The lowdown A four-year facelift has breathed new life into this much-loved Parisian icon. Best for Those seeking opulence and romance on the arty Left Bank.
This fabled grande dame has a cultural heritage that sparkles with some of the brightest names of the 20th century. Ernest Hemingway, Peggy Guggenheim and Pablo Picasso all breezed through the hotel’s elegant front doors and held court at its infamous restaurant. Today, following a top-to-toe renovation, the Lutetia has been reborn with a cool-luxe look. Every detail is thoughtfully considered, from the stunning bathrooms to the impressive
Bar Joséphine, with original ceiling frescoes unearthed during the restoration, hinting at the hotel’s bohemian spirit. Architect Jean-michel Wilmotte has overseen the restructure, turning 233 rooms into 184, offering guests a greater sense of space and calm. Chef Gérald Passédat of three-michelin-star Le Petit Nice in Marseille, has brought his family’s gastronomic heritage to Lutetia’s classic brasserie. A buzzy new jazz bar, courtyard lounge, state-of-the-art spa and sky-lit indoor pool complete the property, promising a perfect stay in the city of lights. Book it Double rooms from £750 (hotellutetia.com).