If it’s good enough for Michelle Yeoh, it’s good enough for us! With its plush and beautifully designed interiors, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental sits at the intersection of luxury and style.
And we can definitely see why it’s Yeoh’s abode of choice when she’s in Hong Kong. Convivial approach to hospitality aside, it houses a spa spanning 25,000 square feet, an entire floor of restaurants (Amber, Somm, Sushi Shikon and Kappo Rin), and glam bars (the iconic MO Bar and the first international outpost of award‑winning New York bar Please Don’t Tell).
The restaurants in the hotel have a collective seven Michelin stars—including a green one for sustainability—under their belt, so you really can’t go wrong with any of them. But if you had to choose only one, opt for French restaurant Amber. The exceptional menu features new items every two weeks depending on seasonal produce, and executive chef Richard Ekkebus and his team never
fail to delight the senses with their creativity.
The impressive menu is dairy-free, and minimises refined sugar and salt, relying instead on the inventiveness and experimentation of Ekkebus and his team. For example, milk, cream and butter have been replaced with soy, rice, cereal and nut milk options, while 40 non-saturated plant-based oils enable the chefs to reproduce rich, fatty flavours—all this so diners are “invited to appreciate flavours in their purest form”.
Among the highlights that we tried were the Amber signature Aka Uni & Caviar, a fantastic umami bomb of a starter; the Diver Scallop with scallop garum, kombu, lacto-fermented nut butter, daikon, wakame, sea lettuce, toro kombu; and Toothfish with lacto-fermented bell pepper, Sichuan pepper, niora, red onion, oxalis, watermelon, and ginger. Lunch is available as a three-, four- and six-course menu, while dinner is available as a six-, and eight-course menu. Vegetarian menus are also available.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental also boasts some of the most sumptuous hotel rooms on the island. Of the lot, the Entertainment Suite is undoubtedly the ne plus ultra. Sprawling across 2,250 square feet, the aptly named suite is a sybaritic dream. Entertainment options abound, from a 160‑inch screen with a laser projector and an accompanying Bang & Olufsen sound system for movies or games to a refurbished 1930s jukebox. There’s also a plethora of snacks and drinks, and even a popcorn machine. Trust us when we say you’ll never want—or need—to leave the room.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
(+852) 2132 0188