The Marquis Faubourg St-Honore opened in December 2012 in a former 18th century private mansion – where the marquis de La Fayette once lived – within walking distance of the Louvre Museum and the Champs-Elysees. It has 15 elegant suites, all decked out in heated Brazilian Ipe hardwood floors, bespoke luxury furnishings and authentic Louis XVI marble fireplaces. Breakfast in the Le Gilbert lounge is a definite highlight: juices, freshly-baked croissants and warm buns brought to you on a two-tiered china cake stand.
Insider Tip: Have a sore back from carting heavy shopping bags? The hotel can arrange for private spa treatments in your suite – just ask at reception.
The Hotel Georgette owes its name to its illustrious neighbour, the Georges Pompidou National Centre for Art and Culture. This is a hotel for art lovers; all 19 double bedrooms are like individual works of art, with wallpaper representing great art movements of the 20th century, from pop art to street art. You'll also find Loewe flat-screen TVs and Azzaro amenities in the en-suite bathrooms. Upgrade to the deluxe suites and you’ll also get a Balneo water massage bath – perfect for soothing achy post-sightseeing muscles.
Insider Tip: To get into the Parisian mood, skip the hotel breakfast and head to one of the cafes overlooking the Centre Pompidou instead. A popular choice is Cafe Beaubourg that serves a good Croque Monsieur amongst other French favourites.
Opened in February 2013, this new boutique hotel is located in the heart of the business district, 15 minutes’ walk from the Arc de Triomphe. It has 45 lavish bedrooms (doubles and triples) designed by Oscar Ono, all featuring big beds, plush curtains and moody lighting. After a busy day's work or sightseeing, kick back at the Honesty Bar, a comfy lounge that is open 24/7; help yourself to the drinks and simply inform the hotel of what you indulged in afterwards. There's no restaurant, but a buffet breakfast is available for €15 (US$19.60) per person.
Insider Tip: If you’re after a nice view, request one of the bedrooms that overlook the small garden.
Located on a quiet street behind the Champs-Elysees, this uber-luxurious townhouse hotel is like a miniature palace, exotically styled by designer Tarfa Salam. It has 26 double bedrooms and suites, each one filled with furniture brought back from the owner's travels around the world, such as Chinese boxes, fine antique desks, Oriental carpets and night stands inlaid with mother-of-pearl. The piece de resistance, however, is the restaurant, where chef Jerome Bonnet serves up a fine selection of French dishes with a Mediterranean twist.
Insider Tip: For a view of the Eiffel Tower, request for Deluxe room 603 or the Suite Daniel.
Le Marceau Bastille is a charming and contemporary 4-star hotel, located a few steps away from the Bastille square, as well as the "Gare de Lyon" train station and the historic Marais neighbourhood. The hotel interiors denote a characteristically contemporary style. It offers 55 rooms of two kinds: First, the "urban" option guarantees a cosy and resolutely avant garde atmosphere swathed in vibrant colour, still seeped in elegance. The "ecological" option provides calm and sunny rooms set off by bright yet soft tones, natural materials, organic forms and sleek lines. The furnishings are contemporary and combine delicacy with modern technology.
Insider Tip: Le Marceau Bastille is also an art gallery with 3 expositions per year. Have a peek at the lounge walls; they are dedicated to art with the permanent collections from contemporary artists.
Welcome to Hotel Lumen, where elegance and refinement come together in carefully designed rooms. Every piece of furniture meets the seductive presence of light, with contemporary taste and charming recollections of the past. The Hotel Lumen, surrounded by the magic of Paris, has a fully equipped fitness room available. Just steps from the Louvre and the Tuileries gardens, Hotel Lumen tickles your senses and makes you the centre of attention in an exclusive setting, the cordiality of a highly professional staff and the superb cuisine of its restaurant. The complimentary toiletry products are supplied by the luxury Parisian brand Hermès.
Insider Tip: An exciting, delicate and authentic experience, with a fanciful menu and the finest ingredients awaits you. Dine at Hotel Lumen's unique restaurant, where Italian and world flavours blend in a fusion cuisine of aromas, unique to the culinary melting pot of Paris.
On the corner of Faubourg Saint-Honoré with its prestigious designer and Haute Couture brands, Buddha-Bar breaks boldly from traditional Parisian hotel codes. It is an exclusive lifestyle destination in its own right in a character historic residence with its trademark unique ambiance. This hotel holds 56 rooms including 19 suites. It offers you triple relaxation in the form of stylish French living, Asian refinement and all the elegance of the capital. Buddha-Bar Hotel also features a contemporary Restaurant and Lounge Bar, a Wellness & Fitness Studio and lush exterior courtyard.
Insider Tip: Enjoy a signature cocktail by Buddha-Bar, based on the 4 elements (water, earth, air and fire), with a selection of Tapasians whilst enjoying live DJ music from Tuesdays to Sundays at the Lounge Bar Le Quatre from 8 pm.
Rooms at Villa & Hotel Majestic combine old Parisian style with more contemporary pieces of art. All rooms include a minibar stocked daily with free soft drinks, a flat-screen satellite TV, iPod docking stations, Wi-Fi access and a private bathroom. The hotel also has facilities for disabled guests. Rejuvenate at the Villa & Hotel Majestic wellness spa featuring a swimming pool, hammam (Turkish bath), sauna and a fitness room. The hotel is 205 yards from Kléber Metro Station (line 6) and a quarter mile from Charles de Gaulle – Étoile Metro (lines 1, 2 and 6). The Eiffel Tower is a 15-minute walk from the hotel and the Champs Elysées is 5 minutes away.
Insider Tip: VIP welcome and gifts for the young guests are provided, including the hotel's mascot teddy-bear, babysitting services upon request, games and colouring books, mini bathrobes and slippers, complimentary video games in the room (Wii® or PlayStation®) and more!
Eugène is finally in town, here in Paris, close to the Galeries Lafayette and the Opéra Garnier. An inimitable style resulting from the blend of baroque and industrial aesthetics, Eugène en Ville carries you into a world where contemporary and “great century” are joyfully intermingled. Needless to mention is the high-speed Internet, free Wi-Fi, room service, meeting rooms, LED TV, media hub, air conditioning – necessities of the modern times. The Cantine d’Eugène welcomes you to a laid back and convivial atmosphere and incite you to taste the best local products. Have a bite while sipping on a glass of selected wine.
Insider Tip: Inform the staff beforehand if you are celebrating a special occasion and be impressed by their personalised and excellent service to make your stay a memorable one.