Philippe Renaud designs interiors of Paris' Hôtel de Berri

Philippe Renaud designs interiors of Hôtel de Berri in Paris.
Hôtel de Berri draws inspiration from the trailblazers of the French Decorative Arts period, with interior designs reflecting the "Art de Vivre" ethos made famous in Paris. Photo credit: Marriott International

The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, has opened Hôtel de Berri, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Paris. Owned by the Dokhan family, Hôtel de Berri was styled by designer and artistic director Philippe Renaud.

The property has 75 guestrooms, including 35 suites, as well as Italian restaurant, Le Schiap, and cocktail bar, Le Bizazz. The hotel also preserved a 3,000-square-meter (32,292 square foot) landscaped garden as a legacy of the building's past.

Hôtel de Berri draws inspiration from the trailblazers of the French Decorative Arts period, including painters, designers and stylists from Coco Chanel to Salvador Dalí, with interior designs reflecting the "Art de Vivre" ethos made famous in Paris. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the property was a private mansion for the likes of Princess Mathilde and fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, and the property now tells its history through the design of its rooms and public spaces.

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Following the demolition of the property's private residences at 18, 20 and 22 Rue de Berri—including the home once inhabited by fashion designer and 1930s icon Elsa Schiaparelli—an office building designed by architect and city planner Maurice Novarina was constructed on the site. Hôtel de Berri is now the only Parisian hotel to feature a Novarina façade, and Renaud—who styled the property with the Dokhan family—made sure that the façade is preserved in its entirety. This exterior measures 54 meters in length.

The property has a dramatic entrance hall that is reminiscent of a royal residence. From there, guests proceed to the Sculpture Room, populated by statues, busts and sculptures, some originating from the castings workshop at the Louvre. The property also has 40 vintage fireplaces.

Hôtel de Berri's guestrooms and suites are divided into six categories: Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, Signature Suites, Prestige Suites, Berri Suites and the Suite Parisienne. Marble bathrooms feature heated flooring, Skinjay aromatherapy showers, TOTO toilets and Diptyque products. Throughout, the hotel has pieces of Parisian art and interior design, including those from Giacometti, Jean-Michel Frank, Madeleine Castaing, Henri Samuel and David Hicks. The interiors also include references to fashion designers such as Jeanne Lanvin, Marie-Laure de Noailles, Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, to whom this address was home for 40 years.

The Suite Parisienne is Hôtel de Berri's Presidential Suite, covering 115 square meters (1,238 square feet). The three Berri Suites, each spanning over 100 square meters (1,076 square feet), use similar references to previous owners and visitors.

Helmed by executive chef Michele Dalla Valle, Hôtel de Berri's restaurant, Le Schiap, is flanked by a mural by artist and illustrator Hippolyte Romain. The property similarly has Bar Bizazz.

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