A Parisian Grande Dame along the Champs-Élysées Unveils an All-New Look

The ultra-luxe, historic Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris has opened its doors after extensive renovations.

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Nestled inside Paris’s Golden Triangle—bordered by Avenue George V on one side and by the luxury-boutique-lined Champs-Élysées and Avenue Montaigne on the other sides—Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris has long been a haven for VIP travelers. Now, the property has been updated for the modern jet-setter and has reopened its doors after undergoing a massive renovation.

Helmed by acclaimed French designer Jacques Garcia, the 81 revamped rooms and suites feature a chic, neutral color palette punctuated by luxurious textures like silk, suede, and marble. The nearly 2,700-square-foot Presidential Suite is one of the property’s most impressive rooms, offering up panoramic views of the city that stretch from the Arc de Triomphe to the Eiffel Tower. If the two-bedroom suite doesn’t provide enough privacy, the entire fifth floor of the property can be privatized, creating the opulent 5,700-square-foot Grand Suite de Paris.

Hotel Barriere exterior of the building

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In addition to the luxurious updates made to the existing property, the hotel will open 19 all-new rooms and suites perched along the Champs-Élysées in late 2018.

After long days spent shopping, sightseeing, or café hopping, guests of Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris can unwind at the revamped Spa Diane Barrière. The space now features eight treatment rooms—offering personalized massages and facials—two covered pools, and expansive men’s and women’s saunas.

Junior Suite Prestige Champ Elysées

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Come dinner, guests can head to the historic Fouquet’s restaurant, which has been a hot spot for Parisian artists and film stars since 1899. Though the restaurant was renovated alongside the rest of the hotel, it retains a distinctly old-school brasserie flair, paying homage to the space’s illustrious past. Traditional dishes like beef tartare and merlan colbert are served both in the main dining room and on the restaurant’s two lush patios along the Champs-Élysées and Avenue George V—perfect vantage points for people watching.

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