Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR) have successfully reached the shortlist of the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 with their project, Prince de Galles.
Prince de Galles is reminiscent of Art Deco during the 1930’s, drawing inspiration from designers such as Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, and Eugene Printz. Its public areas have the appeal of an intimate salon; the 159 opulent guestrooms and suites were imagined as private rooms in a luxurious Parisian residence.
The entrance and lobby present classic Art Deco interior architectural features, and custom furniture and furnishings, by local Parisian artisans. The
entrance, flanked by two bronze sculpted boxwood plants, leads to a Saint Laurent marble clad sitting area with a one-of-a-kind gold leaf chandelier hung
in the center. The lobby elevators feature ironwork over mirrored walls – a reinterpretation of the hotel’s original birdcage elevators from the 1930s. Alabaster lanterns light the grand staircase from the lobby to the fitness center.
Guestroom corridors use shades of ivory, beige and patterns. The overall guestroom concept is luxury and comfort, highlighting sensuous French details to render an environment of relaxation. The guestrooms incorporate color palettes of celadon, blue and ivory, accented with reds and purples; headboards were surrounded by floor to ceiling mirrors to create a visually expansive space. Bespoke furniture made from mahogany and ebony woods, and artwork, emphasize a traditional Parisian aesthetic. Each guestroom has a dressing area with large closet, and sitting area that presents panoramic views of Paris. Modernist bathrooms have distinct decorative touches, such as the light play, angled mirrors and detailed mosaic designs in the showers. State-of-the-art technologies are discreetly embedded throughout the property.