Wednesday, February 22, 2012

PARIS NEWS : NEW BIRTH FOR “OLD ENGLAND” AND “LA SAMARITAINE”

 

“OLD ENGLAND” is about to be revamped into a megastore of luxury  watches. It is the Richemont Group, already owner of Cartier, Piaget, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron-Constantin and Baume & Mercier, (well, let’s say almost all the watches on the face of this earth) , who bought the old established British building, so central to Paris life.

2250 m2 of  luxury watches !!!!!  For the Chinese ?

 

 

“LA SAMARITAINE” will open its doors in 2015 as 80 000m2 of shopping area, offices and a “Cheval Blanc ” luxury hotel done by the chic and shock duo Edouard FRANCOIS  (who did the FOUQUET’s) and Peter MARINO, the virtuoso of Chanel and Vuitton.  The hotel will host 80 rooms all overlooking the Seine.

Budget : 450 millions euros.

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