The refurbished Hôtel Vernet by François Champsaur in Paris
Showcasing the finest French craftsmanship and artistry
The iconic Hôtel Vernet marks its 100-year anniversary with a completely redesigned interior that celebrates contemporary style and French workmanship. Situated between the Place de l'Etoile (Charles de Gaulle) and the prestigious Golden Triangle district the building stands as a test of time, dating back to the 19th century and the French civic planning of Georges-Eugène Haussmann.
After recently coming under the ownership of Bessé Signature (a young and dynamic family-owned hotel company based in France), Hôtel Vernet was given a complete renovation by famed interior designer François Champsaur, who founded his studio in 1996 and has completed several luxury hotel renovations around the world.
Champsaur has also built a reputation as an interior designer especially for art collectors' houses, and his work for Hôtel Vernet reflects that experience: The interiors of the hotel are similar to an art collector's home, as contemporary art and design shine under the spotlight. Champsaur curated a beautiful selection of art pieces, furniture, textures and materials for the hotel's new look.
The interior designer even commissioned French visual artist Jean-Michel Alberola to paint a fresco on one of the main ceilings of the hotel. Champsaur's vision for combining art and luxurious design is most visible in the hotel's restaurant, showcasing minimalist dining furniture and contemporary art sitting beneath a monumental stained glass dome designed by Gustave Eiffel — the creative genius behind Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower.