Iconic Hôtel Le Scribe Paris gets a scintillating makeover

by | Sep 5, 2019 | Design

The Parisian icon, Hôtel Le Scribe, was refurbished in style by Wilson Associates.

A design dekko into the marvellous Hôtel Le Scribe Paris by Wilson Associates, a finalist at the Creative Spark competition at TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR Barcelona.

The Hôtel Le Scribe Paris was one of the three finalists in the Creative Spark design competition at TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR Barcelona on June 27th.

This historic property is undergoing extensive renovations, overseen and designed by Wilson Associates, which are due to be completed in February 2020.

We find out more.

History in the heart of Paris

The Hôtel Le Scribe Paris has always been at the beating heart of Paris’ cultural centre near the Opera Garnier.

Built in 1893 and once the former seat of the Jockey Club, this property is as iconic as the City of Lights itself, but given its centuries-long existence, it needed a refresh.

Hospitality design experts Wilson Associates took the helm of the hotel’s restoration, which was planned out over three phases starting in April 2018 and due for completion in February next year.

Creative concept

Monika Moser, regional managing director at Wilson Associates, runs the firm’s atelier in Paris and design office in London. Addressing TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR Barcelona, she spoke about the vision for the project, which is the restoration of the hotel to its former glory and embodying the spirit and energy of the French capital by highlighting its location and the hotel’s amazing new F&B offerings.

Wilson Associates decided to channel the hustle and bustle of Paris around the time of the Second Empire when this location was at its prime, and as such, the concept and tone of the refurbishment are decidedly masculine in the common areas, including the revived “men’s club”.

As a counterpoint to this, the guest rooms have a more feminine energy, as does the tearoom.

Hausmann-esque apartment-style living

Wilson Associates also took their cues from Paris’ renowned architect and urban planner Baron Hausmann by imbuing the guest rooms and suites with a typically Parisian apartment feel.

There are opulent decorations on the cornicing, fireplaces and mouldings of the rooms and new furnishings such as the upholstered headboards lend an air of comfort and intimacy to the spaces.

Along with this more antiquated style of living, the hotel also aims to keep pace with current trends in hospitality by making the ground floor F&B and social areas more public-facing so locals and travellers can mingle in this pocket of French history.

About the designer

Monika Moser is a hotelier at heart. With an MBA in Hospitality Management from ESSEC Business School and over 20 years of experience in hotel operations, she’s an authority in luxury hospitality. A German native who grew up across in South America, Monika developed a passion for art, music, literature and language. She is now fluent in five languages.

As Managing Director of Wilson’s atelier in Paris and design office in London, Monika is a brand ambassador who supports the firm’s strategic initiatives. A cultural aficionado, she frequents the opera and loves listening to Rachmaninoff while drinking a malt whiskey. However, her greatest treasure is spending time with her daughter Clara.

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