With its spectacular location and innovative architecture, Mandarin Oriental, Beijing is a stunning landmark in China’
s capital city. As part of China Central Television new headquarters, the hotel enjoys an unrivalled location in the
heart of Beijing’s Central Business District and serves as Mandarin Oriental’s flagship property in China. The
Mandarin Oriental is scheduled to open 2009. The 203 guest rooms and 38 suites are amongst the largest in the
city with high ceilings, elegantly appointed materials, innovative in-room entertainment and commanding views of the
surrounding district. The hotel will feature six exceptional dining and cocktail venues. Both the Chinese and
signature restaurant (Sheng Chinese Restaurant and Peking Grill) will be located on the top two floors of the hotel
and linked by a chic Champagne Bar suspended over a dramatic staircase, thus allowing guests a birds-eye view of
the stunning architecture and cityscape. A gourmet Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop will also be part of the dining
experience. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Beijing, with 11 treatment rooms, will offer holistic rejuvenation and
relaxation treatments in a tranquil, meditative setting. Incorporating a comprehensive range of wellness, beauty and
massage treatments, The Spa will feature life-enhancing signature programmes that are exclusive to Mandarin
Oriental. A sophisticated fitness centre and beauty salon will also be available.
LOCATION AND TRANSPORTATION
• Located in Chaoyang District, the heart of Beijing ‘s Centre Business District (CBD)
• 30 minutes from Beijing international Airport and close to the city’s major business and cultural sites
• Situated in the brand new Television Cultural Centre, part of the CCTV Headquarters development comprising
• Entertainment centres, including digital cinemas and a 1,500-seat theatre
• Exciting restaurants
• Expansive landscaped park
• Close to the city’s major business and cultural sites, including the Forbidden City
• 30 minutes from Beijing International Airport
• 20 minutes drive to Beijing Railway Station
• 5-minute walk to the World Trade Center subway station
GUEST ROOMS AND SUITES
• 203 deluxe rooms and 38 suites offering both uncompromising luxury and commanding views of the surrounding city
• Rooms are amongst the largest in the city featuring high ceilings and elegant interiors by renowned design firm Lim, Teo
& Wilkes (LTW)
• Innovative in-room entertainment systems include large LCD television monitors in bedrooms and bathrooms as well as
Denon DVD/CD players
• State-of-the-art technology in every room includes multi-line telephone systems with voice mall, high-speed internet
access, and modem plug-in-sockets
RESTAURANTS AND BARS
• Six exceptional dining and cocktail venues, including a signature restaurant and an innovative Chinese restaurant
located on the top two floors of the hotel
• Chic champagne bar, suspended over a dramatic staircase, offers patrons a bird’s eye view of the city and links the
Signature and Chinese restaurants
• Gourmet Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop offers homemade pastries, sandwiches and specialty foods
• Upscale, high-energy bar on 5 th level offers late-night cocktails and entertainment, while comfortable Lobby Lounge is
ideal for light refreshments, afternoon tea and evening aperitifs
MEETINGS AND BANQUET VENUES
• Dramatically beautiful, the 1,050 square-metre circular ballroom is surrounded by a ring of water and is sunken 1.4
metres below ground level
• Exceptional meeting and conference services include dedicated function rooms with state-of-the-art audio-visual
capabilities with a combined capacity of 1,000 attendees plus 11 broadcasting rooms
• Full-service business centre offers internet access, executive workstations, and translation services
• Dedicated Food & Beverage department caters to any size group and provides full, personalized banquet service
SPA & FITNESS FACILITY
• 819 square-metre Mandarin Oriental Spa features 11 tranquil treatment suites, including four couples Suites and two
• Holistic spa menu includes a range of signature treatments, massages and facials, as well as customized Time Ritual
• State-of-the-art Fitness Centre has full line of equipments, including a revolutionary Kinesis and Wellness system, cardio
machines and free weights
• Full-service Salon offers hairstyling and cutting for men and women, barber services, pedicures and manicures. The
Salon has two private VIP treatment rooms
Mandarin Oriental Beijing
Fire rages at Beijing luxury hotel after fireworks
BEIJING (AP) — An unfinished luxury hotel, next door to China Central
Television’s landmark headquarters in downtown Beijing, went up in
flames Monday just after being showered with sparks from fireworks set
off during a holiday celebration.
There were no reports of deaths or injuries resulting from the fire.
The Mandarin Oriental hotel caught fire sometime before 9 p.m. (1300
GMT) as the skies above the Chinese capital were filled with exploding
fireworks — part of celebrations of the lantern festival that follows the
Lunar New Year.
The entire hotel building was engulfed in flames, sending off huge
plumes of black smoke and showering the ground below with embers. At
least seven fire crews were on the scene and police held back crowds of
onlookers and closed a nearby elevated highway to ensure safety.
Li Jian said he saw smoke arising from the 44-story hotel’s roof shortly
after a huge burst of fireworks showered it with sparks, though it was not
clear if they started the fire.
“Smoke came out for a little while but then it just started burning,” Li said.
Calls to the Beijing fire service were answered by people who confirmed
the fire but said they were unable to release any details.
The hotel, due to open this year, lies on the northern edge of a complex
that also includes CCTV’s imposing Z-shaped headquarters, a major
prestige project for the city. The Mandarin Oriental was due to be one of
Beijing’s most luxurious hotels, with 241 guest rooms.
Both buildings were designed by Rotterdam, Netherlands, architects Rem
Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren for the firm OMA. Both were nearing the end
of construction. Along with Mandarin Oriental, the hotel building was to
have housed a visitors center, a theater and exhibition spaces.
Beijing usually tightly restricts the use of fireworks in the downtown area,
but waives the rules each year during the Lunar New Year holiday.
Monday, the final day of the exemption period, marked the first full moon
since the Lunar New Year, and massive fireworks barrages exploded
between buildings and in open spaces throughout the city.
Erik Amir a senior architect at building designers OMA said the fire had
destroyed years of hard work.
“It really has been a rough six-seven years for architects who worked on
this project,” said Amir, who rushed to the site after hearing of the fire.
“I think it’s really sad that this building is destroyed before it can be
opened to the public,” he said.