Located between the Golden Triangle and the Place de l’Etoile on the Champs-Elysées, Hotel Vernet has been around for 100 years. One of the highlights of the building is the original glass dome by Gustave Eiffel in the restaurant. To mark its big birthday, the hotel recently unveiled a renovation by star designer François Champsaur. The new owners, the family-owned Bessé Signature hotel group, wanted to invest in reviving the “tradition of the great Parisian establishments of the chic 8th arrondissement.”
New contemporary interiors feature “sinuous furnishings and a backdrop of glass, brass and glossy marble that echoes the guests' stiletto heels,” says Wallpaper magazine. Perhaps the biggest news is the overhaul of Le V restaurant, which has already become the place to see and be seen. Beneath Eiffel’s magnificent stained glass dome, curved banquettes—fashioned in blue leather—overlook the open kitchen.
Hôtel Vernet, 25 rue Vernet, 75008 Paris, Tel: +33 (0)1 44 31 98 00, www.hotelvernet-paris.com