Today, we are firmly established as a truly global luxury player, with a presence in major cities and resort destinations around the world. Our development team continues to review opportunities globally, and we have a current total of 27 hotels in operation, with a further 18 under development, representing almost 11,000 rooms in 25 countries across four continents.
We have also expanded The Residences at Mandarin Oriental and now have 15 residences around the world that are attached to, or in close proximity to our award-winning hotels. All of these private homes offer owners exclusive and immediate access to hotel services and facilities together with world class, trusted, management attention.
As we grow, we continue to invest behind our 12,000 dedicated colleagues, who provide extraordinary service, based on our oriental heritage, and who remain our most valuable resource.
Looking to the future, as we continue to grow, our aim is not to be the biggest hotel group in the world, but to be recognized as providing the very best in luxury hospitality.
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