Inside the Tranquil Oasis that is the Mandarin Oriental Paris Hotel

Lindsay Judge   |   10 - 03 - 2019

From spa facilities to fine dining, inside the tranquil Mandarin Oriental Paris hotel hidden within the hustle and bustle of the French capital.

 

Situated in one of Paris’s most sought after locations on rue Saint-Honoré, just steps from Place Vendôme, Mandarin Oriental Paris has combined the old with the new inside a historic 1930s Art-Deco inspired building that is given a new lease of life with modern and unique interiors.

 

Stepping inside this hotel you feel style and elegance oozing from the walls. The square courtyard visible from the lobby, brings to life the property that, despite its size has an authentic boutique feel.

 

A stone’s throw away from Garnier Opera, Tuileries Gardens, the Louvre and much more, the location couldn’t be better if you are looking for a walking tour of the city. Cut out the busy traffic and hectic streets and meander your way through quaint passages and historical squares.

 

 

Rooms and Suites

 

Mandarin Oriental, Paris offers 138 luxurious rooms and suites that are among the most spacious in Paris. Forty suites look onto the hotel’s indoor courtyard and landscaped garden, while others look onto the rue Saint-Honoré. Interior designer Sybille de Margerie has tried to capture the essence of Paris in his designs, giving the rooms quintessential haute couture style featuring soothing yet striking colours, elegance, understated lines and opulent materials.

 

The bathroom, in imagined in glass, wood, white marble and mosaic. Luxury silk cushions, embroidered taffeta and shades of magenta, orange and plum give the classic style and oriental twist.

 

 

The hotel’s suites range from the Duplex Suites, a two-floor residence with views over the city’s rooftops. The Panoramic suits, as the name suggests benefit from views across the city, courtesy of an outside dining area with the feel of a private apartment.

 

The Couture Suites feature interiors inspired by fashion couturiers. The spacious suites have space for entertaining and relaxing with a private dining area, kitchenette and separate powder room. The Suite Royale Orientale is the largest of the hotel’s rooms. The interiors combine the West and East with a journey from Paris to The Orient. The suite now has a stunning 75-metre private terrace perfect for dining, sun-lounging and relaxing.

 

 

Restaurants and Dining

 

Mandarin Oriental, Paris houses Sur Mesure a Michelin star restaurant under the lead of Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage Thierry Marx. A cosy cocoon of white space that is a tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the restaurant has received numerous awards since its opening.

 

The menu pays particular attention to shapes and colours, textures and temperatures to create truly unique and innovative dishes. The restaurant offers a choice of menus comprised from 4 to 7 dishes for lunch and from 6 to 8 dishes for dinner to choose from, as both fancy and appetite inspire.

 

 

Camélia is a light-filled space, intended as a continuation of the indoor landscaped garden. The restaurant features a simple menu that focuses on individual ingredients used in French cuisine but is also influenced by Chef Marx’s knowledge of the culinary traditions of Japan. For more casual dining visit L’Honoré or The Cake Shop, and Bar 8 for an after-dinner drink.

 

 

Spa and Wellness

 

If you need time to unwind and get away from it all, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Paris offers a holistic experience to promote complete mind-body harmony. The huge spa is one of the largest in the city and comprises of a 14-metre indoor pool and seven private spa suites. The interiors were imagined by Sybille de Margerie. The white and carmine glass mosaic floor is studded with butterflies in silver leaf, while the walls are composed of Origami-fashion stylised flowers.

 

The spa offers a selection of relaxing and results-driven treatments including the Mandarin Oriental Group’s signature therapies. Developed in consultation with specialists in traditional Chinese medicine and master aromatherapists, they consist of a relaxing body massage ritual that combines the powerful effects of oriental meridian massage with the therapeutic benefits of custom-blended essential oils, created for Mandarin Oriental. The Spa also encompasses beauty and features an exclusive collection of exceptional facial therapies by Guerlain.

 

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