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 Mandarin Oriental, Paris celebrated its entry into Paris society yesterday with a glamorous gala attended by more than 500 celebrities, dignitaries and society guests.


Located on rue Saint-Honoré, one of the most fashionable streets in the world, surrounded by haute couture and only a few steps away from the city’s famous attractions, the red carpet event drew a stellar crowd. Celebrities included: Alain Delon; Liam Neeson; Maggie Cheung; Vanessa Mae; Kenzo Takada; Helene Grimaud; Bruno Frisoni; Pierre Gagnaire; Mireille Darc; Patricia Kaas; Frank Leboeuf; Aurélie Dupont and Julie Depardieu to name a few.


Guests were treated to a delightful evening of entertainment which included a performance from internationally renowned virtuoso violinist Vanessa Mae, an amazing display by the award winning Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe of China and a “dance of the fans” invoked by choreographer Blanca Li, whose show was inspired by Mandarin Oriental’s fan symbol.


The menu was designed by celebrity Chef Thierry Marx, the hotel’s resident chef, while music was provided by renowned French sound designer Béatrice Ardisson.


“This chic gala was the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of our luxury brand to Paris,” said Edouard Ettedgui, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Chief Executive. “We look forward to welcoming guests to our newest address, and to establishing the hotel as a benchmark in the city for service excellence, elegance and style,” he added.


In addition to its new location in Paris, Mandarin Oriental would like to introduce its new E-Gift Cards. Delight friends and loved ones by giving the gift of Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service, Michelin-starred cuisine and award-winning spas in the world’s most sought-after locations, all wrapped into one elegant package. The Mandarin Oriental Gift Cardis available in denominations ranging from $50 to $10,000, and can be redeemed for a host of luxurious and legendary experiences.


Mandarin Oriental Gift Cards can be purchased year round online, and at all Mandarin Oriental hotels worldwide. There is no expiration date, and the cards can be used at any participating Mandarin Oriental hotel regardless of the place of purchase. All cards are stylishly presented in an attractive gift folio and can also be delivered with a special personalized message to any location around the world. 


Mandarin Oriental E-Gift Cards

For gift-giving with an instant delivery option, Mandarin Oriental now offers convenient eGift Cards – perfect for last minute shoppers.  Mandarin Oriental eGift Cards are available in any custom denomination from $50 to $5,000 and can be sent via email anywhere around the world for same day delivery, or scheduled ahead for perfect timing.  eGift Cards can be personalized with a special message and with a choice of Mandarin Oriental designs. Currently all eGift Card orders must have a US billing address.


Whether by sending a traditional gift to a loved one’s door, or surprising someone special with an eGift Card, Mandarin Oriental offers an ideal way to delight friends and family this season. To give the gift of Mandarin Oriental, go to to purchase online, or visit any Mandarin Oriental hotel.

 About Mandarin Oriental, Paris 

Mandarin Oriental, Paris has a premier location on Rue Saint-Honoré, surrounded by history and fashionable shopping.  Mandarin Oriental, Paris offers the ultimate in service and design, with a strong sense of place, and a style and personality of its own.  The hotel's 138 rooms and suites are among the most spacious in Paris, incorporating state-of-the-art technology. A vast inner courtyard will offer outdoor dining, with a choice of restaurants and bars under Executive Chef and Culinary Director Thierry Marx.  The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Paris brings relaxation in a peaceful, modern setting.  An indoor pool and a fully-equipped fitness centre complete the hotel's leisure facilities.  The project's architect is the internationally-acclaimed Jean-Michel Wilmotte.  Decoration in the rooms, spa and public areas is by the interior designer Sybille de Margerie at SM Design, and in the bars and restaurants by Jouin-Manku.  The General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Paris is Philippe Leboeuf.


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 the Middle East. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 12 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties. 


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