Riapre, dopo quattro anni, l’HÔTEL DE CRILLON grazie a un cast stellato di designer. Incluso Karl Lagerfeld.
Dopo quattro anni riapre l’Hôtel de Crillon di PARIGI, storico albergo che coniuga grandeur e ospitalità.
Art de vivre. sopra: uno dei loghi originali dell’Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, sulle porte d’ingresso, rimaste immutate anche dopo la ristrutturazione. a sinistra: la facciata dell’Hôtel de Crillon, costruito da Ange-Jacques Gabriel nel 1758. a destra: il bar Les Ambassadeurs, opera del designer Chahan Minassian. La scultura è di Olivier Strebelle.
It takes courage to approach the regeneration of a legend of Paris, one of the two buildings ordered by Louis XV to make one side of Place de la Concorde, commissioned to Ange-Jacques Gabriel, author of the Petit Trianon and the most successful architect in the kingdom back in 1758. A magnificent example of French neoclassicism, with its Corinthian colonnade and sculptures by Coustou, the facade of Hôtel de Crillon (just reopened after four years of work, managed by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts) is a national monument, where several spaces and a large staircase have remained intact. «The marble, mirrors and period rooms are the same, but the atmosphere has changed», says the art director Aline Asmar d’Amman, of the studio Culture in Architecture based in Paris and Lebanon, who coordinated the interior designers Tristan Auer, Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol and Karl Lagerfeld. The latter did the decor in 18th-century style, but with innovative twists, of the two suites facing Place de la Concorde, known as “Les Grands Appartements”: cream, mauve and peach (with floors in black and white marble) are the tones chosen by Lagerfeld to go with the light gray walls. Tristan Auer has reorganized all the ground floor spaces with a new, more intimate concept, from the check-in to the concierge desk, a cigar room, a barbershop (Barber by La Barbière de Paris) and a hairdresser (Hair Salon by David Lucas), not to mention the Brasserie d’Aumont and the L’Ecrin restaurant. Chahan Minassian has taken a “residential” approach to the 5-star hotel: the Les Ambassadeurs bar in the Rococo room, a tearoom in the winter garden, an underground swimming pool which thanks to the light that enters from the vivid courtyards created by landscape architect Louis Benech, avoids the gloom that often impacts basement zones. There are 114 rooms (including 33 suites) decorated by Cyril Vergniol, who has filled the 18th-century shell with constant references to modern and contemporary design. The architect Richard Martinet handled the historical restoration, including the facade and the large halls on the second floor, the Salon Marie-Antoinette, Salon des Batailles and Salon des Aigles with its venerable six-meter ceilings.
testo di ELENA DALLORSO fotografie di MASSIMO LISTRI