Chic celebrities gala marks official opening of Mandarin Oriental Paris

To celebrate Mandarin Oriental‘s spectacular new property in Paris, the hotel organized a special gala event last week. 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.

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, Mandarin Oriental Paris is a tribute to French cultural heritage, from famed French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte who signs the architecture of the hotel, French Michelin star Chef Thierry Marx to interior designer Sybille de Margerie.

The event was attended by a wealth of celebrities such as Alain Delon, Maggie Cheung, Vanessa Mae, Kenzo Takada, Helene Grimaud, Patricia Kaas, Mireille Darc, Frank Leboeuf; Aurélie Dupont and Julie Depardieu.