Paris has long been equated with glitz and glam. Why check into a hotel that’s anything less? Whether the property’s linked with fashion brands or showcasing an interior designer’s cutting-edge work, one thing’s for certain: the city of lights truly knows how to light up the design world. Here are four newly opened hotels that prove this point.
Film producer Laurent Taïeb merges the building’s 19th Century roots (the 82-room, 19-suite hotel is in the art musee’s former post office) with modern design elements like the vegetal rooftop and a sauna. It took eight years for the unveiling and attention to detail shows in the rooms’ honeyed-wood walls, curated art and midcentury-modern-style furnishings.
Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s first Paris hotel is within a 1928 Art Deco building—the rippled-glass exterior La Samaritaine—facing the Pont-Neuf in the 1st Arrondissement. Restored by Japanese architecture firm SANAA and designer Peter Marino, the 72-room property boasts a Dior spa with white-onyx baths, plus stylish imbibing and noshing spots like Le Tout-Paris where the marble bar frames Eiffel Tower views. Suites are named after Parisian monuments and, in one, a staircase was designed by sculptor Claude Lalanne.
Shouldered by fashion houses, the seventh lodging outpost from the Italian luxury brand (and the only in Paris) shines in the tony Golden Triangle area. Spanning the top two floors, the 10,000-square-foot Bvlgari Penthouse is the most elaborate of the 76 rooms, decorated with antique Altai carpet and Arabescato marble. With green onyx, Burmese woods and Veneto, Italy-sourced stone, the spa isn’t shy about flaunting design either.
A nod to the French term for endearment, each of the 63 guestrooms is stocked with ‘70s-vibe furnishings and adorned in perky petal-pink or moody navy paint. Located in the 9th arrondissement, the hotel also includes a food hall, performance space and three-suite bathhouse. Soaking tubs can be rented by the hour and paired with Champagne, marked by décor such as a birdcage or peacock chair and fuchsia backlighting.
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