On the heels of the brand’s annual Global Day of Discovery, Renaissance Hotels today officially unveiled the Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel following a multi-million dollar transformation of its guest rooms and public spaces. Reimagined by Didier Gomez Interior Design, the 97-room intimate hotel evokes its enviable location in the heart of the historic 1st arrondissement. The dramatically designed Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel serves as an impressive example of the brand’s reinvigorated momentum to evolve and grow its global portfolio of hotels around the world – with openings planned this year in the United States, the Netherlands, Indonesia and Taiwan.
Tucked away on a quiet street between the Tuileries Garden and the boutiques of Rue Saint-Honoré, Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel is inspired by the fashion designers and jewellers that have had their salons in the neighbourhood. Contrasting eighteen century style with contemporary design, the hotel conveys softness and elegance reflective of today’s Parisian sense of style. With creatively layered patterns and textures throughout the interiors, each guestroom features striking art pieces of French feminine style that playfully wrap the ceiling, a signature of the brand.
The hotel’s transformation is anchored by stylish cocktail bar and restaurant Balagan ─ a joint venture between The Experimental Group and acclaimed Israeli Chef Assaf Granit, which opened last year. Amidst the welcoming décor, custom- designed by Dorothée Meilichzon to reflect the spectrum of blues and earthy colours of the coast, patrons can expect to savour a scintillating menu of fresh and seasonal dishes indicative of the culinary richness of the Mediterranean. The adjoining bar serves up imaginative cocktails in a warm boudoir atmosphere.
The hotel’s buzzy Le Studio lobby lounge will host locally-inspired events to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, mixology and gastronomy, while the hotel’s Navigator, who – counter to a typical concierge – knows a destination’s hidden gems and handpicks local discoveries that cannot be found in a guidebook.
With the needs of the next-generation traveller in mind, keyless room entry is offered through the Marriot Mobile App. For those looking to relax and revitalise during their stay, there is a well-equipped fitness centre, pool and signature spa offering a sensory escape in the heart of the hotel. A newly created venue L’Atelier is the ultimate blank space for clients to create tailored events, from co-working hub to showroom, and private dinners to pop-up exhibitions.