Paris’ hot spot Les Bains-Douches is back, but not necessarily in the way you’d expect. The name is keeping all of the glitz, glamour, and clout it’s become known for, but the popular club is making an appearance in the hospitality industry. Les Bains reopened on June 4th with a celebrity-ridden party and a few new structural additions—namely 39 guest rooms and suites.
The location has seen an enormous amount of change since its first role as a private thermal bath house back in 1885. In 1978, the club gave nightlife a new standard by regularly hosting names like Andy Warhol, Yves Saint-Laurent, Bono, Prince, and more. The newest reinvention of Les Bains builds off of that luxurious reputation and keeps some of the space’s most iconic details: a former bath house water tank has been transformed into a dining area, a replica of the legendary pool and a steam room make up the hotel spa, but the façade remains completely unchanged.
The pedigree extends far past the prevailing details. Denis Montel—an architect known for his work with Hermès boutiques—designed the ground floor brasserie, keeping Philippe Starck’s black-and-white checkered dance floor. The prices for a room range from $540 to $1,983 per night designed by Paris’ own Tristan Auer. You can find more information on reserving a room on the Les Bains-Douches Hotel website.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.
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