Lutetia’s refurbishment has returned the luxury property to its rightful place amongst the Paris’ Palace hotels.
The famous Lutetia Hotel in Paris was closed four years ago for an ambitious period of luxurious restoration and refurbishment that has returned the exclusive Parisian property to its rightful place amongst the city’s Palace hotels and as the only Grand hotel on the Left Bank.
Lutetia, a hotel of The Set, re-opens its fabled doors, unveiling its transformation. All has been reinvented, from the design and interiors to the gastronomy and service, but the unmatched spirit remains.
A new chapter of the Parisian life begins.
Located at 45 Boulevard Raspail, in the St.Germain-des-Pres area of the Left Bank, the hotel was originally opened in 1910 by the Boucicaut family, founders of Le Bon Marche.
The reinvented Lutetia Paris is the work of architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. ‘Let the light enter’ has been his watchword throughout the renovation and this is beautifully in evidence throughout the building. Lutetia has 184 keys, spread over seven floors, including 47 suites. This figure is significantly reduced from the original total of 233, allowing for larger rooms. Seven signature suites, including a two bedroom Presidential suite and two penthouse suites with private access to terraces as large as 70 sq metres and boasting an unrivalled 360 degree view of Paris will be the crown jewels of this renaissance.
The opening also brought to light the Bar Joséphine, the Salon Saint-Germain, the Orangerie, a lounge and open-air courtyard – a new addition to the hotel and the Salon Crystal, all under the stewardship of Executive Chef, Benjamin Brial. In addition to these spaces, and in keeping with its history as a landmark in Saint- Germain society, in September the famous Lutetia Brasserie will be reopened under the care and attention of
Gérald Passedat who currently holds three Michelin stars in France.
One of the most defining features of the rejuvenation of this legendary landmark is the creation of the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre, a 700 sqm/7,500 sq ft spa. Six treatment rooms offer a huge array of the most sophisticated treatments and massages, a sauna, steam room, plunge pool, infinity edge Jacuzzi and large fitness room with state-of-the-art equipment will also be available. Bathed in natural light, a rarity in Paris, the 17-meter long swimming pool completes the experience.