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Hôtel Madame Rêve

Poste du Louvre © Dominique Perrault Architecture

Rest, Rêve, Rendezvous

Rumors have been circulating in Paris for months about the next trailblazing hotel opening and after eight years in the making, the highly anticipated Hôtel Madame Rêve fi nally launched this fall. Created by celebrated restaurateur, founder and art director Laurent Taïeb, the independent hotel has 82 design-led rooms including 19 suites located on the top fl oor — either overlooking an internal vertical sky garden or the dreamy Parisian cityscape. Star suites boast magnifi cent views over well-known sights in Paris including the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré-Coeur or Notre-Dame Cathedral. This brand-new address is the hottest spot for locals and international tourists alike to rest, rêve and rendezvous.

The Place to See and Be Seen

A spectacular 1,000-square-meter, fourth-fl oor roof terrace and blossoming sky garden off ers incredible 360 degree views over the City of Lights with an expansive deck to sip on the city’s best cocktails. The extraordinary rooftop structure was inspired by pioneering engineer and architect Gustave Eiffel and promises to take guests to new heights. Comparable to the concept of London’s Chiltern Firehouse, Madame Rêve pins a new center of gravity in Paris, drawing in trailblazers and creatives who favor the intimacy and privacy of a new-age boutique hotel.

An Iconic Address in the Beating Heart of “New” Paris

Housed in Paris’ iconic Louvre post offi ce building in the heart of the city’s vibrant creative hub — dubbed as the “new” Golden Triangle — Madame Rêve invites a trendy crowd with designer boutiques, world-class museums and the chicest new restaurants on its doorstep. Located in Paris’ 1st arrondissement, the heritage building is one of the most recognizable in the city and a familiar address to Parisians for over a century — bordered by streets lined with cafés and galleries such as the Pinault Collection and within walking distance to the picturesque Tuileries Gardens and legendary Louvre Museum — with which the hotel partners for bespoke guest experiences.

Design Rooted in Paris

In the ground-floor lobby, guests are transported to another era as the hotel’s 19th century architecture and characterful design embraces their Parisian roots through thoughtful woodwork, oak fl ooring, velvet curtains and golden-brown hues throughout — reminiscent of the elegant brasseries of the Riviera. Afterall, “life must be golden,” according to Laurent Taïeb’s friend and interior designer Andrée Putman, who inspired the hotel’s color scheme. As visitors move higher up the hotel, they are taken on a modern voyage through sprawling indoor gardens and wooden surroundings, a mix of vintage and contemporary styles. Furniture has either been custom-made or sensitively restored and many items have been sourced from French artisans, namely Henryot & Cie 1867, whose distinctive chairs can be spotted at Le Jules Verne restaurant inside the Eiffel Tower or dotted around the Louis Vuitton Foundation art museum in Paris. Londoners may recognize the Pierre Frey fabrics, also used to dress the punchy interiors at sketch’s Parlour tearoom in Mayfair.

Destination Dining

Inspired by the travels of celebrated restaurateur Laurent Taïeb, guests are invited to feast on the cuisine of two continents with the choice of two destination restaurants, overseen by Chef Benjamin Six, best known from his time at modern Japanese restaurant Zuma. Mediterranean-style fare is available all day in the 19th century café brasserie on the ground level with an open-air terrace stretching out onto a private pedestrianized street — ideal for alfresco dining. An elevator ride three stories up takes guests on a more contemporary visual journey as they enter a high-tech, 21st-century restaurant-bar serving Japanese-influenced cuisine.

Inclusive is the New Exclusive

Innovative, affordable and disruptive, Madame Rêve serves as an inclusive and inspiring home-away-from-home for those who know how to have fun, bringing a new energy to the city. “I had a dream to create an exceptional place, where joie de vivre mixes with emotion,” Taïeb said. “I pictured the hotel of tomorrow in the heart of historic Paris in an iconic building, staff ed by a talented team.”

To book visit madamereve.com