Mandarin Oriental, Paris is now offering guests
the chance to help plant an agroforestry farm in the Paris Region.
Guests who book their stay via Mandarin Oriental’s website can
subscribe to the ‘Act for the Planet’ option, where a donation of
eight euros can ensure a tree is planted.
By creating and
connecting to their profiles on the Pur Projet website,
participating guests will then have access to a certificate with
detailed information on their planted tree including its location.
Since opening in 2011, Mandarin Oriental, Paris
has been recognized as an eco-responsible hotel and was one of the first
hotels in France to obtain the High Quality Environment
certification (HQE). Recognition as an eco-responsible HQE
building enables the property to save 20 to 30% in energy
consumption when compared to a non HQE building.
backing of the hotel’s management team, Mandarin Oriental, Paris
manages to marry luxury and environmental concerns. For example,
the inner garden has approximately a hundred different trees and
shrubs that are watered by an environmentally friendly drip
system, a specific internal air filter system assures good air
quality and soundproofed windows help to control the internal air
Mandarin Oriental, Paris has also contributed
to protect biodiversity by hosting 50,000 bees. To help restore
the decreasing bee population, the hotel has installed a rooftop
beehive with the help of a local organization, Apiterra. Bees are
an important part of the pollination cycle and often thrive in
urban environments such as Paris, which has been a pesticide free-zone for the past ten years. Indeed, the hotel’s first
harvest yielded 30 kg of honey which Executive Chef Thierry Marx
and Pastry Chef Pierre Mathieu are using in the hotel’s recipes.
Bar 8 also offers two signature cocktails: ‘Honey Kingston’ made of lemon juice, Cointreau, rum, whiskey
barrel aged bitter and the hotel’s own honey, and ‘Homemade Honey’
made of yuzu liqueur, jasmine tea with ginger, champagne and
with Mandarin Oriental’s promise, we are committed to creating a
sustainable future and to creating a variety of unique and
interesting ways to do this,” said Philippe Leboeuf, General
Manager. “We do hope guests will also enjoy being part of the
environmental efforts of the city” he added.
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