Mandarin Oriental to enter South American market with a hotel in Chile
Rohit Ganguli - on May 16, 2017
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the signing of a management contract to manage, and ultimately brand, a 310-room hotel currently operating in Santiago, Chile. The group will take over management of the property from August 2017 and rename it, Hotel Santiago.
After an extensive renovation of guestroom and public area, the first stage of which is scheduled to complete in August 2018, the hotel will be rebranded as Mandarin Oriental, Santiago. This will be the Group’s first property in South America.
The property is comprised of 310 guestrooms including 23 suites with views of the city and the Andes. Presently, the hotel features five restaurants and bars as well as extensive banqueting and meeting space. Additional facilities include a spa and fitness centre.
Hotel Santiago will continue to operate throughout the first phase of the renovation. The new luxury accommodation, public areas and landscaped gardens will be redesigned to reflect local culture, with features inspired by Mandarin Oriental’s Asian heritage.
“We are delighted to be introducing the Mandarin Oriental brand to South America and to be bringing the Group’s legendary service to Santiago,” said James Riley, Group CEO, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
“We are pleased to be partnering with Mandarin Oriental to create the most elegant and sophisticated hotel in Santiago. Following our extensive renovation, we are confident that we will offer the best in luxury hospitality in the city,” said Andreas Nauheimer, General Manager of HCC.
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