The scenic views of Paris never fail to mesmerise; this year, another architectural wonder has sprouted in the area—the Bulgari Hotel.
The story begins with a modern building at the junction of Avenue George V and the Rue Pierre Charron; a building the hotel architects describe as "improbable". It is of this duality between bourgeois elegance and bohemian invention that the Bulgari Hotel Paris was born.
Extending window openings to cover two floors is a clear reference to the aristocratic palaces famously designed by Andrea Palladio during the Italian Renaissance. The pleasing visual balance of the façade bears a clear family resemblance to the Bulgari Hotels in London, Milan, and Beijing.
In this article, Tatler gives you a sneak peek of your next favourite dwelling in Paris.
The Bulgari Paris Hotel Reception Area
Guests will immediately be delighted by the tall, leather-trimmed reception and concierge desks of the new Bulgari hotel. The large glass and copper mesh screen, a signature piece designed by renowned Italian architect Antonio Citterio, wrap the place in a soothing glow.
Linking the vestibule, reception, and lounge, are the enormous doors crafted in figured eucalyptus which were installed using the gommalacca technique beloved of Italian cabinet makers in the 1930s. This heritage technique creates a luxurious sheen on the honey-coloured wood, which in turn adds a further level of richness to this sensory experience.