ELITE: The historic Lucetia hotel in Paris


FAMED LUCETIA GETS COSTLY REVAMP THE historic Lutetia hotel, where Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso once stayed, will re-open this month after a €200 million revamp aimed at making it fit to take on the fierce competition in Paris. The city already has a cluster of elite hotels, after reno­vations of The Ritz and The Crillon and the arrival of Asian-operated rivals like the Shangri-La, Mandarin Ori­ental Paris and Peninsula Paris. But the 108-year-old Lutetia has an advantage: it is the sole luxury hotel on the Left Bank, the traditional home of writers, painters, poets and random bohemians, Jean-Luc Cousty,…