MANDARIN ORIENTAL, PARIS, BRINGS AN HOMAGE TO “ETERNEL FEMININ” AND IS A COCOON OF LUXURY

Mandarin Oriental, Paris is Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s first address in France, at the heart of this fashion capital and with the Garnier Opera, Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre all close by. Everything about this elegant hotel says ‘Paris’, from its sense of style to the immediate sense of belonging, and of luxury to be enjoyed. Comfort meets modern in a hotel that is infused with a subtle air of exoticism and romance, making every stay a singular experience.

The style of Mandarin Oriental, Paris takes inspiration from the richness, modernity and creativity of the 1930s and Art Deco, as well as from the hallmarks of luxury and Parisian fashion.  The 1930s ushered in elegantly simple styles for women in softly draped fabrics, trimmed with jewels and lace.  Madeleine Vionnet, Gabrielle Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli are among the iconic women who left their mark on the era.  Fashion photography also saw daylight in the 1930s, in particular that of Man Ray.  The hotel is home to works by this eternal admirer of the female form. His sensual photographs of his companion, the stunning Kiki de Montparnasse, are ingrained in our mind.

Mandarin Oriental, Paris revisits the aesthetic of this abundantly creative era and pays tribute to muses past and present with its truly feminine, romantic mood, its subtle shades and textures, and delicate details… an invitation to sensual pleasure.

Only when visitors step through the entrance porch and into the majestic lobby do they discover the true magic of Mandarin Oriental, Paris.  A shimmering jewel of stone, lacquer and gold leaf. Noble materials in a couture style; bold colours in a subtle harmony of grey, plum, rose, mauve and ecru. A green haven where Nature penetrates the interior, and butterflies flutter and perch. Some are embroidered on cushions, or made from crystal and ceramic in an installation by the sculptor Marcello Lo Giudice. Others are printed or painted, embodying Nature’s delicate enchantment which floats in the air. In her search for a striking work that would fit within the hotel, Sybille de Margerie turned to the artist Nathalie Decoster, who has imagined Air, a sculpture that suspends fragile liberty from a thread.

Awarded Palace status since July 2014, Mandarin Oriental, Paris offers 138 luxurious rooms and suites at Mandarin Oriental, Paris are among the most spacious in Paris.  Highlights of the hotel include a tree-planted indoor garden, a choice of two restaurants, a bar and a Cake Shop under Executive Chef Thierry Marx. Refined, state-of-the-art amenities welcome meetings and private events. The peaceful setting of the Spa promotes well-being and relaxation through holistic treatments. A large indoor pool and fitness centre complete the Spa services.

With its ideal location at 251 Rue Saint-Honoré, in the capital’s premier arrondissement, Mandarin Oriental, Paris is surrounded by fashion and next to the prestigious names on Place Vendôme.  The city’s great museums such as the Louvre, the Decorative Arts and the Jeu de Paume are only minutes away.  Combining sightseeing, culture, history, shopping and simply strolling, the hotel is five minutes from two landmark Parisian squares:  Place de la Concorde and Place Vendôme with its world-renowned jewellers.  Nearby are the Comédie Française, the Orangerie and the Garnier Opera, not forgetting the world’s most famous avenue, the Champs- Élysées.

The Rooms

Mandarin Oriental, Paris has 98 rooms - 14 of 37 sq m, 10 of 50 sq m, 69 of 40 sq m and 5 of 45 sq m - and 40 suites that look onto the hotel's indoor courtyard and landscaped garden, or directly onto rue Saint-Honoré, at the heart of Parisian luxury and fashion.

Sybille de Margerie has given each room and suite a quintessential Parisian, haute couture style that is evident in the soothing yet striking colours, elegant, understated lines, and refined, opulent materials.

She has imagined innovative transitions between the different spaces for an individual art de vivre. These spaces can be open but also intimate and separate, leaving guests the choice of how they occupy the room.

The bathroom, in glass, wood, white marble and mosaic, form two distinct elements. The basin units are enveloped in ridged leather and finished with bold, hammered bronze buttons for a couture feel.

The interior designer has invited Man Ray, the acclaimed American photographer who made Paris his home in the 1930s, into the bedroom for his evocation of romantic Paris through modern techniques. A subtle reproduction, on velvet, of The Kiss dresses the alcove, appearing again in a negative, mirror effect on the headboard.

The decoration puts the accent on luxury with taupe silk cushions and embroidered taffeta in shades of orange, magenta and plum.

Furniture in a contemporary style accentuates noble materials with a dominance of dark wood, pale lacquer and chrome.

