Shopping in the fashion capital of Paris means heading to the Rue Saint-Honoré. The area is home to some of the most exclusive fashion houses in the world, from Valentino’s must-visit boutique to Dior’s renowned concept store. As such, the Mandarin Oriental Paris, which is situated at 251 Rue Saint-Honoré, is the go-to hotel for the well-heeled fashion crowds visiting the city. The inconspicuous building is a former government office, and despite is discrete exterior, contains a mini oasis inside. One of the standout features of this central Paris hotel is its ground floor space, and outdoor courtyard. Light floods the hotel’s lobby, while the award-winning restaurant Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx commands the left-hand side of the space, to the right-hand side of the lobby is Camélia, also designed by Thierry Marx, which is a go-to bistro-style restaurant, with everything from squid ink risoni to flash grilled veal filet. Both restaurants offer outdoor seating in the delightful courtyard - a place to see and be seen by the capital’s fashion elite.
There is a range of rooms and suites at the hotel, each offering views of either the busy fashion avenue or the green inner courtyard. Arguably the crowning jewel of the Mandarin Oriental Paris is ‘The Parisian Apartment’ which was recently refurbished and takes up the entire top floor of the property. It offers a total of four bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms, two living rooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen (with the option of Michelin star chef Thierry Marx to personally cook for you during your stay) and a landscaped terrace areas.
For those looking for some TLC after a day spent roaming the city’s boutiques, look no further than the hotel’s spa. One of the largest in Paris, it measures 900 square metres and offers a range of treatments from oriental massages to bespoke facials, along with 14-metre lap pool for spa guests to enjoy. The perfect end to a day spent in the French capital.
Details: for more information, visit mandarinoriental.com/paris/