It’s always very special when a neglected heritage property gets a new lease of life, and particularly when that new era signals its rebirth as a luxury hotel. That was indeed the case when the InterContinental chain secured what had been a hospital for 800 years to create what’s now the Hotel Dieu in the city of Lyon. Clever interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel opted for an understated luxury vibe and the result is nothing short of breathtaking. One of the most impressive spaces is the transformation of the grand dome into Le Dôme Bar. Once it housed a chapel; now guests can meet under the 32m high ceiling. The man responsible for this incredible feature, Jacques-Germain Soufflot, died before the dome was finished, but it now bears his name in tribute to his vision.
In a nod to Lyon’s past as the capital of the European silk industry, the hotel showcases a wonderful collection of delightful silk screen panels, cushions and soft furnishings designed by Lyonnais silk creator Verel de Belval, a subsidiary of the Hermès group. When superimposed against the original architecture, the result is simply splendid.
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