Sybille de Margerie set out in search of photographs that would complete this soothing, subtle, refined and striking atmosphere. This led her to the work of Ali Mahdavi, a talented young Iranian photographer who, in her eyes, encapsulates Paris fashion in perfect keeping with the hotel. She liked his personality, the visual impact of his work, his use of light and his vision of women. The two met. Ali was won over by the project, inspired by this couture hotel. Quickly he appropriated the suites and embraced the spirit of the hotel. Together, Sybille and Ali have crafted a unique experience of Paris glamour.

The Restaurants

Mandarin Oriental, Paris satisfies every gourmet desire through the impetus of Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage Thierry Marx. Two restaurants, a bar, Cake Shop and the Garden offer as many different settings and moods where guests will savour a unique experience each time.

Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx
Imagined by Jouin-Manku design agency as a cosy cocoon, a white space away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the gastronomic restaurant on the hotel's ground floor, awarded two Michelin stars, is stunningly inspired by Parisian haute couture. White is at the core of this magnificent creation as the ultimate symbol of timeless elegance. Immediately, guests are drawn into a unique atmosphere that is heightened by the walls and ceiling draped in white fabric, the work of the artist Heidi Winge Ström in collaboration with Jouin-Manku and Siegeair and Lallier.

The design forms the perfect backdrop for Chef Thierry Marx’s menu that pays particular attention to shapes and colours, textures and temperatures, and is an invitation to experience new sensations. Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx blends technique and emotion, tradition and innovation, providing a culinary voyage guided by ingredients and the seasons. The restaurant offers a choice of menus comprised from 4 to 9 dishes for lunch and 6 or 9 dishes for dinner to choose from, as both fancy and appetite inspire. These include classics from the Chef's repertoire, such as Soya Risotto, along with many new dishes such as vegetal ravioli. Menus are printed on Japanese rice paper for a discreetly elegant touch.

Camélia
Is a light-filled space, intended as a continuation of the indoor landscaped garden. Reflecting Thierry Marx's wish for a menu of simple, instinctive dishes in tune with the times, the menu focuses on individual ingredients used in French cuisine that are also influenced by Chef Marx’s knowledge of the culinary traditions of Japan. The results can be seen in dishes such as Calamari Risoni, with squid ink ginger and lemongrass emulsion; Beef Charolais filet, mozzarella di buffala, radicchio; Crab, Daikon wrap, shrimp and green tea gelée.

La Table du Jardin
This restaurant welcomes 6 guests for a unique dining experience. This private table is a three-story-tall private dining room on a pedestal. A folly placed at the end of the garden that creates a space that is intimate and extroverted at the same time. It was conceived as an element of joy in the middle of a small paradise.
Open daily from 7am to 11pm.

The Bar

Bar 8 is the ideal spot to relax before or after dinner. The atmosphere is deliberately intimate with warm browns and black, and dark wood walls inlaid with Lalique crystals like delicate raindrops. The wall treatment in shades of green conjures up forests after a rain shower.

All eyes are drawn to the centre of the bar and a monumental, nine-ton block of brown marble. Quarried in Spain, it was then sculpted in Italy.

The bronze-coloured low tables have smoked glass tops, dotted with tiny lights which reveal themselves as the ambient light dims

The Spa

Entirely devoted to well-being and relaxation, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Paris offers an holistic experience to promote complete mind-body harmony. At 900 square metres, this is one of the city's largest hotel Spas.

A sanctuary of soothing, revitalising experiences, this haven of tranquillity extends over two floors and includes seven Spa Suites of which three are double suites for 2 people. Decorated in shades of amaranth, taupe and silver, the intimate comfort of the Spa Suites allows guests to completely relax and enjoy the unique experience of Mandarin Oriental’s award-winning, holistic spa treatments.

Travel for Senses TIPS

SEE...  The city's great museums such as the Louvre, the Decorative Arts and the Jeu de Paume, which are only minutes away from the hotel;

HEAR... The stories about richness, modernity and creativity of the 1930s and Art Deco, an era which inspired the style of Mandarin Oriental, Paris;

TASTE... The dishes like Soya Risotto or vegetal ravioli at the restaurant Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx;

TOUCH... The nine-ton block of brown marble of Bar8. It  was quarried in Spain and  then sculpted in Italy.

SMELL... The fresh and beautiful flowers you find each day in the lobby and restaurants;

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Complementary WI-Fi available for guests of the hotel
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Mandarin Oriental, Paris delights children and teenagers with dedicated services.
breakfast
Breakfast is served daily at Camelia restaurant from a buffet or à la carte from 7am to 11am. On warm days, up to 25 people can dine in the Garden.

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