Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris
About the route between the Arc de Triomphe and Parc Monceau, expansive Royal Monceau was reborn after a Philippe Starck makeover as a self-proclaimed luxury art resort, complete with gallery, artwork concierge, concept Shop and cinema. Downstairs works especially well, using an illuminated cocktail bar and courtyard garden. Even the 149 chambers are a Starck-conceived arty jumble of diverse lamps and tables, mixing decorative and modern touches, using a huge island bed, photographs and artworks propped against the walls along with a guitar for one to strum.
World travellers Looking for a Parisian pied à terre, look no farther. This boutique hotel close to the Champs-Elsyées unites bourgeois apartment dwelling with a distinctly urban vibe: believe minimalist rooms, a pop-up artwork gallery, jasmine-scented backyard and fashionable pub serving excellent cocktails. Vibrant white reigns supreme from the guest rooms, and décor smacks of a traditional Parisian apartment with a modern twist: believe leather-bound publications over the mattress, brass light switches, bespoke walnut furniture and standard herringbone parquet stained a classy petrol-blue
Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
Palatial relaxation, distance, gastronomy and also the many remarkable flower displays in city amount up the sumptuous George V, crowning it on Avenue George V from the Champs-Elysées golden triangle, using innumerable discreet staff lurking behind the scenes to put on each demand. Suites all have enormous dressing rooms — prepared for large shopping sprees; the biggest Royal and Presidential suites have office, lounge, dining area and kitchen area, ripe for company meetings or whole households. The hotel houses three Michelin-starred restaurants.
Hidden Hôtel is a oasis of calm and serenity Close to the traffic-busy Arc de Triomphe. The point is to give a refuge from the hectic outside world — and it works. In the coarse wooden façade draped in ivy into the extended ginger bunny hide in reception and tree-trunk seats from the fire, using different raw materials (timber, leather, concrete, wool, rock, aluminum, marble) is equally soothing and mesmerising. Facilities comprise a cigar smoking lounge, yoga wall (using a private yogi available upon request) and assembly rooms. Dry-cleaning support, luggage storage and lodging are available also.
From the Champs-Elysées golden triangle, this gold rock townhouse nevertheless feels like an exclusive house as you’re greeted in the reception pulpit. A vegetal wall by botanist Patrick Blanc reigns within the central atrium that is much adored for breakfast, while the bedrooms are composed havens of brown and cream. The 26 rooms and suites designed by fashion guru Andrée Puttman, are pared-back but inviting, heated up with a great deal of pure walnut along with the female touch of layers of tulle drapes and crystal ball bedposts, plus tons of cabinet space for adapting your shopping.
It is a return to the Sixties and Seventies within this converted contemporary office construction, that pays homage to the white and black style universe of Courrèges. Following a mirrored stairs à la Chanel, then you put in the friendly familiarity of a resort with only 25 rooms which is enjoyable, comfy yet unpretentious. Suave black-and-white wrap-around bedheads create the rooms comfortable and welcoming, together with zigzag cushions, rugs that seem like a mishmash of Prince of Wales checks and tweeds, framed style photographs on the walls, even style photograph mirrors at the suites, ample sticks and individual air.
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