Hôtel des Grands Voyageurs, inspired by the Golden Age of travel

Hôtel des Grands Voyageurs, the new Parisian lifestyle hotel in the vibrant Left Bank Quartier of Saint-Placide, with interiors reimagined by designer Fabrizio Casiraghi, has opened its doors. We stepped inside for a closer look…

view into hotel guestroom in Paris across bed to rounded art deco style window

Joining the award-winning Hôtel Dame des Arts as part of London based EQ Group’s portfolio, the 138-key Hôtel des Grands Voyageurs, takes its inspiration from the Golden Age of Travel, offering guests the sensation of entering the private residence of a Parisian art collector. The new hotel shelters a chic brasserie restaurant, a clandestine bar, an avant-garde style gym and superb meeting rooms.

bar and lobby area of Parisian hotel with curved wooden bar and marble floor

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Designer Casiraghi, part of the coveted AD 100, whose work includes reimaginations of boutique hotels such as Hotel La Ponche in Saint-Tropez and restaurant concepts for the likes of Drouant in Paris and Bagatelle Beach Club in Mykonos, has incorporated whimsical references to Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s private residences. The hotel is filled with a curated selection of art from all over the world, paying homage to the antique dealers’ square in St-Germain-des-Prés. The impressive artwork includes lithographs from Gustav Klimt and Marc Chagall, bespoke mirrors by artist Osanna Visconti di Modrone and bas-relief sculptures by François Gilles.

At the hotel’s heart sits Grands Voyageurs, a vibrant dining experience in the form of a transatlantic brasserie, a testament to the love affair between France and the US. The menu combines French and American influences with a seafood-focused menu. Dishes include classics such as pâté en croûte, sole meunière, and Waldorf salad, while the dessert menu features twists on old favourites like apple pie served with crème crue. Guests are also invited downstairs into the clandestine world of Poppy, an intimate underground bar for cocktails to be enjoyed late into the night.

guestroom in cream and wood with blue carpte and bas-relief sculpture

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Guest bedrooms, designed with understated elegance and old-world charm, range from Classic Rooms to Junior Suites with in-room amenities from Diptyque for a quintessential Parisian experience. Additional guest spaces include a gym, artistically designed to inspire and restore the mind as well as the body, two meeting rooms and underground private car parking.

The nearby historic streets of Saint-Placide are home to bustling bars and avant-garde gastronomic destinations, all set against the Rive Gauche. Right on the doorstep of the hotel sit the city’s acclaimed shopping destinations, including high-end department store Le Bon Marché and its culinary companion, La Grande Épicerie.

Main image credit: Kate Devine