André Saraiva at Grand Hotel Amour
Businessman and VIP party-goer André Saraiva teamed up with the writers Glenn O’Brien and Olivier Zahm to reimagine the famous Hôtel Grand Amour.
Victoire de Castellane, Thomas Lenthal, Gildas Loaëc, Vincent Darré, Olivier Zahm, Elie Top, Charlotte Chesnais, Jeanne Damas and Yasmine Eslami were among Saraiva’s friends who toured the much-anticipated hotel and sampled some dishes from its restaurant some weeks ago in Paris.
“I am very pleased with the place; it’s very cute and full of nice details. That includes the framed photographs of André naked,” said Maison Kitsuné cofounder Loaëc, who designed the hotel staff’s outfits.
The black-walled corridors lead to 20 rooms, each of which are different. Some have been created by distinguished artists and designers: Marc Newson (for leather aficionados); Pierre Le-Tan (arsenic green walls covered with the prettiest, most playful graffiti you’ll ever see); Alexandre de Betak (black walls and 200 mini mirrored disco balls hanging from the ceiling); Terry Richardson (with images of Batman and Robin as you could never have imagined them); and Sophie Calle (disquieting photographs).
There’s also a spa, a cafe, an upscale brasserie and a cocktail lounge inspired by the Ritz’s Bar Hemingway.
Where? 8 rue Navarin (00 33 1 48 78 31 80; www.hotelamour paris.fr). Doubles from €155