LUX February 2017

LUX - February 2017 49 Fashion Meets Function at Mandarin Oriental Paris Situated on rue Saint-Honoré and just steps from Place Vendôme, one of the most stylish districts in the world, Mandarin Oriental, Paris enjoys a wonderfully chic location. Surrounded by haute couture and only steps from the Louvre, this glorious five-star hotel is the epitome of elegant luxury. The décor is sublime; boasting elegant, crisp style which expertly combines modern tastes with art deco finishes, each room is a masterpiece and an exercise in elegance. The sartorial beauty of each of the 98 rooms and 40 suites at the Mandarin Oriental does not compromise their practically, and each room is spacious and perfectly equipped with everything a guest needs to have a comfortable and invigorating stay. These include a state of the art Bang & Olufsen television and audio system, advanced, high definition digital content on demand, including the latest movies as well as an in-room interactive entertainment system which allows integration of iPod or MP3. Enjoying views over our gardens or the chic boutiques of rue Saint Honoré, some of these rooms have private balconies, while all enjoy 500 thread count linens, an extensive pillow menu and sophisticated soundproofing to ensure a peaceful night’s sleep. Adjoining the bedroom, the light- filled bathrooms offer an oasis of calm with walk-in showers, stand-alone baths and television screens cleverly hidden in the wall for a truly modern and comfortable experience. Pairs is highly respected in fine dining circles and boasts many Michelin starred establishments, and guests at Mandarin Oriental will not be disappointed by the selection of superb restaurants available at the hotel. Head Chef Thierry Marx incorporates modern flavours into a variety of traditional French dishes to create an unrivalled gastronomic experience. For a chic, sleek dining experience, Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx provides a haute couture way to lunch or dine. Offering a complete sensory experience for gourmands, the hotel’s signature restaurant is where Thierry Marx blends the technical and emotional aspects of cooking with sight, sound and taste. With each dish he aims for a profound personal response. Every detail of the design by Jouin-Manku compliments this sensory experience. On entering, guests discover an intimate all-white cocoon, which acts as a blank canvas for the menu. Surrounded by neat white furnishings and drapery, guests are enveloped in a sleek, modern cocoon in which they can sample some truly delectable dishes which are simply but perfectly flavoured with rich signature tastes such as miso and truffle. Beautiful, natural ingredients such as pan-fried scallops and suckling pig make this the ideal location for a truly decedent meal. The hotel’s modern masterpiece is Camélia’s, which combines classic French cooking with Japanese flavours. Located on the ground floor and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Camélia’s relaxed ambiance and beautiful design is the perfect setting for Thierry Marx’s original take on traditional French cuisine. Using the freshest ingredients possible, Marx has invented a choice of delicious dishes in tune with the busy modern world. Menu highlights include a crab dish served with Rotolino, mango, Tomka broth, miso and parsley condiment, as well as an unforgettable Foie Gras with marbled with Crozes-Hermitage, quince and brioche. Those with a sweet tooth need look no further than the hotel’s very own cake shop, which serves decadently delicious patisseries that are simply irresistible. Gorgeously presented and scrumptiously delicious, these delectable cakes and pastries make for the ultimate sweet treat. Located at the entrance to Camélia, guests can choose their dessert on the way in and retrieve it on the way out following their meal, with these decedent cakes making for the perfect end to a wonderful dining experience. Following their meal those in need of a refreshing drink can visit Bar 8. Intimate, exclusive and very, very chic, Bar 8 is the perfect place to enjoy a drink. Beautifully designed with a dramatic marble bar as its centrepiece, Bar 8 is located on the ground floor next to the discreet entrance to Sur Mesure. With low glass topped tables dotted with tiny lights and wood walls inlaid with Lalique crystals like delicate raindrops, the décor is stunning. Low lighting, gentle music and impeccable service create a seductively sophisticated ambiance. Guests can enjoy a drink inside, or in the warmer months, choose a table outside for summer evening cocktails. Anyone seeking to stay with their drink and enjoy a less formal dining experience are well catered for, as Bar 8 offers a “street food” menu between 12 and 6pm and a selection of gourmet tapas from 6pm onward. This serves for a relaxing way to spend the evening as well as the ideal solution to any mid- afternoon hunger pangs! Once suitably fed and watered guests can rejuvenate and recuperate from their daily lives in the hotel’s luxurious spa. A haven of tranquillity spread over two floors, Mandarin Oriental’s spa offers a holistic environment in which to rejuvenate Designed as a sanctuary for the senses, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Paris celebrates every guest as an individual. The spa is among the largest in Paris, measuring 900 square metres of sheer beauty and tranquillity. On arrival, guests are welcomed with an Oriental ritual, exchanging shoes for slippers to symbolically leave the temporal world behind. Guests will then be shown to their spa suite where you can relax in complete privacy and enjoy our facilities. Here, their personal therapist will offer them an in-depth consultation and from this recommend treatments especially designed for their individual needs. It is this attention to detail and commitment to client satisfaction, alongside the sartorial elegance, which defines the Mandarin Oriental Paris, and makes it the ideal destination for those seeking a stunning hotel with perfect hospitality and excellent facilities. Whether you’re looking to book a trip to this must-visit hotel or find out more information, visit or call +33 (0)1 70 98 78 88