Hotel Lutetia Is Next for Closure in Paris on April 14
The procession of Parisian luxury hotels on their way to closure for a full revamp is not unlike the parade of models swooshing past a front-row seat during the city's famous fashion week, soon to loop back in a brand new outfit: there was Prince de Galles (now open again, dressed in full Twenties Art Deco), the Ritz (still closed, but harboring the home of Madame Coco), the Crillon (still closed too, but with Lagerfeld involved), the Plaza Athénée (due to return in June), and now it is time for Hotel Lutetia to do the same.
The hotel, unlike all others above located on the city’s Left Bank, will close its doors on April 14. They will stay that way for at least a year, during which time it will be transformed to become part of The Set Hotels. It will be the third hotel for the group, joining London’s Café Royal and Amsterdam’s Conservatorium.
This is what one of the 231 guestrooms and suites looks like, which does strike us as rather dated. What The Set has in mind in terms of décor, room configuration, and other facilities, we do not know much about so far, but we’ll keep you posted as we find out.
A package to experience "the final act" of the hotel is available that includes full American breakfast for two, a glass of champagne, free WiFi, and a special ‘Lutetia’ branded gift. Starting only at the Junior Suites, we found rates from €373.50 ($516) on the last Saturday of the month.
[Photos: Hotel Lutetia]