Hôtel Lutetia (part of hotel group The Set) opened July 2018 and soon became one of the city’s most exciting hotels in Paris, sitting pretty in St Germain-des-Pres on the Left Bank. The hotel dates back to 1910 and spent the last four years in renovations and restoration. Despite its opening last summer (which included inviting guests into rooms and suites, public spaces and the spa), the hotel recently announced the completion of its seven Signature Suites.
The suites were designed by French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte (he designed LVMH’s headquarters in 2004 and the Mandarin Oriental, Paris hotel in 2011) and each has a different look and feel while still retaining a sense of place. Here’s an inside look at each Signature Suite.
The Presidential ‘Carré Rive Gauche’ Suite
It’s surprising that views of the Eiffel Tower aren’t even the best part of this 1,819-sq-ft Presidential Suite, the largest in the hotel. The sixth-floor abode that seemingly floats above the city, it’s ideal for those looking to entertain (the dining room table seats up to eight people) and a spacious living room with plenty of seating invites guests. From this vantage point you’ll see the Eiffel Tower front and center from the large French windows. There’s a lounge, master bedroom, private fitness room, walk-in closet, kitchenette and Statuario marble bathroom, all outfitted with fine contemporary artworks from Carré Rive Gauche. We’d be remiss not to mention the 657-sq-ft terrace. Magnifique!
The Eiffel Penthouse
The highest floor of the hotel houses The Eiffel Penthouse, a 1,808-sq-ft suite with seven rooms, walk-in closet, dining room, marble bathroom and a marble staircase leading to the 360-degree rooftop terrace. Of course, the suite is outfitted in only finest – the bathroom has Carrara marble and the lights are handmade Murano glass. You won’t find another accommodation like this in all of the hotel: The ceiling curves and swoops as the room reflects the historic architecture of the hotel. Sculptural window frames and classic features mimic the most historic of St Germain-style rooftop homes. Views of Paris are second-to-none from any room of this suite.
The St Germain Penthouse
The bi-level penthouse has two stories with a strong focus on the history of St Germain through Parisian artwork and decor throughout all 1,808 sq ft. Artists have called St Germain home for century, so this suite honors the creative minds who have lived in this special neighborhood. Like the other suites, it has a master bedroom, Carrara-marble bathroom and incredible views of the city. However, the pinnacle of the suite is the by far the 360-degree fully furnished rooftop with views over the city.
The Josephine Baker Suite
At 807 sq ft, the Josephine Baker Suite pays homage to the Jazz Age (hence the name, after 1920s iconic, Josephine Baker). The suite is vibrant with photographic art, Marco Zanuzo armchairs, larch wood and breathtaking red hues. Warm, inviting and reminiscent of a flashier era, the fifth-floor suite has, of course, sweeping views of the Eiffel Tower and the city from its windows and terrace.
Haute Couture Suite
With the option of having a one- or two-bedroom suite, the neutral-hued suite has plush, sumptuous fabrics and furniture that blend elegance and warmth. French windows overlook the city and allow natural light to flood through. There are living and dining areas, as well as a terrace for four guests and Carrara marble bathroom. Details like the Walter Knoll table and chairs really elevate the suite’s look and feel. It’s intimate and private, perfect for a romantic weekend in the City of Light.
The Eiffel Writer’s Suite
Inspired by Parisian writer’s sanctuaries, the Writer’s Suite is a minimalistic haven lined with oak wood paneling on its walls and intimate corners designed for the most creative of guests. Bright pops of purple, including the rugs in the living room and bedroom, spark a sense of joy while high-art decor adds an intellectual element to the space. Again, a private terrace offers gorgeous views of the city.
The most intimate of the seven suites, Suite Amour is a bi-level suite. From the first floor, a staircase extends to a second-floor sitting room with art nouveau grotto that’s nearly a century old and bespoke furniture. To enhance its intimacy, a small terrace is perfect for reflection as you gaze over the cityscape (the terrace is a crucial point of the hotel’s facade). It’s utterly romantic (as its name suggests) and is well worth the visit.
For more information, visit hotellutetia.com
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