The Wondering Traveller

Jacques Garcia, master of opulence

Jaques Garcia owns a castle, is knighted and gets to re-design some of the most luxurious hotels and restaurants in the world…. Yep, we’re kind of jealous, but that won’t stop us dedicating this blog entry to this designer extraordinaire and master of opulence.
Ever wondered what a designer’s home looks like? We keep blabbering on this blog, talking about this or that designer and how good he is, but when it comes to Jaques Garcia, the passion infused in every hotel he’s designed is what he would like to see in his own home. If you’ve got any doubts, just google the “Château Champ de Bataille” and have a look at Mr Garcia’s home. The chateau is dubbed the “realm of opulence” and we simply cannot argue with that, especially since the work there has won the Henri Texier prize. The man was also knighted “Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur” and “Commandeur des arts et des lettres”.

Garcia’s audacious style is an asset for hoteliers to use in the renovation and designing of their hotels. With 40 large scale projects completed per year, it makes the man a solid contender for the busiest luxury designer in the world.
His work includes hotels such as l’Hôtel Paris, Le Metropole Monte Carlo, La Réserve Geneva and La Mamounia Marrakech. His passion for contemporary and 17th century French design has yielded jaw-dropping results in some of the best hotels and restaurants in the world. But the true philosophy of his work is the desire to create something warm and comfortable for people to enjoy, no matter how over the top and luxurious it may look.

Photo Credit : La Mamounia, Marrakech


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