Following the success of La Réserve, a set of private short-stay apartments in Paris, the hotel and spa edition has now launched in a Haussmann-style mansion, just off Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré. In many ways, the property is the antithesis to the minimal, monochrome blueprint lauded by its predecessor; it’s 40 rooms are laden with yards of silk, damask and brocade, and bathrooms are heavy on luxe materials that include carrara and Turquin blue marble- no surprise, considering the design was conceived by Jacques Garcia, who looked to painter James Tissot’s depictions of bourgeois 19th century Paris for inspiration. However, the devotion to top notch service and five-star amenities is still there: case and point, the in-house fine dining restaurant, Le Gabriel, overseen by Jerome Banctel, and France’s first Nescens spa, which includes a 16-metre swimming pool.