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    • Built in stylish St.-Germain-des-Prés in 1910, the Hotel Lutetia hummed along as the place for artists and writers to hob knob on Paris’ Left Bank for more than a century. But after several ownership changes and refurbishments reflective of their various eras (some better executed than others), the grand dame needed a new look. Thus, in 2014, her storied doors were shuttered for the first time ever, to embark on a four-year makeover that was equal parts revival and reinvention.Architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte was tasked with the mammoth project of meticulously restoring the undulating Art Nouveau façade adorned with sculpted trellises, grape bunches and dancing cherubs. He also worked with French artisans to uncover long-hidden original details, the most magnificent of which was a grand ceiling fresco by the French painter Adrien Karbowsky that, hidden beneath nearly a dozen layers of paint, took roughly 17,000 hours to restore.In other areas of the hotel, Wilmotte started fresh. When the hotel reopened last summer, regulars discovered that the dark old salon had been demolished to make room for an inner courtyard, and the number of guest rooms had been reduced from 233 to 184. The former flooded the first-floor public spaces with natural light while the latter allowed for the addition of 47 luxurious suites. Meanwhile, every room got a much-needed contemporary update, with Murano glass fixtures, oak floors, and a beige-and-navy-blue color scheme.But the real Parisian vibe occurs in the spaces that are revered by guests and locals alike: Bar Josephine (named for frequent guest Josephine Baker), Le Saint Germain Restaurant (set beneath a dramatic glass ceiling), and Brasserie Lutetia (with three-Michelin-starred chef Gérald Passedat at the helm) have already brought the city’s stylish denizens in from morning until the wee hours of the night. It’s a homecoming, really—for them as well as the grand Lutetia. Casey Hatfield-Chiotti.
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