T+L Reports: Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Published: April 2009
By Rob McKeown
Named for the Central district complex it's built above, the glass-sheathed, 113-room Landmark
Mandarin Oriental elevates hotel style both figuratively and literally. Masculine guest rooms
(zebrano and ebony cabinetry, wenge-wood floors) by Hong Kong interior designer Peter
Remedios are complemented by his understated spa with tropical-rain saunas, a Turkish hammam,
and amethyst crystalaccented steam rooms. In the mahogany-paneled Amber restaurant, a free-form
chandelier of 3,000 hanging golden rods creates a honey-hued backdrop for dishes such as crisp
chicken skin and sesame oilseared tuna with soy reduction by Dutch chef Richard Ekkebus.
The hotel's long list of services—highly connected concierges, in-room shopping from
the likes of Chanel and Celine—make the new Harvey Nichols next door seem extraneous.
Who would have thought in this shopping mecca that fashion would come to you?Landmark
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 15 Queen's Rd., Central, Hong Kong; 852/2132-0188; www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark;
doubles from $513. —ROB MCKEOWN