THIS WEEK’S DREAM DESTINATION AND WHAT TO PACK
It’s no question that the most romantic cities in the world is brimming with a plethora of hotels – but which one to pick? We sieve through the thousands and bring you three luxurious boutique hotels in Paris to suit every visitor – plus key pieces to pack.
From contemporary to eccentric, artsy to modern mid-century, these design-heavy boutique hotels are perfect for the ultimate Parisian getaway. So, which of these options will you pick for your next trip?
Occupying a spot in a dreamy neoclassical building, Le Pigalle is a new addition to the frisky neighbourhood of the Pigalle district. The interior of this neighbourhood hotel is deeply inspired by the area’s risqué vibes, musical scene, and hip nightlife.
All 42 sunlit and homey rooms encompass a modern mid-century vibe. White walls are lined with artwork of local artists and photographers, iPads and turntables featuring a rare collection of vinyl are available for groovy nights as well as vintage furniture, a collection of books and magazines, and subtle marble touches can be found in the room.
The hilly Montmartre and infamous Moulin Rouge, are just steps away from this modern eclectic ensemble. Families with young tots should be cautious as the area draws a different crowd towards dusk being so close to the red-light district.
An adventurous Parisian stay
The ground floor
Worth getting out for:
The hopeless romantic Montmartre
WHAT TO PACK
Amidst Paris’s coolest neighbourhoods and just a stones throw away from the Porte Saint-Martin sits Hotel Providence Paris, a lavish boutique hotel fit for the bon vivant. In this 19th century Haussmannian building resides 18 rooms and three suites. Decked in a heavy dose of maximalist allure – think printed velvet fabrics, House of Hackney wallpaper adorn with exotic foliage, rich, decadent walls, vintage furnishing in dark hues and unique objets d’art.
The highlight of this hotel lies in the attention to detail. Indulge in pre-dinner drinks with a fully stocked cocktail bar and a visual bartending guide. You’ll also find scented candles, French country flea market finds, a clawfoot bathtub and lampshades that match the room’s wallpaper.
A romantic urban getaway
Free standing bathtub in the penthouse suite
Worth Getting out for:
Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin
Located in the heart of the happening 9th district of Paris, the Hotel Panache is a league of its own. The hotel evokes a cool vibe with a touch of quirky Parisian soul – thanks for its peculiar structure.
The rooms adopt a sophisticated soft contemporary theme – complete with clean lines, soft pastel tones with a mix of subtle textures and surprising slivers of gold accents. All rooms also come with different wallpapers behind the bed that balances the sleek and clean lines of the furnishings.
The cosy rooms are embellished with other prominent details like knotted wrought iron headboards, vintage phones, pendant lamps, marble side tables and a great selection of books. Adorable teepees for kids are also made available upon request.
A fun family vacay
French breakfast on the terrace balcony
Worth Getting Out For:
Notable restaurants like Racines, Bouillon Chartier & A la mère de Famille