Three New Parisian Hotels To Book For A Summer In The City
Paris is having a ‘moment’ with a slew of new openings shaking up the hotel scene. Here are three of the latest properties illuminating the City of Lights…
Hotel Beauregarde, 15th Arrondissement
Found in an elegant six-storey Haussmann building, this new offering from the Touriste brand (which also boasts Les Deux Gares, Hotel Bienvenue and Hotel Panache under its umbrella) claims to offer guests a quintessentially Parisian experience. Views across the Eiffel Tower? Tick. Classic French ‘tongue-in-cheek’ style? Tick. Vintage treasures in its 38 rooms? Tick, tick, tick.
The hotel’s interior designer Chloé Nègre has married classic and contemporary influences across the hotel’s six floors, with a play on Parisian clichés and nods to 70s’ design. From the lobby’s ceiling fresco by the artist Pauline Leyravaud – a dreamy, trompe-l’oeil sky – to the individual colour palette found on each floor, Hotel Beauregard is also full of characterful features. There are tapestries designed by the Pinton factory and grid carpets inspired by French garden trellises; custom-made floral wall lamps and heart-shaped chairs in the bedrooms, along with ‘I Love Paris’ crests embroidered onto the headboards. Meanwhile, the bathrooms pop with striped walls inspired by artist Daniel Buren’s Minimalist works.
Vintage finds make up much of the furnishings, such as a rare chair by architect Mario Botta and an undulating bench inspired by Pierre Paulin in the breakfast room. Textiles are made from recycled or recyclable fibres, bathrooms feature reclaimed taps, and all furnishings have been manufactured in France and Europe. “Taking an environmentally-friendly approach has always played an important part of all of Touriste’s projects, but we have made it a particular focus for Hôtel Beauregard,” says Chloé.
The Touriste hotel brand has also announced that it will add two further properties to their collection in 2023 – Hôtel de la Boetie, designed by Beata Heuman, and Hôtel Château d’Eau, designed by Necchi Architecture.
Hôtel Dame des Arts, 6th Arrondissement
Just opened in Saint-Germain on Paris’ Rive Gauche, just a short walk from Notre Dame Cathedral, Hôtel Dame des Arts is found in a 1950s building with interiors by designer Raphael Navot, the 2023 winner of the Maison&Objet ‘Designer of the Year’ Award.
The 109 bedrooms and suites showcase Navot’s flair for creating unique, beautiful spaces and furniture. Although each guestroom is individually designed, all feature bespoke art pieces and many have an outdoor terrace overlooking either the rooftops of Paris or the Eiffel Tower.
One of the hotel’s main highlights is the Rooftop Bar with its 360° views over the Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Coeur, the golden dome of Les Invalides, and Notre Dame Cathedral. The Rooftop Bar, and an indoor restaurant with an adjacent outdoor garden courtyard has been conceptualised by the former operational director of Experimental Group, Matthieu Alfandari.
Meanwhile, chef Othoniel Alvarez Castaneda oversees the culinary offering, which features seasonal dishes that fuse classic French cuisine with a contemporary Mexican twist. Othoniel brings a sustainably minded culinary vision to the hotel, with dishes designed to be shared in celebratory style, and where each menu item is inspired by one hero ingredient and sourced from quality local produce. It’s the epitome of good taste.
Le Grand Mazarin, 4th Arrondissement
Opening in June, Le Grand Mazarin, by hotel group Maisons Pariente, is perhaps one of the city’s most anticipated openings of the year. Maisons Pariente is renowned for its starry hotels: Lou Pinet in Saint-Tropez, Crillon le Brave in Provence and Le Coucou in Méribe, and Le Grand Mazarin will be the first foray into the capital city for the French company.
Carved out of three heritage buildings, which date back to the 14th century, interior architect Martin Brudnizki has implemented his usual showstopping signature design, while restoring the landmark property to its original grandeur. Guests can expect flamboyant décor which celebrates French classicism, enhanced by the best of Parisian artisan skill.
Found in the heart of Le Marais, the hotel has 50 rooms and 11 suites with the refined interiors featuring an eclectic collection of vintage furniture and objects.
As well as two bars, an indoor pool and a hammam, the signature restaurant encompasses the festive spirit of ‘Boubalé’, meaning “my little darling” in Yiddish, the affectionate code name used by Eastern European grandmothers to talk about those they love. At the helm is Israeli chef Assaf Granit, who is inspired by the Ashkenazi culinary tradition of his childhood.