Renovation of Mandarin Oriental

Renovation of Mandarin Oriental


Hong Kong

Rejuvenating treatment

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong opened its doors in 1963 as “The Mandarin” and quickly drew recognition for its service and elegance.  In 1967, after four years of operation, The Mandarin was listed by Fortune magazine alongside the Ritz in Paris, the Grand in Rome, and the Connaught in London as one of the eleven great hotels in the world. Today, Mandarin Oriental still enjoys an unbeatable reputation thanks to its breathtaking style, legendary service and fantastic Central location.

In 2005, BYME was chosen by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group for the renovation of the full MEP package of its five-star flagship hotel, consisting of 503 guestrooms and 71,000 sqm of gross floor area.

Challenging execution

Our main challenge was to complete the main risers for the whole building in a very fast-track manner to allow the grand opening for lower floors and topmost floors while still working on the middle floors. Another major constraint was the hotel very central location. BYME adopted an innovative and optimized prefabricated approach and a very strict control of logistics to deliver the materials and equipments on site in the heart of the city.

Key data
  • Construction period: 2005 to 2006
  • Client: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
  • Architect: DCM
  • Type of contract: Design & Build
  • Scope of works: Full MEP package
  • Gross Floor Area: 71,000 m²
  • Number of rooms: 503
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