Hi everyone, I’m finally back from my blog break. As it turned out, I needed a longer break than expected to rest and refuel. I’m happy to be back on the block and blog because I have a lot to share. I’m kicking off with one of my new favourite hotels in Paris: Hotel Vernet. The five-star luxury hotel is only steps away from the iconic Arc de Triomphe and the always bustling Champs Elysees. Apart from the perfect location, it is also a real design gem with a mix of modern furniture in a traditional setting. Since I stayed at the hotel during the Christmas season, I was treated to elegant christmas decorations and beautiful christmas ornaments throughout the hotel that added extra glam and sparkle.
The hotel was refurbished and renovated in 2014. The building is a typical 19th century Parisian style, called the ‘Haussmann’ style, with its signature load-bearing walls, cream colored limestones, mezzanine and rooms without balconies. Traditional elements hark back to the chic Parisian establishment like the staircase and iron elevator, or the stunning stained glass roof of the restaurant. The contemporary interior design is of the hands of designer François Champsaur who pays tribute to Parisian elegance and French craftsmanship.
The monumental stained glass dome in the hotel’s restaurant was designed by the famed Gustave Eiffel. A glass window gives the space an airy feel and offers direct sight into the kitchen. The round space makes the eye wander around the room. On the left many original works of art from contemporary artists add colour and balance out the traditional architecture. In the morning breakfast is served in the restaurant with a buffet of pastries, fresh bread and croissants, juices and warm and cold choices.
For an after-dinner drink or morning cup of coffee and newspaper guests flock to the cozy bar area. A white Carrera marble counter, with it’s rounded edges seems to be floating. The ceiling is covered with a fresco, painted by internationally celebrated Jean-Michel Aberola, which seems to be reflecting the dynamics of the carpets designed by the same artist.
My room, was quiet and comfortable with an elegant Parisian chic decor. Beautiful design lamps, marble top side tables and walnut wooden furniture are mixed with warm colours and ikat print throw pillows. I loved the chic bathroom with the black and white mosaic tiles, marble counter, double sinks, walk-in rain shower, and brass details. Fluffy slippers and robes are at your disposal. Fresh fruit and chocolates were left in the room to welcome me back after a long day of shopping and sight seeing. The service is impeccable yet non-intrusive. I had a perfect stay at the Hotel Vernet and can’t wait to return to this chic yet unpretentious hotel.
For more info or reservations, visit the Hotel Vernet website.
#spon – Although this blog post was created in collaboration with the hotel through a complimentary press stay, I like to reiterate that I only recommend products and services I really like and feel are good for my readers.