Shangri-La Hotel, Paris unveils Health Club
A new wellness oasis has opened in the heart of the French capital. Located in what was originally the stables of Prince Roland Bonaparte’s hôtel particulier, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris’ new wellness retreat includes fitness facilities, a pool with an outdoor terrace and a beauty treatment centre. The transformation of the space is a tribute to the creative vision of interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, the hotel’s long-time collaborator and signature designer.
The pool, treatment rooms and fitness area are configured in a harmonious duplex formation, which optimise both space and natural daylight and provide a serene ambiance, emphasising the landmark building’s classical French architecture and high vaulted ceilings. In a nod to Prince Roland Bonaparte’s passion for botany, the décor features luxurious flora and water-inspired motifs.
A serene colour palette of watery blues and celadon green, sophisticated materials and Asian-inspired touches create a modern and timeless retreat, from the pool’s oriental carpet inspired mosaic tiling to the Asian-inspired bespoke carpeting and the chinoiserie-style celadon wallpaper in the fitness facilities.
A wrap-around mezzanine overlooking the pool completes the ensemble by offering access to large, fully appointed treatment cabins and a state-of-the-art fitness area. Thanks to its soaring ceilings and a south-facing position, the Health Club is illuminated by natural light – a rare feature in an urban wellness facility. On the ceiling, a trompe l’oeil sky motif extends an open-ended invitation to slow down and relax.