The Hotel Vernet is located steps from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees in a typical Haussmann-style building dating back to 1917. Baroque Travel takes a look at this eclectic boutique establishment that has been refurbished to include every modern facility
Situated in a sumptuous Parisian building in Paris’ chic 8th arrondissement, the Hotel Vernet may have been refurbished to create an elegant contemporary hotel, but it still retains the tradition of great Parisian establishments of bygone days. The hotel, which celebrated its centenary last year, boasts an idyllic location in the city’s iconic Golden Triangle, which includes the Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George V heading south to the Seine. Here, designer boutiques like Chanel, Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Cartier rub shoulders with street-side restaurants and café’s on cobblestoned streets and the majestic Arc de Triomphe offers panoramic views over the city.
This contemporary jewel embodies charm and style and offers a true Parisian experience. It boasts an avant-garde restaurant, called V, located under an ornate stained glass dome that was designed by legendary civil engineer Gustave Eiffel, designer of the iconic Eiffel Tower that is located nearby. The restaurant is decorated with original contemporary art works and dishes are simple and delicious, created by Executive Chef Richard Robe whose menu reads like a travel diary, offering the best of international and French cuisine. Here, the meals at lunch or dinnertime include a stunning three-course tasting menu as well as the a la carte menu. A buffet breakfast is also served in the restaurant.
There’s a comfortable lounge and the bar forms a cosy interlude between the lobby and the restaurant. The interior of the entire establishment is a delightful treasure trove of quirky pieces and pops of color created by designer François Champsaur, who innovatively played with light and volume, complementing the spaces with modern furniture and tactile fabrics.
There are 50 guest rooms and suites, all with Carrera marble en suite bathrooms. Some of the Prestige Suites feature private terraces and the Presidential Suite offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Accommodation is very spacious – a rarity in Paris – and the ceilings in some of the suites are very high (also very unusual).
The hotel is part of B Signature Hotels & Resorts, a French hotel brand run by the Bessé family. The brand boasts a number of hotels in Paris, each original with its own distinct personality.