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If you’re traveling to Paris for FIAC, you’ll need a place to stay. Not to worry, Whitewaller has you covered with a selective list of both quintessential and boutique hotels.
Hotel Thoumieux, full of striking interiors, offers the dynamic Restaurant Sylvestre, a brasserie, and a cake shop. Guests can enjoy their stay in the comfort of fine art and elegance—a balance Hotel Thoumieux achieves well.
15 rooms. Hotel designed by India Mahdavi. Cuisine by Jean-François Piège.
Whitewaller Recommends: Tourteau de Roscoff Rafraichi.
Ritz Paris is an iconic Parisian hotel full of hidden treasures. Inviting and unique with every turn, the hotel welcomes guests to restaurants and bars, and a variety of amenities like the celebrated pool, fitness center, and the world’s first spa, CHANEL au Ritz Paris.
Great cocktails at Hemingway Bar. 15 Prestige Suites. 5 boutiques and 95 showcases for shopping.
Whitewaller Recommends: A blowout by hair stylist David Mallett.
5 suites. Reputable French cuisine. Managed by the welcoming Oscar Comtet.
Whitewaller Recommends: Cocktails in the outside garden or under the canopy.
La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa
Well-known as a hotel and spa, La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa offers an exceptional restaurant, bar, indoor pool, library, and courtyard. With 26 suites and 14 rooms, the hotel is a quintessential 19th-century Parisian establishment.
Haussmann-style apartments. Wine cellars in suites. Marble fireplaces.
Whitewaller Recommends: A Nescens-Swiss treatment at the spa.
Le Bristol Paris
Aside from its Michelin starred restaurant led by Chef Eric Frechon and bar led by Maxime Hoerth, Le Bristol Paris features a specially curated art exhibition during FIAC. Enjoy the contemporary art in the garden, and a dinner worth traveling for.
Occasional “Fashion Saturdays” and “Wine Mondays.” Online shopping boutique. Annual art exhibition.
Whitewaller Recommends: Black truffle-stuffed macaroni.
Hôtel Maison Souquet
Maison Souquet, a modern day refuge near the Moulin Rouge, offers a sensual space by Jacques Garcia that includes a spa, luxurious lounge, and hidden bar. On the third and fourth floors, the hotel shines with the larger rooms.
Culture-rich interiors. 5 suites. Champagne Lounge.
Whitewaller Recommends: A conversation in the Conservatory.
Hotel des arts
In Montmartre is Hotel des arts—a quaint Parisian spot with magnificent views and artistic heritage. With simple suites and a cozy dining option, guests can enjoy a home away from home.
Locally-sourced artwork. Short walk to Abbesses metro stop. Varying room sizes.
Whitewaller Recommends: The short walk to Chinatown.
The Peninsula Paris, located on Avenue Kléber in a 19th-century Haussmanian building, offers a short walk to many of the city’s best museums and shops. With 200 technologically advanced rooms and three restaurants, including the Garonomic Cantonese restaurant LiLi Restaurant, guests will receive an ultimate experience in 21-century style and convenience from arrival to check out.
World-class service. Inspirational cuisine. Stunning interiors.
Whitewaller Recommends: The Historic Suite.
Hotel Costes balances public and private spaces, giving guests an elegant site complete with a restaurant and terrace, bar, pool, and spa. Visitors can also stop by the rose shop by Jacques Garcia, the perfume shop, and enjoy live music entertainment.
Whitewaller Recommends: Clarins treatments at the spa.
Wonderful in-house shops. Delectable dining.
Grand Pigalle Hotel
Located in a classically Parisian building in the ninth arrondissement is Grand Pigalle Hotel—a sophisticated home away from home that offers a variety of comforting accommodations and a prized Italian restaurant led by Giovanni Passerini. While visiting, guests can enjoy one of the charming 37 rooms and can access many museums, monuments, and dining options by a short walk in the lively South Pigalle neighborhood. Take your pick from one of the hotel’s special room options, including Under The Eaves Rooms, Grand Pigalle Rooms, Henry Monnier Rooms, Pigalle Rooms, and Sopi Rooms.
Modern interiors. Custom-made furniture details. Historic neighborhood.
Whitewaller Recommends: Under The Eaves Rooms.
To read more, pick up the latest copy of Whitewaller in Paris next week. And for even more insight into FIAC and Paris Art Week, make sure to check out Whitewaller Paris’ guest editor Judith Benhamou-Huet’s website at judithbenhamouhuet.com.