Parisian Elegance Reimagined: Luxe Accommodation for Olympic Visitors

In anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Games, hospitality brand Highstay has revitalised a collection of 19th-century Parisian apartments, offering visitors an elegant alternative to traditional hotel accommodations.

These renovated apartments are not only geared toward Olympic attendees but are also ideal for holidaymakers seeking both short- and long-term stays of up to one month.


Spread across four central locations—Champs-Elysées, Saint-Honoré, Louvre and the Marais—these apartments are nestled within historic Haussmann-era buildings, iconic of the French capital. Highstay’s in-house design team has meticulously preserved the character of these buildings while infusing them with a contemporary flair. “Our interior designers combine the quintessential Parisian style of 19th-century architecture with contemporary materials and modern equipment,” the Highstay team stated. “The association of natural stones, elegant woods, and high-quality fabrics shapes the atmosphere of a room and best connects our guests to the spirit of a place.”

The apartments range from one to three bedrooms and are adorned with a neutral palette. Classical mouldings are juxtaposed with minimally detailed stone and pale wood surfaces, creating a harmonious blend of old and new. Common features across most interiors include arched architectural elements, parquet flooring, travertine surfaces, and dramatic marble used in fireplaces, bathrooms, and kitchens.

Highstay emphasises the kitchen area as the central hub in each apartment, fostering a sense of conviviality. Suite-style bedrooms exude a warm and intimate ambiance through the use of carefully selected wood materials, varied fabrics, and textures. Unique design elements are tailored to the distinct contexts of each location, incorporating large-scale upholstered or wooden headboards, full-wall panelling, bronze-tinted mirrors, and various contemporary furniture and artworks.

One standout example is the two-bedroom Louvre I apartment, overlooking the famous museum on Rue de Rivoli. Here, a grand salon room features the kitchen and living area, highlighted by a ring-shaped light that hangs over the centre of the tall space. The verticality of the room is accentuated by the kitchen millwork and full-height windows. Arched niches on either side of a dark stone fireplace, from which the TV emerges at the touch of a button, add a touch of classic elegance. The primary bathroom is a showcase of luxury, enveloped in richly veined black-and-white marble accented by black fixtures, while the second bathroom offers a warm contrast with its travertine cladding.

Through these thoughtful renovations, Highstay offers a refined and immersive experience for guests, blending the timeless charm of Parisian architecture with the comforts of modern living.

Images by Thomas de Bruyne via Dezeen

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