Located in the city’s 9th arrondissement, and with renowned names in design and gastronomy at the creative helm, La Fantaisie will provide a tranquil escape for travellers to Paris when it opens in the spring.
La Fantaisie, a botanical-themed boutique hotel, is set to open in the Faubourg-Montmartre neighbourhood of Paris in the spring, the first hotel project in the City of Light from the renowned Swedish designer, Martin Brudnizki.
Brudnizki is using the property’s location on Rue Cadet — named for 16th-century gardeners and brothers Jacques and Jean Cadet — as inspiration for the design, which centres around a magnificent courtyard garden.
The property, which is by the family-owned Leitmotiv Hotels group, will have 63 rooms and 10 suites, a holistic spa in partnership with the French brand, Holidermie, and dining concepts directed by the acclaimed chef, Dominique Crenn.
Crenn, who is a French native but has resided in the United States since the 1980s, is known as a creative visionary in the culinary world. She is the only woman chef to have been awarded three Michelin stars for her restaurant Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, California.
She will bring her local, sustainable, and zero-waste ethos to La Fantaisie’s flagship restaurant, Golden Poppy, with menus that draw from nature, served in a space inspired by an antique garden greenhouse with a glass roof.
Following the overarching garden theme, guest rooms at La Fantaisie are being designed to provide a total disconnection from the city outside. Drawing from nature, the colour palette will consist of soft greens, warm yellows, and coral, while ornate walls and ceilings will be covered in floral wallpaper.
Brudnizki’s prolific work spans hospitality to retail, with projects including hotels like The Beekman in New York, Four Seasons Astir Palace in Greece, and Soho Beach House in Miami; private members clubs such as the elaborate Annabel’s in London and The Britely in Los Angeles; restaurants including Baur’s in Zurich and Mother Wolf in Los Angeles; and retail projects such as Harrods Wine Bar and Fortnum & Mason Hong Kong.