Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg, elegance in the heart of Paris

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    This Haute Couture address was inaugurated on March 5th at an exceptional evening reception, unveiling the breathtaking interior design by Didier Gomez and a new restaurant run by Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno.A couple of days into Paris Fashion Week, the rue du Faubourg St Honoré lit up to celebrate the inauguration of the Sofitel Paris le Faubourg. Guests included journalists and international bloggers as well as Paris celebrities such as Chantal Thomas, Vincent Darré and Jean-Claude Jitrois. This must-attend event delighted 600 guests who sampled Sofitel signature cocktails and the restaurant menu.

    This brand new address is unquestionably a flagship establishment for Sofitel in France. The refurbishment, which started in 2014, has yielded a luxurious setting that is authentic and intimate. We give you a guided tour.

    The tone is set as soon as you step into the hotel. The graded shades of white, beige, grey, black and gold are surprisingly modern and warm. Designer Didier Gomez has achieved his aim of injecting new life into the reception lobby, now transformed into a vibrant living space.

    In the entrance, a superb photograph by Cathleen Naundorf for Christian Dior attracts your gaze. The classical and contemporary furnishings are reminiscent of Paris’ luxury hotels and fashion houses. The establishment boasts a strong and unique identity in tune with its epoch.

    A vision for the eyes
    The visit continued along the corridors, where connoisseurs will be delighted by the display of magnificent photos that are a tribute to femininity. The fashion muses have been immortalized by photography’s great names, Horst P. Horst, Chaloner Woods and Irving Penn. This fashion portfolio is a reminder of the hotel’s proximity to the famous fashion houses and of the history of this exclusive building, which was home to the editorial team of Marie-Claire magazine in the 90s.

    We went on to visit some of the Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg’s 147 rooms and light-filled suites which offer guests a gentle, welcoming setting. Everything reflects the spirit of Parisian luxury, from the pale color schemes to the velvet and satin fabrics used for the bead covers. While we’re on the subject of bedding, the brand’s aficionados will recognize MyBed, the uniquely designed Sofitel bed that provides absolute comfort.

    Daniel Fountain / 03.04.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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