Hospes Lancaster in Paris, France, Joins ARTEH®
June 01, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsARTEH® - Hotels and Resorts presents another hotel in Paris, France, the Hospes Lancaster, just steps away from the Champs – Elysées. The luxurious and “Petit Palais” hotel Hospes Lancaster, is an intimate refuge that surrounds a honey suckle perfumed Zen courtyard. The stunning indoor decoration is such a perfect mix match of modern and traditional elements that one naturally surrenders to the comfort, quality and elegance of the whole hotel.
Built by a Spanish nobleman, Santiago Grake del Castillo in 1889, after purchasing the land from Prince and Princess d’Hennin, the building mirrors the magnificent 19th century architecture of the ancient regime
The house stayed in the Castillo family until 1925 at which time it was sold to the famous Suisse hotelier Emile Wolf, responsible for the alterations and the inauguration in 1930.
The hotel’s philosophy, until this day, is a result of the hotelier’s anxiousness in marrying the old and the new.
During the refurnishing, Emile Wolf and the housekeeper, daughter of an antiques salesman, scored all the auction houses looking to buy furniture, antique clocks, chandeliers, lamps, tapestries, crystals and other objects used to furnish and decorate the Hotel.
The result is a sight for soar eyes, as this ARTEH® Hotel offers a “Parisian Chic” environment, richly decorated with Louis XV and Louis XVI style furniture, perfectly combined with a modern and relaxing vibe.
With a total of 60 rooms, including 11 suites some of which view the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur, the hotel is proud of the tranquility and top personalized service offered to all the guests.
Luxury, elegance, comfort and the attention to detail has made this hotel many celebrity’s prime accommodation choice, from royalty to government, names like King Umberto from Italy, Marlene Dietrich, Jeremy Irons, Greta Garbo, Grace Kelly, David Linch and others, part of the high society world of Culture, Arts, Politic and Finance, have stayed at the Lancaster.
Some of the hotel’s suites have even been named after the guests, as is the case of the Marlene Dietrich Suite, who made the Hotel her home for 3 years.
Another famous resident who left a considerable marc in the Hotel was the Russian immigrant painter, Boris Pastoukhoff. After taking a course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kiev, Pastoukhoff started his artistic career in Belgrade as a portrait artist. He arrived in Paris in 1931 and exhibited his work in a number of different places like the Salon dês Tuileries, the Salon d’Automne and private gardens.
As the hotel’s guest, Pastoukoff gave over 80 paintings in exchange for his expenses. Those paintings hang on the walls until this date, baring witness to the expertise of the portraitist.
As a delicious complement to the hotel’s luxury and elegance, the Hospes Lancaster invites you to lunch or dine at the La Table du Lancaster. Winner of a Michelin Star, the restaurant opened the doors on March 2004, with menus designed by Michelin Star Chef Michael Troisgros.
The dishes combine live, tangy and spicy flavors, which are a result of the Chef’s world tours and Italian blood, and are served in a modern environment or the Zen courtyard.
Other then leisure, the hotel is also an excellent choice for business. The Hospes Lancaster has a private room, which is ideal for a meeting or private dinner for 14.
And last, but definitely not least, for a roof top view of the city, you can take the elevator up to the eighth floor and enjoy a couple of hours in the Fitness Center working out and admiring, for example, the Montmarte.
This is another hotel to join the ARTEH® world, and another reason for you to be apart of it as well.
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