Huffington Post says: No book has yet been written about the Lutetia Hotel which was built by the owners of the Bon Marche Department Store in 1910. Frequented by Josephine Baker, Picasso, James Joyce, Simone de Beauvoir and many famous personalities, the lounge was the scene for French intellectuals and entertainers. read more
The Guardian says: We're sitting in the art deco Hotel Lutetia on Paris's left bank, in a beautiful former ballroom that was once the Gestapo's headquarters… it's easy to imagine girl students (boys, too) putting their elbows on their desks, cupping their faces in their upturned palms and rolling besotted eyes at Monsieur. read more
New York Times says: Paris is no doubt full of high-end hotels, but the Lutetia, located in the bohemian St. Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, stands out for being the rare one on the city’s Left Bank. Its history is also distinctive.
Adding lighting throughout the public spaces, such as the mirrored lights in the new bar, called Bar Josephine, and the Murano glass chandeliers in the lobby, brings in even more brightness, and so, too, does the furniture, all of it custom built in an early 20th century style. The pieces are mostly pale gray and beige, but the wooden blue panels with touches of red and green add pops of color. read more
Wallpaper says: When the Lutetia Hotel first opened in 1910, it was the talk of town for embracing the then emerging art deco style, as much as for being a hub for Paris’s intellectual elite from André Gide to Matisse and Picasso who both took up residence there.
Now after four years under the knife, the landmark hotel is emerging from a lavish restoration that has restored it to its former glory. read more