For some, luxury means ostentation. but at La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa, it is an intimate environment and the ultimate in discreet, attentive service.
A philosophy of excellence and the avant-garde, enhanced by extremely personal service, is what defines the La Réserve hotel chain, under the direction of Michel Reybier. Guests enjoy life exactly as they like it, staying in spacious accommodations (140 to 300 m2) that are the largest in Paris, according to sales director, Nathaniel Most. Personalized concierge service, detailed housekeeping and valet parking are among the many services designed to meet your every need. Dreaming of a bath perfumed with essential oils? Craving macarons from Ladurée? Suddenly hungry for something, but not sure what? All you have to do is ask. There is no room service menu: simply order whatever suits your fancy.
A LITTLE EXTRA SOUL
La Réserve Paris opened in January 2015, in a 160-year-old building with plenty of soul, just steps from the Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement. Michel Reybier and his family have turned it into the ultimate address for the refined Parisian lifestyle. The 40 rooms and suites, as well as the common areas, exude 19th-century elegance. But La Réserve Paris also has uniquely contemporary touches. Each room features an interactive tablet that controls the lighting, temperature and all electronics. You even use it to contact your butler! Taffeta, velvet, woodwork, parquet flooring and antique furniture fill the spaces, which were so beautifully decorated by Jacques Garcia. Every room in this little Parisian palace is unique, with outstanding views of the inner courtyard, the Grand Palais, Eiffel Tower, Pantheon or Place de la Concorde.
TASTY, TASTEFUL DINING
The hotel spa, featuring a 16-metre pool, is a key attraction, but the experience would be incomplete without outstanding dining options. Chef Jérôme Banctel was chosen by Michel Reybier to run the kitchen for the hotel’s two restaurants: Le Gabriel (seasonally inspired contemporary French cuisine) and La Pagode de Cos (a brasserie with Asian-spiced offerings). How good is the food? So good, that it took only one year for Le Gabriel to earn two Michelin stars, thus positioning the restaurant among the best in Paris, and around the world. “It is extremely unusual for a new restaurant in a new hotel to obtain two stars,” says Chef Banctel. “I’ve maintained my focus on what I do best: beautiful dishes, simply and carefully prepared, that bring out the best in the ingredients.”
In short, La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa is founded on three basic principles: excellence, authenticity and simplicity.