In partnership with Art Actuel, this boutique hotel in downtown Paris hosts the RLife event every first and third Thursday of the month. While the artwork remains on display for two weeks, the debut event is a one-time chance to experience the art in all of its dimensions.
Guests arrive at 6 p.m. to enjoy the "vernissage" (a French term loosely translated as "art drink") of two drinks -- either wine or the night's signature cocktail -- and a plate of cheese or charcuterie for EUR 40. As they sip and nibble, visitors can wander through the lobby and Bar Chinois to view the exhibits. And with the artists on-site for each event, guests can discuss the process and the meaning behind their favorite pieces, and perhaps even take one home. (Exhibited artworks are available for purchase.)
While the vernissage is unique among five-star luxury hotels in Paris, the property's diverse representation of artists is even more dynamic. Visitors may view the avant-garde pieces by Faz alongside the photography of Christophe Keime, for example, or the bold paintings of Wong Wa next do Leo Caillard's photographs. Designed to inspire, each RLife event draws on Paris' rich cultural landscape to provide an intimate encounter with today's artists.
These RLife events reflect the property's greater commitment to discovering the side of Paris only locals know about. From its personalized, insider recommendations for things to do and see (courtesy of the R Navigator), to its authentic French cuisine at Le Pinxo restaurant, to its exciting range of amenities like a full-service spa and luxurious guest rooms, this is one hotel where masterpieces are created in hospitality every day.
About the Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel
A distinctive choice among Paris 5-star luxury hotels, the Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel welcomes travelers with luxurious accommodations, world-class cuisine and a location just steps away from all the best sights, including the Louvre and Orsay museums. Before guests explore the surrounding area, however, they can take stock of the hotel's considerable attractions. Guest rooms, for example, include flat-screen LCD televisions, marble bathrooms and plush bedding, while the hotel's Vendome SPA by Asian Villa offers extensive facilities and a full range of treatments. When guests want to taste the best of Paris, the celebrated Le Pinxo restaurant, helmed by Michelin-starred chef Alain Dutournier, is on property and ready to inspire palates with dishes hailing from the South of France. A fitness center, indoor spa and sauna are also available to guests, while one meeting room with 258 square feet of space ensures every gathering is both stylish and memorable.
CONTACT: Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel 4, Rue du Mont Thabor Paris 75001 France 33-1-4020-2000 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/parvd-renaissance-paris-vendome-hotel/