The much awaited Hotel Panache has finally opened, and it lives up to all our expectations. The Panache is located at the corner of rue Geoffroy Marie and the lively rue du Faubourg Montmartre, and it is a beautiful hotel with an imposing facade of 7 floors. Located in a bustling neighborhood with a rich and interesting history, this hotel has found its place in a nineteenth century building, and it plays with this past and transports us into an Art Nouveau style with a trendy modern twist.
At the helm is Adrien Gloaguen to whom we owe the very successful Hotel Paradise and the extremely seductive body care line, Bonne Nouvelle.
The Hotel has 40 rooms, each with its own particularity, chic and charm. Custom mirrors follow along the bedroom walls, colorful carpets ranging from navy blue to forest green to dark gray, beautiful custom headboards, ceramic light-switches, part retro/part modern drapes just the way we love them these days, crazy replicas of old Ericsson 1931 phones, small balconies where one can drink a last glass of red wine, lounges to relax in after spending a hectic day visiting the capital … in short a signature, stylistic and unique place signed by the talented decorator Dorothy Meilichzon.
At the reception are rust colored sofas, glass ball lamps, a library with travel guides (we are major fans at Far & Wide), and a fabulous imposing walnut desk made with blackened wood, marble and brass which goes through the wall to finish in the hotel restaurant.
The restaurant is an elegant neo-bistro following in the footsteps of the hotel’s image where the food is creative, fresh and refined. The restaurateur, David Lanher (Racines, Café Stern, Vivant, etc.) has partnered up and placed two fiery princes, Paul Landre and William Ranson. The result is a success, it’s good, it’s fresh, it’s affordable, and it can very easily be washed down with all natural wine.
As a little side story: A Space Invader mosaic that was on the hotel’s facade during construction was stolen, so as a tribute there is a Space Invader hiding in the restaurant, try to see if you can find it!
The grand tour ends here…. So when are you making your reservations?