Hotel Sofitel Paris le Faubourg is around the corner from one of the most fashionable streets in the world- Rue St Honore, a haven of high fashion houses, fine jewelry workshops and boutiques like Chanel, Saint Laurent, Hermès, Cartier…among many others. Located near the US Embassy and French president’s palace, the five-star hotel is set on one of Paris‘ safest and quietest streets. Sites as Louvre Museum and Jardin des Tuileries are in a walking distance, and one of the most beautiful districts of Paris, Saint Germain des Pres, is just one bridge away. Sofitel Paris le Faubourg is one of the most fashionable hotels in The City of Lights, and the place where the most important people in the fashion industry stay during fashion week. All of the hotel’s spaces were recently overhauled by Didier Gomez, a designer to the stars and super-rich. The hotel perfectly reflects the capital of elegance.
In August we had a chance to spend a few days in this chic retreat. We stayed in the Luxury Room that perfectly revels the charm of the Parisian 18th century. Adorned with light blue, gray and beige tones, velvet and the satin bedspreads, our room had pleasant and luxurious feel. The intimate, soft and charming atmosphere was enhanced by slightly old-looking mirrors that reflect the brilliant ball dresses photographed by Cecil Beaton for Vogue.
When we finished absorbing every detail in our room we decided to explore the hotel itself. Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg looks and feels like a perfect blend of modern and classical, almost vintage, with subtle touches of characteristic Parisian Chic. As designer explained to Billionaire, when it comes to merging classical and modern, „It is important not to be too much one or the other, because all classical is boring and all modern is disturbing“, with a remark, „there needs to be some trace of the past in an interior.” Corridor walls are covered with prints portraying fashion muses, taken by some of the world’s most famous photographers: Horst P. Horst, Chaloner Woods and Irving Penn. We spent a couple of hours in the hotel’s library reading wonderful books about fashion, photography, film and Cannes Film Festival, while enjoying our first coffee and splendid interior.
The materials used in all 147 rooms (including 36 suites) are of the highest quality, with marble bathrooms and overall feel of timeless luxury, enhanced with use of renowned products, like MyBed beds and Hermès cosmetics. The spirit of suites recreates the harmony and elegance of the salons in the leading couture houses through the choice of materials, furniture and colors. Ivory, gray and black form the dominant tones that enhance gold, crystal and amethyst.
The Faubourg Suite adds a second room to the magnificent Prestige Suite
Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg boasts really impressive presidential suite, adequately named the Couture Apartment. This lavish 300 sqm penthouse suite was designed as an homage to haute couture with amazing views over Paris.
The Couture Apartment is a penthouse suite with a luxurious design and breathtaking views of Paris
Newest gem inside Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg is its Le Stay restaurant. Conceived and managed by the Michelin three-star chef Yannick Alléno, Le Stay offers a large selection of dishes, from pastry to ever popular raw products, all within pretty unique concept of the restaurant itself. „For a long time, I have dreamt a concept of a simple and open restaurant, highlighting pastry, where the service would be valued and where the freedom should be taken prior: freedom in schedules, for breakfast, lunch or dinner, freedom in the choice offered by the cooking with a large number of dishes à la carte, some more elaborated, others inspired by the raw product, but also a freedom in the way of experiencing the restaurant with the wish to welcome the guests in any occasions“, said Yannick Alléno.
Le Stay restaurant
Le Bar du Faubourg‘s design mixes black and white tones with warm browns and gold, graphic patterns and framed fashion photos. Here the guests may enjoy “Christian”, a champagne cocktail with floral notes, as delicate as an organza corolla skirt by Dior, “Gabrielle”, as a white tweed decorated with a black ribbon, or “Yves” where the Moroccan flavor of spicy mandarin evokes an oriental satin decorated with mauve sequins.
Le Bar du Faubourg
From the bright and spacious lobby, to hotel’s posh restaurant and very useful fitness and spa center, Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg is a joy to stay. You will be charmed by the signature of the designer Didier Gomez and get the chance to see Parisian fashion scene.
Address: 15, rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 44 94 14 14
Vukota Brajovic for Fashionela