The tailored rooms have modern tan and grey furniture but the design is reminiscent of nineteenth century Paris. Trimmed with neat baseboards and moldings, each room feels well-edited, every piece of furniture has some sort of distinct purpose and meaning. The white marble on the bathroom floor, bathtub and sink contribute fresh detail that reimagines this historical building makes its guests feel like they are living life luxuriously. Mr. Romain Rio, owner of both Hotel Chateaubriand and the nearby hotel George Washington, (43 Rue Washington) has created an evolving style that incorporates both modern and classical pieces and leaves us captivated by every detail. We felt comfortable and at ease as we unwinded from our travels and prepared to get to work. We began shooting model Myrtille Revemont just outside of Hotel Chateaubriand. Myrtille is a true Parisian (avec un visage Français) whose beauty and aesthetic correlates perfectly with the design and impression of the hotel and its rich surroundings. Our discovery of this location is all thanks to Parisian photographer, NeO Tony Lee. Lee was extremely helpful in the production of the photo shoot, creating a behind the scenes fashion video and recommending only the best, most scenic shooting locations. Every time Lee stays in Paris (which is often) he resides at the Hotel Chateaubriand. “It’s my home,” he said and soon it felt like our home away from home as well.
Our work day was easy and enjoyable and we were able to refresh and relax in our dreamy, classical room after a long day of shooting. Another benefit of staying at the Hotel Chateaubriand is that it is not difficult to travel to any location from this base. This will enhance anyone’s overall Paris travel experience. The convenience of this location allowed us to travel at a swift pace from point A to point B with the Avenue George V Paris metro within three minute walking distance. We strongly recommend Hotel Chateaubriand to anyone looking for une vrai expérience Parisian. Allow this nostalgic Parisian destination to inspire you and your travels. ■ LE FA I R MA G A Z I NE | 1 5 9