January 20, 2019

Vogue Review: Hôtel San Régis in Paris

The entrance of the San Régis

Where: Hôtel San Régis, 12 Rue Jean Goujon, ParisThe Lowdown: With its stylish-yet-decadent charm and original antiques, you may find yourself wondering if you’ve stepped backwards in time. You won’t be far off. In fact, Paris’s acclaimed San Régis hotel has a dazzling reputation dating back to the Fifties, given its proximity to many boutiques and popular designers making it the ideal setting for fashion lovers and moguls alike.Owned and managed by Lebanese sisters Sarah and Zeina Georges, who previously worked at Dior and L’Oréal, the hotel stayed in the Arab family for more than 40 years, proving to be our special home away from home. Hôtel San Régis is just two steps from the luxury boutiques of the Avenue Montaigne and the Grand Palais, a luxurious location within the Golden Triangle neighborhood of Paris. The interior preserves an elegant yet warm atmosphere, epitomizing a lavish home. The lamp-lit rooms and warm-toned wooden decor emphasize the influence of an intimate Parisian residence.

The lobby of the San Régis

Suite talk: With 30 rooms and 12 suites, the San Régis has got you covered for all your accommodation needs. Each room has its own look, influenced by classic periods such as that of Napoléon III and Louis XV. Gorgeous forms of antique-style furniture and artwork can be found in deluxe, prestige, and junior suites. In addition to your exquisitely decorated and comfortable room, peek through the doors of the beautiful marble bathroom to see a spa-like haven complete with Hermès toiletries. High fashion at every corner.

Green asparagus in a frozen soup

Stylish eats: You won’t have to worry about wasting your cheat days here. Les Confidences offers a delicious, healthy menu that alternates according to seasonal ingredients and the chef’s creativity, keeping you set for meals all day. At dinnertime, we suggest you start with the creamy butternut soup with goat cheese, chestnuts, and almond milk foam. Then, enjoy scallops with thin nuts and marjoram crust, sunchokes and Serrano ham. Finally, treat yourself to a chocolate chantilly, complete with mandarine, cocao streusel, and ghoa cress. For a perfectly Instagrammable shot, don’t miss out on the green asparagus served in frozen soup.Insider’s Tip: Book one of the four terrace junior suites for breakfast with a view, or a romantic Eiffel Tower-lit dinner.

A magnificent view of the Eiffel Tower and Grand Palais from a Terrace Junior Suite

Vogue Verdict: An intimate symbol of sophistication offering unparalleled French authenticity.From €285 per night. Hotel-sanregis.fr/enNow Read: These Two Arab Countries Ranked Among the Best for Working Abroad