Hospes Lancaster in Paris, France, Joins ARTEH(r)

Released on = May 30, 2007, 9:19 am

Press Release Author = Candice Machado

Industry = International Trade

Press Release Summary = ARTEH® - Hotels and Resorts presents another hotel in Paris,
France, the Hospes Lancaster, just steps away from the Champs - Elysées.

Press Release Body = The luxurious and "Petit Palais" hotel Hospes Lancaster, is an
intimate refuge that surrounds a honey suckle perfumed Zen courtyard. The stunning
indoor decoration is such a perfect mix match of modern and traditional elements
that one naturally surrenders to the comfort, quality and elegance of the whole

Built by a Spanish nobleman, Santiago Grake del Castillo in 1889, after purchasing
the land from Prince and Princess d'Hennin, the building mirrors the magnificent
19th century architecture of the ancient regime

The house stayed in the Castillo family until 1925 at which time it was sold to the
famous Suisse hotelier Emile Wolf, responsible for the alterations and the
inauguration in 1930.

The hotel's philosophy, until this day, is a result of the hotelier's anxiousness in
marrying the old and the new.

During the refurnishing, Emile Wolf and the housekeeper, daughter of an antiques
salesman, scored all the auction houses looking to buy furniture, antique clocks,
chandeliers, lamps, tapestries, crystals and other objects used to furnish and
decorate the Hotel.

The result is a sight for soar eyes, as this ARTEH® Hotel offers a "Parisian Chic"
environment, richly decorated with Louis XV and Louis XVI style furniture, perfectly
combined with a modern and relaxing vibe.

With a total of 60 rooms, including 11 suites some of which view the Eiffel Tower
and the Sacre Coeur, the hotel is proud of the tranquility and top personalized
service offered to all the guests.

Luxury, elegance, comfort and the attention to detail has made this hotel many
celebrity's prime accommodation choice, from royalty to government, names like King
Umberto from Italy, Marlene Dietrich, Jeremy Irons, Greta Garbo, Grace Kelly, David
Linch and others, part of the high society world of Culture, Arts, Politic and
Finance, have stayed at the Lancaster.

Some of the hotel's suites have even been named after the guests, as is the case of
the Marlene Dietrich Suite, who made the Hotel her home for 3 years.

Another famous resident who left a considerable marc in the Hotel was the Russian
immigrant painter, Boris Pastoukhoff. After taking a course at the Academy of Fine
Arts in Kiev, Pastoukhoff started his artistic career in Belgrade as a portrait
artist. He arrived in Paris in 1931 and exhibited his work in a number of different
places like the Salon dês Tuileries, the Salon d'Automne and private gardens.

As the hotel's guest, Pastoukoff gave over 80 paintings in exchange for his
expenses. Those paintings hang on the walls until this date, baring witness to the
expertise of the portraitist.

As a delicious complement to the hotel's luxury and elegance, the Hospes Lancaster
invites you to lunch or dine at the La Table du Lancaster. Winner of a Michelin
Star, the restaurant opened the doors on March 2004, with menus designed by Michelin
Star Chef Michael Troisgros.

The dishes combine live, tangy and spicy flavors, which are a result of the Chef's
world tours and Italian blood, and are served in a modern environment or the Zen

Other then leisure, the hotel is also an excellent choice for business. The Hospes
Lancaster has a private room, which is ideal for a meeting or private dinner for 14.

And last, but definitely not least, for a roof top view of the city, you can take
the elevator up to the eighth floor and enjoy a couple of hours in the Fitness
Center working out and admiring, for example, the Montmarte.

This is another hotel to join the ARTEH® world, and another reason for you to be
apart of it as well.

About ARTEH® - Hotels and Resorts

Best Independent Hotel Chain - Publituris Awards 2004 and 2005

ARTEH® - Hotels and Resorts is a soft brand independent Hotel Chain with a Luxury
Collection of Charming & Exclusive Boutique Hotels and Resorts, with Golf and Spa.

ARTEH® offers a different lifestyle, in an exquisite and charming environment, be it
to get away from daily stress, for a relaxing weekend, prolonged vacations or even a
business event.

With the new Online Reservation System and ARTEH®'s selection, booking has never
been so simple. Your destiny is only a Click away.

For further information on ARTEH® please visit ARTEH®.

Web Site = http://www.arteh-hotels.com/

Contact Details = www.arteh-hotels.com
Tel: +351 217 803 470
Fax: +351 217 803 479

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