August 2 2013
Mandarin Oriental special
With the first hotel opened in Hong Kong in 1963, the group now diffuses its signature brand Asian hospitality in 27 countries in America, Europe and Asia and has now 41 wide-spread institutions. An address in Paris opened its doors last year, designed by interior designer Sybille de Margerie and designers Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku with Chef Thierry Marx at the helm of its restaurants.
Housed in a former bank on the Passeig de Gràcia, the equivalent of the Champs Elysees in Paris, designed by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona has been channeling its energy into improving its anti-aging treatments since springtime. In its Moments restaurant, guests may dine from a special menu concocted by Dr. Manuel Sanchez and starred Chef Carme Ruscalleda, which is focused on slowing down the aging process and restoring the equilibrium of the body through the association of tastes and serving precise portions of food. In conjunction with the facial treatments specially designed for mature skins by Linda Meredith and dispensed at the lavish hotel spa – based on deep cleaning with serums, pure oxygen and collagen – it’s enough to take a weekend to slow down time and enjoy the Catalan capital before seeking proof of eternal youth by visiting the house designed by Gaudi, just opposite the hotel.
For your information, Easy Jet flies to Barcelona from Paris-CDG with 2-3 daily flights, from Lyon-Saint Exupéry with 1-2 flights per day and from Nice with one daily flight at very reasonable prices.
Following two years of renovation, the Mandarin Oriental Geneva has finally unveiled its new “Mandarin Floor”. Offering magnificent views of the Rhône, Geneva and the Alps, this sixth floor offers spacious rooms and suites in a contemporary design and a touch of elegance, in a palette of fuchsia and the finest silver, thanks to interior designer Sybille de Margerie. With the addition of this new floor, the Mandarin Oriental Geneva now has 170 rooms and suites.
Open since the first fine days, the beautiful terrace of the China Moon, the Mandarin Oriental Munich is one of the best kept secrets of the city with a breathtaking 360° view of the Bavarian capital. Hotels can enjoy a variety of Asian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, cocktails or take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool while enjoying panoramic views of the city and the surrounding Alpine horizon.
The first implementation of the group in the cosmopolitan commercial capital of China, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong is a masterpiece of contemporary luxury. On the east bank of the Huangpu River, amidst the spectacular skyline of the financial district, the hotel is redefining seafront hospitality with its convenient location, legendary service and first-rate facilities. The hotel can also count 362 rooms and suites and 210 luxury apartments. Designed to impress, Mandarin Oriental Pudong has the largest presidential suite in the city with an area of 788 square meters, with a terrace and garden where you can enjoy beautiful views of the river and the city.