Flawless design, understated luxury, impeccable service… all come as standard in a Mandarin Oriental suite. But what really sets them apart is their individuality, whether that’s in the form of bespoke furnishings, a private pool on the sun-drenched terrace or a jaw-dropping view. Or all three. Book into one of these sanctuaries for a stay to remember.
For the family
Located on the shores of delightful Paradise Bay, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, the seasonal property is now open. The stunning resort offers an escape like no other, where families and groups of friends can take pleasure in the retreat’s luxurious facilities and beautiful surroundings of pine trees and olive groves and stunning views of the private beach. The Melissa Villa is a bed villa with six bathrooms that can accommodate up to 11 guests, a pool and space to entertain, perfect for GCC families. This chic, contemporary villa offers spacious accommodation with 5 bedrooms, various living areas and stunning views of the Aegean Sea. The outside terrace with private swimming pool is ideal for relaxed drinks or dining.
The resort has introduced exciting enhancements including augmented dining offers, a tennis academy and innovative fitness training, an expanded shopping boutique featuring luxury international and local brands, and an enriched Kids program.
For the terrace
Barcelona never ceases to please with its architectural treasures, energising arts scene and bohemian ambience. How better to soak up the atmosphere than from the exquisitely-designed Penthouse Suite, which occupies the entire eighth floor of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona? Not one but two terraces wrap around this two-bedroom suite. Ensconce yourself on the enormous outdoor L-shaped sofa or dine alfresco at the eight-seater table for bird’s-eye views of Passeig de Gràcia – the city’s beloved, bustling boulevard, home to designer boutiques and iconic modernist buildings.
For the private pool
Set in 20 hectares of fragrant gardens and rolling olive groves, Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech is a lesson in understated elegance. The look here is a contemporary take on the traditional riad with Berber and Andalusian-Arabic design flourishes – the Royal Suite (pictured above) reflects this perfectly, with its hand-woven rugs from Rabat and tadelakt-plastered walls. Step onto the suite’s outdoor terrace and into one of the two plunge pools from which, on a clear day, you’ll see the majestic beauty of the Atlas Mountains.
For sweeping views
Mandarin Oriental, New York, which spans the 35th to 54th floors of the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle, is perfectly placed for soaking up the city’s exhilarating atmosphere. As befits its name, the New York Skyline Suite (pictured above), located at the very top of the hotel, affords a bird’s-eye view out over Central Park, the Hudson River and the Manhattan rooftops. Drag yourself away from the jaw-dropping vistas to appreciate the two spacious bedrooms (the master is decorated in opulent golds and reds), two marble bathrooms and the palatial living room complete with wet bar – ideal for a city that never sleeps.
For the Beach Views
Taking exclusivity to new heights, the Royal Penthouse speaks for the extravagant lifestyle that Dubai is known for. Secluded on the top floor of the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, a private lift whisks guests to the lavish 850-square-metre haven with sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf. The one-bedroom suite comes with a generous living space with its very own chic bar area, dining room for entertaining up to 16 guests, and full chef’s kitchen. For the ultimate in ease and exclusivity, a private gym comes with state-of-the-art training equipment. At the top of a marble staircase, there’s a private landscaped rooftop terrace with panoramic sea views, sunbeds for lounging and an al fresco dining area, perfect for a small gathering with loved ones.
For the royal experience
The Palace Suites at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi are the epitome of Arabian luxury fit for royals. With options of two or three bedrooms, each suite comes with king size beds, an opulent bathroom appointed with an oversized bathtub and Jacuzzi, and a private terrace with stunning views of the palace grounds and the golden sands of the beach. The suites’ interiors are beautifully furnished with palatial pieces, embellished in gold at every corner that is sure to evoke the feeling of being in a royal palace.