PARIS—The Luxury Collection Hotels and Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, reopened the doors to the Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris, following a two-year restoration. The restoration, which has brought the hotel back to its original Art Deco look, is part of a larger strategy to invest more than $200 million in some of Starwood’s Luxury Collection hotels throughout Europe.
“As Starwood continues to strengthen The Luxury Collection brand portfolio, we have made major investments to restore some of our most iconic European hotels together with our owner partners,” comments Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Europe, Africa, and Middle East. “The restoration of Prince de Galles reinforces our commitment to welcoming global explorers to discover or rediscover the City of Light, its hidden treasures and its rich heritage.”
Originally designed by architect André Arfvidson, the extensive two-year restoration project was led by French designers, Pierre-Yves Rochon and Bruno Borrione. In collaboration with ERTIM Architectes SA, the designers reimagined the hotel to harken back to the Parisian Art Deco 1930s.
The property features 115 guestrooms and 44 suites. The hotel’s public spaces, which Pierre-Yves Rochon designed to be reminiscent of an intimate salon, are adorned with black marble, Macassar ebony, armchairs, textiles inspired by the 1920s, and a handcrafted chandelier by Delisle as the lobby’s centerpiece.
The guestrooms offer custom-designed Art Deco furniture and furnishings in Macassar ebony wood to contrast the Saint Laurent marble floors inlaid with mosaics created by Italian artisans.
The 23 Mosaic and 18 Macassar suites feature chairs and chaises lounges set against geometrically-patterned black Saint Laurent marble. The arabesques on the carpet are inspired by the mosaic scrolls surrounding the hotel’s courtyard, visible from the windows. A Macassar work desk and a spacious sycamore dressing room will complete the residential ambience of the suites.
The two royal suites located on the hotel’s seventh floor offer accents in black and gold, dark marble and rich leather, leopard-print armchairs, and lacquered furniture. The sophisticated Suite d’Or (Gold Suite) features a gold-leaf mural over the headboard created by French artist Manuela Paul-Cavallier, while the Suite Saphir (Sapphire Suite) is finished with beige and blue detailing and offers a living room with Persian tailor-made rugs.
The hotel’s extravagant L’Appartement Parisien two-storey suite features a nearly 1000 square foot terrace, on which guests can enjoy breath-taking panoramic city views. The duplex spans more than 2600 square feet and features two bedrooms, two living rooms, a dining room and kitchen – all with one-of-a-kind design accents and an Art Deco inspired spiral staircase. Like each of the rooms and suites at Prince de Galles, L’Appartement Parisien offers the ultimate getaway in the City of Light with the sophistication and comfort of a luxurious pied-à-terre.
Also designed by Pierre-Yves Rochin, the hotel features a fitness center, a Wellness Suite by Olivier Lecocq with a hammam, and an event space for celebrations hosting up to 70 people.
Starwood currently operates six hotels and resorts in France under five of its nine lifestyle brands.