Place to stay & dine in Paris: Pershing Hall
Whenever Steve & I travel, we try to stay in boutique and designer hotels for the inspiration and creativity they usually provide and of course in Paris, they are 'a few' of them. I didn't stay at the Pershing Hall Hotel but I had a very enjoyable lunch at the Pershing Hall Restaurant three years ago and I remember loving this haven of nature in the centre of Paris hidden behind a facade dating from the Second Empire. Pershing Hall was reinvented by internationally acclaimed French designer and Interior Architect Andree Putman, who took a small, non-event courtyard and turn it into a spectacular Parisian version of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and use it as a venue for lunch and dinner...very chic and very Parisian.
Some people think that it's Putman’s best interior work: a strong combination of French contemporary sensibility and tradition but what really did it for me, was the hotel's most innovative feature: a vertical garden, 34-metres high, that covers one wall with tropical plants - lit up at night by hundreds of fairy lights.
Putman is not new to hotels, she has done the Sheraton Hotel in Paris Roissy and the Morgans Hotel in New York.