Fabulous Hotels :: Pershing Hall, Paris

While I was on an extended trip to Paris {but not nearly long enough}, I was looking for a new nightspot {other than the ever popular Hôtel Costes} and I stumbled upon Pershing Hall, a luxury boutique hotel designed by the famous Andrée Putman {she also designed Morgan’s NYC, La Maison La Pagode in Tel-Aviv, Blue Spa at the Bayerischer Hof hotel in Munich, and the Maison Guerlain store on the Champs Elysées, among many others.} Hervé Vermeesch designed the hotel’s restaurant.

Once I arrived, I made my way past the 100 ft tall living wall designed by Patrick Blanc to the upstairs bar/lounge where I made friends with the bartenders and some of the other local patrons who showed this petite Américain some amazing hot spots after the bar closed {who says the French are rude!?,} which made for a very memorable evening {but that’s a story for another time <wink>.}

Some fun facts about the hotel ::

  • The living wall was the first of its kind in Paris and is still the tallest at 100 feet tall.

  • The vertical garden is composed of 300 species of plants, from the tropics to the mountains.

  • The courtyard now has a retractable glass roof!

  • The Count of Paris built the hotel for his mistress

  • The hotel was the headquarters of General Pershing’s American troops during World War II
Here is just a glimpse of the fabulous interiors/ambience at Pershing Hall {click on image to enlarge and begin slideshow}