Paris will welcome the opening of the long-awaited Hôtel Madame Rêve in October.

The independent hotel, which is housed in the 19th century Louvre post office building in the 1st arrondissement, has been under development for eight years.

Designed by restaurateur, founder and art director Laurent Taieb, the hotel on Rue du Louvre will include 82 rooms, a 1,000 sqm rooftop terrace inspired by engineer and architect Gustave Eiffel, two restaurants overseen by chef Benjamin Six, and sky gardens.

Hôtel Madame Rêve is located within walking distance of the Tuileries Gardens and Louvre Museum, with whom the hotel will partner for guest experiences.

The hotel lobby features woodwork, oak flooring, velvet curtains and golden-brown hues inspired by interior designer Andrée Putman. Furniture throughout the hotel has either been custom-made or restored, with many items sourced by French artisans including Henryot and Cie 1867.

The rooms include 19 suites on the top floor, which either overlook an internal vertical sky garden or the Parisian cityscape.

Dining venues include all-day Mediterranean cuisine at the café brasserie on the ground level, which features an open air terrace, while Japanese dishes are served at the restaurant-bar on the third floor.