Coco Charm meets ritz glitz: the new-look suites at the Ritz, Paris

The Coco Chanel Suite at the recently reopened Ritz Paris is a chic highlight of the hotel’s impressive four-year, multimillion-dollar restoration. The suite – named for the French fashion designer who lived at the hotel for 34 years – is distinctively refined in its design, with a colour palette and furnishings said to reflect the designer’s love for Asian lacquer, gilded mirrors and the pairing of black with white.

The Coco Chanel suite is one of 15 Prestige Suites that are named for the elite writers, artists, designers and nobility who have all been guests (or lived) at the hotel in the years since its opening in 1898. Originally a palatial residence built in the early 18th century, the famed hotel – located in Paris’ First Arrondissement on the Place Vendôme – needed updates to its infrastructure and technology, and closed in July 2012 for a refurbishment.

French architect and designer Thierry W. Despont revived the classic property while retaining its original, elegant character. Furnishings have been restored and new antiques and trinkets added to differentiate each guest room and common area, with exquisite effect.

Ritz Paris has also introduced the world’s first and only Chanel spa.

Rates for the Coco Chanel Suite at Ritz Paris start from €25,000 (about A$36,526), per night.

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