Mandarin Oriental Opens Paris Hotel

Luxury hotel operator Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group celebrated the opening of the 138-room Mandarin Oriental Paris today, the latest property to join its stellar portfolio of hotels and resorts across the world. Jean-Francois Legaret, the Mayor of Paris’ first arrondissement, joined senior company executives at the opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting to mark the brand’s official debut in the French capital.


A team of experts, including architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte (who supervised the renovation of the building and facade), famed designers Sybille de Margerie (responsible for the interior design and decoration), Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku (designers of the restaurants and bar), as well as landscape artists Francois Neveux and Bernard Rouyer, collaborated on the project to create one of Paris’ most luxurious and glamourous hotels. Located on the famed Rue Saint Honore steps from the Louvre and surrounded by haute couture, the property combines Parisian sophistication with art deco details and the brand’s signature oriental touches.


Featuring chic French design, the 99 guestrooms and 39 suites are amongst the most spacious in Paris and offer panoramic views of the city. Each accommodation is immaculately furnished with luxury bedding and a spacious bathroom, while guests also enjoy a LCD television with 1,000-track virtual jukebox function, Bang & Olufsen entertainment technology, iPod docking station, Playstation 3 game console, high-speed internet access, dual-line telephones, workdesk with connectivity panel and international sockets, in-room safe, minibar and Nespresso coffee machine.


The recipient of 2 Michelin Stars and one of France’s most prestigious chefs, Thierry Marx serves as Culinary Director for the Mandarin Oriental Paris, helming the hotel’s 4 restaurants and bars. Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx presents a gourmet and sensory experience with its white haute couture backdrop, while Camelia is a light-filled space offering a menu of simple dishes to complement its landscaped garden-inspired decor. The aptly named Cake Shop presents delicious sweet and savoury delicacies, with the finest cocktails and champagnes served over the dramatic marble bartop at Bar 8.


The hotel’s 4 event spaces are ideally suited for functions ranging from intimate product launches to corporate meetings, overlooking the interior garden and a green with white cascade over 7 floors of balconies. To soothe tired bodies, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Paris’ offers its signature Chinese bathing ritual, Tian Quan Therapy, in addition to a 15-meter swimming pool, herbal steam room and fitness centre.


Mandarin Oriental Paris joins existing Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group properties in Barcelona, Geneva, London, Munich and Prague. The group is also developing new European hotels in Marbella, Milan and Moscow.


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