Let’s begin the new year with something pretty, very pretty – Panache Hotel in Paris.
One of my billions new year’s resolutions is (again) to travel as often as possible. And what better inspiration than a beautiful art nouveu inspired hotel.
The Panache Hotel, in the center of Paris’ arty Grands Boulevards neighborhood, is the second hotel owned by Adrien Gloaguen – he opened Le Paradis in 2012. It proves again how accurate his strong insights into the hospitality industry really are through collaborating with interior designer Dorothee Meilichzon.
The former Hôtel Opéra-Madrid is a corner building located at the crossroads of rue Faubourg Montmartre and rue Geoffroy Marie. It offers a unique structural shape that had to be considered in the overall interior design. As a result, geometric shapes have been highlighted and the nooks and crannies encouraged as main features.
The guest rooms may be in similar color scheme of white, gray, blue and green but that doesn’t mean that they are identical. Each has been appointed to suit its individual architectural characteristics. A few elements do make recurring appearances from room to room, such as the brass bar and glass globe light fixtures. Other retro touches are the replica Ericsson 1931 black telephones and the 1920’s ceramic light switches. There are also polygonal mirrors that are installed to fit the unexpected corners.
A similar décor of modern touches with Art Nouveau inspirations prevails in the Panache’s common areas as well. The reception is decorated with blown glass lamps, rusty-toned velvet sofas, paneled walls and mosaic flooring. Meanwhile, the restaurant features predominantly blue tones along with rusty orange velvet banquet seating and chairs. Almost nautically-inspired stripes appear inlayed on the rim of the counter and the edges of the tables. The two are separated by an Art Nouveau-inspired counter of darkened walnut wood, white marble and brass.
Photo by Romain Ricard, info Yatzer