All are furnished in a subtle 1910s style designed by the Wilmotte agency, like all the decorative elements of the hotel. The brand-new 700 sq. m. marbled spa with a state-of-the-art fitness gym and a swimming pool showcased in a shipboard decor, conjures up the golden age of the transatlantic liners. The team redesigned the ground-floor areas, structuring them around a bright patio.
Surrounding that oasis of greenery are the Le Saint-Germain restaurant (the former winter garden) presided over by Chef Benjamin Brial, the library and its 1,600 books to be perused by the fire and the star attraction: the Bar Joséphine (previously the Salon Borghèse) enhanced by Adrien Karbowsky’s spectacular frescoes. As for the Brasserie Lutetia, this summer, it is presenting an original musical experience on its secret terrace, where Veuve-Clicquot have set up a champagne bar. On Thursdays and Fridays from 5.30 to 8pm, a gypsy jazz concert accompanies the serving of chef Gérald Passedat’s On the Rock and Contrebandier menus. The general manager of the Lutetia, Jean-Luc Cousty, is delighted by “the kind of nonchalance in the perfection of very contemporary settings” reigning here.