According to travel trend reports, the success of Emily in Paris has seen a marked increase in trips being booked to the City of Light. Book These Hot New Hotels to be au courant …
Vibe: High altitude gem designed by Philippe Starck.
Where: Perched at the top of the Tours Duo – the acclaimed Jean Nouvel skyscrapers situated in the up-and-coming 13th arrondissement, the hotel allows guests to experience high-spec design at a more affordable price point.
Facitilities: There are 139 rooms (on floors 17-24 of the towers) which capitalise on the 360-degree views. Starck’s playful and unexpected interiors include beds intentionally angled toward the best views, while his use of floor-to-ceiling mirrors plays with perspective. The colour palette is described as “cloud-like cream” with “hints of sunset orange.”
Set within a glittering gold-ceilinged glass cube above the hotel, TOO Restaurant, with powder pink walls and a mural by Pierre Monestier, offers international cuisine (with a twist, naturellement) from sun-up to sunset. Do book Brunch in the Clouds, available from January 15, while TacTac Skybar is one of the capital’s highest rooftop bars with a 150 sqm panoramic terrace. The hotel’s spa, TOO Chill, is a nature-inspired oasis, featuring treatment rooms, gym, custom-made cedarwood sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi set on the tree-lined 17th floor terrace overlooking the River Seine. www.toohotel.com.
Le Gran Mazarin
Vibe: Festive and unexpected.
Where: Located at the corner of rue des Archives and rue de la Verrerie, near the Hôtel de Ville, the hotel embodies the cosmopolitan and eclectic ambience of the Marais.
Facilities: With 61 decorated rooms and eleven suites, a spectacular restaurant and bar, and a swimming pool, the whimsical interiors have been designed by renowned Swedish interior designer Martin Brudnizki. “I love the concept of the literary salon of yesteryear and this was one of the main sources of inspiration when designing Le Grand Mazarin,” Brudnizki explains. “We wanted the hotel to feel as though it has always been a part of the Le Marais landscape and sought inspiration from the great houses of the aristocratic era, where figures from literature, art and music gathered in sumptuous residences, exchanging ideas and thoughts. Our concept of Le Grand Mazarin was to reignite this ambience for the modern day, where guests feel as though they have arrived home and have the freedom to express themselves.” www.maisonspariente.com.
Hôtel Dames Des Arts
Vibe: A homage to the French new wave filmmakers of the 1950s, with spectacular views.
Where: Located in the Latin Quarter, the hotel embodies the spirit of freedom, culture, and creativity of the city’s Left Bank.
Facilities: The hotel offers 109 rooms and suites, spread over eight floors, all with bespoke art pieces and many featuring outdoor balconies with views of iconic landmarks including the Eiffel Towel and Notre Dame cathedral. Additional highlights include a state-of-the-art fitness centre and wellness area with a sauna and treatment room, courtyard garden, rooftop bar with DJ, and a signature restaurant serving French cuisine. www.damedesarts.com.
Vibe: Ornate and floral.
Where: In the buzzy Faubourg-Montmartre neighbourhood, in the heart of the city’s 9th arrondissement.
Facilities: The hotel’s 63 rooms and ten suites have been designed by Martin Brudnizki and pay homage to the hotel’s location on Rue Cadet, named after brothers – and master gardeners – Jacques and Jean Cadet who supplied the court with fruit and vegetables in the 16th century. This is emphasised in the menus overseen by three Michelin star chef Dominique Crenn in the hotel’s main restaurant, Golden Poppy. Other notable features include a plant-filled courtyard and spa in partnership with French brand Holidermie; www.lafantaisie.com.