Bulgari Hotel and Resorts is a force to be reckoned with. Over the past year, the Italian hotel group has announced a myriad of hotel openings, from the exclusive Bulgari Resort in Dubai (December last year) to the upcoming Bulgari Hotel Shanghai slated to open this year, as well as one in Moscow in 2020.
The hotel group is back at it again with the announcement of its latest venture in Paris. The City of Light is a no-brainer, in our opinion, as Bulgari hotels are known to be located in major cosmopolitan cities and luxury resort destinations worldwide, combining the timeless glamour and heritage of the Roman jeweller with world-class hospitality.
The hotel will be located at 30 Avenue George V, which, together with the Champs Elysees and the Avenue Montaigne, forms the exclusive Triangle D’Or district of the world-famous French capital. The area, home to a wealth of luxury shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions, is one of Paris‘ most esteemed districts.
“We are particularly proud to have secured such an extraordinary location for the new Bulgari Hotel in Paris,” said Bulgari CEO Jean Christophe Babin, “The Paris Hotel, to be opened in 2020, will add the City of Lights to our Collection and we are convinced that this new addition will represent an irresistible Roman jeweller hospitality experience in the Parisian upscale hotel market.”
The much-anticipated hotel will offer a total of 76 rooms (most of them suites), as well as a full range of luxury facilities — including a spa with a 25-metre pool, a Bulgari restaurant and bar opening up to a charming courtyard garden.
As with every other Bulgari hotels and resorts in its portfolio, the Paris hotel will be designed by Italian multi-disciplinary design practice Antonio Patricia Viel (who are also behind prominent hotels such as the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Milan and Hotel Eden in Italy), alongside renowned Parisian architects Valode & Pistre.
The completely renewed façade reflects a transition to modernity, evoking a rationalistic style that is an expression of the most contemporary architectural design. Typical Parisian limestone is used, with an ‘alignment’ criteria reminiscent of the 19th century Haussmanian urban patterns.
Bulgari Hotels and Resorts was launched in 2001 as a joint venture between the luxury Italian brand and hotel group Marriott International, with its first property in Milan in 2004, followed by Bali in 2006.
Bulgari Hotel Paris is scheduled to open in 2020, and its completion will mark the eighth Bulgari-branded hotel in the world — joining its portfolio of hotels operated by Marriott International in Milan, London, Bali, Beijing, Dubai, Shanghai and (2018) Moscow (2020).