The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, a part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, has reopened the Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Paris, after a two-year restoration programme.
The renovation was part of the group’s over $200m investment for Luxury Collection brand hotels throughout Europe, including the Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville and Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastian, which reopened in 2012, and the The Gritti Palace in Venice, which reopened in February 2013.
Originally designed by architect André Arfvidson, the two-year restoration programme was carried out by French designers Pierre-Yves Rochon and Bruno Borrione, in collaboration with ERTIM Architectes.
First opened in 1928, Prince de Galles is located in the Golden Triangle by the Champs-Elysées and features 115 guestrooms and 44 suites.
The guestrooms feature custom-designed Art Deco furniture and furnishings in Macassar ebony wood to contrast with the Saint Laurent marble floors with intricate mosaics.
Of the 44 suites, 23 are Mosaic, 18 are Macassar, two are royal suites – Suite d’Or (Gold Suite) and Suite Saphir (Sapphire Suite), and one is a two-storey suite, L’Appartement Parisien.
The Mosaic and Macassar suites are equipped with plush chairs, chaises longues, a grand Macassar work desk and a sycamore dressing room.
The 2,600ft² L’Appartement Parisien suite features a terrace, two bedrooms, two living rooms, a dining room, kitchen and an Art Deco inspired spiral staircase.
Food and beverage options at the hotel include a restaurant, La Scène, and a bar, Les Heures, which offers spirits such as the Paris Mule, Champs Elysées and the Princesses de Galles.
Other amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre, a Wellness Suite by Olivier Lecocq with a hammam, and an event space with the capacity for 70 people.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Europe, Africa and Middle East president Michael Wale said that, together with its partners, Starwood has made major investments to restore some of its most iconic European hotels.
"The restoration of the art deco Parisian, Prince de Galles hotel, reinforces our commitment to welcoming global explorers to discover or rediscover the City of Light, its hidden treasures and its rich heritage," Wale added.
Image: The Art Deco lobby at the recently reopened Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Paris. Photo courtesy of Business Wire.