Mandarin Oriental celebrated the 50th anniversary of its flagship Hong Kong property with a glamorous gala party on October 17, 2013.
MANDARIN ORIENTAL CELEBRATES 50 FANTASTIC YEARS IN HONG KONG WITH A STAR-STUDDED GALA
To celebrate 50 fantastic years, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong welcomed over 800 celebrities, dignitaries and society guests from Hong Kong and around the world. Celebrities and VIPs included Mandarin Oriental Fans Dame Helen Mirren, Maggie Cheung, Bryan Ferry, Vivienne Tam, Karen Mok, Mary McCartney, Frederick Forsyth, Caterina Murino, Darcey Bussell and Sir David Tang. Notable guests from Hong Kong included Moses Chan, Aimee Chan, Hins Cheung, Michelle Wai, Kathy Chou, Ankie Beilke, Pansy Ho, Simon and Daisy Ho, Maisy Ho, Yvette Yuen, Ming Ho and Louisa Cheng, to name a few. Overseas guests included George Osborne, Boris Johnson, Olivier Krug and Pierre Gagnaire.
An extraordinary 26-story outdoor video spectacle, fusing history, design and technology - three elements for which the Group is renowned - then took place. The three-dimensional projection over the facade of the property traced the hotel's history and beginnings in 1963 and the subsequent development of the Group into the global luxury brand that it is today.
Later in the evening, guests were treated to live performances by two of the Group's celebrity fans: Karen Mok and Bryan Ferry. Menus were prepared by Executive Chef Uwe Opocensky and his team, and the City Contemporary Dance Company, showcased a "Dance of Golden Fans" choreographed by Willy Tsao. Francois Curiel, President of Christie's Asia auctioned off three outstanding prizes raising funds for local charities Mindset, The Hong Kong Red Cross and Hong Kong Cancer Fund.