The 5 hippest hotels in Paris
1) Hotel Paradis
This tiny hotel has 10 rooms and was decorated by the young fashionable decorator Dorothée Meilichzon. She has succeeded in creating an intimate and inspiring atmosphere by combining Scandinavian furniture with bold wallpaper and industrial details. The reading area, which gives out onto the street, and the breakfast room invite you to hang around and read a book like you would at home.
This hotel is located in the centre of Quartier du Sentier with its many textile shops. The owner wanted it to feel like a family home. So he asked his friends, his cousin and even his father-in-law (the famous photographer Yann Artus Bertrand) to decorate the 13 rooms to add character and soul. Lunch in the restaurant and terrace, which give out onto a tiny shady square, is simply delightful.
3) Hotel Henriette
This small hotel, which has only 32 rooms, is located on a small cobbled street near the Latin Quarter, and is the perfect place for an inspiring stop in Paris. You will feel right at home in this intimate, feminine place where the delicate combination of old furniture, soothing colours and design is bound to appeal to anyone who loves beautiful interiors that are designed with great care.
4) Hotel Amour
Since this hotel opened, all of the Paris incrowd has spent the night or a few hours here (this old rendez-vous hotel also rents rooms from 12 noon to 3 pm). The decoration scheme is love and eroticism in a superbly Parisian way: all the rooms contain work by contemporary artists and graphic designers in combination with vintage furniture and artefacts. There is an outdoor garden where you can immerse yourself in the festive ambiance.
5) The Hoxton Paris
The edgy Hoxton hotel chain opened a property in Paris in a majestic 18thcentury townhouse, with plenty of cosy lounges, a cocktail bar and a winter garden. The hotel is always buzzing with activity, day or night. Here you can work, have lunch, hang around, enjoy a drink and of course sleep a fitful sleep in one of the many rooms, with lashings of Parisian charm thrown in for good measure.
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