The latest outpost of W Hotels, the long-awaited W Paris, has thrown open its doors in the French capital as Paris Fashion Week gets underway.

The W Paris offers 91 guest rooms going from €340 per night and overlooking the grandiose Opéra Garnier — Paris’s distinctly more traditional landmark opera house.

The interior of the building has clearly been designed to put a contemporary touch on the hotel’s historic buildings, with a sweeping, wrought-iron lined staircase, chandeliers in the bedrooms and antique-inspired furniture that has been brought up-to-date with new covers and designs.

Inside Arola, the hotel’s signature restaurant overseen by Spanish Michelin-starred chef Sergi Arola, Spanish specialities will be served in a room seemingly inspired by a traditional dining room, albeit with some contemporary touches of scarlet.