New Mandarin Oriental to Open in China

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Views of a Mandarin Oriental property Penthouse Suite bathroom. (Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental.)

 Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced that it will manage a luxury hotel in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province in China, scheduled to open in 2022.

Mandarin Oriental, Nanjing will be located on the Qinhuai River and near historic landmarks including the Gate of China, which forms part of one of the longest ancient city walls in the world.

The hotel will feature 106 rooms and suites with views of the river and the ancient city wall. There will be three restaurants and bars, including an all-day dining option, a Chinese restaurant and a Lobby Lounge. The hotel will also have a Spa at Mandarin Oriental, which will provide treatments and therapies, as well as an indoor pool and fitness center.

Mandarin Oriental, Nanjing will form part of a wider mixed-use development owned by Nanjing Shengxiangyuan Property Development Co. Ltd., an affiliated company of Hongkong Land, in partnership with China Merchants Group and Country Garden Group.  In addition to the hotel, the development will consist of premium retail space.

The site is conveniently located to the city, as guests can take a short walk to popular tourist attractions, including the Confucius Temple quarter and the Old East Gate, which was originally built in the Ming Dynasty. It is also in close proximity to various transportation.

“We are delighted to announce this project in a Chinese city with strong historic roots, which today is a vibrant centre for tourism, commerce, finance and trade as well as an important provincial capital,” said James Riley, group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental in press materials. “We look forward to collaborating with Hongkong Land and its partners, to create a truly iconic property in the historic Jiangsu capital,” he added.

Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province situated on the south bank of the Yangtze River. The city has a long and unique history dating back to the third century A.D. Today it is the political, cultural and economic center of the province, as well as one of the major urban centers on the Yangtze River for commerce, trade, finance, tourism and logistics.

“Nanjing is one of China’s most prominent destinations, and this overall development will be the city’s most prestigious. We are pleased to be partnering with Mandarin Oriental to create a truly exceptional lifestyle experience in this prime location. We believe this extraordinary project will become the new landmark for the city,” said Nanjing Shengxiangyuan Property Development Co., Ltd.’s board of directors in press materials.

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