The newly renovated Hôtel du Louvre has reopened and joined Hyatt’s upmarket Unbound Collection. The hotel first opened in 1855 during Napoleon III’s empire, and Hyatt has redesigned its 106 rooms and 58 suites to reflect its “original Parisian style.” Located in the Palais-Royal district, the hotel counts the Palais Garnier, Palais Royal, Comédie-Française and Musée du Louvre as neighbors – some rooms offer balconies with views over these iconic sites.
Public spaces are characterized by high ceilings, elegant moldings, marble floors, and a restoration of the property’s period glass roof. The lobby and dining areas have been redesigned by architect George Wong. Rooms feature colorful illustrations by Emmanuel Pierre, which also appear in the hotel’s public spaces.
Dining options include the Brasserie du Louvre, a traditional French restaurant serving recipes developed by chef Paul Bocuse, which has a terrace overlooking the Place du Palais-Royal and the Louvre. L’Officine du Louvre Bar has red velvet and dark wood accents and serves herbal-based cocktails which celebrate Napoleon III’s love of botany.
A 24-hour fitness center, located on the mezzanine level of the hotel, has also been renovated as part of the hotel’s refurbishment. The hotel has eight meeting rooms ranging in size from 205 square feet to 1,475 square feet, each drawing inspiration from the famous personalities who formerly frequented the property – Sigmund Freud and Camille Pissarro, to name a few.
Hôtel du Louvre is the fifth property in Europe to open as part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection, joining Parisi Udvar Hotel in Budapest, Hotel Martinez in Cannes, Hotel Sofia Barcelona in Spain and Nish Palas in Istanbul. The brand, which aims to showcase each property’s unique identity while offering Hyatt perks, also includes locations across the Americas, as well as one in China. The collection is set to debut in Japan in 2022.