Location: Paris - France Category: ***** Architect: Vincent Bastie Interior designer: Vincent Bastie Completation: 2010 Collections: Bellagio – Matteo Thun con Antonio Rodriguez
A brand new hotel, yes, but Le Burgundy did not land here by chance: the building has existed since 1870. “Un luxe contemporain dans le respect du passé.” This hotel is a new jewel in the art of living: delicately poised in the wings of the Champs-Elysées-Madeleine-Opéra “Golden Triangle”, this quietly chic hotel brings a light dimension to Parisian life. The architect and decorator have produced a restful setting, blending contemporary furniture and luxurious cloths while favoring space and light. The former premises have been completely rebuilt to comprise an extra level. This major building project was master-minded by architect Vincent Bastie and owner Guy de Durfort and has given birth to the new-generation Burgundy Hotel. The challenge was to create a hotel that is exclusive and elegant, with all the creature comforts, and offering all the services of a contemporary luxury hotel. Le Burgundy, as modern as it is refined, prides itself on its contemporary artworks. The ground-level flooring created by Guy de Rougemont is a white and grey marble jigsaw threaded with ribbons of brass which reflects the light pouring through the new glass roof that covers the former courtyard. Meanwhile, internationally renowned Italian painter and sculptor Marco del Re has put all his skill into creating the amazing fresco that decorates the ceiling of the Le Baudelaire bar and which, with its garnet-red, blue and gold tones, is evocative of the eponymous poet's masterpiece The Fleurs du Mal. The tone is set as soon as you enter the hotel: in the reception area with its white and beige leather desk, white stonewalls and marble floor, the emphasis is clearly on noble materials, a recurring theme through-out the 51 rooms and 8 suites. The rooms promote a modern, refined luxury, blending soft armchairs, crystal lamps and contemporary offices. The walls' beige tones are set off by textured materials in which blue, green, fuchsia, bronze or a flowery pattern predominate. In the bathroom, walls blend with natural stone. Angular taps and rectangular sinks set against a dark wood surround give something of a 1930s feel, while the all-glass, walk-in Italian showers are very much 21st century. In short the Burgundy blends contemporary with classic.