See Inside the Eiffel Tower's First-Ever Apartment
Last week we told you about the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a few nights in the Eiffel Tower thanks to HomeAway's unique contest, held in conjunction with the UEFA European championship soccer tournament that got under way in France Friday.
The popular vacation rental platform converted the tower's 2000-square-foot Gustave Eiffel Reception Room, which is normally used for extremely glamorous functions and extends 187 feet above the ground. Renown French interior designer Benoit Leleu was charged with designing the makeshift apartment, whose creation—realized in less than 40 hours—has finally been revealed.
According to HomeAway, the space features "a comfortable living area, an urban greenhouse, and two bedrooms all featuring furnishings by Italian design house, Lago." Leleu reportedly drew inspiration from the Parisian Haussmann style and "combined it with modern touches."
"Going through the thousands of entries was inspiring and heartwarming," said HomeAway co-founder Brian Sharples. Contestants were asked to submit clever entries in order to win the coveted prize, and according to Sharples, choosing the winners was far from easy.
Whatever the winners had to do was well worth it, as they're preparing to experience the night of their lives.
Learn more about Paris's iconic landmark with a copy of Eiffel's Tower by Jill Jonnes, and let us know if you plan on entering HomeAway's contest. The peek below is pretty enticing…