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
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. 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”.