Hôtel Lutetia, a Parisian Icon, Is Reimagined for the Modern Age | Savoir Flair
Travel
Hôtel Lutetia, a Parisian Icon, Is Reimagined for the Modern Age
article HÔTEL LUTETIA
by Savoir Flair 4-minute read December 13, 2023

Hôtel Lutetia presents a harmonious blend of Art Deco charm and modern luxury, epitomizing the essence of Parisian elegance.

Hôtel Lutetia, a beacon of Art Deco and Art Nouveau elegance, has been rejuvenated into a contemporary masterpiece, blending its storied past with modern sophistication. Situated in the St. Germain-des-Pres area of the Left Bank, this iconic Parisian hotel, established in 1910 by the Boucicaut family of Le Bon Marché fame, has been meticulously restored by The Set Collection. Renowned architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte masterfully preserved its heritage while infusing 21st-century design, reaffirming the hotel's status as the only Left Bank establishment to hold the French Ministry of Tourism’s coveted 'Palace' status.

First Impressions

Step towards the Hôtel Lutetia and you'll be struck immediately by the grandeur of its Belle Epoque façade, an architectural homage to a rich Parisian history. The lobby, an exquisite display of Art Deco and Nouveau fusion, radiates with the restored glory of Romanesque frescoes in Bar Josephine, echoing the hotel’s Jazz Age roots. With a design ethos aimed at illuminating its spaces, Wilmotte’s renovation brings a bright, refined ambiance to the legendary establishment. The rooms, a blend of navy and neutral tones, boast luxurious silk pillows and dark chevron parquet floors. The opulent marble bathtubs, inviting a decadent experience, exemplify the hotel’s commitment to luxury.

article HÔTEL LUTETIA

Suites and Dreams 

Hôtel Lutetia’s suites are narratives in themselves, each a testament to its illustrious history and artistic heritage. The St. Germain Penthouse by Coppola, designed in collaboration with Francis Ford Coppola, celebrates cinematic art with personal art collections and film memorabilia. The Suite Parisienne by Isabelle Huppert mirrors the actress’s elegance and connection to haute couture. The Josephine Baker Suite resonates with the spirit of the legendary entertainer. The Eiffel Penthouse offers a panoramic view of Paris, and the enchanting Suite Amour provides a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. The opulent Presidential ‘Carré Rive Gauche’ Suite, in collaboration with Carré Rive Gauche, showcases a museum-like collection of art, making it a pinnacle of luxury.

article HÔTEL LUTETIA

Food Matters

Indulgence knows no bounds at Hotel Lutetia when it comes to its culinary offerings. With an array of dining options that read like a gastronomic love letter to Paris, this iconic establishment promises a dining experience that's as memorable as the city itself. 

Under the culinary direction of Chef Patrick Charvet, the hotel's emblematic Brasserie Lutetia with its timeless charm and Parisian flair — serves up classic French cuisine that pays homage to the rich culinary heritage of the region. For those seeking a more avant-garde experience, Le Saint-Germain beckons with its innovative dishes and an atmosphere that's both contemporary and chic. And let's not forget the enchanting Bar Josephine (named after famous Lutetia patron Josephine Baker), where expert mixologists craft cocktails that are as artful as they are delicious. 

article HÔTEL LUTETIA

Spa Serenity 

The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Spa at Hôtel Lutetia is a tranquil oasis. Its 17-meter long swimming pool, bathed in natural light, offers an unparalleled relaxation experience. The spa, with treatments from renowned brands and skilled therapists, including those catering to professional dancers, provides a haven of rejuvenation. This marble-decked wellness sanctuary, complete with a sauna, steam room, and Jacuzzi, is an embodiment of holistic luxury.

article HÔTEL LUTETIA
ps

HÔTEL LUTETIA

.
ps

HÔTEL LUTETIA

.

Hôtel Lutetia, now part of The Set Collection, stands proudly as a symbol of Parisian elegance and cultural richness. Its transformation, respecting both memory and modernity, has not only redefined luxury but has also re-established it as a centerpiece of Parisian life and history. For more information or to book your stay at Hôtel Lutetia, click here.

Share This Story
Look 28 from Balenciaga‘s Fall 2022 Couture collection CHANEL | SAVOIR FLAIR HUBLOT | SAVOIR FLAIR
@savoirflair