Posted in News on 21 March, 2016

Starwood’s newest independent brand more than doubles footprint in Europe with the addition of Le Metropolitan and Le Dokhan’s

Tribute Portfolio, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, has announced its indie arrival in France with the addition of two Parisian properties, Le Metropolitan and Le Dokhan’s.

Located close together in the upmarket 16th Arrondissement of Paris, the properties mark yet another entry into a coveted market for global travelers by the brand, further propelling its rapid expansion in the first year.

“When we surveyed our SPG members back at launch, nearly 70 per cent of them expressed desire to have a Tribute Portfolio property in Paris, specifically because they wanted an independent hotel experience when visiting this iconic city,” said Dave Marr, Global Brand Leader for Tribute Portfolio. “Filled with immense style and culture, Paris is the perfect fit for the Tribute Portfolio brand’s indie flair, and we are delighted to debut the brand in France with these two beautifully designed independent hotels.”

Le Metropolitan, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Designed by French architect Francois Champsaur, Le Metropolitan’s elegant and modern aesthetic brings the essence of Paris to life in a traditional 19th Century Haussmann-style building.  The rooms and suites feature a soothing color palette complemented by hardwood floors, beautiful local artwork and inspiring views over the city. Guests can relax in the hotel’s pool and wellness center before sampling local and Mediterranean cuisine in the property’s glamourous restaurant.

Le Dokhan’s, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel 

Originally conceived as a private townhouse, Le Dokhan’s retains the feeling of an intimate Parisian residence. The hotel’s interior design was crafted by celebrated local designer, Frederic Mechiche, who stayed true to the property’s neo-classical style. A treasure trove of antiques, the hotel features an original Louis Vuitton lift cabin, hand painted friezes, custom made fabrics and works of art by Picasso, Klee and Matisse. Le Dokhan’s is also home to the city’s very first Champagne bar, where guests can still choose from more than200 different varieties of premium champagne.

Both hotels are located within easy reach of landmarks, such as the Trocadero Gardens, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.

“Expanding Starwood’s portfolio in Paris has been a priority, and I’m thrilled that we can now offer our SPG members and global guests two additional properties that each come with their own personality and charm,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “The Tribute Portfolio brand’s continued roll-out reflects the growing global trend and traveler demand for independent, yet dependable high-end travel experiences, and we look forward to working with the Dokhan family to deliver truly indie experiences to our SPGmembers and guests.”

Image caption: Le Metropolitan suite

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