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Prince de Galles Hotel, Paris


LUXE Travellers will be pleased to know that the Prince de Galles Hotel on Avenue George V in Paris has relaunched its Lalique suite as a dazzling, two-level, 1,9540-square-foot palatial utopia.


The suite is situated on the eighth floor and allows for jaw-dropping vistas of the Parisian skyline, including unobstructed views up to Sacré-Coeur from the dining area. The opulent Art Deco aesthetic inside, however, showcases another kind of French beauty, thanks to a first-time partnership with the historic Paris-based glassmaker, Lalique.


German designer Patrick Hellmann has swathed the entire suite in an Art Deco mosaic of mostly black and gold, and then layered it with texture, such as sculptural side tables and blonde wood furniture, to provide some balance. The suite also showcases iconic crystal pieces , like the Seville chandelier—first designed by Marc Lalique in 1947—that hangs over the curvy black-and-gold staircase that leads up to the bedroom. Lalique’s equally iconic crystal-and-chrome Merles et Raisins panels are also showcased, as does an oversized wall clock that’s been deconstructed by Hellmann to feature a variety of Lalique accessories.


But it’s not just the Lalique pieces that bring this presidential suite to life. Attention has been paid to every detail, from the herringbone inlays on the marble floors and the framed fashion illustrations that decorate many of the walls to the feather-soft textiles that cloak headboards and chairs. The master bathroom too is a sight to behold. It’s covered entirely in veiny grigio carnico marble, save for the floor-to-ceiling postcard window that affords views of the Eiffel Tower from the standalone bathtub.


Rates for the Suite Lalique start at $17,630 per night.


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