Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa is a meticulously restored former Italian palace with 11 individually curated guest rooms, a lush garden and swimming pool, restaurant, bar and intimate spa in what was once the property’s water cistern. In the heart of Puglia’s Ostuni, the stunning building was transformed over three years using traditional handcrafted techniques, while injecting a splash of modern flair. Owners Ulrike Bauschke & Pascale Lauber worked closely with conservator Maria Buongiorno to uncover the mysteries of the multi-secular Palazzo Rosso, to create a truly unique hotel that tells the fascinating history of Ostuni from the 17th Century to present day. Paragon 700’s red brick façade stands in stark contrast to the whitewashed buildings of Italy’s White City and interiors seamlessly combine beautiful French parquet flooring, cathedral ceilings, period frescos and fireplaces with cosmopolitan decor. The creative association of old and new is coherent, deeply modern and stimulating and is at the root of the exceptional atmosphere permeating every space.
Pascale Lauber; ID Living & Francesco Pecere
Pascale Lauber, Ulrike Bauschke; ID Living
Katja Brinkmann, Claudio Palma
Year of completion
Ostuni (BR), Italy
Edilizia Messapica Srl, Ethimo, Arredotec Srl, Tecnoinfissi Palumbo Snc, Grandi Impianti Srl, Imiel A&G Srl, Arredotec Srl, Ritmonio – Antonio Lupi, Italy, Galleria delle Idee, Ostuni, Italy, Mi Ja Finest Custom Made Furniture, Cape Town South Africa, Pl Id Living, Functionals Furnitures, Ds Glorie Netherlands, Mardegan Wooden Flooring, Hungary, Kercoll, Italy, Falegnameria Max Arredi Di Moro Massimo, Ostuni, LinkNet Srl, Italy, Arredotec Srl, Meyer Sound, USA