Eight years in the making, a new luxury hotel – Hôtel Madame Rêve – will open in Paris next month, set within the former Louvre post office building.
Located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, the heritage structure is one of the oldest landmarks in Paris bordered by streets lined with cafes and galleries. Created by celebrated restaurateur, founder and art director Laurent Taïeb, the independent hotel will offer 82 design-led rooms, including 19 suites on the top floor, overlooking either the hotel’s internal vertical sky garden or across a Parisian cityscape.
Star suites at Hôtel Madame Rêve will command views of storied structures, including the Eiffel Tower, the Sacre-Coeur or the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Hôtel Madame Rêve’s fourth-floor rooftop terrace and sky garden will boast the best panoramic views in central Paris, offering 360° views over the City of Lights and with an expansive deck.
Guests will have two destination restaurants from which to dine serving modern Japanese-influenced and Mediterranean-style fare from, overseen by Chef Benjamin Six.
The hotel has been designed by Taïeb’s friend and interior designer Andrée Putman. In the ground floor lobby, the hotel’s 19th-century architecture and characterful design embraces its Parisian roots through thoughtful woodwork, oak flooring, velvet curtains and golden-brown hues throughout, reminiscent of the brasseries of the Riviera. As visitors move higher up the hotel, they are taken on a modern voyage through indoor gardens and wooden surrounds – a mixture of vintage and contemporary styles.
Furniture has either been custom-made or restored. Many items have been sourced by French artisans, namely Henryot & Cie 1867, whose distinctive chairs can be spotted at Le Jules Verne restaurant inside the Eiffel Tower or dotted around the Louis Vuitton Foundation art museum in Paris. Londoners may recognise the Pierre Frey fabrics, also used to dress the punchy interiors at sketch’s Parlour tearoom in Mayfair.
Room rates start from €500 per night.