A confidential property in the heart of Paris

For half a century, the San Regis has been a favorite haunt of the fashion and Hollywood scene thanks to Carmel Snow, the influential editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar US from the 1930s to the 1950s who hired Diana Vreeland and who in 1947 pronounced the words “New Look” referring to the Christian Dior collection; she was a regular at the hotel. The reputation of this discreet hotel became international and welcomed the Americans Lauren Bacall, Gene Kelly or even Jacqueline Bisset and Romy Schneider.

In 1984, Elie Georges, art lover and collector, bought the property and turned it into a 5-star hotel with his two brothers. Today, the family hotel is owned and managed by Sarah and Zeina Georges, his two daughters. The elegant neoclassical façade invites customers into a warm and cozy Parisian atmosphere. Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, here you can disconnect, relax and feel like in a private residence.

The property was closed for many years for renovation. George’s sisters worked with architect Aude Gros-Rosanvallon who trained with the famous Pierre Yves Rochon – the one behind Le Four Seasons George V or Le Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat. The San Regis offers 30 rooms and 12 suites, each with its own unique decor. Inside, Louis XV or Louis XVI furniture sits alongside an antique personal art collection and modern design touches. The rooms are in shades of blue, golden yellow or red. Precious Pierre Frey or Lelievre fabrics, toile de Jouy, narrow corridors, crystals, a marble reception hall with its spectacular bronze Art Deco chandelier designed by Delisle, a French antique ironworker. Created in 1895, this intimate hotel beautifully celebrates French craftsmanship and know-how. The decor is bourgeois but not ostentatious.

Very well located in the 8th arrondissement, at 12 rue Jean Goujon, between Place François Ier and Le Grand Palais, the San Regis enjoys a very quiet location in the heart of the very lively Golden Triangle. Close to Avenue Montaigne, the Champs Elysées for shopping lovers and the Grand Palais and Petit Palais for art lovers, and much more.

Even though the hotel is not equipped with a spa and a fitness room, the concierge will recommend some of the best jogging routes on the river stage or in the Tuileries Gardens. Note, Les Confidences, the hotel restaurant looks like a garden nestled under a vast glass roof. Green tones, dark woods, mirrors, living plant walls, trompe l’oeil garden, porcelain and silky fabrics create an intimate atmosphere for a business lunch or an intimate dinner. The products are of local origin and the menu varies according to the seasons. One of the small luxury hotels in the world and featured in the Forbes travel guide this year, this low-key establishment is an ideal place to stay in the heart of Paris.

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