Mr Olivier Lordonnois

Fast Facts

  • Essential item: Ray-Ban Aviators
  • Grooming: Roger & Gallet
  • Brand: Yves Saint Laurent
  • Trousers: Slim fit 'cigarette'
  • Jeans: A.P.C.
  • Shoes: Berluti Andy Warhol loafers
  • Bag: Sac A Depeche by Hermes

Biography

French-born Mr Lordonnois is General Manager at The Mark Hotel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Mr Lordonnois has over 20 years of experience in hotel operations. After several years at the Hôtel de Crillon and The Ritz Paris, Mr Lordonnois worked at The Lanesborough in London. Before joining The Mark, he also served as General Manager for Hotel Costes in Paris, and Hôtel de la Tremoille, a Boutique Hotel of 93 rooms and suites also in Paris. Mr Lordonnois holds a master’s degree in business and tax law and went through a PDP at Cornell University. www.themarkhotel.com

Mr Lordonnois's Recommendations

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FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

“Veal Milanese Parmigiano at Carbone in New York.”

BEST BAR

Employees Only, New York.”

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VACATION CHOICE

“St Barts – Favourite vacation spot and it is easy to fly to from New York”

TOP CITY

“New York City, because it never stops.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

The Mark Hotel. The design by Jacques Grange carries such elegance. It is simply the best product in New York.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“Sac A Depeche by Hermes.”

FAVOURED BRAND

“ Yves Saint Laurent , because it never makes you look like you are trying too hard.”

ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

Ray-Ban Aviators.”

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STYLE TIP

“It's always better to be overdressed than underdressed.”

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TAILOR

Rubinski, Paris.”

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BEST SHIRT BRAND

“Bespoke shirts by Rubinski.”

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FAVOURITE SUIT

“Tom Ford.”

CUT OF TROUSERS

“Slim fit 'cigarette' trousers.”

JEANS BRAND

A.P.C.

UNDERWEAR CHOICE

“Uniqlo.”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“Double-breasted, by Rubinski.”

SHOE MAKER

“Berluti – Démesures.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Roger & Gallet, Paris – I have used this brand since childhood and their shaving cream is the best.”

DREAM CAR

“Aston Martin DB5 – nothing made since has measured up.”

WATCH BRAND

“5712/1A – Patek Philippe.”

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ESSENTIAL GADGET

“iPhone 5.”

BEST BOOK

La Comedie humaine by Honore de Balzac. The most fascinating story of life in France after Napoleon.”

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FAVOURITE ALBUM

Breath From Another by Esthero, because it just keeps on getting better every time you listen to it.”