as a result of extensive land reclamation in the waterfront area, the harbour is now several blocks away. In 2003, the hotel was the site of the suicide of actor and singer Leslie Cheung, who jumped from the 26th storey of the building.

The hotel contains 501 guestrooms, 67 of which are suites, overlooking Victoria Harbour. There are ten restaurants and bars, including the Michelin-starred Pierre, Chef Pierre Gagnaire's first restaurant in Hong Kong.[5][6] An event space can accommodate up to 600 people.[2]

In 2005 the hotel underwent a US$150 million renovation.[4]

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Coordinates: 22°16′55″N 114°09′33″E / 22.282075°N 114.159284°E / 22.282075; 114.159284