New Mandarin Oriental Beijing, Mandarin Oriental Dubai, and Mandarin Oriental Doha are all opening in 2019. At time of writing, the Beijing and Dubai hotels are already open for booking, and TravelSort Clients can enjoy the following Mandarin Oriental Fan Club benefits when reserving:
- USD 100 Food & Beverage or Spa Credit, per room per stay
- Daily full breakfast for up to two in-room guests
- Complimentary High Speed Streaming Internet Access during stay
- Welcome amenity
- Celebratory treat if celebrating a special occasion, such as an anniversary or birthday
- One category room upgrade, subject to availability at time of check-in
- Early check-in and late check-out, based on availability
Mandarin Oriental Beijing: Opens April 1, 2019
The new Mandarin Oriental Beijing is located at Wangfujing Street, 269, steps from shopping and dining and about a 45 minute drive from the airport, a 25-30 minute drive from the Beijing South train station, and a 20-25 minute walk to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
It offers 73 rooms and suites, with the entry level Superior Rooms still a spacious 592 square feet (55 square meters). Mandarin Rooms are 646 square feet and offer a view of the Forbidden City, so those would be my pick among the rooms. Of the suites, the Mandarin Suite, Oriental Suite and Presidential Suite also have Forbidden City views. Bath products are by French luxury fragrance brand Diptyque.
The restaurants, Mandarin Grill + Bar (the hotel's signature restaurant), Cafe Zi, and MO Bar all open onto a landscaped rooftop terrace with views of the Forbidden City. The Spa will offer a comprehensive choice of facial and body treatments, with dedicated relaxation areas and a 25 meter (82 feet) lap pool with sky room.
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai: Opens March 1, 2019
Opening Offer: Daily resort credit of AED 550 (~$150) for room booking, daily credit of AED 1100 (~$300) for suite bookings
The Mandarin Oriental Dubai is a beach resort located at Jumeirah Beach Road, about a 20-25 minute drive from Dubai Airport, 15 minute drive to the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountain and Dubai Mall, and a 20-25 minute drive to Mall of the Emirates.
It offers 178 rooms, many with private balconies, and 78 suites. Entry level Superior Rooms are a generous 592 square feet (55 square meters), with skyline views. There's a Club Lounge; for access, make sure to reserve a Club Superior Room, Club Deluxe Skyline View Room, or Junior Sea View Suite or higher suite categories. Particularly lovely suites include the Mandarin Sea Front Suite with a wraparound balcony, the Two Bedroom Suite with Rooftop which has its own private roof terrace and several balconies, and the Royal Suite, also with a private rooftop terrace, several balconies, dining room for 8, and private gym.
Breakfast (complimentary, for TravelSort Clients) will be served at The Bay, the resort's all day dining venue. Fine dining options include Netsu, a Japanese Steakhouse (dinner only) and Tasca, serving modern Portuguese cuisine for both lunch and dinner. The Pool Bar and The Mandarin Cake Shop round out the culinary offerings.
The Spa, over 21,500 square feet (2000 square meters) in size, encompasses 9 treatment rooms, two of them couples' suites, one a Hammam-style suite, and another a VIP Sea Jewel Suite with sea views. The Fitness & Wellness Centre is the first in a Dubai hotel to offer Outrace equipment, and personal training and beach-based fitness classes are also available.
Mandarin Oriental Doha: Opening Date TBD
The new Mandarin Oriental Doha is located on Barahat Msheireb, a new retail, dining and entertainment center that is a 20-30 minute drive from the airport, and walking distance from Al Corniche, Souq Waqif, and museums. The Museum of Islamic Art is a 15 minute drive.
The hotel features 128 rooms, 30 suites, and 91 residential apartments. Entry level Superior Rooms are 484 square feet (45 square meters) with a city or courtyard view. For Town Square views, select a Premier Suite or Baraha View Suite; the 2 bedroom Royal Suite even has its own open air courtyard with private plunge pool.
Restaurants include Mosaic, with 9 open kitchens featuring Japanese sushi/sashimi, Arabic, Asian wok, rotisserie, Tandoori oven, Yakitori/charcoal grill, traditional bread oven, dessert, and juice and smoothies. Mosaic's location on one of the hotel's top floors affords beautiful views of Al Corniche and the West Bay. Izu, on the ground and mezzanine floors, with an outdoor terrace, will present Chef Izu's modern Mediterranean cuisine, ideal for family-style sharing.
The Spa, occupying over 32,000 square feet (3000 square meters) of space, features 6 treatment rooms, two VIP suites and a couples' suite; an indoor swimming pool, various saunas and additional water facilities; a Thai massage room; fitness center; and a Pilates/Yoga studio that can also be used for Queenax and TRX.
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