Cheval Blanc Paris: LVMH’s last five-star hotel in a historic building in Samaritaine


Boasting a sumptuous Dior Spa, a 30-meter infinity pool and 72 luxurious rooms and suites, LVMH’s latest project, Cheval Blanc Paris, is the group’s first five-star hotel in the heart of Paris.

Located on the Quai du Louvre, the hotel housed in the historic Paris La Samaritaine building opened its doors on September 7, 2021 after 16 years of construction and renovation. Defined by a “strong sense of the Art Deco heritage”, Cheval Blanc Paris is the last sparkling jewel of the City of Lights which proudly stands along the Seine.

Presenting itself as “a haven of peace where lovers, families and friends meet”, the hotel presents a luxurious and contemporary interior signed Peter Marino and offers guests a breathtaking view of the most emblematic monuments of Paris such as the Eiffel Tower and the Sacré-Coeur. The opening of the hotel coincides with the city’s return to pre-pandemic life.

It is a symbol of the reopening of Paris. It is the symbol of a return to normal life.

Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH, told the Financial Times

In addition to luxurious interiors and breathtaking views of Paris, Cheval Blanc Paris also offers four restaurants, including Plénitude by three-Michelin-starred chef Arnaud Donckele. Guests can also enjoy the relaxed Parisian lifestyle with a cocktail or coffee in hand in the hotel’s ground-floor cafe.

On the bedroom side, guests can expect neutral tones, a sun-drenched reading nook, and marble bathrooms equipped with walk-in showers and Dior fragrances. In terms of price, the Deluxe Room costs around A $ 1,800 per night while premium suites like the Eiffel Suite will cost you around A $ 9,270 per night.

In addition to the Cheval Blanc, the historic La Samaritaine building now houses a suite of luxury brands. From luxury fashion giants like Prada, Burberry, Celine and Versace to high-end beauty brands like Byredo, Aesop and Caudalie, the building has been transformed into a hub for luxury brands.

Retaining the Art Nouveau charm of this more than 150-year-old building, the luxury conglomerate LVMH has spent more than 500 million euros, or approximately 784 million Australian dollars, to renovate and revitalize the Samaritaine, which had remained closed since 2005.

And while the Samaritaine spent its early years as a department store for the working and middle classes, it presents itself today as a luxury resort, reinvented as a “must-see destination for locals and travelers to indulge in this. which is the Parisian experience par excellence “. , according to the Samarataine website.

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