A flagship of the Besse Signature Group, The Bel Ami Hotel, which opened its doors in 2005, has managed to conquer the heart of the Parisians as well as of their international clients to become in incomparable location in Saint Germain des Prés. Text – Florence Bernardin. Photos – Frédéric Delmas.
Designed in an ancient printing house where the first novel from Guy de Maupassant, “Good Friend”, was edited, the Bel Ami Hotel distinguishes itself from other hotels with its diversity and originality of its rooms, notably the ones autographed by the architect Philippe Maidenberg. Cheerful, warm, and featuring beautiful materials, the new rooms composed of pink and green tones are rather surprising with their contemporary look and their understated luxury. “The clients who frequent the hotels want to have a new experience and enjoy the colors and materials which you can’t find everywhere”, explains Laurence Guinebretière, General Director of the hotel. These rooms provide a different setting and concept where one quickly finds oneself at ease and where each seemingly minute detail is unforgettable.
Crowned a five star hotel several months ago, the hotel is located two steps from the mythical cafes “Le Flore” and “Les Deux Magots”, two locations which are also distinguished by their high class services. The bar at the Bel Ami which is both intimate and lively at the same time, serves delicious cocktails as well as a menu by Christophe Hay, offerint dishes created with a base of natural products. “Our wish is to put the Bel Ami at the center of Saint Germain des Prés, says Laurence Guinebretière. “We therefore regularly organize events and literary evenings to bring together known actors and artists.”
With the goal to also host business meetings and seminars, the Bel Ami offers a variety of conference rooms furnished with ultra modern equipment as well as a VIP area to welcome important guests. With the recent opening of the well-being spa Esthederm, which provides face and body treatments for both men and women, the Bel Ami aims to be a hotel which is both full of life and serene, at the heart of one of the most popular Parisian neighborhoods.