Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed an agreement to manage a new, luxury hotel currently under construction in the Pudong area of Shanghai in China. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2013.

Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai, is going up in the heart of the Lujiazui Central Financial District. The property will form part of Harbour City a 61-acre mixed-use development, comprising office towers, a residential complex, retail shops, and extensive landscaped gardens. The development is within walking distance of the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the regional headquarters of major domestic and international financial institutions, and has direct access to the promenade on the banks of the Huangpu River.

The 362-room hotel also will offer 210 serviced apartments. Guests will have access to an executive club lounge, a choice of three restaurants, a lobby lounge and bar, and a Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop. A variety of well-equipped meeting rooms and a range of banqueting venues, including a grand ballroom, all are planned, while other hotel features will include a Spa at Mandarin Oriental, an 80-foot indoor swimming pool, and a comprehensive fitness center.

The site of the Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai, is approximately 40 minutes from Hongqiao International Airport and 50 minutes from Pudong International Airport.

Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, 42 hotels representing more than 10,000 rooms in 27 countries, with 18 hotels in Asia; 12 in the Americas; and 12 in Europe, Middle East, and North Africa.