George Wong-Designed Interiors of H?tel du Louvre Blend Historic and Modern Elements

The executive suite living room at Hôtel du Louvre. The bespoke blue velvet sofa is meant to evoke the color of French royalty. Photography courtesy of Hôtel du Louvre.

Located just steps from the Louvre—you might even be able to catch a glimpse into the historic museum from your room—the landmark Hôtel du Louvre, which has a rich history dating back to 1855, recently reopened after a thorough renovation as part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection. The contemporary update comes under the direction of designer George Wong, whose sparsely elegant interiors are a 21st century nod to the eclectic Second Empire style—setting rich fabrics and modern forms against a classic Parisian backdrop. Highlights include the hotel bar, L’Officine du Louvre, which features a stunning painted glass ceiling recreated by French firm Ateliers Duchemin from an image on a vintage postcard; artwork from French artist Emmanuel Pierre (also used for the hotel’s branding); eight themed meeting rooms; and the Brasserie du Louvre, which carries on the work of legendary French chef Paul Bocuse.

Hôtel du Louvre offers a buffet breakfast at Brasserie du Louvre which pairs chic shades of blue with graphic cement floor tiles and carries on the work of legendary French chef Paul Bocuse. Photography courtesy of Hôtel du Louvre.
A deluxe twin room with a view at Hôtel du Louvre. Photography courtesy of Hôtel du Louvre.

The grand first floor corner suite at Hôtel du Louvre features high ceilings and a view of La Comédie-Française. Photography courtesy of Hôtel du Louvre.
Hôtel du Louvre’s light-filled lobby. Photography courtesy of Hôtel du Louvre.
The glass ceiling at the Hôtel du Louvre’s bar, L’Officine du Louvre, was recreated from an image on a vintage postcard. The restoration was executed by Ateliers Duchemin, the only French company who can do this work. Photography courtesy of Hôtel du Louvre.
L’Officine du Louvre features custom-made furniture upholstered in fabrics from Pierre Frey, a contemporary carpet from Ulster, and serves signature herbal cocktails—a reference to its name. Photography courtesy of Hôtel du Louvre.

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