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Hotel Lutetia, Paris

Posted on March 3, 2011 | Hotels2 Comments


xWelcome to the Art Deco retreat on the Left Bank of Paris! Hotel Lutetia is a current mirror of the Art Deco era as well as the quintessence of the modern Parisian living. Adorning the a fashionable district that is famous as Saint-Germain-des-Prés that is the local hub of the fine art and fashion; this hotel is very near to some of the major attractions such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Musee d’Orsay, river Seine, designers’ studios, boutique shops, Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and the Paris Orly International Airport. A majority of the rooms in Hotel Lutetia offers the most desirable vista of the Eiffel Tower.

A special mention goes to its architecture and art making it a visually striking hotel on the Left Bank – Art Deco facade with Gustave Eiffel statue; portrayals of the artists who have lived here; red and gray lobby with the stunning works of art from Cesar, Arman, Perrin, Thierry Bisch, and Philippe Hiquily along with the stained glass windows; and the crystal chandeliers in its bar truly immersed in the local ambiance. It is not surprising as to why Hotel Lutetia is the famous assembling site for the writers, artists, and the VIPs.

Rooms

There are 231 spacious guest rooms all of which feature air-conditions; soaring ceilings; tiled white bathrooms adorned with bidet, magnifying mirror, designer toiletries by Annick Goutal, heated towel rack, mosaic detailing, and shower/tub; courtyard or boulevard vistas; Art Deco accents; pale walls; mahogany fittings; and public park vista. Overall, the 1930’s classic patterns mix well with the contemporary amenities.

Other amenities include: Cable/satellite television channels, pay movies, soundproofed rooms with double-glazed windows, climate control, complimentary newspaper, phone, dial-up internet access, voice mail, mini bar, wake-up calls, housekeeping, extra towels/bedding, turndown service, bathrobes, hair dryer, bathroom phone, desk, opening window, iron/ironing board (on request), in-room safe, rollaway beds, and cribs.

All rooms are 100% smoking free!

Amenities

• Valet parking  • Air-conditioned public areas  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby  • Lounge

 

• Restaurant(s) in hotel  • Room service (24 hours)  • Concierge services  • Business center with three computer stations, scanner, copiers, printers, and fax machine  • Business services  • Event catering  • Banquet facilities  • Audio-visual equipment  • 10 conference/meeting rooms with soundproof windows

• Cell phone/mobile rental  • Internet access in public areas – surcharge  • Secretarial services  • Computer rental  • Currency exchange  • Multilingual staff  • Laundry facilities  • Dry cleaning/laundry service  • 24-hour front desk  • Safe-deposit box – front desk   • Porter/bellhop  • Doorman/doorwoman  • Express check-out  • Babysitting or child care

Recreation

• Pool table  • Fitness facilities including cardio machines and TV  • Basketball  • Running track/path  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing  • Bicycle rentals

From basketball, all are nearby and demand for some fees.

Restaurants

There are two restaurants and two lounges at Hotel Lutetia. At the Paris Restaurant, you can enjoy the traditional French haute cuisine amidst a low-lit, formal décor adorned by Sonia Rykiel who is a fashion designer. It operates during the weekdays for serving lunch and dinner.

The three meals of the day are daily served at the typical Parisian Brasserie Lutetia featuring chrome Art Deco work, leather booths, and a vibrant atmosphere. Expect continental breakfast including croissants, lunch and dinner, seating at the glassed-in terrace for having the vistas of the busy streets, children menu, and vegetarian items.

For having an American-style buffet breakfast, head to the bright Borghese Lounge that will charge some fee. Sunday brunch is also served here. And yes, you can also enjoy the views of the boulevard from its big windows.

Rates

From $303 per night.

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