Designer adds a touch of surrealism to to the historic La Maison at Champs-Elysees.
Staying on the Champs-Elysees in Paris feels magical at the best of times and the newly redesigned ‘La Maison Champs-Elysees’ hotel certainly fits the surrealist bill. The world of make-believe and reality collide in the theatrical and quirky interior design, making it the epitome of Parisian chic.
Design group Maison Martin Margiela landed the project to re-design the historical building dating from the Second Empire under Napoleon III, and have added their unique touch to the luxury five-star hotel.
Walking into the Essling Bar guests will take a double take over the matching floor and ceiling prints, an English gentlemen’s club style smoking room harks back to a different era, the extravagant King Louis XV style restaurant goes even further back and is the apex of grandeur, while a hallway covered entirely in aluminium sheets goes the opposite end of the spectrum and is fabulously futuristic.
As for the rooms, take your pick between the ‘Closet of Rarities’ suite which is entirely black or the ‘Loose Covers’ suite which is completely white, or why not go for something in between with the ‘Golden Salon’ suite covered top to toe in black and white photographs.
Rooms start at around HK$5,500
- Hotel La Maison – Champs Elysées. 8, rue Jean Goujon, Paris
- Tel: (+331) 4074 6465.