W Paris-Opéra* – StudioGronda
Restaurant/Bar W Paris-Opéra*Paris, France
Courtesy of Rockwell Group. Completed while a Managing Director at Rockwell Group, Madrid.

The First W Hotel in France

Combining the classic style of the City of Light with the energy of New York, the design of the first W Hotel in France celebrates historic details with a contemporary sparkle. The hotel is located in an elegant 1870s Haussmann-era building near the landmark Opéra Garnier. The striking, neoclassical interior with its vaulted ceilings, crown moldings and column paneling was preserved and brought to new life with bursts of color and light. The project for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide included architectural and interior design of a destination bar on the ground floor, a mezzanine fine dining restaurant by Michelin star chef Sergi Arola, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, high tech meeting rooms and 91 stylish guest rooms and suites.

Awards

2013 International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Winner, Hospitality
2013 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA), Finalist
2013 Conde Nast Traveler, The Hot List: Best New Hotel In The World
2012 Gold Key Award, Winner, Best Lounge/Bar
2012 Gold Key Award, Winner, Best Hotel Design Boutique
2012 Gold Key Award, Winner, Best Exterior
2012 Boutique Design, Best Exterior
2012 Wallpaper*, Finalist, Best Business Hotels

*Completed while a Managing Director at Rockwell Group, Madrid.