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Cheval Blanc unveiled the first urban hotel in its collection in the heart of Paris on September 7. Ideally situated between the Marais, île de la Cité and the Louvre, it joins Cheval Blanc Maisons in Courchevel, the Maldives, St-Barth and St-Tropez. Designed nearly a century ago by Henri Sauvage, the building embodies a unique Art Déco heritage and pays tribute to French savoir-faire and craftsmanship. This exceptional haven is now ready to welcome guests for myriad unforgettable experiences and emotions.
With only 72 rooms – including 46 suites – the hotel has been conceived by architects Peter Marino and Edouard François to create experience and emotion, rather than a décor. Every detail has been meticulously curated to bring guests the intimacy of a private home. The interior design features bespoke furniture, artworks and craft creations. Vik Muniz canvasses are joined by works by the Lalannes, and a sumptuous staircase has metal weaving created by Sophie Mallebranche. Vast bay windows afford spectacular views from all the rooms and the four restaurants. A 650-square-meter winter garden on the seventh floor provides a haven of greenery with 360° views of the City of Light. The wellness space includes a 30-meter pool, a state-of-the-art fitness club, a Rossano Ferretti hair salon and the Dior Spa Cheval Blanc, all inviting indulgent, peaceful reverie. Cheval Blanc Paris’s quest for the ultimate in excellence is embodied in the Appartement atop the Maison.
The establishment delights guests with gastronomy as well thanks to a culinary offering as creative as it is refined. The restaurants are brimming with surprises and delectable emotions conjured by a team with a passion for flavors. A café by day, the ground floor Limbar morphs into a bar when night falls. The Plénitude gastronomic restaurant on the first level is overseen by chef Arnaud Donckele, awarded three stars at the Cheval Blanc St-Tropez, along with pastry chef Maxime Frédéric. Both are avid proponents of a return to sources, respect for the seasons, and for the producers and places behind the ingredients. On the seventh floor, contemporary French brasserie Le Tout-Paris celebrates conviviality overlooking the rooftops of Paris, while Langosteria brings the best of Italian fine dining to Paris.
The Maison’s Ambassadors draw on ingenuity and mastery of an unrivalled Art de Recevoir to transform each visit into unforgettable personalized experiences. “Art and savoir-faire come together at Cheval Blanc Paris to create an art de vivre that sparks true emotion,” says Cheval Blanc Urban Hotel Operations Director Christian Boyens, encapsulating the ethos of the Maison.