Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Banke Hotel in Paris, an artsy place

Derby Hotels Collection, the prestigious Spanish chain of hotels, opens its first establishment in Paris. A Baroque pearl in a Haussmann-style setting, the Banke Hotel is located just steps from the Palais Garnier and the city's big department stores. Everywhere the previous vocation of the building is evident, right from the medallions on the spandrels of the entrance portico. Formerly the headquarters of a major bank, the building blends opulence with austerity. The heavy wrought-iron doors reinforce the inheritance from the previous century.With its gigantic chandelier and diaphanous vermilion drapes, the vestibule is more evocative of the world of theatre than high finance.
There is an impressive collection of jewelry and contemporary art displayed on every floor of the 94-room hotel, and this aesthetic splendor adds to the atmosphere of refinement so characteristic of the Derby Hotels Collection.

Images courtesy Derby Hotels 
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1 comment:

  1. This one definitely looks like a traditional Paris hotel. What do you think about Hilton Hotel Orly ?


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