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A modern-day refuge in Montmartre, Maison Souquet offers an intimate take on luxury, signed by Jacques Garcia. The five-star hotel includes a spa, with a swimming pool and steam bath, that each guest can privatize for an hour per day, and a trendy bar with exclusive drinks and light delicacies. The hotel wonderfully reproduces sensual atmospheres once seen in Paris’s maisons closes—or “pleasure houses”—with sumptuous decor and deliberate design. Elegance and mystery combine to accompany subversive architecture, culture, and haute couture. For a luxurious taste of life, one stays at Maison Souquet.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a relaxing conversation in the Salon des Petits Bonheurs.
Hôtel Thoumieux 7th arrondissement
Full of striking interiors, Hôtel Thoumieux offers the two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Sylvestre, and a Parisian brasserie. Guests can enjoy their stay in the comfort of fine art and elegance designed by architect India Mahdavi—a balance the hotel knows well.
Whitewaller recommends: Visiting Sylvestre for the Tourteau de Roscoff Rafraichi.
Hôtel Monte Cristo 5th arrondissement
Nineteenth-century charm meets modern-day comfort at Hotel Monte Cristo—a tribute to writers Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas. Each room in the hotel tells a unique, detailed story, with interiors by Pauline d’Hoop and Delphine Sauvaget.
Whitewaller recommends: Swimming in the basement pool.
Le Bristol Paris 8th arrondissement
In addition to its Michelin-starred restaurant led by Chef Eric Frechon, Le Bristol Paris features a specially curated art exhibition during FIAC. Currently on view through October 31 are sculptures by Lynn Chadwick.
Whitewaller recommends: Planning to attend Wine Mondays and Fashion Saturdays.
Lutetia Hotel 6th arrondissement
In July, Hotel Lutetia reopened in Paris—with the same unmatched spirit, complemented by reinvented design by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. The unforgettable hotel is known for its design, gastronomy, and service, and this time shines with Bar Joséphine, the Salone Saint-Germain, and the Orangerie.
Whitewaller recommends: Relaxing at the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre.
Le Roch Hôtel & Spa 1st arrondissement
Located in a central area full of museums and shopping destinations, Le Roch Hotel & Spa rests on a redefined boutique hotel concept. Dedicated to creating an unforgettable, catered experience through detail, the hotel offers warm and colorful interior design by Sarah Lavoine. With 32 rooms and five suites, the hotel is also equipped with a restaurant by chef Rémy Bérerd, gym, a pool, a steam room, and the CODAGE spa.
Whitewaller recommends: Seeing Fred Allard’s 40 “bags” created exclusively for the hotel.
Le Meurice 1st arrondissement
Regal and classic in design and feel, Le Meurice welcomes visitors to 160 rooms and suites. Lavish brocades, mosaic floors, and an array of restored murals keep the history from the founding in 1835 alive. The hotel also supports young artistic creation through its Meurice Prize for contemporary art.
Whitewaller recommends: Staying in the newest suite—The Pompadour Suite.
The Hoxton 2nd arrondissement
Following locations in London and Amsterdam, new The Hoxton addition in Paris is a 171- room hotel with Humbret & Poyet–designed rooms and Soho House—designed public spaces. The hotel features a thoughtfully conceived restaurant, Rivié, with a brasserie, courtyard spaces, and Jacques’ Bar.
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the monthly events.
La Réserve Paris – Hôtel & Spa 8th arrondissement
At La Réserve Paris – Hôtel & Spa, guests are welcomed to a five-star home away from home. The distinctive urban mansion offers ultra-personalized services, with more suites than rooms, a library, a decadent spa, a smoking lounge, a large indoor pool, in-suite wine cellars, and an inner courtyard.
Whitewaller recommends: Treating yourself to the La Belle Epoque spa package.
Hôtel de Crillon 8th arrondissement
Set inside a timeless 18th-century Parisian landmark on Place de la Concorde, Hôtel de Crillon is an elegant expression of the city’s spirit. The iconic hotel, with 124 guest rooms and suites, is also known for its four restaurants, bar, spa, hair salon, leather care, barber, swimming pool, and fitness studio.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a cocktail at the bar Les Ambassadeurs.