Paul Bevis and Tatoum Athanassiou
Tenbrink and Hagenauer Group
Courtesy of Bevis Design Associates
Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel
Bevis Design Associates were appointed by the owning company, Westmont Hospitality UK, to provide a full Interior Designer service for the refurbishment of this landmark Parisian hotel.
The Radisson Ambassador Hotel is a grand hotel located in the centre of Paris in the Opera Garnier district, just a few minutes from the museum Louvre and the Sacré-Coeur. Overlooking Boulevard Haussmann the hotel is at the very heart of Parisian life and an integral part of the Paris skyline. With Art Deco beginnings the hotel has retained a 1920's spirit and this is reflected throughout the hotel.
It was BDA’s intention to create a design that maintained the glamour and elegance of this hotel and remain sympathetic to the hotels period architecture and style yet still create areas with interesting and contemporary features.
They achieved this in the guestrooms by using an elaborate pattern detail to the wardrobe doors created using laser cut circles applied to inset mirrors, coloured glass top to the hospitality unit, feature wallcoverings within wall paneling, a fresh and vibrant colour scheme and a mix of period F.F&E with a contemporary edge including a chaise lounge; typical of a Parisian luxury bedroom. The larger rooms have modern four-poster beds.
The guestrooms provide all of the latest technology for the modern business traveler including a media hub, with full connectivity, wi-fi and large flat screen TV. The king size bed has a faux leather paneled headboard with mini LED reading lights.
Artwork within the room reflects the surrounding areas and Paris in general, in a subtle way. BDA used Parisian lifestyle images and in some cases re-coloured them to accent the colour scheme.
The 16 Haussmann Restaurant is renowned for its flair and originality throughout Paris. Guests can expect refined French cuisine from a diverse range of seasonal ingredients as well as the best international dishes in an elegant setting. The restaurant can seat up to 120 diners, but is cleverly designed to provide an intimate atmosphere. It has a strong personality in which every detail counts: lighting, furniture artwork and materials.
The hotels Public Areas and Function Rooms were also refurbished and a new Gymnasium, Meeting Rooms, Boardroom and Executive Lounge were added to the hotels facilities.