Les Bains

Paris / France / 2015

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Re-imagined yet faithful to its roots, today’s Les Bains has risen thanks to the collaborative efforts of architects and designers Vincent Bastie, Tristan Auer and Denis Montel - RDAI shaped by Marois’ overarching vision. The Haussmannian masterpiece’s design is firmly stamped by the past heritage whilst capturing the zeitgeist of 21st century Paris. Now shining as a vibrant, connected, international clubhouse, the property includes a restaurant, bars, private lounge, legendary club and stage, as well as guest rooms, and suites. Today Les Bains is both the same as ever, yet completely transformed, with rooms and suites to linger a little longer. More than a luxury hotel and more than an international hotspot Parisian club, Les Bains merges a cultural institution with a place to live, eat, sleep and create. It provides a new concept of living and a meeting point for trendsetters, influencers and creatives who feast on life’s banquet. Hybrid-chic, transcultural, and historical in nature, the welcoming venue is a place of social immersion – a cult club, a legendary bar, a gastronomical destination, and so much more. Renovation & Architecture When the 7 rue du Bourg l’Abbé building, with its spectacular doublesided entrance and bronze figurines, debuted in 1885, it was the first spa in Paris. The evolution of Les Bains has been guided by looking to the future, while maintaining a meaningful connection to its rich past through careful preservation. Striking the balance between old and new was of particular importance when reimagining the iconic nightclub, as Marois notes, “Everybody will be delighted to find the legendary black-and-white dance floor created by Philippe Starck.” Les Bains is located within an architectural Hausmannian masterpiece created by Eugène Ewald, which meant that careful consideration was required when appointing an architect to create the spaces that define the new Les Bains. Enter Vincent Bastie, the award-winning architect who has designed some 80 hotels in Paris. Bastie used his wealth of professional knowledge and deep respect of the building’s cultural heritage to rethink the space in a provocative and innovative manner. The result is a radical reconfiguring of the building’s structure, amplifying both natural light and overall capacity, while conserving the untouched façade. The interiors of Les Bains’ 39 guestrooms and suites were entrusted to designer Tristan Auer (recently named “one of ten best contemporary interior designers, stars of tomorrow” by US Architectural Digest). Denis Montel, RDAI known for his chic designs for Hermès boutiques worldwide, is responsible for the aesthetics of the enigmatic ground floor restaurant.

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    Re-imagined yet faithful to its roots, today’s Les Bains has risen thanks to the collaborative efforts of architects and designers Vincent Bastie, Tristan Auer and Denis Montel - RDAI shaped by Marois’ overarching vision. The Haussmannian masterpiece’s design is firmly stamped by the past heritage whilst capturing the zeitgeist of 21st century Paris. Now shining as a vibrant, connected, international clubhouse, the property includes a restaurant, bars, private lounge,...

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