The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

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Address: 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong, China

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.5

Watch out - the Mandarin’s kid brother is all grown up.

The Mandarin group expanded sideways with this very smart property: the – slight intake of breath – venerable Mandarin Oriental Hotel is but a short (under cover) step away to the north. The Landmark’s newer, with a hip vibe but the same high level of hospitality. So the two properties complement each other more than a little stylishly.

 

Location
4.6
90%
Eating/drinking
4.7
90%
Leisure facilities
4.2
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Value for money
3.9
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

Location

Joined onto the mall of the same name (there’s a very discreet back entrance on the second floor) in the heart of Central, right above the MTR.

 

Bedrooms

Just over 100 rooms and suites keep The Landmark at boutique level. Congratulations to designers Adam Tihany and local boy Peter Remedios who put everything, from its huge bathtubs and slick technology to fairly neutral palette, together with the guest in mind.

 

Public areas

The lobby has elements of an old style club (roomy armchairs and books to read) while at the same time rejoices in a contemporary design.

 

Eating and drinking

One restaurant (Amber), one bar (MO). Both superb. Amber for its contemporary French cuisine which some might venture to say deserves more than its current two Michelin stars; MO serves food all day but comes into its own at night. Watch out for the MOtinis!

 

Leisure facilities

The (really gorgeous) spa spreads over two entire floors; there’s also an indoor pool (18 metres) and fitness centre plus yoga/Pilates studio.

 

Service

They’ll even summon sales staff from Harvey Nichols with an armful of goodies that you might just want to purchase. Gosh.

 

Who stays there

Rather popular with Chinese film and media stars, and visiting execs from all over the world. Children may be happier elsewhere.

 

Price advice

The Landmark has been known to offer four nights’ accommodation for the price of three.

 

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Celebrity spotting
  • People watching
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • Very pukka, ditto hip
  • Views are so-so
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