An inspiring place

These places that inspire us…

During a walk in Le Touquet, we went to see the jewel of the city : the Hotel Barrière Le Westminster Le Touquet. What a source of inspiration ! Built in the Twenties and a refuge for stars, it reopened after several months of renovation and closure for sanitary reasons.

At the end of 2019, the renovation is launched by designer Bruno Borrione – he worked for Philippe Starck and Ian Schrager. Without touching the classic-chic identity of Westminster, the architect explains that “what can be restored is. And when the project allows it, contemporary creations slip into this setting”.

Our eyes marvel at the shades of bronze, grey, blue and red. Wood and some tapestries are still there, but vegetal and more «organic» elements, leather and glass in particular, bring just enough modernity to the whole so that it retains its authenticity.

 

 



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