Mandarin Oriental Almost Ready For Its Shanghai Debut
Here's one to bookmark for those of you who plan on making any stops in China this spring: a well-known international luxury brand is planning to open a 362-room hotel in Shanghai, right on the Huangpu River. But don't get this confused with that other luxury brand, Four Seasons, which recently opened up right around the same spot. (It's not Bulgari, either; that one won't be opening until 2015)
No, the one we're talking about is actually Mandarin Oriental Shanghai, whose opening is suddenly right around the corner. Set to debut in March, MO Shanghai will be a very handsome addition to the Pudong scene.
In amenities alone, the hotel will offer a 13-suite spa with a boutique and signature MO products, a 25m pool, a 500-seat ballroom, a swanky Club Lounge and six restaurants and bars, including a Mandarin cake shop.
Read on to see another photo of the rooms!
As for the rooms, everything seems pretty much on par for MO's love of Asian-inspired decor (then again, this is Shanghai) and rich textures. Hence the beige carpet with black linear motifs, the black curved leather armchair, the peacock-inspired bed spread, the beige patterned headboard, the black marble counters, the plasma TVs sunken into the walls....the list goes on. But one word sums the whole thing up pretty well: gorgeous.
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[Photos: Mandarin Oriental]