One person has fully grasped the essence of Fouquet’s: interior architect Jacques Garcia. He was given a free hand to renovate the 82 rooms and suites – including 19 additional ones planned in the new wing of the hotel for 2018. Garcia also refined the brasserie, a listed historical monument. For the hotel and its rooms and suites, he came up with a décor that blends classicism, baroque and surrealism.
It would be hard to label or compare the designer’s creations: today, Garcia’s approach is seen as a style in itself. The small lobby lounges are very much in the Haussmannian spirit. They encourage guests to wander, relax and generally take their time. Upstairs, Joy Restaurant & Bar serves breakfast, lunches, afternoon tea and cocktails. It looks out on an entirely redesigned interior garden called Le Jardin de Joy where guests could enjoy a dinner or drink a glass of Champagne Veuve Clicquot. This new concept will live during summer until September 16. Another spot Parisians like to gather is Le Marta Paris. With its unique décor including an impressive bookshelf, this bar is a quiet spot during the morning while it is getting festive at night.