Mandarin Oriental celebrity fan, Hélène Grimaud.

Hélène Grimaud

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As a musical virtuoso, Hélène Grimaud frequently performs with the world’s major orchestras and conductors.


In addition to her numerous accolades, including a Classical Cannes Award and a Grand Prix du disque, Hélène was decorated with an Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, the highest award in France, as a Femme Chevalier for her outstanding contribution to classical music.


When travelling she seeks “utter peace, warmth, friendliness and repose”. She is a fan of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London in particular, where she feels “at home and at one with the world”.


Hélène is also passionate about environmental conservation and has set up a Wolf Conservation Centre, which is her charity of choice.


Photographed and filmed by award-winning photographer Mary McCartney.

In Her Own Words

"There are so many reasons why one is a fan of Mandarin Oriental. First of all the quality of the people, I think that is what makes all the difference."

– Hélène Grimaud