It is said that we no longer live in the information age and instead, have entered the era of entertainment. After all, who doesn’t like to be entertained?
It is for that very reason that we decided to check into The Landmark Mandarin Oriental‘s most luxurious offering, the Entertainment Suite. This stunning 1,800 sq. ft. space is designed to truly impress and in addition, is now available as part of a Symphony of Urban Delights package. Think home cinema with state-of-the-art audiovisuals, virtual reality headsets and computer games, entertainment wall with free-flowing wine, unlimited yoga, relaxing massages, dinner at two Michelin-starred Amber and much, much more.
Sitting at the very centre of Hong Kong’s business district, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental probably has the most convenient address in terms of going to and from anywhere on Hong Kong island. So convenient in fact, that you needn’t go outside to shop at luxury mall The Landmark, or head onto the MTR at Central Station to visit other parts of the city. It’s also only a 3 to 5 minute drive to ifc or the Hong Kong Macau ferry terminal, while walking takes under 20 minutes.
A contemporary and streamlined design runs throughout the hotel. Soft lights meet warm woods and leathers, while plush textiles and brass accents are dotted around the rooms and suites. In addition, the colour palettes range from modern muted teals and olive, to stylish taupes and pebble greys which mingle splendidly with spicy terracottas and rust. The result is a continuous warm autumnal look that feels timeless. Moreover, they are all loaded with technology and gadgets to make the stay more user-friendly and cosy in the best possible manner, too.
Though elegance and luxury is at every corner of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, it’s with a sigh of relief that we found it never to be uptight and always amiable. The hotel also gives off the sense that you are very well looked after; as if your every whim can be indulged. During our stay we noticed mostly business moguls or mature families. No young children were spotted, which makes for a rather peaceful atmosphere. However babysitting services are available to ensure every vacation or staycation is a tranquil one.
Out of all 111 spacious rooms and suites at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, the Entertainment Suite is by far the most luxurious. Here, a whole host of (you guessed it) entertainment is in store for its guests. Whether you’re using it to entertain or for private refuge, you can be sure that no one will be bored. As it happens, there are too many room features to list, but to name a few: an entertainment wall is fully stocked with snacks, teas and coffees while a dispenser pours four bottles of wine per stay; a 13 ft. by 11.5 ft. cinema screen drops down while a laser projector and B&O Beolab sound system make the most of your favourite movies; virtual reality headsets and games can take you a different world; the private dining room and kitchen enables easy entertaining; and a FreshBed allows custom climate control for the best sleep. The Entertainment Suite is likely to be the most elaborate room you’ll ever stay in and one you find extremely difficult to leave.
Service & Facilities: 10/10
From the luxury Hermès amenities and the opulent marble bathtub in the suite, to the indoor pool, fitness centre and award-winning spa, Landmark Mandarin Oriental has it all — especially with the Symphony of Urban Delights package. This also means that a dedicated butler is assigned to take care of you. In our experience, this meant a quick WhatsApp message for coffee, which was responded to within 2 minutes, followed by a hot brew within 5 minutes. This is luxury service at its best — prompt, efficient and always catered to the individual.
Food & Drink: 10/10
Guests at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental can opt for a number of different wine and dine options including two Michelin-starred Amber; wine and sake-inspired bistro SOMM; all-day dining and cocktails at MO Bar (in which a new Belvedere brunch is now available on weekends); intimate speakeasy bar PDT, three Michelin starred Sushi Shikon and Kappo Rin which offers fresh, modern Japanese cuisine. In this package, dinner for two at Amber or SOMM is included and with Culinary Director Richard Ekkebus at the helm. Prepare to be dazzled by dishes such as the Okinawa corn with Kristal Schrencki caviar and Kamchatka crab with Hass avocado and mikan when dining at Amber.
Rates: start from HK$58,000/night for the Symphony of Urban Delights package. It is inclusive of round-trip limousine transfer; 24-hour personal butler and concierge; packing & unpacking service; entertainment access to Netflix, PlayStation, Apple Music, Apple Movies; daily champagne breakfast; one luxury dinner for two; drinks for two at the bar; 60-minute massage for two; unlimited group yoga classes; 60-minute personal training session for two; 30-minute in-body composition analysis; daily laundry service; exclusive access to the Bespoke member’s Sapphire Salon. Terms and conditions apply. The price may vary depending on availability and season.