A bijoux hotel paves the way for modern hospitality.
Long before design-centric boutique hotels became the new normal, Hotel Montalembert was paving the way. The 1926 building was revamped by designer Christian Liaigre in 1990, with equal creativity devoted to public venues as to guestrooms. Spaces commonly ignored in chain hotels were elevated to destinations in themselves: the lounge a well-appointed and intimate spot for an aperitif, the restaurant a high-end outfit with a curated menu. In a similarly inventive approach, Liaigre furnished rooms in two contrasting styles: antique Louis Philippe and pared-down modern. Given its prime location on the Left Bank, the hotel soon became the choice Paris stay for politicians, creatives, and other elites. After a light 2016 renovation, lead by owner Anne Jousse, it’s ready to continue that illustrious legacy. Executive Superior rooms now flaunt ebony wood and Carrara marble; mosaics by storied Italian company Bisazza and silk curtains by fabric design house Pierre Frey add opulent flair. Together, these alterations serve to augment Liaigre’s original concept.