“The Ritz is my home”, Coco Chanel.
Though Coco Chanel’s infamous apartment is at 31 Rue Cambon, she never slept there. She worked and entertained there but when it was time to retire for the night, she crossed Place Vendôme and went to sleep at her suite at The Ritz. Though she was able to stay at The Ritz during WWII, she lost her suite with a view and was moved to a less coveted suite. Now, if you want to walk in Coco’s footsteps you can stay in her pre-WWII suite at The Ritz – for a mere $11,000 a night that is!
The suite is personalized to give it a sense of Chanel, for example the interlocking C’s on the marble floor. “Coromandel laquerware, rock crystals and large mirrors [also] pay tribute to Mademoiselle Chanel’s personal taste and elegance.” The Coco Chanel Suite includes a living-room, one or two bedrooms, two bathrooms, one of which has a jacuzzi and a steam room, and a view onto the gardens. I would love to stay here just for one night to see how Coco Chanel lived – maybe she would even pay me a visit!