Grand Pigalle Hôtel
Pigalle is experiencing a resurgence and the Grand Pigalle Hôtel is the flawless distillation of its vibe: cool but not cocky and proud of the area’s artistic heritage without being nostalgic. Throughout the 37 rooms, interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon has tastefully revived the district’s bohemian spirit, with the help of original moldings and fireplaces, aged and textured wallpaper, brass lamps and handles, and custom-made mahogany desks. This is the first ‘bed and beverage’ from the Experimental Group, famous for their cocktail bars and restaurants, and its specially devised drinks menu perfectly captures the new flavor of Pigalle.
OFF Paris Seine
In London, the debate is whether the west end beats the east end. In New York, it’s between uptown and downtown. In Paris, we talk about the left bank and the right. Or else we used to. With the OFF Paris Seine opening in June, it’s the river that cuts between the two that’s the place to be. Moored between the Gare d’Austerlitz and the Gare de Lyon in an up-and-coming neighborhood, the city’s first floating hotel offers 54 rooms, four suites, a bar with a cocktail and tapas menu, a plunge pool and a marina. The gorgeous interiors from Gérard Ronzatti are ideally complemented by playlists devised by Tune my Tape.
The Ritz Paris isn’t exactly new. Rather, it’s been an institution in the city since 1898, welcoming the rich and famous for stays that have in some cases lasted for decades. However, it has newly reopened after four years of renovations and thus deserves a spot on this list. A stay here wouldn’t be complete without soaking up the atmosphere at the Bar Hemingway, tasting the immaculate haute cuisine of Chef Nicholas Sale or indulging in a beauty treatment or two at the new Chanel au Ritz Paris area. The savvy traveler will also want to pay a visit to The Oeil du Ritz concept store in the revamped Gallery of the Ritz Paris passageway.
Renaissance Paris Republique
Located a stone’s throw away from the Place de la République, and not too far either from the trendy Canal Saint-Martin area, the Renaissance Paris Republique offers luxury accommodation and all the amenities you could hope for from a city center hotel. The rooms and suites are elegantly furnished and come with sweet perks like designer bedding, robes, and slippers. There is also a French restaurant with a large terrace, a trendy bar, a gym and a spa with a hot tub and steam room.
Opened in July, the Amastan Paris is the flagship of a new Paris-based urban hotel brand. The 24-room boutique hotel on a quiet street in the 8th arrondissement is a refuge for the cultured traveler. The NOCC studio is behind its careful decoration, with every element in the design scheme combining to give the impression that the place might be home to a globe-trotting flâneur. The Anouk bar opens onto an evergreen garden and the hotel’s project space is the first of its kind in the city, dedicated to pop-up art, fashion and design installations.
Hotel Declic Paris
The Hotel Declic Paris is a photography-inspired art hotel new to the 18th arrondissement. Located in the Lamarck-Caulaincourt neighborhood, it is away from the touristy bustle of Montmartre’s main thoroughfares but within easy reach of its finer spots like the Musée de Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. No expense has been spared with the furnishings, from the choice of fabrics to the custom lighting schemes, and some of the rooms even feature themes like outer space, wall projections, and circular beds. Guests can also book themselves in for a photo shoot to commemorate their stay.
The team behind C.O.Q. (which stands for Community of Quality) wanted to create a hotel where guests felt like they were at home, not necessarily their own but one of a close friend, someone who they would allow to see them in their pyjamas. Early glowing reviews suggest they’ve succeeded. Design duo Pauline d’Hoop and Delphine Sauvaget, both graduates of the Arts Déco School, handpicked objects and artworks that wouldn’t hog the limelight but instead would exude the best of Parisian hospitality. The hotel has 50 rooms, each one equipped with a luxurious Made in France mattress, and the 13th arrondissement suits this open, upbeat establishment down to the ground.
Le Roch Hotel & Spa
Luxury as simplicity is the philosophy at Le Roch Hotel & Spa. This 37-room boutique hotel in the 1st arrondissement is another example of a hotel which captures the spirit of a home, thanks to the design expertise of Sarah Lavoine. The lounge, with its open fireplace and shelves of beautifully bound books and ornaments, recreates the feel of an upscale Parisian apartment. The bedrooms are decorated in five color schemes, all of which maximize natural light and show off the fine materials and designer furniture. Spacious bathrooms also feature complimentary Moroccan zellij, handmade clay tiles, and bathtubs to disappear into by Kaldewei.
Hôtel Grand Amour
The Hôtel Grand Amour is an eccentric sort of hotel in the 10th arrondissement. It has three room types as well as an apartment, and all of these exemplify the best of quirky, eclectic French design, from cactus-shaped light fittings paired with a marble bed frame in one room to life-sized graffiti figures waving at you from the tiles of the bathroom walls in another. The décor continues throughout the hallways and into the restaurant, where you can enjoy a tasty brunch on the weekend and all the other meals on every day of the week.
Every one of the 18 rooms in this sophisticated hotel in the 10th arrondissement is individually decorated, combining rich fabrics, distinctive patterns, and ornate vintage furniture. The comforts of 21st-century living, which is to say your very own iMac and custom-made cocktail bar, somehow fit seamlessly with the timeless Parisian charm. Though your sleeping quarters may have everything you need for the most amazing Parisian vacation, the Hôtel Providence also has a sumptuous lounge with a fireplace, a trendy restaurant and bar, and a terrace.
The Grand Hôtel de Bachaumont which operated on this site until the beginning of the 20th century was a Parisian institution, however, it went out of business when the market at Les Halles left the city and took the hotel’s clientele with it. Thankfully, a team of architects, designers and archaeologists have now restored the Hôtel Bachaumont to its former glory, reviving its frontage and glass and wrought iron porch. The interior design of the public spaces and 49 bedrooms has been masterfully executed, once again, by Dorothée Meilichzon.