Step inside Coco Chanel’s £15k-a-night suite at the Ritz Paris

Step inside the £15k-a-night Coco Chanel suite at the Ritz Paris, where the fashion designer decorated her own room and lived for 34 years

  • Coco Chanel once called the Ritz Paris hotel ‘my home’ and she ended up staying there for 34 years 
  • Today the Ritz on the Place Vendôme has a two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite designed in her honour  
  • Other suites paying homage to its most famous guests, include the ‘Chopin’ and ‘Charlie Chaplin’ 

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Decked out with a colour palette of black, white and shades of beige, the Coco Chanel suite at the Ritz Paris echoes the legendary fashion designer’s signature style.

Chanel once called the luxury hotel on the Place Vendôme ‘my home’ and she ended up staying there for 34 years and even redecorating the room she inhabited. 

Today the Ritz has a two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite designed in her honour, with the exclusive pad starting from €18,000 (£15,547) a night. On May 1, a public holiday, the list price rockets to €40,000 (£34,550).

Decked out with a colour palette of black, white and shades of beige, the Coco Chanel suite at the Ritz Paris echoes the legendary fashion designer’s signature style

Chanel once called the luxury hotel 'my home' and she ended up staying there for 34 years and even redecorating the room she inhabited

Chanel once called the luxury hotel ‘my home’ and she ended up staying there for 34 years and even redecorating the room she inhabited

Chanel originally lived on the third floor of the hotel but the 2,024 square-foot suite named after her is located one floor below.

It was moved during the Ritz’s extensive renovations from 2012 to 2016. 

The refurbishment of the Coco Chanel suite was masterminded by the late Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld.   

Chanel originally lived on the third floor of the hotel but the 2,024 square-foot suite named after her is located one floor below. It moved places during the Ritz's extensive renovations from 2012 to 2016

Chanel originally lived on the third floor of the hotel but the 2,024 square-foot suite named after her is located one floor below. It moved places during the Ritz’s extensive renovations from 2012 to 2016

The refurbishment of the Coco Chanel suite was masterminded by the late Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld. The large rooms feature high ceilings and clean lines, following a timeless classy style

The refurbishment of the Coco Chanel suite was masterminded by the late Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld. The large rooms feature high ceilings and clean lines, following a timeless classy style

Chanel once said ‘a girl should be two things: classy and fabulous’ and it appears Lagerfeld applied this approach to the interior design of her namesake suite. 

The large rooms feature high ceilings and clean lines, following a timeless classy style.

Adding a touch of ‘fabulous’ are grand glass chandeliers, gilded mirrors, and marble-clad fireplaces.

Gold lion ornaments also make an appearance, a reference to Chanel’s Leo star sign. 

Along with her place at the Ritz, Chanel had an apartment around the corner at 31 Rue Cambon but there was no bedroom and she used it as a space to entertain instead. Above, photographed in her suite at the Ritz in 1938

Along with her place at the Ritz, Chanel had an apartment around the corner at 31 Rue Cambon but there was no bedroom and she used it as a space to entertain instead. Above, photographed in her suite at the Ritz in 1938

Along with her place at the Ritz, Chanel had an apartment around the corner at 31 Rue Cambon but there was no bedroom and she used it as a space to entertain instead. Above, pictured in her Ritz apartment in 1960

Along with her place at the Ritz, Chanel had an apartment around the corner at 31 Rue Cambon but there was no bedroom and she used it as a space to entertain instead. Above, pictured in her Ritz apartment in 1960

Other personal effects in her suite include numerous portraits, sketches and photos which, for the most part, have never been publicly shown.

The Ritz currently has 71 suites, with 15 paying homage to its most famous guests, including Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chopin, Charlie Chaplin, Marcel Proust and Ernest Hemingway. 

Furthering the Chanel connection is the Chanel Au Ritz spa, which offers various Chanel-inspired beauty treatments and branded products. 

Along with her place at the Ritz, Chanel had an apartment around the corner at 31 Rue Cambon but there was no bedroom and she used it as a space to entertain instead. 

The Ritz currently has 71 suites, with 15 paying homage to its most famous guests, including Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chopin, Charlie Chaplin, Marcel Proust and Ernest Hemingway

The Ritz currently has 71 suites, with 15 paying homage to its most famous guests, including Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chopin, Charlie Chaplin, Marcel Proust and Ernest Hemingway


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