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Glamorous photos of '60s Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Looking better than most 50-year-olds, the iconic hotel is looking back with style -- and on its style -- after a half-century in Hong Kong
It was once the tallest building in Hong Kong, had a prime position by the harbor and was the only hotel in Asia with a bath in every guest room.
Half a century later, the 27-story Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong can no longer claim those titles, but it’s still one of the region's best hotels as well as a staple of the Hong Kong skyline since 1963.
To mark its 50th anniversary, the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is filling the year with celebrations of its chic 1960s style, including a photo exhibition featuring the hotel as it was in 1963.
The exhibition (select images in the gallery above) was launched last month at the Clipper Lounge, the hotel’s cafe.
Upcoming anniversary activities include a 10-course dinner at the hotel's gourmet restaurant, the Krug Room, with a menu by executive chef Uwe Opocensky recreating recipes from the 1960s.
In addition, a Golden Celebration Stay package promotion includes a bottle of champagne, $50 spa credit and other gifts for guests staying a minimum of two consecutive nights. Package rates start from HK$4,399 (US$567).
Art Basel at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
This year the hotel will also host the "Art Basel in Hong Kong" art exhibition.
Chosen as the official hotel of Art Basel Hong Kong, the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will host the “Hong Kong Eye” exhibition at the Clipper Lounge. The show will feature some 20 local artists.
The fair will feature the “strongest-ever lineup anywhere in Asia to date” for Art Basel in Hong Kong, declares exhibition director Magnus Renfrew.
1963 dishes with a 21st-century twist in the Krug Room, until December 2013; +852 2825 4014 or email email@example.com for reservations.
Golden Celebration Stay package, from HK$4,399 (US$567) plus 10% service charge, includes breakfast, more.
Details for Art Basel Hong Kong (May 6-26) at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong here.
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2522 0111