Before and After: Sofitel Arc de Triomphe Gets the Putman Treatment
February 6, 2014 at 10:34 AM
We love hotel renovations nearly just as much as we love new hotels. But what we really love about hotel renovations is seeing the transformation that happens when an old, tired and lackluster room gets a modern makeover and transforms into new, spiffed-up, stylish guest room. Or put more simply, we love comparing the Before and After.
In a time where seemingly every high-profile Paris hotel has something going on, Sofitel Arc de Triomphe decided to jump on the bandwagon and go for an all-out overhaul: rooms, public spaces, the lot. Studio Putman was brought in to move from the rather intense cornflower yellow and heavy blue to something more modern and light – check out the result below.
The 93 rooms and suites now feature mostly grey and white tones, with plush Sofitel MyBeds, streamlined furniture, and a mix of blond hardwood floors and soft grey carpeting.
We liked the mosaic work in the bathrooms, which in some of the higher categories and suites offer freestanding bathtubs.
Downstairs is restaurant L’Initial, which serves modern French cuisine, as well as bar Da Rosa. A fitness center is open day and night.
As the name suggests, Sofitel Arc de Triomphe is close to one of the city’s famous landmarks, just a stroll down Avenue Hoche away. Equally, Champs-Élysées is nearby. A Superior Room starts around the €350 ($475) mark.
[Before photo: Sofitel Hotels, all others JasonD for HotelChatter]