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Welcome to Lutetia Paris

Lutetia Paris ##General Built in 1910 under the direction of two of the greatest architects of the day, Hotel Lutetia was the first Art Deco hotel in Paris. The facade, which set the tone and reflected the prestigious standing of the property, was entrusted to the sculptors, Leon Binet and, later, Paul Belmondo (father of actor, Jean-Paul Belmondo). Situated in the literary and artistic centre of Paris, several painters and writers have stayed or made their home at the hotel including Matisse, Andre Gide, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Picasso. The adventurer, Alexandra David Neel stayed here after her expedition to the Far East, as did the celebrated dancer, Josephine Baker and General de Gaulle spent his honeymoon here. ##Location Hotel Lutetia is a modern-day reflection of the 'Belle Époque' and Art Deco periods; the embodiment of contemporary, stylish Parisian living. Nestled in the heart of one of Paris' most fashionable districts Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Hotel Lutetia is within walking distance of the river Seine, the Musée d'Orsay, Notre Dame Cathedral and the delightful boutique shops and designers' studios on the Left Bank. Views of the nearby Eiffel Tower can be enjoyed from a number of the rooms and suites where the classic styling of the 1930's is combined with all the modern amenities expected of today's discerning traveller. The sculpted Art Deco facade and welcoming statue of Gustave Eiffel, along with pictures of artists that once lived in the hotel, are your first indications that Hotel Lutetia is something special - full of artistic surprises. A renowned meeting place for artists, writers and politicians, Hotel Lutetia's busy lobby has a lively edginess with displayed works of art by renowned contemporary artists Arman, César, Philippe Hiquily, Perrin and Thierry Bisch. Surrounded by Art Deco architecture, period furniture, crystal chandeliers and the sounds of jazz music drifting through from the highly popular Lutetia Bar, you will find you are immersed in a truly Parisian atmosphere. ##Rooms The hotel of choice for a luxury room in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Hotel Lutetia offers 230 elegant rooms that include 60 luxurious Junior Suites and Suites all benefiting from contemporary décor that is reminiscent of the 30s' Art Deco period. ##Exterior Hotel Lutetia is located on Paris' Left Bank in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the heart of the fashion, art and literature district, a few minutes from the Luxembourg Gardens, antique shops, the Orsay and Louvre museums, and opposite the Bon Marché department store. A unique blend of the 'Belle Époque' and the most contemporary facilities, Hotel Lutetia offers guests thoughtful and efficient service, state-of-the-art technology and fully comprehensive fitness facilities. ##Lobby Les 10 salles de réunion de l'Hôtel Lutetia, rénovées en 2006, jouissent toutes d'une élégante décoration et disposent des équipements les plus modernes. Grâce à leurs dimensions variées, elles offrent un espace fonctionnel et modulable, permettant d'organiser à Paris des événements et réunions de toute envergure. ##Restaurant With two of the most enticing restaurants in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, dining doesn't get any better than at Hotel Lutetia under the leadership of Michelin Star, Executive Chef, Philippe Renard. From the innovative seasonal menu at Paris to the elegant relaxed atmosphere of the Brasserie, close attention to detail and subtle fine-tuning is what makes the dining experience at Hotel Lutetia like no other. Hotel Lutetia's gourmet restaurant, Paris, serves contemporary French cuisine with a creative twist made from the freshest seasonal ingredients. Fashion designers, editors, journalists and politicians represent the exclusive and repeat clientele of this star-rated restaurant. Warm and cosy, the restaurant is beautifully decorated by designer Sonia Rykiel with the décor in the style of a luxurious Normandy 30s' liner with marquetry-covered walls. On two levels, the lower floor comprises a baccarat table featuring beautiful coloured glasses which requires a reservation, while the upper level of the restaurant has a selection of tables surrounded by artworks by Philippe Hiquily. Decorated by Slavik and Sonia Rykiel, Brasserie Lutetia is the typical Parisian brasserie and one of the most renowned meeting places for Left Bank residents, either for business or family events. Large windows look out onto the bustling street outside and the brasserie which is appointed with chrome and black leather seating serves great value seafood and regional dishes. The Lutetia Bar is the very heart and soul of the Hotel Lutetia. Renowned amongst the literati, fashionistas and celebrities of the Left Bank, the bar and lounge areas are always lively - full of artists, journalists and writers, all appreciating its sophisticated yet unpretentious ambience. Its richly decorated interior with red and gold accents is perfectly complimented by the sculptures and paintings of Arman, Philippe Hiquilly, Max Le Verrier and Thierry Bisch. Music is also a key component that makes the Lutetia Bar a favourite ? loyal guest and famous French singer, Eddy Mitchell, wrote a song entitled Bar du Lutetia and there is live piano music every evening from 7pm as well as ?Lute-Jazz? performances every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:15pm. Whether visiting for a snack at lunchtime, pastries in the afternoon, or a cocktail in the evening, the attentive but discrete staff are always welcoming and courteous. We encourage you to try one of Gilles Guyomarch's original cocktails, perhaps even to select one of 20 different types of cigar contained in Philippe Hiquilly's specially designed sculpture, cleverly doubling as an humidor.