CHEVAL BLANC | PARIS by Norma Poindexter

Drum roll please. In the 1 st arrondissement of Paris on the banks of the Seine just a few minutes from the Louvre and Tuileries Gardens, we excitedly prepare for Europe’s most heralded luxury hotel opening of 2021. With much fanfare, the five-star hotel Cheval Blanc Paris grandly opens its doors on September 7th, the newest member of the LMVH luxury hospitality group.

Located in the Art Deco wing of the historic La Samaritaine building built in 1870, and home to Paris’ first department store, the building’s exterior was remodeled in an epic 15-year renovation project by architect Edouard Francois. Peter Marino, the award-winning American designer, reimagined the luxurious interior of the Cheval Blanc Paris hotel into a kaleidoscope of golds and colors, works of art, and bespoke pieces, transforming it into a ultraluxe proposition while remaining mindful of its classification as a listed building. LMVH celebrates traditional local French craftsmanship in bringing the immaculate interior design to life, working with creatives and passionate craftsmen like Sophie Mallebranch, Atelier Lison de Caunes and Charles Schambourg for intricate leather details, dramatic wall-hangings, and wrought iron genius. Carrying out every aspect of the Parisian luxury touch, Cheval Blanc Paris commissioned the famous house of Patou for their stylish uniform design.

Situated in a sublimely modern, Art Noveau setting with a prime location overlooking the Seine and spectacular views of Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur, Cheval Blanc Paris offers 72 luxury rooms including 46 suites and The Apartment. With the feel of an authentic Parisian pied-a-terre, Peter Marino brings together the largest, stylish accommodation, The Apartment, with seven striking bedrooms, which soak up the stunning, panoramic city views through the floor-to-ceiling bay windows. With the warmth of a neutral palette around you and rich Art Deco textures, enjoy the Parisian morning sunrise and the cool breezes on the balcony of an elegant suite, and delight in the varying light changes on the Eiffel Tower. You are invited to further luxuriate at the Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris also designed by Marino, where bespoke treatments happen in gorgeously decorated rooms designed to reflect an elegant facet of the House of Dior. Or choose to relax in the magnificently constructed sauna, pool and fitness center. Do you desire to linger over the dynamic city view with an incredible gastronomic experience? The hotel’s four gourmet restaurants are helmed by Michelin-starred chefs including 3-Star chef Arnaud Donckele at Plenitude and renowned pastry chef Maxime Frederic. Fine dining, Italian-style, vibrantly lives at Langosteria and for your special occasions, celebrate in a cozy alcove at la Table de Partage. Conclude your perfect evening with a Grand Marnier in Le Tout-Paris, a stylish brasserie and cosmopolitan cocktail bar, while deliciously embracing the priceless Parisian skyline on the 7 th floor terrace. Then leisurely stroll along the legendary riverbanks until midnight.

Long anticipated, Cheval Blanc Paris has been worth the wait, it’s luxury Art Nouveau perfection in the heart of Paris. Amusez-vous (please enjoy)!


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