Vivienne Tam designs a signature fan for Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou fan by Vivienne Tam
Last week the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group officially opened their second hotel in mainland China (there is one in Sanya already), not far away from their Hong Kong headquarters, in Guangzhou. More than 200 VIP guests followed the unveiling of the hotel’s individual fan designed by Vivienne Tam. The Guangzhou born and New York based fashion designer is known for combining East and West in her work.


[Update from April 9th, 2013:] The fan consists of 32 patterns, one for each fold. Each pattern would make a beautiful fan for itself, but the colourful mix is obviously is thought to express the diversity of Guangzhou, the city to which it is dedicated to. [End of the update]


Located in the business district Tianhe, the MO Guangzhou is part of the Swire managed TaiKoo Hui complex, which was designed by the worldwide active architecture company Arquitectonica. It houses around 170 luxury brands and a cultural centre.


The interior of the Mandarin Oriental was designed by Tony Chi & Associates, who also is responsible for one of my favorite hotels, the Landmark MO Hong Kong. The MO Guangzhou has a manageable amount of 233 rooms, 30 suites and 24 apartments. The Standard Rooms measure comfortable 60 square meters, hence currently the biggest in the city. There are five restaurants and bars, a spa with nine treatment rooms, and a heated 25-meter-indoor-pool.


Hotel website

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