Maisons Pariente opens Le Grand Mazarin


Maisons Pariente has unveiled its first Parisian address with the opening of Le Grand Mazarin. Located in the heart of the Marais district, the hotel comprises 61 rooms and suites, a restaurant, bar, winter garden, cabaret and an indoor swimming pool.  

Designed by Martin Brudnizki, the hotel bears the hallmarks of the designer’s refined yet eclectic style. Located in a 14th century building, Le Grand Mazarin sees the Pariente family demonstrating their passion for art throughout, with nearly 500 works scattered across the hotel. Maisons Pariente and Brudnizki have also called upon the skills of a number of French craft houses, such as the Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Companies).    

Le Grand Mazarin Suite

Le Grand Mazarin Bathroom

Contemporary artists Jacques Merle and Sophia Pega have each created bespoke work for Le Grand Mazarin. The work of Menorcan-born Sophie Pega sees Le Grand Mazarin’s winter garden dressed with 12 celestial windows inspired by tarot cards.  

Jacques Merle meanwhile created the hotel’s unique indoor swimming pool fresco, made up of flowers and hand-painted trees that evoke the Greek myth of Narcissus.  

Le Grand Mazarin Pool

The hotel is home to a range of additional amenities, including its bar and restaurant Boubalé, and a secret cabaret space. 

“It’s immensely satisfying to be coming to the end of this wonderful project, which began over 5 years ago,” says Leslie Kouhana, President of Maisons Pariente. “It’s also the pleasure of a job well done, thanks to the commitment of everyone involved in this collective dream. The dream of opening a 5-star hotel in the Marais, in the heart of old Paris, to create a place that evokes emotions and embodies qualities such as boldness, joy and sensitivity, anchored in its city and open to its neighbourhood, as an invitation to come and celebrate life. It’s been a wonderful adventure and, in the end, an exceptional project.” 

Kimberley Cohen, Artistic Director of Maisons Pariente, adds: “Paris, our city, the Marais, a district that never stops reinventing itself… At Le Grand Mazarin, we wanted to give art and creativity pride of place, thanks to some marvellous talents: decorator Martin Brudnizki and our artistic curator Amélie Du Chalard, who have not hesitated to mix styles, periods and media, but also artists, ancestral craft houses, and graphic designers… Le Grand Mazarin seems to have always been there, a part of this traditional yet avant-garde district of Paris.” 

Photography: © Vincent Leroux

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