Say bonjour to the glamorous new Soho House Paris.
The latest outpost of the exclusive members-only occupies the 19th-century family home of famed poet and artist Jean Cocteau in Pigalle, the former red-light district of Paris. Designed by the brand’s in-house studio as an ode to Parisian artistic heritage, the five-story House marries the sultry vibe of a French boudoir with flashy Art Deco references and Mediterranean-inflected verve.
Preserving the building’s character, the Soho House design team restored myriad original features, including the central staircase, geometric windows, and a doorway that opens up to a mosaic-tiled floor inspired by Cocteau’s face murals. The artist’s influence can be felt throughout: Centered around an elegant winter garden, the club’s rooms and common areas draw inspiration from Santo Sospir, Cocteau’s mythical Côte d’Azur villa, through an array of painted murals, rattan and bamboo accents, and vintage velvet furnishings. There’s also a 150-works-strong art showcase of coveted pieces by French painters like Jules de Balincourt and Laure Provost, as well as the first stained glass commission in Soho House’s global collection.
The 36 intimate bedrooms at Soho House Paris are set across the three top floors; size categories range from “Tiny” to “Big Boudoir.” Rooms in the 19th-century part of the building are rich in vintage details like revived gold leaf trompe l’oeil ceilings, aged-glass mirrored walls, and fabrics reproduced from Maison Pierre Frey’s archive collection, whereas the 1940s wing leans more Art Deco.
On sunny days, members can lounge on the first-floor pool terrace overlooking the central courtyard, and sip spritzes at the alfresco bar. In the basement is Soho Health Club, which boasts a fully-equipped gym and wellness area kitted out with exposed tiles, mottled glass, and Crittal doors.
Nodding to the iconic Moulin Rouge a few blocks away, the subterranean Cabaret Room—which hosts events, film screenings, and performances—seduces with velvet-covered walls, a ceiling of gathered silk fabric, and a brass and timber bar opposite the stage. It’s old-world Parisian decadence at its finest.