Paris is the global capital of elegance, grandeur, and architectural beauty and these 7 new hotels showcase the best of Parisian culture.
The opening of these new or newly revamped hotels are reviving Paris from the pandemic and in the return to normalcy, hoteliers have created even more exceptional and innovative experiences for their guests.
Cheval Blanc Paris, La Samaritaine
Prices start from: $2166 for a Deluxe room
Cheval Blanc Paris opened on September 7 this year and is the newest in the LVMH collection of luxury hotels who also own designer brands such as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Christian Dior and is their flagship property.
It is located in the heart of Paris in the first Arrondissement in front of the Pont-Neuf between Le louvre and Le Marais.
The hotel has been styled by world-class designer Peter Marino who has designed boutiques for luxury brands including Chanel, Dior, Fendi and more and showcases the Art Deco Era which originated in France featuring eclectic design and artworks from the 1930s in the 72 rooms and suites, as well as in-room views of Paris’s greatest attractions including the seine.
It is next to the famous department store La Samaritaine.
The hotel also features the Dior spa with bespoke Dior treatments and culinary dining by three-star Michelin chef Arnaud Donckele one of Frances most celebrated chefs.
Hotel Hoy Paris, South Pigalle in the 9th arrondissement
Prices start from: $325 for a Double room
Silver winner of the Paris Design Awards (2021), Hoy opened in March last year and is designed with wellness at its core and is located in the latest trendsetting neighbourhood of South Pigalle.
Founder Charlotte De Orozco a talented entrepreneur with Mexican roots created the space using Feng shui arrangements for the 22 rooms and touches of classic Parisian décor such as parquet floor mouldings. Rooms also have an air purification system and Japanese binchotan charcoal to mineralise tap water.
For practising wellness, workshops are offered at France’s first infrared light yoga studio and for nourishing the body Mesa de Hoy restaurant combines research and creative thinking to offer seasonal gourmet plant-based meals.
Hotel Paradiso, Nation square in the 12th Arrondissment
Prices start from: $344 for the Suite
Film lovers will delight in Hotel Paradiso opened in March this year the first high-concept cinema hotel opened in Europe by owners of MK2 an independent French film company.
Each of the 36 rooms is designed to be a cinema by simply selecting a film on the in-room tablet a nine-foot screen descends, curtains close and lights dim. The rooms are contemporarily designed with rare film posters from a private collection and custom-made props referring to infamous movie scenes.
The hotel’s other fascinations are an open-air cinema on the rooftop with a bar and stunning views of the Eiffel tower as well as a karaoke suite.
J.K. Place Paris, Seine River in the 7th Arrondissment
Prices start from: $1536 for the Prestige room
This opulent townhouse-style hotel opened December 2019 is for style-savvy travellers. Located on the banks of the River Seine in Paris’s Latin quarter J.K. Place is not what you would expect of a typical Parisian hotel.
Designed by Michele Bönan a highly revered Florentine architect the hotel is a love child of Parisian suave and Italian flair brimming with Avant-Garde stylish eccentric décor curated as if each space is an art gallery while the 29 rooms including 13 suites are refined and classy.
Delicious and authentic Italian drinks and eats are served at the bar and Casa Tua restaurant with an open-air greenhouse roof. Dining can even be enjoyed on the River Seine on the hotel’s private 50-person boat equipped with charming rooms, kitchen, and cinema.
Chou Chou Hotel Paris, Rue du Helder arondissement
Prices start from: $319 for the Double room
Chou Chou opened in September last year combines a hotel, private baths, a market, a guinguette (bar cum dance venue) and a show stage to create a mecca for socialites to enjoy sophisticated, luxurious living in the Opera district of Paris.
Named after a French term of endearment, the interior of the hotel is a twist on the contemporary Parisian style the 63 rooms are adorned with mouldings, parquets flooring and elements of French pop culture. Many have stunning views of the opera and include balconies, baths, and huge showers.
The ground floor has been transformed into a guinguette bar with a chic market-inspired restaurant providing fresh produce from artisanal producers. As well as a stage where live performances are held. The underground level of the hotel reveals three private jacuzzies that can be rented by the hour and custom order cocktails to sip while unwinding.
Le Bristol, Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Prices start from: $1773 for the Superior room
Whilst not strictly new, the newly refurbished Le Bristol hotel in September last year occupies a prestigious spot on Faubourg Saint-Honoré as a ‘Palace’ status hotel in France meeting 200 strict criteria and providing the finest service.
The pearl of the Oetker Collection, Le Bristol Paris Modern French regalia and elegance are what to expect in the 161 rooms and 72 suites, which have been transformed to be light, bright and elegant. Fabrics from some of the best design houses in the world have been used.
Louis XVI style beds are adorned with throws in shades of ochre, taupe, celadon green, blue or grey.
On the rooftop of the hotel is the indoor pool with an outdoor deck overlooking the Eiffel Tower and Montmartre.
The dining is exceptional French gastronomy by four-star Michelin chef Eric Frochen and for expert therapy and spa treatments head to Spa Le Bristol.
Airelles Chateau De Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle, Versailles
Prices from: $2,727 for the Deluxe room
The Airelles Chateau De Versailles opened June this year is the only hotel providing exclusive access to the Palace of Versailles allowing guests to live the luxurious life of 18th-century royals.
Designer Christophe Tollemer when renovating preserved the history of Le Grand Contrôle built in 1681. With custom artisanal crafted furnishings and artworks in the interior of the 14 rooms. As well as a traditionally designed hammam spa which offers Marie Antonniete inspired treatments.
Dining at the hotel is headed by Michelin star chef Alain Ducasse, who promises authentic royal dining as staff dress in period piece costumes.