With 45 rooms and 11 suites, the Lancaster has a mansion and ‘small palace’ feeling. Large windows make the rooms brighter, and each room overlooks the Berri street or the courtyard-gardens. The Lancaster offers a private and quiet atmosphere, away from the bustle of Paris. The hotel has housed many a grande dame over the years. In the 1930s, Marlene Dietrich lived in one of the apartments for three years, and today the suite named after her has a grand piano in the living room.
Built as a private residence in 1889, the hotel still exudes the personal ambiance of a stylish home. Legendary hotelier Emile Wolf hunted for antiques across Paris’ best auction houses, and the impressive collection creates a ravishing backdrop to this day. Further enhancing the home-away-from-home vibe is the interior garden whose lush plants come from five different continents. Given the serene setting in the heart of Paris, no wonder that such present day grande dames and gentlemen have all stayed here.