Friday, June 6, 2014

Mandarin Oriental in 2020.

For those who know and follow my blog, you must know how much I love the people and restaurant outlets of Mandarin Orientel. I must have  blogged about each and every time I dined in my two favorite outlets, Paseo Uno and Tivoli. I especially love my MO family namely, Charisse Chuidian, Rene Ottlik, Peter Psyk, Isabel Cang and all of the waiters in Tivoli. 

So when I heard news about Mandarin Oriental's closing.....I would rather take it as good news about the re-opening on 2020!

Here's what MO has to say about their new property. 

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a long-term management contract to brand and manage a new luxury 275 room hotel in the heart of Metro Manila. The new Mandarin Oriental, Manila, which is scheduled to open in 2020, will be part of a mixed-use development centrally located within Makati City. At the same time the Group has announced the closure of the existing Mandarin Oriental, Manila on Makati Avenue later this year.

Mandarin Oriental has been in this important business and tourism market for almost 40 years, opening in 1976 as Manila’s pre-eminent hotel. While it has been a much-loved icon in the city, the property’s infrastructure and existing facilities are no longer in keeping with the Group’s well-recognized, luxury hospitality offering.

The new Mandarin Oriental, Manila will feature spacious rooms and a range of elegant and contemporary facilities, including a variety of restaurants and a signature spa. The hotel, which will be owned and developed by Ayalaland Hotels and Resorts, will be positioned as one of the leading luxury hotels in the city upon opening. Further information on the new hotel project will be released once details are confirmed.

“Mandarin Oriental, Manila has been recognized as one of the city’s most iconic hotels since its opening in 1976, and the Group wishes to express its sincere appreciation to all colleagues for their legendary service and support over the years. All hotel colleagues have been informed of the forthcoming closure and will receive full and fair severance payment and appropriate professional guidance,” said Torsten van Dullemen, General Manager of the hotel.


I will miss you terribly but please know that I will be the first one to walk thru the doors of the new Mandarin Oriental in 2020.

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