As though we needed another reason to go to Paris: In November, French hotelier and vintner Michel Reybier is set to open the intimate (think 40-room) La Réserve Paris Hotel, Spa and Apartments.
Details: The hotel was designed by Jacques Garcia, marking the third collaboration between Reybier and the decorator (La Réserve Genève in Geneva, Switzlerand, and the chateau at Cos d’Estournel in Bordeaux were the first two). The new hotel and spa will be located in a Haussmannian mansion off the Champs-Elysées at 42 Avenue Gabriel, hidden in the 8e Arrondissement – close to the Palais d’Elysée and Place de la Concorde – with views of the Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais, Pantheon, and Luxor Obelisk. (Nice.)
Design: We hear that the interiors of the 25 suites (including four Presidential Suites) and 15 rooms will pay homage to the Belle Époque. These rooms will have muted lighting, antique furniture, and "lush-colored" fabrics. (We're not entirely sure what "lush-colored" is, but it sounds nice!)
Amenities will include a lounge, private bar, smoking parlor, library and restaurant. Cooler yet: Suites will include personal butler service.
The spa will have three treatment rooms, a gym, sauna and a 52-foot indoor pool.
Good to know: The La Réserve Paris Apartments – 10 furnished apartments for longer-term stays, located at Place du Trocadéro—have been open since 2007 and will be considered an extension of the new hotel and spa.