Located in the heart of the French capital, the Lancaster hotel is the ideal place to forget the mundane sensibility of our times and revisit the old ways, a perfect hideaway where the art of hospitality is perfectly crafted for the satisfaction and enjoyment of its guests.
Built in 1889 as the residence of the wealthy Spanish businessman Santiago Drake del Castillo, the Lancaster was transformed into a private hotel in the 1920s, when it was purchased and remodeled by the Swiss hotelier Emile Wolf. And although it was not open to the general public until the 1990s, today the Lancaster is considered one of Paris’ most iconic hotels.
Its interior houses over 1,000 antiquities and paintings dating from the 18th century. The impressive environments on the first floor evoke an old private mansion with classic furniture and a design vocabulary where the more contemporary lighting highlights the decorative details.
Its 46 rooms and 11 suites are genuine
Following the philosophy of its founder, rather than a hotel, the Lancaster has always been a “second home” to its guests. This legacy was carefully preserved after the extensive renovations of 2006—with additions of cutting-edge technology and other luxury amenities—in the same manner in which its palatial atmosphere was kept.
During this extensive renovation, the architects took special care to convert three of its
The restaurant adds to the long list of amenities that will make your stay at the Lancaster a truly luxurious experience. Delightfully intimate, the restaurant La Table du Lancaster offers a seasonal menu of unforgettable flavors. The dishes created by Chef Julien Roucheteau exalt the flavors of local products, enhanced by the creativity and vision of the young master chef. ■
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