La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa is a luxurios palacial mansion of Haussmann pedigree that flirts with neo-classical romance and bohemian lustre, created by French design icon, Jacques Garcia and is the latest addition to the Michel Reybier Hospitality Collection.
Built in 1854 by Napoleon III’s half-brother, the Duc de Morny, this 1850s private mansion turned hotel is located on avenue Gabriel, facing the Grand Palais across the wooded Jardin des Champs-Elysées.
Fringed by trees and gardens, La reserve Hotel Paris poignantly resides just off Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré & Avenue Montagine.
Jacques Garcia, famed interior design guru of luxury, was charged with converting this former residence of Pierre Cardin into the latest vision of hotelier & vintner, Michel Reybier. The duo sourced some 120 artisans in creating a look of curated, ornate elegance that graces the Versailles parquet.
Corinthian columns, cordovan leather, taffeta, silk and fine damascene detailing frame velvety crimson, plum and green lounges that overlook pots of orange trees & jasmine, inspired by the nearby Elysée gardens.
Suites & rooms equally carry the hallmarks of intricacy, elaborately donned in pearl & tea rose damask and layers of taffeta that drape the views across to the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon and the Concorde obelisk.
Set to become a luxury legend, La Réserve Paris Hotel & Spa has 26 Suites and just 14 Deluxe rooms and is where finery reigns in intimate surrounds, whilst being favourably chilled with an air of familiar confidence that is discerning and yet ever so “La Réserve“ approachable.
Dining at one of the Jacques Garcia-designed restaurants, Le Gabriel and La Pagode de Cos is an utter must-do for anyone serious about their food. Gaining a second Michelin star within 12 months is proof that Executive Chef Jérôme Banctel is setting a fresh and innovative benchmark for dining in Paris and France. Brittany-born Banctel pioneers new taste directions, with an objective to create deliciously authentic dishes, and it’s clear to see from the execution of these dishes that Banctel’s travels to Japan have also influenced the taste, colours and presentation of such delectable dishes.
Breakfast here strikes a cord with the eat-light healthy brigade - deliciously fresh creations that will inspire any jaded palette first thing in the morning.
Le Gabriel Restaurant does gourmet so incredibly well - a balance of excellent dining with a smart casual air among the golden wall frescos, while well-travelled La Pagode de Cos evokes flavours of the spice route, a restaurant in tribute to Cos d'Estournel, Second Grand cru classé wine owned by La Réserve's Michel Reybier. Then during the summery months, bag yourself an outdoor table on the wonderful garden terrace - another unique culinary experience in Paris, ticked.
Looking good when in Paris is pretty much a given and this urban spa has all the essentials checked. There are two crowning glories at La Reserve that make this spa perfect indeed, one is the 16-metre shimmering pool which is just like discovering a blue lagoon in the heart of Paris, wrapped in marble and scarlet red loungers.
The second crucial asset is the Swiss line of cosmeceutical better-ageing treatments from gurus of skin care, Nescens. Treatments are bespoke and impressive, from lifting facials to massages to beauty fixes. The gents too get an old-school line-up from barber to shaving to facials - all in jiffy.
For the workout buffs, there's a new fitness suite decked out in the latest TechnoGym featuring Kinesis™ equipment, for a targeted cable workout - private instructors on hand. Like many things in Paris, the spa is luxuriously chilled, bijou but exacting, letting the Parisian in you glow.
A private luxury residence suitable for families that provides all the support you could need ever need on your holiday, from high chairs to nanny services. Children are welcomed with balloons and scooter tours, while cooking activities and perfume creation can be arranged. Local kid-friendly attractions include Palais de la Découverte, Parc Theatre Marigny and Parc des Tulleries.
Host Jean-Luc Naret has more than 35 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry including eight years as General Director of the Michelin Guides Worldwide.
Jean-Luc is a graduate of the École Hotelier de Paris and the Cornell University General Management Program.
In 2007 he was knighted by the Prime Minister of France as Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, the country’s highest honor.
Jean-Luc Naret is also the group CEO and spear-heads La Reserve Hotels in Paris, Geneva and of course the St. Tropez legend, La Reserve Ramatuelle in the South of France.
This is Paris at its most beautiful & exclusive in the historical Haussmann'esque 1st arrondissement - La Réserve Hotel is located on the Avenue Gabriel, midway between the Champs-Elysées and the très chic rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, home to the luxury brands.
La Réserve Paris resides in good company being just around the corner from the Grand Palais, the Pantheon and the Obelisk on the Place de la Concorde, as well as across the street from the Théâtre Guignol des Champs Elysées.
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