Those waiting with bated breath can now count the hours to the opening of one of Paris’ most luxurious hotels yet. A short distance from Notredame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe, and overlooking the river Seine, the LMVH-owned Cheval Blanc will open doors tomorrow (September 7).
The new ‘quintessentially urban resort’ is located by Pont Neuf and is set within the historic premises of La Samaritaine, an iconic building in the city that had remained shut for 16 years and recently reopened after a massive renovation.
Chaval Blanc Paris brings more exclusivity to this address designed to offer a new level of sophistication to the city, which it hasn’t seen so far.
Chaval Blanc Paris will feature around 600 painters, sculptors, furniture makers, lantern makers, ceramic artisans, and textile designers. You will find Sonia Delaunay and Claude Lalanne paintings, sculptures by Philippe Anthonioz, canvases by Vik Muniz, and pieces by Laurence Montano.
A team from Louis Vuitton Foundation (an art museum and cultural center sponsored by the LMVH group.) curated the artwork, and ‘Patou’ artistic director Guillaume Henry has designed the staff uniforms.
The lobby will bedazzle with brands such as Tiffany, Chaumet, Bulgari, and Fendi, Chanel, and Dior. The hotel will also have a Dior-branded spa, done up in pastel classy shades of fawn and beige, with the brand’s perfumes and cosmetics available for purchase.
Three-starred Michelin star Arnaud Donckele and pastry chef Maxime Frédéric overlook the gastronomy offering. The cellars are stocked with rare bottles from Cheval Blanc, Château d’Yquem, Dom Pérignon, and Hennessy.
Prices for the property will start at $1300. Cheval Blanc Paris is one of the five hotels owned by LMVH and its first-ever ‘urban hotel.’ Others in the portfolio include Belmond and White 1921, Cheval Blanc Randheli, Cheval Blanc St. Barth, and Cheval Blanc St. Tropez.