Residence Eisenhower: a particulier hotel in Reims

Completed in 2021, the restoration and interior design project by Chatillon Architects has given new life to a prestigious construction. It was built between 1911 and 1913 as the private home of a wealthy industrialist, to become later the headquarters of a well-known champagne company. The particulier hotel that is now located there owes its name to General Eisenhower, who dwelt there for a few months in 1945, when the allied forces reconquered Reims. The exterior of the building, designed by the Parisian architect François-Adolphe Bocage, is in neo-Louis XVI style and eclectically blends eighteenth-century motifs with Art Nouveau and Art Déco.

The abundance of the facade, decorated with garlands of flowers and fruits, contrasts with the composed elegance of the interiors, characterized by the extensive use of wood, marble, precious windows and refined wrought iron elements. With this restoration, its function was reinvented but the building's yesteryear atmosphere remained unchanged. The bedrooms are all different and each of them echoes the history of a truly unique place.

Even the bathrooms recall the spirit of an early 20th century family home, gorgeously interpreted by the retro lines of Devon&Devon furnishings and accessories: the Draycott bathtub with Decò legs, the Coventry and White Rose taps, the Chelsea lamp, the Gatsby mirror and Old Navy accessories.