Throughout the world, the name Mandarin Oriental Hotel is synymous with quality service, luxurious locations and breath taking ambience. Since The Mandarin Hotel of Hong Kong merged with The Oriental Hotel of Bangkok to form Mandarin Oriental Group, the organisation has gone from strength to strength and continues to be a major source of pride for Hong Kong on whose HKEX Stock Exchange the group are floated.
Mandarin Oriental Hotels are reknown for their great interiors using Feng Shui principles to create harmonious spaces. It’s public knowledge that the group use Feng Shui date selection to open a hotel or make rennovation and their clientelle of celebrities, statesmen and world-leading businessmen means the standards are exacting.
It was therefore a great honour that when Mandarin Oriental Hotels wanted to launch their new ground breaking 5 star boutique hotel and spa in Barcelona, they approached me and asked if I would travel to Spain and bless the opening ceremony. Attended not only by press, VIPs and the Mayor of Barcelona, even the Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group came all the way from Hong Kong. I was delighted to be part of their grand opening and to commemorate the occassion, I’ve put together a photo tour of some of the incredible sights I saw inside this beautiful hotel.