Lutetia, a hotel of The Set, re-opened its fabled doors on July 12, 2018, beginning a new chapter in the storied life of this iconic Parisian hotel. Located in the St. Germain-des-Pres area of the Left Bank, the hotel was originally opened in 1910 and closed five years ago for an ambitious period of restoration and refurbishment that has returned the property to its rightful place among the city’s Palace hotels and as the only Grand hotel on the Left Bank.
A few months after the hotel’s public spaces, spa, rooms and a selection of suites were opened, the owners, known for their sensitive and transformative restoration of historical properties, are proud to unveil its spectacular collection of Signature suites. Taking the fullest advantage of Lutetia’s unique setting and aspect, these suites both reflect the sensibility and ethos of their Left Bank location in their design and allow their guests to gaze upon it from their myriad balconies and terraces. Designed by renowned architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, each of the Signature suites is different in character but all evoke a residential style that is both modern and grand.
These seven suites herald a new era for the finest accommodation in Paris and look set to transform the city’s ultra-luxury offerings, setting new standards in design, comfort and service
Suite Amour with Eiffel View Terrace
As its name suggests, this suite commands singular views of the city’s iconic tower from its thrilling vantage point at the pinnacle of the hotel. This 57sqm suite located on the 6th floor spans across two levels. The first floor comprises a master bedroom with its own private terrace and sumptuous bathroom in Carrera marble. The suite’s piece de resistance is to be found on the second level, a staircase ascends to a stylish sitting room complete with artwork and luxurious bespoke furniture and outside a century-old art nouveau grotto, directly facing the Eiffel Tower. This elaborately carved, intimate terrace forms a key part of the hotel’s iconic façade, unique among Paris’s hotels and can be rightfully described as one of the city’s most romantic locations, as befits the suite’s name.
The Eiffel Writer’s Suite with Terrace
Imagined as a sanctuary for writers in the most artistic of cities, this 60 sqm suite located on the 6th floor is inspired by the hotel’s illustrious literary past. A collection of more than 200 books will entertain those who wish to cloister and pay homage to past guests such as James Joyce and Jean-Paul Sartre while stunning views of the Eiffel Tower will delight all others. Fitted throughout in golden oak, the suite is filled with light and its large balconied living room, library and writing area, spacious bedroom and marble bathroom offer the feel of the chicest of St. Germain apartments. Featuring bespoke furniture designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte as well as individual artworks designed to stimulate the literary imagination this suite offers a truly ‘Left Bank’ experience that is both elegant and inspiring. A second bedroom can be conveniently connected to offer a two-bedroom suite.
The Haute Couture Suite with Terrace
Sophisticated but never gauche, this 73 sqm suite located on the 6th floor reveals itself as one of the most glamorous in the hotel, inspired as it is by the city’s legendary reputation for fashion. With a 20 sqm terrace that seats four guests, separate living and dining areas and a guest WC, the suite is as ideal for intimate gatherings as it is for an inspiring private stay in the city that dominates the world of couture. Styled to be both romantic and urbane the suite is light and airy throughout, with silver and gold accents alongside unique items from Parisian couture houses. The Macassar wood alcove and bronze detailing in the living space adds to the suite’s elegance while the iconic Walter Knoll table and chairs emphasizes its design credentials. A large dressing room and marble bathroom surround the bedroom creating a quiet and peaceful atmosphere perfectly juxtaposed to the vibrant entertaining spaces.
The Josephine Baker Suite with Eiffel View Terrace
Created in homage to an artistic icon of the Left Bank and the Jazz Age, this 75 sqm suite located on the 5th floor offers breath-taking views over Paris and its Eiffel Tower from all of its expansive windows and terrace. The vibrant presence of the suite’s namesake Josephine Baker is present in a bespoke piece of photographic art that enlivens the living room ceiling and overlooks a pair of classic Marco Zanuzo armchairs. A wide sofa also in the living room is positioned to perfectly admire the iconic Eiffel Tower and outside the spacious terrace holds a table and two chairs that allow for the most romantic and memorable moments. Inside, and throughout the suite, smoked larch wood is used bringing an elegance and warmth to the generously proportioned spaces. The bedroom is decorated in soothing tones and features a marble bathroom flooded with light and boasting 2 French-windows while a guest WC and large walk in wardrobe completes the suite. A further bedroom can also be conveniently connected to create a grand 106 sqm two- bedroom suite.
The St Germain Penthouse with 360 Roof Terrace
Created in homage to the area that many consider the true soul of Paris, the Saint Germain Penthouse honors the neighborhood that the city’s most celebrated artists have called home. On the first level a generous living room extends onto a furnished terrace with the opulent bedroom next door complete with master bathroom in Carrera marble. The architect's distinct hand can be felt at work throughout with bespoke lighting and furniture throughout. At the very center of this Parisian penthouse a winding stair leads to a lavish rooftop retreat –a terrace of over 60sqm with 360-degree cinematic views of the city. As suited to a glamorous reception or party as it is a luxurious breakfast or romantic meal, the terrace completes this unique suite.
The Eiffel Penthouse with 360 Roof Terrace
Grand in scale, the Penthouse comprises seven unique rooms over nearly 100 sqm, each competing to offer the most compelling views of the city. Located on the highest floor of the hotel, each room follows the swooping lines of the Lutetia's angles, arches and sculpted curves. The result is a memorable mix of slanted ceilings and sculptural window frames – classic features of the most prized Saint Germain rooftop homes and features a master bedroom and bathroom, separate living and dining rooms and a guest WC. In addition to these beautifully decorated rooms the Penthouse is crowned by a stunning 74 sqm rooftop terrace, reached by a glamorous marble stairway and offering a panoramic 360-degree view of Paris.
The Presidential ‘Carré Rive Gauche’ Suite, with Terrace
This 169 sqm Presidential Suite is the largest suite at Lutetia and was designed in collaboration with the Carré Rive Gauche association to truly reflect the hotel’s unique Left Bank location. A magnificent collection of artworks curated by the esteemed organisation as well as landmark pieces of contemporary furniture honor the artistic legacy of the Left Bank, while unrivaled views of the Eiffel Tower remind guests they are at the heart of the city.
Located on the 6th floor, this suite is ideal for entertaining as well as the most important private and personal moments. The convivial spaces comprise an elegant and bright dining room for eight boasting picture perfect Parisian views from its large French-windows, an adjoining kitchen and a spacious living room with multiple seating areas. Imagined as a Parisian salon brought into the 21st Century this large living space contains a library created by iconic French publishers Gallimard and a magnificent Pierre Chareau mahogany desk. Further important contemporary furniture as well as antiques and artworks chosen from the 110 galleries that make up the Carré Rive Gauche ensure the suite feels both grand and welcoming. The bedroom offers a simply unforgettable setting to wake and repose with perfect Eiffel Tower views. This large area is completed by an oversized dressing room through which can be found an intimate private fitness room with state-of-the-art exercise bike. A sublime bathroom is found beyond a passageway featuring a full-size marble goddess statue in the Grecian style, a final nod to the artistic passion with which this grand suite has been conceived.
Today, as part of The Set and with the unveiling of these unrivaled Signature suites, Lutetia begins the next chapter in its illustrious history, having regained its position as an iconic hotel and center of Parisian life.