Ascott unveils La Clef Champs-Elysées Paris, its new 5-star property, as part of The Crest Collection.
The Crest Collection – Three French luxe properties in Paris
This luxury property, the third The Crest Collection luxury serviced residence, has just opened after a complete, two-year renovation.Guests enter La Clef Champs-Elysées Paris on Rue de Bassano, a few minutes from many of the French capital’s most sought-after attractions, including the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais, the Musée Guimet and the famous Avenue des Champs-Elysées. The property is ideally located in the heart of the 8th district, near the prestigious Avenue Montaigne and Avenue Georges V, with their numerous luxury boutiques and couture houses.
The five-storey Haussmannian-style building that houses the apartments of La Clef Champs-Elysées Paris was first built in 1907 by the famous Hennessy cognac family. The interior design was entrusted to Jean-Philippe Nuel, a leading international luxe interior Design Studio. The overarching theme of the project was to preserve the authenticity and typically Parisian spirit of the building.
“This hotel is not a film set, it’s a place to live, where people should feel like real Parisians, where heritage and creativity come together, and where the pervading spirit reflects the soul of today’s Paris,” said designer Jean-Philippe Nuel.
To complete this unique experience, the lobby features a Fragrances Lounge where guests can discover a collection of six fragrances created especially for La Clef Champs-Elysées Paris – five standard essential oils and one signature fragrance. The idea is to create a consistent olfactory signature throughout the property – in the form of pillow sprays.
A showcase for the Parisian art of living
The 70 rooms, suites and apartments display a chic blend of Haussmann-era moldings and contemporary touches, including two Duplex one-bedroom apartments with terrace offering extraordinary views over Paris’ rooftops and the Sacré-Coeur. Fireplaces, moldings, chevron flooring, bookcases, everything is designed to recreate a residential feel. There is no attempt to recreate the former decor – the apartments are modern with a mix of styles and influences. The contemporary spirit of the furniture, specially designed for the property, contrasts with the classical feel of the architecture.
For a long-term business stay or a relaxed stay with family or friends, there are huge two-room suites consisting of a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, Nespresso machine, dishwasher and washer-dryer available.
Comfort is also about first-class service: 24-hour concierge service, porter and valet-parking services, laundry, buffet breakfast or breakfast served in the apartment, 24-hour room service, fitness suite and exclusive complimentary toiletries by L’Occitane.
Later in the year, guests will be able to enjoy sophisticated Asian cuisine at the Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine gourmet restaurant within La Clef Champs-Elysées Paris. This will be the first French address for the prestigious Singaporean group, which has received over 50 awards, including two Michelin stars (Shanghai Guide 2017, 2018, 2019), one Michelin star (Singapore Guide 2017, 2018) and one Michelin star (Hong Kong Macau Guide 2018, 2019).
The Crest Collection now includes three luxury Parisian hotels: La Clef Louvre Paris, La Clef Tour Eiffel Paris and La Clef Champs-Élysées Paris.