An iconic landmark located in the vibrant Paris Saint-Germain-des-Pres area, Lutetia is the only luxury hotel on the city's left bank. The building was originally opened in 1910, a bold transition from Art Nouveau to the emerging Art Deco style. Lutetia provides an authentic Paris experience and has been the center of the local community for more than 100 years. The 6th arrondissement of Paris, like any other, has its dark side. Its old streets contain many secret corners, secret shadows, and a mix of restaurants, bars, and other hotels on the left bank.
In 1994, it was purchased to be transformed into a five-star luxury hotel. The new management was in search of a permanent resident manager. The opportunities and challenges that accompany such work are beyond imagination. Insanity and human despair coexist with the elegance and grandeur of the hotel. The spirit of the hotel's past is still - perhaps eternally - present. Now, the place has an eclectic combination of restaurant, bar, and lounge on the historic first floor, including the return of Lutetia Bistro under the supervision of three Michelin-starred chefs, Gerald Passedat. The unique Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Wellness Center is the hotel's 700 square meters / 7,500 square foot spa, dedicated to health and fitness. It features a 17-meter swimming pool bathed in natural light. The rooms and suites reflect the elegance, fashion, and traditional features that make Paris unique. Experience extraordinary modern luxury in one of the city's oldest hotels, where tradition blends with modern technology and comfort.
Rooms and Suites
Elegance, stylish, heritage; all the things that make Paris unique are reflected in the rooms and suites. Experience extraordinary modern luxury in one of the city’s oldest hotels, where tradition blends with modern technology and comfort. It is surrounded by high-end department stores that offer a high-end shopping experience for all the customers staying in the hotel and the other residents.
Gastronomy at the Lutetia
The hotel brings out a reliable Paris experience and has been the center of the community locally for more than 100 years. To maintain its landmark history in Saint-Germain society, the gastronomy will be reinvigorated by executive chef Benjamin Brial. The famous bistro Lutetia and the three-Michelin star chef Gérald Passedat have demonstrated his extraordinary skills in a stable and modern environment. It will incorporate features of various restaurants, bars, and lounges throughout the historic ground floor. The reopening will also unveil the spectacular Bar Josephine, bringing the nice jazz style back to the ambiance, combining it with the Saint Germain salon, the attractive lounge at the core of the hotel's open-air courtyard.
Akasha Holistic Health
Although the Paris Opera House is known for its fusion of theater arts, Akasha Paris is known for its healing arts. Akasha is a luxurious refuge in the heart of the Left Bank, attracting guests and leading therapists worldwide. Without visiting this candle-lit oasis, performing beauty treatments, performing fitness training, and providing rehabilitation treatments that are not available elsewhere, your stay in Paris is incomplete.
From the moment you step into the house, the spa is full of balance and happiness - architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte the award-winning master, designed every feature, choosing every harmonious color and pleasing texture. From the state-of-the-art gymnasium to the sparkling full-length swimming pool, from the secluded Hamman to the customized treatment room, every space is a celebration of the senses. Even the best facilities can only be as good as the experts practicing in them. This is a particularly dazzling place for Akasha, attracting a network of therapists and coaches unmatched by other spas. A masseur has twice been voted the best masseur in the capital. The other only provides treatment in the afternoon-daytime. He is busy maintaining the figure of the legendary opera company Dans. Every time you visit Akasha Paris, this is the special treatment you can expect.
The Hotel Lutetia History
Formerly a common gathering place for the political and World War II literary elite of Europe In the late 1930s. Now, in the mid-1990s, it stood abandoned. The memories of the past have faded. For some, this place is a façade from a movie set; for others, it is a backdrop for a fashion show. Yet, its spirit of glamour and elegance is still felt by its caretakers and residents. Famous guests who have visited include Andre Malraux, Igor Stravinsky, Jean-Paul Sartre, Josephine Baker, and Ernest Hemingway, to name a few. However, the story did not start with its patronage by the rich and famous, nor with its hand in history.
Built-in 1913, the Lutetia became a popular inn amongst Parisian artists, philosophers, and writers. These individuals included Pablo Picasso, Charles de Gaulle, Jean Cocteau, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Max Jacob. Apollinaire is credited for giving the hotel its name, derived from "Lutétia," the Roman name of Paris. After World War II, it became the official headquarters of the French Communist Party. During its heyday, the Lutetia was a luxury hotel and a first-class establishment. However, many people fear that, like other famous properties, this one will become a thing of the past. Those who visit will not be present to witness its final life.
With its beautifully carved Art Deco façade and enthusiastic Gustave Eiffel statue, Lutetia Hotel will always provide a very joyous atmosphere. It can be regarded as a home away from home. It is full of artistic surprises. Even if you visit for the second time, you will always be in awe of the elegance and luxury it brings to tourists. This place is also a famous meeting place for various local and international writers, artists, and even politicians. You can always count on the staff's personalized service to make your stay more comfortable and relaxing. If you want to taste your favorite espresso or one of the exotic cocktails, you can always head to Lutetia Bar, famous for its cozy atmosphere and rich French cuisine. Every time you are on holiday in Paris, there is no better choice than to have a comfortable and elegant accommodation environment. In addition to the scenic attractions, you can also experience classic Parisian life in one of the city's famous hotels, including Lutetia Hotel Paris.