Mandarin Oriental Paris’ interiors are inspired by the art of the magical city and French elegance

It feels like you’re in the lap of Paris when you’re staying at Mandarin Oriental located on rue Saint- Honoré close to Garnier Opera, Tuileries Gardens, and Louvre. With its neighbouring hotels heavily influenced by Parisian history and culture, Mandarin Oriental’s unique character, contemporary styling, and chic designs make it standout with distinction. The hotel is made in the place of a 1930 historic building and architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte from Wilmotte & Associés worked his magic on this project. Sybille de Margerie of SM Design has executed the interior design and décor of rooms, suites, spa, and public spaces.

Emilie Pichon

There are 138 rooms and suites in the hotel along with three restaurants—Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx, Camelia, L’ Honoré, and a bar called Bar 8. Emilie Pichon, director of communications at Mandarin Oriental, says: “The hotel combines Parisian style with the legendary Mandarin Oriental service. Inside a historic art deco building, the hotel comes alive with the exotic fusion of nature, contemporary design, and Parisian elegance. 98 of the most spacious rooms in Paris have been designed by Parisian designer Sybille de Margerie. Her haute couture skill provides an equally soothing and vibrant quintessential Parisian style. Margerie has imagined innovative transitions between the different spaces for an individual art de vivre.

These spaces can be open but also intimate and separate, leaving guests the choice of how they occupy the room. The décor puts the accent on luxury with taupe silk cushions and embroidered taffeta in shades of orange, magenta and plum. Furniture in a contemporary style accentuates noble materials with a dominance of dark wood, pale lacquer, and chrome.” The hotel receives a lot of visitors from the Middle East and other GCC countries during the peak season. Every corner of the hotel is carefully curated. The corridors and the lobby area is decked up with stunning photographs and artwork. Photographic works by the acclaimed Man Ray features throughout the suites along with the work of Iranian photographer, Ali Mahdavi, who encapsulates Paris fashion in perfect keeping with the hotel. The hotel is inspired by butterfly motif, which can be found at all the prominent places in the hotel. Like, Swarovski crystal butterflies shine brightly from the entry doors to the lobby, butterfly pattern can be noticed on the walls, on cushions, and on floor carpet as well. The rooms and suites are easily one of the spacious ones available in the Paris city. Couture suites offer a private balcony and come with a freestanding bathtub. The Suite Royale Mandarin offers spectacular view of the city and is decorated in gold, white, and plum.

The staircase in the living room of the suite forms a vertical sculpture of rounds and circles in guilloche metal. Easily, one of the most-voted and popular, The Spa at the hotel is a sight to see. The spa is decorated with origami-style flowers and mosaic flooring studded with butterflies in silver leaf. The hotel gives the highest regard to sustainability and has obtained High Quality Environment (HQE) certification as well. I It is the first hotel in France, which is recognised for its sustainable development approach. The hotel has an inner garden with a hundred different varieties of trees and shrubs. The hotel heavily invests in good air quality system, soundproof windows, and other water saving initiatives. To help restore the decreasing bee population, the hotel has installed two rooftop beehives and uses its honey in their kitchen. The property also has a small kitchen garden where it grows organic vegetables and fruits. The hotel has some great expansion plans in the pipeline. Pichon shares: “We plan to design the largest suite available in Paris on the hotel’s sixth floor. The works will start in November 2018 and will last six months.”

Here is the picture gallery of this amazing place: