The FINANCIAL — Bulgari inaugurated today the seventh hotel in its collection at 30, Avenue George V in Paris. This exceptional jewel brings together Italian hospitality, the glittering heritage of Bulgari and the glorious history of the City of Light.
According to LVMH Group, the architecture by Italian studio Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, in collaboration with French architectural firm Valode & Pistre, creates a sophisticated dialogue of cultures. Two-story bay windows evoke the aristocratic palaces designed by Andrea Palladio during the Italian Renaissance, while the stone facade references Paris architecture.
The 76 rooms and suites embody the spirit of sophistication and comfort that characterize all Bulgari hotels. Books, photographs and artworks by Gio Ponti impart the intimate feel of a private apartment to the rooms, which all share an impeccable focus on detail. Bathrooms are highlighted by the Bulgari Serpenti Constellation motif engraved on glass artworks, using the technique developed by crystal design master René Lalique.
The crown jewel in this exceptional setting is the Bulgari Penthouse, where an extraordinary rooftop garden landscaped with Mediterranean plants and fruit trees offers a panoramic view of the French capital’s famous monuments.
The pleasures of the palate are equally exquisite at the hotel. Il Ristorante, the gourmet restaurant helmed by three-star chef Niko Romito, is discreetly hidden in a private garden. The chef has revisited traditional Italian cuisine with an emphasis on essential ingredients. In addition to a terrace, the restaurant has a private dining room for intimate dining. Nearby, the jeweler’s signature generosity and elegance are on show at the Bulgari Bar and Lounge, the perfect place to meet, according to LVMH Group.
The spa is a celebration of ancient Rome. There are two pools – including a 25-meter semi-Olympic pool – lined with stunning mosaics and designs that evoke the Carcalla baths of ancient Rome (which also served as inspiration for the Bulgari Divas’ Dream jewelry collection). The fitness space boasts state-of-the-art equipment and technology, while a beauty and hair salon propose an indulgent interlude of well-being.
This exceptional jewel glitters with service as impeccable as it is authentic. There is a multilingual messaging system, and guests are met and transferred to the hotel by Maserati. The array of bespoke services includes expert shoe care by renowned shoemaker Berluti as well.
This new Parisian oasis embodies the ultimate in luxury, as the timeless glamour of Bulgari fuses with the charm of Paris.