Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong named the Official Hotel for Art Basel in Hong Kong this May

HONG KONG, 2014-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is pleased to announce that it will once again be the Official Hotel for Art Basel in Hong Kong this May. To celebrate this partnership with Art Basel, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will be offering guests a series of bespoke services ranging from an exclusive stay, an art-inspired menu in the Michelin-starred Mandarin Grill + Bar, to art-inspired chocolates and cocktails, and an independent Operation Smile exhibition in the Clipper Lounge.

Art Basel will be held from 15 to 18 May 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, just a short taxi ride away from the hotel. Located in the heart of the city, the iconic Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has become the hotel of choice for many leading artists and gallery directors when visiting the city for either business or pleasure.

Art Stay – 14 to 19 May 2014

As the Official Hotel for the Art Basel show in Hong Kong, guests can enjoy an exclusive package that includes:

  • Overnight accommodation in a luxurious room overlooking Victoria Harbour
  • Access for two to Art Basel, including unlimited entrance to the fair, an invitation to the Vernissage, access to the Collectors Lounge and invitations to a series of fair events
  • Breakfast in-room or in the Clipper Lounge or Café Causette
  • A welcome bottle of ‘R’ de Ruinart Champagne
  • Art-inspired welcome tasty treat on arrival

Room rates start at HKD5,999, subject to 10% service charge per night and subject to availability. Room reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly on + 852 2820 4202 or by visiting the tempting offers page on our website at

Art Menu in the Michelin-starred Mandarin Grill + Bar – 5 to 18 May 2014

Michelin-starred chef, Uwe Opocensky will be offering guests of the Mandarin Grill + Bar a special art-inspired three-course lunch and five-course dinner menu, which will include a ticket to Art Basel. Creative, inspired and designed to stimulate all the senses, guests will be amazed and delighted as they watch these artistic dishes such as Apple & Man and Create Your Own Jackson Pollock unfold before their eyes. The three-course lunch menu will be priced at HKD788 and the five-course dinner menu at HKD1,688. For reservations please call +852 2825 4004 or email Please note, prices exclude 10% service charge, and dinner on 18 May will not include tickets to Art Basel anymore since the show will have ended.

Art Exhibition in the Clipper Lounge – 5 to 25 May 2014

The Clipper Lounge will become home to a special exhibition that will raise valuable funds for Operation Smile China Medical Mission. This exclusive ‘Smile’ exhibition will showcase over 15 works of art by Hong Kong’s emerging and more established artists. Each piece will be sold to raise money for this worthwhile charity. The hotel’s highly creative culinary team will also produce a special Operation Smile cake that will be offered as part of the hotel’s famed afternoon tea set for guests to enjoy.

Art Chocolates – 5 to 25 May 2014

The hotel’s talented pastry chefs will also be offering a range of limited-edition chocolates. These tasty delights will include a range of chocolate pencils, paint brushes and even chocolate artist palettes, all of which will be made available for sampling by guests making use of the special Art Stay package. A selection will be on sale at The Mandarin Cake Shop.

Art Cocktails in the M bar – 5 to 25 May 2014

The fashionable M bar, perched on the 25th floor of the hotel, will offer a series of must-try art-inspired cocktails named after and themed around the various exhibition sectors “Insights”, “Discoveries”, “Encounters” and “Film”.

About Art Basel in Hong Kong

The second edition of Art Basel’s show in Hong Kong will feature 245 premier galleries, from 39 countries and territories from Asia, Europe, the Americas and the rest of the world and more than 3,000 artists, ranging from young emerging artists to the Modern masters from both Asia and the West from the 20th and 21st centuries. With around 50 percent of galleries having exhibition spaces in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, Art Basel underlines its commitment to showcasing the best art from the region. The show will include for the first time a Film sector, curated by Li Zhenhua, and hosted in collaboration with the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Art Basel in Hong Kong, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will take place from May 15 to 18, 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. Website:

About Operation Smile China Medical Mission

Operation Smile China Medical Mission (OSCMM) is a medical charity that provides free surgeries to the underprivileged children with cleft lips or cleft palates in China. Founded in Hong Kong in 1991, OSCMM has changed over 26,000 smiles and lives with the generous support of volunteers and donors from all over the world. Through intensive hands-on education programs as well as surgical and life-saving training programs, OSCMM helps building long term capabilities of local medical professionals in China. OSCMM is part of a global alliance of Operation Smile foundations and chapters dedicated to heal children’s smiles through surgery thus forever changes their lives. Website:

The iconic Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is the epitome of contemporary luxury combined with Oriental heritage. Having delighted guests with award-winning service and impressive facilities for nearly 50 years, it is the much-loved address for those seeking an exclusive sanctuary in the heart of this exciting city. The spacious rooms and suites offer magnificent views of the famous Victoria Harbour and the city skyline. A collection of ten outstanding restaurants and bars, including two with Michelin stars, and a Shanghainese-inspired holistic spa, indoor pool and 24-hour fitness centre, make Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong the recognised home away from home for discerning leisure and business travellers alike.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. The Group has grown from a well-respected Asian hotel company into a global brand and now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing over 11,000 rooms in 26 countries, with 20 hotels in Asia, 11 in The Americas and 14 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

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Nina Colls
Director of Communications
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