We love the timeless beauty of Paris, but we also appreciate that it is ever-changing. Whether you go for the food, the art, the shopping or all of the above, you can take in the old guard and the new (the Louvre and the Bourse de Commerce, for example) and the icons and the icons reimagined (the Arc de Triomphe and the Arc de Triomphe as wrapped by Christo). The hotel scene is just as vibrant and evolving. We recently visited and discovered three charming new hotels to recommend: two on the Left Bank and one in the Marais.
This romantic new hotel on the Right Bank occupies a red brick-and-limestone 17th-century townhouse. The 12 comfortable guest rooms are tastefully appointed with decorative fireplaces, large beds and spacious baths with claw-foot soaking tubs; many offer beautiful views over the Place des Vosges. The property does not have a formal restaurant and spa but offers a café-tearoom that serves light meals all day and a bain romain, or small wellness space, with a jetted soaking tub. This exceptionally charming property lacks an alphabet of services but is ideal for travelers in search of an intimate, private and cozy experience of Paris.
From the editor: “Cour des Vosges provides a very special and intimate experience of Paris that makes you feel part of one of the city’s most storied neighborhoods.”
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Conveniently located just a five-minute walk from the Musée d’Orsay, this lovely hotel set within a beautiful mansion reopened in late 2019 following a comprehensive three-year renovation overseen by Florentine interior architect Michele Bönan. Public areas, including a beautifully appointed lounge, glass-roofed restaurant and snug bar, showcase an eclectic cosmopolitan décor with Italian furnishings and one-of-a-kind lamps, mirrors and statues. The 30 elegant lodgings are well-thought-out, perfectly lit and very comfortable. The property also encompasses a new Sisley spa with an indoor swimming pool and fitness center, and the ground-floor Casa Tua restaurant serving delicious Italian cuisine.
From the editor: “The J.K. Place Paris is a lovely hotel, and sophisticated travelers will appreciate its suave service, striking décor, excellent location and instinctive hospitality.”
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Housed within a handsome limestone building with sinuous floral motifs, this grand historic hotel in Saint-Germain-des-Prés is the only five-star hotel on the Left Bank. Redesigned by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the property’s stunning common areas include a main restaurant with a dramatic stained-glass ceiling, a brasserie helmed by star chef Gérald Passédat that offers seating in an intimate open-air courtyard, a cigar lounge and the very popular Bar Joséphine, which showcases restored art nouveau frescoes. Most of the 184 guest accommodations are appointed with rich leather furnishings, chocolate-brown herringbone floors and oyster-shell walls.
From the editor: “The Lutetia is ideally located within easy walking distance of one of the world’s best shopping neighborhoods, along with legendary cafés and some wonderful small museums.”
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