Hotel Carlton Lyon: La Vie en Rouge | Jessica Benavides Canepa | Journalist | Food. Luxe. Travel

Jetsetter: Hotel Carlton Lyon, La Vie en Rouge

Hotel Carlton Lyon Façade

Hotel Carlton Lyon Façade in the Springtime

JETSETTER: The Art Deco lobby of this former 19th-century petit palace is dominated by vibrant shades of red. Arched doorways, magnificently painted mural ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, plush velvet chairs, stained glass windows and an authentic 1930s gilded cage elevator create a sense of decadent grandeur. Add impeccable service and an elegant bar to the mix, and it’s as if you’ve just stepped into a bygone era.

The guest rooms range from a cozy 194 square feet (Double Room) to 301 square feet (Carlton Room). Comfy beds sit alongside Louis Vuitton–inspired wardrobes, a work desk and period-style chairs, and the Carlton’s signature red is used liberally in each room. Bathrooms feature oversize round Deco mirrors and are stocked with Cinq Mondes toiletries. In place of a Do Not Disturb sign, you can opt for a more mellow “Silence. I’m still dreaming” door hanger.

Although there’s no restaurant on-site, you can order room service from the adjacent Le Centre by Georges, an excellent brasserie from Michelin-starred chef George Blanc, until 11 p.m…(Full Article)


Review of  the 5* Hotel Carlton in Lyon, France renovated in 2013

Other Hotel Carlton Lyon/Lyon articles:

Drinking in Lyon

Published at Jetsetter on June 20th 2014

Photo Source(s): courtesy Hotel Carlton Lyon


Author: Jessica Benavides Canepa

Jessica is a freelance journalist focusing on international travel, fashion, luxury, eco culture & women's issues. She has lived and/or traveled to 50+ cities around the globe. Published work has appeared at BBC Travel, Jetsetter, Nat Geo, CNN travel, Viator, Societe Perrier and Hemisperes.

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