Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo celebrates Grand Opening

Travel News Asia 2 March 2006

The Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo celebrated its entry into Tokyo society Tuesday with a private lavish gala attended by more than 300 celebrities, dignitaries and society guests.

The list of international celebrities who made the evenings red carpet entrance included actors Michelle Yeoh; musician Vanessa Mae and Hong Kong model Michelle Reis. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Chief Executive Edouard Ettedgui, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Director Hiroshi Yasuda and Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo General Manager Christian Hassing welcomed guests to the hotels spectacular 3rd floor ballroom, adorned with beautiful cherry blossoms for the occasion.

In keeping with the luxury hotel groups oriental origins, yet reflecting Mandarin Oriental, Tokyos strong sense of place, the reception featured a performance by renowned Japanese royal court musician Hideki Togi and traditional Shanghainese mask-changing performers. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Chris Peppler, a well-known, local Japanese-American television presenter.

The festivities also included a lavish dine-around experience on the hotels 37th and 38th floors with delicacies prepared by executive chef Hide Yamamoto. Guests also enjoyed jazz music and dancing from an elegant 13-piece big band until the early hours of the morning.

With a superb location in the citys prestigious financial district, Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is bringing contemporary luxury to the historical and cultural centre of Tokyo commerce. True to its surroundings, the first Mandarin Oriental hotel in Japan dynamically blends the best of architecture old and new, with 179 spacious guestrooms and innovative restaurants and spa facilities situated on the top nine floors of the soaring new Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower which sits adjacent to the Mitsui Main Building, a cultural heritage property.

See other recent news regarding: Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, Special Rates from the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Subscribe to our Travel Industry News RSS Feed Travel Industry News RSS Feed from To do that in Outlook, right-click the RSS Feeds folder, select Add a New RSS Feed, enter the URL of our RSS Feed which is: and click Add. The feed can also be used to add the headlines to your website or channel via a customisable applet. Have questions? Please read our Travel News FAQ. Thank you.



Copyright © 1997-2023