(PRWEB) February 19, 2003
(Paris, France-February 17, 2003)-The first guests since the recent renovation of Maison Margaux (http://www.maisonmargaux.com), a fully serviced luxury apartment in ParisÂ Left Bank, are singing its praises. ÂI wanted to stay forever,Â insisted Susan Bacot, Âafter all, playing Queen for a week is pretty addictive.Â Catering to a global market of vacation and business travelers, Maison Margaux combines the appeal of the best luxury, full-service hotels, with the charm, intimacy and character that only a private apartment can offer.
Maison Margaux is part of a rapidly growing trend in the business and vacation travel market to forgo traditional lodging alternatives such as hotels in favor of totally private vacation rentals. Although the variety of rental properties available worldwide is diverse, New York based Margaux Europe Group (http://www.e-margaux.com) caters to discerning travelers who opt for more exclusive alternatives to luxury hotel suites. Ideally suited to stays from a week up to several months, Maison Margaux enables a family or a group of friends to immerse themselves in the legendary Parisian lifestyle effortlessly without feeling like tourists.
The scale and grandeur of this turn-of-the-century apartment is impressive. Encompassing approximately 2800 square feet, the entire third floor of this stately pierre de taille building, Maison Margaux feels a little like the Paris equivalent to Versailles. And yet it is intoxicatingly comfortable and intimate. ÂAs an interior designer, I appreciated the fact that the apartment was appointed with a clever combination of beautiful French period antiques and modern amenities,Â Bacot said. This marriage of traditional design with contemporary functionality and comfort affords guests the best of all worlds: an authentic, traditional experience with the creature comforts and user-friendly amenities that discerning travelers are accustomed to.
The Âmeticulous attention to detail and fine Parisian design far exceeded my expectations during our recent visit to Paris,Â said Chris Sherman who spent a week at Maison Margaux this fall. The apartment is configured with commodious living space including a living room, study and dining room that showcase Louise XV and XVI antiques and marble fireplaces. The three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms have each been decorated in distinct styles. Although the master suite, a traditional turn of the century Parisian design with a marble fireplace and wild cherry armoire, is larger than the others, all three compete for center stage. The second bedroom fuses modern minimalism with Neo-Baroque elements, creating a dramatic atmosphere, and the third mingles the capricious French Mediterranean and ProvenÃ§al motifs complete with hand-painted ProvenÃ§al tiles.
But above all, what Maison Margaux guests rave about is the privacy and the location. There is quite simply no more exclusive accommodation in Paris which adds to the appeal for travelers who prefer to avoid the limelight when on vacation. And situated on the Left Bank in the ultra-posh Faubourg Saint-Germain quarter, the best of Paris is at your fingertips. ÂWhat a place!Â recent guest, Jim Carroll commented, ÂMaison MargauxÂs location allowed me to easily walk to the Louvre, MusÃ©e DÂOrsay and the MusÃ©e Rodin. Of course, it also put some amazing pastry shops within walking distance! Thankfully, all the walking offset the side effects of daily pastry bingesÂ Â