Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Paris is the perfect choice if location, luxury in a modern setting and shopping are your top priorities when staying in Paris. It’s located at the fashionable street, Rue St Honoré filled with luxury boutiques, but if you’re not into shopping, like me, the lovely park Jardin des Tuileries is nearby and one of my favourite museums Musée D’Orsay on the other side if the river Seine.
I’ve never stayed at Mandarin Oriental myself, but in late August my friend Carol invited me for an Afternoon Tea and we were guided through the hotel.
Magenta is the hotels signature color which you could see in many places of the hotel such as the butterflies and swarowski crystals adding a feminie touch. Personally I’m not a big fan of modern architecture or interior..that’s one of the reasons why I left Scandinavia for Paris ;-) BUT I did find some details in Mandarin Oriental Hotel that I liked very much and that was the sketches and photos by Ali Mahdavi and the photos by Man Ray..adding style, glamour and a romantic touch…
The restaurant Sur Mesure where Thierry Marx is the Executive Chef was closed at the moment but it’s a restaurant I would love to try as I’ve heard so much about Thierry Marx magical cookings :-) They have only 40 seatings which makes the restaurant to an intime place to have dinner at and they change their menu every week. Their food must be very good as apparantly many of their fidèle clients are Parisians…
Mandarin Oriental Hotel – 251 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France
Butterflies hanging from the ceiling in the entrance and marble encrusted with Swarowski crystals
Beautiful bouquets adding color and life in every corner of the hotel, by Baptiste Pitou (Baptiste Fleur)
Lalique crystals decorating one of the walls in Bar 8 and Murano glass hanging from the ceiling
Bar 8 Marble bar, the 100 ton of marble carved into a 9 ton bar
The restaurant Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx – with only 40 seatings, perfect if you prefer intimacy – architect Patrick Jouin
The restroom of Sur Mesure…an experience in itself!
Just follow the butterflies
Photo by Ali Mahdavi in the hallway of one of the luxurious suites…and yes, there is a Nespresso machine in every room ;-)
The Kiss – Le Baiser by Man Ray on the walls and butterflies on the carpet
Illustration by Ali Mahdavi – one of the luxurious suites
Take a bath in the bathtub watching TV or go for a swim in the pool ?
My friend Carol with her cool red accessories