8 Fabulous Paris Design Hotels

Jennifer Ladonne | February 22, 2018

You don't have to be a design junkie to appreciate the allure of an imaginative, well-conceived space that excels in both beauty and comfort. These eight exceptional designer hotels are all the proof you'll need that Paris excels in all of the above.


Renaissance Republique

Why it made the list

Paris interiors maestro Didier Gomez was tapped for a glamorous top-to-toe revamp of this classic 70's building. The hotel's sexy retro vibe resonates in sinuous rooms with glassed-in bathrooms and the polished common spaces right down to the roomy hot tub in the basement spa or your terrace penthouse suite.

At the crossroads of some of Paris's chicest neighborhoods, Read More


Hôtel de Crillon

Why it made the list

No fewer than five designers were brought on board to breath new life into this historic grand dame, transforming classic spaces into Paris's most exquisite hotel. In every guest room and common space sumptuous fabrics, precious woods and marble, contemporary artworks, antiques, and custom furnishings all come together in a timeless, quintessentially sophisticated design.

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Maison Bréguet

Why it made the list

This ultra-glamorous newcomer, masterminded by the London design firm Sagrada, riffs on a sleek mid-century aesthetic in refined details, sensuous raw materials and luxurious fabrics and carpets. A team of artisans was employed to customize everything from the glossy wood floors and armoires to the glass retractable roof over the chic bar and bistro.

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Hôtel Mama Shelter

Why it made the list

Philippe Starck's mothership in the now legendary Mama Shelter chain perfectly reflects the edgy, graffitied ethos of the 20th arrondissement. A fun and funky interior plays on all the artsy codes in this ode to quirky postmodern countercultural cool, from the pint-sized rooms to the fabulous rooftop cocktail bar.

Close to Père-Lachaise in the up-and-coming 20th arrondissem Read More


Eden Lodge

Why it made the list

Innovation is the raison d'étre behind this chic eco-lodge tucked far back into a leafy courtyard near Père Lachaise cemetery. Impeccably yet unpretentiously designed, with soaring glass windows framing views of the trees and gardens from every room, both your aesthetics and your conscience—not to mention body and spirit—will feel perfectly at ease in this serene 100 percent sustainable five-room hotel.

No lodging in Paris is quite as unobtrusively fabulous as th Read More


Les Bains

Why it made the list

Trippy blood-red ceilings and walls swell into giant lacquered drops that seem poised to fall on drinkers and diners in one of the feats of design that make this eclectic hotel a Paris standout. Playing on the building's past as Proust's preferred bath house, then the Paris equivalent to New York's Studio 54, it retains some of the graffiti from the basement pool (where the Rolling Stones, Andy Warhol, David Bowie, and the like cavorted), with the addition a Salon Chinois that features the building's original 19th-century stained glass windows.

Les Bains is now in its third incarnation, since opening in Read More


Le Cinq Codet

Why it made the list

Sophisticated design is the hallmark of Le Cinq Codet, where sought-after architect Jean-Philippe Nuel capitalized on the pure lines and generous volumes of this former 1930s-era France Telecom building. Sleek white-leather banquettes, pale wood, and custom furniture recall a room in a luxury ocean liner with views not of the sea but of Invalide's gilded dome from your sprawling private terrace or duplex suite.

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Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris

Why it made the list

The more upscale Paris showcase for the manifold talents of native son Philippe Starck, who resuscitated the ageing grand dame to create a new concept in Paris: take a luxury palace hotel, tap contemporary artists to create site-specific works, and incorporate all the elements needed for affluent artsy types to feel at home, including a concept store, an edgy fashion boutique, and a glamorous bar where famous people can pretend to be hiding. If imitation is the best form of flattery, we'd say it worked.

The glamorous Royal Monceau Raffles offers unparalleled luxu Read More

  • 5. Hôtel Mama Shelter
    109 rue de Bagnolet, 20e,Paris,France,75020
  • 3. Les Bains
    7 Rue du Bourg l'Abbé,Paris,France,75003
  • 1. Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris
    37 av. Hoche, 8e,Paris,France,75008

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