Psst… Can you keep a secret? We’d like to let you in on one located in Paris! There are certain addresses in Paris that are scarcely spoken aloud, in an attempt to keep them secret, with the vain hope that only those well-versed in the Parisian lifestyle would ever come to know they exist. The Grand Hotel du Palais Royal is one such address, where past and present have been fused together to the delight of Parisians.
[pullquote]We love the sense of an immediate escape from the moment you enter the hotel. Every detail in the elegantly appointed rooms gracefully offers an make-yourself-at-home feel; a space that begs you to live in it and what an experience it is… savor the essence in the lighting that touches the room, the lovely textures, open space and gracious amenities. Lounge with a tea and read a book, or gaze out the window; luxuriate in the spacious bath and sink into the tub, smell the roses and enjoy something delicious.[/pullquote]
This magnificent 18th century mansion, neighbors the Louvre, the Tuileries Garden, the Place Vendôme and rue Saint-Honoré, part of which features in a listing of historical monuments, is located precisely where it should be, for those who love the Parisian way of life, in a district where artists, artisans, antique dealers and fashion designers co-exist in harmonious balance.
The Grand Hotel du Palais Royal has taken it’s inspiration from the nearby Palais-Royal Garden with its unspoilt space within a small square; the spirit of a place where classical luxury meets luminous modernity, simultaneously elegant and welcoming.
In the lobby, different eras engage naturally. Commissioned from the Louvre cast workshop, busts of Voltaire, Rousseau, Buffon and Diderot converge around a custom-made center table. Two Pol Bury etchings predate original engravings by Catherine Cazau.
Parisian Chic and Elegant Interiors
Architect Pierre-Yves Rochon has created an elegant interior throughout the entire hotel. From the signature lobby to the exceptional suites offering 180° views over Paris, the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal has been completely renovated to offer guests the quintessence of Parisian chic. Just a few steps in and visitors are immersed in the cultural eclecticism that is at the very heart of the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal.
Original Architecture, Special Design Features
Individually designed in keeping with the original architecture and around the majestic wrought iron staircase – at the foot of which thrones a giant trunk in use as a luggage store – each of the 68 bedrooms has its own character. The bedrooms and the suites, looking over the place de Valois or the Ministry of Culture, some of which enjoy a balcony or a deck with views over the Palais-Royal Garden and the Sights of Paris, are light and comfortably furnished.
Restful, Delicate and Elegant Details
The Junior suites offer a delicate cocoon. Charcoals (Fragonard, Raphaël, Le Brun or Michel Ange) sit in harmony with the colored canvasses of Fitzia and highlight the pertinence of the furnishings. Each detail has been studiously selected in terms of rest, functionality (there are real dressing rooms) and well-being: frosted glass sliding doors lead to the calm of a bathroom carrying a range of Carita products.
Discover Le Lulli Restaurant, the Bar Lounge and a Fine Selection of Champagnes
The cozy atmosphere of the Bar Lounge makes it is the ideal place to enjoy a glass of champagne: with a variety to choose from, the cellar boasts an impressive range of 35 from which to select the bubbles to pair with your food and mood. The chef Jean-Yves Bournot, whose career to date can only be described as impressive (Drouant, the Pourcel brothers at the Jardin des Sens, Paulliac, working with Thierry Marx, Meurice under Yannick Alléno) is in charge of the kitchens at the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal. For the « Le Lulli » restaurant he has created a contemporary menu, deliberately limited to include only the best in seasonal produce. A few examples to whet the appetite … Crab accompanied by an olive oil soup, sea bass tartar in a ponzu Jelly, Aomori black garlic, delicate slices of cod with steamed seaweed, braised rump of veal, pan-roasted fowl…
Private Suites with a Spectacular Panoramic View of Paris
On the top floor of the hotel, the 7th, sit the « Panoramic Terrace Suite » and the « Suite Palais Royal », on two floors, two exceptional suites offering unique views over Paris. Served by private elevator, the first of the two (80 m2) offers a charming dining room alongside an office, leading into the salon with bay windows that extend an irresistible invitation to step out onto the spacious (25 m2) deck. Here, let your eyes linger over Paris, her rooftops and monuments. In the foreground are the Palais-Royal Garden with their elegant pathways and fan-shaped fountains over a central pond. A little further rises the Louvre, majestic. The 180° vista opens up a fascinating show: Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur, the Paris Opera, the golden dome of the Invalides pointing skywards, the Eiffel Tower. Bathed in light from the double aspect windows, the bedroom, with its light hues, solid oak flooring, white damask linen, underlines the exceptional character of this site. For more information visit http://www.grandhoteldupalaisroyal.com/