When you’re planning your next stay in ‘The City of Light’ and you are looking for the perfect blend of luxury, location and service, there is really only one choice: Hotel Edouard VII
A superior four-star traditional French hotel situated in the 2nd arondissement of Paris, close to the Louvre, Edouard VII has been renovated to provide a high quality of service and accommodation.
Constructed in 1877, this Haussman style hotel was the favorite of England’s King Edward VII – when he was the Prince of Wales, Edward often stayed in the hotel and it was thus named in his honour. One step inside and it is easy to see why the king was such a frequent visitor.
Marina Besse took on the challenge of redesigning the hotel in 2009 and Together’s publisher David Mc Gowan met Marina to find out more. So, how did she begin to redecorate the whole hotel? “Well, first I tried to imagine Edward VII’s character, through writings, photographs, and archives. Also his life, his personality, his passionate encounters, his loves, his favourite places.
“Edward VII was a man who liked women so we decided to name the suites after the women that were close to him. I tried to capture emotions, interpret them and translate them into designs, materials and colours, to play with different periods so the past and the present can come together and then brign together fabrics, materials, coulours and details. Bring old styles up to date and imagine the rest of the story.
“Clothing was very prominent and important in the days of Edward VII, and this has been reflected in the redecoration. The walls can be read like coats or jackets; floors like dresses or trousers; the armchairs, sofas and tables like jewellery and fashion accessories, and the ceilings like hats.”
Providing all the amenities of a larger hotel, this 70-room sanctuary, located in the heart of Paris also offers guests the very best service.
Once inside Hotel Edouard VII, enjoy a meal in their restaurant or unwind in their comfortable bar. With its dark wood and stained glass windows brilliantly displaying the bar’s range of drinks, this the perfect spot to meet friends or clients. The bar will serve you anything from coffee to their very own cocktails.
Surrounded by the luxuries of the Edouard VII, it would be understandable if you never wanted to leave the hotel. However, the attractions of Paris are bound to pull you outside – and you won’t have to go far to enjoy them.
The Edouard VII is conveniently located between the Garnier Opera House and the Louvre Museum. It is the only hotel that is located on the Avenue de l’Opera. It is also just a short walk from the Champs Elysees, the Palais Royale, and some of Paris’ finest shopping areas. More than 130 years ago, King Edouard VII made this hotel his home away from home. After one night’s stay, you will want to do the same.