The storied Hôtel de Crillon (a Rosewood Hotel) unveils its reimagined Le Poète suite on Monday September 3 – an exhibition-cum-suite. Located on the top floor of the palace – originally commissioned by Louis XV and built on the Place de la Concorde in 1758 – the space (from €5,500 to €7,000 per night), curated by gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin and featuring sculptures, paintings and photographs, is one of the hotel’s sumptuous Ateliers d’Artistes created by noted interior designer Chahan Minassian for the Crillon’s relaunch in 2017, following a four-year renovation.
Among the artworks are the glazed porcelain Summer Breeze bust (2014) by Czech artist Klara Kristalova; Gregor Hildebrandt’s With Pink Roses (2017), a digital pigment print on aluminium; the large-scale Alice sculpture (2013) by Xavier Veilhan; Naked Me Contemplates Death, a lithograph by Takashi Murakami – as well as a selection of photographs, including Whole Days Would Be Spent Under the Spell of B, or C, or W (2013) by French artist Sophie Calle.
Guests can book into the suite until Monday December 31, but there will also be opportunities for the public to view the collection in a series of guided tours on Sunday September 16, Thursday October 18 and Friday October 19. In addition, during the months of September and October, Emmanuel Perrotin will assume his role as Hôtel de Crillon’s curator and provide guests with his insider’s guide to the city’s cultural highlights.