Located in a cultural heart of Paris, the Hotel Banke is just steps off of the esteemed Haussmann Boulevard in the Opera neighborhood. Working its way up from a four-star hotel to five-star hotel in September of 2014. The Hotel Banke now holds the prestigious five-star rating in Paris.
The renovation from bank to hotel has given the Hotel Banke a unique atmosphere and look. When you first arrive the hotel’s history is written in stone, quite literally. There are still remnants of the hotels banking past on the exterior of the building. Stepping further into the hotel enhances and welcomes you into the exotic world of the Banke Hotel.Photo Credit: Hotel Banke
Drawing upon Asian inspired interior design, the Hotel Banke has put a modern twist on the accent design concepts. While the interior is bathed in luxury, as many hotels in Paris are, there is a feeling of comfort and ease that allows you to enjoy the Josefin restaurant. At the Josefin restaurant (accessible for both clients of the hotel and non clients of the hotel for both lunch and dinner) Chef Romain Roland has created a wondrous Mediterranean menu, available on week days and only for lunch, price from 39€ for 2 courses or 45€ for 3 courses.
If you’re not looking for a full meal definitely head over to the Lolabar. The Lolabar boast a selection of over 100 gin and tonics, signature drinks, and tapas from 7€ .Photo Credit: Hotel Banke
When booking your stay at Hotel Banke you have the options of five different room styles to choose from: the Single to suite, prices ranging from 210€ – 450€ on average. Each room is equipped with free Wi-Fi (also available in all of the areas of the hotel), Bluetooth connectivity, a LCD flat screen television, and even a Nespresso machine in some rooms. The Hotel Banke also has a wellness area including fitness, hamam and sauna.Photo Credit: Hotel Banke
Hotel Banke also boasts its ability to host gatherings and meetings. The Salon Eiffel can hold up to 50 people and the Salon La Fayette has the ability to hold up to 75 people, and connected together, all of the -1 level rooms can accommodate up to 185 people in cocktail style. These rooms are great for hosting gatherings, meetings, or small parties.
The Hotel Banke is definitely the place to stay if you want to be close to the Galeries Lafayette for shopping or if you are a couple looking for a romantic stay in central Paris. Hotel Bankes welcoming and sophisticated atmosphere will give you a time in Paris you won’t soon forget.
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