Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme An updated contemporary palace
Fifteen years after its opening, the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme continues to reinvent hotel standards with a large renovation program to seduce Parisians and international guests in search of modern luxury with a chic edge and gourmet healthy cuisine.
After 15 years of success the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme has definitely got what it takes to be a member of the exclusive club of palace hotels. Since it opened in 2002 on the prestigious rue de la Paix, heart of the jewelry district, its combination of breathless sophistication and contemporary style has earned it high praise from every quarter. As soon as you walk into the Park Hyatt, you instantly feel there’s a different vibe about this hotel, which has launched a renovation program to embellish its different areas. Without turning his back on the refinement of the hotel’s décor, so appreciated by its clientele, Ed Tuttle’s architectural choice has been to prioritize artworks, particularly those he has commissioned together with gallery owner Darthea Speyer. To emphasize the hotel’s special identity, the architect has based his subtle approach on a certain French classicism, reworking traditional materials and objects in a contemporary manner. The furniture that he himself has designed is a skillful blend of different French styles – from the reign of Louis XVI to the 1930s. The lines of columns without capitals and the beautifully finished moldings are perfect illustrations of the luxury hotel’s modern spirit. The architect has also focused on noble materials used in 19th-century Paris to construct Haussmannian buildings. Les Orchidées – the restaurant run by chef Jean-François Rouquette, who has been awarded 1 star by the Michelin Guide for his Le Pur’ establishment – has already been updated to reflect the culinary maestro’s healthy, delicate cuisine. When the weather is fine, Les Orchidées serves lunch in the inner courtyard of the hotel, which is also a great attraction in the evening. There, al fresco, clients can share light dishes or enjoy a cocktail.
The renovation program continues with the hotel’s 153 rooms and suites, conceived as intimate, welcoming areas. Particular attention has been paid to the Japanese inspired bathrooms with their large tubs and showers. Roseline Granet’s sculptures decorate door handles and light fittings, adding a touch of poetry and distinction to the highly refined style of the rooms and suites. Still on the move the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme has become a past master at offering its guests a new palace experience.