Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has always been known for their award-winning “She’s a Fan/He’s a Fan” campaign, a play on words that connects their recognised fan symbol with celebrity guests who are true fans of the hotel. Rami Malek, Stanley Tucci, Dame Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Lucy Liu, and our very own Michelle Yeoh are just some of the big names on the roster. The hotel group thanked their participation by donating to a charity of their choice.
Earlier this year, to localise the campaign, the hotel group has decided to announced a fan respective to each hotel. The first to be announced for Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur is Dato’ Joey Yap, founder of the Mastery Academy of Chinese Metaphysics, chief consultant of the Joey Yap Consulting Group.
“I’m very honoured. I’ve seen videos of Michelle Yeoh, Morgan Freeman… and they look like an Avengers line-up. I’m honoured to be part of the group,” says Yap.
The well-known authority in Chinese metaphysics describes his relationship with Mandarin Oriental as a growing affinity that has evolved from the start of his career.
“In 2000, I was only 23 years old. Part of my business was, and still is, centred around education. To be able to host my seminars at Mandarin Oriental KL is like a status symbol. My first programme here only had 20 people. Over time, I managed to conduct a three-day class in their ballroom with couple thousands of people in there. When the hotel asked me to be part of their campaign, it felt like a journey that has blossomed, which I think is really cool.”
One of the things Yap likes most about Mandarin Oriental is that each hotel adopts the culture of the city they are in, making it stand out from the rest.
“There are so many luxury brands out there but to me, luxury is about that uniqueness. It’s like a bespoke thing — when you come here, they know your name, your preferences, etc. For example, they know the kind of pillows you like. So it’s the small things that make the experience unique. And this uniqueness is the luxury,” he adds.
To commemorate the collaboration, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur will be offering a special room package called “Five Elements of Feng Shui” for RM6,888++, which includes one night stay in the luxury Park Suite, customised BaZi reading with consultation by Joey Yap Consulting Group, a Royal Selangor Chinese zodiac gift, a personally autographed copy of Yap’s annual Chinese Astrology Outlook 2020, 5 Elements dinner menu at Lai Po Heen for two, and Oriental Qi spa treatment at The Spa for two.
The package is available from Sep 1 to Dec 29, 2019. For reservations, email [email protected].