Hotel Lutetia in Paris closes for extensive renovations
Parisian iconic luxury hotel Lutetia, owned by The Set Hotels, is closing for a three year extensive renovation. The seven-storey Art Deco hotel built in 1910 is situated in the chic district of Saint Germain. French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte will oversee the renovations.
This transformation, orchestrated by French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte’s firm, will bring contemporary design to the hotel while preserving its heritage and unique charm, part of the property being a registered historic site. “Our collection wanted to use a French architect with a good working knowledge of the city of Paris and experience working on National Heritage sites because each hotel in our collection takes its roots in the history and culture of its environment”, explains Georgi Akirov, The Set Hotels.
“The Lutetia is an extraordinary, legendary site. To revive its splendor and make it a 21st hotel that meets the criteria of ‘The Set’, the Art Déco and Art Nouveau architectural elements from the past will be blended with contemporary design”, tells Jean-Michel Wilmotte. The objective is clear: enhance the historic parts (frescoes, old gilding, moldings) so that they integrate seamlessly with a new, contemporary environment.
The Set Hotels owns and manages two other landmark hotels, Cafe Royal Hotel in London and Conservatorium in Amsterdam. Both hotels are situated within heritage buildings and have undergone major renovations works, overseen by reputed architects - David Chipperfield and Piero Lisoni respectively.