Top 10 Best Mandarin Oriental Hotels & Resorts In The World


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The best Mandarin Oriental Hotels and Resorts in the world can be found below. We have already outlined the cheapest Mandarin Oriental hotels, now we outline the best for families, couples, and businesses in cities and for pool and beachside luxury.

Mandarin Oriental is one of the world’s leading luxury hotel brands, with hotels across the Asia-Pacific region, The Americans, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. We most recently visited and reviewed Mandarin Oriental Geneva, which is one of the best luxury hotels in Geneva, but there are many wonderful luxury hotels within the Mandarin Oriental portfolio in some of the most important cities in the world, as well as plenty of leisure resort properties by the beach, lakes, and with wonderful pools and spas.

One of the most recent additions to the Mandarin Oriental hotel portfolio was their refurbished and gorgeous property on Lake Como, a hangout for billionaires around the world, including Mr. George Clooney. The Mandarin Oriental in London is also one of our favorite Mandarin Oriental hotels, which we personally frequent, because of its level of luxury and location, just a 3-minute walk from some of our favorite shops in Knightsbridge, including Burberry, Harvey Nicols, and Harrods! Add to that the superb rooms, historic communal areas, amazing spa with a beautiful pool, and the fact that it looks out over Hyde Park, and you have one of the most perfect hotels in London.

How about the Mandarin Oriental Fan Club Loyalty Program? Even though you can join for free and get basic, property-specific benefits, there is a much better way to book into Mandarin Oriental hotels.

If you book on the Mandarin Oriental website direct as a loyalty scheme member, you can choose from only two benefits. If you book with a luxury travel agent like our luxury travel concierge, you will get numerous complimentary benefits at no extra cost.

We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels, including Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons, Aman, Belmond, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, InterContinental, and more. You also get your usual Marriott Bonvoy, Hyatt, Hilton, and other loyalty points and status benefits when you book with our concierge.

Here is our pick of the top ten best Mandarin Oriental Hotels & Resorts in the world:

1. Mandarin Oriental Lake Como

Is there anywhere better in the world than the Italian Lakes? For centuries, Lake Como has been a popular travel destination and is regarded as one of the most beautiful resort areas in northern Italy. The lake is surrounded by villas, gardens, and villages and offers visitors a wealth of scenic views, hiking trails, boating, and other water activities.

Now you can enjoy the Mandarin Oriental level of luxury on the Italian lakes. The Mandarin Oriental Lake Como recently took over what was the CastaDiva Resort & Spa, an existing resort on Lake Como, Italy. The property has been rebranded as Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como, and it opened this spring (2019) following a refurbishment of facilities.

Located on the shores of Lake Como and surrounded by lush botanic parkland, the resort is a landmark of historic importance, comprising of just 76 spacious rooms and suites housed in nine villas dating from the 19th Century. Two of the villas will be bookable in their entirety, giving guests their own private retreat. Almost all accommodation has lake views that can be enjoyed from either a balcony or a terrace.

The resort features four restaurants and bars, including a lakeside terrace for al fresco dining, a large spa with an indoor swimming pool, and an outdoor floating pool on the lake. There are also a variety of social and meeting facilities on the resort’s grounds.

This is Mandarin Oriental’s first resort property in Western Europe and will complement the Group’s Milan hotel, making this an ideal duo of matching hotels for your next trip to Italy. Fly into Milan Malpensa airport, stay at the Mandarin Oriental Milan followed by MO Como. What’s not to like!

2. Mandarin Oriental Marrakech

Smell the spices in the labyrinths of souks, and taste gloriously flavorsome tagines while sipping a mint tea. These are just some of the delights to entice you to the charismatic city of Marrakech. While you have a choice of luxury hotels in and around Marrakech, with the best value probably being the Four Seasons Marrakech towards the airport, but the most luxurious, with the most stunning outdoor space has to be the Mandarin Oriental Marrakech.

Mandarin Oriental Marrakech lies in 20 hectares of fragrant gardens and gnarly olive groves. This five-star luxury resort is only minutes from the city center and yet is the perfect escape from this enchanting city, a peaceful and serene paradise under the warmth of the Moroccan sun.

