For the Design Aficionado
Located between the Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est train stations, Hotel Les Deux Gares is so bright and bold it will draw travelers from not only north and east but also south and west. Expect the unexpected within each of the 40 mod rooms from London-based designer Luke Edward Hall; only the bird’s-eye views of zinc rooftops and the gastronomic restaurant Café Les Deux Gares, with its expansive terrace, will remind you that you’re in Paris.
For the Yoga Practitioner
Short for “Home of Yoga,” HOY is the first hotel of its kind in Paris. With 18 minimalist, eco-chic rooms, a spa offering all-natural body treatments, daily yoga classes, and plant-based restaurant Mesa, you’ll feel like you’re on a holistic retreat in the heart of the city. That vibe is exactly what French-Mexican owner Charlotte Gómez de Orozco was looking for when she created what she calls a “home away from home that promotes slow travel and a slower life.”
For the History Buff
You’ll feel as if you’re stepping back into the Jazz Age at Hôtel Rochechouart, in the buzzing Pigalle district. This Art Deco address, which dates back to 1929, boasts 106 elegant rooms and a top-notch restaurant whose seasonal menu is filled with classic French fare (steak tartare, foie gras). You can take in views of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and Eiffel Tower from the leafy rooftop bar, but equally eye-catching are the retro details throughout the property, the restoration of which was overseen by managers Anouk and Louis Solanet of Orso.
For the Cinephile
Lights, camera… bedtime? Welcome to Hotel Paradiso, the City of Light’s most cinematic stay. The hotel’s 34 guest rooms are all equipped with a 10-foot-wide projection screen offering an on-demand selection, while each of the two airy suites comes with its own private screening room. Add in organic popcorn (along with more elevated bites) from the downstairs café by Bob’s Juice Bar, a karaoke room, an open-air rooftop theater, and cinematic artworks from JR and Christian Boltanski, and you’ll hope the credits never roll on your stay.
For the Sophisticate
The Monsieur George, which takes its name from George Washington and was once home to French actor Raimu, is set in a Haussmann building just steps away from the Champs-Élysées (on Rue Washington, naturally). Designer Anouska Hempel has kitted out the haute, 46-room property in her elegantly whimsical signature style; the restaurant, Galanga, serves chef Thomas Danigo’s innovative Asian-inspired cuisine, and The Spa by Le Tigre ensures the ultimate in wellbeing, with a Japanese sauna and a hammam.
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