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Hotel Balzac Re-opens Following Multi-million Euro Refurbishment

January 1st, 2008

The Quintessential Parisian Hideaway

Hotel Balzac, one of Paris' top hotels reopened in July 2007 following a two and a half year, €11million refurbishment. The supremely luxurious yet intimate 19th century townhouse is the quintessential Parisian hideaway. It is set on rue Balzac, a quiet but central location overlooking the Champs-Elysées.

Impeccable Attention to Detail

The epitome of elegance and 'L'art de Vivre', luxury Paris Hotel Balzac is in a class of its own. The hotel was originally built as a private residence for the director of the Parisian Opera in the 1850s, the era of Romanticism, and was then transformed into a hotel. The newly refurbished Hotel Balzac keeps its history of romanticism and with the impeccable attention to detail and unerringly accommodating and discrete service it offers, Hotel Balzac has carved its own identity as the romantic hotel of Paris.

Modern Neo-Classical Decor

Interior architect Anne-Marie Sabatier, who previously worked with star designer Pierre-Yves Rochon has kept the innately romantic Parisian style. Using Designers Guild rich, vibrant and warm colours - turquoise blue, chestnut, plum and copper, the hotel's 57 luxury guestrooms and 13 suites carefully combine elegant and contemporary furnishings blending different styles and periods. Individually sourced, the bedroom and suite furniture is from the famous Italian designer Capellini and the hall and lounge furniture from Ebènisterie Masson and Philippe Coudray.

The Tai Ping carpets and rugs stylishly incorporate the hotel's own monogram and there are original 18th and 19th century multilayered lithographs from D'Kozone depicting scenes of life in Paris at that time. This modern take on neo-classical décor provides a romantic hotel with a contemporary edge

Penthouse Royal and Presidential Suites

The hotel's 'pièce de résistance' is the penthouse floor which includes The Royal suite and The Presidential suite. These two gloriously spacious and romantic rooms offer a butler service and The Royal suite has its own, private roof-top terrace with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower and the Parisian skyline.

Alexandre Scarvelis, Manager of the Hotel Balzac says: "This is an exciting time for Hotel Balzac; the recent refurbishment really sets us apart from other luxury hotels in Paris. But, with just 20% of Hotel Balzac's revenue from British guests there is a real opportunity for us to expand in the UK market." He adds "I am confident the elegant and romantic style of the hotel and our outstanding service will really appeal to guests who want to relax and enjoy complete peace and tranquillity whilst being right in the heart of Paris. A stay at Hotel Balzac is a true Parisian experience."

Hotel Balzac encapsulates everything that makes Paris so compelling - it's built on a foundation of art, music, literature and love.

Contact Hotel Balzac Paris

Hotel Balzac Paris
6, rue Balzac, 75008, Paris, France

Tel: +33 (0)1 44 35 18 00
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 35 18 05
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Hotel Balzac Paris

Just off the Champs-Elysées and close to the Arc de Triomphe, Hotel Balzac Paris is one of the most outstanding deluxe boutique hotels in Paris 8th arrondissement, very close to Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George V. Some of our rooms have romantic skyline views of the Eiffel Tower, available by special request only. Secure on-site private car parking with a valet parking service is available. Just pull up outside the hotel and hand your keys to the voiturier!

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Museums and Art Exhibitions in Paris 2014

The chilly winter months make the warmth and comfort of Paris' many museums and galleries even more alluring. The city embraces this and so puts on an overwhelming number of exhibitions in January and February.

In early 2014, there will be exhibits at the Grand Palais, the Louvre and more, with all art of all sorts and genres on display. The Hotel Balzac is somewhat of a Parisian institution, and from it you are within walking distance of many of the attractions.

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