CHATEAUBRIAND: YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Writer Courtney Snyder @csnydzzz Photos Courtesy of Hotel Chateaubriand
xhausted from trotting city to city, we were looking forward to staying in a quaint hotel in the heart of Paris’s main attractions. We arrived and settled into Hotel Chateaubriand, located in The Golden Triangle in Paris's 8th Arrondissement between three of it’s most famous boulevards: the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Avenue Montaigne, and the Avenue George. This triangle attracts one of the world’s most glamorous crowds due to its fashion houses (Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel), boutiques and restaurants. Costes, owner of extravagant restaurants such as L’Avenue is also located in the Golden Triangle. We not only felt relieved, but also experienced a classic ambiance at this historic hotel located down the surprisingly quiet side street (Rue Chateaubriand) of the famous Champs-Elysées. As we knew we
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were going to be here for a lengthy photo shoot, we were pleased to receive such supportive accommodations from each and every staff member. Right away we were immersed in an atmosphere highly conducive to creativity. One of the first things we noticed in the hotel was an elaborate winding staircase that portrayed whimsical style, with uncluttered lines, timeless white steps and a black metal finish. Directly above the staircase hangs an improvident chandelier finished with gold accents and white crystals, leaving guests with an exceptional first impression of Hotel Chateaubriand. The interior and décor alone — bedrooms featuring sheepskin throws, chic neutralcolored rugs and pillow shams — are enough to envelope us in luxury. The simple yet elegant contemporary art ties the many different textures and patterns together: cheetah print pillow, striped rugs, and golden vintage mirrors.