Hotel Lutetia Introduces a Fumoir as Rewarding As Your Rocky Patel
For the past couple of years, if you were a Gitanes- or cigar-smoking guest at the Hotel Lutetia you needed to take your hand-wrapped hobby outdoors to enjoy. With the opening of the hotel's Fumoir, that is no longer the case. After celebrating 100 years in service, the Lutetia decided to make the next 100 a little kinder to those who are compelled by the ciggie and corona.
The Fumoir has replaced the hotel's grill room a few steps from the Brasserie, and in an odd bit of nomenclature is known as "The Kitchen" – perhaps because of the stove hood that now serves air extraction duty. Bedecked in the "sun-drenched" colors of Havana but still wit that darkly Parisian ambiance, leather divans and armchairs accompany stained wood fixtures and L'Ernestine, the hotels humidor-cum-artwork that's been out of commission for the dark and unlit years. Finally, if you're in Paris, you're welcome to come back in from la froid.