Annie Zéau belongs to the envied caste of talented French decorators. Simple yet dedicated, she has taken it upon herself to create a new atmosphere of luxury and elegance, sober and sophisticated at the same time.
A very talented decorator
Annie Zéau: the art of intimate purity
Far from global standards and fashions, the decoration has been entirely redesigned by the talented French designer Anne Zéau, from the reception areas to the rooms with their " Unique !
Annie Zéau is a painter, decorator and creator of places in which she can express her style: in a 16th century cloister in Avignon, she created a restaurant and a tea room surrounded by a school, an art gallery and an art and spirituality bookshop. In the Alpilles, she opened a hotel designed as a private home that she called "La Maison".
Among her latest projects, she is working on a 5* hotel "Le Domaine de Manville" in Les Baux de Provence, considered today as one of the most beautiful hotels in the Alpilles.
The owner, who has been following Annie Zéau's work for many years, asked her to modernise the Hôtel Bristol Genève. Her request: no decoration too "trendy".
" Her wish was to design a decoration that was a reinvention, a pure creation inspired by the spirit of the place, her own vision and my interpretation."
The owner wishes to run this project as if it were her own home, retaining the personality of the place and the spirit of a "family hotel".
For this purpose, Annie Zéau invented a harmony between the contemporary and the classic to create an authentic and timeless universe. In place of the original woodwork, new wall panels have been installed. They will house the large family paintings in order to keep the history and heritage of the place alive.
Similarly, the walls of the rooms are adorned with photos of children cared for throughout the world by the FXB association created by the owner. The family is committed to humanitarian action and the family spirit must be visible in the decoration.
Annie Zéau proposes that the lobby, the reception, the restaurant and the bar form a single open space, brighter, more airy and more welcoming.
It provides a breakfast area that is integrated into the dining room in the morning and separated from it by sliding doors during the rest of the day.
The initial request, a mixture of discreet luxury, refined elegance and subtle intimacy, required Annie Zéau to take a very free and at the same time very constrained approach... No unnecessary decoration! Is it therefore necessary to design a stripped-down decoration? Yes... but also warm! The colours burgundy, orange, plum and even turquoise have pride of place. This is undoubtedly what gives the hotel its luxurious, intimate and inimitable character.
A great reward
Following this work, the Bristol Genève has just been awarded the Boutique & Design Hotels label by Switzerland Tourism.
This label is a successful tribute to good taste and refinement. The selection of hotels offers guests with a passion for architecture, design and culture a wide variety of individual city hotels, creative hotel concepts and chic luxury alpine hotels in the Swiss mountains.
The selection criteria are: