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April 2011 – Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London is delighted to announce an exclusive
partnership to become the preferred hotel partner to the world class Royal Albert Hall.

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 the chic shops of
Knightsbridge. Located in one of the most sought after London addresses, the hotel is just a
short walk away from the Royal Albert Hall and offers 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 being held
in the main auditorium and 150 in its outside spaces. The venue also claimed 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.

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park offers audiences the perfect venue for pre and post-show
dining. The property’s award winning French inspired bistro and wine bar, Bar Boulud,
London has created a special menu for Royal Albert Hall guests priced at a reasonable
GBP20 per person for 3 courses. Guests can choose to enjoy the 3 courses before the
show or to sit down for 2 courses prior to the Royal Albert Hall, and return to Bar Boulud for
dessert after the performance.

Anthony McHale, General Manager at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park said, ‘We are honoured
to partner with such an iconic and prestigious venue. The combination of our award
winning restaurants and location, together with this celebrated entertainment destination, will
provide the perfect London symphony for both the hotel and the Hall.’

Michelle Aland, Head of Sponsorship and Corporate Partnerships said, ‘We are delighted to
announce this partnership with 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 complements our brand perfectly, with exclusive post-show offerings
and accommodation.’

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.
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.

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the
world's most prestigious hotels and resorts. Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under
development, 42 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 27 countries, with 18 hotels in
Asia, 12 in The Americas and 12 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the
Group operates, or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, connected
to the Group’s properties.

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