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Hotel Lutetia

Established in 1910, the renowned Hotel Lutetia symbolizes opulence on Paris' Left Bank. Its architecture is an intriguing mix of art nouveau and Art Deco styles, which quickly made it a popular spot for the city's cultural and intellectual elite. Among its regular patrons were luminaries such as Pablo Picasso, Andre Gide, André Malraux, and Samuel Beckett, with James Joyce even writing significant parts of his magnum opus "Ulysses" within its confines.

Established in 1910, the renowned Hotel Lutetia symbolizes opulence on Paris' Left Bank. Its architecture is an intriguing mix of art nouveau and Art Deco styles, which quickly made it a popular spot for the city's cultural and intellectual elite. Among its regular patrons were luminaries such as Pablo Picasso, Andre Gide, André Malraux, and Samuel Beckett, with James Joyce even writing significant parts of his magnum opus "Ulysses" within its confines.

However, from the mid-20th century onwards, Hotel Lutetia experienced a rollercoaster of fortunes. It changed owners multiple times, and despite periods of resurgence — notably when fashion doyenne Sonia Rykiel directed a major renovation in the 1980s — it found it challenging to compete with the grandeur of the Right Bank's "Palace" hotels.

The iconic hotel closed in 2014 and embarked on a comprehensive four-year refurbishment. This revamp aimed to modernize the space while preserving its historical allure, with the goal of re-establishing the hotel as a top-tier luxury destination in Paris.

Highlights include the architectural restoration led by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, which sought to recapture the hotel's original splendor. Visitors can marvel at the intricate ceiling moldings in the lobby and the restored fresco that graces the bar. To Parisians, Lutetia is the epitome of their city. The redesign underscores this sentiment, featuring the emblematic Parisian galley ship throughout the hotel. The external appearance of the hotel remains largely unaltered, still captivating onlookers as the afternoon sun lights up its façade. Of particular note are the vine sculptures by Léon Binet, a tribute to the site's winemaking past. Bar Joséphine, managed by Nicola Battafarano (formerly of Chiltern Firehouse), offers international cuisine in a charming, jazzy atmosphere that is both spacious and elegant. Despite having 184 luxurious rooms, the hotel maintains an intimate ambiance complemented by personalized service.

Things to Know include the addition of a bar, lounge, and large breakfast room on the property, with the hotel planning to introduce its signature restaurant, Lutetia Brasserie, in 2019. Chef Gérald Passedat, of Marseille's Le Petit Nice fame, will helm the kitchen. The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre features six treatment rooms, a sauna, a steam room, a Jacuzzi, a gym, and a 17-meter indoor pool. Bar Joséphine is named after the legendary Josephine Baker, a celebrated dancer, entertainer, and one of the hotel's most distinguished guests during its earlier glory days.

The rooms are tastefully decorated in beige and blue, the favorite colors of architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Each accommodation also features unique Murano glass wall lights and brushed oak floors. Unlike many luxury hotels in Paris, most bathrooms here offer large windows, while all have heated white marble floors and walls, as well as toiletries by Hermès. The hotel's 47 suites are all enviable retreats, but the seven signature accommodations are highlights. Two of these ultra-luxe hideaways feature private roof terraces with unbeatable Eiffel Tower views.

Nearby Attractions include Le Bon Marché, the oldest and most exquisite department store in Paris, just down the street. A trip to the food hall is a treat not to be missed. Le Jardin du Luxembourg, one of the most pleasant parks in Paris and the setting of one of Andre Gide's novels, is just a few steps down Rue d'Assas. The original Poilâne bakery, where Lionel Poilâne created some of the finest loaves in France, is still in operation today at its original location less than 850 feet from the Paris hotel at 8 Rue du Cherche-Midi.

Amenities include 24-hour room service, babysitting services, a bar, fitness classes, a gym, a house car, an indoor pool, meeting rooms, pet-friendly policies, restaurants, and a spa.

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Hotel Lutetia, a historic symbol of Parisian luxury, offers an unparalleled experience in the heart of Paris' Left Bank. Since its inception in 1910, it has been a gathering place for the city's cultural and intellectual elite. Following a comprehensive four-year renovation, Hotel Lutetia seamlessly blends its rich history with modern elegance. With 184 luxurious rooms, gourmet dining options, a holistic wellbeing center, and proximity to top Paris attractions, Hotel Lutetia continues to redefine luxury hospitality in the City of Light.

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