In 1985 the iconic Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong and the elegant Oriental in Bangkok joined together to form the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. This marriage between two titans of the East gave rise to one of the most iconic names in international luxury.Assouline s Mandarin Oriental celebrates its brilliant legacy with a slipcase edition that shares the group s rich history with archival photographs from the original hotels and sumptuous details of the most recent additions to the collection, making it a must for any fan of travel and luxury. For each Mandarin Oriental hotel, there is a fan. Classically simple, visually elegant, and indisputably part of the orient, the fan logo was born in the mid-1980s, when Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group launched on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Today, each hotel has a unique fan, which reflects the individuality of the property and the culture of its location, from Guangzhou and New York s original fans designed by acclaimed fashion designer Vivienne Tam to Taipei and Geneva s 19th-century antiques. Mandarin Oriental s Fans, including Grammy Awardwinning opera singer Cecilia Bartoli, Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, renowned architect I.M.
Pei, heads of state, and world travelers cherish the impeccable service, innovative and refined cuisine, elegant design, opulent spas, and welcoming smiles that greet them each time they visit. Tradition and innovation fuse seamlessly in each hotel, where luxury meets comfort. From Tokyo to New York to London, each hotel offers a unique expression of the Mandarin Oriental spirit."