If you’re looking for a place to stay in Paris, seven chic boutique options have recently opened their doors. Let yourself be seduced and slip between the sheets of these swanky new digs.
Hôtel Félicien Olivier Lapidus is the son of the late fashion designer Ted Lapidus and a designer himself, which explains the haute-couture feel of this cutting edge haunt. Luxurious fabrics and innovative materials grace every surface, making Hôtel Félicien a feast for the senses. From 250 € per night. 21, rue Félicien-David (16e). 01.55.74.00.00, www.hotelfelicienparis.com
Edgar To create this inspired collection of rooms, Guillaume Rouget called on an impressive gathering of established artists including photographers and graphic and fashion designers. Visit the “PHOTOS” section of their website to get an idea of where their imaginations have in store for you. From 170 € per night. 31, rue d’Alexandrie (2e). 01.40.41.05.69, www.edgarhotel.com
Hôtel Fabric With its exposed brick, high ceilings and metal accents, this former textile factory has all the industrial-loft feel you can handle. But if you need even more hip, just venture outside into the Oberkampf-Popincourt-Ménilmontant neighborhood, one of the most lively quartiers in the city. From 143 € per night. 31, rue de la Folie-Méricourt (11e). 01.43.57.27.00, www.hotelfabric.com
Auberge Flora Steps from the Bastille is a country retreat gussied up to meet the most refined of expectations. Flora Mikula, the brains behind the Auberge, says she conceived it as “a hostel in Provence owned by people who care about their surroundings and welcome you like friends.” From 140 € per night. 44, boulevard Richard-Lenoir (11 ). 01.47.00.52.77, www.aubergeflora.fr.
R. Kipling We can imagine Rudyard Kipling lounging among the crocodile wall-paper, Chesterfield sofas, suit cases and souvenir knick-knacks that adorn this post-colonial haven in the Pigalle neighborhood. From 155 € per night. 65, rue Blanche (9e). 01.55.31.91.99, www.kipling-hotel.com.
Hôtel du Panthéon Every aspect of this hotel from the lighting to the furniture was inspired by the great women of French culture (think Edith Piaf, George Sand, Marguerite Duras…). It’s location across from — you guessed it — the Panthéon is as grand as the women who served as its inspiration. From 350 € per night. 19, place du Panthéon (5e). 01.43.54.32.95, www.hoteldupantheon.com.
Buddha Bar Hotel Say bonjour to the George-V Eatertainment group’s newest arrival! These geniuses gave us such Paris cult favorites as Barfly and Barrio Latino, and now they’re taking you to 1930s Shanghai, down the street from the Elysée and rue Saint- Honoré. From 420 € per night. 4, rue d’Anjou (8 ). 01.83.96.88.88, www.buddhabarhotelparis.com