May 23, 2017 | By Carla Buzasi
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Infamous Parisian haunt Les Bains, previously Les Bains Douches – a consistently popular nightclub haunt for the achingly hip and famous – has undertaken a redesign and now functions as a restaurant and hotel as well. The project is a collaboration between architects and designers Vincent Bastie, Tristan Auer and Denis Montel, maintaining a respectful balance of old and new features, with the monochrome Philippe Starck dancefloor remaining in situ, while the layout has been vastly reconfigured.
There are now 39 rooms and suites, which feature carefully selected materials such as marble and wood, as well as replica sofas from Andy Warhol’s factory and bespoke furniture, while the luxury Les Bains Suite for those with more cash to splash offers a Turkish steam bath among other plush facilities.
Meanwhile, the restaurant Les Bains is a chic brasserie headed up by consulting chef Philippe Labbe and Michael Riss, featuring food that is both locally-sourced and sustainable, with dishes on the menu including Monkfish medallion with pak choi, and roasted Pigeon with date puree, lemon and cinnamon. Finally, it would be foolish to forget the infamous venue’s bread and butter – the club, or Le Club – with its new basin and black and white checkerboard – a tribute to the period setting of Les Bains, now a space for not only partying, but also live shows, concerts and events under the leadership of Lars Krueger who develops musical programming for the venue.
Now in its third reincarnation, it seems the trendy Les Bains has everything to offer the fash pack, as a must-visit destination to eat, sleep and party. –Emily Cater
7 Rue du Bourg-l’Abbé / 33 (0)142770707
Images courtesy of We Heart and Les Bains
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