The Mandarin Oriental Pudong, located east of Shanghai’s historic city centre, will be followed by new openings in Guangzhou and Beijing, with another scheduled to arrive in Chengdu in 2015.
The openings are part of the group’s overall expansion plans which also include proposed or on-going developments in the United Arab Emirates, North Africa, Central America and Russia.
“Our goal is not to be the biggest luxury hotel chain, but the best luxury hotel group,” Michael Hobson, Mandarin Oriental’s Chief Marketing Officer, said.
Nestled amongst the gleaming skyscrapers of Lujiazui, Pudong’s central financial district, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong will boast 318 spacious rooms and 44 suites, as well as 210 serviced apartments.
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group was formed in 1985 as part of a merger between two luxury Asian Hotels: The Mandarin in Hong Kong and The Oriental in Bangkok.