The long-awaited, much-anticipated 138-room Mandarin Oriental, Paris officially opened June 28th. It’s at 251 rue Saint-Honoré, in the first arrondissement, with the Garnier Opera, the Louvre and the Tuileries all close by.
The company worked with an international design dream team including architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte (renovation of the building, facade, patio), Sybille de Margerie (rooms, spa, public spaces) and Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku (bar and restaurants). And speaking of dream teams, the chef is none other than Thierry Marx, previously at Châteaux Cordeillan Bages, the Relais & Châteaux in Pauillac
, , where he has held two Michelin stars since 1999. (Marx is the hotel’s “culinary director,” overseeing all restaurants and bars.) The GM/director is Philippe Leboeuf, previously of Claridge’s ( France ), where he had been GM since 2007. The hotel has two restaurants and a bar: Marx’s signature 45-seat Sur Mesure; the all-day Camelia (95 seats plus a 10-seat counter), and the 74-seat Bar 8. There’s also a Garden Table ( guests) and a Cake Shop, where the wizardry of exec pastry chef Pierre Mathieu is on stage all day. The sommelier is David Biraud. An expansive inner garden courtyard with year-round al fresco dining is a prime feature of the property. London
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Paris, at 900 square meters, is one of the city’s largest. Open to guests and non-guests, it has seven private suites, all equipped for hydrotherapy and heat treatments, a large indoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel also has facilities incorporating state-of-the-art technology for meetings and private events.
Room rates begin at €762 ($1,082). The "'Jaime Paris" opening offer is available for stays between July 17 and August 28, with rates from €765 that include a €300 credit per room or €500 credit per suite that can be redeemed in the hotel's spa or restaurants.