Hôtel Édouard 7 Royally couture
You couldn’t dream of a better location than the Édouard 7: on the splendid avenue de l’Opéra, this luxurious haven of peace stands halfway between the Louvre and the Paris Opera, just steps from the city’s department stores and legendary boutiques on rue de la Paix and place Vendôme. The stunning Haussmann building erected in 1877 is named after its most famous guest, Edward VII, Prince of Wales, son of Queen Victoria, whose passion for the joys and pleasures of the elegant French capital knew no bounds… As a tribute to this rich past, the Édouard 7 has undergone recent renovations to become a true “couture” cocoon. A blend of audacity, seduction, character and theatricality (the Édouard VII theater is right nearby). Our rooms and suites on the top three floors reflect the world of couture through a collection designed by Mrs Marina Bessé, famous stylist and designer, a member of the family Bessé whom are the owners of the hotel. Entering the rooms, we get the impression that she has decorated them as a fashion designer would dress up her models. From 2012 to March 2014, thanks to Christophe Daudré, the metamorphosis of the hotel has continued through a new collection of rooms and suites (spread over the first 4 floors of the hotel) by melding contemporary French style elegance with a British spirit. Each floor of this collection represents a gem. The first one, the sapphire; the second one, emerald; the third, ruby, and the fourth, citrine. The hotel offers a fitness center, meeting rooms and salons that can be privatized, and a restaurant renovated by the same architect. The Chef Rémy Fourmeaux concentrates on serving local French products with an Oriental touch. He recently proposed a new formula, ideal for sunny lunch on the terrace, the “Bentox” (inspired from the Japanese concept: Bento). Moreover, the E7 Bar, held by a creative and talented young barman, offers a beautiful cocktail menu, including one that paid tribute to the Chester’s ladies of Edouard7, with 7 cocktails named by the most famous (as Alexandra, Lily…).