Hôtel Lutetia in Paris: detox and well-being in the capital

A detox in the heart of Paris? That’s the crazy bet launched at the beginning of 2021 by this palace, undoubtedly one of the capital’s finest hotels. Hôtel Lutetia has everything in store for guests’ well-being : in addition to its superb swimming pool, the Akasha spa offers yoga, meditation, fitness classes and consultations with a renowned nutritionist. Healthy menus and freshly squeezed juices top it all off. You don’t have to go far to feel good!

The façade of the Lutetia (Photo: Hôtel Lutetia)

The most beautiful hotel on the Left Bank

Le Lutetia has been theemblematic address of Paris’s 6th arrondissement since it opened its doors in 1910. Located on the edge of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, opposite the Le Bon Marché department store and close to the Seine, it has been a haven for artists such as Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway. In the 1950s, businessmen and celebrities gathered at the Lutetia bar to enjoy some of the best jazz in Paris.

The view from the hotel’s upper floors (Photo: Hôtel Lutetia)

The Lutetia underwent a complete renovation by Jean-Michel Wilmotte between 2014 and 2018, and now combines the charm of its architectural heritage with the most modern décor and facilities. The hotel offers 184 rooms, including 49 suites.

The Art Nouveau style blends with modernity with great elegance. The colors are soothing, the decor contemporary, and some rooms even have a view of the Iron Lady.

A palace with modern decor (Photo: Hôtel Lutetia)

Rooms at Hôtel Lutetia are larger than the Paris average. Some have balconies and views of the Eiffel Tower. Suites are larger, and most have a separate sitting area.

Stylish rooms (Photo: Hôtel Lutetia)

With large surface areas (up to 180 m², a luxury unheard of in Paris), the signature suites offer all the comfort you could wish for. Designer furniture and bed linen by Garnier-Thiebaut. The hotel doesn’t forget well-being: every reservation in a signature suite includes a spa treatment for two.

A simply magical bathroom (Photo: Hôtel Lutetia)

Spa Akasha: well-being in all its forms

The Akasha wellness center boasts a superb swimming pool, worthy of being featured on the cover of architecture magazines. There’s also a Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, six treatment rooms, hairdresser and a 100 m² high-tech fitness area. The equipment is state-of-the-art, and there are a wide range of classes on offer, from bootcamp to boxing and many styles of yoga. A section is even reserved for body-building.

Duo treatment room (Photo: Hôtel Lutetia)

The common thread running through Spa Akasha is the integration of the four elements of air, water, fire and earth into wellness. According to this philosophy, the spa includes breathing techniques for the Air element, it has infrastructures based on Water, its treatments awaken certain energies attached to the Fire element and you can enjoy healthy menus and detox drinks, in reference to the Earth element.

Cosmetics used at the Lutetia (Photo: Hôtel Lutetia)

The spa menu presents its treatments according to the products used, and therefore the wellness objective targeted. In particular, Spa Akasha has chosen to collaborate with three leading brands specializing in anti-aging and natural cosmetics: Carita, Cellcosmet and Aromatherapy Associates. Detox, anti-aging and slimming are the most common objectives.

The entrance to the Akasha spa (Photo: Hôtel Lutetia)

Note also that the Akasha spa has chosen to work with recognized beauty and wellness experts, such as hairstylist Christophe-Nicolas Biot, micro-nutritionist Valérie Espinasse and massage therapist Daniele Beniamini.

The Akasha Detox program

Spa Akasha has designed a complete program for those wishing to free themselves of toxins. The program is accompanied by a menu of healthy meals and of physical exercise, yoga, meditation and concentration: an invitation to well-being for mind, body and soul. The program is entirely tailor-made, and can be adapted to suit your needs.

A pool with futuristic lines (Photo: Hôtel Lutetia)

A one-to-one consultation with renowned nutritionist Valérie Espinasse (whom we interviewed here) is included in the program, and a team of wellness experts will follow you from the beginning to the end of your stay to provide tailor-made advice.

Daily yoga classes at the Akasha spa (Photo: Hôtel Lutetia)

The package also includes an upgrade to a superior room. Rates start from 935 euros per night, all inclusive.

French cuisine revisited

A true emblem ofFrench art de vivre, the hotel’s restaurants are refined and faithful to its culinary heritage. Chef Benjamin Brial ensures that the palates of Lutetia’s guests delight in gourmet delights in the hotel’s restaurants. If you feel like starting the day with an organic “wellness” breakfast, L’Orangerie serves delicious ones in a relaxing atmosphere.

L’Orangerie restaurant (Photo: Hôtel Lutetia)

Fabrice Hyber’s colorful work on the historic glass roof of the Saint-Germain restaurant raises eyes to the ceiling. People come here for every meal to enjoy classic dishes revisited with Asian flavours. The famous Brasserie Lutetia is overseen by Chef Patrick Charvet, and here classics are punctuated by contemporary touches from breakfast to dinner.

The glass roof of the Saint Germain restaurant (Photo: Hôtel Lutetia)

The hotel has two outdoor patios, which are heated in winter. For sipping spirits, there are two bars at Lutetia. L’Aristide is very exclusive and resembles an intimate private club. The Bar Joséphine boasts a unique decor, with large Art Deco frescoes rising to the ceiling.

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Take advantage of our expertise in wellness breaks and contact us for a personalized quote for theHotel Lutetia.

Rates : From around 480 euros per night in low season. Akasha Détox package from 935 euros per night.

Call us on + 33 1 85 73 22 14 or on +41 22 501 75 16

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