Fantasizing about a European summer vacation? How about Paris? And how about staying in box 37 at the iconic Palais Garnier, which inspired The Phantom of the Opera? Lodging company Airbnb revealed in a press release that it will celebrate The Phantom of the Opera’s 15-country run in 2023, including its final performances on Broadway, by giving fans of the musical an opportunity to stay in the opulent locale that inspired its story on July 16th.
The lavishly decorated Napoleon III-style structure’s “Box of Honour,” which is the largest and most exclusive opera box in the 1875-built theater, has been reimagined as an opulent bed chamber befitting a 19th-century aristocrat. Photos reveal that the space, which has an enviable head-on view of the dramatically curtained stage, is decked out with elaborate gilded furniture that matches the plush red carpet and brocade textiles lining the opera boxes.