How the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is Celebrating its 60th Anniversary

How the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is Celebrating its 60th Anniversary

Twenty-twenty-three is a special year for the much-loved Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, as it marks sixty years from when it first opened its doors to guests. Since January, the hotel has been hosting events and implementing many new initiatives to commemorate its past and in this feature, we look at some of them.

Although the 60th-anniversary gala, which takes place on the 26th of October, will be one of the hotel’s biggest celebrations in recent years, before then, it is hosting a range of initiatives to mark the milestone.

Below, we look at some of the things guests can experience now at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.

Guests relaxing in the Clipper Room

Clipper Lounge
Fondly referred to as “Hong Kong’s sitting room”, Clipper Lounge will offer a special 60th-anniversary classic Afternoon Tea paying homage to the traditional Afternoon tea ritual introduced in Britain in the early 1840s.

The Afternoon Tea at the Clipper Lounge

On offer are classic British desserts such as the signature 1963 Mandarin cheesecake, Black Forest Cake, Lemon Meringue Tart and Vanilla Cream Horn, as well as finger sandwiches such as Roasted Prime Rib of Beef with Horseradish Cream and Coronation Chicken. And, of course, there will be plain and raisin scones served with the lounge’s much-loved rose petal jam.

A look inside the Captain's Bar

Captain’s Bar
The bar has entertained Hong Kong for 60 years and established itself as one of the best places to head to after work. Here, guests can enjoy draught beer, including local Hong Kong beer served in silver tankers, while enjoying its timeless charm. Queen Andreen, a talented jazz vocalist from Barbados who has been entertaining audiences worldwide, will provide live entertainment on Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday.

A silver tankard being filled with beer

As part of the 60th anniversary celebration, the Captain’s Bar has introduced Captain’s Hour from Sunday to Wednesday from 8-10 p.m., allowing guests to enjoy a 50% discount on a second silver tanker draught beer.

Man Wah
Known for its traditional favourites, the One-Michelin-star Cantonese restaurant has specially curated a classic menu featuring traditional Chinese dishes with a flair.

Available from the 3rd of October until the end of the month, guests can sample elevated classic dishes such as Double-boiled sea conch soup, bamboo pith red date and cordyceps, Sauteed lobster in superior fish broth and Braised chicken in casserole with abalone and sun-dried shrimps. The exquisite and delicate eight-course dinner menu is priced at HKD2,088* per person.

The main dining area inside Man Wah

On 28-29 October, Man Wah will host Chef Fei from Two-Michelin-Starred Jiang by Chef Fei from Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou, for a 4-hand collaboration. He is known for his creative Cantonese cuisine that crafts innovative dishes from simple yet premium seasonal ingredients. The 6-course lunch menu will be priced at HK988* per person, and the 7-course dinner menu will be priced at HKD2,388* per person.

Mandarin Grill + Bar
Led by Chef de Cuisine Matthew Reuther, the One-Michelin-star restaurant, which has retained its Michelin star since 2009 for 15 consecutive years, will also put up a 60th Anniversary menu with classic and much-loved recipes. Guests can enjoy Lobster Bisque and Beef Tartare and a classic French recipe, Oeufs en Meurette, poached eggs in a red wine sauce from Burgundy.

Staff working inside the Grill and Bar

Guests can also savour a classic Pithiver with duck breasts, a perfect dish for two diners to share with a classic 1963 Mandarin Cheesecake as the perfect ending note. The 60th Anniversary menu is priced at HKD1,963* per person.

Spa & Wellness
Partnering with the pioneering luxury skincare brand 111SKIN earlier this year, The award-winning The Mandarin Spa will offer the Celestial Black Diamond Sculpting Body Treatment at a special rate of HKD1,963 until the end of November to celebrate the hotel’s 60th Anniversary.

A woman undergoing the Black Diamond treatment

Celestial Black Diamond Sculpting Treatment (90 minutes)
The treatment is designed to lift, tighten and nourish. It is an opulent and indulgent body treatment that delivers dramatic results, helping to shape, smooth and saturate the skin through nourishment. It also incorporates massage techniques and potent professional formulas, which results in a smoother, sculpted and more radiant-looking figure.

The special anniversary Chinaware collection

The 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Chinaware Collection
Veteran Hong Kong designer Alan Chan originally designed the Chinaware, which displays the iconic print of the Mandarin Oriental teahouse that has been synonymous with the unique packaging of The Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop since 2006. The commemorative collection of the hotel’s 60th-anniversary Chinaware is available from the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong online shop.

Exclusive Stay Offer: FANtastic60 Package
Celebrate Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s 60th Anniversary with an exclusive 2-night consecutive stay special offer in the Club Room or Suite categories with FANtastic60.

Club Rooms (double occupancy), rates from HKD18,888+/night and include:

  • 2-night stay with daily Club benefits
  • 60th-anniversary commemorative gift (coffee mug in presentation box)
  • F&B credit of HKD1,963 per person per stay in celebration of the hotel’s birthyear
  • 60-minute Oriental Essence spa treatment for two
  • Roundtrip airport transfers

A flower filled bath in one of the luxury suites

Suites (double occupancy), rates from HKD28,888+/night and include:

  • 2-night stay with daily Club benefits
  • 60th-anniversary commemorative gift (Tea set: teapot, teacup, and saucer in presentation box)
  • A Michelin dining experience at Mandarin Grill (Classic Set Menu) + Bar or Man Wah (Seasonal Set Menu)
  • 120-minute customized Time Ritual spa treatment for two
  • Roundtrip airport transfers

To learn more about the hotel’s heritage, exclusive Hotel History and Heritage Tours are open for Fans of M.O. during stays. Guests can reserve the tour with our Concierge team and embark on a curated journey to learn about the evolution of the hotel and discover rare and unique art pieces and fascinating stories that have never been revealed.

This one-hour experience is complimentary for Fans of M.O. and up to 6 guests per session. Advanced booking is required.

For public viewing, the permanent historical archive ‘The Mandarin at 60 Exhibit‘ is available at the East Lobby for guests to discover more of the hotel’s legendary history and stories.

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Natasha Godbold

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