The story of the Lutetia is the story of Paris
When the Boucicaut family opened the first modern department store, they changed how Parisians, and then the world, do their shopping. Once they had transformed retail commerce, their decision to innovate hoteliery was almost an afterthought. Their store was such a runaway success, that their many suppliers, bringing luxuries from afar, needed a comfortable place to spend the night. Visiting customers from across Europe also needed an enticement to stay longer. The board of 'Le Bon Marché' decide to open a modern, palace-inspired, luxury hotel in Paris, directly across from their famous store.
To name this second Left Bank landmark, they reached back to the origins of Paris itself, and took the city's Roman name: Lutetia. As one of the finest luxury hotels in Paris, every aspect of the Lutetia was a model for the new luxurious lifestyle. No expense was spared in crafting a masterwork. Thanks to their network of suppliers for the store, they could choose the very best: China from Haviland, silver from Christofle, and crystal from Baccarat. The design of the hotel itself is a daring transition from the Art Nouveau of the day to the emerging style of Art Deco. But their biggest innovation is leaving the usual enclaves of grand dame hotels, centred across the river, and bringing modern luxury to the Left Bank.
Following a complete renovation and restoration, the Lutetia will re-open in late 2017 as a founding member of The Set hotels.
- Guest accommodation over seven floors totalling 184 rooms and suites
- 7 one-of-a-kind individually designed signature suites plus penthouse
- A new dramatic internal courtyard adjacent to the famed Salon St. Germain, with light dining for up to 40 guests
- A spectacular Jazz Bar designed by Jean Michel Wilmotte with traditional and futuristic touches
- A very exclusive Cigar Bar in a private club atmosphere that will open into a private courtyard
- A fully restored Salon President Ballroom
- The local's favourite and highly frequented Lutetia Brasserie will reopen with a total capacity of 180 seats, split across two levels. The ground floor level will include a dining area, a bar, a dining terrace and a show kitchen. The upper level will feature a mezzanine dining area, a separate private dining area and an open terrace with its own private dining room
Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre
- The Set's own signature Akasha spa brand experience with 700 square metres dedicated to well-being, fitness and relaxation. The spa will be one of the largest luxury hotel spas in Paris.
- Six individual treatment rooms, one of which will be a double treatment room replete with its own Jacuzzi for two. The rooms are designed to accommodate a myriad of different treatments.
- Dedicated pre-treatment and post-treatment areas
- Lavish changing rooms including private steam rooms
- A 17m swimming pool with natural daylight
- A wet section including sauna, steam room and a cold plunge pool as well as a Jacuzzi back dropped by a dramatic waterfall feature. The wet section area will benefit from natural daylight coming through a large skylight above
- A Gym of 100sqm in size equipped with state of the art machines as well as a full free weight section