BanKe Hotel, Paris
Hotel BanKe is an elegant four-star hotel in the perfect location for shopping enthusiasts, part way along Rue Lafayette, surrounded by exquisite boutiques and steps away from the world famous Galleries Lafayette.
Until 2008 the building was a bank headquarters and the lobby is full of hints of its previous use, cleverly preserved to become part of the decor.
The hotel also boasts an extensive art collection as well as many artifacts collected by its owner from around the world.
The spectacular lobby has an ornate glass domed ceiling which leads on to an open plan bar area to one side and restaurant on the other.
The hotel group also has properties in Spain and the unusual decor in the bar gives the perfect setting for Spanish style tapas.
In addition to the less formal bar, Restaurant Josefin offers fine dining to residents and visitors.
The 94 rooms and corner suites ooze luxury, with rich tones of cream, chocolate and purple, marble bathrooms and plenty of dark leather punctuated with diamante.
The hotel also boasts an extensive art collection, with stunning pieces in all the rooms, and the owner displays unusual artefacts from his travels around the hotel.
Rue La Fayette 20
Tel: (33) 1 55 33 22 22