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June 13, 2009updated Dec 20, 2023

New Wing At Hotel Le Bristol

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

In September 2009, the legendary Hôtel Le Bristol in Paris will unveil a new seven-story wing, featuring 26 luxurious rooms and a new restaurant from Chef Eric Frechon. Situated adjacent to the current structure, Le Bristol’s new wing will expand onto the Avenue Matignon and the Rue du Faubourg Saint- Honoré, bolstering its visibility and presence in the area. The wing’s freestone façade will maintain the “Haussmanienne” architectural style of the original structure, which dates back to the beginning of the 1900s.

The property’s 26 lavish rooms, five of which will be suites, will be modeled in the same timeless fashion as the accommodations featured in the original structure. Rooms will be adorned with delicate fabrics, vintage furnishings, mirrors and paintings emulating the works of the old masters. Bathrooms will be finished in precious pink marble imported from Portugal. The décor, hand selected by Maja Oetker, the hotel’s owner, will adhere to the French luxury classicism of Louis XV and Louis XVI. Madam Oetker collaborated with celebrated craftsmen, antique dealers and fashion
designers such as Manuel Canovas, Pierre Frey and Nobilis, in order to create a quintessential replication of this bygone era. The rooms will also boast contemporary colors, affording a twist of modernity throughout.

The penthouse suites,located in the two upper stories of the new wing of Le Bristol will not only provide space and comfort, but also exhilarating views of Paris and the famed Eiffel Tower. In the decadent, sixth floor suite, a dining room and private kitchen will be available, creating the ambience of a Parisian “pied-à-terre,” but offering the service of a Parisian palace. The property’s seventh and final floor will feature a unique and charming penthouse suite with panoramic vistas of the city, including a spectacular view of the Avenue Matignon and the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré from the living room.

Chef Frechon’s forthcoming restaurant will bring a new casual dining experience to Le Bristol. It was the vision of the Oetker family and Le Bristol’s management to reinvent the dining concept offered at the hotel’s three Michelin-starred Gastronomy Restaurant by providing the same caliber of food but in a revamped and unconventional setting. Conceived with the help of Italian designer, Guendalina Litta Modignani, the restaurant’s atmosphere will immerse guests in a universe of ethereal warmth and color. Modignani, renowned for producing glamorous weddings and events, worked with Madam Oetker to create the décor for the restaurant.

About Hôtel Le Bristol Paris

Hôtel Le Bristol Paris, located on the elegant rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré in France’s capital city, has been serving the world’s most discerning travelers since 1925. The grandeur of the hotel is prominently displayed through its Chef Eric Frechon, Gastronomic Restaurant which was just awarded three Michelin stars, 13,000-square-foot gardens, indoor heated pool, superior wine cellar and exceptional service. Le Bristol’s 161 rooms include 80 spacious suites. The hotel also boasts an Anne Sémonin Spa featuring a spacious fitness room. Hôtel Le Bristol is currently undergoing an expansion scheduled for completion in September 2009, which will include a new bistro, 21 new rooms and 5 new suites. For reservations or more information call +33 1 53 43 43 25 or visit

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