Built in 1928 by French architect André Arfvidson, the exquisite Prince de Galles hotel on avenue Georges V has reopened after an extensive but sensitive renovation. Designed by in-demand hospitality interiors specialist Pierre-Yves Rochon (whose past projects include The Savoy in London and a host of Four Seasons hotels), the lobby, rooms and suites pay tribute to the graphic lines and materials of the art deco period, featuring rare black Saint Laurent marble, original mosaics in the bathrooms and elegant striped ebony cabinets. Paris-based interior architect Bruno Borrione brought his vision to the eclectically furnished ground-floor bar (which features a 4m chandelier) and the restaurant, with its white leather cocoon chairs, white marble tables and a marble open kitchen. The restaurant opens onto the palm tree-filled patio, trimmed with original listed art deco mosaics.

Photography: Sylvie Bequet