The Mandarin is the Hong Kong father of the Mandarin Oriental Group. In Bangkok this “father” merged with “mother” The Oriental Hotel. Here they merged and formed the Mandarin Oriental Group, one of the most successful luxury hotel groups of contemporary histroy. The most legendary General Managers of the industry used to run it, today it is Jonas Schuermann, who had learnt his trade in Bangkok at The Oriental. The hotel was situated right at the harbour front, but land reclamation had it moved to the back row. It is the venue for business luncheons and legendary dinners. It’s (George) Chinnery Bar commemorates the famous artist.