Spas in the News
Mandarin Oriental, Paris and The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Paris Make Their Debut
Hong Kong, July 6, 2011 -- Entirely devoted to well-being and relaxation, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Paris, opened June 28, offers a holistic experience to promote complete mind-body harmony. At 9,688 square feet, this is one of the city's largest hotel spas.
Interior designer, Sybille de Margerie has imagined the entrance to this tranquil retreat as a vast pearly sphere that instantly sets a relaxing mood. The white and carmine glass mosaic floor is studded with butterflies in silver leaf. The outside makes its home inside with a haute couture wall that unfolds over two levels, composed from Origami-fashion stylised flowers.
The sensory journey continues with the unique, refined experience of the 151-foot indoor pool. This part of the Spa is embellished in powdery, pearly whites and pinks. Moving shadows cast a poetic, foliage-inspired world on the walls in a dreamlike work that has been specially created for the Spa. All around, colored glass alcoves are an invitation to curl up and relax.
A sanctuary of soothing, revitalizing experiences, this haven of tranquility extends over two floors and includes seven Spa Suites of which three are double suites for couples. Decorated in shades of amaranth, taupe and silver, the intimate comfort of the Spa Suites allows guests to completely relax and enjoy the unique experience of Mandarin Oriental’s award-winning, holistic spa treatments.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Paris offers a range of relaxing and results driven treatments, including the Group’s Signature Therapies and product line. Developed in consultation with specialists in traditional Chinese medicine and master aromatherapists, Mandarin Oriental's SignatureTherapies spring from Oriental philosophy, and combine the relaxing effects of massage with the benefits of bespoke custom-blended essential oils. Mandarin Oriental’s signature product line has been developed specifically for the Group by the award-winning UK based company, Aromatherapy Associates. Each aromatherapy-based product has been created according to the oriental principles of five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Bringing together the purest plant and flower oils from east and west, the blends reflect the unique balancing properties of each of the elements. From the stimulating influence of earth to the releasing force of wood, each blend lends its own restorative effect depending on the needs of the individual.
Each treatment begins with a private spa therapist discussion to determine the present state of well-being, define the most beneficial treatment, and tailor the choice of essential oils.
The evocatively-named treatments include Hu-Tieh Quan (Butterfly Spring), where a bath of warming ginger, uplifting mandarin and sacred frankincense combines with a nurturing, soothing body mask and a relaxing massage (2h50). The treatment ends with nutritional and exercise guidance to extend these beneficial effects at home.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Paris also encompasses beauty and will feature an exclusive collection of exceptional facial therapies by Guerlain. Since 1828, Guerlain has brought excellence and effectiveness to the art of skin treatment. Each therapy is a sensorial delight that captures performance and refinement in carefully formulated, delicately fragranced textures.
The specially developed and exclusive anti-aging Orchidée Impériale treatments perfectly capture the Spa at Mandarin Oriental philosophy, where each therapy aims to deliver unique expertise in beauty and well-being.
Covering 1,281 square feet on the first floor, a fully-equipped fitness centre affords a plunging view of the pool. For outdoor sport, guests can enjoy a morning run in the Tuileries Gardens, one of Paris' most beautiful parks and just minutes from the hotel.
For reservations and more information, please contact Véronique Ellinger, Director of Spa, 00 33 1 70 98 78 88 or visit www.mandarinoriental.com.
About Mandarin Oriental, Paris
Mandarin Oriental, Paris is ideally situated 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 original, magnificent Art Deco façade of this luxury hotel has been beautifully complemented by chic, contemporary interiors, making this the most luxurious, glamorous, and truly Parisian experience in the city.
The hotel’s 138 luxurious rooms are some of the largest in Paris, providing elegance, comfort, space and light. The design combines Parisian sophistication, with art deco details and oriental touches. The hotel has worked with the foremost international names in architecture and design.
The architect Jean-Michel Wilmottesupervised 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 JouinandSanjit Mankulent their talent to the bar and restaurants. The hotel's indoor garden of oriental inspirationwas created by Wilmotte & Associés, in association with the landscape artists François Neveux and Bernard Rouyer.
Mandarin Oriental, Paris offers a choice of two restaurants and bar along with a delightful cake shop all brilliantly led by Executive Chef and Culinary Director Thierry Marx: Sur Mesure, a haute-couture restaurant for 40, Camélia, serving light French cuisine, and the vibrant Bar 8, which is set to be the place to ‘see and be seen’.
About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most prestigious hotels and resorts. Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, 41 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 26 countries, with 18 hotels in Asia, 12 in The Americas and 11 in Europe and Middle East. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 12 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.