Paris, eternal capital of palaces and luxury hotels
Reflecting French refinement, the capital’s palaces and five-star hotels fascinate us. Paris has become the reference city in the art of luxury hotels. For a luxurious architectural and spa stay, it is a dream destination.
There are many luxury hotels in Paris, including the most famous: Ritz, Le Bristol, Hôtel de Crillon… The city has its own world-renowned hotel signature. For the past ten years, the race for new luxury hotels has been growing steadily, and the pace is accelerating with the 2024 Summer Olympics in mind. New and increasingly prestigious addresses are regularly being created in the capital, some exclusive and with small pools, such as the Soho House Paris, others with comfortable leisure facilities such as the Bulgari Hotel Paris. Designed by the architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, the latter offers a 25-metre long pool.
Madame Rêve, a hotel nestled in the Poste du Louvre building renovated by Dominique Perrault, opened its doors last October in the heart of the city metropolis. This golden jewel box, with its timeless decoration, is composed of 82 rooms and suites with a breathtaking view over the rooftops of Paris.
In spring 2022, in the twin towers designed by Jean Nouvel, a luxury hotel with a concept designed by Philippe Starck will be unveiled, this time in the south-east of Paris: Tours Duo, with a contemporary design suspended above the capital. A heavenly and luxurious break for visitors.
Cheval Blanc: a wellness retreat by Peter Marino with an infinity pool
Are you looking for a refuge where you can combine well-being and serenity? The Cheval Blanc hotel is a historic and contemporary setting in the heart of the City of Light, a few steps from the Louvre and the Marais, designed by the American architect Peter Marino. A tribute to Art Deco, a clever blend of Parisian elegance and international ostentatious style, the image of this architect renowned for his collaboration with the Chanel fashion house. Gilding and extravagant works of art adorn the interior of this exceptional establishment.
Cheval Blanc unveils a haven of peace: the Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris, a marriage of passions and emotions. The pleasure continues with the infinite indoor swimming pool undulated with mosaic; a sparkling decoration with a thousand reflections signed by the artist Michael Mayer. A magnificent virtual fresco by the Franco-Israeli artist Oyoram reinvents the view of the banks of the Seine at all hours of the day.
Nolinski: an exceptional haven of Haussmannian elegance designed by Jean-Louis Deniot with an indoor swimming pool
Just a few steps from the Comédie-Française and the gardens of the Palais-Royal, this characterful property of the Evok group is the ideal hotel to let yourself be caught up in the beauty of Paris. This five-star hotel, under the leadership of French decorator Jean-Louis Deniot, cultivates savoir-vivre and Haussmannian elegance. He has created an artistic, vibrant and eclectic place. Visitors are greeted by a minimalist reception in green Carrara marble, and are then directed to different spaces where contemporary aesthetics blend with classical prestige. The subdued atmosphere with its spicy fragrance, its shades of colour and its musical universe offer a real journey for the senses.
The Nolinski hotel’s spa is the perfect place to relax and enjoy total regeneration of body and mind. This space is based on four elements: the transparent murmur of water, the mineral granite floor, the warm woodwork and the candlelight. The pool and the rest areas invite you to relax in a play of light and shade.
Parisian hotels with swimming pools staged by Dimore Studio
Ideally located a few steps from the Champs-Élysées, the Hôtel du Rond Point des Champs Élysées has belonged to the Villette-Vuitton family since the end of the 19th century. This historic building has been completely renovated by the renowned Milanese interior design firm Dimore Studio. Its founders, Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran, and their team have drawn inspiration from the styles of different eras to create a contemporary decor with a timeless feel. Primarily Art Deco, this charming establishment honours the 1920s and offers a visual and temporal contrast with contemporary furnishings: a chic, Parisian style, just like the Bristol.
A wellness area with a 13-metre long swimming pool, a cocktail bar and a private green room are available for guests to enjoy a moment of relaxation in absolute privacy.
Close to the Opera, the Louvre and the theatres of the Right Bank is a four-star establishment anchored in its time and mixing modern design and luxury. This former property of the Duke of Choiseul, a 19th century French statesman, has also been renovated by the creative duo of Dimore Studio. Bathed in an Art Deco atmosphere. The refined Hotel Saint-Marc combines noble materials, geometric patterns and cubic inspirations. The place also offers unique services: a wellness area with a hammam and an indoor pool with hydromassage jets and counter-current swimming. A temple of relaxation where design and discretion merge.
Two luxury hotels in Paris with swimming pools designed entirely by Philippe Starck
Entirely redesigned by the designer Philippe Starck, the Royal Monceau Palace combines the Parisian elegance of the 1940s with a poetic spirit of sensitive details. The hotel was once a meeting place for artists. In each of the rooms and suites, the décor is completed with pieces of art from the Royal Monceau’s private collection. Several common areas are dedicated to contemporary art: bookshop, private cinema and gallery.
In an ethereal white paradise, guests can relax around the indoor pool and the My Blend By Clarins Spa offering massages as well as body and facial treatments. A sensory experience for guests.
In the 16th arrondissement of Paris, another prestigious place contributes to the French art of living: the Brach hotel. “Brach is not a hotel in the strict sense of the word, it is a unique place to live and culture where poetic mysteries and fertile surprises feed the imagination,” in the words of Philippe Starck. “Sensual and rigorous, minimal and heterogeneous, it has a raw, modernist romanticism that is warmed by multicultural influences from Africa, Asia and South America. It is an unusual place that invites exploration and travel. A warm, graphic and elegant setting with the designer’s instantly recognisable signature.
The hotel has unique advantages: breathtaking views of the city, sometimes even the Eiffel Tower, several sports clubs, a rooftop vegetable garden and a sumptuous spa with exceptional beauty treatments and pools.
The Molitor and its summer pool, architectural emblems
Finally, a listed historical monument and a jewel of 1930s architecture, the Hotel Molitor is now one of the most famous establishments in Paris, famous for its luxury and its summer pool. The suites open directly onto the pool area; a blue pool surrounded by white railings, yellow facades and blue cabin doors: an Art Deco design par excellence. In this vibrant place, the French interior architect and designer Jean-Philippe Nuel has focused on the decoration of 117 rooms and seven suites. He wanted to design the hotel as a journey through time, from the 1930s to the present day.