hotel champs elysees plaza paris
hotel champs elysees plaza paris hotel champs elysees plaza paris
feb 03, 2010

hotel champs elysees plaza paris

the hall

designboom recently stayed at the hôtel champs-elysées plaza paris, just a stone’s throw away from the famous avenue des champs-elysées. the building has five standard storeys, 2 mansard storeys and a basement. for haussmann standards, the facade of the hotel is in cut stones decorated with consoles (‘s’-shaped item serving as a support for a balcony or an element protruding from the facade), garnishments and mascarons (decorative details generally representing a frightening human figure whose original purpose was to repel evil spirits. they are often affixed to the keystone of windows’ arcs or on doors or on lintels). on the other hand, its construction, post-haussmann period, has freed the structure from the austere style imposed by the french baron, with references to hector guimard’s design for the dauphine metro station, the hotel’s facade adorned in wrought iron and glass.

the façade

though the hotel has been in existence since the 18th century, it underwent major renovations, re-opening at the end of 2008. for the newly restored building, interior designer christine gérondeau was influenced by three elements: the haussmann style facade, charm and the proportions of the town house, with all materials and fabric chosen with the utmost care. the challenge was to bring a contemporary touch, that was elegant, while still preserving the classical 19th century atmosphere of the space – a skillful mixture of the old and new. the original doors from 1890-1910 are all still intact.

because luxury is about all the details, the locksmith items and descriptive sign posts are all in bronze

dear… we are very pleased to welcome you…

ohh it has been a long day…

junior suite

stylistically speaking, the room’s decorations are built up by contrasting sobriety and generosity of lines and materials: the headboards are covered in leather with saddle stitching with gun barrel light fittings, designed and made to measure furniture, walk-in cupboards lined with stitched leather contrasting the damask and silk brocade for the curtains of the large windows. smooth velvet for the armchairs and the chaise lounges creating a glamorous touch. a fragrance is emitted throughout the hotel, a scent which is meant to calm and relax guests.

wireless internet

junior suite

beautiful light luminating the room

spacious bathroom

jacuzzi, hermès toiletry, slippers and what else is needed for a great relax


the corridors reflect a ‘feeling of home’ with baroque style chandeliers, adorned in contemporary lampshades in pleated taffeta tailor made by the toussaint establishment. the color range used for the hotel is based on muted hues with moleskin and beige tones for the walls and iridescent wallpapers, with touches of bright colours such as indian pink stucco.



stairways with window

heavy curtains


deluxe suite

the boudoir-like separating door panels, between the two rooms of the suite, have been specially created and made to measure in padded and studded velvet

chaise-lounge with intimate view of paris’ rooftops

over-sized windows in the bathrooms

historic bath tubes

chandelier in the corridor

executive room

soft and warm-toned abat jour

the elevator cabin made out of copper

fully equipped fitness room

fitness room there is also a spa with finnish-style sauna and turkish steam bath


courtyard with roof of restaurant

roof of restaurant

restaurant / breakfast room


lounge bar



lounge bar

  • I love the mixture of textures, colors and materials.
    There’s a lot of contrast going on, but I think it works! I’d totally stay here.

    Anabelle F. says:
  • Huge fan of the spacious bathrooms and the claw foot tub! And the tile work and border patterning on the floor.

    Carrie says:
  • i think prefer the older architectural and stylistic elements which are still evident, but they have done a good job in balancing the old with the new.

    josie says:
  • I love the pink dots on the restaurant chairs!!

    Francis says:
  • Nice.

    LEANNE R says:
  • it’s comfortable and not overdesigned

    pam says:
  • lush colors!
    very fond of the velvet doors.
    i think they’re beautiful.
    velvet is definitely making a comeback.

    angela says:
  • Loving the old school decor, however not sure about the choice of colours.

    Ryan Trgi says:
  • It is nice to see the original elevator lift still intact. The copper work is beautiful!!!!!!!!!

    Lucy P. says:

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