Wednesday, December 13, 2017

"Palace Distinction"...La Reserve Paris Hotel and Spa

Located in the 8th arrondissement, which is referred to as the "symbol of Parisian lifestyle" district, sits a breathtaking Haussmann - style mansion at 42 Avenue Gabriel.  Just off the Champs Elysee, this spectacular residence is now the La Reserve Paris hotel and Spa.

Front Entrance

  Since opening it's doors in January 2015, La Reserve Paris has already been recognized as one of Europe's finest hotels. 

Library(photo courtesy of La Reserve Paris website)

It was recently took the #2 spot in Travel Leisure's 2017 top 10 luxury hotels in Paris.  The photos prove why! The style, colors and details are described as "classic imbued with a delightfully extravagant twist" by Traveller Made.

     It is no wonder the French Ministry of Tourism rewarded the property with it's coveted "Palace" distinction award.  This is a rating above the  impressive 5 star honor which is only given to the country's very finest hotel.

Reception Parlor((photo courtesy of La Reserve Paris website)0

     The property offers 40 lavishly appointed rooms; 26 of those accommodations are suites.  Rates start around $1,000.00 Euros for a double/standard room.

Bar(photo courtesy of La Reserve Paris website)

Many have views of the Eiffel Tower and the Grand Palais.  All rooms include a private butler.

Le-Gabriel(photo courtesy of La Reserve Paris website)
The property includes a Michelin 2 star restaurant, Le-Gabriel.

Reception Parlor(photo courtesy of La Reserve Paris website)

This superlative boutique hotel was originally the residence of Charles de Morny, Duke of Morny.  He was a prominent and influential figure during the Second Empire.

Reception Parlor

Duke de Morny was Napoleon III's half brother.  He began construction of his home in 1854.  The de Morny family owned the property until 1888.

Imperial Suite

Since that time the estate was divided into several large apartments. Then it became the operating and finance location for Pierre Cardin.  Ultimately it was acquired by hotelier and vintner Michel Reybier.

Grand Palais Suite

Reybier commissioned renowned French Architect and Interior Designer Jacques Garcia.  The two worked together on La Reserve Geneve.  I am a big fan of Garcia's work.  I haven't seen a project of his that did not take my breath away.

Premier Junior Suite

Garcia is noted for his ability to narrate with opulent and timeless atmospheres.  French painter and illustrator James Tissot 's art was the muse behind Garcia's vision for the La Reserve Paris.

16m indoor pool/spa

The thoughtful reconfiguration of the property left only the original fireplaces intact.  All thought was give to the design with the aim of providing ultimate luxury.