Classic hotels

Classic hotels get a new look. Great designers are refurbishing traditional hotels and giving them a new look.

Updating Parisian hotels while retaining their unique character, turning classical decor into trendy decor … These are sometimes the challenges facing designers commissioned to rethink the decoration of a hotel.

Suite de l'hôtel Meurice, Paris © DR

How to refurbish a hotel and retain its essential character? Philippe Starck renovated the public areas of the prestigious Hôtel Meurice. The French designer and decorator was commissioned to make the reception area, restaurant and winter garden more welcoming and glamorous. In collaboration with his daughter Ara, he opted for warm colours and golden shades. By adding a contemporary touch, the designer created a balance between modernity and tradition.
A collector of art and precious objects, the French architect and decorator Jacques Garcia designed the bedrooms and reception areas of the Fouquet’s Barrière. Familiar with the hotel world, he refurbished the rooms and areas in the art deco style, using precious marble, velvet and a few touches of gold.
Sometimes, the charm of the past is a source of inspiration for decorators. At the Pradey, the architect Vincent Bastie made use of urban materials that can be seen in Paris (zinc, the stone of Haussmann facades, etc.), and the haute couture lingerie designer Chantal Thomass brought a touch of boudoir glamour to two suites at the hotel. A fan of pink, black, satin and velvet, the fashion designer has revived the crazy atmosphere of nights at the Moulin rouge in the suite ‘Cabaret’ and pays tribute to dancers at the Palais Garnier in the suite ‘Opéra’.
The Hôtel Placide entrusted its decor to the interior designer Bruno Borrione, a close collaborator of Starck, who has worked on several of the world’s top hotels. The designer combines the spirit of an end-of-century house with a resolutely contemporary tone, bringing both an intimate and trendy touch to the establishment.

Le Royal Monceau

Le Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris © Le Royal Monceau

Since its creation in 1928, Le Royal Monceau has welcomed prestigious celebrities: Coco Chanel, Ernest Hemingway, Joséphine Baker, Walt Disney ... It was also popular with Parisian intellectuals. Art and culture reigned here! Over the years, Le Royal Monceau has become one of the most celebrated luxury hotels in Paris, both for its attentive service and for its clientele.
French designer Philippe Starck was given carte blanche to refurbish the hotel. Famous for his ability to marry old and modern, in objects and atmosphere, the designer sought to perpetuate the artistic soul of the prestigious establishment. Each bedroom tells a story or a scenario linked to creativity. Bookshop, cinema, gallery and cultural services … Areas devoted to art are also available to guests.

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Hôtel Joyce - Astotel 3/5 Member

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29 rue La Bruyère, Paris, 75009

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Hôtel Palm - Astotel 3/5 Member

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30 rue de Maubeuge, Paris, 75009

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Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris 5/5 Member

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The Peninsula Paris 5/5 Palace Member

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28 rue Saint Roch, Paris, 75001

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Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris 5/5 Palace Member

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35-37 avenue Hoche, Paris, 75008

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Pullman Paris Montparnasse 4/5 Member

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19 rue du Commandant René Mouchotte, Paris, 75014

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Hôtel Le Walt 4/5 Member

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37 avenue de la Motte-Picquet, Paris, 75007

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