Planning the perfect European city break can be a challenge due to the amount of choice available on the continent. Thankfully, our expert Travel Consultants have selected a trio of treasured destinations that are ideal for a luxury short-haul stay.
Mandarin Oriental is a world-renowned luxury hotel brand that has become synonymous with impeccable Eastern hospitality and Western sophistication. Providing guests with the very best experiences, stylish spas and a wealth of first-class amenities, Mandarin Oriental properties are the definitive choice for an exceptional and unforgettable getaway.
In our work-obsessed world, taking time out to escape the everyday and indulge in some pampering, exploring, exquisite dining and all-important quality time with loved ones is essential for our health and wellbeing. The convenience of a luxury European city break is ideal for those with limited time or for guests seeking to make the most of Mandarin Oriental’s stunning array of facilities.
Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
From the moment you arrive at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona you are welcomed into a world of luxury. Accessed by a glass and gilded gold design catwalk, this exemplary hotel resets the standard for short-haul sophistication. In a city so in touch with art, drama, passion and style it is essential to not only stand-out but to be the showstopper, which Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona achieves with flair.
The five-star hotel boasts a prestigious location on the city’s fashionable Passeig de Gracia, steps from Gaudi’s Casa Batllo, ensuring guests are at the very heart of all bustling and vibrant Barcelona has to offer. Enjoy one-of-a-kind city views from the hotel’s rooftop terrace, or cool off in the expansive lap pool overlooking some of Barcelona’s most iconic landmarks. Dine on two Michelin starred chef Raul Balam’s signature Catalan cuisine, sip elegant cocktails at the urban cool Banker’s Bar or sneak off to Barcelona’s best kept secret, the hotel’s signature spa.
Of course, there is more than enough to keep you occupied outside of this enthralling hotel with Gaudi’s stunning architecture, legendary football, delicious food and a convivial ambience all on the doorstep.
Mandarin Oriental, Milan
In keeping with Italy’s reputation as the destination for romance, Mandarin Oriental, Milan is utterly seductive. Located just moments away from La Scala cathedral, the city’s famous opera house and the world-renowned shopping districts of this fashion capital, Mandarin Oriental, Milan is perfectly positioned and perfectly styled. Comprising just 104 rooms spread across four elegant 18th century buildings, space and sophistication create an appealing allure in this delicate setting. Rest assured this hotel is not just an Italian feast for the eyes though, as the signature restaurant boasts two Michelin stars and the decadent spa caters to all five senses. Whilst Milan itself is rich with cultural and historic delights, the hotel is ideally located just forty-five minutes from lavish Lake Como, by car. The Italian roads are famous for their scenic backdrops and thrilling drivability, making a day trip to the glorious Lake Como region a must for anyone seeking to experience the best of Italy’s charismatic city life and sprawling countryside.
Those seeking to make the most of the city’s central location and premier facilities can liaise with the in-house concierge to arrange guided city tours and ticket-only attractions such as Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper.
Mandarin Oriental, Paris
The home of haute couture needs a haute couture hotel and Mandarin Oriental, Paris is a fashionable address that personifies Parisian chic. Flooded with light from the city famed for its illustrious luminosity, this hotel is a perfect setting in which to enjoy Paris’ many riches.
Located on the celebrated rue Saint-Honore, in the heart of the capital’s fashion and gourmet districts, Mandarin Oriental, Paris is within walking distance of iconic landmarks and attractions such as Le Louvre, Elysee Palace and the Grand Palace among others.
Of course, the cuisine is the star of the show at Mandarin Oriental, Paris. Award-winning, two Michelin Star chef Theirry Marx brings gourmet dining to the fore in his eponymous fine-dining restaurant and light all-day fare within Camelia restaurant. It wouldn’t be Paris without pastries and the hotel’s signature patisserie can more than satisfy any sweet-tooth. The courtyard garden is picturesque and peaceful, whilst the sublime spa is a true sanctuary within a sparkling city.