Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

My life: Rebecca Zhu

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Miss Hong Kong 2011 talks to Nicole Chabot about what the future holds for her after she passes on the crown.

Monday, 27 August, 2012, 12:08am

Happy couples' time to relax

The most relaxing part of getting married has to be the honeymoon, as the months of organisation and wedding-day jitters are over. The honeymoon is a time for the newlyweds to focus on each other, create treasured moments and indulge in some luxurious pampering from their hotel.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Saving money creates a picture of happiness

As China's only tropical city, Sanya has become a favourite spot for destination weddings and honeymoons. A typical wedding has 'somewhere between 50 and 200 guests in the cooler months, from October to March', says Paul Jackson, general manager of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Sanya.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hotel training caters to food lovers

Several hotels in Hong Kong offer management trainee programmes. However, the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, is unique in having created a specific programme for young graduates whose passion is food and beverage (F&B).

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

White in the heart of the City of Light

A cluster of young Asian women breeze up to the reception desk of the new Mandarin Oriental in Paris. A blur of Louis Vuitton, they are presumably on a shopping trip. Even while checking in, they're already asking the concierge for tips on the hottest boutiques nearby.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Mother's day gifts

Tea off with style

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Late entertainer is still a hit with fans

Fans of the late Canto-pop star Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing proved his popularity has not waned as they gathered yesterday to remember him on the ninth anniversary of his death.

Dozens of wreaths and bouquets from fans around the world were laid outside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Central, where Cheung leapt to his death on April 1, 2003. He was 46.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Laser violins, British singer brighten party

The city's most noted and quoted pack attended a Landmark party on Friday night at which British pop diva Leona Lewis took the stage in the Central shopping compound.

The party was to celebrate the launch of Hongkong Land's Landmark brand that unifies its four shopping destinations: The Landmark, Alexandra House, Chater House and Prince's Building.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Mandarin Oriental has reservations about demand

Luxury hotel operator Mandarin Oriental International has reported 33 per cent growth in underlying full-year profit but has warned that economic and financial turmoil in the euro zone and the United States will hurt demand.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Win tickets to discover fresh-faced trio of talent at the MO Bar

Up-and-coming crooners and songstresses will take the stage at MO Bar in The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Central on February 18 as part of its 'MO Bar discovers' campaign.

The inaugural event - an intimate 90-minute concert - will feature three artists: Hongkonger Shiga Lin, Britain's Joe Brooks and Halie Loren from the US.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

How the stars came out for the 'flower pot' man

Uwe Opocensky, executive chef at the Mandarin Oriental since 2007, oversees all the property's food and beverage outlets. And he's clearly doing something right, because under his tenure the hotel has won Michelin stars for three of its dining rooms: Pierre has two, Mandarin Grill + Bar has one, and this year Man Wah also earned a single star.

29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A taste for Cantonese

Paris can boast more than its fair share of the great restaurants of the world but, until recently, it was more or less a wasteland for anybody who wanted to eat good Chinese food.

Not any more. In September, amid much fanfare, the Shangri-La Paris opened the first Shang Palace restaurant in Europe.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Utopia Advanced Anti-ageing Facial

The best spas have the right balance of well-appointed facilities and very good treatments. But it's easier said than done.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Vitaman detox Treatment

Men's treatments - that is, facials, massages and the like - are normally emasculating experiences. Despite the rise of the androgynous metrosexual, a guy venturing anywhere near a spa is still the source of much amusement for his fellow man.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

My husband would never admit it, but he's a closet metrosexual and I know he'd love a discreet place to go at lunchtime for treatments. As his birthday approaches, my question for you is: what is the best men's spa near his office in Central where he could sneak in and out for pampering without being gone for too long?

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am