Hotel Le Royal Lyon: Lyonnaise to the core | Jessica Benavides Canepa | Journalist | Food. Luxe. Travel

Jetsetter: Hotel Le Royal Lyon, Lyonnais to the core

Hotel Le Royal Lyon Breakfast Room

Hotel Le Royal Lyon Breakfast Room

JETSETTER: Pierre-Yves Rochon, the creative mastermind behind the opulent George V in Paris, is responsible for the interior design of both the hotel and the restaurant, two aesthetically pleasing but vastly different spaces. At first glance everything about Le Royal suggests a sophisticated French residence: The blue reception area features traditional Lyonnais prints on the walls and textiles; the lounge is decorated with plush sofas, paintings over the fireplace and antique furnishings. A closer look reveals whimsical touches including a beautifully crafted Guignol puppet, cushions with prints of dogs dressed in military uniform and porcelain fish and fowl. It’s refined French elegance with a twist.

The guestrooms are decorated in either marine blue or regal red, with matching textiles, silks and linens (by high-end designers such as Pierre Frey and Ralph Lauren). Modern furnishings come courtesy of Ligne Roset. All suites offer sumptuous panoramic views of Place Bellecour, the Fourvière Basilica and the Rhone River. Bathrooms feature a mélange of old and new fixtures; some come with either a shower or a bath, some with both. Indulgent amenities include Fragonard toiletries, comfy robes and slippers, and a Malongo coffee/tea maker, and the nightly turn-down service includes decadent chocolate treats and the following day’s weather report written on a quirky postcard(Full Article) 


Review of  the 5* Hotel Le Royal Lyon, featuring cuisine of legendary chef Paul Bocuse

Other Hotel Le Royal Lyon/Lyon articles:

Drinking in Lyon

Published at Jetsetter on July 21st 2014

Photo Source(s): courtesy Hotel Le Royal 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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