Clean lines, flat surfaces, one colour or multicoloured, a Zen or futuristic atmosphere … These are the characteristic of these types of hotels, which boast a modern aesthetic.
Although Paris takes care of its heritage and a homogenous architecture, it still remains an avant-garde, designer and trendy city.
At the Hôtel Duret, Arnauld de Petiville has opted for clean lines, designer furniture and colour. An interior designer has put the emphasis on elegant, sober and functional settings. As for the hotel the A, all in white, it promotes the well-being of guests with its majestic surroundings. This establishment, devoted to contemporary art, offers the comfort and intimacy of a real home.
Opened in February 2012, the Hôtel W is situated in the Opéra district, in a magnificent Haussmann building, close to department stores, luxury boutiques, restaurants and cinemas. Present in several countries, and for the first time here in Paris, the concept of the W hotels is to offer guests optimal comfort, in a designer setting, and to invite them to a multitude of artistic events.
‘We wanted to provide guests with an unforgettable experience of the light and sophistication present all over this amazing city. Our design feeds off the elegance, richness and radiance of Paris’, explained Diego Gronda of the Rockwell Group Europe, in charge of the conception of the Hôtel W. The historic building was therefore transformed into a hotel brimming with innovative technological material. A ‘numeric wall’, situated in the public and private areas, changes according to the time, event and seasons.
The Hôtel W Paris offers 91 bedrooms and suites, some of which overlook the Palais Garnier Opera House. All the bedrooms : ‘Cosy’ , ‘Wonderful’, ‘Spectacular’, ‘Fantastic’ or even ‘Wow’, boast made-to-measure furniture and ‘W’ beds, a guarantee of exceptional comfort. The W Paris also offers a bar, a restaurant and a gym.
The Bel Ami carries its name well. Its location in the historic area of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, its comfort and its relaxing design make this hotel popular. The designer Marina Bessé has given the first floor of this former 18th-century printing works a makeover to add a refined touch and relaxing atmosphere to the bedrooms and corridors. Using colour therapy, the guest rooms at the Bel Ami each have a different atmosphere: cumin, cinnamon, grey and gold, black, grey, iris and white … And to prolong the feeling of well-being, the hotel offers guests one of the finest spas in Paris: a trendy bar lounge and a fitness area.
Arnauld de Petiville, an interior designer recognized for his furniture and fabric designs, has put a lot of himself into the design of the Hôtel Le Duret. He has opted for clean lines, rich colours and a warm atmosphere. In the 16th arrondissement, (not far rom the Palais des Congrès), the Duret offers bright and spacious rooms, accessible to all guests, whether they be staying for a few nights or over an extended period. The staff are attentive to the comfort of their guests.
Hôtel le A
The interior designer and decorator Frédéric Mechiche has decorated the Hôtel le A in the style of a veritable Parisian house. Designed to be places full of vitality, the communal areas of the hotel, all in black and white, offer the comfort and intimacy of a private lounge. Designer settees, chimney place, coffee tables and bookcase full of works on contemporary art adorn the lounge. The bar, situated under a perfectly preserved glass roof, provides a welcome setting for guests. The 26 rooms with their evocative names (‘Baiser d’arbre’, ‘Enfer’, ‘Peau d’âne’...) are bathed in light and are amazing in their simplicity and sophistication. Black and white, straight lines and geometrical shapes are de rigueur. Warm and friendly service.
Situated between the République and Oberkampf district, on the edge of the Marais, the Hôtel Gabriel describes itself as a haven of peace entirely devoted to the comfort of its guests, away from the buzz of the city.
The designer and architect Axel Schoenert, who has designed several boutique hotels in Paris, has created a relaxing atmosphere: clean lines, flat surfaces with soft colours conducive to relaxation and well-being. The 34 spacious rooms are designed in the same spirit. The ‘NightCove’ light on the bedside tables accompanies each sleep cycle and optimizes the rest of each guest. The search for serenity does not exclude other technological progress: small reading lamps, iPod stations, LCD screens and free Wi-Fi are at the disposal of guests.
Tucked away within a classical-looking building, situated in the Trocadéro district, 10 minutes from the Eiffel Tower, is a little modern gem. The decoration of the Hôtel Sezz is the work of the French architect and designer Christophe Pillet and the hotelier Shahé Kalaidjian. The establishment offers 26 bedrooms furnished in contemporary style with clean lines. The furniture is made-to-measure from fine and natural materials; the subtle association of stone and mirrors, the woodwork and the play of light contribute to the singular atmosphere of the hotel. The luxurious ‘Loft Eiffel’ and ‘Suite Eiffel’ offer a wonderful view of the famous monument. The Hôtel Sezz offers personalized service: guests are welcomed and looked after by the same person throughout their stay.