“Prince de Galles has enchanted guests for generations, so it was essential that we involved local artisans, architects and craftsmen to reinvigorate its romantic allure,” said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis and W Hotels Worldwide. “After two years, we are thrilled to reintroduce this landmark - synonymous with Parisian style - to unlock exceptional experiences for our most discerning guests, as only The Luxury Collection can.”
Prince de Galles offers discreet residential luxury in each of the 115 guestrooms and 44 suites as well as in the hotel’s public spaces, which Pierre-Yves Rochon designed to be reminiscent of an intimate salon: adorned with black marble, Macassar ebony, armchairs and exquisite textiles inspired by the 1920s and a handcrafted chandelier by Delisle as the lobby’s centerpiece.
Cloaked in silken celadon fabric, the luxuriously appointed guest rooms celebrate the hotel’s distinct personality while preserving its authentic elegance and rich heritage. Rochon selected custom-designed Art Deco furniture and elegant furnishings in Macassar ebony wood to contrast the Saint Laurent marble floors with intricate mosaics created by Italian artisans.The 23 Mosaic and 18 Macassar suites feature plush chairs and chaises longues set against geometrically-patterned black Saint Laurent marble. The fine arabesques on the carpet are inspired by the mosaic scrolls surrounding the hotel’s famous courtyard, visible from the windows. A grand Macassar work desk and a spacious sycamore dressing room will complete the residential ambience of the suites. The two royal suites located on the hotel’s seventh floor juxtapose traditional Parisian elegance with exotic accents in black and gold, dark marble and rich leather, leopard-print armchairs and lacquered furniture. The sophisticated Suite d’Or (Gold Suite) features an exquisite gold-leaf mural over the headboard created by French artist Manuela Paul-Cavallier and a boudoir inspired by some of the hotel’s most glamorous guests, while the Suite Saphir (Sapphire Suite), finished with beige and blue detailing, features an intimate living room with Persian tailor-made rugs. The hotel’s extravagant L’Appartement Parisien two-storey suite features a nearly 1000 square foot terrace, on which guests can enjoy breath-taking panoramic city views. The duplex spans more than 2600 square feet and features two bedrooms, two living rooms, a dining room and kitchen – all with one-of-a-kind design accents and an Art Deco inspired spiral staircase. Like each of the rooms and suites at Prince de Galles, L’Appartement Parisien offers the ultimate getaway in the City of Light with the sophistication and comfort of a luxurious pied-à-terre. Epicurean Experiences and Luxury Facilities Executive Chef Stéphanie Le Quellec, a rising star on the French culinary scene, collaborated with renowned interior designer Bruno Borrione to bring the hotel’s culinary experiences to life: offering indelible gastronomic moments in the signature restaurant, La Scène, destination bar, Les Heures and the famous Patio with its Art Deco mosaics. “Balancing the design, function and heritage of these spaces, I wanted to recreate a welcoming and convivial ambience, where the ground floor is an open, lively and luminous space in which guests will once again be immersed in the vivacious Parisian life,” comments Bruno Borrione.