Hôtel Prince de Galles
Time Out says
Descend into a decadent art deco den.
Rates: from €600 per night
Added extras: Michelin-starred chef Stéphanie Le Quellec in the restaurant
Services: wifi, restaurant and bar
Hidden in the shadow of George V, its illustrious (and perhaps overexposed) neighbour, the Prince de Galles was lagging behind – ageing and slow off the mark with its competitors. But after 115 weeks of colossal renovation work, it emerged like a phoenix from the ashes. Classic features have stayed put (such as the enormous entrance way) and famed French architect and interior designes Pierre-Yves Rochon has modernised the space while keeping to the traditional style. Images from the archives were used to rebuild the enormous chandelier in this Parisian palace meets thirties art deco den.
The rest of the hotel follows suit. In the 115 rooms and 44 suites, built as private apartments, every detail is carefully considered and executed to perfection. Brown marble, custom-made furnishing, Saint-Laurent designed marble floors, mosaics, painted wallpaper and art deco pieces everywhere. The top floor is the epitome of Parisian luxury, a fabulous 245m2 duplex, complete with a terrace and 360-degree view.
And as if that wasn’t enough, Bruno Borrione is at the helm of the restaurant-bar-patio and its wonderful mosaic walls, while Michelin-starred chef Stéphanie Le Quellec will take you to a higher plane with her celestial cooking. The Prince de Galles is an elite slice of Parisian heaven.