In a calm road between the Champs-Elysées and Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the hotel was fully restored and opened in Autumn 2004. It replaced a 3-star hotel at the same address.
The owners wish to welcome guests in their hotel as they would friends in their own home. Inspired by the importance of travel and in a bid to appeal to the modern traveller, they turned to Tarfa Salam, a talented British designer, who chose an 18th century French Orientalist style.
She drew inspiration from the Silk Road, the chinoiserie-inspired Toile de Jouy and hand-painted wallpaper are taken directly from eighteenth century French interior design. The exotic names of the Toile de Jouy lining the bedroom walls convey a touch of adventure and send you on a journey to the Orient: “A voyage to China” and “Bahia” by Pierre Frey, “Célimène Roccoco” by Llorca, “Kipling” and “Oriental Fabric” by Nobilis, “The Cairo Fair” by Lee Joffa, “Siam” by Manuel Canovas, “Oriental Fabric” by Turnell & Gigon, “Ferns” and “The Voyage of Marco Polo” by Schumacher, “Zembla Manchu” by Nina Campbell, “Troika Paisley” by Mulberry.
Only a few classic French Toile de Jouy motifs find their way in among the exotic motifs. These include “Parc de Vincennes” by Brunschwig & Fils, “La Fête Champêtre” by Turnell & Gigon and “Toile du Lac” by Zoffany.
While the owners, tireless globetrotters, wanted to create a “travel journal” atmosphere. They personally brought back precious items from all around the world, from London to Washington, Egypt, Beirut and Paris.