Hotel Parister, a new five-star marvel in the City of Lights, is very chic and, above all, immensely original Parisian affair. It is a luxury boutique hotel we just want to shout about. And, why do we love it so much? It has that seductive and strong design character rooted in the 70s that made its comeback in fashion, music, and naturally interior design. Its architectural form, the furniture line and choice of materials all bring that spirit of New York in the 70s that Martin Scorsese portrayed in the TV show “Vinyl.” You almost expect to see Richie Finestra wandering about the lobby. That was our first impression.
Impeccable taste of interior designer Céline Boullenger here comes to life. From the velvet retro armchair in mustard yellow to the emerald green sofa bed, wooden wall panels and black & white tiles to the choices of books and music, everything seemed 70s-cool but decoded, transformed and incorporated into very contemporary, modern and luxurious space. Parister is one of the few hotels that exudes this refreshing style far from traditional and typically Parisian.
The word is that Parister‘s owner Nicolas Nonon, prominent French entrepreneur behind another Parisian gem, hotel Verneuil, wanted something completely different from what is considered a French luxury hotel. Instead of neoclassical structure nestled inside one of the iconic Haussmannian buildings, hotel Parister proudly goes in its own direction, unhinged by the boundaries of classic perception of luxury and comfort. Yet, with its wonderfully conceived interior design, hotel Parister manages to be both, but not without a twist, and that twist is the reason why we found this hotel one of the most memorable five-star properties in the City of Lights.
The complete design of Parister’s interior and exterior is entrusted to architects Beckmann N’Thépé, and they did their job marvelously. It is hard to decide what we loved the most – was that the abundance of cleverly implemented geometrically straight concrete surfaces that evoke Brutalism at its best? Or maybe the overall modernist atmosphere, that borders with nostalgic retro-vibes? Somehow, the architects’ duo managed to infuse this former 90s office building with the unmistakable coolness of the 70s. Even the music inside the hotel evoked some good old days: Steve Miller’s Abracadabra was often played during our stay.
Hotel Parister comprises 45 comfortable rooms. The overall design story of the hotel continues throughout its rooms. Spacious and completely equipped, rooms in Parister simply leave nothing to desire. All rooms come with a smartphone, a 40-inch interactive TV, bath products by Zenology, and an espresso machine. The materials used are simply top-notch, as it should be in a hotel of this category. The attention to details is outstanding: from beautiful velvet curtains to oak furnishings on the walls, everything inside the rooms excels in every possible way. The atmosphere, albeit luxurious, is very relaxed and, although Parister is definitely a perfect place for virtually anyone with a good taste, we cannot but to think that it is somewhat more aimed toward the younger, a new generation of travelers.
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Hotel Parister prides itself with a very chic restaurant “Les Passerelles” and cocktail bar, that features wonderful wood-paneled walls, and a terrace filled with greenery. Breakfast is served every day from 7 to 10.30 am and lunch from Monday to Friday, from 12 (noon) to 2.30 pm. The cocktail bar is run by Le Distrait, a renewed cocktail bar in Paris.
Restaurant “Les Passerelles”
The hotel also comprises modern and spacious fitness room with yoga and fitness classes available (Swissball, boxing, or cross training classes), as well as an extraordinary spa center, equipped with 20 meters long indoor swimming pool, a hammam, and a various spa programs with holistic approach made by CYD, a Parisian start-up founded by Grégory Mollet-Viéville and Romain Rainaut.
This upscale hotel is located in the 9th arrondissement, called Opéra, on the right bank of the River Seine. It is right around the corner of the legendary theater Folies Bergères, and in a walking distance to many historical and cultural places, such as Palais Garnier and Musée du Parfum. The Musée Grévin, a wax museum located on the Grands Boulevards is just 600 meters away, while the Louvre museum and Sacre-Coeur church are approximately 1.8 km distant. The Paris‘s Mecca of luxury fashion and haute couture – Rue Saint-Honoré, department stores Galeries Lafayette and Printemps Haussmann are also dangerously close, which makes this hotel a perfect choice for all the fashion lovers.
Address: 19 Rue Saulnier
75009 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 80 50 91 91
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