L’Hotel du Collectionneur, a luxury hotel situated in the veritable heart of Paris is an outcome of a slightly unorthodox design combination; it is built broadly in the Art Deco style and has interlaced within its design several references to a transatlantic cruise liner.
L’Hotel Du Collectionneur, faces the very chic Parc Monceau and is just a few minutes walk from the Arc de Triomphe, the Avenue des Champs Elysées and the prestigious boutiques and art galleries of the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris.
A bona fide homage is paid to the Art Deco style which existed in the 1930s and the 1940s, yet the stamp is undeniably fashionable. The overall design leans towards geometries and angles; a vibrant dialogue between materials, textures, hues and colours is teamed with several references to being out at sea.
Thus you see motifs such as bubbles and waves showing up on carpets, upholstery, picture frames and more. Bursting with character and charm the hotel allows guests to relive the definitive elegance and sophistication of the 1930s in a plush, hotel experience.
Paris has always been a city of the world; it is the capital and the most populous city of France. This hotel situated in its pulsating heart encompasses 478 rooms and suites (from 30 to 150 sq. m.) all inspired by the greatest designers of the Art Deco period. 41 rooms and suites have private terraces, some with panoramic views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower.
Surprisingly the interior design has a place for a number of varied elements such as Chinese chairs, Moroccan lanterns, zebra-pattern ottomans, Tibetan artifacts, and other accessories of a global style.
Guests may sip Prosecco cocktails in the art deco lounge before taking in the Gothic and early-Renaissance frescoes of Santa Maria Novella church nearby. The effect is as energising as the large-format prints of Florentine façades that decorate the hotel.
The restaurant Le Safran serves modern, refined French cuisine in again an artdeco dining room and its two landscaped terraces.
With 1700 sq. m. of corporate meeting facilities including seven modular rooms with 20 different configurations, as well as a sumptuous reception room accessible via a majestic staircase, again bringing up visions of the interior of a luxury liner, the hotel can accommodate events for up to 650 guests.
Credit for this brimming-with-design hotel, with allusions to buildings in Chicago has to be given to three individuals: Stanislas Fiszer for the original architecture, plans, volumes and façades; Jacques Garcia and Alexandre Danan for the décor and Olivier Riols for the landscaping of the grounds.
Olivier Riols was instrumental in creating an 800 sq. m. Andalusian patio on the premises; incidentally he has worked on the landscaping of the gardens of Palais-Royal and several other prestigious properties in Paris. This hotel whose façade is a homogenous blend of the typical architecture of the region of Hausmann in Paris and the decorative style of the 1930s, required a great deal of research and planning by its consummate designers.
Friendly receptionists, doormen, concierges and the other staff complete the luxe experience that one is sure to have when staying at the L’Hotel du Collectionneur. The dominant mood is one of a warm and sophisticated interior of a luxurious pleasure ship which makes the guests feel as if they are on a cruise at all times.
Text By Mala Bajaj
Photographs By L’Hotel du Collectionneur