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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London Becomes Exclusive 5* Hotel Partner to the Royal Albert Hall

4 April, 2011

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London Becomes Exclusive 5* Hotel Partner to the Royal Albert Hall

4th April 2011

The Royal Albert Hall has signed an exclusive two-year deal with Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park establishing it as the preferred 5-star hotel partner to the world class venue.

Known as one of the capital’s most distinguished hotels created with luxurious English elegance, London’s Mandarin Oriental offers fine views over the Royal Park and chic shops of Knightsbridge. Located in one of the most sought after London addresses, the hotel is just a walk away from the Royal Albert Hall and offers the perfect accommodation for the 1.5 million visitors who visit the Hall every year.

The Royal Albert Hall celebrated a record breaking year in 2010 with 381 events in the main auditorium, 150 in its outside spaces and winning a multitude of awards including the International Theatre of the Year at the Pollster Awards for the 13th time, Venue of the Year at the Event Awards and was voted Superbrands leading Leisure and Entertainment Destination. Audiences have been entertained by the likes of The Who, Arctic Monkeys, Suede and Noel Gallagher as well as the return of Cirque du Soleil, the AEGON Masters Tennis and the hugely popular Proms series.

The Royal Albert Hall offers customers the choice of pre-show drinks or dining at any of its 13 bars or 3 restaurants: Coda, Elgar Room or Café Consort, each with their own specialist menus to accommodate any catering needs. The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park also offers audiences exclusive dining at award winning French inspired bistro and wine bar Bar Boulud.
 
Michelle Aland, Head of Sponsorship and Corporate Partnerships said, ‘We are delighted to announce this partnership with the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. As a world famous venue we associate ourselves with prestigious and internationally renowned partners. The Hall strives to achieve nothing but the highest quality when it comes to the customer experience and this hotel partnership compliments our brand perfectly with their exclusive post-show offerings and accommodation’

Tony McHale , General Manager at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park  said, ‘We are honoured to be partnered with such an iconic and prestigious venue.  With our award winning restaurants and location complemented with this celebrated entertainment destination, delivers the perfect London symphony for the hotel and the Hall.

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For more information please contact Sean Carrigan at the Royal Albert Hall on 020 7959 0531/ seanc@royalalberthall.com

For information on Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park contact Holly Johnstone on 020 7201 3616/hjohnstone@mohg.com

Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. Its breathtaking auditorium hosts over 380 shows a year by the world’s greatest artists. The magical atmosphere combined with inspired artists creates legendary events.  Opened in 1871 as part of Prince Albert’s vision for a centre for the Arts and Sciences, and a registered charity operating without public funding, it remains true to his founding ambitions within a modern context.
Extending the brand with over 150 events outside the auditorium, the Hall has broadened its appeal to younger, diverse audiences whilst still engaging its existing customers. It also works extensively with schools and young people through its Learning and Participation programme, reaching over 30,000 participants each year.

For more information, please visit www.royalalberthall.com

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
With bustling Knightsbridge on its doorstep and leafy Hyde Park at its rear, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is London’s most Prestigious address.  Blending sumptuous guestrooms with a world-leading spa and a stylish bar, it is the definitive destination for a luxury escape. And now with two exciting new restaurant including Bar Boulud, London and the first London restaurant for one of the UK’s most renowned chefs, Heston Blumenthal of the Fat Duck Group, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is set to become the culinary centre of the capital.

Contact Us

For press enquiries, please contact:

Press Executive

Rick Burin
rickb@royalalberthall.com
020 7959 0531

Marketing Executive

Ellen Morgan ellenm@royalalberthall.com
020 7959 0500 Ext 3004

Senior Marketing and Press Manager

Jessica Silvester
jessicas@royalalberthall.com
020 7959 0510

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