Only a block or two again from the grand tree-lined avenue of the Champs-Elysées and a brief stroll to the banks of the Seine, the Lodge de Sers is the right method to expertise Paris in boutique luxurious.
What does ‘boutique luxurious’ imply in resort phrases? To me, I assume it has to fulfil these 4 standards: class, historical past, friendliness and—after all—luxurious itself.
So what does Lodge de Sers do to hit these marks, and what does that imply in your go to to the stunning romantic metropolis of Paris?
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Lodge de Sers—boutique luxurious within the coronary heart of Paris
Lodge de Sers is a part of the family-run B Signature Lodges and Resorts model. The Jousse household have been working B Signature since Anne Jousse opened their first property in Brittany in 1990.
Since then Anne and her daughter Agathe have gone on so as to add six extra resorts to the road; 5 in Paris and one on the Caribbean island of St Barthélemy.
Despite all of the resorts being beautifully positioned, excessive luxurious and sufficiently small for all of the employees to know your title by the primary day, B Signature resorts are nonetheless good worth—particularly with the scale and high quality of the rooms and particularly for Paris.
From the discreet reception hidden firstly of the foyer hall to the spectacular monumental staircase the coils up by the centre of the constructing, the Lodge de Sers has the type of class you’d anticipate from a five-star resort within the stylish eighth Arrondissement.
The resort’s restaurant and bar are within the courtyard, which is roofed by a retractable glass ceiling, flooding the world with pure mild. And the kitchen is behind a residing wall, emphasising the sensation that you just’re within the lavish courtyard backyard of a nineteenth Century mansion.
Different touches in our room—the characteristic wall behind the mattress, the outsized door to the ensuite, the sheer amount of contemporary flower preparations all through—makes the Lodge de Sers merely ooze sophistication and magnificence.
As with most buildings within the centre of Paris, the Lodge de Sers has an interesting backstory. Commissioned by nobleman, navy officer and world traveller Henri-Leopold Charles (a.okay.a the Marquis de Sers) in 1880, this was his Paris condominium when away from his ancestral residence within the south of France.
After the Marquis’ demise in 1903, this Paris mansion was offered and used as workplaces and a medical facility through the early a part of the twentieth Century, however grew to become a resort in 1935. The Jousse household took this and the opposite 4 Paris properties into their portfolio in 2003.
The connection between employees and company in a resort is usually a qualifier of high quality. At Lodge de Sers, you all the time really feel like everybody working right here has your finest pursuits, your consolation and your happiness at coronary heart.
Reception, bar and breakfast employees are so useful, and housekeeping are all the time prepared with a smile. And for those who’re seeking to uncover the secrets and techniques of town, the resort’s unbelievable concierge—Cédric Gazou—is wonderful.
A uncommon Les Clef d’Or Concierge, Cédric has contacts all through Paris and his information of town is flawless. Try our interview with Cédric and be taught what a Gold Keys Concierge can do in your time within the Metropolis of Mild.
It’s all the time arduous to outline luxurious, however within the Lodge de Sers’ case it’s the sum whole of the sooner three factors. Luxurious is so intangible and subjective, it’s like making an attempt to outline an emotion. And maybe that’s what luxurious means right here.
The emotion you are feeling as you stroll by the bespoke asymmetrical entrance doorways, while you’re greeted by reception, when the Gold Keys Concierge helps you get into a completely booked present or restaurant, or plans your day for you with issues most individuals don’t get to do, that’s luxurious.
Sure, it’s having the ability to stretch out in your stunning room in your opulently tender resort robe and watch the brilliant needle searchlight of the Eiffel Tower sweep throughout town out of your window. Nevertheless it’s extra about how you are feeling while you do this stuff.
And that’s what Lodge de Sers not solely lets you do, however actively encourages as effectively.