Not content with just one Luxury Collection hotel in the French capital, Marriott International is gearing up to open another one in the 8th arrondissement. Situated at 18-22 rue de Berri, just a stone’s throw from the Champs-Élysées, a former office building is being transformed into the luxurious Hotel de Berri. The intimate hotel (just 76 rooms, of which 37 are suites) will take its style inspiration from the great French designers of the 20th century. Decorated like an elegant Parisian mansion, the hotel will have a private garden, fine dining restaurant and a knock-out art collection. There will also be a fitness room and spa suite.
In recent news, Laetitia Elmaleh has been appointed General Manager of the Hotel de Berri. Previously, she served as director of sales and marketing at Hotel du Louvre, Concorde Opéra & Ambassador Hôtel and the Radisson Blu Ambassador Hotel, before taking the helm at the Alain Ducasse Culinary School as Director from 2009 to 2013. Most recently, she served as GM at two five-star Parisian establishments: Hôtel Pont Royal and the Hôtel de Sers.
The Hotel de Berri’s opening date will be May 15, 2018.
In Paris, where the luxury hotel competition is fierce, 2018 is already yielding a bumper crop of new luxury properties. The paint is barely dry on the renovated Ritz and Crillon, and the city has already welcomed a cool new hotel from the Experimental Group (Hotel des Grands Boulevards), while gearing up for the unveiling of the Lutetia, the Left Bank institution facing Le Bon Marché department store. Also on the horizon in 2018: the Fauchon Hotel, JK Place, the Philippe Starck-designed Brach hotel, and Cheval Blanc Samaritaine.