So, you thought you had a favourite Paris Hotel? Think again – these delightful destinations will make you crave a new experience on your next sojourn to the city of lights.
Let’s face it. A hotel is much more than a place to sleep, especially when you’re in Paris and there are views to admire, flavours to savour, bars to rendezvous in and artistic interiors to drool over. Paris has always set the global standard for compelling hotels, so much so they’ve served as temporary residences for the likes of Salvador Dali, Coco Chanel, Oscar Wilde and others in the past. Here are five that might inspire you to do the same.
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The five-star, glass-and-steel Hotel Brach – once a 1970s mail sorting centre – is the realisation of Philippe Starck’s vision for a cheeky and iconic venue. Here, 1930s architecture meets modernism, Bauhaus, Dadaism and Surrealism. Behind the imposing façade are 52 individually appointed rooms and seven suites, thoughtful facilities, a spa, sports club with swimming pools, and even a rooftop kitchen garden with resident hens. Then there are Hotel Brach’s landmark dining and drinking spots. Foremost among these is Brach Restaurant, its flavourful, Mediterranean inspired menu the work of celebrated executive chef Adam Bentalha. Meanwhile, pastry chef Yann Brys serves his show-stopping creations at Patisserie Brach, where guests can indulge in traditional desserts and signature creations alike. Relaxation and wellness go hand-in-hand inside the hotel’s cavernous sport centre, its design inspired by 1930s boxing clubs. Splash away the day’s cares with a few laps of the 22-metre swimming pool, then unwind in the sauna, steam room or Himalayan salt cave. The programme for fans of fitness and relaxation is comprehensive – from kickboxing to functional training and more. Aromatic herbs, fruits and vegetables await on the rooftop garden that brings the countryside to Paris’s 16th arrondissement, complete with a 360-degree view of the city’s skyline. Sip a signature cocktail or champagne spritz at the bar, then retreat to the warm surrounds of your room – to admire the collection of fine art and books, or simply gaze out of generous windows to the iconic cityscape beyond.
FAUCHON L’HÔTEL PARIS
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From beautifully appointed rooms to the complimentary delicacies, Fauchon L’Hôtel Paris in the glamorous 8th arrondissement is a stunning partnership. A joint initiative between the Esprit de France hotel group and upmarket delicatessen, Maison Fauchon, Fauchon L’Hôtel Paris is rich in the fine details that make all the difference. Take the Sacha Lakic-designed Gourmet Bar, for example. Guests can savour complimentary – and customisable – Fauchon delicacies, from pastries and chocolate truffles to foie gras. Hotel staff will kindly pack any leftover dainties for guests to savour at home. The hotel is set within a beautiful Haussman-era building. Inside, architect Richard Martinet has preserved many original balconies, doors and mouldings. L’Atelier Paluel-Marmont has brought to life the Paris aesthetic, with a pink and black palette throughout the 37 guestrooms and 17 suites. Rooms promise plenty of Paris: some look across Boulevard Malesherbes, others have a window onto Place de la Madeleine, and the duplex suites have Eiffel Tower views. Selected suites even accommodate a chef, to produce in-room meals. If you’re in need of some pampering, visit the state-of-the-art Carita Spa. For a more rustic foodie experience, drop by the Grand Café Fauchon for everything from Breton, Sardinian and Corsican hams to freshly smoked local salmon. And don’t leave without a peaceful hour or two in Fauchon L’Hôtel Paris’ picturesque tea garden, the perfect setting for a signature Fauchon tea.
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HÔTEL DU ROND-POINT DES CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES
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The Arc de Triomphe , the Champs-Élysées and all the delights of Paris are minutes from the 36-room Hotel du Rond-Point (‘roundabout’). A leisurely 10-minute walk is all it takes to reach the 8th arrondissement of Paris, filled with refined boutiques. The hotel’s Art Deco entrance canopy transports guests back in time to the Roaring Twenties. Inside is a peaceful place for unwinding. It’s also where Art Deco blends seamlessly with contemporary styling. Likewise, its recently refurbished rooms respectfully reference the era’s glamour, with fine marble, wine-bottle glassware and metallic elements. The view from select top floor suites lets visitors easily sample Paris sunsets across rooftops, complete with glimpses of iconic monuments. Two seventh floor suites even overlook the always-romantic Eiffel Tower. A leisurely place to relax after touring local boutiques and galleries is poolside, at the hotel’s contemporary and stylish 13-metre indoor pool. A traditional Turkish bath rounds out the on-site wellness facilities. An evening’s relaxation awaits at the elegant cocktail bar. Each of the 36 rooms is appointed in Art Deco-inspired furniture, textiles and lighting, along with modern comforts including Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and Sothys skincare products. Service is discreet yet personal, with staff known on a first-name basis, and a 24/7 front desk. Hôtel du Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées is a member of Esprit de France, a collection of hotels and residences rich in art and history.
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To stay on Île Saint-Louis is to immerse yourself in the story of Paris. This discreet and unspoilt island unravels a mixture of 17th century architecture, modern boutiques, narrow streets and magnificent views from its tree-lined quays. The Île always feels like your secret place in Paris. Formerly known as Île aux Vaches (island of cows) it sits directly behind Île de la Cité, and is a stone’s throw from Notre Dame. The gentle splashes of the River Seine are never far. The Peony apartment is located in a prestigious 19th century building. Elegant and spacious, it has recently undergone a total renovation and brims with contemporary flair. The 90-square-metre residence features two stunning bedrooms, five large windows, two bathrooms, a modern fully equipped kitchen, and large livingdining area. The pastel palette, high moulded ceilings and parquet floors are further enhanced by an Empire style fireplace and bespoke lighting. Assorted authentic objets d’art complete the picture of this exquisite apartment. Picture yourself returning home from the nearby markets to dine in the serenity of your own apartment. Or skip downstairs each morning, to fetch warm croissants from the local boulangerie.
Peony is perfect for two couples, a family or honeymooners who wish to savour the ambience of the Île and the experience of living like true Parisians. As the world changes it is rare to discover a place such as Peony, where you can experience romantic Paris at its best.
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Steps from some of Paris’s most-visited landmarks is the Artus Hotel, its lavish interiors inspired by the golden age of Saint-Germain-des- Prés. Situated on the Rive Gauche, 10 minutes’ walk to Saint-Sulpice and Odeon Theatre and a kilometre from Pont Neuf, this delightful establishment brims with originality. The hotel’s bold look pays homage to the joie de vivre of 1950s Paris, with 27 individually styled rooms and suites, enriched with bold colours in the spirit of Jacques Tati. Each room invites with a palette of pinks, yellows and reds, along with vintage lampshades and chairs, high ceilings and lavish soft furnishings.
Travellers can experience unspoilt calm in bathrooms featuring waterfall shower-heads or baths. Or don your velvet robe and slip downstairs to unwind in the spa and sauna, set in the hotel’s exposed-stone vaulted cellar. Indulge in a soothing massage afterwards. Guests who prefer to stay in and recharge may sip their favourite drink in the bar and lounge, dine in the restaurant or be cocooned with convenient room service. Travellers are warmly welcomed by the hotel’s caring and attentive staff. Whether visiting Paris on business, seeking a short stay, or getting set for romance, the Artus Hotel is an ideal base.
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34 rue de Buci
75006 Paris, France
+33 1 43 29 07 20