A look inside the Cheval Blanc Paris – The LVMH owned hotel has the world’s first Dior Spa, Michelin star dining, stellar views of the River Seine, and a standard room starts from $1,300.

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.

The LMVH-backed renovation project cost nearly $1bn welcomed its luxury department store this June and took the top position of the world’s most expensive department stores.

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.

French architect Edouard François, known for creating environmentally-friendly buildings, worked on the exteriors while American designer Peter Marino designed the interiors.

Marino is no stranger in the fashion industry, having designed several LMVH stores designed the hotel keeping in mind a Parisian apartment.

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Opening at a time when tourism is affected in the city, this hotel has already defined its clientele as high-net-worth clients who are keen on ‘experiential luxury.’

Allow us to take you on a visual guide of what will be on offer and sit back to let you be convinced of the exclusivity and grandeur of this spectacular property.

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.

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There will be 72 rooms, with the top floors offering 1,000 sqm suites. Most rooms offer a view of the river Seine as well as impressive city views.

Toiletries are Christian Dior’s Balade Sauvage.

A curved infinity pool designed uniquely with handcrafted mosaic by Michael Mayer of the renowned Mayer of Munich atelier adds appeal.

In addition, there is an exclusive fitness club with a 30-meter pool and a children’s area, Le Carrousel, for families on vacation.

Dining is an emotion at Chaval Blanc Paris, and the essence of this can be felt in its four restaurants, including a fine-dining Italian restaurant, Langosteria.

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.

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