Hotel Banke 5* joins Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels. The iconic Hotel Banke is the first property in Paris and the fourth in France to join the unique portfolio of one-of-a-kind properties around the world that champion Autograph Collection Hotels’ values of vision, design and craft.
Located in the heart of the Parisian Opera district, Hotel Banke is moments from Galeries Lafayette, the city’s most exclusive shopping centre, and less than one mile away from the Louvre Museum. The hotel occupies the former headquarters of Crédit Commercial de France originally designed by architects Paul Friesé and Cassien Bernard. The elegant, stately façade of the 20th century building dominates the corner of Rue La Fayette and Rue Pillet, harking back to the French Belle Époque period.
Hotel Banke has an elegant feel throughout its 91 guest rooms and suites, with original features seamlessly blending with contemporary design touches, such as statement modern furniture and rich soft furnishings. Every room has been meticulously designed to create the ultimate tranquil escape from the bustling streets of Paris. The hotel is home to a bespoke collection of jewellery and art displayed throughout the hotel, sourced from various corners of the world; a nod to the building’s history as safe keeper of luxury items.
John Licence, VP Premium & Select Brands Europe at Marriott International, says: “We are delighted to expand our offering of one-of-a-kind hotels to Paris with Hotel Banke. With its unique heritage as a former bank headquarters, and stunning design, Hotel Banke perfectly embodies Autograph Collection Hotel’s independent spirit.”
The Josefin, Hotel Banke’s restaurant is the heart of the hotel, its cuisine is a subtle blend of signature French dishes with Indochinese touches. Signature dishes include ‘Seriole Hariamasa Ceviche’ and ‘Duck Breast marinated with Yuzu’. As cocktail hour strikes, guests needn’t look further than LeBar, the hotel’s exquisite bar offers a selection of the finest French cognacs, an extensive list of wines, champagnes, local beers and gin and tonic signature cocktails. The bar is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day exploring the French capital.
The hotel´s meeting rooms are a show stopping venue for corporate clientele. The largest space ‘Salle des Coffres’ offers the rare opportunity to view more than 460 of the former Crédit Commercial de France´s hidden vaults, many of which still belong to some of the Paris´s best-known historical figures such as Gustave Eiffel; the civil engineer and architect of the Eiffel Tower. The wonder and mystery of the items behind each sealed door promise to ignite intriguing conversation among guests.