Starwood Reopens Parisian Art Deco Hotel
Wednesday June 26th, 2013 - 11:51AM G
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PARIS—Starwood Hotels & Resorts, under Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, has reopened the Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris, after a two-year restoration.
Prince de Galles originally debuted in 1928 and was designed by architect André Arfvidso. The restoration was led by designers Pierre-Yves Rochon and Bruno Borrione, in collaboration with ERTIM Architectes SA, who restored the hotel to recall the Parisian Art Deco era of the 1930s with a residential ambiance.
The property, which offers 115 guestrooms and 44 suites, features public spaces that were designed to recall an intimate salon, with elements of black marble, Macassar ebony, and armchairs and textiles inspired by the 1920s. A handcrafted chandelier by Delisle is featured as the lobby’s centerpiece.
Guestrooms are appointed with silken celadon fabric and feature custom-designed Art Deco furniture and furnishings in Macassar ebony wood. Additionally, the marble floors feature mosaics created by Italian artisans.
The 23 Mosaic and 18 Macassar suites offer plush chairs and chaises longues against geometric black Saint Laurent marble. The arabesques on the carpet draw inspiration from the mosaic scrolls enveloping the hotel’s courtyard. The suites also feature Macassar work desks and a sycamore dressing room.
The two royal suites, the Suite d’Or or Gold Suite and the Suite Saphir or the Sapphire Suite, are located on the seventh floor and feature a Parisian design with exotic touches in black and gold, including dark marble and leather, leopard-print armchairs and lacquered furniture. The Suite d’Or offers a gold-leaf mural that sits above a headboard by artist Manuela Paul-Cavallier. The Suite Saphir is finished with beige and blue details, and it features a living room with Persian tailor-made rugs.
The L’Appartement Parisien, a two-story suite, offers a 1,000-sq.-ft. terrace and spans more than 2,600 sq. ft. The duplex features two bedrooms, two living rooms, a dining room and kitchen, with an Art Deco-inspired spiral staircase.
Borrione collaborated with Executive Chef Stéphanie Le Quellec on the signature restaurant La Scène, destination bar Les Heures and the Patio, which features Art Deco mosaics. The restaurant features an open kitchen and chef’s table, with white marble juxtaposed against palissandre ebony. Les Heures pays homage to the 1920s with its cocktail menu.
The hotel’s fitness center, Wellness Suite by Oliver Lecocq with a hammam, and an event space that can accommodate up to 70 people were also designed by Rochon.
The restoration was part of Starwood’s overarching strategy to invest more than $200 million in its European Luxury Collection locations.
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