29 Jun '11, 5pm

Mandarin Oriental opens in Paris

Mandarin Oriental opens in Paris

The Mandarin Oriental opened its doors in Paris on Tuesday, becoming the third top-end Asian hotel brand in less than a year to put out its shingle and woo rich visitors to the French capital. Newly built behind a 1930s facade, the eight-story property on fashionable Rue Saint Honore boasts 99 rooms and 39 suites going for an average of 950 euros a night. “We absolutely wanted to be in the best arrondissement, the best location for leisure travellers,” said Christoph Mares, director of operations for Europe. The property is the 27th worldwide for the hospitality unit of Hong Kong’s Jardine Mathieson trading group which takes its name from two of Asia’s top hotels — the Mandarin in Hong Kong and the Oriental in Bangkok. Its debut comes hard on the heels of the arrival in Paris last December of rival Hong Kong group Shangri-La , which oversees an 81-room property across the ...

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