From cinema-themed rooms to the city's first yoga hotel, these new Paris hotels are worth a stay.
The City of Light is shining more brightly than ever. Doors to first-class restaurants have reopened, café terraces are filling up, and culture is back with a bevy of new and noteworthy venues. These include the highly anticipated department store la Samaritaine fusing Art Nouveau with Art Déco, and neighboring contemporary art museum Bourse de Commerce featuring the Pinault Collection.
At Place de la Concorde, Hôtel de la Marine offers a glimpse into 18th-century French Art de Vivre, while the refurbished Carnavalet Museum is dedicated to the history of Paris. The only question is where to stay while exploring the cultural side of Paris? Check-in at one of these four and five-star design-savvy hotels and enjoy la vie Parisienne!
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J.K. Place Paris
The first address by this hotel group to open outside of Italy, J.K. Place Paris welcomes guests into a plush world of art and antiques, much of it collected from the famed flea market in Saint-Ouen. Steps away from Musee D’Orsay and the gallery-filled Saint-Germain neighborhood, enter a world of Italian hospitality where you’ll feel very much at home. General Manager Riccardo Ortogni will see to it.
Every one of the 29 rooms and suites caters to comfort with feather-soft bedding, spacious closets, and sleek marble bathrooms. For an additional dose of well-being, head to the subterranean pool for a refreshing swim, the well-equipped gym, or the spa where facial and body treatments are helmed by skincare expert Dr. Barbara Sturm. Meanwhile, restaurant Casa Tua will nourish with a modern twist on the classics, just like an Italian Nonna would.
Named for a popular French word expressing affection, Chouchou is much more than a hotel. Hidden in between the Grand Magasins and the Grand Boulevards in the 9th arrondissement, this playful hotel is dedicated to French craftsmanship and features a guinguette-style bar and a fresh food market.
La Grande Bouffe offers generous platters of meat and cheese, while La Mer à Boire presents an array of seafood, including oysters and lobster rolls. French crepes are also on the menu, as are live music and comedy shows. In addition to the 63 rooms designed by Michael Malapert, some with Opera views, three record-filled suites pay tribute to pop icons Edith Piaf, Boris Vian, and Serge Gainsbourg, the latter complete with a piano. To plan your own 1970s-themed party, head below ground to discover three privatized pool rooms.
Hôtel du Sentier
Enter Paris’s oldest and longest covered passageway, Le Passage du Caire, dating back to 1798, and discover Hôtel du Sentier, set in the heart of Paris’s garment district. Created and designed by Charlotte and Samuel Castro with the help of architect Vincent Bestie, the historic façade features three Egyptian statues erected to the goddess Hathor, plus a series of hieroglyphics.
Each of the 30 rooms favors a minimalist aesthetic revealing solid oak furnishings custom-designed by Atelier La Serre and marble bathrooms with vibrant tiles and wooden floors. Two duplexes with terraces boast views of Parisian rooftops. The hotel restaurant serves French classics, including croque-monsieur, tartare de boeuf, and a rotating selection of daily specials. Indulge in the art of people watching on the expansive patio accompanied by a glass of bio wine or a champagne-infused Kir Royal.
Named for jazz musician Grant Green’s song, Sookie Sookie, stylish Hotel Sookie is the latest addition to the MADEHO hotel group. Decorated by the Desjeux Delaye duo in a 1950s-style, every corner of this Haut Marais address is filled with paintings, ceramics, art books, and vinyl records that tell a vivid story.
The 31 rooms—from cozy singles to spacious doubles—come complete with vegan and ecological Terre de Mars bathroom products and provide a serene sanctuary from the buzzing gallery and boutique-lined neighborhood. Just minutes away, discover an international array of dining options at Marché des Enfants Rouges, Paris’s oldest covered market. The organic breakfast at Sookie’s coffee shop includes homemade waffles, granola, fresh fruit, avocado toast, and babka. Starting in September, seasonal lunch will also be served.
Steps away from the bustling Champs-Élysées, discover the latest Paris-based project by British designer Anouska Hempel. Named for its location on Rue Washington, Hotel Monsieur George is set in a Haussmann building that was once home to French actor Raimu. Most of the 46 rooms are elegantly detailed in deep velvet hues with black lacquer finishes.
