Launched in July 2016, this suite is a tribute to the iconic Madame de Pompadour, Patron of the arts, symbol of femininity and passion at the 18th century. The Pompadour Suite is the perfect blend of classic and modern and incorporates intuitive automation and state-of-the-art technology to provide guests with maximum comfort. The sumptuous décor, inspired by the 18th century, has been designed by Charles Jouffre, in the style of a royal residence. The design involved several highly regarded artisans, with expertise as distinguished as silk by Prelle, trimmings by Declercq and chandeliers by Lucien Gau. Le Salon, the suite’s opening act, is the epitome of the 18th century: symmetry, solid oak Versailles parquet, Regency-style wood paneling, hidden doors, Louis XV fireplace, cornices, chandeliers and rich trimmings. The invisible technology delivers the ultimate in modern comfort: televisions are concealed behind reproductions of paintings, switches control lighting with maximum precision, USB ports are hidden in the sofa armrests, and complete darkness can be achieved with a remote control.
Suite Talk Q&A
- What is a typical day in the life of a suite? Like Madame de Pompadour, I’m very “coquette” and I like being as beautiful as possible! All the staff, and especially the housekeeping, are kind to me and take care of me every day. Between a check-out and a new check-in, ballets of room maids are busy cleaning me up. The beautiful carpet in my living room is carefully brushed, as is my sofa, and the cushions designed by Charles Jouffre are rearranged correctly. The beds are prepared with a lot of attention, and fresh flowers are set up.
- What is your biggest indulgence in captivating new guests? I would say that my first advantage is my location in the heart of Paris. Did you know that I am just a few minutes’ walk from the Place Vendôme and the Louvres museum? Furthermore, I am captivating because I have a hidden treasure: an invisible technology. The designers who created me drew inspiration from a jewelry technique, which consists of hiding a piece’s setting to show only the sparkle of its precious stones, when installing invisible yet omnipresent, state-of-the-art technology. I am unique because I offer a reinterpretation of eras, styles, and expertise to showcase timeless elegance while delivering the ultimate in modern comfort.
- What would be your advice for a first-time guest visiting? Ask one of our Guest Relations managers to talk about my history and to show you my little secrets…
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