According to the press announcement by Mandarin Oriental, the partnership “creates a platform for the two organizations to work more closely together while retaining each brand’s unique heritage and identity.
By working together across all facets of the guest experience, the two groups will curate new and exclusive experiences, available at Oberoi and Mandarin Oriental hotels. The alliance greatly increases the global reach of both groups, providing guests with increased choice across the globe. Members of Fans of M.O. and Oberoi One, the brands’ respective recognition programs, will have access to over 50 luxury hotels, where they will receive superior recognition, exclusive experiences and offers, as well as invitations to bespoke events.
The alliance will see the groups work together to create unique culinary and wellness experiences and will also collaborate on innovation, sustainability and colleague learning and development.
“We are delighted to launch this innovative partnership with The Oberoi Group, setting the stage for us to push the boundaries of luxury hospitality,” said James Riley, Mandarin Oriental’s Group chief executive, in the announcement. “The Oberoi Group has a long-established history and a wealth of expertise in providing exemplary service and I am confident that by working together both organizations will grow and create further differentiation in the industry that our guests will value.”
“We have long been ‘fans’ of Mandarin Oriental,” said Vikram Oberoi, managing director and CEO of EIH Limited, the flagship company of The Oberoi Group. “Our brands complement each other extremely well, as do our organizations’ values and culture. This exciting alliance will allow guests to experience new destinations and experiences in the legendary styles for which both companies are renowned.”