The clandestine garden suite includes a spacious duplex. Meanwhile, the top floor chambers invite guests into Hempel’s whimsical world, where soft tones evoke a cloud-like setting overlooking Parisian rooftops. Back downstairs, sample innovative Asian fusion at restaurant Galanga helmed by Chef Thomas Danigo. Before checking out, book a signature massage or facial at the Le Tigre spa, followed by a dip in the Japanese sauna and hammam. In-room yoga classes are also part of the wellness offerings.
Dating back to 1929, Hotel Rochechouart is located in the bustling Pigalle district, which sets the stage for a return to 1930s Paris. Every one of the 106 art-filled rooms in this Art Deco address reads like a story waiting to be told. This is precisely what Anouk and Louis Solanet of Orso Hotels had in mind when creating their living retro masterpiece. As evidenced in the detailed decoration of this eight-floor hotel, interior design duo Festen provided the French Art de Vivre.
Classic French fare, including homemade foie gras and steak tartare, pair perfectly with the restaurant’s elegantly aged ambiance. Head up to the ninth floor, where the verdant Rooftop Bar boasts majestic views of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and the Eiffel Tower. Celebrate both the past and present with a creative cocktail or a glass of champagne.
Hôtel Les Deux Gares
When it comes to bright and bold colors, leave it to London-based designer Luke Edward Hall. His first Paris hotel project Hôtel Les Deux Gares is nestled between train stations Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est. An infusion of vivid hues and vintage prints greet you upon entering this right bank address. Each of the 40 cozy rooms featuring Art Deco furniture explodes into a burst of colors and stripes. You may feel as though you’ve entered another era with vintage bathrooms outfitted in bright yellow or pale green.
Book a room on the top floor to enjoy birds-eye views of Paris, and head to the neighboring gastronomic restaurant Café Les Deux Gares for a French culinary fix. Helmed by chefs Jonathan Schweizer with Frédérico Suarez, the limited menu following the seasons is perfectly complemented by a natural wine selection.
Checking in to HOY Hotel, you’ll feel like you’re on a wellness retreat in the heart of the bustling 9th arrondissement. Short for House of Yoga, this is the first yoga hotel to open its eco-conscious doors in Paris. The 22 minimalist-chic rooms offer healthy snacks, all-natural bedding, and toiletries, and a bar for stretching in place of a TV, inviting guests into a slower life.
MESA restaurant presents a seasonal array of plant-based dishes inspired by Franco-Mexican owner Charlotte Gomez de Orozco’s Latin American roots and developed by chefs Lauren Lovatt and Carolina Rodriquez. After taking a moment to smell the flower arrangements by Chiaki Kokami at La Floreria, join a well-being workshop or head to the yoga studio managed by Yuj Yoga for an invigorating class heated by infrared lights. Two energetic healing rooms include osteopathic care and Chi Nei Tsang.
Hotel Paradiso is the world’s first cinema hotel opened by brothers Nathanaël and Elisha Karmitz of mk2 cinemas. The hotel offers a minimum of design and a maximum of entertainment. All 34 fully equipped rooms are thoughtfully decorated by Alix Thomsen and convert into a private movie theater with a 3-meter-wide projection screen.
Choose from a wide range of classic and cult films enjoyed from the comfort of your bed or even from your bathtub. Two spacious suites feature new releases, as does the adjoining movie theater. Other amusement options include private screening rooms, a karaoke room, and a rooftop open-air cinema and bar. Fuel up on sweet and savory snacks—popcorn included—at Bob’s Juice Bar, and keep an eye out for artworks by JR and Christian Boltanski.
Set on Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, PLEY Hotel pays homage to the history of French radio in the neighborhood that first brought it to life. Each of the 100 modern rooms is decorated in blue and pink hues punctuated by historical photographs of the Europe 1 studios on Rue François Ier, advertisements from the 1950s for the Schaub-Lorenz or Radiovox, and the works of contemporary artist Julien Nédélec.
Head up to the seasonally themed rooftop bar to sip on a glass of rosé while the Eiffel Tower sparkles in the distance. Dining options include light snacks at the PLEYGROUND bar, exceptional meats from Boucherie Polmard at the PLEYGROUND restaurant, or next door PLEY Mersea for street food-style fish dishes by Breton chef Olivier Bellin. Recharge in the fitness room or book a beauty treatment in collaboration with the brand Before Beauty.