May 9th, 2013

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will be the Official Hotel for Art Basel’s inaugural show in Hong Kong in May 2013. To celebrate this partnership with Art Basel it 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 Hong Kong Eye exhibition in the Clipper Lounge. Located in the heart of the city, the iconic Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, has become the hotel of choice for many leading artists and gallery directors when visiting the city for either business or pleasure.

Art Basel in Hong Kong will be held from 23 to 26 May 2013 at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre

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Art Basel Stay – 20 to 27 May 2013:

Guests can enjoy an exclusive Art Basel package including:

• Overnight accommodation in a luxurious room
• Access for two to Art Basel in Hong Kong, including entrance to the fair, an invitation to the Vernissage on 22 May, use of the Collectors Lounge, access to all events related to the fair and a complimentary fair catalogue
• Breakfast in the Clipper Lounge or Café Causette
• A welcome bottle of ‘R’ de Ruinart Champagne
• Art-inspired welcome tasty treat on arrival
• A Hong Kong Eye book

Room rates start at HKD4,899 subject to 10% service charge, per night and subject to availability. Room reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly on + 852 2820 4202, or by visiting

ART Menu in the Michelin-starred Mandarin Grill + Bar – 6 to 26 May 2013

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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 named Hand, V.v.G., Soup, Pop Art and The Skull unfold in-front of them. The three-course lunch menu will be priced at HKD708 and the five-course dinner menu will be priced at HKD1,588. Diners enjoying this special menu will also receive a ticket to Art Basel. For reservations please call +852 2825 4004 or email (* Please note: prices exclude 10% service charge and dinner on 26 May will not include tickets as Art Basel will have ended)

ART Cocktails in the M bar-  6 to 26 May 2013

Art Basel Cocktails

Between 6 and 26 May, 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” and “Encounters”.

Art Exhibition in the Clipper Lounge – 6 to 26 May 2013

The Clipper Lounge will become home to Hong Kong Eye art exhibition, showcasing over 20 works of art by Hong Kong’s emerging and more established artists. This show curated by both Johnson Chang and Serenella Ciclitira, will highlight the undeniable talent and potential that Hong Kong has to offer the contemporary art world. The hotel’s highly creative culinary team will also produce a series of art-inspired cakes for afternoon-tea guests to enjoy.

ART Chocolates – 6 to 26 May 2013

The hotel’s talented pastry chefs will also be offering a range of art-inspired chocolates. These tasty delights will include a range of chocolate pencils, paint brushes and even chocolate artist palettes. Guests making use of the special Art Basel accommodation package, along with those enjoying afternoon tea in the Clipper Lounge, will be able to sample these and a selection will be on sale at The Mandarin Cake Shop between 6 and 26 May.
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Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Address: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central. Hong Kong
MTR: Central station – exit F or H
Reservations: +852. 2522 0011

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