Mandarin Oriental – Age ain’t nothing but a number!

Mandarin_Oriental_Hong_Kong_1_bigThe Mandarin Oriental is turning 50!  The Mandarin Oriental was officially opened on October 25, 1963.  The first hotel opened on Hong Kong island and it is currently the longest established hotel there.  When it opened, it was the tallest building at a whopping 27 floors!  Some other fun facts about the first Mandarin Oriental hotel include;


  • First hotel in Asia to have a bathtub in every guest room.
  • First hotel in Hong Kong to have a direct dial phone in every guest  room.
  • Opened the first ever hotel business centre in 1980.
  • The hotel produces over 12,000 pieces of chocolates a day.


Over just 50 short years, the Mandarin Hotel Hong Kong has been a part of many firsts and has pushed the boundaries within the hotel industry.  In 2006, the hotel went under a $150 million USD renovation!

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts located in prime destinations around the world.

Increasingly recognized for creating some of the world’s most sought-after properties, this hotel chain provides 21st century luxury with oriental charm.  Above all, Mandarin Oriental is renowned for regularly receiving international recognition and awards for quality management and legendary hospitality service.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group operates, and is in development, of 41 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 27 countries, with 18 hotels in Asia, 12 in The Americas and 12 in Europe and North Africa.

As of 2013, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group operates hotels in Hong Kong (3), Bangkok, Tokyo, Manila, Jakarta, Macau, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Chiang Mai, Sanya, Guangzhou, Shanghai, London, Paris, Munich, Geneva, Prague, Barcelona, New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Miami, Boston, Atlanta and Bermuda.

If you are looking to show your group luxury like no other, Mandarin Oriental hotels are a fantastic option!  Contact Dragonfly Meeting Solutions Inc. for destination options and rates for your upcoming incentive group or conference!

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