The Mandarin Oriental Hotel… A Parisian Masterpiece…

The Mandarin Oriental

Couture… Hotel…

Elegant… Parisian luxury…

At the heart of… Paris.

“251 rue Saint-Honoré…

1er arrondissement”…

Rushing for our appointment to view the… newly-unveiled 39 luxury suites… of the recently opened Mandarin Oriental, Paris… (voted “Best Business Hotel 2011” by Wallpaper* magazine)… we step into the magical ambience of this most modern hotel… with a whiff of… exoticism.

The “Mandarin O.” has been renovated… from the original listed… Art Deco building… by the internationally renowned architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte… who did a brilliant job on the façade and patio… in consultation with the landscape design agency Neveaux-Rouyer

The hotel is uniquely situated… “à côté de la… Place Vendôme“…

Surrounded by the museums of legend… “comme… le Louvre, le Musée des Arts Décoratifs, le Jeu de Paume“… combining culture and history…

Shopping, sightseeing, meandering down the Parisian sidewalks… one is only a hop and a skip away from… the most beautiful of squares… “Place de la Concorde“, as well as the fabulous… “Place Vendôme“… which is inhabited with the most magnificent world-renowned jewellers… Van Cleef & Arpels BoucheronCartierChaumetChanel

The Comédie Française… “Musée de l’Orangerie“… et l’Opera Garnier“… are its majestic neighbours… as well as the most iconic avenue… “les Champs-Elysées“…

Sybille de Margerie of SM Design… responsible for the interior design and decoration of the hotel… (except for the bar and restaurants)… has succeeded in achieving true elegance… by implementing the style of the modern and creative Art Deco era of the 1930’s… made famous by Madeleine Vionnet, Gabrielle Chanel, and Elsa Schiaparelli… who left their iconic imprint in that period… which inspired her work hugely….

Man Ray… a renowned admirer of the female form… has a strong imprint of his work throughout the hotel, through the sensuous photographs of his partner… the stunning Kiki de Montparnasse

Sybille de Margerie… demonstrates her talent for understated elegance by using soft shades and colours… embroidered taffeta and silks in taupe’s… with bright touches of orange, magenta, and plum.

Et en plus“… in her clever choice of the… über-talented Ali Mahdavi… the young Paris-based Iranian photographer who captured in his creative portraits… dramatically adorning the walls of the suites of the “Mandarin O.“… a unique understanding and appreciation of… Parisian glamour.

Sybille de Margerie… shows true style… by choosing the theme of Haute Couture to decorate the luxurious “Duplex” and “Couture” suites… most notably… the “Royale Orientale“… the spectacular 350 sqm “Royale Mandarin“… and the “Cabochons” suite… by delving into the French embroidery legend “Maison Lesage‘s” archives… naming them “Fils de Soie“, “Broderies de cristal“, “Coromandel“, and “Arabesques“…

We adored… Lesage‘s transparent and shimmering designs… on the bed headboards.

An eight-storey hotel… with a large exotic landscaped indoor garden… 138 rooms and suites… that are among the most spacious in Paris…

Two restaurants… and the impressive hotel bar… “Bar 8“… designed by Agence Jouin-Manku… with its signature dark wood walls inlaid with Lalique crystals, and a magnificent nine-ton brown marble bar… assembled from stone… quarried in Spain… sculpted in Italy…

The timeless elegance of the two ivory-white and beige restaurants… under the inspirational directorship of Executive Chef… Thierry Marx… the “Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx“… the gastronomic restaurant on the ground floor… which is inspired by Parisian haute couture… with its ceiling and walls draped in white fabric, the work of the artist Heidi Winge Strôm, in collaboration with Jouin-Manku and Seigeair and Lallier

The “Camélia“… the all-day French restaurant… revisited by Thierry Marx… named after the scented camellias… that grow in the lovely outdoor garden…

And a delectable feature… next to the Camélia restaurant… is the signature “Cake Shop“… irresistible…

Not forgetting the “Spa“… an oasis of calm… on two levels… one of the largest in Paris… with its fourteen-metre indoor pool… offering the Mandarin Orientals award-winning holistic spa treatments… a haven of tranquillity, well-being, and relaxation in the heart of Paris… a restful and beautifully designed Spa by… Sybille de Margerie

The Mandarin Oriental, Paris

Equipped… with state-of-the-art Technology…

Excellent… tailor-made Service…

Exotic…

Romantic…

Fabulous…

A GEM

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