Luxury Hotel Renovations and Openings in Paris This Summer

Hotel Lutetia
Hotel Lutetia (Courtesy of Lou Hammond Group)

This summer looks like it will be a big one for luxury hotel openings and renovations in Paris. Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel wrapped up its renovations in June and Hotel Lutetia will finish its in July. Hotel de Berri and Hotel Fauchon will open for the first time in July and September, respectively. At the Four Seasons Hotel George V, guests will be able to enjoy its newly renovated spa this month.

Starting off in June, the Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel reopened following a multimillion-dollar renovation. Dider Gomez Interior Design led the effort. The hotel’s remodeled guest rooms and public spaces aim to showcase both 18th century and contemporary styles.

Le Studio, the hotel’s lobby lounge, provides a space for talented local musicians, artists, mixologists and chefs. Elsewhere, in the new venue L’Atelier, guests will find an area they can use for a showroom, private dinner or pop-up exhibition.

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On July 12, Hotel Lutetia will reopen after extensive renovations, led by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. The property reduced its number of guest rooms from 233 to 184, allowing for larger living spaces. The hotel provides 47 suites, seven of which are signature suites. These seven include a two-bedroom presidential suite and two penthouse suites.

The Lutetia Brasserie will reopen this September. Holding three Michelin stars in France, Chef Gérald Passedat will lead the restaurant. Also available to guests will be the new Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre. Included in the spa will be a sauna, steam room, plunge pool, infinity edge Jacuzzi, large fitness area and six treatment rooms.

A little over a week later, The Hotel de Berri will begin accepting guests for the first time July 20. Laetitia Elmaleh, formerly the general manager of Hôtel Pont Royal and the Hôtel de Sers, will lead the team there as its general manager.

Previously an office building, the new 76-room hotel offers lodging in the style of 20th-century French designers. Hotel de Berri offers guests an art collection, private garden, fine dining restaurant, fitness room and spa suite.

Also in July, Four Seasons Hotel George V opened its new spa. There will be five single treatment rooms, two hammams for men and women and a suite for couples treatments. Visitors can also stop by Le Spa’s 55-foot pool, vitality pool, fitness room and hair salon.

Nathalie Delclos, with 12 years of experience working at Four Seasons spas, will be the hotel’s spa director. According to her, Le Spa will focus on “results-orientated, non-invasive” techniques. Offerings include: the traditional Japanese facelift kobido; Breath of Life by Alena, a body and face treatment; an antioxidant treatment named the George V Escape; and a variety of Swiss Perfection therapies.

Hotel Fauchon, created by the gourmet food company Fauchon, will open September 1. Formerly a Baccarat shop, the hotel will provide 54 rooms, with 11 suites. Architect Richard Martinet led the hotel’s design, introducing a contemporary look featuring bespoke furnishings.

Fauchon products will stock the hotel’s “Gourmet Bars,” its answer to in-room mini bars. Guests looking for more culinary offerings from the food company can head out on to a terrace overlooking the Madeleine Church and visit the Café Fauchon.

The Parisian openings do not end there. Currently under renovation, Hôtel du Louvre will begin accepting guests again September 14, with the overall makeover planned to finish early 2019. Located near the Eiffel Tower, Brach Paris plans to welcome visitors September 25. Opening later this year, La Clef Champs-Élysées Paris will provide a base for travelers looking to visit the Champs-Élysées shopping area, just a five-minute walk away.

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