Starwood Luxury Collection Brings the ’20s Back to Paris

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L’appartemente Parisien suite

A handcrafted chandelier by artist Deslisle hanging in the lobby of the Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris is just one of many design elements that bring the Art Deco style back to the 1920s-era property, after undergoing a 2-year renovation.

Reopened on June 26, the hotel celebrates Parisian history during the Jazz Age. It was built in 1928 to welcome Prince of Wales Edward VIII and quickly became a hot spot for notable French and international dignitaries like Sir Winston Churchill and Lord Chamberlain, to name a few.

French designers Pierre-Yves Rochon and Bruno Borrione, in collaboration with ERTIM Architectes SA, wanted to bring that lively tradition back to the property. Custom-designed Art Deco furniture, black marble, Macassar ebony, armchairs and authentic textiles adorn the 115 rooms, 44 suites and public spaces, which mimic a grand salon. The guest rooms feature custom-designed Art Deco furniture matched by Macassar ebony wood furnishings, as well as marble floors and detailed mosaics crafted by Italian artists.

The suites take it up a notch, featuring plush chairs and chaise lounges, with fine arabesques on the carpet that pay homage to the mosaic scrolls surrounding the hotel’s courtyard. The Suite d’Or (Gold Suite) even has a gold-leaf mural created by French artist Manuela Paul-Cavallier over the headboard, and the Suite Saphir (Sapphire Suite) includes Persian tailor-made rugs. The 2,600-sf, 2-story L’appartemente Parisien suite includes the same amenities with two bedrooms, two living rooms and an Art Deco-inspired spiral staircase. Plus, it has a dining room with a table that seats six people, who can be served by the fully equipped kitchen—creating a perfect option for a private dinner of top execs.

The hotel’s signature restaurant, La Scene, is ran by Executive Chef Stephanie Le Quellec, who believes in a lively, open cooking environment. As such, the restaurant is designed with an open kitchen and chef’s table, presenting guests with gourmet French cuisine. In true Roaring Twenties fashion, the cocktail list features traditional drinks such as the Paris Mule, Champs Elysees and the Princesses de Galles. For more low-key gatherings, the Bar Les Heures and Patio also give attendees options for a quick bite or post-meeting drink.

The property’s Chaillot Meeting Room can host groups of up to 70 people.

The Prince de Galles renovation is part of Starwood’s larger plan to invest more than $200 million in the company’s Luxury Hotel properties throughout Europe.