Inspired by Berber and Moorish influences, the 54 luxurious villas and 9 spacious suites make this hotel almost boutique in size and certainly exclusive. Each villa features its very own secluded wall garden, swimming pool, hot tub, and an extensive area for sunbathing and shaded alfresco dining. The nine suites come with their own rooftop plunge pool and boast stunning views of the gardens and countryside.

The hotel has a number of restaurants and bars. The Mes’Lalla restaurant serves traditional Moroccan cuisine with a contemporary twist. Le Salon Berbère boasts stunning views over both the resort’s blue and green pools and the Atlas Mountains, serving traditional Moroccan as well as international breakfast, drinks, and light bites throughout the day.

Guests can also indulge at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, a unique experience featuring spa suites with private terraces and gardens designed for outdoor treatments. The spa includes two luxurious hammams, an indoor heated pool, a fitness center, and a yoga studio.

Combining the art of oriental hospitality with the warm welcome for which Morocco is renowned, the Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech, is one of the region’s most sought-after and exclusive resorts. Bathe to the calls for prayer from the minarets and the scent of jasmine and night-blooming cestrumand.

3. Mandarin Oriental Singapore

The Mandarin Oriental Singapore is a brilliant luxury hotel choice with incredible views from floor-to-ceiling windows in the rooms and with one of the best hotel club lounges in Singapore. Your view will be either of the bay, the ocean, or the city. These views, along with the contemporary design with a stylish Oriental flair, make this luxury hotel a great choice. The design of the building is uninteresting when compared to some of the other hotel options in Singapore, but the interior is breathtaking.

A nice feature of this hotel is the walkway that connects the hotel to The Marina Square mall, which has loads of shops, restaurants, cafés, and bars. Theatres and the Suntec conference and exhibition Centre are also a short walk away. Orchard Road shops are about 15 minutes away by taxi.

This hotel is enormous, with 527 rooms and suites. The rooftop pool is an absolute highlight of this hotel, with comfy loungers, tropical plants dotted about, and fountains spurting into the pool area.

The exclusive Oriental Club Lounge, located on the 19th floor, enjoys panoramic views of the Singapore skyline. The lounge has a contemporary Asian feel with floor-to-ceiling windows, wood floors, and elegant furnishings. Guests on the four executive floors of this Mandarin Oriental get access to this Mandarin Oriental’s Club Lounge. Here, you can enjoy attractive benefits such as daily Champagne breakfast, evening cocktails, late check-out until 6:00 pm, complimentary internet access, a selection of three room types, and more. They have a strict child policy in this lounge, so this is not the Mandarin Oriental to choose if you are traveling with your family. The lounge is only open to guests aged 12 years and older staying on their Club floor.

4. Mandarin Oriental Boston

The Mandarin Oriental, Boston is undoubtedly one of the best luxury hotels in Boston. With the most spacious average room size in Boston and a Back Bay address that cannot be matched, there are plenty of ways to make yourself at home in the luxurious 136 guestrooms and 12 suites at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston. Each has been designed with remarkable attention to detail and features soaking tubs, designer linens, and state-of-the-art technology.

Enjoy inspired dining in the heart of Boston’s most desirable neighborhood. Bar Boulud is a French-inspired bistro and wine bar featuring brasserie fare, seasonal New England dishes, and signature Charcuterie.

The Five-Star Spa at Mandarin Oriental, on the hotel’s 4th floor, is a peaceful space that promotes tranquillity and health through a holistic approach that pays close attention to the needs of body, mind, and spirit. This magnificent 16,000 ft² Spa (probably the best in the city) features extensive heat and water experiences and blissful relaxation areas, is a meditative space designed to balance energy and restore calm.

The Spa Cafe’s menu features signature therapies as well as a host of luxurious treatments that have been culled from around the world, including many that we offer exclusively. Guests can choose from an array of body treatments, facials, massages, and hydrotherapy sessions, as well as manicure and pedicure services. The Spa’s facilities also include a high-tech fitness center and a beautiful Spa Cafe, which serves delicious and healthy fare in a relaxed bistro setting.

5. Mandarin Oriental Shanghai

The Mandarin Oriental Shanghai is a gorgeous luxury hotel located in Shanghai’s new Harbour City development, a skyscraper-dotted expanse of green in the heart of Pudong’s growing financial district, just minutes away from Shanghai IFC and the Shanghai World Financial Centre.

