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February 20, 2020
Text: Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
George Wong-Designed Interiors of Hôtel du Louvre Blend Historic and Modern Elements
Located just steps from the Louvre—you might even be able to catch a glimpse into the historic museum from your room—the landmark Hôtel du Louvre, which has a rich history dating back to 1855, recently reopened after a thorough renovation as part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection. The contemporary update comes under the direction of designer George Wong, whose sparsely elegant interiors are a 21st century nod to the eclectic Second Empire style—setting rich fabrics and modern forms against a classic Parisian backdrop. Highlights include the hotel bar, L’Officine du Louvre, which features a stunning painted glass ceiling recreated by French firm Ateliers Duchemin from an image on a vintage postcard; artwork from French artist Emmanuel Pierre (also used for the hotel’s branding); eight themed meeting rooms; and the Brasserie du Louvre, which carries on the work of legendary French chef Paul Bocuse.