Cheval Blanc Hotel, the new art and design place in Paris

For the first time, the LVMH group opens a hotel in the centre of Paris. The restored legendary Art Deco building is located on the banks of the river Seine in the first arrondissement, just a few steps from the Louvre. It's not just a hotel, but a whole complex of La Samaritain department store, which Bernard Arnault has been building for the last 10 years. Architect Édouard François was responsible for the reconstruction of the monument.

 

Cheval Blanc brand is named after LVMH-owned vineyard in France’s prestigious wine region of Saint-Emilion. It is known for its tradition of blending local architecture with timeless elegance to create some of the world’s most luxury venues.  

The number of rooms is small, 46 suites and 26 rooms. Peter Marino was in charge of the interiors. Art is in the DNA of the brand, where the 1930s meets the 1970s. More than 600 artists from all over the world have gathered to work on this grand project. As soon as you walk inside the contemporary hall of the hotel, you see prints of the Eiffel Tower from Brazilian artist Vik Muniz and 6 meters high blue abstract painting by French artist Georges Mathieu dated from 1978. 

All rooms, without exception, have a wonderful view of the Seine river, La Conciergerie and Pont Neuf. Creamy colors, textured fabrics and leather are all essential parts to create an atmosphere of a Parisian apartment.

The hotel has The Dior Spa with a blue swimming pool. This is the only part that stands out from the monochrome palette of Cheval Blanc Paris. Two iconic houses have joined forces in a single concept of Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris. A glorious collaboration inspired by the passion for design, art and luxury. 

Legendary chef Arnaud Donkel is in charge of gastronomy and Maxime Frederic has been appointed as a pastry chef of Cheval Blanc Paris. Expect fine-dining with some innovation.

If you fancy to spend your next holidays in Paris with Cheval Blanc, make sure to book in advance as they are usually sold out several months ahead. 

All images taken by Oleg Tarasenko