The Hôtel Scribe Paris, which this year
celebrates 150 years of history in the heart of Paris, is now
The Hôtel Scribe Paris had to satisfy a
specification with more than 200 conditions to fulfill, including
infrastructures, facilities, service and reception, in a bid to
obtain its fifth star.
Traditionally, all the best hotels in Paris
were officially only four-star - despite being entirely five-star
in service and product - as there was little incentive to
pay the higher taxes which were associated with five-star status.
To celebrate its impressive French
history and five-star status, the Hôtel Scribe Paris will host
a series of events between September and December to
recall the great episodes of an equally fetching history. Even
more festively than ever, the month of December will top off this
very Parisian-style anniversary with events designed to highlight
the theme of champagne.
Four months of events:
Culinary creations: From September through December, the Hôtel
Scribe Paris’s three chefs, Sébastien Crison – Head Chef, Eric
Barnerias – Head Pastry Chef and Christophe Simon – Head Barman,
will combine their talents to produce an imaginative series of
“nods” in tribute to the Scribe’s history. This will be a legend
to be tasted, through innovative menus, snacks, tea times or
cocktails and, just as in a period TV series, the Café Lumière
will be decorated to depict the striking styles of these 150
Four Symposia: A story-teller as well as an
historian, the author of the book, L’Hôtel Scribe, une Légende au
Coeur de Paris, will be present every month for a talk and open
discussion on four major topics in the hotel's history: the great
period of the Jockey Club, the Hotel Scribe at the dawn of the
modern age, writers and reporters of the Liberation, and 150 years
in the life of a hotel.
Festive End-of-Year Holiday
Champagne will be the leitmotif of the Hôtel Scribe Paris ’s
anniversary celebration throughout the entire month of December:
decoration based on a campaigning theme, a champagne bar in the
Café Lumière, and a champagne New Year’s eve feast – orchestrated
by Chef Sébastien Crison, to close out the year.
Scribe Paris, located in the heart of Paris, close to the Garnier
Opera and the Place Vendôme, is among the
capital’s historic grand hotels. Erected in 1860, this year it
celebrates its first 150 years and is publishing a book that
recounts this century and a half of history as prestigious as it
is captivating. The aristocratic headquarters of the Jockey Club,
the birthplace of cinema in 1895, the headquarters for the most
famous writers and photographers after Liberation and even the
Parisian residence of Josephine Baker, the Hôtel Scribe Paris is
an integral part of the hotel industry’s illustrious past.
Decorated by a veritable ambassador of French taste, Jacques
Grange, the Hôtel Scribe Paris also occupies a privileged place in
the Parisian hotel industry today. Finally, the Hôtel Scribe Paris
won renown a long time ago for its service and reception, by
appointing the first women caretakers and receptionists, and even
by being responsible for the Golden Keys founded in 1952 by the
hotel’s head caretaker.
Vincent Arnaud, the Hôtel Scribe Paris’s
general manager is committed to pursuing this tradition of high
standards, innovation and the art of entertaining.
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