The Hilton Paris Opera is set to debut in January 2015 following the completion of a $50 million restoration and enhancement program. Formerly known as the Concorde Paris Opera, the 268-room Hilton Paris Opera is being revitalized by London-based Richmond International.
The hotel was originally designed by architect Juste Lisch to accommodate visitors coming to the 1889 Exposition Universelle. Now inspired by Paris’ charm and style, the renovation pays homage to the hotel’s storied history while providing an updated aesthetic for today’s traveler. The design will feature a bold yet calming color scheme with delicate brass detailing. Standout elements include a large entrance hall adorned with frescoes, Corinthian colonnades, and original balustrades featuring chandeliers set with crystals and mosaic flooring. Among the hotel’s 29 suites, the 900-square-foot Maria Callas suite features a master bedroom with a king bed, and a second bedroom with twin beds, both with private bathrooms designed with a large polished-stone vanity and walk-in shower.
The central archway between the two reception desks in the entrance lobby opens through to the decorative Le Grand Salon—the heart of the hotel. The formal original architecture, with 46-foot high ceilings and handpainted frescos, is brought up to date with the large feature brass bar, contemporary high tables, and a mix of contemporary and vintage furniture.
Off the building’s grand front entrance is the intimate Le Petit Bar, where rings of oval spheres hang from the tinted glass coffered ceiling. The hotel also offers Salon Baccarat and six other meeting rooms for events and function space.