Spices at Mandarin Oriental Prague

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When in Prague, one may feel compelled to remain in the heart of the bustling Wenceslas Square, or traverse amongst the tourists of the Old Town Square centre, but the city’s magic extends far beyond these two well-worn spots. Across the beautiful and historic Charles Bridge, lies the other old quarter, known as Lesser Town.... Read more »

Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

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Anything with the prefix DE in it just seems to imply effort. For example? It’s easy to make a false statement, but much harder to debunk it. Humidifying a room is a breeze – just take a shower. But de-humidifying? Not so much. And getting all full of toxins is simple – just stand in... Read more »

Sur Mesure

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Walking into the modern, Asian-influenced lobby in the Mandarin Oriental, Paris, you might forget that you are in one of Paris’ most historic districts, on the Rue St Honoré, surrounded by chic boutiques and neoclassical French architecture. If you continue past the smiling concierge and the solid marble bar in Bar 8, through a heavy,... Read more »

Bar Boulud

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The next stop for Qin and I on our tour of hotel bars is Bar Boulud at The Mandarin Oriental, Knightsbridge.  Originally a disused basement of the hotel, designer Adam D. Tihany has, with clever lighting, a relaxed warm colour scheme and an organic use of the room, turned this space in to a lively, buzzing... Read more »