Although the hotel is across the river from the historic city center, it is conveniently located for tourists because it’s only a 10-15 minute walk to Lujiazui metro station and some of Shanghai’s major sightseeing attractions (e.g., Pearl Tower). It is also located on the riverside. A one-minute stroll from the hotel entrance takes you to a beautiful riverside promenade lined by lush greenery and excellent restaurants. Is it the best hotel in Shangai? That is a hard decision to make, so we have compared Mandarin Oriental vs. Peninsula vs. Four Seasons Shanghai to help you decide.

Guests staying in one of their 44 suites receive complimentary Club Lounge access and this lounge features in our best club lounges in Shanghai. Emulating the feel of a residential living room, the large yet intimate space features wood and marble flooring, a dining room, a library, and a wine bar, all of them with panoramic views of the Huangpu River and Lujiazui skyline.

In the hotel’s basement, you will find recreational facilities with a wonderful Spa, a gym (with state-of-the-art equipment), a 25-meter indoor swimming pool (with jacuzzi), and an excellent spa.

The hotel has three restaurants on-site, all of them featuring excellent and high-quality food. Fifty 8° Grill focuses on modern French cuisine, Yong Yi Ting specializes in regional Jiang Nan cuisine, while the all-day dining restaurant Zest specializes in Asian and International cuisine (with buffet).

6. Mandarin Oriental New York (NY)

Mandarin Oriental, New York, is one of the big apple’s most sophisticated hotels. Situated at the northwest arc of Columbus Circle in the Time Warner Center, just steps away from Central Park, this unrivaled location offers the best of New York. Performance venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall are within walking distance, while the world-class shopping of Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue are a stroll away through Central Park.

Floor-to-ceiling windows share spectacular views of Central Park, the Hudson River, and the Manhattan skyline. Guestroom amenities include three multi-line telephones, a home theater experience with digitally delivered high-definition video on large flat-panel LCD, televisions with surround sound stereo, a comprehensive in-room video-on-demand system offering hundreds of movie selections, laptop connections to in-room LCD television, oversized marble bath with LCD flat panel television, and separate, glass-enclosed shower, unique soaking tubs with picture windows overlooking the Hudson River or Central Parkin all suites and some guest rooms.

Dining facilities include Asiate offering modern American cuisine featuring sophisticated interpretations of traditional fare that is accented with artistic touches, presenting one of the most unique dining experiences in Manhattan. The hotel lounge, The Aviary NYC, features a distinctive culinary approach to cocktails and service, and The Office NYC, a speakeasy-style environment, balancing the world of old and new.

The huge 14,500 square-foot Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York, provides the ultimate urban oasis. Facilities include amethyst crystal steam rooms, experience showers, his and her Relaxation Lounges, a steam sauna, and a fireplace. The high-performance fitness center also includes a 75-foot naturally-lit indoor lap pool. It’s hard to imagine you would want more from a luxury hotel in NYC.

7. Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

Sitting between glorious Royal Parkland and the buzz of fashionable Knightsbridge, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, has guest rooms that have just been refurbished in 2019, offering contemporary grandeur and luxury. The refurbishment was necessary after a fire ripped through this five-star hotel in 2018.

This beautiful red brick Edwardian hotel stands proud on one of the most prestigious roads in London and is almost adjacent to Hyde Park corner roundabout and tube station. This brilliantly located hotel overlooks Hyde Park, an unmissable park to stroll in after a large hotel breakfast.

In fact, you must choose one of the rooms overlooking the park. All rooms have a wonderful “Mandarin Oriental” style combined with Art Deco, but those overlooking the park will trick you into thinking you are waking up in the English countryside rather than the center of the city.

8. Mandarin Oriental Bodrum

Discover the Mediterranean idyll at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum. Located along Turkey’s sparkling Riviera on the aptly-named Paradise Bay, this bespoke 129-room hotel stands encircled by olive groves with two exclusive beaches and a watersports center that offers everything from scuba diving to Jet Skiing.

Watch the passing yachts from your private cabana, take a dip in one of two pools, play tennis, or join a Pilates class. The tri-level spa provides a host of nurturing treatments, including a special menu for men. Inspired dining options range from traditional Turkish fare to contemporary Japanese cuisine.

