Au pied de la tour hébergeant le Mandarin Oriental Shenzhen, le bâtiment The Cube, dédié aux événements corporate. At the foot of the tower housing the Mandarin Oriental Shenzhen, The Cube building, dedicated to corporate events.

It will probably be some time before business travelers can enjoy the luxury of the new Mandarin Oriental

, which opens on January 20 in Shenzhen, as business travel in China is still complex. Still, the luxury group has made the short trip from its Hong Kong headquarters to open its first hotel in the neighboring Pearl River Delta metropolis.

Housed in the UpperHills real estate complex, the Mandarin Oriental Shenzhen is located in the top 79 floors of a tower overlooking the Futian business district. The hotel offers 178 rooms and suites, the latter touted as some of the most spacious in the city, with panoramic views of the city center and the Lotus Hill and Bijia Mountain parks. VIP guests can enjoy the view from the Mandarin Club Lounge, located on the 78th floor, where discreet service is provided for intimate dining and relaxation.

On the relaxation side, the hotel has a spa, a fitness center and a 30-meter indoor pool, but above all it is a gastronomic destination in its own right. Its range of options is wide, consisting of eight restaurants and bars. These include The Bay bu Chef Fei, a Cantonese restaurant overseen by a Michelin-starred chef, Tapas 77 for Spanish specialties, Japanese restaurant Rin, featuring teppan-yaki, sushi and tempura, and Opus 388, featuring seafood and award-winning meats. As for the M.O. bar, located on the top floor, it combines cocktails, elegance and exceptional whiskies.

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With its location in the heart of Shenzhen’s business district, the Mandarin Oriental is a Mecca for corporate events. But this time, not on its floors, but at the foot of the tower with a separate glass building, entirely dedicated to business meetings. Designed by the prestigious architectural collective Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, this all-glass structure houses an ultra-bright 1,500 sq. m. event space, including a 700 sq. m. Grand Ballroom and the Mandarin Ballroom and Oriental Ballroom, each with 400 sq. m. The whole is extended by a 900 sq. m. covered outdoor space. To complete the offer, participants will also be able to enjoy the view of the city with The Gallery banqueting space, located on the 77th floor. Note that Mandarin guests will be able to arrive directly by air thanks to a helipad on the hotel’s roof.

The Chinese metropolis will also soon see an MGallery hotel, not in its Futian business district, but in its new fashion district.

in Dalang, in the northern part of Longhua District. The Accor Group has partnered with Shenzhen Longhua Construction to develop the first high-end international branded property in this part of the city where many fashion designers have set up shop. Designed by the Harbin Institute of Technology’s Architectural Research Center, the Shenzhen Dalang – MGallery will feature 250 designer rooms and suites and offer three restaurants, an executive lounge where guests can relax and work in privacy, as well as extensive banquet and meeting facilities

. Futur MGallery Shenzhen Dalang.Future MGallery Shenzhen Dalang.

This future opening demonstrates the attractiveness of this collection of high-end hotels in China. 2021 saw the opening of several leisure-oriented properties with the Ocean Spring resort in Chengdu, the DongFengYun boutique hotel in Mi’Le and the mountain hotel, The View Changbai Mountain, near the border with North Korea. The coming year will be more business-like with two new MGallery hotels in Hong Kong expected in the first half of 2022: the AKI Hong Kong in the Wan Chai district and the Silveri on Lantau Island. Also in the Greater Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area, an MGallery in Guangzhou, the Blossom Retreat Guangzhou, is scheduled to open in 2023.