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Inside Cheval Blanc Paris, LVMH's Newest Luxury Hotel Along the Seine

Located right next to LVMH’s $1 billion mall. 
IMAGE CHAVEL BLANC PARIS
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No one can do luxury quite like LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. The global luxury conglomerate has been steadily expanding its portfolio over the years and recently launched its wildly successful, billion-dollar mall, La Samaritaine. The long-awaited department store opened its doors a few weeks ago and quickly became known as the most luxurious mall in the world housing LVMH’s countless brands. The mall itself is already a huge tourist attraction, but LVMH wants to solidify its presence in the first arrondissement with even grander ventures—a hotel. 

Located right next to LVMH’s La Samaritaine is LVMH’s Cheval Blanc Paris, which just opened its doors. The ultra-luxury hotel matches the vibes of the designer stores next door as it costs $1,500 to stay just one night in Paris’ latest posh establishment. The 72-room hotel is the epitome of top-tier hospitality, featuring a 100-foot infinity pool in the lower levels and a 41-foot pool for the VIPs who book the top floor's 11,000 square foot penthouse. Other amenities of the hotel include four five-star restaurants led by some of Paris’ culinary masterminds, and a private hotel elevator leading to the luxury department store next door. 

Unlike the growing contemporary trend of Parisian hotels, Cheval Blanc Paris stands by its quintessentially French tastes despite its modern touches. One reason for this is its purely French backers—LVMH and the Arnaults. While more and more hotels in the heart of France are run by the ultra-rich of China and the Middle East, Cheval Blanc Paris bleeds French, from its Parfums Christian Dior beauty amenities to the Tiffany & Co gems lining the windows. 

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Dripping in six-star luxury, Cheval Blanc Paris pays homage to the city’s ‘20s era with an Art Deco theme accompanied by the priceless art decorating common rooms and hallways. 

Like La Samaritaine, Cheval Blanc Paris was decades in the making, with architect Peter Marino hiring almost 600 artisans to bring the building to life. 

With all of its glamor, the best thing about Cheval Blanc Paris is something priceless altogether—its coveted location along the Seine that gives almost every room of the hotel a view that its competitors would die for. With the Seine on one side and the Louvre on the other, La Samaritaine and Cheval Blanc Paris are positioning themselves as the new center of luxury in Paris. 

Here's a closer look at LVMH's Cheval Blanc Paris:

The View

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The Rooms 

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The Interiors

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The Dining

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