9. Mandarin Oriental Miami

Located on the idyllic island of Brickell Key, Mandarin Oriental, Miami, is a luxurious waterfront urban resort that is as distinct as the city itself. This 326-room hotel is located on a 44-acre island in Biscayne Bay, considered one of Miami’s most prestigious locations, with easy access to Miami’s downtown commercial districts, South Beach, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, and major airports.

Spectacular waterfront views, spacious suites, innovative dining, and an award-winning spa make Mandarin Oriental, Miami makes this, one of the best hotels in Miami.

At the hotel’s La Mar by Gastón Acurio Peruvian restaurant, guests can enjoy acclaimed cuisine in a sleek, modern setting. A mix of indoor and outdoor waterfront seating with three lively bars provides distinctive culinary experiences. The tapas and ceviche bars celebrate Peru’s authentic flavors—from Novo-Andean fare to traditional seafood ceviche.

MO Bar + Lounge, the cosmopolitan lounge, offers handcrafted cocktails, an innovative food menu, and a magnificent view of a vibrant Miami scene. With the hotel’s incredible location in the vibrant Brickell area close to all of the great shopping in the city, a stay here will make the perfect Miami getaway.

10. Mandarin Oriental Geneva

We visited the Mandarin Oriental Geneva in the summer of 2018. This is one of the best luxury hotels in Geneva, and if you pick room 722 you can enjoy a wonderful sunny terrace overlooking a river that drifts into Lake Geneva.

Yes, this Mandarin Oriental is located on the banks of a wide river that leads into Lake Geneva. It is perhaps one or two minutes of a pleasant riverside walk to reach the main lake, where you can literally walk for miles around the water’s edge, to Geneva’s old town, to the lido for swimming, or you may simply choose to stroll along the promenade for as long as your legs will bear.

Unsurprisingly, the hotel is Oriental in style, with a touch under 200 rooms, with cream carpets and dark brown wood. I particularly like the blinds inside the glass wall that separate the bathrooms from the bedroom. These can be pulled up or down, set to shut or open; they are fun to play with, and the result is a light, airy bathroom, even though the finishings are black marble.

The foyer feels intimate, with loads of marble and mirrored pillars. An impressive flower arrangement greets you as you arrive through the rotating doors, and the back walls of the stairs offer underlit etchings that remind me of something you might find in an Egyptian pyramid. As well as the reception desk, there is a helpful 24-hour concierge service. There are also two restaurants and the MO bar, along with a 24-hour fitness center so you can keep active if walking along the banks of Lake Geneva isn’t enough for you. Finally, “La Suite Beauté” offers treatments and massages with products by Geneva-based Swiss luxury cosmetics company Bellefontaine, and there is a hairdresser hidden away too.

All the restaurants and bars in the hotel have views across the road, and the Café Calla, where you take breakfast, and the MO bar, both spill out onto the street so that you can take a drink or a bite close to the water. We also enjoyed a superb evening meal at the Gastronomic Indian, Rasoi by Vineet.

Of course, there are many other Mandarin Oriental hotels around the world. Highlights include the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Beijing – Wangfujing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, which has two Mandarin Oriental hotels, the main Mandarin Oriental and The Landmark Mandarin Oriental. There are also great hotels in Jakarta, Macau, Sanya, Taipei, and Tokyo.

In the Americas, you will also find Mandarin Oriental hotels in Canouan, Miami, Santiago, and Washington, D.C.

In Europe, the Middle East & Africa, there are great properties in Barcelona, Bodrum, Doha, Dubai, Madrid – Hotel Ritz, Marrakech, Milan, Munich, Paris, and Prague.

For us, the most exciting new hotel in the Mandarin Oriental portfolio is probably the new Mandarin Oriental due to open in Hawaii in 2020. The Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu will be the anchor of Mana`olana Place, a 36-story mixed-use tower with gardens and public plazas. The 36-story tower is scheduled to open in 2020. The building will have 125 hotel rooms and is designed to reflect the Hawaiian culture. It will also house over a hundred residences. The owners of the residential apartments will be able to use hotel services.

Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu will feature a rooftop restaurant and bar with landscaped outdoor terraces, providing views of Diamond Head, Ala Moana Beach, and Downtown Honolulu. There will also be a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a holistic spa, and extensive banqueting and meeting spaces with views over the surrounding terraces and gardens.

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