The Accor Group’s luxury segment showcase, the Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg*****has re-opened after a refurbishment, with new decor and famed chef Yannick Alléno at the helm of its restaurant, Stay.
A stone’s throw from the Champs-Élysées, the Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg***** epitomizes discreet Parisian luxury. The Accor Group’s flagship hotel draws inspiration from the elegance of French couture. Interior decorator Didier Gomez has styled the hotel’s 147 rooms and suites, subtly mixing 18th-century classicism and contemporary design to recreate the feel of a private mansion, with mouldings and furnishings in gradations of black, grey and gold.
In sizes ranging from 20 to 35 m², the 111 rooms are outfitted in precious materials, and decorated with mirrors and photographs. Equipped with Sofitel’s specially developed MyBed™, they all have free Wi-Fi and bathroom amenities by Hermès. 36 elegantly appointed suites ranging from 45 to 100 m² in size complete the accommodation offer.
The fitness centre and relaxation area provides a made-to-measure ‘Fit & Go’ programme as well as jogging routes through one of the loveliest green spaces in Paris.
Yannick Alléno, the three–star Michelin chef at Pavillon Ledoyen and the man behind the Terroir Parisien bistro, has opened the first European branch of his restaurant Stay at the Sofitel Le Faubourg after launching the concept in Asia and the Middle East.
Stay has a short menu proposing both low-calorie options and French culinary classics such as gratin dauphinois and sole meunière, as well as generously sized meals for sharing at a communal table, providing a convivial dining experience.
A magnificent pastry ‘library’ showcases a tempting assortment of sweet treats to round off the meal.Spread over a winter garden and a patio, the restaurant is a tucked-away haven of peace, while a bustling Parisian atmosphere can be enjoyed on a second terrace giving on to the pedestrian street. The bar, done up in masculine shades of black, brown and gold, is the perfect setting for conversation and confidences over tea, a cocktail or tapas.
Flexible, fully equipped private salons host up to 50 people.
The library can also be privatized for informal work gatherings and meetings.