Jean-François Legaret, the Mayor of Paris’ first arrondissement joined senior executives from Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Société Foncière Lyonnaise earlier this week to officiate at the opening of Mandarin Oriental, Paris.
An opening ceremony and ribbon cutting marked the official debut of the new 138-room hotel located on famed rue Saint Honoré.
To celebrate its opening, Mandarin Oriental, Paris is offering an introductory J’aime Paris promotion. Available from 17 July to 28 August 2011 each reservation includes a cash credit of EUR 300 for any room reservation, or EUR 500 for suite reservations. These credits can be redeemed on rooms or at the spa, bar or one of the restaurants. A minimum length of stay may be required on certain dates.
Mandarin Oriental, Paris is located in the heart of the city’s entertainment and high-end retail districts, offering easy access to all major tourist sites and the city’s business centre.
The architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte supervised the renovation of the building, facade and patio. Sybille de Margerie imagined the interior design and decoration of the rooms, spa and public spaces, while Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku lent their talent to the bar and restaurants. The hotel’s indoor garden of oriental inspiration was created by Wilmotte & Associés, in association with the landscape artists François Neveux and Bernard Rouyer.
Philippe Leboeuf, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Paris, said, “I am very proud to be at the helm of this wonderful ship, and to carry the values of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. A hotel is most importantly about those who work there, and we are extremely honoured to have been able to recruit a wonderful team, diverse both in culture and professional background. We look forward to bringing Mandarin Oriental’s levels of award-winning service to Paris.”
Also in Europe today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Paris.
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