Italian conductor and composer Ennio Morricone wrote the music for over 500 films, including the theme for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. He and Philippe Maidenberg created a monochrome decor like the keys of a piano for our first-floor rooms. Wallpaper is made from an enlarged handwritten score he contributed to the hotel to give a stunning effect. Screens above the beds are equipped with headsets for listening to one of his concerts. A setting especially for music lovers.
Elsa Zylberstein won the César for the best supporting actress for the 2008 film “I’ve Loved You So Long” (Il y a longtemps que je t’aime). For our second floor rooms, she and Philippe Maidenberg created a decor of velvety softness in tones of grey and pink, powdery shades evoking make-up artists and the world of ballet. Classical sculpted padded headboards and miniature chandeliers as bedside lights add to the pure femininity of these luxurious rooms.
AGNES JAOUI & JEAN-PIERRE BACRI
Dark woods and elegant, red velvet curtains serve as a tribute to the theatrical roots of this famous French cinema duo. Large posters and excerpts from scripts illustrate the theme and help to perfectly set the stage. Intimate, personal touches grace the rooms here and there, like invitations to explore their artistic universe and their shared passion.
Screenwriter and producer Danièle Thomson, whose work includes “La Reine Margot” and “Cousin, Cousine” worked with Philippe Maidenberg to create a universe of colour on the fourth floor. Light wood, bright modern furniture and lush velvet cushions, counterpanes and curtains are offset either by a patchwork of photos from the making of her films or large format scenes from her best-known works, depending on the room. All the magic of the silver screen is here.
For the fifth floor rooms, French film producer Claude Lelouch, perhaps best known for his 1966 film “A Man and a Woman”, and Philippe Maidenberg conceived a universe of graphic black and white with references evoking a film set. Behind the beds are back-lit screens criss-crossed with rolls of film, cushion covers carry the image of a camera lens and walls are covered with large-format extracts from some of his films. A director’s chair completes the imagery. A decor that will surely delight aesthetes and interest film enthusiasts…
Our top floor is dedicated to the legendary star of French cinema, Jean-Paul Belmondo, who always swore an undying passion for boxing. You will find that traces of this very French sport -- the gym wall bar, the red leather gloves and the punching-bag -- are a common theme in these rooms, our way to pay homage. The fabulous career of this major film star is evoked by the red velvet cushions embroidered with a Palme d'or and leather cushions that complete this very masculine world. A setting as magnificent as the actor's filmography.