Mandarin Oriental

Rapid Uptown Hotel Growth Led by Hilton's Several Projects

By Jon Anderson / January 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Hilton has taken a shine to Uptown with three identified hotels and two rumored – one a luxe Waldorf Astoria. It’s no secret that Uptown is booming with hotel projects – 10 are at various stages of development. Of the 10, four have yet to name their brands (or “flags” in industry lingo), and two […]

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Mandarin Oriental is, Once Again, Coming to Dallas, This Time to Turtle Creek

By Candy Evans / November 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Luxury hotel lovers will salivate over this one: Dallas is getting a Mandarin Oriental, this time for sure.  And this time, on Turtle Creek Boulevard, the original high rise haven of Dallas. The 176-room ultra luxurious hotel will be part of a 25-story mixed use tower coming to a 2.47 acre site at 2999 Turtle […]

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Haughty Baggage Checks-In To New Mandarin Oriental Honolulu Residences

By Jon Anderson / January 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

When I saw the Mandarin Oriental construction fencing go up across from the Honolulu convention center, my curiosity was piqued. First, the Mana’olana Place development isn’t a stellar location. To contradict the marketing materials, it is not “steps from the beach” and certainly not while schlepping chairs, towels and sunscreen. It’s also flanked by a […]

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Oak Lawn Committee Finally Sees Architecture Dallas Needs More Of

By Jon Anderson / March 7, 2018 / 1 Comment

It’s difficult to be in two places at once.  That’s what a reporter’s contacts are for. In addition to last night’s Pink Wall towers’ meeting at the Athena, the Oak Lawn Committee held their monthly clambake (their first since the Lincoln Katy Trail ordeal). As if to bookend that contention, Prescott arrived with their proposal to […]

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Rooms with a View – For Now: High-Rise Building Boom Could Change The Landscape

By Jon Anderson / May 15, 2015 / 4 Comments

One of the main drivers for purchasing in a high-rise is the view. A buyer walks in “Oooo-ing and cooo-ing” as they’re transfixed by panoramic views. Other minor problems sometimes fall away, subsumed by the cliché “million-dollar” view. Buyers must remember that while they’re sold on the view, their purchase actually stopped at the glass. […]

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