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Seychelles President James Michel (R) shakes hands with Chinese President Hu Jintao upon Hu's arrival at Mandarin in the Indian Ocean island of Seychelles February 9, 2007. Picture taken February 9, 2007. [Reuters]

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请问 这里的mandarin是什么意思呢? 重要的地点?

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Mandarin Hotel

文华旅馆,由华人开办。

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Post time 2007-2-12 09:40:25 |Display all floors
原来是这个意思!!!

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大名鼎鼎的文华酒店

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在珠三角比较少听闻这个酒店 在外国很多吗?

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Usually, we'd say at the Mandarin [hotel].

I don't think there is a Mandarin Hotel in the Seychelles.

Perhaps the article meant the Meridien (another hotel) or, more likely,  Mahe (the largest island in the Seychelles, where the capital is). (The accompanying photo does not look like a hotel setting.)
中文我不会读也不会写。Really, I don't.

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Post time 2007-2-12 11:32:19 |Display all floors

Mandarin

Actually, there are two hotel chains in the world both using the "Mandarin Hotel" brandname.

The original one, and the more famous one, is the Mandarin Hotel in Central District, Hong Kong, repeatedly voted best business hotel in the world by business travellers for many years.

For some reasons, however, the same name "Mandarin Hotel" has been adopted by another hotel chain by the name of the Meritus Group, which is based in Singapore. This group is operating the Mandarin Hotel in Haikou City, Hainan Island, and JC Mandarin in Shanghai, amongst a few others. As one can imagine, the quality of services is not quite the same as  the original one.

In the meantime, the original Mandarin Hotel from Hong Kong has chosen to distinguish itself from the Singaporean group by changing its name slightly to become "Mandarin Oriental" "文华东方"。Because of its reputation, it has continued to build its name in the hospitality industry. Mandarin Oriental is present in most big cities in the world, including London, New York, Tokyo..........

The "Mandarin" being mentioned in the news article is actually the “Mandarin Oriental”.

Jeff is correct in saying that there is no Mandarin Hotel in the Seychelles. The "Mandarin" being mentioned is actually the Seychelles Banyan Tree. "Banyan Tree" is another brand name operated by the Mandarin Oriental group. Whilst Mandarin Oriental Hotels cater mainly for discerning business travellers, the Banyan Tree brandname is closely linked with luxurious resorts and pampering spa.......

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