The influence of ballet can be seen in surprising as well as conventional places, from the artform on stage, to fashion and home decor to children's stories. Ballet invokes emotion and nostalgia and its aesthetic is simply pretty. So it makes sense that hotel rooms in Paris would be designed around the beauty of ballet. For anyone who loves to stay at gorgeous hotels while traveling in Europe, discover, below, a selection of hotels in Europe with ballet-inspired rooms.
In keeping with its prestigious location near the Palais Garnier opera house, home to the Paris Opera Ballet, the Hotel Intercontinental Le Grand in Paris welcomes guests with corridor walls and rooms adorned with music- and ballet-inspired artwork and decorated with rich colors of red, blue and gold.
The Haussmann style Intercontinental Le Grand is an historic monument in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, which hosted royalty when it was first built in the 19th century.
Walk through this hotel in Paris as a day visitor or stay in one of its elegant rooms and you'll see prints by Degas depicting the ballet school dancers of the Paris Opera; paintings of orchestral musicians playing; framed sheet music of Mozart; and other works celebrating music, opera as well as dance.
This dreamy place to stay offers an all-encompassing experience of music and dance, which is especially fitting if you're planning to a ballet trip to Paris. Some of the rooms even offer expansive views of L'Opera.
Also, in Paris, the decor of the Le Pradey Hotel, located on the chic Rue Saint Roch, near Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre Museum and Saint-Roch church, reflects themes unique to the city, with ballet as a centerpiece.
The Op?ra suite, for instance, is reminiscent of ballet at the Palais Garnier with powder pink and gray decor. Your bed is surrounded by a mural of the interior of the opera house as if you're standing on the stage itself. A tutu lamp stands in the corner while musical instruments and pointe shoes adorn the floor and walls.
Though not specifically ballet, another famous theater in Paris, the Moulin Rouge is also reimagined in the decor of the Caberet suite at Le Pradey Hotel. Deep red accents, images of can-can dancers on the wall and lace curtains are all designed to reflect the glamour of the Moulin Rouge.
Other rooms at the Pradey Hotel have an authentic Parisian feel from the Louvre suite and the a room celebrating the design house of Hermes.
Also in Paris near Grands Magasins, the design Hotel Secret de Paris also features themed rooms unique to the city of Paris.
In its ballet-themed suite, you'll notice the replica of the Paris Opera House oeil-de-boeuf window where the ballet dancers rehearse. a ballet barre and ballet pointe shoes. The Palais Garnier is a short walk away for an evening at the ballet.
The Musee d'Orsay room has a night time feel with purples and dark blues as well as the signature clock. There's also the Eiffel Tower room with a mural of the view from this Parisian icon. And like Le Pradey Hotel, the Hotel Secret de Paris offers a Moulin Rouge room complete with a wall-sized painting of a can-can dancer, red accents and a mural of the famous windmill.