5 Cool Design Hotels in Paris

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Philippe Starck, Dimorestudio, Jean-Philippe Nuel… The great names in interior design are adding their style and renewing the Parisian hotel industry.


1. Brach

Location: in the 16th arrondissement, halfway between metros Rue de la pompe and La Muette.

Rating: 5 stars.

The design signature: Philippe Starck has designed the decor of many hotels, but he nevertheless finds a way here to reinvent his style here.

The spirit: Mixed. The place offers a hotel, bar, restaurant with terrace, pastry shop, small épicerie and, most impressively, a gym designed in the style of a 1930s boxing club. The establishment is above all a place where all people, not just the hotel’s guests, can live a simplified life.

The decor: Largely inspired by the modernist trend of the 1930s. Raw materials, warm colors, ethnic influences and a selection of objects that create a “just like at home” atmosphere are all combined here.

From 450€ per night, access to the sports club included. Tel: +33 (0)1 44 30 10 00, www.brachparis.com.

2. Hôtel du rond-point des Champs-Élysées

Location: Rue de Ponthieu, near the roundabout on the Champs-Élysées and the Grand Palais.

Rating: 4 stars.

The design signature: Dimorestudio, or more precisely the Milanese duo Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci, present their second hotel in Paris after the opening of the very successful Hôtel Saint-Marc, near Opéra.

The spirit: Plucked from the 1920s to 1930s, from the skillfully restored Art Deco facade to the oculus squared roof made from glass bottle ends, not to mention the yellow marble from Siena, Italy, the bathroom mosaics and the furniture, all in a nod to the transatlantic style.

The decor: It’s Dimore and therefore a mad daring, especially in the marriage of colors. There are graphic motifs and erotic illustrations from the 1920s, mixed with powder pink and leopard print, mahogany wood and silky fabrics.

From 190€ per night. Tel: +33 (0)1 53 89 14 14, www.paris-hotel-rondpoint-champselysees.com and www.espritdefrance.com.

3. Hôtel Bowmann

Location: in the center of the triangle formed by the Place de la Madeleine, the Grands Magasins, and the Place de l’Étoile.

Rating: 5 stars.

The design signature: Laurent Maugoust, design signatory of many hotels in France, including Le Mas des herbes blanches, recently opened in the Luberon.

The spirit: 100% Haussmann. This is reflected in the freestone facade, noble floors ETAGES NOBLE, long balconies, high ceilings, moldings and cornices, all reinterpreted with elegance and modernity.

The decor: Each room follows the patterns of the Parisian apartment. Marbled fireplaces, Hungarian point parquet flooring, and monumental mirrors all meeting leather headboards, armchairs with chrome shells, and home automation.

From 450€ per night. Tel: +33 (0)1 40 08 00 10, www.hotelbowmannparis.com.

4. Le Belleval

Location: Rue de la Pépinière, a few steps from Gare Saint-Lazare

Rating: 4 stars.

The design signature: Jean-Philippe Nuel, to whom we owe in particular the Molitor and Cinq Codet hotels in Paris, the Intercontinental Hôtel-Dieu in Marseille, and the Cures marines de Trouville.

The spirit: The hotel plays with styles and contrasts in terms of materials, furniture, colors and periods. With nature as a common thread, the hotel is a real breath of fresh air in this business district.

The decor: There are Haussmann elements, exposed stones, vintage references, floor mosaics, precious fabrics and street art in the common areas, while the rooms display intense colors and floral motifs.

From 200€ per night. Tel: +33 (0)1 85 73 36 45, www.belleval-hotel-paris.com.

5. Maison Astor

Location: In the heart of the 8th arrondissement, not far from the Eglise Saint-Augustin.

Rating: 4 stars.

The design signature: Marc Hertrich and Nicolas Adnet, a duo that has been more than successful in decorating countless hotels, such as Negresco in Nice, Constance Belle Mare in Mauritius, and many Club Med.

The spirit: Located in the former residence of John Jacob Astor, an influential businessman in early 20th-century America, the hotel tends to reflect his taste for l’art de vivre already represented at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel he created in New York in 1897.

The decor: There’s woodwork, gold leaf walls, porcelain lighting fixtures, crystal candelabras, multi-dimensional mirrors and Juoy-print fabrics used as references to the French capital that so fascinated Astor.

From 300€ per night. Tel: +33 (0)1 53 05 05 05, www.maisonastorparis.com.

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